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We All Come Up Together: “Towards Collective Liberation” by Chris Crass

We All Come Up Together: “Towards Collective Liberation” by Chris Crass | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

In his new book, “Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy,” Chris Crass rightly points out that there are more men influenced by feminism today than at any other time in history. While this may be so, and I believe it is, a book written by a man about his deep commitment to feminism is still radical, and far too rare. Especially because these books are able to speak to readers with gender privilege in a unique and effective way. The good news is with his first book, Crass is able to do just that, and more.

 

...Crass seeks to bring his white audiences to consciousness about racism through articulating how white supremacy instills an internalized sense of superiority over people of color. This work is not easy as it requires confronting feelings of fear, guilt and shame. However, Crass believes that everyone is needed to build a powerful and successful movement. He states that his overall goal in writing is “to help turn race, class and gender into catalysts to help us build our progressive Left movement rather then have them continue to divide us.”

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Can Husbands Handle Being Outearned By Their Wives?

Can Husbands Handle Being Outearned By Their Wives? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

While this study is interesting, what I am noticing is that it seems to have a life of its own as it gets picked up by news outlets. For many, it may be misread as  “women are now out-earning men,” and the media will go through another period of collectively wondering if we need feminism.  Then, the media wants to focus on what they perceive to be the personal dynamics of the story. You can hear the commentators–men and women alike–dying to ask the question, and they usually do: how will it affect men if they are out-earned by their wives? What will it do to the marriage?  Can men handle it?  Will their feelings be hurt, their egos bruised?  What should women do?

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In women’s rights and gender equality, stereotyping is the worst thing

In women’s rights and gender equality, stereotyping is the worst thing | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Silvana Koch-Mehrin, the 42-year-old German MEP and member of the group Women Rights and Gender E

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Feminists We Love: Brittney Cooper (Video) | The Feminist Wire

Feminists We Love: Brittney Cooper (Video) | The Feminist Wire | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Brittney C. Cooper is assistant professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. She is a proud graduate of ... ...


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Romance and pornography : Popular Romance Project

Romance and pornography : Popular Romance Project | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

I teach an undergraduate seminar on “Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture” with a unit on the romance genre. This year, for the first time ever, the class consists entirely of women. Also new this year is an exercise we invented of an online, collaborative romance narrative. One question that came up in our writing experiment was how, when, and why to include sex scenes. We talked a lot about depictions of sexuality in romance fiction, as well as in the sex-saturated corridors of popular culture. How are the love scenes in romance different from those in pornography or erotica?

 

...I’m interested in the notion that a feminist is a woman who writes—a woman who dares explore ideas and fantasies that run contrary to patriarchal scripts for feminine docility, submissiveness, and sexual passivity. These scripts are still alive in the impossible contradictions and double standards my students report: be sexy but also pure, demands the culture. If guys sleep around it’s a sign of mastery and control, but if you do it you’re a slut.

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In Wonderland: Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists

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Surrealism led to feminism and after that nothing was ever the same.
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Paid parental leave is a feminist issue - Green Left Weekly

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Green Left Weekly Paid parental leave is a feminist issue Green Left Weekly Feminist commentator Eva Cox has supported Abbott's scheme. She has said it is based on industrial context, rather than Labor's “welfare” scheme.


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Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

Read more at: http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/02/when_they_were_supposed_to.html

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:22 PM

whoa! good to hear both sides of the argument 

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The Five Main Issues Facing Modern Feminism - New Statesman - New Statesman

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The Five Main Issues Facing Modern Feminism - New Statesman New Statesman What exactly is "modern feminism"?


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Crushing unions is a women's issue.

Crushing unions is a women's issue. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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Meet the Woman Fighting for the National Women's History Museum

Meet the Woman Fighting for the National Women's History Museum | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We spoke to Joan Wages on why we need monuments and museums dedicated to women's history, and what it's going to take to get there.
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Men, Women Are Not That Into You

Men, Women Are Not That Into You | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A recent study has uncovered one of the reasons men think street harassment is acceptable behavior.
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The World's Most Powerful Women 2013

The World's Most Powerful Women 2013 | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Our annual snapshot of the top 100 women in business, politics, celebrity, philanthropy, billionaires, media and technology.

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Boys Laugh...

Boys Laugh... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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In a fairy tale maybe. My Dad never wiped up any tears for me.
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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

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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

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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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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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