Sept. 13, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
On August 12th, Spinster, a women-first social media platform, burst into the Fediverse. In its first month, Spinster faced misogynistic attacks from both the left and the right, repeated attempts to de-platform us (including removal ...
On coping with contradictions as a gender abolitionist
Sept. 11, 2019, 2:34 p.m.
It’s wedding season in the United States — a time of friends and family, celebrations, joy, and new beginnings. This wedding season I’m attending two, and am a bridesmaid in one of them. I ...
Sept. 10, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Transgender identities are on the rise in the United States and across the world. Between 2011 and 2016 the rate of trans-identifying people in the United States doubled to 1.4 million, an unprecedented jump ...
Aug. 23, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
When I was in high school, my boyfriend was black. His father was a Baptist pastor at a local church and worked as a park ranger at Valley Forge National Park. Mr. Jones* was a ...
Aug. 10, 2019, 6:12 p.m.
Like most other women today, I’ve been worried about how I look since I was a young girl. I don’t remember when exactly it started, maybe in middle school. I remember looking at ...
How an alarming DM sent me down the disturbing rabbit hole of neo-Nazi propaganda
Aug. 8, 2019, 1:10 p.m.
The other day I received a message on one of my personal social media accounts. The ominous note simply read, “How do you do fellow feminist?” and was accompanied by an image of 55 feminists ...
It’s been said before, but it’s time to say it again.
Aug. 4, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Aug. 3, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
My cat, Hathor, and I have a lot in common. We’re both morning people, who enjoy waking up with the sun. We both like houseplants and watching the birds out our back window. We ...
(especially if it’s against women)
Aug. 2, 2019, 11:04 a.m.
A new trend is growing in progressive liberal circles — calling anything you disagree with “violence”. For example, consider this response I received to a recent article:
"I consider this article an act of violence towards ...
Aug. 1, 2019, 4:48 p.m.
Have you ever felt like your whole life is falling apart, and that you are losing everything and everyone that matters to you?
I have. A few times now.
In 2016 my mom committed suicide ...
Published for WOMEN'S WAY on Medium
July 23, 2019, 7:25 p.m.
The United States contains 5% of the total world population — but 20% of the world’s incarcerated population. Women currently represent the fastest-growing prison population, rising 834% between 1978 and 2015 (more than double the ...
July 14, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
In the summer of 2018 I lived in a house with 3 other women. We spent a lot of time together that year, and there were many late-night conversations about the sexism, misogyny, and male ...
July 14, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Originally Published in the FSF Bulletin, Issue #34
June 27, 2019, midnight
In his celebrated 1963 “Letter From Birmingham Jail," Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. contrasted "a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice ...
June 25, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
It’s not popular in “progressive” liberal circles to defend women’s rights any more.
Last year I was forced out of my home and kicked out of an animal rights group I had founded ...
On her path to success, what women owe to RBG, and both of their futures.
May 17, 2019, 3:24 p.m.
To be updated as I find more
May 17, 2019, 3:16 p.m.
In the light of the current state of abortion rights in the United States and beyond, I've decided to start collecting a list resources on self-abortion methods as I become aware of them.
If you ...
What's missing from the mainstream sexual assault conversation?
April 29, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
Originally published for WOMEN'S WAY on Medium.
We are currently two years into the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, which continues to spread and take down powerful politicians, actors and comedians, and even clergymen. Even ...
The joy and disappointment of the all-female tech conference
April 19, 2019, 10:52 a.m.
The 2019 Northeast Women In Tech Summit (WITS), which took place last Friday and Saturday, brought together a variable who’s-who of female technologists in the greater-Philadelphia region for two days of women-led and women-centric ...
Roe may be in jeopardy, but for many women abortion was never accessible anyways.
April 6, 2019, 10:06 a.m.
Originally published on Medium for WOMEN'S WAY.
“I certainly would like to prevent, if I could legally, anybody having an abortion, a rich woman, a middle-class woman, or a poor woman. Unfortunately, the only vehicle ...
Originally published on Medium
March 6, 2019, 11:19 a.m.
How VICE threw non-violent protesters under the bus for clicks
Feb. 16, 2019, 9:28 a.m.
Earlier this week VICE released a video special on the Berkely-based animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). Framed next to a picture of a threatening hand with a shotgun, the video asks the question ...
YWI Profile Series, Part 1
Feb. 11, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
Originally Published for WOMEN'S WAY.
In her 29 years living in Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood, Crystal Porter has seen over 30 people she knew killed by gun violence. A chef at The Union League (Philadelphia ...
How we let men get away with not caring
Dec. 15, 2018, 11:42 a.m.
I have heard this phrase more times than I can count, mostly uttered by women in long term relationships with men. I have said it myself about multiple different boyfriends of my own. And I ...
Where does she sleep? What happens to the eggs? Poop?!
Dec. 12, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Why do you have a chicken?
In June of this year I walked into a Kensington slaughterhouse with 40 other activists. What we saw in there was horrifying. Hundreds of animals were kept in cages ...
(without getting fired)
Nov. 22, 2018, 6:33 p.m.
It's Time for Tech Conferences to Start being Accountable to Women
Nov. 7, 2018, 7:34 p.m.
Growing and Healing Together
Oct. 28, 2018, 2:48 p.m.
I recently learned I have PTSD. This probably should not have been a surprise – I spent years in an abusive relationship where I was exposed to serious trauma, manipulation, rape, and terror during some of ...
Oct. 25, 2018, 2:47 p.m.
Imagine a future where the world’s governments are controlled by warring corporations, freedom of communication and information is limited only to non-seditious speech which does not challenge the new status-quo, and technology is used ...
How females are used as reproductive machines
Oct. 22, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
When I was an undergrad at Ithaca College, I was awarded the opportunity to conduct an original research study over the summer of my Junior year. I was thrilled to have an opportunity that most ...
My experience in a college rat lab.
Oct. 22, 2018, 6:35 p.m.
I was recently asked by a student who is studying animal testing to provide my experience working in a lab. I thought I would publish what I wrote to her in case others may benefit ...