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Posted @withregram • @theriveterco As the German Women’s Olympic team revealed their outfits today, they did more than just show off the latest style, they took a stand against the sexualization in gymnastics, especially in the wake of the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the industry. This fashion statement might seem like a small step, but athletes should have to worry less about how they look and more about how they perform! What did you think of this “bold” move? #olympicgymnastics #womenforprogress
Tue Jul 27th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @theriveterco As the German Women’s Olympic team revealed their outfits today, they did more than just show off the latest style, they took a stand against the "sexualization in gymnastics," especially in the wake of the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the industry. This fashion statement might seem like a small step, but athletes should have to worry less about how they look and more about how they perform! What did you think of this “bold” move? #olympicgymnastics #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily In today’s newsletter, we dissect “wokewashing” — a performative type of activism where corporations exploit social justice issues for profit. We see this especially during cultural months such as Black History Month and PRIDE, and most recently through equality movements like Stop Asian Hate. Read the importance of identifying these moments of hypocrisy, as we hold companies accountable who publicly support human right causes while privately fund and uphold their own unethical violations. 

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Wed Jul 21st, 2021

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily In today’s newsletter, we dissect “wokewashing” — a performative type of activism where corporations exploit social justice issues for profit. We see this especially during cultural months such as Black History Month and PRIDE, and most recently through equality movements like Stop Asian Hate. Read the importance of identifying these moments of hypocrisy, as we hold companies accountable who publicly support human right causes while privately fund and uphold their own unethical violations. 👉🏾 Swipe for excerpts📰 To read the full story and access sources/further reading...1. Go to the link in our bio,2. Tap "Read our latest issue"3. Select the article with the same title as this post.Why is it important to hold brands accountable for wokewashing? What are some other examples you have seen, heard or read lately when it comes to equality movements? Let us know in the comments 👇🏾✉️ Subscribe to our daily newsletter.antiracismdaily.com People and organizations to follow:@wearedissenters@cleanclothescampaign #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily “Karen” has been culturally associated with viral videos of white women weaponizing their emotions for sympathy. However, simplifying what happened to Emmett Till, and to the other Black people before and after him as the result of a “Karen” and not a racist — is upholding white supremacy. In today’s newsletter, we discuss how “white women tears” are a deliberate act white women have historically utilized to be seen as honorable, yet helpless victims.

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Tue Jul 20th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @antiracismdaily “Karen” has been culturally associated with viral videos of white women weaponizing their emotions for sympathy. However, simplifying what happened to Emmett Till, and to the other Black people before and after him as the result of a “Karen” and not a racist — is upholding white supremacy. In today’s newsletter, we discuss how “white women tears” are a deliberate act white women have historically utilized to be seen as honorable, yet helpless victims.👉🏾 Swipe for excerpts📰 To read the full story and access sources/further reading...1. Go to the link in our bio,2. Tap "Read our latest issue"3. Select the article with the same title as this post.When did you first learn about the story of Emmett Till? Have you had an encounter with white women tears? Let us know in the comments 👇🏾✉️ Subscribe to our daily newsletter.antiracismdaily.com #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Sun Jul 11th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @girltrek National Spelling Bee Champion, Zaila Avant-garde, is giving us all the joy we need! Last night, this 14-year-old gem from New Orleans became the first African American contestant to win in 93 editions of the competition. Let us all twirl with joy and pride as we celebrate her. 💙💙💙#wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Today marks 52 years since the beginning of the #stonewallriots and in honor of that day we made a trip over to #essexcountylgbtrainfoundation to donate toiletries, towels, laundry baskets, etc to the #lgbtq #youth at this wonderful center.  The RAIN Foundation was founded by the compassionate, generous #elainehelms having survived #911 dedicated her life and finances to helping the disenfranchised.  The #women from #womenforprogress as #mothers #sisters #spouses #aunts #friends want to say #loveislove #happypridemonth and we support all of our loved ones in the #lgbtqcommunity especially our #children #wfphighlight
Mon Jun 28th, 2021

Today marks 52 years since the beginning of the #stonewallriots and in honor of that day we made a trip over to #essexcountylgbtrainfoundation to donate toiletries, towels, laundry baskets, etc to the #lgbtq #youth at this wonderful center. The RAIN Foundation was founded by the compassionate, generous #elainehelms having survived #911 dedicated her life and finances to helping the disenfranchised. The #women from #womenforprogress as #mothers #sisters #spouses #aunts #friends want to say #loveislove #happypridemonth and we support all of our loved ones in the #lgbtqcommunity especially our #children #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

#womenformurphy @govmurphy #democrats #njdemocrats #plannedparenthood #womenforprogress @erinmariechung1 @onewyckoff4carla #wfphighlight
Mon Jun 28th, 2021

#womenformurphy @govmurphy #democrats #njdemocrats #plannedparenthood #womenforprogress @erinmariechung1 @onewyckoff4carla #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

Sat Jun 26th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @betches_sup I’ll be in the corner harassing a stranger about filibuster reform #wfphighlight #womenforprogress ... See MoreSee Less

Fri Jun 25th, 2021

Posted @withregram • @npr Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years for the murder of George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill attached a 22-page legal file to his decision.The former Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds during an arrest over an alleged counterfeit $20 bill, resulting in the 46-year-old’s death.Chauvin, 45, was convicted of all three charges he faced — second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. But he was sentenced on the first.Chauvin spoke briefly, giving his condolences to the Floyd family, and said other information will come out in the future.Chauvin still faces charges in federal court. Trials for the three other officers at the scene with Chauvin are pending. ... See MoreSee Less

One more shot from our great event last night.  Topics discussed ranging from #politics #womensreproductiverights #gunsense legislation we have a #calltoaction #reproductivefreedomact #plannedparenthood #momsdemandaction #womenforprogress #wfphighlight
Thu Jun 24th, 2021

One more shot from our great event last night. Topics discussed ranging from #politics #womensreproductiverights #gunsense legislation we have a #calltoaction #reproductivefreedomact #plannedparenthood #momsdemandaction #womenforprogress #wfphighlight ... See MoreSee Less

NJ has the 2nd strongest gun laws in the country and we are ranked 48th in terms of gun deaths…do the math #momsdemandaction #gunsense Larisa Mendez Downes
Wed Jun 23rd, 2021

NJ has the 2nd strongest gun laws in the country and we are ranked 48th in terms of gun deaths…do the math #momsdemandaction #gunsense Larisa Mendez Downes ... See MoreSee Less

Wed Jun 23rd, 2021

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