BY Intern Lilly in General on Aug 23, 2012 |
Women Against Rape, an organization founded in 1976 to provide legal and emotional support to victims of sexual assault, spoke out against the extradition of Julian Assange in The Guardian.
“Whether or not Assange is guilty of sexual violence, we do not believe that is why he is being pursued,” they write. “Once again women's fury and frustration at the prevalence of rape and other violence, is being used by politicians to advance their own ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly in Eat Me on Aug 23, 2012 |
In a piece for xoJane.com, Lesley Kinzel argues that the outrage over blogs that promote anorexia – i.e. the efforts by Pinterest and Tumblr to take down “pro-ana” or “thinspiration” pages -- is actually making things worse.
Shame, Kinzel points out, is a driving force behind eating disorders. So shaming anorexics by rushing at their blogs with flaming torches and scarlet “A”s may only encourage them to retreat further ... Read More
BY Intern Lilly in Feminizzle on Aug 23, 2012 |
A blogger named Clarissa is pissed off about Pussy Riot. But not about the censorship that resulted in their public arrest and conviction: no, she’s pissed because they’re not the right kind of feminists.
“I would have been bugged by their actions no matter what, but it especially pains me that they have chosen to call themselves feminists,” Clarissa writes in a post titled “Do Ukraine and Russia Need Feminism?”
According ... Read More
BY Intern Stephanie in General on Aug 23, 2012 |
Fifty Percent. 50%. Half.
I hope it’s not news that women comprise fifty percent of our country- and of course our world’s- population. This very simple fact, one should hope, would translate into the equal distribution of power. However, this is not the case and I find it ceaselessly perplexing. The government remains an elite and exclusive club inundated with (white) men. Why are women a minority, when we are ... Read More
BY Intern Scarlet in Feminizzle on Aug 23, 2012 |
We’ve heard a lot about Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in the news lately. And for good reason, there's an election coming up (real) soon. Reading the strong opinions thrown around the Internet, you’d think that most people would be all set to head to the polls. However, this is not the case. Many who participate in democracy online, are not doing it in real life. A staggering amount of US citizens in the 18-29 demographic are still not ... Read More