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Against Patriarchy: 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution

Against Patriarchy: 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
It is time for men in the millions to take courageous action in our society to further feminist revolution.
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I Am Not an Angry Feminist. I'm a Furious One.

I Am Not an Angry Feminist. I'm a Furious One. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
It was late Monday night and, knowing full-well that I had to wake up early for work the next day, I was buried deep in the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen, reading story after story of the aggression women face in their daily lives. Soon, it was early Tuesday morning and I was still awake, still reading.
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A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It's Pretty Fantastic.

A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It's Pretty Fantastic. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
This is what male feminism looks like.
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‘Real’ Men Don’t Rape, and Other ‘Sexy’ Language Dilemmas » Sociology Lens

‘Real’ Men Don’t Rape, and Other ‘Sexy’ Language Dilemmas » Sociology Lens | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

A new report  on student sexual assault, from the Obama administration with a refreshing and positive rhetoric, placing the focus on the perpetrator and not the victim. “If I saw it happening I would help her, not blame her”,


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malek's curator insight, May 13, 2014 7:36 PM

The One fact society fails to teach boys 

A woman is NOT a prey

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#YesAllWomen responds to violence against women and the Isla Vista tragedy

#YesAllWomen responds to violence against women and the Isla Vista tragedy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The hashtag is an alternately painful and empowering way to call attention to rampant misogyny
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If you're wondering what all the fuss is about

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US Politics: Tuesday's Primaries Won't Change Gender Leadership Imbalance

US Politics: Tuesday's Primaries Won't Change Gender Leadership Imbalance | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Tuesday's Primaries Won't Change Gender Leadership Imbalance PoliticusUSA I think I speak for many women in this country when I say I am sick and tired of national conversations about our bodies, our families and our pay that don't include us.


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Robert Reich: How the Right is Literally Killing Women

Robert Reich: How the Right is Literally Killing Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The maternal death rate is growing. That is just wrong

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Join Us at the Supreme Court

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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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Man Gets Job When He Adds 'Mr.' To His Resume

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When I added 'Mr.' I saw the reality of gender discrimination.
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Jimmy Carter writing book on women's rights

Jimmy Carter’s next book will be a defense of women’s rights and an attack against those who use religion to deny equality.

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Feminism is Trending Down?

Feminism is Trending Down? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
What does it mean when people are less interested in the word “feminism” than they used to be? Dana sees it as a good sign that the equality ideals of feminism are becoming broadly accepted. What do you think?

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I'm more certain this has more to do with people, especially young women, not wishing to describe themselves as feminist. I think it's a horrible sign.
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The long heated debate is cooling down, more and more men are looking at women as equal and marching the next level up.

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Feminist Porn Hits The Mainstream Industry - And Makes People Uncomfortable

Feminist Porn Hits The Mainstream Industry - And Makes People Uncomfortable | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
At AVN, a mainstream director said feminist porn made her uncomfortable. The industry is taking notice of feminism and they don't like being criticized...

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Politicians: Erect & Standing Up, But Not For Women

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Maybe you don't want to call it a "war on women". Maybe you find the word "war" to be over-the-top, despite the facts regarding bombings, shootings, rape, and other violent attacks against women, i...
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The State of Choice in the States

The State of Choice in the States | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic about pro-choice and anti-choice laws across the country, and learn about choice-related laws in your state!
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Ellen Page: 'Why are people so reluctant to say they're feminists?'

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After her breakthough role in Juno, Ellen Page unexpectedly found herself on the Hollywood A-list. But she still prefers smaller, tougher movies – and speaking her mind

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Rashida Jones, We Have Bigger Problems Than Porn

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Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones has recently been making headlines. First, with her charming rendition of holiday pop songs on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and just the other week, with her not-so-charming Glamour article titled “Why is Everyone Getting Naked?”


...Jones insists that she wasn’t slut-shaming and that the backlash against her statements “crushed” her, since she considers herself a feminist. It’s not female sexuality she’s against, it’s the fact that this “pornification” of pop culture is “showing what it looks like when women sell sex.” “And so much of it feels staged for men,” she adds, “not for our own pleasure.”

