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Phyllis Schlafly won some battles, but she lost the war | Jessica Valenti

Phyllis Schlafly won some battles, but she lost the war | Jessica Valenti | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
While the conservative crusader helped defeat the ERA, the country has largely embraced the causes she feared most – from working women to LGBT rights
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For International Women’s Day, Kimberley Manning defines the Feminist University

For International Women’s Day, Kimberley Manning defines the Feminist University | critical reasoning | Scoop.it

On International Women's Day, Simone de Beauvoir Institute principal Kimberley Manning argues for an emphasis on social justice.


From Academica Top Ten - Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Feminism needs global voices – here are eight books we should all be reading | Minna Salami | Opinion | The Guardian

Feminism needs global voices – here are eight books we should all be reading | Minna Salami | Opinion | The Guardian | critical reasoning | Scoop.it

Feminism has to get rid of its village mentality. Sweden’s leading the way with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – but many other pioneers could use the spotlight

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Misogynoir: where racism and sexism meet

Misogynoir: where racism and sexism meet | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Activists argue that prejudice against black women is ignored by mainstream feminism. What are the corrosive stereotypes behind it?
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The Feminist Leader Who Became a Men's-Rights Activist

The Feminist Leader Who Became a Men's-Rights Activist | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Karen DeCrow served as president of the National Organization for Women, but she often broke with feminist orthodoxy.
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Beyoncé's control of her own image belies the bell hooks 'slave' critique

Beyoncé's control of her own image belies the bell hooks 'slave' critique | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Roxane Gay: Women have to believe that we can hold different points of view without labeling each other bad feminists
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Laura Bates interview: 'Two years ago, I didn't know what feminism meant'

Laura Bates interview: 'Two years ago, I didn't know what feminism meant' | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Decca Aitkenhead: Laura Bates established the Everyday Sexism Project as an open forum where women could post their experiences of harassment.
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On Prisons, Borders, Safety, and Privilege: An Open Letter to White Feminists

On Prisons, Borders, Safety, and Privilege: An Open Letter to White Feminists | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
It's time for white feminists to challenge their own privilege, listen to all voices and take on the issues that matter.
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The fourth wave of feminism: meet the rebel women

The fourth wave of feminism: meet the rebel women | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
The women's movement may have been in hiding through the 'ladette' years, but in 2013 it has come back with a vengeance. Kira Cochrane meets the new feminists
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Caroline Criado-Perez: 'I don't know if I had a kind of breakdown'

Caroline Criado-Perez: 'I don't know if I had a kind of breakdown' | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Day talks to the student whose fight for a female face on British bank notes made her a target for abuse online
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I'm a half-arsed, accidental feminist – like many other young women

I'm a half-arsed, accidental feminist – like many other young women | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett: Most women don't have time to fight for their gender all the time. They may even diet or twerk. The feminist movement can ill afford to lose their voices
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White Feminist Fatigue Syndrome

White Feminist Fatigue Syndrome | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Brenna Bhandar & Denise Ferreira da Silva – Reply to Nancy Fraser's "How feminism became capitalism's handmaiden—and how to reclaim it"
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Middle-class feminism has a blind spot over female cleaners | Eve Livingston

Middle-class feminism has a blind spot over female cleaners | Eve Livingston | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
One in three families outsources its domestic work, mostly to women. But these isolated and low-paid workers often get a raw deal
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Prioritizing Palestine over the Presidency: Intersectional feminism’s challenge to Hillary Clinton

Prioritizing Palestine over the Presidency: Intersectional feminism’s challenge to Hillary Clinton | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Recent endorsements of Hillary Clinton by Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem brought into focus a long-standing division between powerful, privileged white women’s feminism and intersectional feminism, with its focus on the necessity of analyzing overlapping and intersecting systems of oppression. Nada Elia writes that Palestine stands at the fault line between these two understandings: Global feminist solidarity is necessarily an anti-colonial, intersectional practice, rather than a diamond-bejeweled white fist raised towards a glass ceiling which prevents privileged women from achieving the presidency of the world’s largest hypermilitarized imperial power.
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bell hooks: Buddhism, the Beats and Loving Blackness - The New York Times

bell hooks: Buddhism, the Beats and Loving Blackness - The New York Times | critical reasoning | Scoop.it

This is the last in this series of 2015 interviews with philosophers on race. This week’s conversation is with the scholar, critic and public intellectual bell hooks, who is currently the distinguished professor in residence of Appalachian studies at Berea College. She is the author of many books, including “Writing Beyond Race: Living Theory and Practice” — George Yancy

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Hit TED Talk: Award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 'I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist'

Hit TED Talk: Award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 'I decided to call myself a Happy Feminist' | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
In her hit TED talk, award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie set out her dreams for a fairer world
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A Short History of Male Feminism

A Short History of Male Feminism | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
From Frederick Douglass and John Stuart Mill to today's scholars, there are plenty of men who, despite their flaws, have helped advance women's liberation.
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Feminists aren't 'man-haters' – we just don't like men who are sexist

Feminists aren't 'man-haters' – we just don't like men who are sexist | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Jessica Valenti: Or who use their power to discriminate against women in a desperate bid to maintain their status. But not all men are misogynists
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▶ Sisters in Spirit: The Iroquois Influence on Early American Feminists - YouTube

A talk by Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner Onondaga Historical Association Syracuse, NY; March 8, 2009 A Vision of Social Justice


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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, January 12, 2014 6:38 PM

Excellent overview of how Iroquois ideas of relations between men and women completely altered the old "rule of thumb" of Old Testament laws regarding the obedience of women to men.  Iroquois society introduced the ideas of Human Rights for Women worldwide.

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Why corporate feminism is convenient for capitalism

Why corporate feminism is convenient for capitalism | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Dawn Foster: Focusing on individual success stories is far easier than changing the way business operates – but doesn't actually improve women's working lives
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As a black feminist, I see how the wider movement fails women like my mother

As a black feminist, I see how the wider movement fails women like my mother | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Lola Okolosie: Fighting Page 3 and online misogyny, while praiseworthy, overshadows the work of black and minority-ethnic groups. Feminism must become feminisms
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Michelle Obama 'leans in', just not in the direction privileged feminists want

Michelle Obama 'leans in', just not in the direction privileged feminists want | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Enuma Okoro: Politico bashed the first lady recently, but her fights for children and low-income communities are the kind of activism we need
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Now it's time for feminism to tackle class as well as culture

Now it's time for feminism to tackle class as well as culture | critical reasoning | Scoop.it
Melissa Benn: New women's rights groups could present a popular and serious challenge to more entrenched inequalities
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