“I think feminism is the right for all of us to have access to health care, education, living wages, and the right to feel safe. It is about dignity, security, and [living] without fear.”
The Los Angeles based band Bleached aims to put an end to to the incessant ‘girl band’ rhetoric that defers attention away from the artistic goals of women artists on their new EP, “Can You Deal?”
With the low percentages of marginalized groups in STEM fields, both at UCLA and throughout the United States, it is important to discuss the personal experiences that may be fueling those numbers. Discussing the different situations that people of different social identities face is the first step in taking action for tangible change.
“Feminism is the opportunity for everyone to achieve what they want out of life.”
“There are efforts to pretty much eradicate our experience. We cannot be complacent, we cannot wait for things to happen.”
Crenshaw’s great theoretical contribution, that of intersectionality, is a call to action at every moment. In light of the Trump regime’s past few weeks in office, we must once again revisit intersectionality to make sure our political activism does not replicate harm against marginalized peoples but rather positions the most vulnerable at the forefront of our fighting and protest.
This satirical piece addresses the issue of minor female characters in television series being written as one-dimensional, simplistic, and disposable.
“My working definition of feminism is working to empower women, and working to empower women also means empowering everybody.”
This play exemplifies the idea that being a woman is to first and foremost be a human being, and that experiences (not just genitalia) largely shape perceptions of what it means to be one.
Look to Our Elders, Listen to the Youth: Important Conversations at the Intergenerational Activism Conference
“Your battle is my battle. Till we recognize that, we’re going to have a real problem.”