BY Carmen Rios in Feminizzle on May 19, 2010 |
Emily May of New York City started Hollaback! NYC in 2005 in an effort to combat street harassment. An incredibly underreported, justified, and accepted form of discrimination against women and LGBTQ people, street harassment occurs on public transportation, in crowded areas, and close to home for most folks in urban areas.
What started as a tool of instant justice: May had New Yorkers photograph and submit blog posts about their harassers, has grown into a ... Read More
BY Carmen Rios in Feminizzle on Feb 14, 2010 |
My Valentine's Day experience is pretty similar year-to- year.
(This is to say that I've spent every Valentine's Day trying to get over the fact that it's Valentine's Day.)
I've always struggled not to be overly cynical of the entire day; being a feminist has often made accepting cultural messages about sexuality and relationships difficult. Since most of my activism has been directed at changing that landscape, I am glad to be taking steps toward doing that this ... Read More