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Feminism: Oh Fine, I Still Love You. — The Girl Revolution

Feminism: Oh Fine, I Still Love You. — The Girl Revolution | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Yesterday I wrote about how I might be breaking up with feminism for a great many legit reasons. There are plenty of things to be disappointed about with feminism as a movement.

 

But, this seduced me back in:

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"Feminism is the discourse."

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Crimes of the Uterus: Imprisonment and Death in the US

Crimes of the Uterus: Imprisonment and Death in the US | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
I sit here taking deep breaths, swallowing, my chest tight, trying to write how I feel about what I'm about to tell you, but I find I don't have words that truly convey the horror. That and the sen...
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Why dogmatic Feminism is holding back Female empowerment.

Why dogmatic Feminism is holding back Female empowerment. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The foundation of 
feminism is the premise that men and women are equal.  The concept comes from the book, “A
Vindication of the Rights of Woman” by Mary Wollstonecraft, published in
1792.  At the time it was written, women
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Should we scrap the word 'feminist'?

Should we scrap the word 'feminist'? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Should we scrap the word 'feminist'? - Sofeminine's Sophie Herdman asks if changing the name 'feminism' is a good idea. I’d like to do the following experiment. A group of people – made up of men and women – stand in a room...
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Men Say They Want a Lady in the Parlor and a Whore in the Bedroom, But do They Really? | A Good Woman's Dirty Mind

Men Say They Want a Lady in the Parlor and a Whore in the Bedroom, But do They Really? | A Good Woman's Dirty Mind | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Men say that they want a lady in the parlor and a whore in the bedroom, but do they really?

“I love that you’re a wildcat in the bedroom, but I can’t see myself bringing someone like you around to meet my parents or my kids.”

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Teach Your Children Well: Men Must Be Leaders in Changing the Culture of Abuse - RH Reality Check

Teach Your Children Well: Men Must Be Leaders in Changing the Culture of Abuse - RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"A former professional football player argues that with enough men as leaders and partners, we can build a culture in which women and men are safe: safe going to parties, safe speaking up, and safe being whoever they want to be.

 

...Further, very often the role of girls and women is ornamental to, or in support of, the male experience. In many contexts, sports cheerleaders, swimsuit models, and the like reinforce the deeply-held assumption that women’s social, and often professional, roles are subservient to men. The disparity in wages, especially in an economy that many men view as a meritocracy, is a glaring example of cultural patriarchy in which the goals and aspirations of men are seen as more noble and superior to those of women.

Those of us concerned for these young people, both victim and perpetrators, have a moral obligation to recognize how the messages of our culture are manifest in the behavior of high school boys at a party."

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Planned Parenthood’s president thinks abortion is headed back to the Supreme Court

Planned Parenthood’s president thinks abortion is headed back to the Supreme Court | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"It is chilling to think that for women in America, your rights now depend on your zipcode," says Cecile Richards of a wave of new abortion bans. (Is a woman’s right to choose heading back to the Supreme Court?)

 

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Cecile Richards: I’d say that North Dakota is now the most unsafe state in the nation. Their governor has become the poster child for the most anti-woman [legislation] in the country. He has effectively banned access to safe and legal abortion. The bill is not only outrageous but unconstitutional. As a health-care provider, we know the impact it has on women to no longer have access to legal abortion. Lives are being put in jeopardy.

 

[I live in this state. It's so disgusting.]

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The word incompetent comes to mind

The word incompetent comes to mind | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Thanks to We're IN! 100% ALL IN facebook page.  Yes, he actually said THESE things, (in the ABC and MoJo links) which are pretty much equally as despicable as this photo meme's Borowitz satire FAKE "quote"...

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/justice-antonin-scalias-provocative-comments-gay-issues/story?id=18791020#.UVGjG2S9Kc0

More quotes from Scalia, these written into history from Supreme Court transcripts and opinions ....

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/03/scalia-worst-things-said-written-about-homosexuality-court


[ via www.progressivecentralists.org as excerpted from Andy Borowitz/The New Yorker:http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2013/03/scalia-says-marriage-views-not-affected-by-lifelong-fear-of-gays.html ]


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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 28, 2013 11:24 AM

Incompetent should lead to impeachment.

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Canadian Lawmaker Tells Girl She'll 'Make a Wonderful Wife for Somebody Someday'

Canadian Lawmaker Tells Girl She'll 'Make a Wonderful Wife for Somebody Someday' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
You too, Canada? You too? Keith Ashfield, a Conservative Party member of the Canadian House of Commons, was recently on tour to promote the Canadian budget.
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OUR OPINION: Dalrymple’s oath compels veto of North Dakota abortion bills | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota

OUR OPINION: Dalrymple’s oath compels veto of North Dakota abortion bills | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The governor is honor-bound to do so because he took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution as well as the state constitution.
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Rise of the naked female warriors

Rise of the naked female warriors | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message? Kira Cochrane reports
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Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota)

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
After calling Gov. Dalrymple, I called my state legislators too. And then I sent this letter via email to all as well in response to all the insanity occurring in...
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Feminist Anxiety about Domestic Violence Against Men | The ...

