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North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban

North Dakota Accrues Steep Legal Fees Defending Medication Abortion Ban | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Residents of North Dakota are getting a lesson in just how expensive it is to defend an unconstitutional abortion ban.

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Herstory at Facebook

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History, politics & culture as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated.


A place to connect with Herstory at Facebook.

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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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In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse

In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The ruling could slow the pace of deportations because it creates new legal grounds for women from Central America caught entering the country illegally in their fight to stay.

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malek's curator insight, September 5, 7:03 AM

The ruling technically affects only Guatemalan women, but the woman's lawyer and other immigration advocates said the decision could open the door to asylum claims for women from other countries. 

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We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses But what...

We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses But what... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses
But what about the people, the women, who are already here?
Vote Pro-Choice
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Hold Up, So How Does This Work?

Hold Up, So How Does This Work? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

You find yourself a fucking taco, or a fucking beer, or a fucking taco and a beer, then you eat the fucking taco or drink the fucking beer or eat and drink both the fucking taco and the beer, and then you donate some money to an abortion fund. You fucking film yourself doing this shit and then you send us the fucking video and we put it on the fucking internet.


Fuck yeah to you for donating to to groups that work to keep abortion legal and accessible! Fuck yeah! You’re great! They’re great! We 100% percent completely and totally encourage you to donate your money and your time to groups that do important political work, and to organizations that provide much-needed services like pap smears, contraception and STI testing and treatment.

However, the Taco Or Beer Challenge founders regret to inform you that you also can’t win the Taco Or Beer Challenge by only doing this, because winning the Taco Or Beer Challenge depends entirely on you donating to an abortion fund, which is a fund that pays for people’s abortions or directly related logistical expenses.

(Caveat: yes indeedy, some Planned Parenthood affiliates and locations do have their own abortion funds! They totally count toward the challenge! Please be sure to specify which fund you donated to when you submit your badass taco or beer photo/video!) 

Why are abortion funds so important, and why are they the sole non-negotiable part of the Taco Or Beer Challenge? Because abortion stigma is real, and the Taco Or Beer Challenge is about encouraging people to give abortion stigma a big fucking taco-covered middle finger by being loud and proud about directly funding abortion.

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The Future of Abortion Is Here—No Clinic Needed

The Future of Abortion Is Here—No Clinic Needed | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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AlterNet / By Allegra Kirkland

The Dutch organization Women on Web sends abortion pills to women in countries that restrict or ban the procedure.

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Just How Innocent Are These "How To Attract Women" Websites?

Just How Innocent Are These "How To Attract Women" Websites? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Men's Right Movement (MRM) may have begun in support of women and feminism, but it's gone to hell. There's always been an element of "I want to be a playboy" in the world of modern Western men....
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, August 18, 1:39 PM

I look past the simple sales pitches into just who runs these dating self-help sites...

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Next Time Someone Says Women Aren't Victims Of Harassment, Show Them This.

Next Time Someone Says Women Aren't Victims Of Harassment, Show Them This. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"Ignore the barrage of violent threats and harassing messages that confront you online every day. ..Click To Enlarge

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malek's curator insight, August 14, 3:33 AM

The visible and pervasive culture of harassment is a Myth?

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Laurie Penny's Unspeakable Things

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Laurie Penny surveys the state of feminism in the internet age and criticises the reductive gender roles that leave both men and women unfulfilled.

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Superb & Sensitive Reportage & Contemporary History: ‘Soldier Girls’ by Helen Thorpe

Superb & Sensitive Reportage & Contemporary History: ‘Soldier Girls’ by Helen Thorpe | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Following three women to Afghanistan and back home.


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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, August 16, 11:07 AM

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Graphic abuse, domestic violence in comics

Graphic abuse, domestic violence in comics | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

It’s sad to me just how much this seems like the default setting for how comic books are so often drawn. :\  Here we have a woman in a domestic abuse situation, and we still need to have a gratuitous butt and panty shot.

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disturbing and degrading..fully agree with your view
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Federal judge: Abortion like right to bear arms

Federal judge: Abortion like right to bear arms | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Likening abortion to the right to bear arms, a federal judge strikes down Alabama provision restricting which doctors can perform the procedure.


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Revisiting the issue in the court's Monday ruling, Thompson said, "The court was struck by a parallel in some respects between the right of women to decide to terminate a pregnancy and the right of the individual to keep and bear firearms, including handguns, in her home for the purposes of self-defense."

Both rights are controversial, and there are opponents of each who, based on moral or ethical convictions, feel they should not be rights and deserve no constitutional protection. Each protected right is also held by the individual, but neither right can be realized "without the assistance of someone else," he wrote.

