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How sexism in schools is 'exhausting' young women

How sexism in schools is 'exhausting' young women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

I'm fifteen years old, currently studying for my GCSEs and I feel that sexism in schools is a massive issue. The last thing I want to hear when walking into school on a Monday morning are rape 'jokes' and go-back-to-the-kitchen 'jokes'. Many girls who openly support feminism are automatically...

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Male nurses have been earning thousands more than female nurses for decades

Male nurses in the United States have earned thousands of dollars more than female nurses every year for nearly the past three decades, if not longer, and there's no sign of the gap getting any...

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Why America is the most unequal society in the developed world

Why America is the most unequal society in the developed world | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The reason we're not more upset about the ever-expanding pay gap? We're clueless about how big it really is
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Bill Clinton: Gender and Racial Politics 'Greatest Threat' to Country's Future‏

Bill Clinton: Gender and Racial Politics 'Greatest Threat' to Country's Future‏ | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

(Brennan Linsley/AP Photo) WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton warned Saturday night that despite great gains for the gay and transgender community, the lines of gender and race in politics could still cast a shadow in the years ahead.


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This Chart Shows Movies Have Even Worse Gender Equality Than Real Life

This Chart Shows Movies Have Even Worse Gender Equality Than Real Life | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Take a look at how hollywood matches up with reality.


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Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities

Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
In one poll of New York and Pennsylvania voters, three-quarters of respondents said that a woman’s ability to control whether to have children is linked to equality and financial stability.

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The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics

The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Wage equality for women has been a long and difficult road, dating the Roosevelt era and before. Down through the years, step by step, progress against pay discrimination has plodded along, despite the numerous obstacles. However, that struggle came to an abrupt halt last April when Republican Senators decided to shut down legislation to curb pay discrimination based on gender. But the question is: will they pay a price in November?

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The Most Ridiculous Sexist Laws Across the Globe

The Most Ridiculous Sexist Laws Across the Globe | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We're not kidding with these.
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malek's curator insight, August 16, 2014 6:44 AM

And the cardinal rule,

“All Rape Victims Deserve it” 

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New statistics: Pregnancy discrimination claims hit low-wage workers hardest

New statistics: Pregnancy discrimination claims hit low-wage workers hardest | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
New data from the EEOC show that pregnancy discrimination hits virtually every industry and every geographic area of the country.

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Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities

Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A new report says that the federal government is the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color, and that President Obama should take executive action to help lift them into the middle class.
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Why is it so difficult for young women to get their tubes tied?

Why is it so difficult for young women to get their tubes tied? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Young women are having difficulty accessing tubal ligation, despite it being a relatively safe (death rate is 1-2 per 100,000) and elective surgery.

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The discussion is also insightful.

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Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years

Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A recent column by Phyllis Schlafly—arguably nation’s, if not the world’s, most famous hater of the feminist movement—shows just how woefully out of touch she and the conservative spokeswomen who have followed her are today.
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Schlafly said, “The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.”

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NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us

NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
According to a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses.

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Poverty & inequality play a large role

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Man Gets Job When He Adds 'Mr.' To His Resume

Man Gets Job When He Adds 'Mr.' To His Resume | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
When I added 'Mr.' I saw the reality of gender discrimination.
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No Time for Reflection – A Game Plan for 2014

No Time for Reflection – A Game Plan for 2014 | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The goals of 2014 are far too critical to dwell on our past. Legislation and rhetoric against our rights is occurring at an increasing rate already this year. How do we stop this momentum?


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URGENT: Call VA House Leaders - Stop Blocking the ERA

URGENT: Call VA House Leaders - Stop Blocking the ERA | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Del. Mark Cole's legislative aide said he is not planning on introducing the ERA legislation to be heard in the House committee effectively stopping progress on the ERA bill for Virginians and for our nation. This is unacceptable! We need to call and to keep calling Del. Cole and Speaker Howell. Ask them to allow a vote on the ERA bill HJ 12. The Virginia Senate bill passed with bi-partisan support 25-8. 

Tell your friends across this nation to call NOW!!!! One man has chosen to stop the path for economic stability for all women in the United States. Remind Delegate Cole and Speaker Howell that the number one issue for women is economic equality and women all across the nation are watching Virginia!

