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Join Us at the Supreme Court

Join Us at the Supreme Court | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

On March 25 the Supreme Court will hear two cases brought by for-profit companies that want to deny their employees coverage for birth control. The bosses at Hobby Lobby, a large chain of arts and craft stores, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, which manufactures cabinets, are arguing that their personal religious beliefs should trump the personal beliefs of their female employees, allowing them to evade the law and deny their employees birth control coverage.


This Is Personal will be at the Supreme Court on the day of the hearings to rally in support of birth control coverage and to show America that every woman should have access to this benefit, regardless of her boss’s religious beliefs.


Already more than 27 million women have access to the birth control coverage benefit under the new health care law. Birth control, one of the most frequently used women’s preventive health services, is critical to women’s health and equality. Excluding it from insurance coverage for women while covering the full range of preventive care for men is discrimination—pure and simple.


If you agree — show it. You may not be able to be there in person, but you can still keep it personal. Add your name to the big banner.


Thanks for keeping it personal,

Thao Nguyen
Campaign Director
This Is Personal


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Museums must dust off old ways and address gender equality in leadership

Museums must dust off old ways and address gender equality in leadership | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"More than 130 museum professionals crammed into the Imperial War Museum’s auditorium recently to discuss power, patriarchy and gender politics in the sector. The event, entitled Space Invaders: Women Museum Leaders, looked to kickstart a public debate about the lack of gender equality in museum leadership."


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8 Warning Signs Your Partner is Actually Really Sexist

8 Warning Signs Your Partner is Actually Really Sexist | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
You might be used to encountering sexism on a daily basis without really noticing – but if these sound familiar for your relationship, you deserve to have something done about it.
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Rush loves catcalling: Limbaugh’s defense of street harassment shows why Donald Trump’s political rise was inevitable

Rush loves catcalling: Limbaugh’s defense of street harassment shows why Donald Trump’s political rise was inevitable | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Limbaugh bitterly defends sexual harassment, and shows why so many conservatives love Trump in doing so
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As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops

As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Work done by women pays less because women do it, research shows.

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You don't say!

 

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Ashley von Borstel's comment, March 23, 12:11 AM
Wow. Just wow. That is just ridiculous. I can't believe after all this time, women and men are still not completely equal. It's sad that when a woman takes a "mans" job, the pay becomes lower, but if a man is doing a "woman's" job, the pay increases. It's also maddening.
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The Horrifying Reason Women Are Buying Plan B for One Another 

The Horrifying Reason Women Are Buying Plan B for One Another  | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
You guys are the real heroes.
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Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Fighting the Patriarchy Is Exhausting

Women Need More Sleep Than Men Because Fighting the Patriarchy Is Exhausting | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Women, unsurprisingly, use more of their brain than men do.
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A scientist calculated the cost of not being a straight man, and she wants a tax cut | Sexuality

A scientist calculated the cost of not being a straight man, and she wants a tax cut | Sexuality | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Big data specialist Vivienne Ming has calculated the cost of being a woman or gay man in the same jobs as straight, white men. The numbers are staggering.
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Proof!!

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Meet Frances Cannon, the Artist Whose Illustrations Are Showing Women How to Love Themselves

Meet Frances Cannon, the Artist Whose Illustrations Are Showing Women How to Love Themselves | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
“Your tears are relevant. Your feelings are important. You are capable to move through and move on.”

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Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari

Eight words that reveal the sexism at the heart of the English language | David Shariatmadari | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
As Oxford Dictionaries comes under fire for sexist definitions, the history of terms that refer to women shows how deep negative attitudes go
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Husbands Create 7 Hours Of Extra Housework For Their Wives

Husbands Create 7 Hours Of Extra Housework For Their Wives | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A recent study proves that women still pick up the bulk of the household labor.
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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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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 4, 2015 4:36 PM

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

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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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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 17, 2015 6:31 PM

"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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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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