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Seeking Help? Don’t Go There.

October 19, 2010
Seeking Help? Don’t Go There.

Many women of color have also delayed asking for help from health services, but maybe not for the same reasons. ome of these fears are legitimate – perhaps you have been stereotyped by a doctor in the past – because you are a college student, “everybody drinks a little,” or because of your race,...
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The Awkwardness Factor

September 22, 2010
The Awkwardness Factor

Relationships in college are based on linkages – that girl in your econ class is linked to you in some way, as is the alumnus who comes to speak at your next lecture. Links can be made over favorite beverage type, a class discussion, or a particularly crazy party. And they’re important. These linkages...
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See you Soon, Malaka!

September 22, 2010

Allow me to reintroduce myself; hello, my name is Malaka and I am passionate about womyn’s issues especially relating to sex. Blogging for Refuse the Silence has been a great experience that has challenged me to be a better writer. This will be my last post. I have had an awesome time bringing my thoughts and ideas...
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Kat Stacks

August 16, 2010
Kat Stacks

Kat Stacks is a woman but most probably don’t see her as that at all. Most people would probably more readily call her a “hoe,” relegating her to a less valuable, sub human status. Such is the fate of Kat Stacks and many other women who fall outside of the realm of acceptability with...
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Gay Men & Their Relationship To Womyn’s Bodies

August 12, 2010

Often times, womyn get harassed by gay men; not all gay men of course. However, womyn get a constant barrage of touches, feels, lingering looks, luring eyes, foul gestures, and snide comments from gay men. It’s as if gay men feel that they can touch and grope any part of a woman’s body with...
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The Tribal Law and Order Act

August 6, 2010

Protecting Native women would mean an ending to misogyny, sexism, and queerphobia. If you want to stop sexual violence, focus on education and therapy as deterrents not just as a response. As activists, the solution is to focus more on developing strategies to do just that instead of relying on and organizing around the...
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Prostitution and Sexual Politics

July 23, 2010
Prostitution and Sexual Politics

For so long feminism has been the place where an old debate exists: liberation versus exploitation. Sexism & misogyny tells us that a woman should be modest, reserved & quiet. In this society, showing off a little skin can get a woman labeled anything from a hooker to slut. In this post, I want...
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You Little Virgin

July 2, 2010

In the rape culture that this society perpetuates, the man must always be the aggressor in relationships and sex. The man must always make the first move. Virginity is synonymous with pure. Why is innocence attriubuted to keeping your virginity? Why when you have sex for the first time, you aren’t “innocent” anymore?
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Black Womyn, Christianity, and Sexual Repression

June 18, 2010

Now that I have relinquished my title as a Christian, I can’t see why a religion makes it so important to tell people, especially womyn, how wrong it is to have sex and therefore suppress a normal, acceptable and even beautiful human right and behavior.
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Women of Color Talk Sex

June 11, 2010

I have a philosophy. That as women of color, and especially as black women, we need to talk about sex more.
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