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Freedom Whore – Abortion, Shame, and The Right To Deny Me My Rights by Martha Plimpton

Freedom Whore – Abortion, Shame, and The Right To Deny Me My Rights by Martha Plimpton | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Many people might end up taking issue with my point of view here or how I’m expressing it. That will happen. I can’t, nor am I intending to, speak for every single person affected by the majestic tentacles of misogyny and patriarchy that reach out in all directions and attempt to suffocate the life out of any sense of shared outrage or mutual support of each other’s struggle with either. Plus, I admit, my thinking is not particularly nuanced on a day like today. Like a lot of people, I’m mostly just pissed.

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Give Men Same Rape Advice You Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound

Give Men Same Rape Advice You Give Women, Here's How Absurd It Would Sound | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Read closely, fellas.

Women, like men, have the right to move throughout the world without constantly fearing for their safety, yet the burden of prevention continues to fall squarely on women's shoulders. One can't help but wonder, what would it look like if we talked to men about rape prevention in the same way we talk to women? 



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malek's curator insight, September 3, 6:08 AM

To those who say that anti-rape advice for potential victims is just "common sense", please know that statistically, only 10% of victims were raped by strangers. 90% of sexual assault survivors knew who their attackers were. Avoiding walking in dark streets didn't work for a majority of victims, because they were not raped in an alley, but in their own homes, or the homes of someone they trusted.


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5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person

5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Hi. My name is Zoe, and I make weird video games with some degree of success (and make them playable for free, if you're so inclined). My life is generally pretty uncomplicated, I guess, aside from the fact that a month ago the Internet decided to make me the center of a supposed global conspiracy. I made the mistake of dating a guy who would later go on to write a several-act manifesto about my alleged sex life and post it to every forum he could create a handle for

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Best quote: "There could be other women out there making games and having sex, right now, dammit!"

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You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement.

You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous

The NFL's Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Among other things, the policy misunderstands how deeply manipulative, destructive, coercive, and dangerous abusers can be.
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The Feminist Wire

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The mission of The Feminist Wire is to provide socio-political and cultural critique of anti-feminist, racist, and imperialist politics pervasive in all forms and spaces of private and public lives of individuals globally.


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Terry O’Neill has been arrested fighting for immigration reform that respects women & families - National Organization for Women (NOW) | Facebook

Terry O’Neill has been arrested fighting for immigration reform that respects women & families - National Organization for Women (NOW) | Facebook | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

For the second time, President Terry O’Neill has been arrested while participating in an act of civil disobedience on behalf of immigration reform that is s fair for women.


Our current immigration system flat out fails women by denying them equal opportunity. Women and children constitute three-quarters of all immigrants -- women alone make up 51% -- and yet only 25% of work visas are given to women. And the proposals floating around Congress will only make the situation worse.

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The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming

The Blame Game: Black Women, Shame, and Victim Blaming | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The many stereotypes of black women are used to justify violence and aggression against them.  Because black women are mythologized as gold-digging, angry, physically strong, provocative shrews some black men assume (and this is something that having a mama, a auntie, a grandmother who raised you, or your own damn daughters doesn’t change) that if/when black women are hit, they asked for (or deserved) it.  At the end of the day many men empathize with other men and instead of vilifying any act of violence, physical or otherwise, against anyone, especially a woman, they attempt to justify it.  They put themselves in the shoes of the aggressor, but not the victim, and see themselves as blameless and reactionary, rather than violent and misogynistic.

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The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics

The Long Struggle for Wage Equality for Women and Republican Road Blocks | Nomadic Politics | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Wage equality for women has been a long and difficult road, dating the Roosevelt era and before. Down through the years, step by step, progress against pay discrimination has plodded along, despite the numerous obstacles. However, that struggle came to an abrupt halt last April when Republican Senators decided to shut down legislation to curb pay discrimination based on gender. But the question is: will they pay a price in November?

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The Most Ridiculous Sexist Laws Across the Globe

The Most Ridiculous Sexist Laws Across the Globe | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We're not kidding with these.
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malek's curator insight, August 16, 3:44 AM

And the cardinal rule,

“All Rape Victims Deserve it” 

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, August 16, 11:06 AM

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What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley - Forbes

What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley - Forbes | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it


First), the startup community is a small one, and founders rely heavily on social capital and goodwill to navigate it.


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malek's curator insight, August 8, 12:18 PM

Sexism in Funding. 

No wonder we still hear this slogan: 

"I look forward to the day when my gender does not affect how people view my business."

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, August 8, 12:20 PM

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How the right to bear arms can protect the right to abortion

How the right to bear arms can protect the right to abortion | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"The right to abortion cannot be exercised without a medical professional, and the right to keep and bear arms means little if there is no one from whom to acquire the handgun or ammunition," a judge said.
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How many people really, truly believe that abortion is murder?

How many people really, truly believe that abortion is murder? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Not many, if you look at the evidence.
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New statistics: Pregnancy discrimination claims hit low-wage workers hardest

New statistics: Pregnancy discrimination claims hit low-wage workers hardest | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
New data from the EEOC show that pregnancy discrimination hits virtually every industry and every geographic area of the country.

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