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Casual Sex Feminists?

Casual Sex Feminists? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Seeing that this article, Mediocre Sex – The Price Women Pay For Freedom? by Jennifer Kabbany, was published at right-wing college site The Collage Fix, I should have resisted and not given it a cl...
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Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:13 PM

So much to think about, no wonder small-minded conservatives get it wrong.

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Michelle Obama Is No One’s Feminist Nightmare

Michelle Obama Is No One’s Feminist Nightmare | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

If you wanted to write a headline about feminist nightmares, you could find plenty of fodder in the news — disappearing abortion rights in Texas, maybe, or the forced sterilization of female inmates in California, or the unlivable minimum wage disproportionately earned by women. Politico Magazine, however, has invented a “feminist nightmare”: Michelle Obama. According to writer Michelle Cottle, feminists are disappointed that Obama has not used the second term to doff her first-lady drag and unleash her abundant intelligence and influence on the American public, popularity polls be damned.


Personally, I haven’t encountered that argument in the feminist blogosphere, and I would never make it myself. It’s the first lady’s life that sounds like the nightmare to me. You only need to spend one election season writing about Michelle Obama’s clothes to be caught in a fusillade of drive-by commenters’ hate speech. Yes, they’re only Internet trolls, but they’re digital traces of the simmering racism that makes being a high-achieving and high-profile black woman in America singularly frustrating. Cottle pays lip service to the racial limitations of Michelle Obama’s public persona, noting that some say Michelle “must tread lightly to avoid being stereotyped as an Angry Black Woman.” As if that were an abstract theory used to rationalize Obama’s frivolity and not a racist episode we collectively watched unfold over the past five years.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 23, 2013 12:13 AM

When people say "racism is dead"...

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Racism Or reverse racism?? keep asking myself
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If you think we have achieved gender parity, you couldn't be more wrong

If you think we have achieved gender parity, you couldn't be more wrong | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"Men and women are equal nowadays, right? Not so much, says Laura Bates, founder of the popular Everyday Sexism Project.

 

Bates and her team of volunteers have collected over 10,000 women's daily experiences of gender inequality since the project kicked off about 18 months ago, after Bates was harassed three times in just one week and decided to do something about it.

 

"Again and again people would tell me: "Stop making a fuss", or "Maybe you’re a bit frigid" or "You don’t know how to take a compliment"," she said at an event in London this week.

 

Bates said that such comments stem from the widespread belief that men and women are equal in our society and that episodes such as catcalls, groping and harassment in the workplace are often attributed to women “overreacting”."


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Anson Bidwelll's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:12 PM

This article is on my page because it helps show how our MDC society still doesn't have gender equality. Anyone who thinks there is gender equality in our society should read this. This relates to HTS because it helps show how societies even in MDCs don't have gender equality.

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National report: Sexual assaults grossly underreported, police ill equipped to support victims

National report: Sexual assaults grossly underreported, police ill equipped to support victims | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
If the culture keep blaming victims, "we will continue to see rapes go unreported," said one expert
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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 22, 2013 12:45 AM

What we know. But the next time some idiot tries to debate you...

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Need a clear definition of sexual assault
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JOST A MON: Sexism in the French Literary World?

JOST A MON: Sexism in the French Literary World? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The French feminist collective La Barbe laid into the French literary world a couple of weeks ago. In the 110 year history of the Prix Goncourt, they said, hardly any woman has won it. They said that this omission pointed to the invisibility of women writers: a hundred out of 110 Goncourt winners, and 75 out of 87 Renaudot winners were men.

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Who Wants to Work for a Woman?

Who Wants to Work for a Woman? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
More people than in 1953, but there's plenty of evidence that the glass is still resounding, maddeningly, and persistently half empty.

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Forget "glass half empty or half full", there's still a glass ceiling.

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malek's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:09 PM

The glass is still half full and half empty. Gender bias is still there

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Online abuse against women: 'free speech' is no justification

Online abuse against women: 'free speech' is no justification | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Laura Bates: Death and rape threats against women are everywhere online.

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Taking on acid violence

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Acid violence is on the rise in the UK, but campaigner Shabina Begum believes it is a crime that can be eradicated if we all take a stand against it.

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The Logic of Stupid Poor People

The Logic of Stupid Poor People | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

To be fair, this isn’t about Eroll Louis. His is a belief held by many people, including lots of black people, poor people, formerly poor people, etc. It is, I suspect, an honest expression of incredulity. If you are poor, why do you spend money on useless status symbols like handbags and belts and clothes and shoes and televisions and cars?


One thing I’ve learned is that one person’s illogical belief is another person’s survival skill. And nothing is more logical than trying to survive.

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Hard Evidence: is there still gender bias in journalism?

Hard Evidence: is there still gender bias in journalism? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"Journalism is changing, and so is the role of women in the workplace. But the two are not always evolving in harmony. Women substantially outnumber men in journalism training and enter the profession in (slightly) greater numbers, but still only a relative few rise to senior jobs. The pay gap between male and female journalists remains stubbornly wide, and older women - especially if they have taken a career break - find it difficult to retain a place in the industry.

