As a survivor, it is so dehumanizing to see an abuser be given so much power. When he was elected, I wept for days. I was heartbroken that so many people have so little regard for women, people of color, immigrants, low-income communities, etc. Under his influence we have seen abortion access slashed, more mass shootings than ever in history, immigrant children dying in detention centers, and we’ve seen the president promoting hate and ignorance.
My grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, died two years ago at 96. Before he died, he saw what was going on in the world and he said it reminded him of Europe just before the Holocaust.
As a kid, when I listened to his stories about fighting in the resistance, and being captured, and losing his whole family, I wondered what type of person I would be in that situation. If I saw that kind of oppression, would I rise up against it or conform out of fear? The time of wondering is over. This is when I find out who I am.
Turns out, I'm a resistor! When Trump was elected, I decided to use my voice to fight back and I've done so by becoming much more political in my music and my shows. Now, every time I'm on stage, I talk about ending mass incarceration, immigrant detention, and rape culture. I have run benefit concerts that raised awareness and thousands of dollars to combat the sickness in our culture that Trump prays upon and amplifies.
What are you doing to combat oppression?
You might not be someone who can get on stage, and reach thousands of people with your message on social media, but you can help resist by supporting my activism as a musician by following me (@zoeboekbinder ) & becoming a patron (see link in my bio). When I reach 150 patrons, I will play 2 benefit concerts per year that raise awareness and funds to combat injustice.
“but if you tell me that catcalling is not an act of violence, I will remind you that wolves howl to signal their pack to prey” — Torrin A. Greathouse
1 month ago
wow this is fucked up
edit: i would like to clarify that i’m not saying wearing makeup is a bad thing! i wear makeup almost every day and it’s like a meditation process for me to apply it. it’s when it goes this far that it becomes obvious that this is a product of the extensive brainwashing our patriarchal culture has inflicted upon women
I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best, the subject I want to know better. -
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2 hours ago
Hey everyone! Our article got taken down from Elephant Journal’s site and in the process of trying to “fix” it, we’ve decided to host it on our own platform instead! We think this decision will actually benefit us more 😊
So, if you haven’t read it yet, the LINK IN MY BIO is working.
Thank you to everyone who read it, shared it and commented yesterday. We really appreciate it and really glad you’re finding it useful. 🙏
You can now read it AD-FREE, which is more in alignment with the content of our article anyway 😉🙌
Also, it says it’s by Naomi but I wrote it and Naomi helped edit it and gave helpful input so it was definitely a team effort 💋
📷: Thought Catalog from Unsplash
We need to stop telling daughters how to behave & dress around men, & instead tell our sons to respect women. We need to encourage daughters to speak up & be confident, & tell our sons thats it’s okay to cry.
I snort-laughed more than once! (Don’t judge, I bet you will too!)
Absolute classic clap-backs from twitter!
Cheers to @viralfeminists@smartgirltribe@polikitty @period.dc & @world.feminists for finding them!
#notallmen #allmencan #positivemasculinity
#feministally #feministmen #malefeminist
3 hours ago
What do you do when a friend loses a parent? Or has just been fired? Or found out they have cancer?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Life is not all peaches and cream and it's how we treat each other in those tougher moments that really defines us.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In our #30DaysOfPodcasts, we're recapping this episode where we sit down with Erika, an incredibly brave woman who lost her father tragically and unexpectedly at a young age. Erika shares with us her best advice for helping a friend through a tough time, and how to reach out when you have no clue what to say.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3 hours ago
What most people don't understand is that feminism is not an institutionalised fight against men.
Feminism rather, is a fight against systems and structures that degrades women, that makes them subservient. A system that says Men and boys are superior to women and girls.
Feminism advocates for equal treatment and opportunity for both sexes. The core of feminism is that "No door should ever be closed on women that is opened to men." This is my 10kobo understanding of feminism.
And that's what I stand for and will fight for.
From the text of our Declaration:
The concept of ‘gender identity’ thereby undermining women’s sex-based rights.
The confusion between sex and ‘gender’ has contributed to the increasing acceptability of the idea of innate ‘gender identities’, and has led to the promotion of a right to the protection of such ‘identities’, ultimately leading to the erosion of the gains made by women over decades. Women’s
rights, which have been achieved on the basis of sex, are now being undermined by the incorporation into international documents of concepts such as ’gender identity’ and ‘Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities (SOGIES)’.
The concept of ‘gender identity’ has enabled men who claim a female ‘gender identity’ to assert, in law, policies, and practice, that they are members of the category of women, which is a category based upon sex.
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Girls need to be taught to love themselves regardless of what society says about their bodies,looks and behaviour.Girls you don’t need to be what society wants you to be !!!#womenempowerment #feministmovement#selflove