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Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Ms. Foundation for Women celebrates all feminists all year long. Women and men who believe in social, economic and political equality are working every day to change the conversation and build a more equal society for ALL genders. Their work makes all the difference.
In 2014 we teamed up with Cosmopolitan.com for our first EVER Feminist Celebrity of the Year survey. You voted and we recognized those who used their impact, influence and notoriety to promote true equality.  These celebrities not only publicly identified as feminists but worked to change the national and international dialogue around diversity, inclusiveness and intersectionality. 
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:

Surprise, some men are on the list.


If you must know, I voted for Margaret Cho.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 4, 2015 4:36 PM

If you want to encourage the feminist movement to be pro sex work, vote for Cho!

Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 4, 2015 4:37 PM

Encourage the feminist movement to be pro #sexwork, vote for @margaretcho! via @DPopTart

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Amy Schumer and Serena Williams’ Nude Photoshoot Is a Big Middle Finger to Trolls

Amy Schumer and Serena Williams’ Nude Photoshoot Is a Big Middle Finger to Trolls | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Now, Pirelli seems to realize, the world has gotten bored of this tired tradition. “A white, able-bodied cis-gendered woman being naked is just not revolutionary anymore,” Gevinson told the New York Times.

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‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen

‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
One by one, they came forward, finding safety in their staggering number and a world that was finally ready to believe them.
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What's so amazing is that it took a man's voice, a comedian's, to raise the issue and expose it. While you may be overwhelmed and even bored by this news story, it is important. Many excellent insights and quotes.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old' To Play Love Interest Of 55-Year-Old

Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old' To Play Love Interest Of 55-Year-Old | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Apparently, a 37-year-old actress is not young enough to play the romantic interest of a 55-year-old actor.

Maggie Gyllenhaal discussed ageism and sexism in Hollywood in the upcoming issue of TheW
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Taylor Swift is the feminist hero young girls need today

Taylor Swift is the feminist hero young girls need today | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born."
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Aubrey Plaza on Mary Wollstonecraft & Feminism

Aubrey Plaza on Mary Wollstonecraft & Feminism | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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“““When I was in high school, I was obsessed with Mary Wollstonecraft; she was one of the very first feminists ever. My friend and I were always making videos, and we made this movie...
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Why Are Politicians So Afraid of Vaginas? And Other Questions

Why Are Politicians So Afraid of Vaginas? And Other Questions | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Lizz Winstead on lady parts, male allies, and drug dealers in the workplace.
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Jennifer Aniston: People Call Me 'Selfish' For Not Being a Mom

Jennifer Aniston: People Call Me 'Selfish' For Not Being a Mom | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

And correctly defines "feminism"


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A Salute to the Bad Feminists of Pop

A Salute to the Bad Feminists of Pop | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Hey guys! I’m really glad Jason, in his moving and incisive entry, brought up the ever-divisive Azealia Banks, who, with little warning, finally released her mythically long-awaited debut album Broke With Expensive Taste last month. By the time it came out, I’d gone through at least three stages of feelings...
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Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger

Kola Boof: The Message & The Messenger | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Perhaps I am too Utopian *wink* but I do believe that when we gain insight & understanding, we can put our hearts & ethics into action. I respect the hell out of Kola Boof. Admire her greatly. Even when her words sting. For behind them, truth rings. I'd like to think there are others out there who can be taught daily, and not just from some 'word a day' calendar.


Gracie talks with Kola about the messages in her book of poems, Nile River Woman.

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Surviving The Night Of A Thousand Vaginas

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I was thrilled to see that Martha Plimpton wore her scarlet letter when she was on Craig Ferguson last week (23 January, 2014). Not only did Plimpton talk about her organization, A Is For, but she ...
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 27, 2014 7:35 PM

News about A Is For's reproductive rights event, backlash, and a weird film parody.

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Reading gender: On Gloria Steinem's latest collection of articles

Reading gender: On Gloria Steinem's latest collection of articles | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

This is also the Gloria Steinem the world has known for decades now. It’s seen her become an icon for women across the world, changing lives and thought processes. Earlier this week, Steinem released a compilation of her readings, titled “The Essential Gloria Steinem Reader: As if Women Matter”. Published by Rupa in English and Rajkamal publications in Hindi, the reader contains an introduction by Ruchira Gupta, Founder President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an NGO that works against sex trafficking. Gupta has also edited the compilation. The book contains a new essay by Steinem on sex trafficking, titled “The Third Way — An End of Trafficking and Prostitution: A Beginning of Mutual Sexuality”, along with other pieces written by the feminist and activist over decades of work with gender and violence. The essays address issues like gender inequality, marginalisation and violence, and approach each question from viewpoint that can be at once universal and context-specific.


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So far, I'm only seeing press from India on this book, and it is not at Amazon. See also: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/feminist-icon-gloria-steinem-launches-her-new-book-114011501239_1.html

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:21 AM

Has anyone read that "End of Trafficking and Prostitution" article? If so, please do tell!

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Ellen Page: 'Why are people so reluctant to say they're feminists?'

Ellen Page: 'Why are people so reluctant to say they're feminists?' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
After her breakthough role in Juno, Ellen Page unexpectedly found herself on the Hollywood A-list. But she still prefers smaller, tougher movies – and speaking her mind

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Rashida Jones, We Have Bigger Problems Than Porn

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Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones has recently been making headlines. First, with her charming rendition of holiday pop songs on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and just the other week, with her not-so-charming Glamour article titled “Why is Everyone Getting Naked?”


...Jones insists that she wasn’t slut-shaming and that the backlash against her statements “crushed” her, since she considers herself a feminist. It’s not female sexuality she’s against, it’s the fact that this “pornification” of pop culture is “showing what it looks like when women sell sex.” “And so much of it feels staged for men,” she adds, “not for our own pleasure.”

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How to stop Hollywood being so sexist: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto

How to stop Hollywood being so sexist: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"In 1991, Geena Davis starred in Thelma & Louise, a road movie about two women who become fugitives, which led critics to describe it as a “feminist manifesto for the 90s”.

 

Two decades on and the actress is so disillusioned with the film industry’s attitude to women she has drawn up a feminist manifesto of her own with “two easy steps to make Hollywood less sexist”.

 

In a column for The Hollywood Reporter’s 'Women in Entertainment Power 100' issue, the Oscar-winner bemoaned the gender imbalance in media and entertainment and called on film makers to introduce more female characters into their movies to provide positive role models for the young."


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Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling Talk Feminism, Role Models, and Being the Boss

Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling Talk Feminism, Role Models, and Being the Boss | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The two showrunner-stars were eager to discuss a variety of female-centric topics, including the the difficulty of confronting sexism in the media, the temptation to judge other women for hampering feminist progress, and their shared love for their...


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I'm no feminist, says Diana Rigg

I'm no feminist, says Diana Rigg | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Her feisty Avengers alter-ego would have karate-kicked any man who dared patronise her.

 

But it appears that when it comes to equality of the sexes, Diana Rigg is much less strident in real life.

 

Despite being an icon to women’s rights campaigners since the Sixties, the 74-year-old actress has denied being a feminist, saying she likes it when a man displays old-fashioned courtesy.

 

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Her character was hailed by feminists for her intelligence, independence and martial arts skills.

 

 

But Dame Diana denied she was a feminist icon, telling the Radio Times: ‘I was thought to be, but never was really.

 

 

‘I kept my mouth shut for the most part. It’s a question of economics. If you’re paid the same as a man, which now you are in this profession, you’re equal. If a man holds a door open for me or pulls back a chair so that this old bag can sit down, I’m delighted.


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