 

Women in journalism still cluster around particular subject genres. Historically, they were almost totally confined to “pink ghettos”, but as more women entered the industry, there was an expectation that their opportunities would expand and that they would duly embrace areas that had been traditionally male, like hard news, crime or politics.

 

But a byline analysis of UK national newspapers in 2012 indicates that some areas still have very few women, in particular politics, sport and opinion writing. These findings are also supported by qualitative interview data. There are similar lacunae in the US press."


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Bernadette Barker-Plummer's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:16 PM

Why are some 'beats' still inhospitable to women?  Clearly it is not the topics, women js are equally interested in politics, so maybe it is the practice of journalism in these arenas? Locker room based sourcing in sports? Boys drinking networks in politics? Byline analysis is the starting point, we need to figire out the 'why' also?

malek's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:02 AM

The digital print skew the picture, given the lower pay to digital writers.

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World Bank's recent research shows gender discrimination abounds

World Bank's recent research shows gender discrimination abounds | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Discrimination abounds
The Economist (blog)
GENDER-BASED financial exclusion is deeply ingrained across the world. According to a recent paper* by the World Bank more than 1.3 billion women are "largely outside the formal financial system".

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Cory Booker & Dean Heller join the fight against sexual assault in the US military

Cory Booker & Dean Heller join the fight against sexual assault in the US military | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
US: Cory Booker & Dean Heller join the fight against sexual assault in the military http://t.co/lNv3HrC2hh via @feministing

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Feminism: Body, Image, Power

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2014 Call for Papers -19th Annual Philosophy Conference at Villanova University Sponsored by PGSU


Feminism: Body, Image, Power


Friday, March 21 – Saturday, March 22, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Guenther (Vanderbilt)


“The personal is political,” the well-known slogan of the Women’s Liberation Movement, continues to demand that we explore the ways in which our most intimate embodied practices, experiences, and images can be the site of politics, and alternately, how politics are carried out and enacted in the desires, affects, self-consciousness, and relationships of personal and interpersonal life.  Focusing on the highly productive concepts of body, image, and power, this conference aims to engage in discussion of a number of philosophical themes, topics, and approaches that are feminist in method or that deal with the topic of feminism.  How does the body stand at the juncture of the public and the private?  How do our private and collective images conceal or reveal the intersections of imagination and representation?  How does power operate as the conjunction of identity, knowledge, and praxis?  Feminist philosophy and feminism more broadly has much to tell us about the nature of our embodiment, our imaginaries, and the power relations that structure our lived experience, and this conference welcomes papers and artwork that deal with these topics, broadly construed. While all papers addressing feminism and feminist issues, works, authors, etc. are welcome, we especially encourage papers that take on these perennial issues of feminism in a contemporary context.


Possible topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:
-       Public and private spaces of embodied experience
-       Biopolitics and new technologies
-       Reproductive rights, natality, and motherhood
-       Autonomy, dependency, and vulnerability
-       Feminism and affect theory, body image, and imagination in cultural productions (e.g. film and media)
-       Intersections of gender, class, race, sexuality, and ability
-       The relationship between critical phenomenology, feminist philosophy, and political activism
-       Reciprocity of feminist theory with queer theory, critical race theory, postcolonial theory, globalization, and environmental ethics
-       Feminism and psychoanalysis
-       Postfeminism and postmodern feminisms

The Philosophy Graduate Student Union at Villanova University welcomes individuals (including graduate students and faculty) to submit abstracts, papers, proposed panels or artist presentations to be considered for our conference. Please send submissions formatted for blind review to: conferences.library.villanova.edu/gradphil
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013

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What's Wrong with Washington

What's Wrong with Washington | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
liberalsarecool:
“ We bend over backwards for income from investments. That has increased debt from lost tax revenues.
The country is built on the backs of hourly workers. We need to end the trickle...
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Women's magazines ignore technology and demean women

Women's magazines ignore technology and demean women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Forget body image for a moment, women's magazines are perpetuating stereotypes about women and tech and it's dated, lazy and damaging.

 

"[...] Fashion, cosmetics, celebrities, lifestyle and attractive men: These are the only topics that we women care about – at least according to the UK's eight top-selling women's print 'glossies.'

 

Lady Geek's own analysis of this month's women's magazines (including Glamour, Elle and Marie Claire) exposes a near absence of technology topics or gadgets. We found that on average, fewer than 2% of pages refer to anything tech-related, and not a single page in November's editions has an article primarily about technology.[...]"


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Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling Talk Feminism, Role Models, and Being the Boss

Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling Talk Feminism, Role Models, and Being the Boss | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The two showrunner-stars were eager to discuss a variety of female-centric topics, including the the difficulty of confronting sexism in the media, the temptation to judge other women for hampering feminist progress, and their shared love for their...


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I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence...

I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Foz Meadows from “I Am So Very Tired” in shattersnipe: malcontent & rainbows October 4, 2013 (via nonmono-perspective)
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As HB 2 Takes Effect, Groups Help Pay for Abortions, Travel for Texans in Crisis

As HB 2 Takes Effect, Groups Help Pay for Abortions, Travel for Texans in Crisis | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

In response to the erosion of reproductive health-care access in Texas under HB 2, which is especially affecting low-income women of color, organizations in Texas are raising money to support Texans who cannot afford to travel ...


