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Anticapitalist Feminist Struggle, and Transnational Solidarity - an interview with Chandra Talpade Mohanty (77 min. 2007/2011)

Anticapitalist Feminist Struggle, and Transnational Solidarity - an interview with Chandra Talpade Mohanty (77 min. 2007/2011) | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
Anticapitalist Feminist Struggle, and Transnational Solidarity (77 min, 2007/2011) is based on an interview with Chandra Talpade Mohanty, March 2007.
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Defanging Feminism – Gail Dines « Dead Wild Roses (video)

Gail Dines knocks this talk out of the park – Neo-Liberalism is exposed, and all the ill-effects that come with that particular set of toxic ideals. Some quotes from the video: “There is no such thing as cheap labour, there is only ...
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A problem that stubbornly refuses to budge - Feminism, White Privilege, Black Women

A problem that stubbornly refuses to budge - Feminism, White Privilege, Black Women | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
A guest post by Reni Eddo-Lodge about Caitlin Moran's recent dismissal of black women's representation, in the context of racism within the feminist movement.
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How Helen Gurley Brown Sold (Out) Sex - In These Times

How Helen Gurley Brown Sold (Out) Sex - In These Times | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukHow Helen Gurley Brown Sold (Out) SexIn These TimesFeminism wasn't the Cosmo mogul's legacy. It was turning romance into a sales transaction. BY Sady Doyle.
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Feminists in Cuba: Is It Time to Take Steps Together? - Havana Times

Havana TimesFeminists in Cuba: Is It Time to Take Steps Together?
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Toward a Postcolonial, Posthumanist Feminist Theory: Centralizing Race and Culture in Feminist Work on Nonhuman Animals - Deckha - 2012 - Hypatia - Wiley Online Library

Toward a Postcolonial, Posthumanist Feminist Theory: Centralizing Race and Culture in Feminist Work on Nonhuman Animals - Deckha - 2012 - Hypatia - Wiley Online Library | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it

Posthumanist feminist theory has been instrumental in demonstrating the salience of gender and sexism in structuring human–animal relationships and in revealing the connections between the oppression of women and of nonhuman animals. Despite the richness of feminist posthumanist theorizations it has been suggested that their influence in contemporary animal ethics has been muted. This marginalization of feminist work—here, in its posthumanist version—is a systemic issue within theory and needs to be remedied. At the same time, the limits of posthumanist feminist theory must also be addressed. Although posthumanist feminist theory has generated a sophisticated body of work analyzing how gendered and sexist discourses and practices subordinate women and animals alike, its imprint in producing intersectional analyses of animal issues is considerably weaker. This leaves theorists vulnerable to charges of essentialism, ethnocentrism, and elitism despite best intentions to avoid such effects and despite commitments to uproot all forms of oppression. Gender-focused accounts also preclude understanding of the importance of race and culture in structuring species-based oppression. To counter these undesirable pragmatic and conceptual developments, posthumanist feminist theory needs to engender feminist accounts that centralize the structural axes of race and culture.

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Why I'm a feminist « Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

Why I'm a feminist « Not All Who Wonder Are Lost | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
Because it's only by understanding what happens when gender equality is not upheld that I can appreciate just how lucky I am, and therefore how important feminism still is. You know the scene. A few glasses of wine ....
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“Privilege” and the Reduction of Political Debate to Identity ...

In comments to my statistical proof that Game of Thrones is misogynist, Jamie tells me that I am viewing the world through the lens of “privilege,” and thus unable to properly understand the seriousness of certain issues.
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Re-Engaging with the Other “Liberation Theology” - #Muslim #hijab

Re-Engaging with the Other “Liberation Theology” - #Muslim #hijab | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
Re-Engaging with the Other “Liberation Theology”Patheos (blog)Takolia's piece resonates with a lot of young Muslim women, especially those who live in North America and wear hijab; she argues for the hijab beyond religious ethics and within the...
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Being the First, Opening the path: About my lecture on Islamic Feminism in Gender Studies Congress | World Pulse

Being the First, Opening the path: About my lecture on Islamic Feminism in Gender Studies Congress | World Pulse | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
It is a pleasure for me to share with you the text and presentation of the lecture I gave on Tuesday 22 May at the National University of Cordoba, Argentina as part of the Second Congress of Gender St...
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Social Justice Feminism by Verna Williams, Kristin Kalsem :: SSRN

