Guest Post: Defending Hillary Clinton Isn’t Feminism

Feminist/Queer Issues | In Other Words Staff|

Reposted from Daughter of Oya. For more on Hillary Clinton’s greed, racism, and bloodlust: read this. I wish Trump had interrupted Clinton more. I wish he’d peed on her podium or kicked it over. I feel no empathy or sympathy – at all – for …

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ABCs of Abortion Rights

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In a huge victory, the Supreme Court has ruled that Texas restrictions on clinics that perform abortions are a barrier to women’s health and violate their constitutional rights. The Texas law required doctors who perform abortions to have hospital-admitting privileges and imposed impossible …

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Know Your Rights workshop with PFLAG Portland Black Chapter

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Police Profiling is Banned in Oregon. Now What?   In 2015 lawmakers passed a bill that bans profiling by law enforcement agancies in Oregon. The End Profiling Bill also created a complaint process to report interactions with law enforcement and hold individuals and …

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Thank you for an inspirational year of growth- let’s keep going!

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

Dear Fierce Feminist Supporter of In Other Words, A year ago we reached out for your support. Today, because of you, our feminist community center continues to exist!   In October we celebrated our 22 birthday. The lending library and bookstore still open eyes …

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Fight Osteo-oppression of Women (and Men)! Strong Feminists Need Strong Bones.

Feminist/Queer Issues | In Other Words Staff|

National Osteoporosis Month has just ended but osteo-oppression (oppression by osteoporosis) has not, which is why we need to keep putting the word out that strong feminists need strong bones.  According to American Recall Center, a wonderful site dedicated to recall and health safety information, …

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Pedalpalooza: Feminist Superhero Bike Ride!

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“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel.”  –Susan B. Anthony, 1896 …

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A new model at In Other Words

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

 HELLO THERE, FEMINIST COMMUNITY! The last few months at In Other Words Feminist Community Center have been a wild (and probably pretty confusing) feminist rollercoaster of transitions and changes. Thank you for the groundswell of support during our fall 2014 fundraising campaign, which …

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Open letter from Board of Directors: a step towards social responsibility

Center News | In Other Words Staff|

Now is the time to implement a plan to become socially responsible. The board of directors feels like the best thing we can do is step aside and make room for a more diverse-intersectional Board.


Open letter from Board of Directors: invitation to upcoming meetings

And Then It's The Weekend! | In Other Words Staff|

Please see below for an open letter from the board of directors asking for your commitment to coming to the space for meetings to engage in constructive dialogue, coalition-building, problem-solving, and discussion.


A Wall is Just a Wall – Breaking Down Barriers as a White Ally

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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and members of the local activist community are pleased to collaborate on a workshop for all white allies in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This is a first in what we hope will be an ongoing series. – – …

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