This hero took the brunt of a scared mob's fear. American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.
You have to see this satire of Little Women! Are you in Toronto? Go see Women by Chiara Atik before it closes this Saturday. If you're not in Toronto, follow @bethdiesTO: the March sisters are now on Twitter.
This ban can't come soon enough. You don't need assault rifles for self-defence or for hunting. They're designed only for the purpose of mass killings. They should not be legal to buy outside a war zone.
Sarcastic feminist pinners, you have to go see Women! An award-winning feminist mashup by Chiara Atik is coming to Canada for the first time this June. You don't have to sell your hair to see this play: tickets are just $12. They're selling fast at fringetoronto.com! #toronto #feminism #badass #comedy
Any of my followers like Little Women? Women is an awesome Little Women/Girls mashup comedy that's won a bunch of awards. Read or see Women by Chiara Atik if you want to laugh yourself to death! A healthy dose of feminist awesomeness amid the mason jar pins.
This metaphor goes for everything except that Velveeta cheesecake recipe you can't find. Save us all some heartache and don't write that one yourself. Also, anyone who has ever had a complicated female friendship should read Sula and/or Love.
After escaping slavery in 1849, Tubman helped hundreds of slaves leave the South via the Underground Railroad, a secretive network of safe routes and homes. A wife and mother, Tubman worked for the Union during the Civil War, as a nurse, spy and armed scout. In the Combahee River Raid, Tubman led 150 black Union soldiers in freeing more than 700 South Carolina slaves.
Likes or it didn't happen. I love finding good think pieces on social media ON social media -- I think sometimes we can forget that on most platforms, we're selling our life experiences for Internet points.
Lindiwe Mazibuko: Former Parliamentary Leader for the Democratic Alliance and the first black woman to lead the parliamentary opposition in the National Assembly in South Africa. Also a certified badass.
"The deepest change begins with men raising children as much as women do and women being equal actors in the world outside the home. There are many ways of supporting that, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all caregiving and making that amount tax deductible." - Steinem
Winona LaDuke. American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist & writer of Anishinaabe descent. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development. LaDuke became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping found the Indigenous Women's Network in 1985. Complaining on the Internet does nothing (I'm an expert, I would know). LaDuke provides many great example of real action.