Feminism

Attention Cis White Men: How Not to Be Shitty (Especially Right Now)

It is amazing to me that this article needs to be written, because all of the points I’m about to make seem embarrassingly obvious to me, and will undoubtedly evoke a “yeah, no shit” for any woman or survivor reading this article. But when I step back and consider how our society continues to center and privilege cis white men, it makes complete sense that these concepts might seem foreign to you all. 

You may be thinking, “Wow, this woman sounds angry!”

I’ve got news for you—I am.

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Events

Speaking Truth to Power: Thanking Anita Hill

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It’s an unfortunate fact that as a woman, I’m entirely too familiar with being sexually harassed. Every day, I fear unwelcome advances as I walk to work, lingering and inappropriate grazes as I squeeze into a subway car, even catcalls as I open the door to my own home. But as a young woman who very recently entered the workforce, I can’t say that I’ve ever really feared sexual harassment in the workplace. I am fully aware that it can and does happen, but I don’t recall ever worrying about the matter like I worry about having to face some man’s sexist commentary as I pass him on the street. I know that as long as I am at work, there are laws to protect me, and if these laws fail to do so, I am certain that through the power of the internet and social media, I can find a support system that will help me find justice. I live in a world where most states highly recommend—some even require—sexual harassment training, and such cases are treated very seriously.

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