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Margaret Thatcher: The Glass-Ceiling Shatterer Who Thought Feminism Was ‘Poison’

Margaret Thatcher: The Glass-Ceiling Shatterer Who Thought Feminism Was ‘Poison’ | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher was the first and only woman premier Britain has ever had. But despite being a leader in a crucial time for women’s rights internationally, the Iron Lady never considered herself a feminist. She said to her adviser, "The feminists hate me, don’t they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison."

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This Cartoon Nails the 32 Types of Anti-Feminists – How Many Have You Come Across?

This Cartoon Nails the 32 Types of Anti-Feminists – How Many Have You Come Across? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Rationalist, the GamerGater, Mr. Buzzword – if you've gotten pushback against your feminism, you'll love these depictions. Which one has bothered you most?
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I've come across them all... *heavy sigh*

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Wage gap could explain why women are more likely to be anxious and depressed than men

Wage gap could explain why women are more likely to be anxious and depressed than men | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The odds of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were markedly greater among women who earned less than their male counterparts, with whom they were matched on education and years of experience, according to new research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Results of the study are online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

The odds that an American woman was diagnosed with depression in the past year are nearly twice that of men. However, this disparity looks very different when accounting for the wage gap: Among women whose income was lower than their male counterparts, the odds of major depression were nearly 2.5 times higher than men; but among women whose income equaled or exceeded their male counterparts, their odds of depression were no different than men.

Results were similar for generalized anxiety disorder. Overall,
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And when you factor in how less likely women are to be taken seriously in terms of their health concerns...

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And when you factor in how less likely women are to be taken seriously in terms of their health concerns...

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“Mad Max,” “Jessica Jones,” “Star Wars”: 2015 was the year women reigned geek culture

“Mad Max,” “Jessica Jones,” “Star Wars”: 2015 was the year women reigned geek culture | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Between "Star Wars," "Mad Max" and "Jessica Jones," this was the year women in genre shows came into their own

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New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails

New Chrome App Helps Women Stop Saying “Just” and “Sorry” in Emails | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The Just Not Sorry extension, which is downloadable at the Chrome app store, underlines self-demeaning phrases like “I’m no expert” and qualifying words like “actually” in red in Gmail like they’re spelling errors. Hover your mouse over the red words, and you’ll see explanatory quotes from women like Tara Mohr (“‘Just’ demeans what you have to say. ‘Just’ shrinks your power.”) and Sylvia Ann Hewlett(“Using sorry frequently undermines your gravitas and makes you appear unfit for leadership.”). Reiss and her team also drew inspiration from business writer Lydia Dishman and a comic by artist Yao Xiao on why “thank you” is more effective than “sorry.”

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May just try this to see how often I am making these errors...

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Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Vote now for the 2015 Feminist Celebrity of the Year | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Ms. Foundation for Women celebrates all feminists all year long. Women and men who believe in social, economic and political equality are working every day to change the conversation and build a more equal society for ALL genders. Their work makes all the difference.
In 2014 we teamed up with Cosmopolitan.com for our first EVER Feminist Celebrity of the Year survey. You voted and we recognized those who used their impact, influence and notoriety to promote true equality.  These celebrities not only publicly identified as feminists but worked to change the national and international dialogue around diversity, inclusiveness and intersectionality. 
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Surprise, some men are on the list.


If you must know, I voted for Margaret Cho.

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If you want to encourage the feminist movement to be pro sex work, vote for Cho!

Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 4, 2015 4:37 PM

Encourage the feminist movement to be pro #sexwork, vote for @margaretcho! via @DPopTart

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Amy Schumer and Serena Williams’ Nude Photoshoot Is a Big Middle Finger to Trolls

Amy Schumer and Serena Williams’ Nude Photoshoot Is a Big Middle Finger to Trolls | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Now, Pirelli seems to realize, the world has gotten bored of this tired tradition. “A white, able-bodied cis-gendered woman being naked is just not revolutionary anymore,” Gevinson told the New York Times.

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Brava!

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All The Talking Women Did In 'Star Wars'

All The Talking Women Did In 'Star Wars' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Aside from the princess, the speaking roles for women in the original trilogy were limited.
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Rather shocking.

 

...Or is it?

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The Gay Men Who Hate Women

Ever had a gay man criticize your appearance, or had your ass slapped in a gay club 'as a joke'? Gay male sexism is alive and well.
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I wrote about this 4 years ago in a short blog post; this one is not only longer, but includes some gender history.

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Movember Is More About Protecting Masculinity Than Protecting Men

Movember Is More About Protecting Masculinity Than Protecting Men | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Remember, remember, the scourge of Movember? We’re halfway through the advocacy month that calls for men to grow the manliest mustaches they can muster to
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"As November babies and gender critics, we take Movember as a personal affront.


