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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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7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women

7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
profeminist:
“Who’s your pick?
Here Are 7 Redesigns Of The $20 Bill That Honor Women
"If you could choose any historical woman to be on the $20 bill, who would it be?
A nonprofit campaign called Women...
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Men in miniskirts take stand for women's rights in Turkey

Men in miniskirts take stand for women's rights in Turkey | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Turkish men have taken a stand with a simple, unconventional approach to combatting violence against women-- miniskirts.
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In a historic first, five women qualify for Army Ranger School

In a historic first, five women qualify for Army Ranger School | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The Army opened its prestigious Army Ranger School to women last autumn. Now, five women have qualified and more could be on the way. But even if they pass, they still can't serve as Rangers – yet.


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16-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez killed by Denver police

16-year-old queer Latina Jessie Hernandez killed by Denver police | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Jessie Hernandez’ friends describe her as goofy, lovable, with an infectious smile. On Monday morning, the Denver police officers saw in Jessie — a Latina, queer-presenting young person — a threat. For this reason, Jessie is now dead.


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American Cardinal Blames Women for “Feminizing” the Catholic Church

American Cardinal Blames Women for “Feminizing” the Catholic Church | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Last year, Pope Francis demoted American Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke by removing him as head of the Apostolic Signatura (the Vatican's high court) and giving him a perfunctory post at the Knights of Malta. This was a big deal because Burke is a fire-breathing reactionary who rose high under Pope Benedict, and his demotion...
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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Female World Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Newspaper Edits Female World Leaders Out of Charlie Hebdo March | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Yesterday's historic march across Paris included over 40 world leaders expressing solidarity for France after the Charlie Hebdo massacre., but if you read Haredi newspaper Precursor, you'd believe that none of them were women.
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Why Violence Against Sex Workers Is A Very Real & Feminist Issue

Why Violence Against Sex Workers Is A Very Real & Feminist Issue | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
For those of you who have not yet read the long account of the terrible situation Jill Brenneman & Amanda Brooks find themselves in, get a cup of coffee and go do so. Their several year long or...

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This is the #YesAllWomen comic the New York Times wouldn’t publish

This is the #YesAllWomen comic the New York Times wouldn’t publish | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Michael Kupperman tells Salon: It "blew my mind" that the Times wouldn't publish his and David Rees' latest comic
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Away from Papers fight,  is feminism an emotional movement?!!

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When Words Become Bullets: Elliot Rodger and the Patriarchal Id

When Words Become Bullets: Elliot Rodger and the Patriarchal Id | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Rodger’s actions have a chilling rationality to them in the terms of our gendered society, which makes objects and possessions of women, and rapacious, status-conscious animals of men. Whatever else Rodger’s crimes are, they are not unintelligible; they merely wrote in blood what too many of us hear, see, and say every day.
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Alleged Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger and the Twisted Cult of Modern Masculinity

Alleged Santa Barbara Killer Elliot Rodger and the Twisted Cult of Modern Masculinity | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Elliot Rodger’s shooting spree will inevitably fuel the endless arguments about culture and responsibility, especially when it comes to masculinity and guns.
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Surviving The Night Of A Thousand Vaginas

Surviving The Night Of A Thousand Vaginas | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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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News about A Is For's reproductive rights event, backlash, and a weird film parody.

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Right-Wing Reaction to Mandela's Death Exposes Link Between Racism and Misogyny

Right-Wing Reaction to Mandela's Death Exposes Link Between Racism and Misogyny | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

If there was any doubt that the politics of the right are based in fear and resentment, the right-wing reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela laid it to rest, a moment that also laid bare the relationship between racism and opposition to the free agency of women.

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Egypt: "We Will Wear Dresses on 24 August !"

Egypt: "We Will Wear Dresses on 24 August !" | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We Will Wear Dresses - Online campaign calls for women to take back their power and wear what they want

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Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'You Deserve Rape' sign causes controversy on UA campus

Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'You Deserve Rape' sign causes controversy on UA campus | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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Binders Keepers

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"Scarborough also mocks “Binder-Gate”, completely missing the point of the reaction to Mitt Romney’s “Binders full of women” statement. Which is exactly what the tap-dancing Romney was trying to do. Romney want’s to hide his record, his stance, his very negative attitude towards women. It’s not the ill-phrased statement made by the perpetually awkward Romney, but the very negative scenario he was attempting to illustrate as a positive.

