Thank you @sony and @rcarecords for your leadership in refusing to profit off the trauma of Black girls and women. @spotify @tidal , @applemusic and @pandora should follow your lead and #MuteRKelly. All allies in the fight against sexual violence must take a stand on this toxic issue.
Via @brainpicker (link in bio): “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting — over and over announcing your place in the family of things.” Thank you, Mary Oliver.
The #TIMESUP New York Safety Agenda would not have been possible without years of tireless organizing and advocacy from survivors, activists and organizations. Here are words from some of the incredible women who have been on the frontlines: @mirasorvino @rosannaarquette @joannen.smith (@GGENYC) @monicaramirezdc @aijenp
BIG NEWS: Today, we joined @nygovcuomo in announcing the #TIMESUP New York Safety Agenda. The four-part initiative would eliminate New York’s outdated statute of limitations for second and third-degree rape claims, along with a number of other significant workplace protections. Statutes of limitations—the time frame in which a perpetrator can be charged with a crime—vary from state to state. New York’s current statute of limitations for second degree and third-degree rape is five years, making it one of only three states (joining Alabama and Connecticut) with such a short time limit. But there’s no expiration date on justice. We hope this agenda will prevent sexual harassment and assault, and also give millions of women and men the chance to pursue justice in the future.
Today marks the birthday of groundbreaking Chicana poet & playwright Estela Portillo-Trambley (1926-1998). Estela is recognized as one of the first authors of the Chicano Renaissance. Inspired by her life and community in El Paso, she was known for her portrayals of strong Mexican and Mexican American women that defied the stereotypes and gender roles of her era. (📷 via El Paso Times, courtesy of Tracey Trambley)
Regram of this #TIMESUP PSA from @rashidajones: “Unfortunately, we still really need this PSA. Please watch if you have any questions about what constitutes workplace harassment. And if you don't have any questions, you probably should. So watch!”