F WORD seeks to explore feminism in its present-day cultural context as a unifying, anti-oppressive, intersectional force. We seek to provide an accessible community resource through inclusive, constructive multi-media content. Through our collective’s non-hierarchical structure, we aim to challenge and move away from existing systems of oppression.
"Pro-choice on Amtrak: The time I told a group of anti-choice teenagers about my abortion" Speaking truth to ignorance in a train car full of anti-choice Catholic school student protestors. As a former ignorant, religious teenage girl, I know firsthand that the anti-choice movement exploits the innocence and passion of young women in order to further their own anti-woman agenda.
Female 'A+' Students End Up Making As Much as Male 'C' Students
I need feminism because the Saudi Arabian government forced my non-Muslim aunt to wear a burqa or face being stoned to death. because girls get banned from sports for wearing a hijab. because my mother could require me to wear make-up. because when I was 15, my parents threatened to kick me out for not shaving my legs. because my parents used to invite my aunt over to help them tease my 13 year old sister for having armpit hair. because I should not have to be interviewed by news stations…
Anna J. Cooper was an author, educator, speaker, and among the leading intellectuals of her time. Born into enslavement, she wrote "A Voice from the South," widely considered one of the first articulations of Black feminism. Cooper worked at Washington D.C.’s M Street -- now Dunham High School for nearly 40 years, focusing the all black high school on preparing students for higher education, successfully sending many students to prestigious universities.