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How about instead of women's rights and racial rights we just have "rights" as in for everybody?

How about instead of women's rights and racial rights we just have "rights" as in for everybody? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

We SHOULD have rights for everyone. I agree with that. But things are not and have not been set up to allow everybody a fair chance.

 

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Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'You Deserve Rape' sign causes controversy on UA campus

Arizona Daily Wildcat :: 'You Deserve Rape' sign causes controversy on UA campus | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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Girl Scouts Chapter Introduces Game Design Merit Badge | Mashable

Girl Scouts Chapter Introduces Game Design Merit Badge | Mashable | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

By Chelsea Stark

 

"The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles have introduced a Game Design merit badge to help encourage its members to get interested in a variety of science and technology fields.

 

"The L.A. Girl Scouts chapter partnered with the Women in Games International organization to create a curriculum for the patch. Girls will be required to program their games as well as design them, using software called Gamestar Mechanic.

 

"The Boy Scouts of America introduced a Game Design merit badge last month, but it does not include the programming requirement.

 

"The Girl Scouts' version hasn't been approved by the national organization yet, thus it is only available to Girl Scouts in the Los Angeles chapter. According to NBC News, it's designed for girls in 4th to 6th grade."


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An Exploration Of The Changing Lives Of Women

An Exploration Of The Changing Lives Of Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Many revolutions begin with the sound of explosions and marching boots.

 

Now, another revolution is shaking up the world, and it's moving forward to the beep of alarm clocks and the clack of heels heading out.

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Outcry in Iran after police punish man by dressing him like a woman | The Observers

Outcry in Iran after police punish man by dressing him like a woman | The Observers | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
An unusual punishment has shocked many in Iran. On April 15, police paraded a convicted criminal through the northwestern city of Marivan dressed in traditional Kurdish women’s clothing. This has prompted protests in the streets, online, and even in Iran’s parliament. The day after the incident, a local feminist organisation, the Marivan Women’s Community, organised a protest to denounce this punishment -- which was handed down by a local court -- as insulting to Kurdish women. About a hundred men and women attended.
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See also the Facebook page titled “Being a woman is not humiliating and should not be considered punishment.” https://www.facebook.com/KurdMenForEquality

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Portraits of an All-Female Fighting Unit of the Free Syrian Army

Portraits of an All-Female Fighting Unit of the Free Syrian Army | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Photographer Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini brings us more great work from the forefront of the Syrian conflict, this time showcasing women from an all-female fighting unit of the Free Syrian Army based in Aleppo.

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I Have A Heartbeat

I Have A Heartbeat | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

We never talk about people who need or want abortions as living things.  All the focus goes on embryos, because for some reason, they’re more important than the people who are carrying them.

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Challenge to abortion bill goes to trial this week

Challenge to abortion bill goes to trial this week | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
FARGO — As the abortion debate spotlight shines on North Dakota, the state’s only clinic that provides abortions will go to court this week to challenge a 2011 law it claims would effectively ban medication abortions.

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“I think it shows that the real purpose here is not to protect women, which is what has been claimed, but I think the real purpose is to keep women from accessing safe and legal health care services in the state of North Dakota,” Katz said. “And I think it’s unfortunate that women in North Dakota have to keep going to court in order to make sure that their constitutionally protected rights remain protected.”

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There Are Now States Where It's Not Safe to Be a Woman

There Are Now States Where It's Not Safe to Be a Woman | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Activists rally in support of abortion rights in Jackson, Mississippi.


by Katrina vanden Heuvel

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis).

 

The thing that’s incredible to me – North Dakota being case in point – is the thought that women’s rights in this country depend on their ZIP code,” the inimitable Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards told the Huffington Post late last month. “There are now states where it’s not safe to be a woman.”

 

This didn’t happen by accident. Rather, there’s a disturbing pattern of states pushing blatantly unconstitutional anti-abortion measures, creating a patchwork of places in the United States where women are treated as second-class citizens who can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. The extreme anti-equality activists are intentionally defying Roe v. Wade in hopes of triggering a constitutional showdown. They want to rewrite the constitution as they go, using it to their benefit when it fits their draconian worldview and disregarding it when it doesn’t. That’s a dangerous precedent to set.

 

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As I now live in North Dakota, you can imagine how my blood boils.

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:13 PM

This is right from the Regressionist playbook.

