Sex education has the ability to give people of all genders and sexualities control of their bodies, and show them when their autonomy is being violated.
Speakers at the symposium discussed the likely future of state climate policy under Trump and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt.
“The majority of my life I had to fight tooth and nail with my dad to say ‘Hey, shoulders aren’t sexual. I should be allowed to wear tank tops in 80 degree heat,’” Suthar said. “Now I don’t owe anyone an explanation and there’s no one stopping me.”
Dey’s contributions to feminism, whether by her daily actions or her professional work, advance the scope of the movement for all people by seeking to give them agency through education and awareness.
“Feminism is about accepting and acknowledging difference in people not in an attempt for equality but for equity. Equality looks different to different people, and I think instead of trying to be equal, we can actually recognize, talk through, and embrace our differences.”
“Since becoming a producer for HOOLIGAN, it has been a prominent goal of mine to create more spaces where us minorities can succeed, simply by choosing more shows that centered around a minority group or had an ambiguous storyline that didn’t require a white person as the lead.”
TEDxUCLA facilitates a space of diverse knowledge production where speakers, coordinators, and audience members are able to come together and collaborate in the interest of promoting a positive learning environment, and spreading the love of learning that so many of us have lost.
“Realizing that classes and teachers fail to see intersectionality as a valid form of feminism helped me realize it was my job to educate myself on those issues and to preach those to people who are misinformed or are too ignorant to realize that there is more than white feminism out there.”
You don’t have to choose between making money and saving the world.
On May 19, the Lavender Health Alliance will hold a blood drive in conjunction with their petition against MSM deferral as part of their campaign against this discriminatory FDA regulation against the LGBTQ+ community.