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Futures Without Violence Hosts Summit on Innovative Solutions to End Gender-Based Violence

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Innovative Solutions to End Gender-Based Violence w/ @GriffinSchein client Futures @WithoutViolence http://t.co/Yck2uJys8O #worldpulse

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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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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” 

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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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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child—Especially for the Working Poor

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child—Especially for the Working Poor | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Many discussions of Debra Harrell, the South Carolina mother who was jailed for "abandoning" her 9-year-old daughter at a park, fail to mention how limited child-care options are for low-income parents, especially those who are single.
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ARRRG! Now there's birth control shaming?! "Why I Don't Care Why You Don't Use Birth Control"

ARRRG! Now there's birth control shaming?! "Why I Don't Care Why You Don't Use Birth Control" | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
24 women shared why they don't use birth control - and it's exactly as shame-y and problematic as you'd expect.
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ARRRG! Now there's birth control shaming?! Now we don't see access to birth control as a choice?! Shit, I thought that narrow vision was gone & in my lifetime we'd get people to see abortion as a choice... Now this?! *sigh*

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Like @Deanna Dahlsad said, "ARRRG! Now there's birth control shaming?! Now we don't see access to birth control as a choice?! Shit, I thought that narrow vision was gone & in my lifetime we'd get people to see abortion as a choice... Now this?! *sigh*"

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What "Witches of East End" Teaches Us About Patriarchy

What "Witches of East End" Teaches Us About Patriarchy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The series reminds us how cultures vilify women who are "weird." (Perhaps a mere justification for watching a witch show: smash patriarchy: @BitchMedia on @witchesofeast http://t.co/YZKwEGYYyC)...


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Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace'

Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the Long Shadow of the 'Lavender Menace' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"The supersensitivity of the [Women's Liberation] movement to the lesbian issue, and the existence of a few militant lesbians within the movement, once prompted [NOW founder Betty] Friedan herself ...
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Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract?

Leighton Meester asks, is 'Of Mice and Men' a Feminst Tract? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

If Steinbeck's woman character is purely a victim, why is she so hated? And if she is truly harmless, why is she so threatening? Without question, it was a commentary on the social climate at the time, which still surprisingly applies today....


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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

Laurie Penny's Unspeakable Things | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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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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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Jessica Harrison: Feminist Figurines | Art Feature | The Skinny

Jessica Harrison: Feminist Figurines | Art Feature | The Skinny | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Arriving in Jupiter Artland this month, in a pink plinthed and painted room, are a series of twisted ceramic ladies. Sculptor Jessica Harrison tells us about their genesis, feminism, and going viral

 

Jessica Harrison: Broken, Jupiter Artland, 31 Jul-28 Sep,

part of Edinburgh Art Festival

http://jessicaharrison.co.uk/

 

 


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Sexual Freedom Summit by Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance » Affirming Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right

Sexual Freedom Summit by Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance » Affirming Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Welcome to the 5th year of the only Sexual Freedom Summit – the event where all of the personal and political elements of the sexual freedom movement come together.  And this year, 2014, we’re bringing you even more of the fabulous discussions, trainings, networking events, and extended Institutes than ever before.


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So, You're Telling Me You Don't Like The Way You Think I Have Sex? 'Cause That's All I'm Hearing.

So, You're Telling Me You Don't Like The Way You Think I Have Sex? 'Cause That's All I'm Hearing. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

I, like most people, don’t like being called names. So it kinda stung when a stranger called me a bunch of names intended to be derogatory on Facebook just because I posted a video about how women’s abortion rights are disappearing.


How calling women these names backfires. Big time.


An Open Letter to Feminist Trolls

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Apple's "Vagina" Ban is a Bigger Deal Than You Think

Apple's "Vagina" Ban is a Bigger Deal Than You Think | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
When engraving her new iPad, Justyn Hintze noticed that clit and vagina are considered inappropriate words while penis and dick are not. This may not seem like a big deal, but it represents one of feminism's more important fights.

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Five Things Feminist Times Taught Me About Feminism

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Daily Life Five Things Feminist Times Taught Me About Feminism... Huffington Post UK They're wrong. They're stupid. They're misguided. But wait, they're women. Why are they being condemned? That's not what it's about, surely.


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Why They Don't Need Feminism According To 15 Women

Why They Don't Need Feminism According To 15 Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Women Against Feminism Tumblr is a real thing.

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Someone get them a dictionary.

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malek's curator insight, July 12, 6:49 AM

When you keep using the word "feminism" without knowing what it means. 

diane gusa's curator insight, August 9, 5:20 AM

Unfortunately, some of these women lack a sociological imagination. Others buy into the myth of feminism, ignorant of what the feminist movement has help create the world we have today.