today at 13:00.
At 14 years old: "Take care of people, even when you don't know how."
8 Lessons That Show How Emotional Labor Defines Women's Lives
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yesterday at 23:00.
It's Celebrate Sunday - feminist style!
What's one way in which you've seen yourself grow this week?
Share your answer in the comments!
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yesterday at 23:33
I've learned about a lot of the struggles trans people have, most of which I didn't even realize were an issue. I have always accepted them but I was ignorant of the problems they face until now.
yesterday at 23:47
Recognizing some challenging aspects of myself (being selfish) and positively acknowledging them and excited to work on dismantling those types of behaviors to be the amazing person I know I am.
yesterday at 23:34
I'm educating myself about racism and the history of racism in our country.
yesterday at 21:00.
Trump is trying to roll back trans rights, and we're not going to stand for it. (via The Establishment)
To Trans Young People: You Are Beautiful And Perfect Just As You Are
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yesterday at 21:50
Trump can't stop the growing waters of cultural opinion. We will outlive his presidency as will our ideals.
yesterday at 19:00.
One terrifying police encounter changed their "colorblind" views forever.
This White Mom and Black Son Never Talked About Race – Until This Horrific Traffic Stop
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yesterday at 21:27
Mobile version of the site keeps throwing me to a "Facebook" page saying I've won a prize. Please look into this.
yesterday at 19:56
So... can we talk about how police forces are full of militarized racists? Can we talk about higher hiring standards, better training, and charging police officers who shoot people?
I feel like this is a long overdue discussion in our society...
yesterday at 21:18
I'm as white as they come, and so is my dad. But we are french and he works outdoors, so gets quite tan in the summer. People sometimes mistake him for metis. When I was 7 we went on a road trip to the US. The border patrol saw a native man trying to bring two white girls across the border and decided he was lying about being our father. They tore our car apart, separated us, and kept asking my sister and I if we were okay and other mortifying questions. It was scary.
yesterday at 17:00.
Tip #5: "Don't feel like you have to buy what they’re selling."
7 Tips for Breastfeeding Success That No One Tells You About
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yesterday at 18:18
I don't think breast is best. I think fed is best
yesterday at 17:14
Thank you so much for acknowledging that sometimes formula is necessary. My eldest is 4 years and youngest almost 15 weeks. With both I have not been able to produce the volume of milk they need so they have had formula as well. It took me a long time with my first to come round to not feeling like I was failing her when realistically I was just trying to not starve her!
yesterday at 18:36
As a breastfeeding mum (I have a 5 week-old son), this really resonates with me.
I love the illustrations too.
yesterday at 15:00.
Feeling behind on conversations about standing up for trans rights? This will help you catch up.
Transgender 101: A Guide to Gender and Identity to Help You Keep Up with the Conversation - Everyday Feminism
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yesterday at 15:14
A very good article, thank you
yesterday at 21:50
Hey Graeme :) just wondering if you think this is a good article to share with some of my friends and family? I have been explaining what I know and hoped to give them some further reading. Wanted to check the accuracy with you first. Thanks lovely xxxx
yesterday at 21:49
I'm beginning to think that maybe it would be best to get rid of gender all together so that no one can judge who or what others are.
yesterday at 01:00.
Hey there, community!
What specific issues would you like us to cover relating to trans rights?
Let us know in the comments!
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yesterday at 17:05
The violence and murder rate for trans women of color, and how such a dire issue is generally overlooked by bigger LGBT orgs in favor of things like gay marriage
Amanda Lee Harrington
today at 04:09
What things can I, as a busy, heterosexual, cisgender white lady do?
yesterday at 22:41
How about a Trans 101 refresher course, including terminlogy? Too often, even allies use terms and disperse information that are not only incorrect, but downright hurtful.
02/25/2017 at 23:00.
Do you know why Trump's anti-trans actions are so horrifying? (via Upworthy)
Janet Mock lays out why protecting trans students is about so much more than bathrooms.
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02/25/2017 at 21:00.
Ever had to deal with that "there are bigger problems in the world" line?
What Everyone Needs to Know About Teenagers and Mental Health
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02/25/2017 at 21:03
I ignored depression for 4 years because I was just "making excuses" and should "focus on school"
02/25/2017 at 21:37
Or that it's "a self-induced personal problem".
I'm sorry, asshole history teacher, but I had no idea that my having Major Depression and cPTSD since childhood was all self-induced.
yesterday at 00:26
Yeah, sometimes those "bigger problems in the world" can *exacerbate" someone's mental illness.
