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Is Feminism just for the lucky few?

Is Feminism just for the lucky few? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
And does this mean that the rest of us are doing it wrong?

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The Best Thing A Girl Can Be In This World, A Beautiful Little Fool

The Best Thing A Girl Can Be In This World, A Beautiful Little Fool | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

From Sylvia Plath’s copy of The Great Gatsby.

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Black. Lesbian. Feminist.

Black. Lesbian. Feminist. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
civillyunioned: “ Gwenn Craig - San Francisco - August 14 1980 (by Gay Freedom Day) During the Democratic National Convention in 1980. ”
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Today in 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Formed the National Woman Suffrage Association

Today in 1869, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Formed the National Woman Suffrage Association | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

It wouldn’t be until 51 years later that women would win the right to vote.

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Domestic Violence Permission Slips

Domestic Violence Permission Slips | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

We, as a society, give many permission slips to abusers, excusing their abuse, violence & control with claims of “understandable stressors.” Perhaps no category of these permission slips is larger, more pervasive, than the economical permission slips.

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This is Personal.

This is Personal. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Photo: Members of the This Is Personal community deliver your petition to Representative Lois Capps (D-CA)

 

 

We asked you to speak up, and tell Congress to stay out of women's health decisions -- and you, along with 5,442 other members of the This Is Personal community, responded loud and clear. You guys rock!

 

Thanks to you, we told Congress that our decisions about birth control, pregnancy, and abortion are not up for grabs, and we won't stay silent while some lawmakers try to strip women of their right to make their own health decisions.

 

Recently, some members of the This Is Personal community paid a visit to Congress to deliver the petitions in person.

Still fired up?

 

Take Action: Tell your state legislator that 40 years after Roe v. Wade, it's still your decision.

 

Thank you for taking a stand with us, as always.

And thanks for keeping it personal.

 

Thao Nguyen
Campaign Director
This Is Personal


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I'm no feminist, says Diana Rigg

I'm no feminist, says Diana Rigg | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Her feisty Avengers alter-ego would have karate-kicked any man who dared patronise her.

 

But it appears that when it comes to equality of the sexes, Diana Rigg is much less strident in real life.

 

Despite being an icon to women’s rights campaigners since the Sixties, the 74-year-old actress has denied being a feminist, saying she likes it when a man displays old-fashioned courtesy.

 

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Her character was hailed by feminists for her intelligence, independence and martial arts skills.

 

 

But Dame Diana denied she was a feminist icon, telling the Radio Times: ‘I was thought to be, but never was really.

 

 

‘I kept my mouth shut for the most part. It’s a question of economics. If you’re paid the same as a man, which now you are in this profession, you’re equal. If a man holds a door open for me or pulls back a chair so that this old bag can sit down, I’m delighted.


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Climate Change-Driven Prostitution Claim In House Resolution Makes For Misleading Headlines

Climate Change-Driven Prostitution Claim In House Resolution Makes For Misleading Headlines | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Lee and her 11 Democratic cosponsors are asking Congress to acknowledge that climate change affects women, especially poor women, more than it affects men, and to develop "gender-sensitive frameworks" as they work to address it.

 

"It's unfortunate that this resolution has been misrepresented as to its goals," Lee wrote in a statement. "Tragically, as women across the world are pushed to the margins, they become more vulnerable. And we've seen time after time, that women on the edge are forced to make heartbreaking choices, this among them."

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First Maasai Woman Takes Seat in Kenya's Parliament

First Maasai Woman Takes Seat in Kenya's Parliament | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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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.

 

I want you to imagine a race track...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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