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.

By Suzanne Estrella, Staff Attorney at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape


This blog post is adapted from materials from the Feminist Majority Foundation. Visit Feminist Campus for more conference information.

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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.


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.


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.”


The new release of the Department of Defense’s biannual reports on the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has invited quite a lot of social commentary.


Marine saluting flagMonday evening I spoke at a film screening of the Invisible War at Clarion University.


Spring burstsSpring buds

From the ground, yawning

New life, new birth; the reviving stretch

On waking to a season of action.

April is a time of change, growth, renewal.


As we watch the trial happenings in Steubenville, Ohio this week, I’m stuck on the role that social media played in this case.


Are you rising today? Are you joining the 1 Billion? Typically, Valentine’s Day festivities make me a little nauseous. I’m a big fan of V-day--don’t get me wrong!



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