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Do All-Girls Schools Breed Feminists or Mean Girls? | TIME.com

Do All-Girls Schools Breed Feminists or Mean Girls? | TIME.com | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

What happens when girls aren't under the scrutiny of boys? Do they get more girly or less so?


A new study has found that girls at same-sex schoolsfeel greater pressure to adhere to gender norms — and were bullied if they didn’t — than those at mixed-gender schools. Perhaps even more surprising, the same researchers say that girls at same-sex schools evaluated their self-worth based more on social confidence than cognitive confidence — while girls at mixed-gender schools weighed academics more heavily than social prowess.

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“I was quite surprised by the results,” he says. “But do I think that these result would generalize to schools in North America? I do.”


Other experts disagree.

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Fascinating -- and not just because I went to a women only college (esp as college is different than middle school).

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How to stop Hollywood being so sexist: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto

How to stop Hollywood being so sexist: Geena Davis’ feminist manifesto | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"In 1991, Geena Davis starred in Thelma & Louise, a road movie about two women who become fugitives, which led critics to describe it as a “feminist manifesto for the 90s”.

 

Two decades on and the actress is so disillusioned with the film industry’s attitude to women she has drawn up a feminist manifesto of her own with “two easy steps to make Hollywood less sexist”.

 

In a column for The Hollywood Reporter’s 'Women in Entertainment Power 100' issue, the Oscar-winner bemoaned the gender imbalance in media and entertainment and called on film makers to introduce more female characters into their movies to provide positive role models for the young."


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One way to examine this issue [violence against women] is by looking at the relationship of the female life cycle and women’s degree of vulnerability.

One way to examine this issue [violence against women] is by looking at the relationship of the female life cycle and women’s degree of vulnerability. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Gender violence occurs throughout the life cycle. Violence during the prenatal period includes sex-selective abortions, forced abortions, battering during pregnancy, and forced pregnancy. During infancy, violence against females include infanticide, emotional and physical abuse, and restricted access to food and medical care. During childhood, females face genital mutilation, incest and sexual abuse, differential access to food, medical care, and education (compared to male children), child prostitution, and sexual slavery. The adolescent period brings the risk of dating and courtship violence, economically coerced sex, sexual abuse in the workplace, rape, sexual harassment, and forced prostitution. Violence throughout women’s reproductive years includes abuse by intimate partners, marital rape, dowry abuse, partner homicide, psychological abuse, sexual abuse in the workplace, sexual harassment, rape, and abuse of women with disabilities. Elderly women experience violence in the forms of self-immolation, abuse of widows, and elder abuse (which affects mostly women) (Heise, Pitanguy, and Germain, 1994). 


Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 12)

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Quote from the book, available at Amazon: Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women

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Femme Filmmakers Break Barriers in Morocco

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MARRAKECH, Morocco -- Laila Marrakchi, Narjiss Nejjar and Leila Kilani are among the diverse pool of femme directors making strides and powering up Moroccan cinema’s coming of age."


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I don't often hear about film in Morocco! Excited to see that there's such a strong feminine presence.

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Jerry Saltz: My Final Word on MoMA’s Woman Problem

Jerry Saltz: My Final Word on MoMA’s Woman Problem | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"Nine years ago this week, MoMA opened its brand-new shiny $750 million building. Since this Garden of Modernism reopened, I’ve been gibbering about the dearth of art by women in the museum’s all-important permanent collection of painting and sculpture, installed on the fourth and fifth floors. MoMA is modernism’s mothership, so the way the story of modernism is told here is crucial. And the numbers are horrendous.

 

At the 2004 grand-opening show, there were 415 works on view on the museum’s fourth and fifth floors. Of these, fewer than 20 were by women. Less than 5 percent. In 2006, 19 were by women. A year later, the number was 14.

 

Which brings us to the present. I guess we can say that things are better: Today, by my count, there are 367 works of art on view on these two floors, and 29 of them are by women. That’s just short of 8 percent. Slightly less terrible. Still unforgivable."


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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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When people say "racism is dead"...

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Racism Or reverse racism?? keep asking myself
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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

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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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The Upsetting Difference Between Men And Women, According To The World’s Biggest Search Engine

The Upsetting Difference Between Men And Women, According To The World’s Biggest Search Engine | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you think it’s time for us to un-teach Google some of these things.
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