On Tuesday women began using the hashtag #WhenIWas on Twitter to share their experiences with childhood sexual harassment.
If you are able to observe fear in people, such that everyday activities like walking down the street are considered dangerous, it is likely that you are living in a rape culture.
Sex is about feeling good, but should also be about making your partner(s) feel good. For that to happen, there is a certain amount of body language and cue reading that you have to do.
Making the effort to learn about and recognize microaggressions for what they are when they occur is a crucial first step both in learning how to stop perpetuating them and also learning how to cope with them.
Every woman, regardless of whether she was aware of it, has likely felt the self-hatred that comes with being female in a male dominated society.
What white people claiming colorblindness don’t seem to realize is that their claim is ignorant and dangerous, and just as racist as the people they’re trying to distance themselves from.
In every crack of the internet and in any vaguely political conversation, there seems to be a certain type of person lurking, waiting to find the right moment to interrupt growing social awareness with all-inclusive, but essentially undermining, comments.
Why is it that every time a woman looks at herself or just takes a picture or dresses in a feminine way does that have to be a response to men or the male gaze?…It almost seems like our interest with the male gaze is giving it more power than it actually has or needs to have.
“Feminist” is less an adjective and more an identity, and the people who self-identify as feminists are diverse, and all have different interpretations of a common idea: gender equality.
The recent court ruling that Kesha may not be let out of a six album contract with her producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke under Sony Records is a chilling reminder, not only of the coldness and misogyny of the music industry, but of the enduring reign of rape culture.