THE FEMISH ORGANIZATION
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Sharing Research & Education on Femmephobia
ABOUT THE FEMISH ORGANIZATION
FEMISH transforms rigorous research into accessible, educational content disseminated across various platforms - from dynamic social media channels and engaging blogs to a widely-read digital magazine. Our reach extends from insightful events and educational talks to impactful summits and presentations for Fortune 500 companies.
We are dedicated to highlighting a critical aspect of achieving genuine gender equality - examining the practice of gender-policing and dissecting what research identifies as "femmephobia." Within society, expressions and individuals labeled as "feminine" often face unwarranted assumptions of weakness, frivolity, and incompetence. The more one aligns with femininity, the greater the risk of being perceived as less promotable, unsafe, and subject to bias, discrimination, and even scrutiny of their sexual orientation.
We firmly believe that femininity itself is not the source of oppression; rather, it is society's treatment of femininity that perpetuates oppression. This intersectional issue impacts individuals of all genders from the moment they enter the world. Through the dissemination of research, education, and active advocacy, FEMISH is dedicated to dismantling bias against femininity and individuals who embody it, while encouraging everyone to express themselves authentically.
By influencing societal behaviors, we aim to alter prevailing values, subsequently catalyzing policy changes. This represents the next evolution of feminism.
Bailey Cooper, IL
"When I first heard Samantha’s story about why she created Femish, I felt very empowered by her, and that is how I felt during my time with Femish. I learned the important of advocating for yourself and others in today’s society. I learned how to stand up and speak for myself in a world full of sexism and misogyny. I learned what femmephobia was and how it applies to today’s world. I truly learned the important of DEI training in the workplace. All of these pieces I will carry with me moving forward in my career. I am forever grateful for my time working with Femish!"
Ashlyn Allemand, IL
"Through working with FEMISH, one of the most important things I learned is to trust myself....FEMISH allowed me to write about topics that I am the most passionate about, empowering me to be confident in my writing and authentic and honest in my work. Through this internship, I learned how to connect my thoughts and present them in a way that is comprehensive while still maintaining the empowerment of the information at hand. Without FEMISH, I wouldn’t have the understanding of femmephobia and the dangers it causes to our society. This internship sparked my interest in furthering my scholarship in gender equality and femmephobia, and the different ways we can address the issue of the devaluation and regulation of femininity. FEMISH gave me the opportunity to use my voice to remind others of the power within themselves."
Empower Your Space with FEMISH: Confronting Femmephobia for a Thriving Environment
At FEMISH, we believe in fostering inclusive spaces where everyone can thrive. Our expert speakers are ready to engage your school or business in a crucial conversation about Femmephobia and its profound impact on the workplace and education.
*Boost Production and Innovation
*Enhance Leadership Skills
*Attract and retain talent
*Demonstrate Social Responsibility
Join the growing number of Universities and Businesses, like U.S. Foods and CDW, and book a FEMISH speaker now and embark on a transformative journey towards a more inclusive, empowered, and successful future. Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and be part of the movement towards a more inclusive tomorrow!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Do you have a passion for equality and self love but don't have the time for a full commitment to the organization? Volunteer with FEMISH to meet amazing people and change lives.
Email email@example.com if interested.
FEMISH offers internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. We have projects such as writing and editing, research, social media content, community organization, and more!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As a nonprofit we run on donations and grants. Every dollar helps us with operating expenses, growing our organization, and creating change through events, movements, an education.
We have made donating super easy with our PayPal & Venmo links, in addition to offering Memberships for monthly or annual donations with FEMISH perks! Be A Giver
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BECOME A FEMANTHROPIST
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