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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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Meet the ‘Radical Brownies’ - girl scouts for the modern age

Meet the ‘Radical Brownies’ - girl scouts for the modern age | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The ‘Radical Brownies’ of Oakland have taken the Girl Scouts concept to an edgier level.


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Patriarchal Dads On Dating - Disgusting

Patriarchal Dads On Dating - Disgusting | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Straight out of the creepy files, dads are viewing their daughters as their own property -- property which can be defended like some backward "stand your ground" law. The following exhibits were al...
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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, January 21, 2015 5:01 PM
@Laura Brown I can't agree with you. Wearing shirts about guns & violent threats isn't the answer to rape culture. In fact, this stinks more of rape culture than anything. It's about a man's property; not respect or a woman's value.
Laura Brown's comment, January 21, 2015 6:23 PM
I'm reading it as more bluster or humour based. But the tone of protecting daughters is still important. People don't protect something or someone they don't value.
Laura Brown's comment, January 21, 2015 6:25 PM
Maybe it's a Canada/ US difference too. Not many people here actually have a gun to wave around. So here a shirt like that would not be seen as serious versus humour or propaganda.
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What's right with Hermione

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14-year-old Naomi Horn says the heroine of JK Rowling's Harry Potter series remains a depressingly rare example of a fictional female respected for her education and intelligence. In Hermione’s world, being smart is what makes her important.
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Johnny Can't Concentrate On His Math Because Sue's Bra Strap Is Showing - I Guess His Only Option Is To Fail Math & Rape The Girl

Johnny Can't Concentrate On His Math Because Sue's Bra Strap Is Showing - I Guess His Only Option Is To Fail Math & Rape The Girl | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
My daughter was sent home from school with a note one of the last days of school. Along with the note, she was wearing her gym uniform t-shirt. Seems her bra strap was visible beneath her sleeveles...
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Why Developing Women In Skilled Trades Must Become A Priority

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Why Developing Women In Skilled Trades Must Become A Priority - As women now make up more than 50 percent of  Canada’s workforce, there's an urgent need to fix the glaring gender imbalance in trades and technical jobs. 
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Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post)

Open Letter to Phyllis Schlafly From 12 Year-Old Madison Kimrey (Guest Post) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"...it’s been kind of hard to find something I have in common with you. Then, it came to me. I bet you wear a bra."
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Do All-Girls Schools Breed Feminists or Mean Girls? | TIME.com

Do All-Girls Schools Breed Feminists or Mean Girls? | TIME.com | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

What happens when girls aren't under the scrutiny of boys? Do they get more girly or less so?


A new study has found that girls at same-sex schoolsfeel greater pressure to adhere to gender norms — and were bullied if they didn’t — than those at mixed-gender schools. Perhaps even more surprising, the same researchers say that girls at same-sex schools evaluated their self-worth based more on social confidence than cognitive confidence — while girls at mixed-gender schools weighed academics more heavily than social prowess.

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“I was quite surprised by the results,” he says. “But do I think that these result would generalize to schools in North America? I do.”


Other experts disagree.

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Fascinating -- and not just because I went to a women only college (esp as college is different than middle school).

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Porn & Romance: An Odd Couple?

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While romance novels may seem to be harmless entertainment, they have a darker side. One study found that women who buy into romantic fantasies tend to choose occupations with reduced economic rewards that require less education after high school.


Such women also show little interest in high-status occupations. Living too fully in an unreal world of fantasy and romance can undermine your economic prospects in the real world.


Both hypersexuality and the romance genre of books and movies are part of the New Soft War, because both have negative effects on one very important part of a woman’s anatomy according to the American Psychological Association: her brain.

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Five ways to teach girls' rights in schools

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As the International Day of the Girl approaches, here are some ideas to help teachers tackle the complex issues of girls' human rights across the world

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Welcome Back to School, Girls. And Mind Those Breasts!

