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Feminism: From Grassroots to Full Bloom

by Ali Mailen Perrotto


Ali is the Online Resource Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Blogger Bio: Feminism excites me! Let's take a look at the way it informs, impacts and shapes the movement against sexual violence.

Blog Description: A blog about the growth of feminist thought and praxis in the movement to end sexual violence.

 

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude this thanksgiving over gold starsThanksgiving Day in my family meant sharing family time, great food, and building new family traditions.

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Feminism is the radical notion that women are people - Women Quote.

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What color is your feminism?-people laying on ground wearing different colors

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college-guy-reading-in-dorm-roomA friend who works at a university recently tried explaining the challenges in conducting sexual assault prevention programs with students.

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Halloween is just around the corner. I have to say that there is a lot that I love about this time of year. Crisp air, turning leaves, a squash cornucopia, and roasted pumpkin seeds are all delightful. Similarly delightful—people seem to put their thinking caps on for issues of gender inequity, social constructions, and oppression.

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hearts painted in gridHave you ever had a standstill week? One that felt like nothing moved, conversations stagnated (or erupted), and the effort you put into things seemed to reap zero return?

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In past years, we’ve celebrated LGBT History Month with a series of great guest blogs. October is a big month for LGBTQ activism. It houses Coming Out Day (October 11) and Ally Week (October 13-17).

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I’ve recently been privy to many discussions about the nature of anti-sexual violence work. Many people devote their lives and careers to building better responses to sexual trauma.  Others, working on prevention, seek the kind of social change needed to eradicate this form of violence. It’s a tall order to fill. 

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I saw a great vlog this week by comedian Megan MacKay. Like Upworthy staff, I was so ready to be offended by her Ray Rice Makeup Tutorial, but by the time this pun-star got to 0:37 and the eye primer called “Intersectional Feminism” I was hooked

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