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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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Equal pay, gender wage gaps and “constantly moving goalposts”: Review of 40 years of scholarly literature

Equal pay, gender wage gaps and “constantly moving goalposts”: Review of 40 years of scholarly literature | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

2014 article in the Cambridge Journal of Economics provides an overview of the scholarly literature and the current debates, as well as the progress toward, and proposed remedies for, closing the gender pay gap.


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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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Jay Leno speaks on Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal

Jay Leno speaks on Bill Cosby sexual assault scandal
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Interesting points about comedy, media censorship -- and how we don't believe women.

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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, 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, 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, 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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A Helpful Quiz For Men To Determine Whether They Are Feminists

A Helpful Quiz For Men To Determine Whether They Are Feminists | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
If you answered "yes" to all of these questions, then congratulations! You are officially more evolved than some villain with a twisty mustache who lived in the 1840s. But you still might not be a feminist!...
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1 In 3 College Men In Survey Say They Would Rape A Woman If They Could Get Away With It

1 In 3 College Men In Survey Say They Would Rape A Woman If They Could Get Away With It | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
As long as you don't call it "rape."
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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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Want to play BINGO with the antis?

Want to play BINGO with the antis? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
I recently got some feedback on my blog that read like an auto-generated essay against porn and sex work, hitting all the key arguments that I've heard a thousand times, just rearranged in a different order.

It got me thinking, hasn't anyone made a bingo card about this yet? Apparently not, so I made one

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2014: fighting back against gender hate, one tweet at a time (feimineach)

2014: fighting back against gender hate, one tweet at a time (feimineach) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Germaine Greer once wrote that women have no idea how much men hate them. Thanks to the internet, now we do.

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Dear Everyone Who Denounces Feminism (on viralwoman)

Dear Everyone Who Denounces Feminism (on viralwoman) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Dear Everyone Who Denounces Feminism (on viralwoman) (Orig. reblogged on tumblr.feimineach)


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Even When They Don’t Have Jobs, Men Do Less Housework Than Women

Even When They Don’t Have Jobs, Men Do Less Housework Than Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
By now, it is well-documented that working women do more housework and child care than working men. This is what we call the "second shift": Men and women both go off to work, but it's women who come home to a whole other job. Conservatives like to argue that this...
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Sex workers missing out on development funds

Sex workers missing out on development funds | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Report says groups led by sex workers that support sex workers’ rights need greater backing from donors to help tackle problems and bring long-term change

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Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason

Doctors Are Examining Your Genitals for No Reason | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

When a girl becomes a woman, she is initiated into a bizarre and mysterious annual ritual. She takes off her clothes, sticks her arms through a backless medical gown, reclines on an examination table, and spreads her legs.


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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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Feminism is Working

Feminism is Working | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

RT @BitchMedia: PS: Click through to see the whole infographic & Bitch ED Julie's note on feminism this year: http://t.co/ahilr0WrwN http:/…


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Women to be hit hardest by tax-credit and benefits freeze - study

Women to be hit hardest by tax-credit and benefits freeze - study | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Figures show more than 75% of estimated savings will come from women under cuts planned by Tories if they win election
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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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Why Feminism Matters in 2014--and in 2015

Why Feminism Matters in 2014--and in 2015 | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"Power is the ability not to have to please," according to Elizabeth Janeway


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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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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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Rose McGowan and Azealia Banks say gay men are more sexist than straight men. Is it true? (Video.)

Rose McGowan and Azealia Banks say gay men are more sexist than straight men. Is it true? (Video.) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. In this week's ripped-from-the-headlines episode, we confront the unsettling notion that gay men might be more sexist or misogynistic than straight men.  If there...
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I've written about this before; see “There’s nothing gays hate more than when people treat us like women.”

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The 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014

The 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014 | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Yes, Beyoncé's VMA performance made the list, but there's much more to celebrate too.

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The Midterm Elections Brought Female Firsts is the start of t the avalanche

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Life, Death, Trust

Life, Death, Trust | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 3, 2014 7:01 PM

This story is not for the faint of heart, but for the strong of heart. Read it. Help via GiftRocket.com and using email address: abrooks2014 AT hush.com

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It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, and Nothing Has Changed | VICE | Canada

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, and Nothing Has Changed | VICE | Canada | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine walked into the École Polytechnique de Montréal and shot 14 women, whom he'd identified as feminists, to death before killing himself.

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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.
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