After reading about the woman in Florida faced with a Caesarian ‘with or without her consent’ I am especially glad to have found this piece today. I echo many of her sentiments very strongly. And this is an area of such division amongst women I know, self identified feminists, and I find that astounding.
I hear ya, girl! It all happens too fast!
The result is not what you’d think. Her sign at the end reads “help me, I do not know if I can wait until tomorrow”
The loss of her smile…like putting out a beacon of light. So powerful.
See the video HERE
Great list of references and glossary terms from Guerrilla Feminism!
“Glossary of Terms
Ableism: discrimination in favor of able-bodied people
Aromantic: a person who does not experience romantic attraction
Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction
Biantagonism: hatred or dislike of bisexual folk
Cis: people who, for the most part, identify with the sex they were assigned at birth
Derailing: posting a comment on a thread that is off-topic from the original post
Fatantagonism: hatred or dislike of fat folk
FtM: female-to-male; descriptive term in trans community
Heteronormativity: the set of power relations that normalize and regiment sexuality, marginalizing everything outside of the ideals of heterosexuality, monogamy, and gender conformity
Heterosexism/Heterosexual Privilege: the assumption that people are heterosexual, or the attitude that people should be heterosexual, because heterosexuality is the only valid sexual orientation. It often takes the form of ignoring bisexuals, gay men, and lesbians. Heterosexual privilege refers to the benefits granted automatically to heterosexual people that are denied to bisexuals, gay men, and lesbians
Homoantagonism: hatred or dislike of gay folk
Intersex: describes a person whose biological sex is ambiguous
Misogynoir: hatred of black women
MoC: Masculine of Center: a term coined by B. Cole of the Brown Boi Project, that recognizes the breadth and depth of identity for lesbians and queer folks who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale and includes a wide range of identities such as: butch, stud, aggressive/AG, dom, macha, tomboi, trans-masculin, etc.
MRA: Men’s Rights Activist
MtF: male-to-female; descriptive term in trans community
Neurodiversity: the idea that neurological differences like autism and ADHD are the result of normal, natural variation in the human genome (via: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/my-life-aspergers/201310/what-is-neurodiversity)
PoC: People of Color
Queer: traditionally a pejorative terms, queer has been reclaimed by some LGBT folk to describe themselves. Some value the term for its defiance and because it can be inclusive of the entire LGBT community. Nevertheless, it is not universally accepted even within the LGBT community and should be avoided unless quoting someone who self-identifies that way
QPoC: Queer Person/People of Color
Sex-Shaming (f.k.a. “slut-shaming”): shaming someone because of their sexual behaviors/desires
SWERF: Sex Worker exclusionary Radical Feminist
TERF: Trans exclusionary Radical Feminist
Tone-Policing: focusing and critiquing on how something is said, ignoring whether or not it’s true
Trans: an umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the sex they were assigned at birth. Trans people may or may not choose to alter their bodies hormonally and/or surgically
Transmisogyny: hatred of trans women
Transantagonism: hatred or dislike of trans folk
Trigger Warnings: a trigger warning does not promise to protect readers of potentially triggering material, but provide them with the opportunity to decide whether they need to protect themselves. We provide trigger warnings because they give survivors of various stripes the option to assess whether they’re in a state of mind to deal with triggering material before they stumble across it (via http://www.shakesville.com)
WoC: Woman of Color
Being a Cis Ally:
Class privilege checklist:
Cultural Appropriation/Cultural Exchange:
Feminism & Humanism:
How to deal with being called out:
Male privilege checklist:
Reverse Racism Does NOT Exist:
Reverse Sexism Does NOT Exist:
White & Able-bodied privilege comparison:
White privilege checklist:
It’s as simple as that
In 2011 Ben started the food recovery network and now 3 years later businesses can become ‘food recovery certified’. What an awesome, important program. And I’m personally inspired by someone who saw a need and worked to change it
This spoke to my experience of returning from Ghana so much. We even talked about it before coming home because we knew it would be bad, and it was.
” but part of you is screaming don’t you understand how much I have changed? And I don’t mean hair, weight, dress or anything else that has to do with appearance. I mean what’s going on inside of your head. The way your dreams have changed, they way you perceive people differently, the habits you’re happy you lost, the new things that are important to you.”
Check it out HERE
The maneuvers killing it to MC Hammer
I want to bookmark this list for later, a lot I have not seen yet!
What films would you add to this list?
Mean girls? Beaches?
Exams are stressful. Take a break with a pillow fight!
Most peoples “fight” reaction is hilarious!
“Bass Coast Festival takes place on indigenous land and we respect the dignity of aboriginal people. We have consulted with aboriginal people in British Columbia on this issue and we feel our policy aligns with their views and wishes regarding the subject. Their opinion is what matters to us.”