02/25/2017 at 19:00.
Let's keep 'em coming - donate to Trans Lifeline! (via Teen Vogue)
Trans Lifeline Just Got So Many Donations Its Website CRASHED
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02/25/2017 at 20:18
I love this, but I also wish we lived in a world where this wasn't needed.
02/25/2017 at 20:54
I'm happy that we're becoming closer as a community and helping people that need it more than us but This isn't not okay. This is not how it should be. My heart is heavy for all of these people, nobody deserves to live in fear simply because of who you are, your gender identity, your religion, the colour of your skin...it's not okay
yesterday at 00:46
Just donated. Standing with all trans people ❤
02/25/2017 at 17:00.
Do you know about the “citation gap” or the “baby penalty” that women experience in higher education?
Here’s What Sexism in Higher Ed Looks Like – And Why It’s a Problem
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02/25/2017 at 17:19
If anyone is in the UK here, Prof. Helen Gleeson OBE is giving a talk on being a woman in science at the University of Leeds. No doubt she'll have some quite poignant insights into this topic
[ Leeds.ac.uk Link ]
02/25/2017 at 19:15
My professor sometimes asked prospective female students whether they intended to get pregnant during grad school because he noticed, "Women tend to not finish once they've started when they get pregnant." And, yeah, he considered himself a feminist since, "He was just being honest and looking out for their best interest."
02/25/2017 at 18:37
I graduated from university a couple of years ago, but I still fear speaking about some of the things I experienced there due to the potential of retaliation. Some have a reach that extends into the workforce...
02/25/2017 at 15:00.
We have to keep the big picture in mind when it comes to ending rape culture.
4 Reasons We Can’t End Rape Culture Simply By Incarcerating Rapists
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02/25/2017 at 16:51
True, a lot more must be done to end rape culture.
But as a survivor, I still want rapists kept out of society at large until we have good reason to believe they are reformed.
yesterday at 08:23
Has there been a run on incarcerations of rapists lately? Cuz it is a super underreported crime, and a minuscule fraction of those rapists who do come to the attention of police ever see a *single* day in jail. So cry me a river. Rape victims/survivors aren't the ones fueling the prison industrial complex.
yesterday at 04:09
Yes! This is why Know Your IX has been working to fight mandatory police referral bills that would require schools to report all cases of sexual violence to the police. This would lower already low rates of victims reporting, limiting survivors' access to accommodations required by Title IX.
02/24/2017 at 21:01.
YES, this is how you do it!
7 Crucial Ways My Nondisabled Friends Get It Right
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02/25/2017 at 18:32
I didn't really understand everything in this post because I don't know what cis means and so on. If somebody could explain that would be great.
But I love it when somebody can highlight positive things in a world where we are often so overwhelmed with all the negative things that happen. I think it's important. Encouragement of positive behaviour and mindset like the belief that we are all equal in worth, I think has better effect than discouraging negative behaviour. But of course we need that too.
02/24/2017 at 21:41
You're lucky to have such good friends. Not many people in my life get it.
02/25/2017 at 20:14
Carrie Wade I love seeing your work repubbed here!
02/24/2017 at 19:00.
This is so sad. (via Upworthy)
These last moments of the Standing Rock protest will break your heart.
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Brittany Chesnut Miakoda
02/24/2017 at 21:09
The resistance is not over! They have moved camps but they will not stop fighting!
02/24/2017 at 19:24
The goofy ads between pics seemed really disrespectful
The yoga of parenting
02/24/2017 at 20:34
All we can do now is spread the beautiful seeds, as all fires do, by protecting water, air and each other with courage and persistence. What an inspiration.
02/24/2017 at 17:02.
Have you noticed the trend of pinkifying STEM toys for girls?
4 Reasons Why Making STEM Pink to Get Girls Interested Is Absurd
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02/24/2017 at 22:17
Does this apply to pink sex toys, as well?
02/24/2017 at 18:08
Girls don't need pinkified stuff anymore than I need a pink handled hammer. If you want to make things friendlier for girls you need to start accepting girls into programs as a normal part of the program not as an exception.
02/24/2017 at 17:34
I think making things pink "for girls" and blue "for boys" is problematic. However I see nothing wrong with offering pink and decorated stuff to children to peak children's interest. Take away the "for girls" part and I think visually stimulating children's activities and toys is awesome. I think colors, including pink, are fabulous.
