Month: March 2011

Sarmistha’s Story: Don’t tolerate idiocy

Today after I came out from the library one Turkish teenager passed a comment: “Wanna fuck!” I stopped there.  I wanted to take him to the police.  Three other friends joined him and started humiliating me.  He told me: “I am a gay…and I fuck him everyday!” (showing his friend to me). Everyone started laughing. … Continued

Voices: Girlfriend and Girlfriend, Actually

By MELISSA FABELLO “The difference between being hollered at as a woman and being hollered at as a lesbian is simple: in the former, men are trying to obtain you; in the latter, they’re trying to change you.” We were at the county fair—me, with my long, flat-ironed brown and pink hair, skinny jeans, and … Continued

Honoring National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In observance of the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—today, March 10—the New York Department of Health has put together an infographic in an attempt to show the landscape of HIV/AIDS among women and girls in New York City. “Though this topic can be a sensitive one to discuss, we at the New York … Continued

More Studies, Please

Another opportunity to get involved by donating a few minutes of your time for an online study. An undergraduate student is working on a project related to the effects of street harassment. Please take 15-20 minutes to help her collect data by participating here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/stash Feel free to share this link with other women.

Review: Dimitri The Lover? I Think Not.

By LANI SHOTLOW-RINCON Not only do we already have societal victim blaming and violence against women, now these issues are compounded by play acting that trivializes both the seriousness of misogyny and its effects on society as a whole. Remember Dimitri the Lover? Well, he’s making a movie. James “Dimitri the Lover” Sears became an … Continued

Kristen’s story: #boyfriendFAIL

I was in downtown Santa Cruz playing pool with my husband, my sister and her then-boyfriend, who is in the Army, stationed in Sacramento. The “boyfriend” kept calling other men “fags” and told my sister that he was “gonna rape your pussy tonight.” I was so shocked I didn’t even know what to say. When … Continued