The Wellington Young Feminists

A social group of like-minded people who share information and hold events relevant to gender equity in New Zealand. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Open to all self-identified Wellington feminists (and supporters from elsewhere) who are interested in a feminist social club. Come and play, we're a fun bunch!

Jun 14
TW: Sexual violence, rape"Sexual violence doesn’t just mean rape. It can be anything from getting your arse grabbed at a party or bar, or being inappropriately filmed or photographed when you might have had too much to drink (or when you’re sober!). Check out our poster below – she’s definitely not OK with it. What would you do to help? #AreYouThatSome1"The Let’s Stop Sexual Violence Campaign launched this week- an NZ initiative to raise awareness about the signs of sexual violence, to encourage young people to share their strategies for  not letting this stuff slide anymore.I love this, I love approaching sexual violence from an ethical bystander point of view- a crucial part of changing our pervasive and damaging rape culture.Click thru to be taken to their facebook pagehttps://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/p720x720/10438978_466656830138580_6030065824973454170_n.jpg

TW: Sexual violence, rape


"Sexual violence doesn’t just mean rape. It can be anything from getting your arse grabbed at a party or bar, or being inappropriately filmed or photographed when you might have had too much to drink (or when you’re sober!). Check out our poster below – she’s definitely not OK with it. What would you do to help? #AreYouThatSome1"


The Let’s Stop Sexual Violence Campaign launched this week- an NZ initiative to raise awareness about the signs of sexual violence, to encourage young people to share their strategies for  not letting this stuff slide anymore.

I love this, I love approaching sexual violence from an ethical bystander point of view- a crucial part of changing our pervasive and damaging rape culture.

Click thru to be taken to their facebook page

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/p720x720/10438978_466656830138580_6030065824973454170_n.jpg


May 27

Tweets concerning UCSB shooting, misogyny, and masculinity by Imran Siddiquee, Director of Communications for The Representation Project, the organization behind Miss Represenation and the soon-to-be-released documentary The Mask You Live In

(via nerdpoet)


kierongillen:

bowtiemoustache:

#YesAllWomen

Oh man.

(via ericchangofficial)


May 26
“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” Margaret Atwood  (via softwaring)

(via koryminxxx)


When we come together to , we can help create a safer world for men and women, boys and girls.  (x)

(via chubby-bunnies)


TW, needless to say. This is powerful and depressing and so so important.

whatever-joey
:

#YesAllWomen is trending on Twitter right now.

This is very important. 

Right now, men just need to shut up, read these and learn. We HAVE to do better.

(via nerdpoet)


“We have been told for a long time that the best way to deal with this sort of harrassment and violence is to laugh it off. Women and girls and queer people have been told that online misogynists pose no real threat, even when they’re sharing intimate guides to how to destroy a woman’s self-esteem and force her into sexual submission. Well, now we have seen what the new ideology of misogyny looks like at its most extreme. We have seen incontrovertible evidence of real people being shot and killed in the name of that ideology, by a young man barely out of childhood himself who had been seduced into a disturbing cult of woman-hatred. Elliot Rodger was a victim - but not for the reasons he believed.” http://www.newstatesman.com/lifestyle/2014/05/lets-call-isla-vista-killings-what-they-were-misogynist-extremism

May 22
thisiseverydayracism:

owning-my-truth:

itsblitzomg:


"If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest."

- Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White).

Imporant message for all white people who say “well it’s not my fault that slavery happened!” while forgetting that they still benefit from that legacy tremendously to this day.

Important.

thisiseverydayracism:

owning-my-truth:

itsblitzomg:

"If your ancestors cut down all the trees, it’s not your fault, but you still don’t live in a forest."

- Pam Oliver, a professor in the UW-Madison sociology department, explaining the historical roots of racism in the United States to her undergraduate students (mostly middle-class and White).

Imporant message for all white people who say “well it’s not my fault that slavery happened!” while forgetting that they still benefit from that legacy tremendously to this day.

Important.

(via thelingerieaddict)


May 21
“Because women of colour experience racism in ways not always the same as those experienced by men of color and sexism in ways not always parallel to experiences of white women, antiracism and feminism are limited, even on their own terms… The failure of feminism to interrogate race means that the resistance strategies of feminism will often replicate and reinforce the subordination of people of colour, and the failure of antiracism to interrogate patriarchy means that antiracism will frequently reproduce the subordination of women” Kimberle Crenshaw in Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color (via pudica-girl)

(via pudica-girl-deactivated20140520)


May 20

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