02/24/2017 at 15:00.
Even if you want to support a march, but you can't attend, you can try #5.
5 Ways You Can Be an Activist Without Hitting the Streets
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yesterday at 14:06
This needs to be matched with actual efforts on the part of organizers to improve accessibility at their events. Sure, not everyone can be accommodated or included and other kinds of activism are just as important, but organizers can and should be doing better.
02/24/2017 at 15:50
I'm not a phone person and found the Countable app. You make an account with Facebook or email, put in your address once, and you're connected to your representatives. You can choose which issues are most important to you, and they will show up in your news feed. You click on the story, click yay or nay and you can leave a comment or not on why, and it's sent to your representative/s.
02/24/2017 at 19:36
Something you can do if you aren't able to attend marches is offer childcare to people who are attending.
02/24/2017 at 13:00.
The Trump administration is rolling back trans rights - here's why safe bathroom access is crucial.
Unpacking the Public Bathroom Debate for Cis People: Why Bathroom Access Needs to Be Safe for People of All Genders
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Davi Mondt Lowman
02/25/2017 at 17:50
ITS NOT ABOUT BATHROOMS. JUST LIKE IT WAS NOT ABOUT DRINKING FOUNTAINS.
Eric A Cortright
02/24/2017 at 13:17
They should separate bathrooms depending on whether you plan on being loud or quiet, or plan on making a big smelly movement or not. That way, you can have a sense of what you're getting into.
02/24/2017 at 13:26
it's really only an issue of urinals that even seperates bathrooms. eliminate urinals, make stalls more private and remove gendering. public restrooms are for bodily functions not playing around. the big problem is that legislators are tapping their feet under stalls and pervert dudes are putting cams in toilets and they just assume everyone else is a perv too yet trans individuals are 99% more likely to be the victim of some freaks spying or whatev than to be the perpetrator.
02/23/2017 at 23:00.
We SURE know how this goes! (via The Establishment)
When A Woman Deletes A Man’s Comment Online
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02/24/2017 at 00:44
I love this piece to bits and can relate to some extent, so thanks to the author. One tiny suggestion is that the ableist phrasing 'he threw a fit' be amended.
02/23/2017 at 23:56
YES! So much this.
There is a mistaken tendency to conflate debate with logic itself, and to assume that a rejection of debate (even the same tired one, over and over) is the same thing as a rejection of reason.
It's not. Debate has a place.
And that is not every place.
02/24/2017 at 01:47
I had to disable comments on my blog because men kept sending rape/death threats. Later one of them messaged me saying "Sorry you're so closed minded as to censor my free speech". Freedom of speech doesn't give you the right to threaten people, dude. Bye.
02/23/2017 at 19:00.
How many have you come across in your feed lately?
5 Coded Phrases People Post on Facebook to Excuse Their Racism
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02/24/2017 at 04:54
Thanks for a really informative piece. I'm sorry to say that I recognized myself at one point. I can work on that and also feel more able to counter things that I hear from others.
02/24/2017 at 05:10
When someone begins a sentence saying, "I'm not racist, but.....", that usually means they're about to say something racist.
02/23/2017 at 19:24
Good article, except in point number 2 americans who are arrested are branded as illegal. They just call them felons, they still take your rights away.
02/23/2017 at 17:00.
Men are hornier, women are more emotional - WAIT. Not according to these facts.
3 Reasons to Doubt the Most Widely Believed Biology-Based Gender Myths
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02/23/2017 at 17:36
To add to #3, there's also the idea that men are visually attracted while women are not, which leads to apologia for objectification and catcalling and silences women when they wish to express their own desires. It's also harmful for men because it perpetuates the idea that straight women or women who are otherwise attracted to men still couldn't possibly find men and their bodies visually pleasing, like we're all just putting up with how men look, never actually enjoying it.
02/23/2017 at 17:56
I recommend the book "Delusions of Gender" by Cordelia Fine. She delves into a plethora of scientific studies on presumed gender differences in brain anatomy and function, sex hormones, chromosomes, etc.
02/23/2017 at 19:04
"... in reality men can be biologically female and women can be biologically male."
False. A person is their (a)gender. Period. This statement equating bodies with gender is the same tired crap that I keep hearing from ignorant cis people. It's transphobic, dangerous, and frankly as someone who follows most EF articles, I expected way better. The article does not even make a single mention of non-binary people.
Please fix this.