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    “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” at Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival | The Sag Harbor Express →

    If you live in the area, you should check out this awesome event featuring Gini Booth, executive director of Literacy Suffolk and radio/TV host for PBS and CBS affiliates; Wini Freund, former board president of the Women’s Fund of Long Island; Deborah Kooperstein, attorney and Southampton Town Justice; and Betty Schlein, past president of the Long Island National Organization of Women.

    — 35 minutes ago with 2 notes
    #anita hill  #freida lee mock  #feminism  #2014FPgala 
    transstudent:

FUNDRAISING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANS STUDENTS
We are hosting a first-of-a-kind scholarship opportunity for transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender diverse students! Scholarships will be between $500 and $2,000 depending on donations. We will be offering at least three scholarships focusing on trans youth activism. You can learn more about the scholarships here.

    transstudent:

    FUNDRAISING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TRANS STUDENTS

    We are hosting a first-of-a-kind scholarship opportunity for transgender, gender nonconforming, and gender diverse students!

    Scholarships will be between $500 and $2,000 depending on donations. We will be offering at least three scholarships focusing on trans youth activism. You can learn more about the scholarships here.

    (via outforhealth)

    — 13 hours ago with 975 notes
    #trans  #trans students  #scholarships  #signal boost 
    oursunshineandmoonlight asked: I'm a women's studies minor. I will have a graduate certificate in women's studies 6 mos after I graduate from college. How can I get involved with internships? I'm applying all over, because my social work degree requires a semester long internship.


    Answer:

    Hi! If you look at our internship page you can get more info about interning at Feminist Press (it also has a link to the official internship page on our website). The deadline for applying for the Spring semester is Nov 1st!

    http://thefeministpress.tumblr.com/internships

    — 13 hours ago with 4 notes
    Book Giveaway!!!

    thefeministpress:

    Bridgett M. Davis’ new novel Into the Go-Slow just came out last week.

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    We’re giving away a copy for FREE to one of our fabulous followers to celebrate! So if you like BOOKS and/or COOL FREE STUFF, maybe you want to reblog this post!

    Some ground rules, folks:

    -One reblog per user per day

    -Only reblogs prior to Monday 9/22 at noon will be counted

    -We’ll notify the winner by Tuesday 9/23 at noon

    -You don’t have to follow us to win, but if you DO follow us you’ll get to hear about more book giveaways in the future and other fantastic feminist books we’re releasing!

    So yeah, just reblog this post and we’ll ship the book to one lucky winner! You’ve got nothing to lose and a great book to win!

    — 15 hours ago with 15 notes
    #giveaway  #free books  #black writers  #travel  #family  #into the go-slow  #bridgett m. davis 
    Fall Interns!

    Hey feminist readers!

    In case you hadn’t noticed, this tumblr is being run by a new batch of interns now. Get to know a bit about us at our contributors page, and look forward to upcoming Intern Icebreakers posts to learn more about us!

    Feel free to ask us any questions- about life, feminism, books, writing, politics, nuclear physics…not promising we’ll have all the answers but we’re always happy to hear from you!

    — 17 hours ago with 4 notes
    #fp interns  #internships  #feminism  #feminist press 
    "

    Every woman knows the word slut has power. Whether you love it or hate it, the word “slut” is an evocation of a gender double standard used to control women and no woman alive hasn’t thought about what it means to be labeled in this way. In some cultures, where honor killings take place, it is a matter of life or death.

    If you’re a “good” woman, don’t kid yourself. It means you’ve spent your life and will continue to spend your life calibrating your appearance, speech and behaviour so that you are not a slut. By not acknowledging how the word is used you are embracing its power over you and other girls and women. And you will pass that corrupt and misguided abuse of power on to your daughters and mine. That’s because you know, deep down, that at any point that word can be used against you. Every woman is a slut waiting to happen. Women who abhor the word, find it vulgar, and fear it, the ones who slut-shame others, gain a little bit of power by participating in a system that denigrates them.

    Other women, and their male allies, reject the power of the word and the social structures that perpetuate its harm. These women and men know it for what it is - a word used to control women and their bodies, and it is useless as a weapon against them.

    "
    — 18 hours ago with 500 notes
    #slut  #language  #double standards  #sexuality 

    The Selfie (x)

    Last day of SelfieSummer! Show us your radical self-love and potentially win a free book!

    (Source: anklbitrs, via ryeisenberg)

    — 20 hours ago with 70483 notes
    #selfiesummer  #selfies  #self-love  #body positivity  #feminism  #feminist press 
    
She’s A Future Icon: What doesn’t stop her, damn sure won’t kill her.
MADAME OLIVIA-JORDYN

Nice pic!

    She’s A Future Icon: What doesn’t stop her, damn sure won’t kill her.

    MADAME OLIVIA-JORDYN

    Nice pic!

