lavenderlabia: desliz: Let me tell you some things. I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world. First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving...
Transgender Reforms Announced for NYPD Patrol...
projectqueer: Transgender Reforms Announced for NYPD Patrol Guide Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and advocates announced changes to the NYPD patrol guide intended to improve the way officers interact with transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers. The changes were announced Tuesday afternoon during the annual City Council Pride celebration at...
Feminist activists reported to have been kidnapped... →
Gang of men in Donetsk alleged to have abducted three women from Femen group before Euro 2012 match in the city
Vagina, Vagina, Vagina by Jessica Valenti →
feministisnotadirtyword: Yesterday, Michigan Representative Lisa Brown was banned from speaking after having the audacity to use the word “vagina” in a debate over an anti-abortion bill. Apparently, it’s not enough that Republicans have made it a political priority to roll back women’s reproductive rights—they also want to ensure that we remain silent as they do it. Representative Mike Callton,...
Patriarchy hurts (people perceived as) men too
kiriamaya: [trigger warning: violence (including sexualized violence), rape] I mean, sure, you’ve heard it before: although patriarchy puts men in power, it also constricts them, coerces them to hide their true selves and do things they otherwise wouldn’t want to do. It also defines “men” in a very specific way that both includes some who are not men, and excludes some who are. I think that, in...
messedupmasterpiece: “One thing I am going to do differently as a parent is go easy on the “save sex for someone special” rhetoric with my kids – both with my daughter and my son. I noticed some unintended consequences happened among my friends and I when we were growing up with this. The “save yourself for when you really love someone” thing comes from a good place – being nice to yourself and...