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Margaret Thatcher: The Glass-Ceiling Shatterer Who Thought Feminism Was ‘Poison’

Margaret Thatcher: The Glass-Ceiling Shatterer Who Thought Feminism Was ‘Poison’ | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher was the first and only woman premier Britain has ever had. But despite being a leader in a crucial time for women’s rights internationally, the Iron Lady never considered herself a feminist. She said to her adviser, "The feminists hate me, don’t they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison."

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What A World Without Women's Studies Looked Like - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What A World Without Women's Studies Looked Like - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

It’s easy to forget how important women’s studies was to reshaping what knowledge looked like. In part this is because there are fewer and fewer of us who remember what universities that were almost entirely run by and for men looked like. But the success of women’s studies has led to its transformation — into feminist studies, gender studies, queer studies — and to inevitable (as well as important) critiques of what those early years looked like. It’s also very difficult to convey how exciting those early years were — you read every book as it came out, you dived into an archive and practically every piece of evidence you could find on women was a potential article, and groups of faculty and graduate students formed spontaneously in methodology seminars.

 


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Campaign to Eradicate Victim Shaming and Blaming

Campaign to Eradicate Victim Shaming and Blaming | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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“Free Pussy Riot” Lingerie Campaign: Appropriate or Appropriation? » Sociological Images

“Free Pussy Riot” Lingerie Campaign: Appropriate or Appropriation? » Sociological Images | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

We’ve been covering the saga of Russian protest punk group Pussy Riot for over a year now. The feminist collective performed guerrilla musical protests around Russia against Vladimir Putin. One in particular, in a church, ended with members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina sentenced to two years imprisonment for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”. The human rights implications of this sentence attracted much worldwide attention, with Amnesty International and celebrities like Sting, Yoko Ono and Madonna speaking out for the women. But something else happened. The “Free Pussy Riot” movement, with its iconic knitted balaclavas and provocative language, became a popular meme. The cause célèbre was even appropriated by the fashion industry.

 


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MAKING HISTORY: Catharine MacKinnon Works to Legally Define Sexual Harassment

MAKING HISTORY: Catharine MacKinnon Works to Legally Define Sexual Harassment | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

As a student at Yale, MacKinnon first learned about systematic sexual abuse in a consciousness raising group. Upon hearing the stories of secretaries and wives of graduate students in the group, MacKinnon recalls that "No one really knew what was going on with women" and the sexual abuse happening beneath the surface. She made it her life's work to fight for women's legal rights.

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UCI and the Not So ‘Secret’ Rape Culture : New University

UCI and the Not So ‘Secret’ Rape Culture : New University | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

UCI Secrets: a blessing or a curse? This popular Facebook page has been the primary tool for procrastination for many a UCI student these last few months, and at times becomes a place for contention, often spurred by the convenient mask of anonymity.


Recent posts and replies have shed light on what many UCI students seem to think about topics that are already controversial on college campuses, and particularly rape culture.


Posts that share an opinion on responsibility in rape cases tend to spark responses from both young men and women, both in support and in disgust. Seeing as it is currently Sexual Assault Awareness Month, these posts could not be more relevant (and infuriating).

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This is the page under discussion: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UCI-Secrets/182249071913195

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Christian Pastor: Feminists Really Just Want a Man to Put Them in Their Place

Christian Pastor: Feminists Really Just Want a Man to Put Them in Their Place | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

When it comes to authority, there is no equality. You say, “How does your home run?” A dictatorship. Any questions? It’s a monarchy, okay? Mono. One boss. Okay? That’s how my home is run. That’s how every biblical home is run, by the way, okay? And you say, “Oh, your wife must hate you!” No, women love that. Because they were born to fill that role. Just like I was born to be the husband and the leader, my wife was born to be the wife and to be submissive and subject to me. And she’s gonna be most happier doing what God created her to do, just like I’m going to be most happy doing what God created me to do!

 

And, you know, you say, “Well, that’s not true, because I talk to all these women that are just, you know, they just want to be a feminist and stuff…” You know what? Here’s what I’ve found over the years: The women who are screaming the loudest that they want to be a feminist and that they don’t want a man telling them what to do, on the inside, are really screaming the loudest, please tell me what to do. Please put me in my place. And, you know what? If you don’t believe that? You’re just ignorant. It’s that simple.

