❝Syd❞

Canadian / Feminist / Uni Student

"I think for some kids, it’s better that they know now than find out later in life they’ve got no talent. I always say they’ll thank me one day.” -Mr.G

micdotcom:

Kerry Washington speaks out against financial abuse, an issue no one is talking about

In an effort to address this oversight, actress Kerry Washington has released a powerful PSA highlighting monetary manipulation,  one of the primary motivators for a woman to stay with her abuser. “Finances are almost always a weapon of choice,” the Scandal star says in the video. “Taking away access to cash, destroying credit, jeopardizing jobs — financial abuse leaves invisible bruises that can take decades to heal.”“

How financial abusers trap their partners 

(via womenorgnow)

femmadilemma:

janetmock:

Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

We can be sexual, sexy and flawless while advocating and fighting and educating and uplifting and critiquing and challenging and giving and everything.

Janet Mock for president

The conversation is getting broader, deeper, and more diverse every year. And a good deal of the credit for this goes to… the Internet, of course! Young people, no matter who they are or where they live, can simply follow a link to a story at Jezebel or Clutch or Feministing or Crunk Feminist Collective, and maybe that story is about Beyoncé, or about a protest over a transgender student being stripped of the title of Homecoming King, or about abortion restrictions in their state, and they find themselves immersed in media that applies a gendered lens to the world they live in.


And because the media has become more participatory, they can enter the exchanges themselves. The result is raucous tussling over what feminism means in a contemporary context. Sure, sometimes it’s a maddening mash-up of activism and journalism, quick-tempered 140-character exchanges, and more huffing and puffing than action. But cacophony is endemic to social movements, and can be productive.