We have the statistics right in front of us, proving police are not an adequate defense or solution for responding to sexual violence. Anti-abolitionists and white supremacists use these statistics to claim that we need our current system to ensure the safety of women—but shouldn’t these statistics prove that our current system is not working? Why would a system that fails at least one person every 73 seconds be used as grounds for upholding said system?
“There are too many noosed necks, charred bodies and drowned souls for these white women not to know precisely what they are doing: They are using their white femininity as an instrument of terror against black men.”
Fiona Apple’s “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” is full of personal movement and pain and growth and healing and loss. This is what makes it so feminist, and so useful. The album is a purging of feeling that is aware that healing, and nothing, is linear.
You’re invited to an exciting virtual screening + panel event, Thursday, May 28 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. (RSVP link inside!)
Brought to life by two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, “Fundamental” is a documentary film series highlighting the stories and voices behind grassroots organizations and community mobilizers working to support and uplift marginalized and historically oppressed people and communities around the world.
Last week, a panel discussion explored the impacts of the pandemic on the North American borders. Given the intense economic and social interdependence that Canada and Mexico have with the United States, closing of borders will bring major disruptions to every single component of their national fabric.
“The Assistant” stands apart from films such as “Bombshell” because nothing is resolved. Because “The Assistant” is about harassment and exploitation against ordinary women.
I sat in the Cinemark with a very wet face while the two women behind me began dissecting what they’d seen. “That Amy. She is irredeemable! Who would act that way?” I did, and sometimes still do.
Elle Woods has been around for 15 years. Here’s some of our favorite quotes from the timeless Legally Blonde.
Natalie White for Equal Rights, which centers on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), launched with an exhibition at WhiteBox Art Center in New York City and ultimately ends with a two-week march to Washington, D.C.
A new video from the Together Women Can initiative—launched by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg as a companion campaign to her feminist book Lean In—calls on all women to stand in solidarity with one another and #LeanInTogether.