This weekend, we didn’t watch Saturday Night Live because seriously, fuck that guy.
Continuing coverage from Karishma’s posts earlier in the week, let’s get right into what is happening in both Ferguson and with the larger #BlackLivesMatter movement. A lot has happened, to say the least.
Happy Friday, everyone! We’ve got an oddball assortment of stories I found interesting, plus some great new developments on the marriage equality front.
[Original publication date: Dec. 16, 2013] Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system.
This week’s Dispatches are not a size 000.
On Sunday morning, Japanese-American activist, social justice warrior, and champion of civil rights Yuri Kochiyama (93) died in her home in Berkeley, California, in her sleep while surrounded by family.
I don’t think I even need to describe the chaotic spectacle that happened last week when #CancelColbert started trending on Twitter. If you’re active on social media or you read blogs or maybe you watch The Colbert Report on a regular basis, then you might already be familiar with the unfortunate events that have been […]
Laverne Cox and Jacqueline Gares talk CeCe, transmisogyny, and the justice system.
Indian Country Today recently highlighted the central role of women in the recent anti-fracking protests by the Mi’kmaq First Nation in Canada. Amanda Polchies famously knelt down in front of a militarized blockade of police officers with nothing but an eagle feather between her and the officers. Amanda is but one of many Mi’kmaq women […]
[TRIGGER WARNING for discussion of sexual violence.] As you may have noticed, April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and like with a lot of other awareness months, the focus is a little too narrow. Awareness isn’t enough when it comes to sexual assault. In order for things to change, we have to give equal attention […]
[TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault, domestic violence, and bullying.] Being an activist is hard work even for the healthiest, most well-adjusted soul. Being a feminist activist is especially difficult given the number of threatening, misogynist messages we get on a daily basis from just about everywhere. But being a feminist activist with disabilities? Now that’s […]
Amidst all the “thinspiration” and “fitspiration” and links to tips on how to be a good wife to one’s husband, a burgeoning feminist community lurks in the depths of Pinterest”¦
It’s been a full month of featuring Kickstarter projects that get the Persphe-seal of approval, and I’m finding more projects every week. This week is another project that will serve the world at large, one petition signature at a time.
Free Pussy Riot! Sounds like a headline for a Craigslist ad, right? Not quite. It’s actually a call to action in support of a feminist, post-punk band from Russia, aptly named Pussy Riot. Referring to them as a “punk band” is kind of an understatement. They’re more of a political movement.
Back in the early days of dating my boyfriend, every once in a while he would turn on Fox News just for a laugh and to see what they’re saying. This usually ended up with me yelling at the TV then yelling at him to change the channel, then, and I’m not proud of this, […]