Eight Ways to Support Awareness of Gender-Based Violence

Friday 31st of October 2014 04:29:11 AM  |  Feminist Activism

So much has happened this year, even this month, it’s difficult to see Domestic Violence Awareness Month come to a close and be satisfied with the public’s level of awareness until next year. From Ray Rice and other athletes to Gamergate, violence against women is seeping out of every corner of our culture. And it’s got to stop. Anyone, of any gender, can be a perpetrator or a victim of violence. But women and LGBTQAI folks (compounded of course by race, ability, language, immigration st…


Earning a Living Making a Life

Wednesday 1st of October 2014 03:46:28 AM  |  Feminist Activism

As longtime readers will know, for the past two years I have worked for two different causes I am equally passionate about. People who aren’t my co-workers are often surprised by how much I love the work I do. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to pour themselves into doing what they love, and fighting for something they believe in, so with that in mind I’ve compiled a list of not-for-profit organizations, both in Austin and elsewhere, so that any of you, dear readers, who want t…


Judgment Day

Saturday 30th of August 2014 02:16:05 AM  |  Feminist Activism

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Modern Family, Modern Masculinities

Tuesday 29th of July 2014 12:57:56 AM  |  Feminist Activism


A Wing & a Prayer

Tuesday 1st of July 2014 02:30:56 AM  |  Feminist Activism

So much has gone on in June I can’t even keep up with my emails, let alone blog to you about all of it. But, while watching a female fan of Costa Rica sob in the stands of the World Cup after Greece scored, it struck me that many of you don’t know the grizzly truth behind the World Cup, and many other high-stakes sporting events: they’re hotbeds of domestic violence and sex trafficking. There are certainly a number of programs and organizations that are seeking to utilize sports to spread peace, but the current state of affairs is a sad one for victims of interpersonal violence.