Del. Mark Cole (804) 698-1088
Email Address: DelMCole@house.virginia.gov
Twitter: @MarkColeVA

Speaker Howell (804) 698-1028
Email Address: delwhowell@house.virginia.gov
Twitter: @SpeakerHowell


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malek's curator insight, February 8, 2014 10:02 AM

Spread the Word

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GM’s first female CEO is paid half of male predecessor

GM’s first female CEO is paid half of male predecessor | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The wage gap for women can even affect those at the top, undermining executive achievements (GM’s first female CEO is paid half of male predecessor because…something…something…free market…

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malek's curator insight, February 7, 2014 7:21 AM

Women Can't have it all!

Mary Barra has a long road of challenges as the first female on the helm of mighty GM. 

If she managed to transform the GM culture, wages gap will be a secondary issue.

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Women's rights country by country - interactive

Women's rights country by country - interactive | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion?

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malek's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:27 AM

Make yourself a favor: keep this interactive guide handy. Full of surprsing facts  about women rights, like never before.

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If our vote didn't matter no one would work so hard to keep us from voting.

If our vote didn't matter no one would work so hard to keep us from voting. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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Susan Sarandon Dismisses “Feminism” | The Jane Dough

Susan Sarandon Dismisses “Feminism” | The Jane Dough | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Actress and longtime supporter of women's rights Susan Sarandon denounced the word feminist in a recent interview with The Guardian:

 

"I think of myself as a humanist because I think it’s less alienating to people who think of feminism as being a load of strident bitches and because you want everyone to have equal pay, equal rights, education and healthcare.


It’s a bit of an old-fashioned word. It’s used more in a way to minimize you. My daughter [Eva Amurri] who is 28, doesn’t even relate to the word “feminist” and she is definitely in control of her decisions and her body."

 

It’s frustrating to see successful women such as Sarandon, Katy Perry, and even Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer dismiss feminism when their successes would have been virtually impossible without it. It’s especially frustrating to hear support for the historic goals of feminism — equality, education, healthcare — in one sentence and then the term’s denouncement in the next.

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On the other hand, use of the word "humanist" is also more inclusive, making equality for women part of a larger battle including race, age, sexual orientation, on & on & on...

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How about instead of women's rights and racial rights we just have "rights" as in for everybody?

How about instead of women's rights and racial rights we just have "rights" as in for everybody? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

We SHOULD have rights for everyone. I agree with that. But things are not and have not been set up to allow everybody a fair chance.

 

I want you to imagine a race track...

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What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Abortion and access to contraception often get lumped with marriage equality as “social issues,” but there are reasons why they’ve played out differently. Take Portman’s own reasoning in his Op-Ed this morning: “We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.” In other words, gay and lesbian people are joining what Portman considers to be, and has historically been, a conservative institution — much like the military, where they’d already been serving in secret.

 

Although family planning used to be considered a conservative issue, there is still something more radical and terrifying about a woman not wanting to be a mother, or wanting to be a mother on her own terms. There will always be people who consider it the same as murder of a fully developed person in the world. There is still far more empathy for an embryo or fetus than for the living woman.

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It's that last line of what I've quoted from the article which has upset me so deeply for what's now become my entire life.

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" I cast a politically expedient vote in favor of DOMA and I have regretted that ever since"

Lynne Osterman who was elected as a Republican to the Minnesota legislature says regrets casting a "political expedient" vote for Minnesota's "Defense of Marriage" law that outlawed same-sex marriage. She tears up when talking about it and urges Minnesota lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 15, 2013 1:06 PM

It's so sad that being decent has to be such rare & brave thing.

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The Women's Movement's Next 50 Years

The Women's Movement's Next 50 Years | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

I always knew this was the longest revolution, one that would take a century or more to unfold. It's upended most of our lives, and significantly improved so many of them. Nothing will ever be the same. Yet there's still such a long way to go. I doubt I'll see full gender equality in my lifetime.

 

By Ruth Rosen, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle, is Professor Emerita of History at the University of California at Davis and a Scholar in Residence at U.C. Berkeley. She is the author, most recently, of The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 23, 2013 1:28 AM

Required reading.

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Required reading. 

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
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Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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