Tag Archives: Violence Against Women

The Feministing Five: Lisa Factora-Borchers

TweetAs a recovering literature major, literary-based-activism will always jolt my feminist heart to skip a beat. Which is why I was   so thrilled to speak with Lisa Factora-Bochers, a rad Filipina American writer, facilitator, and activist, and to discuss her new recently published anthology, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence.  Especially within the current context of [...]
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White House launches a new task force to end rape on campus

Tweet Wednesday, the White House Counsel on Women and Girls and the Office of the Vice President released a report and launched a new initiative to end rape on college campuses. Due in no small part to the hard work of campus activists, like our own Alexandra and Wagatwe, the president says his administration is focused [...]
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It’s time for black men to stop building culture around the destruction of black women

Tweet Yesterday, I watched my friends Marc Lamont Hill and Brittney Cooper do this HuffPost Live segment entitled “Do ‘Hood Sites’ Normalize Black Stereotypes?” The conversation was mostly about the infamous WorldStarHipHop.com and their penchant for posting videos of black youth engaged in violence toward one another. These videos generate thousands upon thousands of hits, are [...]
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Latinas Feministas: Lorena Cabnal

Tweet Continuing our series of posts on Latina feminist resources and activists, today we’re featuring an interview with Lorena Cabnal. Lorena is an indigenous Xinka woman living in Guatemala. She is a self described community feminist, and the co-founder of the Association of Indigenous Women of Santa María Xalapán. She recently returned from a speaking tour with [...]
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Quick hit: When intimate partner violence and anti-choice violence collide

TweetWhen a Washington State abortion clinic received a bomb threat earlier this year, they figured it was anti-choice violence, trying to shut the clinic down to stop people from having abortions. In fact, it was one man trying to stop one woman – his partner – from having an abortion. It was intimate partner violence [...]
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