Oluna is a clothing company that donates a year’s worth of period products for each pair of pants sold.
Author: Audrey Gibbs
Conservative Youth Group Hires Teens to Covertly Spam a Pro-Trump Social Media Agenda
Tweets and Facebook messages have been pouring in over the past couple of months—echoing the views and messages delivered by Trump and his 2020 presidential campaign.
Conservative group Turning Point Action, based in Phoenix, Arizona, has been hiring teens to spam their social media feeds with these messages.
Tools of the Patriarchy: The Money Tool, and the Persistent Wage Gap
The wage gap has plagued the U.S. since women entered the workforce. And while money, definitely, is not everything—it is infused into the way we live. As long as our society functions in a capitalistic manner, our work can and will be valued with a dollar amount.
This means we must fight until women are earning every last cent as much as men make.
Tools of the Patriarchy: The Weaponization of Sexual Freedom
Most tools of the patriarchy involve controlling—or attempting to control—women and girls. Much of these methods of control come from shaming, and when it comes to women’s sexual choices and histories, shame is the name of the game.
The Children’s Defense Fund Calls Voters to Action
The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program recently hosted a National Day of Social Action on July 15—focused around standing up for children by voting to help aid the issues they are facing.
We must advocate and vote with our nation’s children in mind this November.
“Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote” Has Grave Warning for November Election
As the 2020 Presidential Election grows closer day by day, it is essential to stay informed about methods of voter suppression. The short film “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” highlights these unconstitutional issues in great detail, by documenting with thorough statistics and interviews examples of voters being stifled.
“We cannot lose focus on protecting the right to vote.”
We Heart: WNBA Players Walk Off Court to Support Breonna Taylor and #SayHerName
Team members of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and New York Liberty walked off the court before the National Anthem began—signifying the teams’ solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and specifically how they stand against the police brutality that lead to the killing of Breonna Taylor.
“All season long, we say her name.”
Tools of the Patriarchy: Should Chivalry Be Dead?
While accepting a polite gesture should come easily, it is natural that polite actions created off of a basis of gender inequality may make women squirm—it certainly does make us.
“The fact is, chivalry is a standard that is based on sexist ideals—created during a time when women were referred to as damsels in distress, and when men with power were so out of control they needed a clear set of rules to tell them not to rape any woman they saw.”
We Heart: Jon Hamm Talks Fatherhood, Feminism and Flipping Stereotypes
The New Yorker released a short film in which Jon Hamm voices an enlightened father who encourages his daughter to navigate the ever-daunting dating world and cultivate her own emotional growth.
The clever film flips a stereotypes on its head and encourages fathers to treat their daughters with healthy emotional boundaries.
Tools of the Patriarchy: Diet Culture and How We All Perpetuate the Stigma
Diet culture is a patriarchal tool.
Diet culture forces individuals, notably women, to center their lives around their physical appearance. It additionally promotes an unachievable physical appearance while offering a vast array of products—paradoxically advertising that one can achieve the unachievable.
But having conversations about our bodies in healthy, productive ways—not critical, accusatory ways—is the only way that we can end diet culture once and for all.