The CFC

9 Feb 2013

fuckyeahfeminists:

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be a parent.

The National Council on Disability recently released a report covering how the U.S. legal system is not properly protecting the rights of parents with disabilities: most states allowing courts to determine that a parent is unfit on the very basis of having a disability. NCD says that terminating parental rights for this reason “clearly violates” what 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act stands for.

26 Jan 2013

fuckyeahfeminists:

What is this I don’t even -

State legislators in Michigan held a hearing on Tuesday to consider House Bills 5684 and 5685, which would allow taxpayers to receive tax relief for unborn fetuses past 12 weeks’ gestation.

because fetus are more important than…

(Source: thinkprogress.org)

25 Dec 2012

Survey on trans domestic violence

genderedintelligence:


LGBT DAF, in partnership with Gender Matters, Gendered Intelligence, Broken Rainbow and Galop, are holding a conference on improving services for trans* survivors of domestic abuse, and would like to hear the thoughts and experiences of trans people. Complete the survey to inform the debate: http://svy.mk/RDh335

(Source: genderedintelligence)

19 Nov 2012

fuckyeahfeminists:

Dear beloved followers of FYF:
Today’s my 26th birthday (!) and I’m asking you to pitch in if you’ve enjoyed this site this past year. 
As you may know, I am amongst the population affected by Sandy. One of the impacts of the Hurricane is that many people like me – hourly workers – have missed out on work. Long time followers of my blog are familiar with my history of financial insecurity and it’s frustrating to find myself around $400 in the hole this month due to loss of income.
This blog has been a labor of love and I am asking that if you are able, please consider supporting this blog. One of the reasons why I started this blog was because I felt that as a low-income woman of colour my voice was mostly ignored by the mainstream feminism media. Please consider supporting this blog (and me!) by contributing in any of the following ways:
Buy ad space through BlogAds: Consider buying an ad on this site. The follower count is constantly growing with an increasing number of visitors each month. This is a great opportunity to reach an engaged, feminist audience while directly supporting feminist! This requires providing text and an image. For a limited time offer, you can enter the coupon code ‘birthday’ for 75% off my advertising rates!
Become a sponsor: For those of you who do not have the time or resources to create an image for an ad, a sponsored link can be purchased for place on our front page in the sidebar. You can choose to have it for a varying amount of time (days, weeks, months, etc.)
Paypal/Chipin: If you don’t have a link/product you want to promote and still want to donate, please consider giving a donation through my chipin widget.
We have 19,375 followers if just 25% of you donated $5 or less, I not only would be able to expand this site, but also make it ad-free. I know there are others struggling with the aftermath of Sandy and even more folks are unable to give due to other circumstances. I just want to give my deepest thanks to those who have been a great emotional support just by being a follower! I am continually awed and humbled by the amazing feminist community on this site.
P.S. Yes, that’s me dancing behind a painted cannon that says “Consent!” It’s from my days at Tufts as a peer educator about sexual and domestic violence.

fuckyeahfeminists:

Dear beloved followers of FYF:

Today’s my 26th birthday (!) and I’m asking you to pitch in if you’ve enjoyed this site this past year. 

As you may know, I am amongst the population affected by Sandy. One of the impacts of the Hurricane is that many people like me – hourly workers – have missed out on work. Long time followers of my blog are familiar with my history of financial insecurity and it’s frustrating to find myself around $400 in the hole this month due to loss of income.

This blog has been a labor of love and I am asking that if you are able, please consider supporting this blog. One of the reasons why I started this blog was because I felt that as a low-income woman of colour my voice was mostly ignored by the mainstream feminism media. Please consider supporting this blog (and me!) by contributing in any of the following ways:

  • Buy ad space through BlogAds: Consider buying an ad on this site. The follower count is constantly growing with an increasing number of visitors each month. This is a great opportunity to reach an engaged, feminist audience while directly supporting feminist! This requires providing text and an image. For a limited time offer, you can enter the coupon code ‘birthday’ for 75% off my advertising rates!
  • Become a sponsor: For those of you who do not have the time or resources to create an image for an ad, a sponsored link can be purchased for place on our front page in the sidebar. You can choose to have it for a varying amount of time (days, weeks, months, etc.)
  • Paypal/Chipin: If you don’t have a link/product you want to promote and still want to donate, please consider giving a donation through my chipin widget.

We have 19,375 followers if just 25% of you donated $5 or less, I not only would be able to expand this site, but also make it ad-free. I know there are others struggling with the aftermath of Sandy and even more folks are unable to give due to other circumstances. I just want to give my deepest thanks to those who have been a great emotional support just by being a follower! I am continually awed and humbled by the amazing feminist community on this site.

P.S. Yes, that’s me dancing behind a painted cannon that says “Consent!” It’s from my days at Tufts as a peer educator about sexual and domestic violence.

12 Nov 2012

The Black Feminist Movement was formed to address the ways sexism,
racism, and classism influence the lives of black women whose needs
were ignored by the black men of the Black Liberation Movement and
white women in the Women's Movement. The movement has spawned several
important organizations which are committed to the struggle against
all forms of oppression. They have created a unique model for
cross-class organization in which the needs of the poor are not
usurped by the needs of the middle-class and the wealthy.

(Source: fuckyeahfeminists)