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Creative ways to practice assertiveness

I'm looking for ways to practice assertiveness that I can incorporate into daily life. I've noticed that in certain situations, especially with men, I don't say anything even when I'm uncomfortable, because I have a deeply ingrained fear that they will become violent if challenged. I want to get better about this. I can't really ask men to start saying and doing inappropriate things to me until I say something, but I can work on assertiveness in other ways. A while back I read about a guy whose fear of rejection was interfering in his life, so he made it a point to get rejected every day until the fear became less intense. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Sep 25, 2016 - 12 answers

Great songs that discuss unequal emotional labor?

Strongly overcome with the desire to compile a playlist that discuss and highlight emotional labor and when it's unequal. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by yueliang on Jul 30, 2015 - 53 answers

Cue the montage.

Suggest films where a lead character starts out meek and overshadowed, and eventually blossoms into someone strong and empowered? Especially interested in films where empowerment develops while learning a gruelling physical skill. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 26, 2014 - 35 answers

Resources on understanding female power

I am interested in books, articles, perspectives, etc., to help me understand female power in its various forms. [more inside]
posted by htid on Jan 12, 2014 - 9 answers

What are your favorite anti-bullying and empowering YouTube videos?

I was bullied extensively growing up, by family members, peers, and, later, boyfriends. I really find it empowering to watch anti-bullying, It Gets Better, and self-harm/borderline personality videos. What are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on May 9, 2013 - 7 answers

How to let go of bad family relationships?

Asking for advice and book recommendations for letting go of bad family relationships. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Jan 17, 2013 - 5 answers

The Princess Who Saved Herself

I love Jonathan Coulton's "The Princess Who Saved Herself" -- and I want more media that has the same feeling. Songs, movies, shows, etc. *snowflakes after the jump* [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Nov 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Female-friendly porn, please

Please help us find some positive and empowering sexy movies, stories, and/or assorted other porn-ish materials. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2012 - 15 answers

Songs to lift me up

I'm looking for recommendations for music that might make me feel better about myself. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 31, 2012 - 34 answers

Life is hard.

Feeling empowered. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2010 - 19 answers

What does "Financial Empowerment" mean to you?

What does "Financial Empowerment" mean to you? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 14, 2010 - 9 answers

How to set a better example for a controlled 10-year-old girl?

A friend's 10-year-old daughter is being controlled by her boyfriend (yes, the 10-year-old's boyfriend!). Crazy, I know. How can we help? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on May 6, 2010 - 63 answers

A feminist gift for my mom?

GiftFilter: Light-hearted feminist stuff for my mom? A good gift for a 55 year old woman asserting her "bad" side and moving toward self-empowerment? [more inside]
posted by salvia on Dec 20, 2008 - 17 answers

Seeking information about self defense course(s) and related activites/classes.

I am interested in self-defense classes. There are lots of methods and places to do this. The options are a little overwhelming and I know very little about the topic. Can somebody break it down and make some suggestions and/or recommendations that might be best suited for me? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 29, 2007 - 22 answers


Hypothetically, let's just say you . . . I dunno . . . are in charge of "movie night" for 40 womyn, who work with victims of . . . let's say . . . sexual assault on a daily basis. What films would you recommend? A little on the lighter side is preferable, but Thelma and Louise-ish is okay, too. An apt theme might be "Right on, sister!"
posted by Kibbutz on Nov 6, 2005 - 37 answers

Interactive storytelling – good examples of both traditional and electronic?

There’s a long tradition of telling a story, say, around a campfire, or to a group of friends in a bar, and based on the feedback you get, changing the story to suit or entertain your audience. Today, the web gives everyone the ability to tell a story and receive feedback from a much wider audience than was previously possible. Two examples I can think of are the blogging phenomenon and Shelley Jackson’s hypertext writings. I’m looking for traditional/historical examples and sources as well as as well as online equivalents?
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Oct 24, 2005 - 9 answers

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