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Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics? : NPR

Why Aren't More Girls Attracted To Physics? : NPR | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics.


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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, 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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Watch: Pregnant woman shuts down anti-abortion protesters in the most amazing way

Watch: Pregnant woman shuts down anti-abortion protesters in the most amazing way | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

This video shows anti-abortion protesters filming outside an abortion clinic in a London street. And getting shut down by a pregnant passerby.

It was posted on YouTube yesterday by journalist and activist Sunny Hundal.

Hundal then tweeted it with the caption: ‘Today I saw this pregnant woman blasting anti-abortion protesters for intimidating women at a clinic.’

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Finding Feminism at a Fancy Fashion Fete

Finding Feminism at a Fancy Fashion Fete | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Bulgari not only refurbs its Via dei Condotti flagship and the Spanish Steps but gives fashion feminists and divas something to trill about.
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This Woman Is Contacting The Moms Of Boys Who Threaten To Rape Her On Twitter

This Woman Is Contacting The Moms Of Boys Who Threaten To Rape Her On Twitter | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Alanah Pearce got tired of seeing tweets from "young boys" threatening to rape her, so she contacted their moms.


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Students rally for feminist 'Reclaim The Night' march

Students rally for feminist 'Reclaim The Night' march | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Jessica Syposz reports on the 'Reclaim the Night' rally in London in support of Women's Rights.


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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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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.