Friday, July 10, 2015

US Women's Soccer Team's parade this morning and petition for real support

I am excited about the ticker tape parade this morning to honor the US Women's Soccer Team, the only women's team to win three FIFA cups. However, I wish they would truly honor the women by giving them equal pay, instead of a fraction of the pay of the US Men's Soccer team, which LOST. Did you know FIFA called the idea of pay equity "nonsense?" If you haven't already, please sign the below and pass around. Thanks.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Petition: Rescind Rape-Supporting Judge's Lifetime Achievement Award

Please sign and forward widely.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/yellowstone-bar-association?source=c.em.mt&r_by=5774488
Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in our society. G. Todd Baugh's victim blaming and rape myths have caused sexual assault victims to further question whether they should report their assault. Studies have shown that rapists on an average commit six rapes each, highlighting the need for reporting. Baugh sentenced a former high school teacher to a month behind bars for raping a 14-year-old girl and said, "she looked older than her age." She committed suicide.

That's why MT NOW President created a petition to Jessica Fehr, President, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, which says:

"Victim blaming and rape myths have no place in our society, especially by the judiciary. G. Todd Baugh engaged in such victim blaming and rape myths and was censured and suspended for these biased acts. We, therefore, call on the Yellowstone Area Bar Association  to rescind their Lifetime Achievement Award to G. Todd Baugh."

Friday, April 17, 2015

Looking at Street Harassment Across the Broad Spectrum of Gender-Based Violence: Tweet Chat Friday, April 17th, 12-1 p.m. EDT

What: Tweet Chat Looking at Street Harassment Across the Broad Spectrum of Gender-Based Violence
When: Friday, April 17th, 12-1 p.m. EDT
Where: Follow @nowyoungfems and use #EndSH

Sunday, April 12, 2015

End Street Harassment: A Multicultural Perspective: Google Hangout Sunday, April 12th, 7-8 p.m. EDT

Please join Young Feminists and Allies, the National Organization for Women’s First Virtual Chapter, and Stop Street Harassment for a Google Hangout about Street Harassment from a multicultural perspective. Holly Kearl, founder of International Anti-Street-Harassment Week, will moderate brave women with diverse backgrounds to learn of the similarities and differences in the way our sisters experience street harassment. There will be a Q&A section, so please send us your questions in advance or during the event at youngfeminists at gmail dot com or Tweet at us at @nowyoungfems and please use the #EndSH hashtag.

Friday, April 10, 2015

NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally: Sat, April 11th, 2-4 p.m. EDT

Please join us and other organizations to speak out against Street Harassment in New York City and beyond. I will speak and Rachel Piazza, our treasurer, will facilitate a self-defense workshop.

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2-4 p.m. EDT


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.