Why do girls want labiaplasty? They’re told to hate every inch of themselves By Jessica Valenti Despite all the feminist progress we’ve made, women and girls are still subject to mixed messages about how their bodies must be perfect It would almost be easier if there were a specific moment that sparks self-loathing in a young girl. A particularly nasty comment made, maybe. Or an...read more
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Rape, rape culture and the problem of patriarchy by Robert Jensen By the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, two key questions were on the table for those who not only are aware of rape but would like to end men’s violence against women. First, do we live in a rape culture, or is rape perpetrated by a relatively small number of predatory men? Second, is rape a clearly definable crime, or...read more
WATCH THE FILM ABOUT THE FILM ONE BILLION RISING [9 minutes, 10 seconds] is directed by Eve Ensler and Tony Stroebel, with activists in 207 countries, and is produced by Eve and V-Day. SHARE The One Billion Rising short film is the perfect tool to gain momentum and galvanize your communities to RISE, RELEASE and DANCE on 14 February! SHARE your thoughts about the film, take photos at your...read more
By PHILLIP MARTIN Most charges brought against men who have been arrested in Massachusetts for soliciting prostituted women are dropped, according to findings by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. Two years after the state signed into law an anti-human trafficking statute that classifies many prostitutes as victims, they continue to be arrested and prosecuted in larger numbers...read more
PETA’s blatant abuse of the Female Human Animal continues their unethical trend. . . Media Watch asks you to pull all support of PETA in favor of Feminist Vegan Network. . . read on. If you recall, PETA launched a pornography site a couple of years ago, interweaving graphic scenes of violence with sexualized images of women. Totally healthy and coherent, right? Fortunately, they removed...read more