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The Truth About The Minimum Wage That Will Make You Gasp

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This is astounding. And it makes you wonder: what does it take to get ahead in this country?

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#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism is Leaving the Disabled Behind

#YesAllWomen, but Not Really: How Feminism is Leaving the Disabled Behind | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Unwittingly or not, modern feminism is leaving its disabled sisters out of the discussion.


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Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores

Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago I first asked two questions that continue to unsettle me today. The first is answerable: What does a woman who sells sex accomplish that leads to her being treated as fallen, beyond the pale, incapable of speaking for herself, discountable if she does speak, invisible as a member of society? The answer is she carries a stigma. The second question is a corollary: Why do most public conversations focus on laws and regulations aimed at controlling these stigmatized women rather than recognizing their agency? To that the answer is not so straightforward.


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9-Year-Old Boy’s Hilarious Art Project Captures the Problem With “Being a Man”

9-Year-Old Boy’s Hilarious Art Project Captures the Problem With “Being a Man” | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Kids say the truest things.

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Feminism, gender equality, is good for everyone.

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Reclaim the Night must remain women-only

Reclaim the Night must remain women-only | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Men need to understand that their presence on a march against violence towards women is not welcome, says Louise Pennington

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Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at

Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Laura Agustin debunks lies told about her and the history of a whole social movement in favour of sex worker rights by a fundamentalist Swedish feminist.

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We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work

We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Angela Campbell is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, McGill University


In a fortnight marked by intense media focus on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, another news item – also bearing deep-seated gender implications – has moved far more discretely through the Canadian public circuit. Bill C-36, the federal government’s proposed new law to govern sex work, passed through Senate last week, and is now set to receive royal assent.


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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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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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“we never gave up our power”: a conversation with Naomi Sayers

“we never gave up our power”: a conversation with Naomi Sayers | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Naomi Sayers is an Indigenous feminist from the Garden River First Nations, just east of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, who has also worked as a sex worker in the north of Canada. Naomi shared with A Kiss for Gabriela that some of her current work advocating for the rights of Indigenous people in the sex trade springs from a 2012 workshop organized by the sex worker organization Maggie’s in Toronto on public education and challenging stigma. After attending the workshop, Naomi started telling her own story using her own words and sharing about her own experiences in sex work, challenging the messages she had heard for so many years from authority figures–counselors, doctors, nurses, and the justice system–that indigenous women are victims and incapable of deciding what is right for them.

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Around the Ms. Office: The Best Feminist Shows on Television

Around the Ms. Office: The Best Feminist Shows on Television | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

RT @msmagazine: The best feminist TV shows, as chosen by Ms. editors and staff http://t.co/rBckoFlkc2


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Pro-Lifers' Existential Crisis

Pro-Lifers' Existential Crisis | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

For liberals, one of the few bright spots of this week's election was the resounding defeat of two so-called "personhood" ballot initiatives, which would have extended constitutional rights to embryos.


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Join Pivot as the Sex Workers' Rights Campaigner

Join Pivot as the Sex Workers' Rights Campaigner | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Pivot is looking for a full-time staff lawyer to lead our sex workers’ rights campaign.
About You

You are a passionate, trans-positive, feminist lawyer with a deep understanding of the human rights issues faced by sex workers in Canada and the fight for decriminalization of adult sex work.

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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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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, October 22, 3:41 PM

#RememberInNovember

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FOX Host: Young Women Are Too Stupid To Vote Or To Serve On Juries (VIDEO)

FOX Host: Young Women Are Too Stupid To Vote Or To Serve On Juries (VIDEO) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The FOX spin machine was working overtime on October 21, and the goal was to convince every young woman that she isn’t smart enough to vote – because young, single women tend to vote for Democrats.

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Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters

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Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »

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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, October 22, 3:42 PM

#RememberInNovember

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2015 Social Justice Kittens Calendar

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Shipping mid-November 2014.

LiartownUSA is proud to offer a full-color, glossy, 12” x 12” wall calendar, painstakingly crafted to honor and celebrate our bravest, most productive modern heroes: ONLINE SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVISTS.

What began as an imaginary calendar on a blog post is now the first Liartown artifact to respectfully and consensually enter the real world. Hailed as “the absolute best cat calendar!” by none other than Jezebel.com, this impressive calendar showcases 12 absolutely precious kittens, each carefully selected through a grueling audition process. Unlike bland, privileged garbage kittens chosen for nothing more than shallow good looks, Social Justice Kittens radiate fierce strength in the face of untold adversity, and all are gifted with a dazzling array of genders and orientations to go with their tiny, oh-so-kissable faces! THE STATUS QUO WILL NEVER FULLY ACCEPT THESE KITTENS!

After thousands of years of cis-het, patriarchal BULLSHIT, here’s a calendar that DARES YOU to speak truth to power. A calendar which boldly announces to the world that you aren’t going to sit back and let others speak for you. A calendar that holds you up high so others can see you’re able to stand proudly on your own. Here at LAST is a calendar that urges you to lean in really close and actually drink the sweet, pathetic tears RIGHT OFF YOUR OPPRESSORS’ STUBBLED CHEEKS!

