Most women who are or have been sexually active seem to have at least one "bad sex" story, if not several. The pressure, the coersion (yep, that's rape), the pain and the gritting your teeth just to get through it only to cry in the shower or bleed or feel shame hours or days later or even for weeks at a time... It's something too many of us know too well yet none of us wants to discuss it.
The #metoo campaign has been doing some great things for the national conversation about sex abuse and in the case of Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics team doctor who was just convicted on multiple accounts of sexual abuse, it's also helped achieve justice where its due, which also helps prevent predators from hurting more people. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina had no reservations sentencing him "to his death" in jail for up to 175 years for his crimes.
Planning on going to a Women's March this Saturday or Sunday? Maybe you wanted to but you weren't sure where to go. The Feminist Majority has compiled a list of events that you can use in selecting a march to attend this weekend. Click it to find or share an event near you.
If you caught the Golden Globes last week, you know that the Time's Up campaign was heavily featured between the actresses who wore black and took activists as their dates to the men who (didn't say much about the campaign, but...) wore pins as support. David Harbour actually pointed to his pin as if inviting to be asked about it but men simply weren't interviewed about the campaign.
Last year we bore witness to the three top-grossing films of the year starring all female leads, which was incredible! Wonder Woman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Beauty and the Beast all outsold the rest of 2018 in film and it looks like we are about to be treated to another year full of women-led films. How exciting!