This thread is dedicated to supporting feminism and the promotion of women's rights; it is a place to educate, uplift and nurture the younger generations. It is also the catch-all for feminist discussion.
Some topics you may encounter here are...
- - equality and civil rights for women
- pro-choice; the right to reproductive health care
- lesbian, bisexual and transwoman rights
- non-violence and the eradication of violence against women
- asinine things Trump has done to set back women or strip away womens freedoms
Some behaviors that will not be tolerated here are...
- - misandry and/or misogyny
- all x are y ("all feminists are lesbians"; "all feminists hate men"; "all men want to oppress women"; "all feminists [insert whatever]"; "all men's rights supporters are [insert whatever]")
- anti-feminist rants (go make your own damn thread for that)
- posting links to fake news and op-eds to support your argument - do your damn research first and cite credible sources!
- trolling, baiting, flaming, harassing or any other behavior deemed unacceptable on NationStates
Please send a TG to me if you would like an organization listed, or if you have links to resource sites or other information.
Women's Rights Agencies, Groups and Organizations
- Feminist Majority Foundation
American Association of University Women
American Medical Women's Association
Association of Libertarian Feminists
Association for Women in Communications
The Center for Women's Business Research
Equal Rights Advocates
Financial Women's Association
League of Women Voters (US)
London Feminist Network
National Association for Female Executives
National Association of Women Business Owners
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Negro Women
National Federation of Democratic Women
National Federation of Republican Women
National Organization for Women
National Women's Business Council
Women Impacting Public Policy
Women in Technology International
Womens Sports Foundation
Women's Health, Victim Assistance, Support
This section exists because the Men's Rights thread has fallen into disuse. We can not look at women's freedoms and rights without also looking at men's. We must cast light on problems that plague both, such as rape and molestation. I'm willing to post additional links if you telegram them to me. I will not post links to extremist MRA sites. If one of the listed organizations supports extremism, please notify me and I will take it down.
(Thank you, Cerillium, for contributing the majority of these.)
Men's Rights Organizations, Agencies, Misc
- All India Men's Welfare Association
American Journal of Men's Health | SAGE Journals
American Men's Studies Association
Canadian Association for Equality
The Good Men Project
National Center for Men
National Coalition for Men
Wiki: Men's Rights Movement
Men's Health, Victim Assistance, Suicide Prevention
- Dads in Distress (AU)
Domestic Abuse - Victim Support (UK)
Mankind Initiative (UK)
Men's Health Network
RAINN (RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline in the US - 800.656.HOPE)
Us Too - International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network
Fris and Mod Team Address Recent Thread Lock and Unlock:
Frisbeeteria wrote:Two significant policy questions were embedded in the threadjacking report. As such, these questions needed the input and discussion of the entire NationStates Moderation Team. After significant deliberation, we are now ready to hand down our ruling.
The first question, which is a more general one, involves the limiting of a (group) thread to ONLY certain participants or points of view. It's our ruling that NSG threads cannot do this. You cannot make a group thread for whatever topic and then limit it to strictly pro (or anti) side. NSG is a discussion forum, threads are open to allow discussion, even if you don't happen to like that discussion. Just because someone posts disagreeing with the general trend of the topic that is not prima facia evidence of trolling. That said, there are (usually) obvious differences between one off posts of going into, say, the Christian thread and screaming "Christianity is STUPID!" and posting "I think Christianity is false, and here's why...". It might be anti-Christian, but it does allow the pro side to engage in discussion.
Indeed, if we may, we would like to point out that Swith Witherward's engagement of "The group of you seem very happy to tell each other what feminists do and do not believe. Perhaps it would be more prudent to ask us what we believe. You see, we're such a diverse group that we won't all agree, but at least you'll gain perspectives that run far deeper than your currently limited viewpoint." is exactly how we would like to see these threads work, kudos to her for that!
Going to the second question, was it trolling and/or threadjacking to post something anti-feminist? No. Using the above, we find that some of the posters in question, while posting an anti-spiel, stuck around to debate and argue. They engaged, which tells us that this is what should be happening in NSG's threads. It should be noted however that one involved player turned out to be Delete-On-Sight and so was dealt with on those grounds.
The thread is hereby unlocked. Thank you for your patience.
--The NationStates Moderation Team
*blushes at the compliment*
An excellent point was raised above. Once again, let's continue to strive to express things in a way that engages and encourages dialog.
Also... please don't hesitate to send links to resources. I'd love to add them to the OP.
5 February, 2017 update
The NS Mens Rights thread has fallen into disuse. It was a place to promote constructive and civil discussion on the issues facing men as as:
- - homelessness and corresponding difficulty in accessing shelters
- mental health and suicide
- criminal sentencing
- access to children and single parent custody
- disparity in education
- vilification (such as but not limited to a presumption of guilt in domestic violence)
- recognition of male victims of rape
- uneven distribution in workplace deaths
I am not going to discourage discussion here regarding the above topics, however, if they are presented in a tone that allows for discussion. That said, the Feminist Megathread is predominantly a place to discuss feminism, and an MRM thread is better suited for providing resources for men and in support of men.
It would be nice to have a place men and youth can turn to for peer support, information, and discussion without being hounded by radfems. It absolutely disgusts me when people can not see beyond their personal agendas and thus turn a blind eye on suffering, injustice, and solvable problems.
Let's set the tone for the thread.
Yes, I certainly am... although I don't invest much time into arguing those opinions online. The reason I volunteered to make this thread is twofold: I'm not heavily involved in the heated feminist discussions in NSG, and I'm known for my patience and fairness, ergo my motive is simply to promote feminism in its myriad of forms rather than to promote only my opinions on what feminism is or isn't.
One of the things we frequently see on forums is the disparagement of those that don't promote our particular principles. "You aren't a feminist if you don't embrace [fill in the flavor]." People form a conception of what we are and what we should believe without ever realizing that feminism is profoundly diverse.
Equity and Gender Feminism
Third Wave Feminism
Disagreements between feminists over principles are mostly due to that rich diversity within the feminist movement. People are welcome to promote their views here, by the way, provided they conform to NS policy. However, for the sake of this thread, we should endeavor to agree that we disagree on what exactly is the best principle and practice. We are not here to convert anyone to our specific approach to feminism. We are here to advocate women's rights and to support feminism in general. (er... no pun intended!)
A quick reminder: Moderation gave this thread the nod however our ability to keep it functioning rests on our shoulders. Please be civil towards one another.