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Joss Whedon and The Progressive Nerd Bro Playbook

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Last week Joss Whedon, nerd icon and purveyor of Strong Female Characters, gave a speech for human rights organisation Equality Now in which he performed the essential public service of demonstrating why he shouldn’t ever be taken seriously on matters of gender justice. Whedon, whose self-congratulatory celebration of sexually appealing female violence has long been a point of frustration for me and many other feminists, seemed to be reading directly from The Progressive Nerd Bro Playbook. I have been unable, thus far, to prove that this book exists, but Whedon’s speech provides essential clues that may enable us to reverse-engineer it under laboratory conditions.

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Even if you like Whedon's works, this is worthy of a read.

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Even if you like Whedon's works, this is worthy of a read.

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Born Feminist: Katherine Spillar, a Woman Who’s Made a Difference

Born Feminist: Katherine Spillar, a Woman Who’s Made a Difference | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

An interview with the executive vice president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and executive editor of Ms. Magazine, who has spent 26 years working to achieve women's equality.


...I think I was born a feminist. Both of my parents were physicians, and from my earliest memories I heard abut how—in the early sixties, and on into the seventies—my mother had struggled to get into medical school and be respected in a very male-dominated world.


I don’t remember a moment when I wasn’t aware that women and girls are treated by society as the lesser sex. In my very egalitarian household, I was constantly hearing, “Girls can do anything they want. There’s nothing that will hold you back.” But I was keenly aware how sexist the textbooks were back then [Spillar is 58], and of the many opportunities denied to women.



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From Suffragette to Soldier: Women in Combat | Triple Helix Online

From Suffragette to Soldier: Women in Combat | Triple Helix Online | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

In January of 2013, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta signed a historical dotted line, lifting the 1994 ban on women serving in combat positions in the United States military. The lift on the ban was met with confusion and celebration, concern and cheers. The ban, officially called the ground Combat Exclusion Policy, declared “service members are eligible to be assigned to all positions for which they are qualified, except that women shall be excluded from assignment to units below the brigade level whose primary mission is to engage in direct combat on the ground” [1]. Today, 214,098 women serve in the U.S. military, representing 14.6 % of total service members [2].

The justifications for the ban were not made explicit at the time it was put into effect; then again, no explanation was really necessary. In 1994, it was widely accepted that there were “practical barriers” to a woman being an adequate soldier, namely physical constraints, emotional frailty, and tensions between the sexes [3]. In 1991, General Robert H. Barrow, former commandant of the Marine Corps, testified before the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee, saying, “If you want to make a combat unit ineffective, assign some women to it” [4]. These prevalent attitudes make it unsurprising that the 1994 ban was put into effect without much debate.

Now that the ban is being lifted, some of these same attitudes are being cited by critics and concerned citizens alike. But truly evaluating these apprehensions shows that not only is lifting the ban plausible and overdue, but also one of the strongest triumphs for women’s rights in decades.

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Interview with feminist artist, Judy Chicago

Interview with feminist artist, Judy Chicago | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Judy Chicago spoke to Beverley Knowles for Apollo about her work, feminism today, and exhibiting at Frieze Masters.

Judy Chicago is one of the pioneers of feminist art. Born in Chicago in 1939, her career currently spans five decades. And she’s still going strong.


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Reproductive Justice When Abortion Is a Cultural Taboo

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The topic of abortion is divisive for most people. Growing up in a culture where abortion is a taboo and illegal means that we don’t develop the vocabulary needed to organize.


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My So-Called Alt-Ac Feminist Life

My So-Called Alt-Ac Feminist Life | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

[A] non-profit professional and political activist in New York whose work has focused on educational access and women’s empowerment, emailed me recently with questions about my career path, and the feminist nonprofits I’ve worked with along the way. I thought I’d post my responses to her questions as this month’s column, in the hope that sharing my story might be helpful to others following “alt-ac” (as in alt academic) and or/feminist paths.

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Q&A with lots of links to groups and resources -- also if you, like I, have followed a non-linear, non-traditional path, you might realize how normal this is. ;)

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Anger as men defend right to use sex workers

Anger as men defend right to use sex workers | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The men’s petition in the November issue of the magazine Causeur was signed by figures including the novelist and editor Frederic Beigbeder, several journalists and columnists, comedians, actors and the lawyer Richard Malka, who has defended clients including the former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

 

The petition stated “some of us have gone, go, or will go to prostitutes – and we are not even ashamed”.

 

They added “everyone should be free to sell their charms, and even to love doing it.”

 

But feminists and the government expressed outrage at what they saw as the hijacking of the feminist writer de Beauvoir’s 1971 abortion manifesto in which 343 famous women, including Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau, admitted having had an abortion, something which left them liable for arrest. That petition, which the media later dubbed the manifesto of the “343 salopes” (s**ts or b**ches) helped lead to the legalisation of abortion in France.


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