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The History of Modern Women IS the History of Goddesses - 6 ...

The History of Modern Women IS the History of Goddesses - 6 ... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
High priestesses embodied the goddess, and had ritualistic sex with the ruler of the country to bless him as the caretaker of the people. ...

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Ecofeminism: Is the Movement Still Relevant?

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As social and economic conditions intertwine with the growth of industrialized areas, environmental challenges have become a hot button issue in political arenas.

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Cool Video: “I'm Feminist Enough” - The Frisky

Cool Video: “I'm Feminist Enough” - The Frisky | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The FriskyCool Video: “I'm Feminist Enough”The FriskyI really, really love this “I'm Feminist Enough” video in which a bunch of women finish the statement “I'm feminist enough to ….” It really shows all the contradictions inherent in trying to live...

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The GOP's Witch Hunt | RH Reality Check

The GOP's Witch Hunt | RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"Having a female body was the factor most likely to render one vulnerable to being called a witch...the truth about the majority of persons accused of [witchcraft]: old, unattractive, disliked, and FEMALE"

— Witchcraze: A New History of European Witch Hunts by Anne Llewellyn Barstow

 

The past few months the GOP has waged a war on women that places them firmly in bed with religious lobbyists, treating women like they are subhuman all in the name of patriarchal religion. N
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Why We Need To Stop Being Politely Active

Why We Need To Stop Being Politely Active | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by KATE  S, fbomb

 

The International Women’s Rights Collective (IWRC) went to the third annual Women in the World Summit last weekend....

 

My favorite moments from the panel somehow came together when Shelby Knox (who, despite being one of the younger panelists, was a TOTAL BOSS) responded to the question of why this generation of young women is not as active in the movement as its suffragette and radical feminist predecessors. This was a question I often struggled with; in fact, I used to read about national protests against Miss U.S.A. pageants and riot grrl movements with jealousy. Shelby said that the young women in our generation grew up thinking that they are equal—that we live in a world of post-racism, post-feminism, post-imperialism. But as we grow up subconsciously chafing against glass ceilings and double standards, we internalize our frustration; individual women feel that their lived experience contradicts what they have been told. In her own words, “The most challenging thing for my generation is that we were told that we are equal, and when we go into the work force we hit these barriers, and we think it must be our fault, that it’s an individual problem. My generation’s problem is figuring out how do we get there not only individually but collectively, because the solutions for my generation are not going to be individual.” [MORE]


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Male lawmakers to receive knit uteruses in the mail - TheHill.com

By Judy Kurtz, The Hill

 

Susan Santos is a 55-year-old Colorado blogger and housewife, but these days, she’s doubling as a uterus-knitting machine.

 

Yes, you read that right.

 

The mom and knitting fanatic is an organizer of a campaign called the “Government Free VJJ Project.”

 

The goal of the initiative: to knit or crochet a vagina or uterus and send it to every male lawmaker in Congress.

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Government Free VJJ’s website, which comes complete with patterns such as “Happy Uterus,” claims the initiative is aimed at telling America’s men in government: “Hands off my uterus! Here’s one of your own!”


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Anaïs Nin, Diary Writing and Women's History Month - Huffington Post

Anaïs Nin, Diary Writing and Women's History Month - Huffington Post | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

My mother, an avid reader, read Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex. She believed in some of the tenets of feminism, but not all of them.

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Sen. Brown cites mom in domestic violence law push

by STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

 

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is pointing to his mother's history of abusive relationships with men as he pushes for renewal of a domestic violence law that has met with opposition from some fellow Republicans over proposed expansions of its protections. [MORE]


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Abortive Art

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Look at this sketch closely… My first thought was that this was the agonizingly personal doodles and notations of a woman contemplating abortion. There are lists of check-marked points, like...
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NUJ - Where are all the Women? How to beat sexism in the media: conference report and podcast

Wall-to-wall naked breasts on the newsagents' shelves, sexist banter from work colleagues, violent sexual-orientated abuse on blogs, physical attacks whilst reporting and broadcasting obsolescence at the age 45.
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Raging Grannies Action League, Peni Hall Photo

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In Palo Alto, California, members of the Raging Grannies Action League said that men who want drugs such as Viagra to treat impotence should be required to have strict testing before receiving said drugs.

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Which 15 states have not ratified the ERA?

The 15 states whose legislatures have not ratified the Equal Rights Amendment are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.