 

And, yeah, I’m sure that there are some reprobate lesbians out there that have a different view. But let me tell you something: A normal woman, on the inside, wants to follow a leader. She wants to follow a husband. She wants a man there that she can look up to, not look down on…

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Pope Francis 'to appoint more women to key Vatican posts' - Telegraph

Pope Francis 'to appoint more women to key Vatican posts'  - Telegraph | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Senior Catholic cardinals appointed by Pope Francis to shake up the Vatican's secretive bureaucracy have called for more key jobs at the Holy See to be handed to women and fewer jobs to be given to Europeans.

 

...In its bid to address women's issues, the Vatican's daily newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has launched a women's supplement.

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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The 2013 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign focuses on healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. This April, join the conversation. St...
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What is the future of feminism online?

What is the future of feminism online? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Scholars have been contemplating this for some time. In “Surfing Feminism’s Online Wave,” Stephanie RIcker Schulte reviews three books released in 2009 and 2010, two of which are directly about...
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Best point of all: If all our online tools are corporate, how are we really going to change things?

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Are you too white, rich, able-bodied and straight to be a feminist?

Are you too white, rich, able-bodied and straight to be a feminist? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

This is a story about intersectionality. It's going to displease a few people who don't know what intersectionality is, annoy a few people who do, and enrage a load of people who don't use Twitter. But I checked with my privilege, and my privilege said it was OK. (Don't know what "check your privilege" means? This might turn out to be a problem for you, too).

 

Last week, an argument on Twitter started in the manner characteristic of, possibly unique to, that medium. Someone called historian Mary Beard a racist. Helen Lewis, the deputy editor of the New Statesman, asked what made Beard a racist. A small but persistent Twitter intersectionality-core rounded on Lewis, accusing her of mindlessly defending the establishment against outsiders, effectively using her platform in the mainstream to defend racists within feminism from the critical voices whom feminism ought properly to champion and defend.

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New name for Women’s Studies to become Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, reflect changing field

New name for Women’s Studies to become Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, reflect changing field | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The Women’s Studies Program will change its name to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies starting next fall, a move meant to better represent the department, Women’s Studies Interim Program Director Sonia Hofkosh announced at the LGBT Center’s 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday.

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“From my very first classes, I realized that there’s way more to women’s studies than just feminist history,” Griffiths, a junior, said. “Gender studies [and] queer studies are ... really important intersectional aspects of a lot of the stuff we do in women’s studies, but [currently] there’s no home for it in Tufts.”


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On Equal Pay Day, Remember Women of Color

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April 9 is Equal Pay Day--a reminder that women workers still make less than their male counterparts. Around this time of year, my university's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance usually holds a Pay Equity Bake Sale to highlight the wage disparities between men and women. The price of each baked good varies by customer to reflect the wage gap. In the United States, women make about $0.77 for every $1 earned by male colleagues; therefore, female students pay $0.77 for a brownie while male students pay $1. Some people love this event, others hate it. What I have always liked about the bake sale is that it not only reflects wage differences between sexes, but races as well.

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Timeline Photos: National Women's Law Center

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, April 14, 2013 2:35 AM
More month than money? Count on it, honored elders.
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Rivals Ready For Battle Over Contentious Abortion Measures

Rivals Ready For Battle Over Contentious Abortion Measures | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Rival legal teams, well-financed and highly motivated, are girding for court battles over the coming months on laws enacted in Arkansas and North Dakota that would impose the nation's toughest bans on abortion.

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 31, 2013 4:37 PM

Time to roll up our sleeves, AGAIN.

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I don’t mean to sound sexist, but...

I don’t mean to sound sexist, but... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

I don't mean to sound sexist, but as far as women have come over the last 40 years, you don’t really see a lot of women hunters. They’re still in the minority in the military, and there’s not a lot of female construction workers. I hope that’s not taken the wrong way. I think women are as smart, resourceful, and capable in most things as any man could be … but they are generally physically weaker. That’s science.

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Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead comic series, in response to the question “Why are all the strong female characters either crazy or dead”

And now that you have this information, carry on however you wish to.

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Fucking moron. My cousin weighs 100 pounds & she’s a bad ass super strong construction worker. And if your argument is that in reality women are physically weaker, maybe in your horror fantasy world you can overcome that belief because something else that doesn’t exist in reality are FUCKING ZOMBIES. God! IDIOT!

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