Each month features a charming kitten professionally photographed in a heroic pose appropriate to a small cat defiantly speaking out on the hottest social justice issues of the day. A sassy, challenging declaration erases any doubts about each cat’s passionate rejection of the dominant paradigm.

In the end, the choice is simple: financially support the ideals embodied by this treasured, unique gift, or refuse to purchase a copy and become one of those hateful fake allies who actively embrace injustice and murder.
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More Men Are Raped in US Than Women? Not.

More Men Are Raped in US Than Women? Not. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

You may have come across that assertion before if you have the habit of visiting MRA sites on the net.  I've seen it, but never found any sources for it, except for fuzzy hints that it's because of prison rape of men is not included in the general rape statistics.

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The men's rights movement would like to distract from the matter at hand. While men are raped (& abused) looking at the minority of problems does not address the main problem of violence against women. Also, solving the problem of violence against women & rape culture would go a long way in addressing such violence across all genders.

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Trouble with White Women and White Feminism

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Today begins a weekly series of posts about white women and white feminism.  There is something troubling to me in the pattern of white women’s behavior and white feminism’s response to inequality that I want …

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, October 18, 3:22 PM

Great reading; and note at the bottom to find the next in the series. Click-click-click.

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Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes?

Are All Women Essentially Prostitutes? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A perspective from someone who knows what she’s talking about

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Sean Pusol's curator insight, October 5, 9:44 PM

I love this maybe extreme but defintiely true on a LOT OF AREAS 

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A Woman’s Room Online: Misogyny, and the Idea That the Internet Isn't Real

A Woman’s Room Online: Misogyny, and the Idea That the Internet Isn't Real | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Here’s the thing. For hundreds of millions of people, the Internet is our workplace: we go there to collaborate, to do research, to promote our work. The Internet is the place where we meet our friends. It’s where we get our news. It’s where we organize charity activity, or political activity. For hundreds of millions of people, the Internet is a central hub of human activity.

Now. Think about what it would be like if every time you went to work, every time you went out with friends, every time you went out to get a newspaper, every time you went on a charity walkathon, every time you went to a neighborhood meeting to plan the new public park, you had people screaming at you how worthless you are, how ugly you are, how much they hate you, how much they want to torture and rape and kill you.

Think about showing up to work at 8:30 in the morning, and sitting down in this room.
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If Buying Condoms Was Like Buying Birth Control

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No Shame Movement's curator insight, October 10, 2:08 PM

great role reversal 

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Who Needs the Boys?: On How Women’s Colleges Still Matter » Sociology Lens

Who Needs the Boys?: On How Women’s Colleges Still Matter » Sociology Lens | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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I graduated from a women's college :)

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Photo of the Day: “Women: Like men, only cheaper.”

Photo of the Day: “Women: Like men, only cheaper.” | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

his “Women: Like men, only cheaper” image should look familiar–we’ve sarcastically used to“celebrate” Equal Pay Day in the past. But an Australian tech executive was all-too-serious when he included it as a slide during his talk at a tech conference recently. Evan Thornleye explained how “forward-thinking” people such as himself can take advantage of the wage gap by hiring qualified women “for relatively cheap.” 


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malek's curator insight, September 28, 7:01 AM

Not sure if it's a joke or a bitter fact.

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Liberals and Feminists, Stop Enabling the Police State

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Sex, or fear of it, has been almost as important in the construction of this nightmare state as racism. Just as the legal gains of the civil rights movement were blunted by LBJ’s Safe Streets Act and the incipient “war on drugs,” the sexual revolution and women’s liberation were short-circuited by serial sex panics, police power in loco mariti, Victims’ Rights as a mask for vengeance and the conception of the Sex Offender as a new, utterly damnable category of human being. It’s significant that the police state’s expansion in the late 1960s–70s coincided not only with the blowing winds of freedom and conservative backlash but with the falling rate of profit. Twenty years on, with the welfare state exhausted, the punishment state found its greatest champion in Bill Clinton, whose neoliberal down escalator for the working class required a vast reserve army of unemployed. Capitalism needed the penitentiary. It always has. Old fears in new skins helped oil the machinery.

Clinton gave his violence program a twist of identity politics—enhanced penalties for violence against women, hate as an actionable emotion, child protection as a blanket for censorship and repression—but those who backed him were not simply gulled. For years before—and each side for its own reasons—some liberals had made common cause with some conservatives on policing sex. “Carceral feminists,” the subject of a fair amount of recent talk and scholarship on the roots of anti-trafficking campaigns, is an unlovely phrase, but it usefully denotes a social force that elided personal power with state power, eschewed the project of liberation—the goal of a radically different set of power relations—and took as its armor the victim’s mantle.
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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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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
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.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
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 Tormorrow
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/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.