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What Health-Care Reform Means to Women

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by CINDY PEARSON, Guest Blogger,

Feminist Majority Foundation

 

For the tenth #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re celebrating the second anniversary of the new health-reform law, the Affordable Care Act, or ACA.

 

Why are women so excited about the ACA? Well, for a start, the law has already started removing barriers to health care and improving services for millions of women and our families, helping us access the care we need to stay healthy.

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Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street

"Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street" was inspired by International Anti-Street Harassment Week. It was created by a group of women and m...
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It Is Time to Chase the Monsters from Our Bedrooms for Once and for All | RH Reality Check

Last night I dreamt of being cloaked and shuffling around in a black burka.  This burka covered my eyes and prevented me from seeing anything outside my line of sight.  I remember the feeling of being suffocated and restricted as I fought the...
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Moroccan Protesters Demand Rape Law Reform

Moroccan activists have stepped up pressure to scrap laws that allow rapists to marry their victims after a 16 year old killed herself. Amina Filali drank ra...
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Backlash on the War on Women Growing in Strength, Power | FDL News Desk

If we’re seeing any renaissance in American politics at the moment, it comes from a backlash against an ever-advancing policy against the ability for...
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BREAKING: Office Of Texas Senator And Women's Health Advocate Firebombed

BREAKING: Office Of Texas Senator And Women's Health Advocate Firebombed | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by JESSICA PIEKLOBY,  Care2.com 

 

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and advocate for women’s rights, had her Fort Worth office firebombed Tuesday afternoon. Two staffers were in the office when the office was attacked, though reports at this time indicate no one was hurt. The suspect remains unidentified and on the loose.

 

The incident is the latest in a series of escalating attacks and rhetoric targeting vocally pro-choice legislators and family planning clinics. Previous attacks on clinics in Florida and California underscore the threat women and health care providers face simply trying to access or provide reproductive care. [MORE]


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When Women’s Eggs Have More Rights Than They Do

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by SORAYA L CHEMALY, The Feminist Wire

 

What are you, as a woman or a man related to one, willing to trade when you vote for a presidential candidate who signed the Personhood Pledge or supports a personhood-based legislation? Are you really going to vote to trade womens fundamental rights for what are often campaign talking points ?

 

Personhood USA, the center of the movement, believes that a fertilized egg, from the moment of conception, is a fully human person with an inalienable right to life and that its rights and the state’s interest in protecting those rights, trump a woman’s. Personhood is how we’re dismantling equality by eroding women’s reproductive rights, passing rape sonogram legislation, taxing rape victims seeking abortions, and criminalizing basic health care. And, although personhood bills are being defeated, just their very introduction makes anything short of their passage seem like some kind of “gift” that women should be grateful for as opposed to the absurd assault on rights that they represent.

 

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School House Rock - Sufferin' Till Suffrage (Women's Rights)

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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance - Home

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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance - Defining Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right...

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UN Women and Rockefeller Foundation Launch Global Women’s Survey | UN Women

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Thinking about the #futurewewant, what are your views on gender equality & women’s empowerment?

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Which State is The Worst Right Now For Women's Health?

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by CAPERTON, Sourced from Feministe, via AlterNet

 

Which State is The Worst Right Now For Women's Health?

 

Several commenters have noted that calling Arizona the “worst state in the union” is kind of unfair, since a state is more than simply the sum of its legislation. As a resident of Alabama, I have to sympathize. States like Arizona (and Alabama) are, in fact, full of progressive-minded people who lack the resources to leave or just choose to stay and try to make things better. Those people deserve our support, as do the good people of....

 

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Obama Opposes NC Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

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by PAUL STANLEY, Christian Post

 

President Obama appears to be moving away from his 2009 stance of opposing gay marriage. He is opposing a proposed constitutional amendment in North Carolina that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.

 

"While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples," said Obama's North Carolina spokesperson, Cameron French, last Friday. [MORE]


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Ryan Budget Proposal Exposes Hypocrisy

Ryan Budget Proposal Exposes Hypocrisy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

NARAL Pro-Choice America

 

In addition to calling for the defunding of the health-reform law that makes preventive care, including contraception, available to women without a copay or additional costs, Rep. Ryan’s budget proposal includes this line: “There is no way for ‘experts’ in Washington to know more about the health-care needs of individual Americans than those individuals and their doctors know.” [MORE]


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