Category: Women’s Rights

  • Don't Call Women "Girls"

    “Shit like calling women girls pigeonholes grown women as all of the negative things society implies about very young women 24/7 – annoying, irrational, flighty, overly emotional.”

  • Listen to What Women Say

    A guy writes in Road & Track magazine article, ‘When I Quit Cutting My Hair, I Learned How Men Treat Women On American Roads.’ He grows his hair out so when he wears a helmet when he motorcylces, drives mistake him for a woman – and lash out: The fifty-something man in the aging Lexus SUV was…

  • Ask a Rape Survivor

    Yes. He actually started to make a move on me, and when I declined I started crying and told him that I had been raped a few months prior. He told me how horrible it was that something like that could happen to a nice girl like me and soothed me until I stopped crying,…

  • Sex Sells

    When people say “sex sells” what they mean is “exploiting women’s bodies sells.” via Commenter on Jezebel.

  • Corrective Rape

    Thirty-one lesbian women have been reported raped and murdered in homophobic attacks in South Africa since 1998. But according to Triangle – a gay rights organisation – only two cases of “corrective rape” have ever made it to the courts; there has been only one conviction. “This is a sad fact in this country generally,…

  • Tyra's Vah-Jay-Jay

    I find it crazy that the only place you’re going to learn about the anatomy of a woman on television to be the Tyra Banks show. [youtube]c39sirXOad4[/youtube]

  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Offers Degree in Happy Housewifery

    Via Alternet: Coursework for the program includes nutrition and meal preparation, textile design and classes on “the value of a child” and the “biblical model for the home and family.” Seminary President Paige Patterson says “We are moving against the tide in order to establish family and gender roles as described in God’s word for…

  • Panties and a Baseball Bat: Indian Woman Protests Dowry Tradition

    Taking it to the streets: Clad only in her lingerie and armed with a baseball bat, Chauhan finds this the best way to get the police’s attention to solve her post-marital life issues. Chauhan apparently has registered complaints against her in-laws — husband Pratapsinh, brother-in-law Ranchhod, in-laws Bhavdeep and Mangooben, who have been harassing her…

  • India Discards Widows to Die

    Shunned from society, widows flock to city to die Ostracized by society, thousands of India’s widows flock to the holy city of Vrindavan waiting to die. They are found on side streets, hunched over with walking canes, their heads shaved and their pain etched by hundreds of deep wrinkles in their faces. A widow makes…

  • "Would You Date a Feminist?"

    Cringe with me. (via Feministing)