feminism

#FF101 Call for Links: On Silencing Campaigns Against Feminists Online

#FF101 Call for Links: On Silencing Campaigns Against Feminists Online

Anything you have bookmarked over the last few years regarding this issue would be useful.

Feminism Friday: What can I do, right now today, to help stop sexual violence

Feminism Friday: What can I do, right now today, to help stop sexual violence

It is frustrating to live in a society where sexual violence is commonplace, and feel helpless to stop it. Many people are so disgusted and frightened for themselves and those they care about, that they do not have the patience to wait for our culture to right itself. It is from this frustration, impatience, and usually from a sincere worry for women’s safety, that people often will try to pass along rape prevention measures that may or may not be useful. [...]

Much of the safety advice that is given out is aimed at potential victims (quite often young women), that seems solid and constructive, but that largely ignores the social and societal context in which the violence happens, and also fails to take into consideration the practical realities of women’s lives.

Reader request: Feminism 101 book recommendations for teens?

Reader request: Feminism 101 book recommendations for teens?

It’d be great to find a book written with intersectionality in mind which contains info on slut-shaming, body positivity, abortion rights, internalised misogyny, etc., which is easy to understand and digest for young girls who aren’t educated about things like privilege and oppression and class, etc.

Cyberbullies 101: Part 1 – muffling their megaphones

Cyberbullies 101: Part 1 – muffling their megaphones

The Internet may provide the virtual megaphones for the cyberbullies, but it also provides anybody who wants them with megaphone-mufflers: there are virtual equivalents of answering machines, mail-sorters, personal assistants, roving security guards, butlers, valets, maids, bottlewashers and most importantly, garbage trucks.

Signal Boosting: spruik your social justice events in July-August

Events posted so far: SlutWalks continue around the globe – check out the SlutWalk Toronto website which is keeping tabs on the Satellite Slutwalks. This post is open to any social justice activist to spruik any upcoming event/activism outreach: protests, vigils, petitions, fundraisers, film nights, book launches, festivals etc. Guidelines: 1. Please include links to […]

Signal Boosting: spruik your social justice events in June-July

This post is open to any social justice activist to spruik any upcoming event/activism outreach: protests, vigils, petitions, fundraisers, film nights, book launches, festivals etc. This June spruiking post is brought to you by the recently published novel Last Chance Cafe by Liz Byrski:

Signal Boosting: spruik your social justice events in May

This post is open to any social justice activist to spruik any upcoming event/activism outreach: protests, vigils, petitions, fundraisers, film nights, book launches, festivals etc. There are Guidelines. This May spruiking post is brought to you by the recently published anthology Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism, edited by Jessica Yee.

Call for submissions: sexual violence survivor stories/poetry/artwork etc

Soulspeakout.org was born out of the need for a safe space for survivors to tell their stories. We hope that you are able to use it as a safe space to reach out to other survivors or just have your voice heard.

Quicklink: Derailing for Dummies has been updated

FYI: I have been alerted by the author that Derailing For Dummies (D4D) has five new entries: I’ve also updated the mirror of D4D here at FF101 to reflect these changes.

Changes

I’m about to update the template to something that is more accessible to more readers. Bear with us if a few things look wonky until the adjustment has been fully sorted out.

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