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My daughters' school has a new dress code: No bellies. No buns. No breasts. Funny how it's all about girls, not boys.
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:55 PM

See also: http://www.aslipofagirl.net/2009/07/johnny-cant-concentrate-on-his-math.html

Laura Brown's comment, September 17, 2013 9:04 PM
The girls are the ones showing up with most of their skin exposed. Other than showing their boxers, the boys have far less exposure. I'm glad if schools are enforcing dress codes. I get annoyed seeing young women with their ass, boobs and belly exposed. They look like they should be acting on some TV show like Dukes of Hazard, or some other show geared for men who want to see soft porn on TV.
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Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics? : NPR

Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics? : NPR | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics.


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What happened when I started a feminist society at school

What happened when I started a feminist society at school | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

After returning from this school trip I started to notice how much the girls at my school suffer because of the pressures associated with our gender. Many of the girls have eating disorders, some have had peers heavily pressure them into sexual acts, others suffer in emotionally abusive relationships where they are constantly told they are worthless.

 

I decided to set up a feminist society at my school, which has previously been named one of "the best schools in the country", to try to tackle these issues. However, this was more difficult than I imagined as my all-girls school was hesitant to allow the society. After a year-long struggle, the feminist society was finally ratified.

 

What I hadn't anticipated on setting up the feminist society was a massive backlash from the boys in my wider peer circle. They took to Twitter and started a campaign of abuse against me. I was called a "feminist bitch", accused of "feeding [girls] bullshit", and in a particularly racist comment was told "all this feminism bull won't stop uncle Sanjit from marrying you when you leave school".

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Boys Laugh...

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Laura Brown's comment, May 23, 2013 11:05 PM
In a fairy tale maybe. My Dad never wiped up any tears for me.
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The Best Thing A Girl Can Be In This World, A Beautiful Little Fool

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From Sylvia Plath’s copy of The Great Gatsby.

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Girl Scouts Chapter Introduces Game Design Merit Badge | Mashable

Girl Scouts Chapter Introduces Game Design Merit Badge | Mashable | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

By Chelsea Stark

 

"The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles have introduced a Game Design merit badge to help encourage its members to get interested in a variety of science and technology fields.

 

"The L.A. Girl Scouts chapter partnered with the Women in Games International organization to create a curriculum for the patch. Girls will be required to program their games as well as design them, using software called Gamestar Mechanic.

 

"The Boy Scouts of America introduced a Game Design merit badge last month, but it does not include the programming requirement.

 

"The Girl Scouts' version hasn't been approved by the national organization yet, thus it is only available to Girl Scouts in the Los Angeles chapter. According to NBC News, it's designed for girls in 4th to 6th grade."


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onegirlrhumba: i’m sorry, chelsea fagan, but...

onegirlrhumba: i’m sorry, chelsea fagan, but... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"but when you write that “’misandry’ has become a cute term to express one’s disgust for the patriarchy” and that “it wouldn’t be shocking to see a 16-year-old white girl’s Tumblr with a picture of her holding a heart-shaped card emblazoned with “I Love Misandry” and surrounded by sparkles” because the whole concept is “cute, and it’s harmless,” you effectively trivialize teenage girls as a category (who get shit on enough, and no, adding ‘white’ to your description doesn’t make it better) as well as the particular and collective experiences of women who have suffered material, physical, emotional, and psychic harm from patriarchy as a structural oppression and men as both individuals and as a category, who utilize individual and collective hatred of men as a means of daily coping, of friendship and bonding, and of resistance.  blindness to intersectionality isn’t the fault of “misandry”; it’s the fault of shitty feminists, period."

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Afghan schoolgirls poisoned in anti-education attack

"About 150 Afghan schoolgirls were poisoned on Tuesday after drinking contaminated water at a high school in the country's north, officials said, blaming it on conservative radicals opposed to female education."...
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Take Action with NOW

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National Organization for Women

 

Stop Anti-Abortion Rights Teen Endangerment Act in Congress

 

TAKE ACTION NOW:
A House floor vote is coming soon on the dangerous anti-abortion rights Teen Endangerment Act, which could criminalize helping a teenage woman access legal abortion care outside of her home state. Tell your representative to vote NO on the "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" (H.R. 2299). [MORE]


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It's a Girl! Documentary Film - Official Trailer

In India, China and many other parts of the world today, girls are killed, aborted and abandoned simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called "gendercide".


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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
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