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Feminism: From Grassroots to Full Bloom

by Ali Mailen Perrotto

Ali is the Online Resource Specialist 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.

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I’ve been following the hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen on Twitter since learning that it was trending. I am not going to try to explain it. I think it’s pretty straightforward. I don’t think I have the right to analyze it. That’s not the point. I’m bringing it to a blog platform at the NSVRC because I think it’s the right thing to do. The anti-sexual violence movement grew out of the a feminist movement.

Attention Campus Organizers: Know Your IX

The Know Your IX website exploded on social media earlier this week and I couldn’t be happier about it. The website provides information, planning tools, and strategies for campus-based organizers to promote equitable education for all. Traditionally, Title IX was understood as an act to promote equal treatment for all genders in things like sports programs.

5 Things you can do to disrupt social media misogyny

Take a moment and reflect on the last time that you saw something on a social network that pissed you off. This could happen daily (hourly…). Sometimes it’s a good kind of pissed off:

“Argh…that article really fires me up, I am going to tweet my senator about it.”

Sometimes, it’s a disappointed kind of pissed off:

Reflections from Steubenville: The role of social media in prevention

As we watch the trial happenings in Steubenville, Ohio this week, I’m stuck on the role that social media played in this case. It’s disturbing to think that several bystanders elected to post jokes and videos, in real time, as the events of August 11 took place.