Social Justice Feminism by Verna Williams, Kristin Kalsem :: SSRN | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
For the past three years, women leaders from national groups, grassroots organizations, academia and beyond have gathered to address dissonance in the women's m...
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What Do You Know, Feminism Really DOES Work | Marriage 3.0 | Big Think

What Do You Know, Feminism Really DOES Work | Marriage 3.0 | Big Think | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
Worth reading."What Do You Know, Feminism Really DOES Work" ..
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Why Gender Trend Pieces Just Won't Go Away

Why Gender Trend Pieces Just Won't Go Away | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
The Great Recession and women's increased economic power have brought "women's issues" stories front-and-center. But popularity sometimes means glossing over the details of actual...
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“i'm not a feminist…” | inchoaterica

“i'm not a feminist…” | inchoaterica | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
there's a deeply problematic trend right now amongst young women in the West: the trend of identifying in explicit opposition to feminism in spite of the fact that we take for granted the rights, privileges, and realities created by the work of the...
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Feminist Principles to Live By « sisters of resistance

Feminist Principles to Live By « sisters of resistance | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
Originating in Black Feminist thought, the concept enables us to theoretically link seemingly disparate systems of social and economic oppression, such as race, class, sexuality, and gender. ...
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She’s Doing It: 5 Things Candy Crowley and Helen Gurley Brown Have in Common – and One Thing They Couldn’t | 9 Ways

She’s Doing It: 5 Things Candy Crowley and Helen Gurley Brown Have in Common – and One Thing They Couldn’t | 9 Ways | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
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The Right to Speak and the Right Not to Listen | Hannah Coolidge | The Hypocrite Reader

The Right to Speak and the Right Not to Listen | Hannah Coolidge | The Hypocrite Reader | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
An online monthly, of essays conceptual and timely, based in Brooklyn, New York.
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Wise Leadership Isn't a Gender Issue | Women and Power | Big Think

Wise Leadership Isn't a Gender Issue | Women and Power | Big Think | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it

 Wise leadership isn't a gender issue 

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Marion Chapsal's curator insight, February 21, 2013 7:18 AM

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"One of the most valuable reasons to move the conversation away from gendered differences in leadership style, is that it obscures the real question of what works best, when. 

In politics, perception often rules the day, and Americans tend not to like their leaders “wishy-washy.” This leads to all kinds of trouble, as demonstrating the kind of “backbone” that keeps you in office can easily translate into making stupid – yet definitive – decisions. There’s a good chance that our lingering love of certainty (well-informed or otherwise) is a hangover from old, gendered notions of what’s “manly” and what isn’t, which continue to be reinforced in our most successful action movies; these haven’t evolved much beyond John Wayne Westerns in terms of the basic notions of what constitutes strength and weakness. Strength is beating people up. Weakness is getting beaten (or not fighting at all). 

Yet a sober analysis makes plain the fact that successful leadership means arriving at the best possible outcomes in the long-term, which often involves a subtler and less martial approach. Whether women, or men, or both invented it – empathy, even in adversarial relationships, is invariably the wisest approach."

I agree that we need to move the conversation away from gender "differences", implying men and women are "by nature" different. This approach is prejudicial actually for both men and women and boxes women in the stereotypes of the softer, gentler, more intuitive and more sociable sex. In doing that, we deny the men the "natural" gift of kindness, humility and empathy, for which the world is so much craving.

Let's debunk the myths around feminity and masculinity and re-invent an integrative global Leadership, taking into account cultural differences, values, preferences, generations and individual differences!

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allAfrica.com: South Africa: Beware the Naked Women!

allAfrica.com: South Africa: Beware the Naked Women! | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
In April 2009 women stripped half naked and took to the streets of Ado-Ekiti (Nigeria) to protest the rerun governorship election. Protesting under the title "Peace rally in support of democracy in Nigeria," the protesters gathered under the auspices of Ekiti Women for Peace and Development
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Feminism F.A.Q.s: Can Men Be Feminists? | Gender Focus – A ...

Feminism F.A.Q.s: Can Men Be Feminists? | Gender Focus – A ... | Exploring Feminism | Scoop.it
Feminism FAQs Title ScreenCan men be feminists? That's the question I try to take on in my latest Feminism F.A.Q.s video.
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