Monday, February 24, 2014

Action Alert: Pimps lobbying Amnesty International to Re-define trafficking of women

Action Alert: Submit your photos, videos & posts of animals + feminism

Submit on our Tumblr or email us at youngfeminists at gmail dot com

Our event was posted on the One Billion Rising website. Please join us and share widely.

NOW’s First Virtual Chapter Young Feminists & Allies (YFA) was excited to join the One Billion Rising activities in NYC and beyond last year and is excited to participate in the justice campaign this year. 

As a virtual chapter, we want to augment our participation in local events across the country with online activism. We ask everyone to submit pictures and blog posts on how justice for sexual-assault and domestic violence victims and survivors intertwines with animals. 

Please share photos of you with your pets and posts discussing any or all of the below:

1. How animals can help heal individual survivors and communities through their love for us and our love for them

2. How animals can help us with our activism

3. How the victimization of animals is similar to how society victimizes women, indigenous people and other minorities

4. How we must look at interconnectedness of all forms of oppression to gain justice for all

Submission Guidelines:

1. Please do not include any graphic images of victimization of animals or people

2. Since we want to open this up to children, please do not include nudity, although we have nothing against it

Friday, February 21, 2014

Today is International Language Day, which commemorates Bangladeshi activism

Did you know that today is International Mother Language Day. Today was chosen to commemorate Bangladeshi activism. The date represents the day in 1952 when students from different educational institutions such as Dhaka University , Jagannath University , Dhaka Medical College demonstrating for recognition of their language, Bengali, as one of the two national languages of the then Pakistan, were shot and killed by police in Dhaka (near High Court), which is the capital of present day Bangladesh. It is also my sister's birthday :)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Check Out These Awesome Valentines Pics!

Check out the awesome pics our supporters, @KatyRosePhoto and @MullenKat posted of the Valentine's Day cards they purchased through our fundraiser! Way to spread the feminist cheer this Valentine's Day! You gals rock!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentine's Day Fundraiser

Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day routine? Want to spread some feminist cheer instead of heteronormativity and corporate greed? NOW’s first virtual chapter, Young Feminists & Allies has partnered with NYC-based feminist graphic designer, Jenn-O to create printable Valentine’s Day cards that celebrate womanhood, friendship, consent and activism.

Hop on over to our new Etsy shop to check them out! You can print and personalize these Valentines for only $1.77 – priced to call attention to the on-going gender wage gap.

By purchasing the cards, you will help us build our organization, and grow our capacity to reach young feminists and engage in intergenerational and intersectional dialogue and activism. Plus, you’ll score cool points with your friends and colleagues for being so avant-garde on Valentine’s Day.

Victory for Anti-rape activists: Mt Judge Going to MT Supreme Court

A huge thanks to Marian Bradley, MT NOW President, and all others who worked on below. Please see a note from her below.

The Montana Judicial Standards Commission has decided to bring Baugh to the MT Supreme Court.  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Feb 5th - Join Public Advocate Letitia James for a Discussion about women & Politics

Live in Queens? Registration Link HERE
Live in Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island or Brooklyn? Registration Link HERE

Action Alert: free speech and academic freedom-threatened

In a matter of days, the New York State Legislature may put a bill before Governor Cuomo which severely threatens free speech and academic freedom, specifically targeting criticism of Israel. This legislation attacks our basic constitutional rights, as well as New York's public higher education system.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: the sponsors of this legislation (Speaker Silver is the main sponsor) are trying to sneak this through without public knowledge or even holding public legislative hearings. Right now, the Higher Education Committee has scheduled for this Monday an "off the floor" committee meeting (no announced time) in the Speaker's Conference Room (normally not open to the public) to consider Assembly 8392. The fact that the Assembly leadership is proposing such a bill is outrageous and the fact that they are trying to do so behind closed doors adds insult to injury.

Board with the Super Bowl? The Cactus Revolution Rises Again!