Do Caribbean women count? →
redforgender: CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women & men. Visit our wordpress blog and find us on facebook. Code Red discusses the issue of the murder of women in the Caribbean and why acts of intimate partner violence seem not to be taken seriously in our societies. Click the Title to link to blog post.
I recently attended Blogher11 and participated in the International Activist Scholarship Winners’ Panel. It was a wonderful and eye-opening experience. More than anything I learned that women all over the world share the same hopes, aspirations and challenges. And they are also incredibly powerful and I definitely felt that energy as 4000 women bloggers from around the world met to discuss...
I like some rough and tumble...
I’m not going to lie… or hide the fact. I’m a big girl… a woman that knows her own mind and definitely knows her own wants. I like some slap and tickle. I like being tied up. I like tying people up as well. I am willing to try anything once… if I like it then I’ll try it again. Remember how I said that I’m a big girl? That’s in age and...
I'm submissive and I love it.
Hi Simone, You know, I really didn’t think about it prior to your request but now I see how I am so opposite to your topic. As a woman in the construction industry I spent many many years aggressively showing / proving my worth. I think that also manifested itself in the bedroom with me acting very dominant. Over those years I struggled to foster a happy relationship as they were all power...
Consent or Compliance? The slippery slope.
Sex is a messy affair. And I’m not just referring to the interlocking of body parts and the exchange of fluids. The ethics of sexual relations, the dos and don’ts of intercourse and everything that leads up to it, are areas of contention despite our bravest attempts to demystify them. Take, for example, consent, that great determiner between a perfectly legitimate encounter and an abusive one. The...
"You're on your own, sister. Figure it out!"
by Samantha Campbell Consent is one of those simple-looking words that give many of us pause when asked to describe it. It seems an explanation should simply roll off the tongue but as I learned over the years, you can’t fit ‘consent’ and ‘sex’ into one tidy box. When asked to write this piece, my mind raced back to the 11 year old girl who was alledgedly gang...
Sex and Consent Series
What is consent? Does silence equal consent? If you didn’t fight, is it consent? Does submissive indicate lack of consent? How is sex different when you are in control of what is happening? When you are clear about what you want and don’t want? How can women become more assertive about consent? How do you have the awkward talk about condoms, stds, anal sex? What are some of the social and...
BlogHer 11 →
If you’ve been checking my tweets you’ll see that I’m at Blogher11 in San Diego - a massive conference with over 3000 female bloggers from the US and other countires coming together to share their experiences and learn more about social media. WomenSpeak has been selected as one of 4 blogs that will be highlighted on the Blogher11 International Activist Panel on Sat 6th Aug. I...