    — 22 hours ago with 5 notes
    #fp books  #fp authors  #fp  #feminist press  #the feminist press  #review  #book review  #books  #submission 
    About Africa | Brooklyn Book Festival →

    I know where the Fem Press interns will be gathered this weekend!

    — 1 day ago with 3 notes
    #books  #brooklyn  #free  #IntoTheGoSlow  #BKBF14 
    "

    The conversation is getting broader, deeper, and more diverse every year. And a good deal of the credit for this goes to… the Internet, of course! Young people, no matter who they are or where they live, can simply follow a link to a story at Jezebel or Clutch or Feministing or Crunk Feminist Collective, and maybe that story is about Beyoncé, or about a protest over a transgender student being stripped of the title of Homecoming King, or about abortion restrictions in their state, and they find themselves immersed in media that applies a gendered lens to the world they live in.


    And because the media has become more participatory, they can enter the exchanges themselves. The result is raucous tussling over what feminism means in a contemporary context. Sure, sometimes it’s a maddening mash-up of activism and journalism, quick-tempered 140-character exchanges, and more huffing and puffing than action. But cacophony is endemic to social movements, and can be productive.

    "
    — 1 day ago with 77 notes
    #feminism  #rebecca traister  #judith shulevitz  #new media  #millenials  #cacophony is endemic to social movements and can be productive 
    We Shouldn’t Have to Worry About Our Mental Health & Safety Every Time We Go Outside

    feminspire:

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    Trigger warning for sexual harassment. 

    As a young woman in the 21st century, street harassment is a regular part of my life. On any given day, I can expect to be catcalled, touched by strangers, and even asked if I’m “looking for a good time.” I live in a very urban area, meaning that it’s almost impossible for me to walk anywhere without being seen by at least one guy looking to objectify whatever woman comes his way. I have been conditioned to be on constant alert from the time I leave my apartment to when I arrive at my desired destination. Though I know that most men aren’t out to get me, when walking anywhere alone, I view every man as a potential threat. It’s not that I don’t like men, because I most certainly do. It’s just that my experience as a woman has taught me that at some point I’m going to be sexually harassed, and I need to be ready for it when it comes.

    Read more on Feminspire

    — 1 day ago with 94 notes
    #sexual harassment  #cat calling  #sexism  #mental health 
    MTV's "Faking It" will feature an intersex character →

    gaywrites:

    Faking It, the MTV show about two girls whose classmates think they’re a couple, is breaking ground next season by featuring an intersex character.

    In the show’s first season, the character Lauren, played by Bailey De Young, raises some questions for the “mysterious pills” she’s seen taking. Next season, it will be announced that she is taking hormones because she’s intersex.

    "Part of the overall theme of Faking It is how hard it is to be your authentic self and how important it is to strive to do that," Covington told The Hollywood Reporter. “What I love about Lauren’s journey is that it’s so relatable. When it comes down to it she wonders: Will people know the real her or will they reject her? That’s something that everybody feels at some point. We all have worries that if we show someone else what’s going on inside that we’ll get rejected.”

    This show is turning out to be a lot cooler than we originally thought (in some ways, at least). Have you seen it? What do you think?

    — 1 day ago with 330 notes
    #representation  #media  #intersex  #television  #fingers crossed for good representation!  #i don't think there's been much intersex portrayal on tv since freaks and geeks  #and that was...  #not the /best/ representation 
    One Whole (Cheese)Cake for Yamberlie! #feministpress #birthdaygirl #officelife

    One Whole (Cheese)Cake for Yamberlie! #feministpress #birthdaygirl #officelife

    — 1 day ago with 4 notes
    #feministpress  #officelife  #birthdaygirl 

    centerofrestorativeexercise:

    Free for download Disability Etiquette

    A great resource for businesses, schools, organizations, staff training and disability awareness programs. You don’t have to feel awkward when interacting with, or when you meet, a person who has a disability. This booklet provides tips for you to follow that will help create positive interactions and raise everyone’s comfort levels.

    (via academiqueer)

    — 1 day ago with 2889 notes
    #disability  #advice 
    Book Giveaway!!!

    Bridgett M. Davis’ new novel Into the Go-Slow just came out last week.

    image

    We’re giving away a copy for FREE to one of our fabulous followers to celebrate! So if you like BOOKS and/or COOL FREE STUFF, maybe you want to reblog this post!

    Some ground rules, folks:

    -One reblog per user per day

    -Only reblogs prior to Monday 9/22 at noon will be counted

    -We’ll notify the winner by Tuesday 9/23 at noon

    -You don’t have to follow us to win, but if you DO follow us you’ll get to hear about more book giveaways in the future and other fantastic feminist books we’re releasing!

    So yeah, just reblog this post and we’ll ship the book to one lucky winner! You’ve got nothing to lose and a great book to win!

    — 1 day ago with 15 notes
    #giveaway  #free  #contest  #free books  #detroit  #black writers  #feminism  #feminist press  #into the go-slow  #bridgett m. davis