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Feminist Friday

Zerlina Maxwell

After Time magazine published a post describing feminists as “hysterical” in their focus on rape culture, the wonderful Zerlina Maxwell (pst, check out my interview with her from last year) took to Twitter and started #RapeCultureisWhen, a great hashtag that delves into the painful realities of rape culture. She recently published an excellent response to the original Time calling out Caroline Kitchens and RAINN for their harmful statements.

How amazing are teenage girls? So incredibly amazing. If you need more proof, just look at the middle school girls in Evanston, Illinois who are picketing for their right to wear leggings to school. Let’s give these girls a high five for fighting patriarchy at such a young age.

The awesome UNITY conference (the Southeast’s biggest LGBTQI conference) is now accepting workshop proposals and registrations!

Former President Jimmy Carter recently published a book on violence against women, entitled A Call to Action in which he examines subjects such as sex trafficking, Christianity, and sexual assault on college campuses.

UNC graduate Nadia Dawisha interviewed Kahindo Mateene, an up and coming designer from the Democratic Republic of Congo, on how she uses fashion to help survivors of sexual violence in the DRC. Mateene is currently running a Kickstarter to create a line of fair trade purses created by survivors in the region.

Alice Wilder is our Social Media Intern. She works on a variety of outreach projects for education and advocacy.

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