Femtastic Friday 11/20

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As we close week nine, we hope you are all sustaining yourselves and each other through the end of the quarter.

Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance.  This year has held great pain and violence, having seen the murders of at least 22 trans women of color.  We honor their memory by being mindful of ways to challenge transmisogyny.   Additionally, check out these beautiful posters that celebrate trans resilience.

Unintentional erasure and cissexism also perpetuates problematic thinking around gender.  Here are 20 common examples of cissexism to consider.

In the wake of the recent terroristic attacks, politicians have been questioning the safety of accepting refugees.  We remind folks that asylum is a gendered issue and women refugees are disproportionately impacted by lack of access to resources.

Stanford is seeking feedback on an updated judicial process for sexual assault through December 4.  Send your thoughts here on this critical issue.

Thanksgiving can be a time to celebrate the people and communities in our lives that give us strength.  Try out some of these feminist thanksgiving recipes for your dinner.

Have a restful break!


[Black and white photograph of Dr. Maya Angelou laughing.  The text in white reads, “You alone are enough.  You have nothing to prove to anybody.” –Dr. Maya Angelou]


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