There’s a school of thought that says any act in service of a good cause is a good act. So why do we hate Movember? Are we grumpy contrarians and feminist killjoys who hate things precisely because other people love them? Probably, but there are deeper reasons for our Movember naysaying, too. Below, we investigate in conversation."

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"As November babies and gender critics, we take Movember as a personal affront.


There’s a school of thought that says any act in service of a good cause is a good act. So why do we hate Movember? Are we grumpy contrarians and feminist killjoys who hate things precisely because other people love them? Probably, but there are deeper reasons for our Movember naysaying, too. Below, we investigate in conversation."

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Women Protested The UK’s 'Tampon Tax' By Bleeding In White Pants

Women Protested The UK’s 'Tampon Tax' By Bleeding In White Pants | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Feminine hygiene products are considered a "luxury item" by the British government.

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Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy

Japan’s sexual apathy is endangering the global economy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

A lack of interest in romantic relationships is setting off a demographic time-bomb that threatens all of us.


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What can happen when gender inequality exists

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malek's comment, November 10, 2015 4:51 PM
“homogeneous Japan,” is the name for “no-immigration principle.”
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Women earn less than men in all kinds of surprising situations

Women earn less than men in all kinds of surprising situations | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A new study shows just how difficult it is for women to get paid as much as men.

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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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Feminist Anti-Oppression Forum

Feminist Anti-Oppression Forum | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Feminist Anti-Oppression Forum
Comforting the afflicted, afflicting the comfortable.

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Appears to be resurrecting itself

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Laura Brown's comment, July 28, 2015 6:00 PM
Nothing since May, this year. Do you still have your LJ account? I kept mine, not very active, but not quite dead.
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Why women are judged far more harshly than men for leaving work early

Why women are judged far more harshly than men for leaving work early | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Colleagues assume: She's off to pick up her kids.

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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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Manhood

Manhood | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Badly educated men in rich countries have not adapted well to trade, technology or feminism

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I like how it says that it becomes epidemic of children being without their dad. But also, it is really upsetting that there are no real man in their community. Also, there are no work and nothing to do. Because of that women have to do everything. This is another example of gender differences and where women have to do everything in order to survive.
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NakedTruth.ca: What is a SWERF?

NakedTruth.ca: What is a SWERF? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
SWERF stands for Sex Worker Exclusionary Radical Feminist.

You know her. She calls herself a feminist and her life work revolves around eliminating sex work jobs.

She thinks men should all be ashamed for being men (naturally visual beings).

The name explains itself, but it is interesting to note that the SWERF mentality IS slowly dying like causes steeped in hatred usually do.

How To Identify If You Are a SWERF

Perhaps you are wondering if YOU are a SWERF. Perhaps you hang around with people in the rescue industry, or you have a good friend who has been saying a lot of things about "prostituted women" lately.

Perhaps you have been CALLED a SWERF and you're wondering

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I may be a SWERF because I do still think there is something wrong with people selling themselves to provide sex. I'm not a radical feminist but I do think our culture is still very much male dominated. You can see it very clearly when you look at the type of humour on TV. Not much of it seems that funny to me. But, I'm not a guy. Anyway, if sex weren't for sale would men ask for it in more accepted ways or would they choose to become aggressive and take sex instead? That would be up to the type of man they are and the culture they grow up in.
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Women reveal all the sexist questions they’ve been asked at job interviews

Women reveal all the sexist questions they’ve been asked at job interviews | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Women reveal all the sexist questions they’ve been asked at job interviews (hellogiggles): As part of a photo series by employment law firm Thomas Mansfield, university graduates were asked to reveal the weirdest and most offensive questions they’ve been asked while interviewing for jobs. Uns...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old' To Play Love Interest Of 55-Year-Old

Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old' To Play Love Interest Of 55-Year-Old | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Apparently, a 37-year-old actress is not young enough to play the romantic interest of a 55-year-old actor.

Maggie Gyllenhaal discussed ageism and sexism in Hollywood in the upcoming issue of TheW
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Taylor Swift is the feminist hero young girls need today

Taylor Swift is the feminist hero young girls need today | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born."
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NO SAFE PLACE: The Legal Regulation of Street Harassment

NO SAFE PLACE: The Legal Regulation of Street Harassment | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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“NO SAFE PLACE: The Legal Regulation of Street Harassment by Norma Anne Oshynko ”
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Satanic Temple: Missouri Anti-Choice Restrictions an 'Affront' to Religious Freedom

Satanic Temple: Missouri Anti-Choice Restrictions an 'Affront' to Religious Freedom | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Satanic Temple last week filed a lawsuit against Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, alleging that the state’s abortion restrictions violate temple members’ freedom of religion.
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When it gets right down to it...

When it gets right down to it... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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“When it gets right down to it you’re going to deal with sexism and gender differently depending on how you see the chronological roots of female oppression.
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