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Feminism

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, But That Isn’t Enough

[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 […]

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News

Examining the Effect of KONY 2012

Unless you were completely off the grid last week, you probably saw either Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video, the backlash against it, or both. While there’s a wealth of critical analysis of whether the KONY 2012 campaign is actually doing any good, there’s no doubt that it got people’s attention. So let’s examine the good, […]

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Ladyguides

How To Be An Ally When It’s Not Spirit Day

Hello, I’m Selena and I’m straight.   I know the world looks different to people who aren’t, and I can’t begin to understand.  I can listen, I can be aware of my own words and actions and I can try to be an ally.   It’s easy to be an ally today with a few clicks and […]

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Crossposts

Crosspost: Do These Bars Make Me Look Fat?

Our friend RedLightPolitics had another great post this week, this time calling a silly foul on activism-by-stunt, and I thought it was appropriate to share now, especially after everyone was leaving their purses all over facebook for breast cancer.  For more delightful knowledge from RedLightPolitics, check out the following post in it’s original context and […]