Month: April 2011

Open Letter To Hollaback’s Number One Fan-Troll

Dear Jackson Heights Chachi, internet troll, chicaschicas2, bungabunga, chaci1, genius at IP address 24.199.90.55 and 208.120.22.197 (did you move or get new internet service in December?) While we realize that you’re probably very lonely and angry, we’re beginning to become a little concerned for your wellbeing. Maybe you’re so wrapped up in trolling the internet and … Continued

Activist? Who, Me?!

By LOU LaROCHE “Activism” has become a modern-day dirty word for some, synonymous with dodgy police tactics, professional protesters and “grubby-looking transient types” who seem to like complaining about everything. It’s very easy, when watching news footage of the latest actions being taken, to feel divorced from other types of people who don’t just have … Continued

Ke$ha: Hollaback Hero? Hollaback Hero!

By MELISSA FABELLO We live in a world where pop icons make feminists furious.  Straight from the pages of Ariel Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs and Susan J. Douglas’ Enlightened Sexism, girls are constantly being fed an offensive image via music videos and lyrics: that women are supposed to be submissive, demure, and – above all! – sexy.  So every … Continued

Kina’s Story: “I’m not trying to turn you on!!”

I go to a very small school of only 100 kids, so I feel very awkward and nervous submitting this. But then I remember what a parent said to me 3 nights ago and I reconfirm the inappropriateness of the comment and feel the need to share. My school puts on a production called, “scene … Continued

Help Rid NYC of Sexual Violence

New Yorkers United Against Sexual Violence is campaigning to ensure funding for sexual violence prevention and treatment programs. Please sign this petition to help the all of the programs throughout NYC keep working toward a city free of sexual violence. From their website: Sexual violence affects all New Yorkers, regardless of class, race, gender expression, … Continued