The practice of using feminine pronouns (often in a sexually suggestive way) to refer to things such as tools, cars, and even boats is fairly common—so common that many people do not stop to question what they are actually saying, which is that women are objects. This underlying message in our language is reflective of how our society treats women.
Here are some things we can all do to help change the conversation, literally, around sexual assault.
Reproductive justice can’t be easily communicated in a sound bite or phrase. Does it matter?
This week, Planned Parenthood announced it will let go of the “pro-choice” label, concerned that the pro-life/pro-choice framework for abortion doesn’t resonate with the general public that holds many more conflicting positions on abortion.
There are many things that are different about the experience of carrying a pregnancy to term versus choosing to terminate, but one place where you’ll often notice a stark difference is in language.
Knowing the issues with clitoral versus vaginal orgasms in terms of history and the politics around women and sexuality, how do you rectify when orgasm feels different based on those different kinds of stimulation?
Are you supposed to moan when having sex? If so, is there a technique to what you are saying or do you just do it?
Gender and gender identity are complex and diverse: there’s not just one way of being a girl, being trans gender, and those also aren’t your only choices. So how do you figure out where you’re at when the little boxes don’t seem to fit?
I don’t usually follow Lady Gaga, but the lyrics of a recent song contain language suggesting bias and discrimination against Latinos, transgendered and gay persons.
Via LifeNews, two Republican so-called “pro-abortion” (ahem) groups are teaming up in a fresh effort to defang the GOP’s stance on abortion and, as LifeNews put it, to “drag the party to the left.”