Sunday, March 8, 2015

Monday, March 9th, 12pm ET, #Sayfty4Women Tweet Chat on Sexual Harassment

NOW Young Feminists & Allies will be joining Sayfty for an International Women's Day 2015 Tweetathon. We will be discussing the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace starting at noon on March 9. Please join us as in talking about how this issue impacts young women in the US and around the world, and how we can create a safer world for all women.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Good news for feminists: wins in the war against revenge porn sites

In a recent groundbreaking study of college students, a friend and sister feminist found that online tools such as revenge porn sites were being used at an alarmingly high rate by sexual assault predators.

However, we are making progress against this newest form of violation.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Are All Terrorists Muslims? It’s Not Even Close

Sent to me by an atheist feminist (no, not my husband). 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/01/14/are-all-terrorists-muslims-it-s-not-even-close.html

Excerpt:

So here are some statistics for those interested. Let's start with Europe. Want to guess what percent of the terrorist attacks there were committed by Muslims over the past five years? Wrong. That is, unless you said less than 2 percent.

Back in the United States, the percentage of terror attacks committed by Muslims is almost as miniscule as in Europe. An FBI study looking at terrorism committed on U.S. soil between 1980 and 2005 found that 94 percent of the terror attacks were committed by non-Muslims. In actuality, 42 percent of terror attacks were carried out by Latino-related groups, followed by 24 percent perpetrated by extreme left-wing actors.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pro-choice pets calendar: Send your photos

Please distribute widely.

Are you pro-choice?  Do you have furry friends who share your feelings about reproductive justice?  If so, please send us pictures of your PRO-CHOICE PETS!  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Feminist "my lingerie play" by Diana Oh Nov 16th

From our member Siobhan:

I'm typing with one hand, which cramps, so I'll keep this short---

I'm attending a really awesome looking FREE installation called "my lingerie play" by Diana Oh. It's about street harassment, intersectionality, and underwear. It seems. I'm going Sunday, November 15th. We have to rsvp in advance, so check out this link if you'd like to go out and hang out and support this woman's work!! 

NOW YFA member to speak at an Orthodox feminist conference

At the first virtual chapter of NOW, we are so proud of our member Talia, who will be speaking at an Orthodox feminist conference. She is one of our diverse members who proves that your religious affiliation - whether orthodox, reformed, agnostic, or atheist - does not have to hinder your feminism. Like me, she argues that our religions require us to be feminists. Please read about Talia, who is a Harvard student, below.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

What's Your Feminist Tree? Giving thanks to your feminist roots and spreading your feminist branches: #myfem2tree Tumblr & Google Hangout

Who inspired your feminism? Was it your grandmother who awakened you to the inequalities women and girls face? Was it your mom who led by example? Perhaps a teacher who grew into a mentor? Maybe it was the work of an author you never met, like Bell Hooks’s Feminism is for everyone. Maybe it was more recent, like the speech from Emma Watsonwho urged both women and men to reclaim the other f-word and take on the battle for gender equality. 

Give her - or him, or them, or it - some proper thanks during our #myfem2tree tweetchat on Thursday, October 16, 2014, 1pm EST – 2pm EST. We want to know where your feminist roots began: whether from a person, book, or organization. And we also want to know how you plan to spread your branches through the feminist activism you are engaging in or hope to engage in.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

According to France, biggest threats to public safety are Muslim women

The articles below describe the Islamophobic atmosphere in France, which makes Muslim women feel alienated and want to leave.

The French Government supposedly banned hijabs, burqas and other religious head coverings out of safety concerns. Because, you know, there are such high rates of Muslim women running around committing crimes. In fact, Muslim women are the most dangerous group of people in the world, responsible for physically and or sexually assaulting one in three women worldwide. Oh, wait! That's actually men. Men are the most dangerous group of people, responsible for over 90% of the assaults that happen every day, including every nine seconds in America alone. If the French government actually cared about the safety of its people, it would look into the toxic patriarchal culture, which tells men they must be violent to be masculine.*  Instead, they are focusing on a made-up problem to excuse their racism and sexism.

*Most men are not violent, but violent men, especially rapists, will have multiple victims.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Women's eNews: Why I'm Not Buying Beyoncé's Brand of Feminism

The following post from another woman-of-color explains my problems with the brands of feminism celebrities like Beyoncé and Miley Cirus promote.

Jimmy Carter Publicly Supports Sex-Trade Survivor Summit in New York City

President Jimmy Carter has just endorsed this incredible sex-trade survivor-founded, survivor-led organization!  Please kindly share the press release:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/jimmy-carter-publicly-supports-sex-trade-survivor-summit-in-new-york-city-279443522.html

A press conference will be held October 17th at 11 AM in the Clarke Room of The Strand Hotel, 33 West 37th Street, where SPACE members will be available to answer questions. For more information, please visit www.spaceintl.org, follow @SPACEintl, or contact spaceintl.nyc@gmail.com