Tag: Carrie Goldman

How Girls and Women Can Work Together to Create Something Amazing

Something incredible happened when I began actively fighting my daughter’s school dress code policy. Local women came out of the woodwork. There was the brave journalist who included my letter to the principal in her article, the feminist author who contacted me to ask how she could help, a gender studies professor with her own... Read more »

The Day the Mirror Frowned Back

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, “Not for Ourselves Alone” is running a special series called 30 Days of Bodyshaming, designed to give a voice to the many different experiences of girls and women. This series will feature guest posts by professors, writers, a cartoonist, young girls, and mothers. Gut wrenching and honest, these stories are... Read more »

Can We Protect Our Girls (Or Ourselves) from Online Mysogyny?

This week, a woman named Anita Sarkeesian was prevented from speaking at Utah State University due to death threats.  Sarkeesian is a media critic.  Her online presence engenders frequent cyberbullying.  Sadly, the vitriol has manifested into real threats to her safety. The bully (that seems too tame a word for this person but it’s the... Read more »
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