Feminist Anxiety about Domestic Violence Against Men | The ... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The picture about women's capacity for violence changes when taking into account domestic violence in lesbian relationships, mother's physical abuse of their children, and women who commit sexual harassment in workplace.

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What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights

What about Rob Portman’s daughter? Why Republicans' new empathy on gays and immigration won't extend to reproductive rights | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Abortion and access to contraception often get lumped with marriage equality as “social issues,” but there are reasons why they’ve played out differently. Take Portman’s own reasoning in his Op-Ed this morning: “We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.” In other words, gay and lesbian people are joining what Portman considers to be, and has historically been, a conservative institution — much like the military, where they’d already been serving in secret.

 

Although family planning used to be considered a conservative issue, there is still something more radical and terrifying about a woman not wanting to be a mother, or wanting to be a mother on her own terms. There will always be people who consider it the same as murder of a fully developed person in the world. There is still far more empathy for an embryo or fetus than for the living woman.

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It's that last line of what I've quoted from the article which has upset me so deeply for what's now become my entire life.

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Why Men Need to Read 'Lean In,' Too

Why Men Need to Read 'Lean In,' Too | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Equality is a project for everybody. (Why Men Need to Read #LeanIn Too http://t.co/EEqVkdQp1f ^@beccarosen)

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:22 AM

Women's rights are human rights. Women's worries are human worries.

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" I cast a politically expedient vote in favor of DOMA and I have regretted that ever since"

Lynne Osterman who was elected as a Republican to the Minnesota legislature says regrets casting a "political expedient" vote for Minnesota's "Defense of Marriage" law that outlawed same-sex marriage. She tears up when talking about it and urges Minnesota lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 15, 2013 1:06 PM

It's so sad that being decent has to be such rare & brave thing.

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Pink smoke in Rome.... to call for women's equality in church

Pink smoke in Rome.... to call for women's equality in church | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Bursts of pink smoke filled the air in Rome today as Catholic women staged a protest calling for women's equality in the church, while top Roman Catholic cardinals readied to elect the religion's next pope.

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Top GOP Strategist: Republican Party 'Doesn't Give Equal Opportunity To Women'

Top GOP Strategist: Republican Party 'Doesn't Give Equal Opportunity To Women' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt had some harsh words for his own party on Sunday, criticizing the GOP's standing on equal opportunity for women.

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Voice of feminism a force for change - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Voice of feminism a force for change - The Drum - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A century ago, suffragettes would chain themselves to public buildings and deliver incendiary speeches about women's rights, as the police furiously sawed at the locks.

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dastenras's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:05 PM

add your insight...

 
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WATCH: MSNBC Host Rips Bloomberg For Controversial Ad Campaign

WATCH: MSNBC Host Rips Bloomberg For Controversial Ad Campaign | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Melissa Harris-Perry had harsh words for New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday.
The MSNBC host took issue with a series of controversial ads, paid for by the city, that target teen pregnancy.

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Rape Victim Has Nerve to Suggest That Maybe Men Should Be Taught Not to Rape

Rape Victim Has Nerve to Suggest That Maybe Men Should Be Taught Not to Rape | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

When political analyst Zerlina Maxwell appeared on Fox's Hannity this week, she suggested that preventing rape in America might have to do less with informing women to get guns/learn self-defense/dress different/drink less/what have you than it does with... teaching men, from a young age, not to rape. Jesus Christmas, how would you ever come to that conclusion?! She's obviously totally sane UTTERLY MAD, I TELL YOU.

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Permanent Reproductive Crisis: An Interview with Silvia Federici | Mute

Permanent Reproductive Crisis: An Interview with Silvia Federici | Mute | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
On the occasion of the publication of an anthology of her writing and the accession of a NY Wages for Housework archive at Mayday Rooms in London, Marina Vishmidt interviewed Silvia Federici on her extensive contribution to feminist thought and recent...
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Mary Robinson: Climate Change’s Gender Gap

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Mary Robinson, Ireland’s first female president, on why women will bear the brunt of global warming.

 

Now a member of Nelson Mandela’s Elders and the president of the Mary Robinson Foundation–Climate Justice—and a 2009 recipient of the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom—Robinson has detailed her career in a new memoir, Everybody Matters: My Life Giving Voice. From her early years in western Ireland, where she grew up in a large, loving, and faith-filled family, through her advocacy for the world’s most vulnerable citizens, Robinson’s story is one of determination, moral courage, and profound integrity of spirit.

 

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