The National Council of Women of NZ launch...
The National Council of Women of NZ, in association with the White Ribbon Campaign, has launched a petition calling for Facebook to immediately remove pages which promote sexual and other violence against women. The petition is a response to Facebook’s decision to allow pages which promote violence against women. These pages include , ‘Punching pregnant women in the stomach,’ ‘You know...
Fuck Yeah, Gender Studies!: Today is apparently... →
fuckyeahgenderstudies: Oh yes. World Mental Health Awareness Day. But rather than make you aware of the (what i would consider elusive, vague and not-particularly-helpful) notion of “mental health”, i come offering you a little bit of humour! Granted, this wasn’t written to make anybody laugh, but, like many things from the early C17, it is not fit for the purpose it was intended. So, let’s...
Rape culture is telling girls and women to be careful about what you wear, how...– Melissa McEwan (via bigbeautifultomorrow)
70 Percent of Anti-LGBT Murder Victims Are People... →
notyourkinddear: shnelson46: “The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released its annual report on hate violence motivated by sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and HIV status last week. The report documents 27 anti-LGBT murders in 2010, which is the second highest annual total recorded since 1996. 70 percent of these 27 victims were people of color; 44 percent of...
I am not a woman trapped in a man’s body. This body is no man’s; it is mine, it...– little light, the seam of skin and scales (Taking Steps)
“I support you, but I think you’re making the wrong decision.” “I accept that...– (source)
PickleMeThis: Rant: "Just switch off" →
picklemethis: So, in my world of late “I just switch it off” is the new “you’re just looking for things to get upset about”. I’ve come up against some institutional sexism, homophobia and transphobia in the men around me, and when I point it out to them (I’m the only woman in this group) I get told “Oh, I…
THAT'S SO MAJESTIC: provocatoria: Top 5 Ways That... →
provocatoria: Top 5 Ways That White Women Continue to Discredit Women of Color laborreguita: 1) Say we are too “involved” or biased in regards to the subject, and claim that you are more “objective”. This is frequently done to silence people who are trying to tell their own story….