sexism

Powerful Predators in Cannabis Culture Getting Called Out

Powerful Predators in Cannabis Culture Getting Called Out

Like many niche groups or cultural movements, the cannabis community tends to defend its own. Unfortunately, that can mean that very problematic people get a pass for unethical and inappropriate behavior. Science has shown repeatedly that individuals with questionable morality and a willingness to take advantage of or abuse others tend to do well in […]

Understanding Ableism, a Very Common Form of Prejudice

Understanding Ableism, a Very Common Form of Prejudice

People throw around a lot of “isms” these days. Most people already understand the concept of racism, sexism, and even classism. They also understand the concepts of homophobia and transphobia. All of these are forms of prejudice that people have against conditions and features that people can not change. Sometimes, these prejudices are overt and […]

Lady Busines: Jenelle Marie Davis from The STD Project

Lady Busines: Jenelle Marie Davis from The STD Project

Here at Ladybud Magazine, we are also all about harm reduction and education. It should come as no surprise, then, that we’re major fans of The STD Project and its founder, Jenelle Marie Davis. Although Jenelle is not a cannabis activist, she is a rockstar sex-positive feminist whose work is helping slay the (often sexist) […]

How to Make Your Cannabusiness Attractive to Lady Professionals

How to Make Your Cannabusiness Attractive to Lady Professionals

Women are having a moment in the cannabis industry. With networking groups like Women Grow and MJBA Women’s Alliance paving the way for female leaders, and popular publications counting down the most prominent women in marijuana, it’s clear that the era of a male-dominated industry will soon be going the way of prohibition. While much […]

Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

Today, a coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights, and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced criminal penalties for women on the basis of pregnancy. The letter was co-signed by organizations in 17 states and the District […]

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

Locked Up – Who, For What and Why? Three Questions We Fail to Ask

On June 21st, I stood below the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. alongside hundreds of participants in the first annual Free Her Rally. Many of us had shared experiences of wrongdoing at the hands of the criminal justice system and it was no coincidence that many of us were black women. The reason for the […]

White Male Privilege & Legalization:  The Black Man Loses Again

White Male Privilege & Legalization: The Black Man Loses Again

I wish I had a dick. It doesn’t have to be a huge one or anything, but I think I’d like one, for the cred that comes with it. I mean it—that’s all I need to maximize my personal power and completely thrive in this world. I was born into a Canadian, middle-class, white family, […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Maternity Leave by Country

INFOGRAPHIC: Maternity Leave by Country

The staff over at The Atlantic are always working on cutting-edge investigative pieces with real social impact. Sometimes, this means looking at certain national issues through a larger, global lens. As a means of examining the a long-stalled bill intended to guarantee maternity leave to women workers in the United States, The Atlantic republished an […]

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

There’s been a lot of talk in the media lately regarding the supposed sexual harassment of a student by her philosophy professor. The professor in question recently resigned from his tenured university post in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against him.  The story details are fuzzy, but it seems that he and […]

Tunisian Preacher Calls For Execution Of Topless Female Activist Amina Tyler

Tunisian Preacher Calls For Execution Of Topless Female Activist Amina Tyler

Feminist group FEMEN is calling for a “topless revolution” in Tunisia after a Muslim preacher said he wanted a girl stoned to death because she posted a topless photo of herself on Facebook. Amina Tyler, 19, posted a photo of herself without a top on and with the words “My body belongs to me” written in Arabic across […]