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Feminism: From Grassroots to Full Bloom

by Ali Mailen Perrotto


Ali is the Online Resource Coordinator at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

Blogger Bio: Feminism excites me! Let's take a look at the way it informs, impacts and shapes the movement against sexual violence.

Blog Description: A blog about the growth of feminist thought and praxis in the movement to end sexual violence.

 

The short answer is, “no,”—but this blog is. 

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For our final installment of the Black Feminist February series, I’m highlighting not one feminist, but a collective of feminist voices. You too can read what they have to say by visiting the blog, Black Girl Dangerous

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handcuffsEverybody’s talking about “50 Shades of Grey.” Like, literally, EVERYBODY. There’s a lot out there, so to help you sort through it all, I gathered sample responses and provided brief synopses. If nothing else, I think there are 2 things that we all can agree on:

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Audre LordeFebruary is Black History Month.

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I spoke to literally no one who cared very much about the Super Bowl. The closest people came to caring was when they were talking about the food they were going to prepare. Even then, it was maybe with the same gusto as they would discuss Sunday dinner. 

So why the indifference? Why did my little neck of America feel so numb about what is arguably the biggest televised event of the year? Here are just a couple of my musings. 

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What brought you into this work?-welcome matI am steadily nearing the 10 year anniversary of the first time that someone invited me to join the movement to end sexual violence. It could be the snowy, cold weather outside, making me long for springtime memories. I recall it so clearly. 

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Imagine the feminist possibilities over cloudsNot long ago, a simple but powerful article shared some great ideas.

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trans lives lost-new resolve found-man opening doors

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Christmas ball hanging on branches--you can change the world text overlayEach year, as the air gets cooler, I count the days until I can blast the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. To maintain the sanity of the entire family, there’s a small embargo until Thanksgiving.

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