 

Let me spell it out for you: We don’t want to hear about binders full of resumes from qualified female candidates — which were given to you, not sought by you, Romney. We want to live in a world where hiring women, at equal pay, is common practice."

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Leaders of U.S. Catholic nuns to address Vatican reprimand about 'radical' feminism - CNN.com

Leaders of U.S. Catholic nuns to address Vatican reprimand about 'radical' feminism - CNN.com | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The showdown between the Vatican and America's largest group of Catholic nuns is expected to peak this week when group leaders will meet to determine a response to the Vatican's reprimand for the group's "radical feminist themes." The church also demands major reforms from the nuns' group. The Leadership Conference of Women Religious, initially surprised by the Vatican's report last month, "plans to move slowly, not rushing to judgment" when the group's 21-member board meets for three days in Washington, D.C., beginning Tuesday. "The board will conduct its meeting in an atmosphere of prayer, contemplation and dialogue and will develop a plan to involve LCWR membership in similar processes," the group said in a statement. "We will engage in dialogue where possible and be open to the movement of the Holy Spirit. We ask your prayer for us and for the Church in this critical time." Last month, the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, the Catholic church's doctrinal watchdog, did a years-long "doctrinal assessment" investigation of the group -- which represents 80% of the Catholic nuns in United States -- and found "serious doctrinal problems."


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FEMEN Protest Islam Oppression of Women in Paris

FEMEN Protest Islam Oppression of Women in Paris | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women's politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws.

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No women allowed

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IF there was a medal for double standards at the London Games this summer, the International Olympic Committee would be in with a pretty good shout of winning gold.
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Meryl Streep introduces Hillary Clinton at the...

Meryl Streep introduces Hillary Clinton at the... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Meryl Streep introduces Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit: “ I find a lot of similarities: We’re roughly the same age, we both have two brothers — mine are annoying — we both grew up in...
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Five Right-Wing Violations Against Women That We Must Crush

Five Right-Wing Violations Against Women That We Must Crush | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by: Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet | Op-Ed

 

Don't be fooled by the Limbaugh backlash. It's true that progressives and women's groups are fighting back with unprecedented vigor, and the campaigns against Komen, against Rush Limbaugh's sexist smears, against the Blunt Amendment, show that women can organize quickly and powerfully over social media. And yes, it remains crucial that the nasty sexism and racism emitting from the shock jock is finally getting its deserved public airing.

 

But extremist politicians haven't gotten the message yet: the policies that mirror and feed from Limbaugh's smears still exist, and may in fact be worsening. The GOP War on Women is in full throttle over a year since it kicked off, taking its toll in particular on the state level where recent data shows that all the posturing has dramatically changed living conditions for women--and not for the better.

 

Here are five ways the GOP are continuing their onslaught on women's rights that are crying out for the kind of intense pushback that we now know women's and reproductive justice advocates are capable of. [MORE]


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Mockery: Women’s new weapon

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By Tracy Clark-Flory

 

From a sex strike to satirical anti-Viagra bills, the war on reproductive rights has some responding with laughs.


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Lesbian judge refuses to marry heterosexual couples

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by CHRISTINE DHANAGOM, LifeSiteNews.com

 

DALLAS, February 28, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A lesbian judge in Texas says she will not perform wedding ceremonies for heterosexuals until the state allows homosexuals to “marry” as well.


Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker told the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas at a meeting last Tuesday that it would be “oxymoronic” for her to perform wedding ceremonies that can’t be performed for her.


She said that when couples appear in her courtroom, she directs them to another judge, but not before using the opportunity to “give them a lesson about marriage equality.”

 

“I usually will offer them something along the lines of, ‘I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people,’” she said. [MORE]

 


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We Are Woman: We Are Woman March on Washington, D.C. Planned for September

We Are Woman: We Are Woman March on Washington, D.C. Planned for September | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The 'Unite Against the War on Women' marches will still be held in each state and many local areas on April 28th. This includes a march on D.C. organized by a local D.C. group. The 'We Are Woman' March on Washington, D.C. is currently in the planning stages for September. [MORE]


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