We launched this blog in 2010 and love the conversations it has sparked. Many thanks to all of our followers! We’re going to continue talking about violence and relationships—just moving the conversation to our website and social media channels. Come see what we’re up to at wscadv.org!
Before you go, check out our top ten posts from the past eight years:
- Rape prevention tips
- Grinding at the homecoming dance
- Everybody needs a little knipple
- Boys will be boys?
- If no isn’t an option, yes has no meaning
- Are domestic violence victims codependent?
- You may be trying to comfort yourself
- Love Like This
- What ever happened to human compassion?
- We’re here
When we can support boys to be true to themselves instead of conforming to a rigid idea of what it means to be a man, then boys won’t just be boys. They will be compassionate, safe, secure people.
How to take action this week
Arbitrary enforcement of immigration laws prevents many immigrants from speaking up about injustice and unfair treatment. Recently, an immigrant justice advocate fighting against inhumane treatment and racial profiling in deportation processes was served a Notice to Appear by ICE. It is important to protect every voice and every person in our fight for immigrant rights. What can you do? Sign the petition to rescind the deportation order against Maru Mora Villapando today.
On Tuesday, January 30th, the President will deliver the State of the Union address. Women from across the country will be gathering in Washington, D.C. for The State of OUR Union to “understand the state of our nation through the eyes and experiences of women, and chart a path together, towards real solutions in the culture, policies and politics that shape our lives.” Speakers will include Ai-jen Poo, Alicia Garza, Tarana Burke, and Mónica Ramirez, along with domestic workers, farmworkers, and immigrant women sharing their stories. The event will be livestreamed. Sign up here to get a reminder to watch. (Spanish interpretation available.)
Here’s a tip on how to, and how not to, ask someone out.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has just allowed full enforcement of the anti-Muslim travel ban. It’s a perfect time to support the rights of immigrants.
Abusers are not ‘out of control‘ when they hurt their partners.
We are so grateful to all of you who are working to make the world a better place.
What is Reproductive Justice? Find out from the folks who gave birth to the idea: SisterSong, a Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
It’s hard to admit or even recognize when someone we care about is being abusive. But there is something you can do about it.