Tag Archives: Sexism

When I was seventeen (a poem by me)

TweetWhen I was seventeen I opened my eyes to reality, because I cut my hair and boys kept telling me to be more feminine even though I was wearing a dress, as if to say I didn’t deserve the right to call myself a woman if I wasn’t girly enough in society’s eyes. When I [...]
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From tomboy to tiptoeing

TweetI’ve been thinking about gender issues for a long time. Maybe my whole life. I’ve never been one to stay within the boundaries of what society has told me a girl should be. I guess I was a little bit of a tomboy. I had short hair most of my life, preferred sweatpants to dresses, [...]
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Melissa Fabello: Body Image Vlogger, Editor for Everyday Feminism

TweetThis post by Aubrey Wallace originally appeared on Ravishly.com, an alternative news+culture site for women. Body positivity is Melissa Fabello’s forte. Whether she’s vlogging about eating disorders and the media or writing about sexual positivity, Fabello’s focus on self acceptance is nothing short of amazing. A sex educator with a Masters in Human Sexuality, she has a website, a vlog and is an [...]
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Misogyny and Other Cock Blockers

TweetRecently I released a video for “Boss Señorita”—a song I wrote to empower women and offer men a different approach. Two days later, a misogynist killed 6 people because women rejected him. I’ve seen much discussion about misogyny since then and I’m seeing men get very defensive. As a man, I understand why. My hope [...]
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Not all men scare me, but #NotAllMen do

TweetThis is the first time I have ever written something to be posted publicly, at the suggestion of my sister.  Even if I did think it was a good idea to take advice from a sixteen year old, that is not the reason why I chose to write this essay.  I chose to write this [...]
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