FORTH

Feminists Organizing Real Transformation Here

  • 8th November
    2013
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We are incredibly excited to announce FORTH’s My Purchase campaign! The My Purchase campaign is a reclamation of Purchase College from the hands of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and rape culture. 
In response to the recent discussions on campus pertaining to tampons and vaginal hygiene (And the recently repealed decision by The Beat to censor promotional material for an event because it featured an illustration of a used tampon), we have decided to kick off this campaign with a discussion on why there is nothing shameful about menstruation and tampons. It’s a totally natural process, and some people just want to stay clean. We should be harbouring an environment that allows us to openly discuss this project and not feel obscene or worried.

We are incredibly excited to announce FORTH’s My Purchase campaign! The My Purchase campaign is a reclamation of Purchase College from the hands of sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and rape culture. 

In response to the recent discussions on campus pertaining to tampons and vaginal hygiene (And the recently repealed decision by The Beat to censor promotional material for an event because it featured an illustration of a used tampon), we have decided to kick off this campaign with a discussion on why there is nothing shameful about menstruation and tampons. It’s a totally natural process, and some people just want to stay clean. We should be harbouring an environment that allows us to openly discuss this project and not feel obscene or worried.

  • 5th September
    2013
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  • 2nd August
    2012
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Hey Girl, Equality is Sexy: The Badass Woman Behind ‘Feminist Ryan Gosling’ on Her New Book 

Classical feminist theory rarely gets picked up as fodder for pop culture. After all, who wants to riff on old dead white dudes waxing political about gender systems and identity structures? Fertile ground for gender studies journals, less so for meme blogs. And yet, take those theorists’ words and slap a hot actor’s face behind them, and suddenly, their message begins to mean something. Make that actor sensitive-movie-dude Ryan Gosling, and you’ve got yourself a bona fide feminist recruiting machine — as well as a viral sensation.

This is more or less the story behind Feminist Ryan Gosling, the blog created by a 34-year-old graduate student that took the internet by storm. No, Danielle Henderson was not a Ryan Gosling fan when she made the site (she’d never even seen “The Notebook”). Nor did she ever imagine that Gosling would swiftly come to represent all that was good and perfect in the world. Mostly, she was frustrated trying to memorize her gender studies homework — and decided to Photoshop Gosling’s face onto flashcards as a joke.

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  • 22nd March
    2012
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    2012
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    2012
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    2012
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  • 3rd October
    2011
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  • 30th September
    2011
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Rape is not a political or religious issue, unless you believe that rape can somehow be justified for political or religious reasons

We held an emergency meeting tonight to figure out the issues concerning our transportation to SlutWalk NYC being revoked. We hope to have this resolved by mid-day tomorrow. Everyone should prepare an alternative plan. We will keep everyone up date as best we can. The reason our transportation has been revoked appears to misconstrue rape, sexual, and domestic violence as political issues, rather than issues universal ethical concern.

If this problem is not resolved in an appropriate and timely manner, the administration can be sure that they will be held publicly accountable.We adhere resolutely to the mission of SlutWalk NYC that everyone should live free from fear of rape, sexual, and domestic violence. FORTH has from its inception held this mission to be of the utmost importance.It seems that there has been a critical misunderstanding about the nature of the walk and if it is not resolved, we intend to publicize the details of this offensive and demoralizing decision.

We are working with LGBTQU, Trans Action, Complexuality, Philosophy Society (Purchase College) and The Purchase Independent. We are reaching out to Women’s Media Center, Jezebel, Feminist Campus, Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) & more to make sure that we are not silenced in our shared mission to promote a safer climate on our campuses.
The aims of Slutwalk are in the interest of all college campuses, regardless of political or religious affiliation. Rape is universally deplorable. To construe rape as a “political issue” suggests that sexual violence is a justifiable political value.

We are all working together to build a safer community on our campuses and in our communities. Construing this movement as politically or religiously controversial is both offensive and dangerously stupid.

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  • 23rd September
    2011
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