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The Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2013

There is a crisis of representation in the media. We live in a racially and ethnically diverse nation that is 51% female, but the news media itself remains staggeringly limited to a single demographic.
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Modern slavery in the UK

Modern slavery in the UK | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Our anti-trafficking response is failing victims. Calls are being made for a victim-centred approach in the UK’s anti-trafficking response after three women have allegedly lived unnoticed as slaves in London for a 30-year period.
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Profile of Carolyn Heilbrun, academic feminist, author and novelist

Profile of Carolyn Heilbrun, academic feminist, author and novelist | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun (January 13, 1926 in East Orange, New Jersey – October 9, 2003 in New York City) was an American academic and prolific feminist author of both important academic studies (Carolyn Heilbrun (Academic/#Feminist/Author)
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Women Are More Likely to Be Half-Naked on Screen and Other Film Stats

Women Are More Likely to Be Half-Naked on Screen and Other Film Stats | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it

"Nick Zurko of the New York Film Academy sent us an excellent infographic detailing just how unbalanced things are for women in Hollywood."


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malek's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:40 PM

A great infographic. I'll take the side of new thoughts and diverse storytelling irrespective of gender.

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90% of Wikipedia's Editors Are Male

90% of Wikipedia's Editors Are Male | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Here\'s what they\'re doing about it.

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Mila Engelberg's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:17 AM

The (white Western) male bias of Wikipedia's editors most likely produces biased content.

Mila Engelberg's comment, May 6, 9:58 AM
Again, you're welcome. This is an important issue.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Feminist Theory: 20 Essential Reads

A Comprehensive Guide to Feminist Theory: 20 Essential Reads | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it

"[...] Looking at society in all its complexity, the feminist theorist puts a magnifying glass to the economies of everyday action, voicing a need for awareness, and in some cases, a need for change.

Unfortunately, most feminist literature remains hidden from everyday society. Often tedious, feminist literary theory can be inaccessible and perhaps, elitist, in its complex use of language and analysis.[...]


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Women's sexual behaviour has changed "remarkably" in the UK

Women's sexual behaviour has changed "remarkably" in the UK | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
“The change in women’s behaviour across the three surveys has been remarkable.” Sexual behaviour and attitudes in Britain have changed in recent decades, according to results published in The Lancet as part of the third National Survey of Sexual...
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Gender Quotas: How German Firms Help Women Get Ahead

Gender Quotas: How German Firms Help Women Get Ahead | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Germany's plans to introduce a gender quota will cause fewer problems for companies than some critics are willing to admit.
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Women successful yet sidelined in film writing and directing

Women successful yet sidelined in film writing and directing | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A new study for the BFI finds that UK independent films were more likely to be profitable if they had women in key backstage roles, yet the gender is still under-represented
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Sexism goes underground

Sexism goes underground | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
RT @jiabrahams: Harassment isn't "banter" http://t.co/BT6q2m6bbw @EverydaySexism #women #feminism #ProjGuardian
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Detecting Twitter users' gender, en francais

Detecting Twitter users' gender, en francais | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Detecting Twitter users' gender, en francais Phys.Org Based on this construction, the detector was able to determine the gender of users with 90% accuracy – significantly higher than the accuracy rates of 80% to 85% achieved by various algorithms...
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'The GENDER Book' Provides Easy, Comprehensive Gender Education

'The GENDER Book' Provides Easy, Comprehensive Gender Education | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
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New GENDER book Provides Easy, Comprehensive Gender Education
SheWired
Gender is a multifaceted issue. the GENDER book provides an easy-to-read yet still full-of-information guide to understanding gender.
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The Feministing Guide to Surviving the Holidays

The Feministing Guide to Surviving the Holidays | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Awesome! The @feministing Guide to Surviving the Holidays http://t.co/cSOfRkA2LR #selfcare
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Gender Inequality in Film by the Numbers (infographic)

Gender Inequality in Film by the Numbers (infographic) | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Gender Inequality In Film By The Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)
Huffington Post
The war against gender inequality in film rages on with the New York Film Academy's latest findings.
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Matthew Reupke's comment, April 28, 11:01 AM
This is a great article about how women don't have a lot of power in the world. It shows how in movie business, males still have the upper hand. This also highlights some of the most influential women in the movie business, film makers, directors, editors or characters, they are making little impact but still rising none the less.
Jayla Pressley's comment, May 7, 3:17 PM
This article explains and shows the gender discrimination in hollywood. It tells you how women come second to men in the entertainment business when trying to receive a job in hollywood.
Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 8, 9:39 AM

Even in movies women are being portrait as lesser humans. They are shown as needing men to survive and having to rely on men. 

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Black Women, White Women and the Solidarity Question

Black Women, White Women and the Solidarity Question | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
RT @msmagazine: Black Women, White Women and the Solidarity Question http://t.co/dlN22B57Yr
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Kurdistan Prime Minister: Stronger Policies Needed to Combat Gender Violence

Rudaw Kurdistan Premier: Stronger Policies Needed to Combat Gender Violence Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani called this week for stronger policies to combat gender-based violence against women, saying the...
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Illegal Abortions Lead to Women’s Health Crisis in Haiti

Illegal Abortions Lead to Women’s Health Crisis in Haiti | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it

After three days of vomiting, heavy bleeding and agonizing pain, she stumbled into a maternity hospital. Doctors rushed her into surgery where they stopped the bleeding, and repaired her perforated uterus, botched in the first abortion attempt...

 

Abortion is illegal in Haiti but women and girls are losing their uteruses and their lives as they turn to clandestine, increasingly deadly ways to terminate their pregnancies. These unsafe abortions are leading to a public health crisis in a region with one of the world’s highest rates of unintended pregnancies, experts say.


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Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 26, 2013 5:34 AM

Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 26, 2013 5:35 AM

Is this the world we want, the America we are trying to build?

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Why are so many women 'seen but not heard' on social media?

Why are so many women 'seen but not heard' on social media? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
If women make up the majority of social network users overall, why is it that so few of us are deemed 'influential', asks Marta Cooper. Do women participate less on Twitter?

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French Vote to Fine Prostitutes' Clients but not Sex Workers

French Vote to Fine Prostitutes' Clients but not Sex Workers | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it

"The French government is expected to pass a bill that punishes the clients of prostitutes, rather than the sex workers themselves.

The bill is being led by women's rights minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. She said: "We are changing the attitude to the prostituted person. We don't see her as guilty because the prostituted person is a victim."

Under the new bill, the client would be fined €1,500 (£1,250) for a first offence. If caught a second time, the fine would be increased to €3,000.

Proposed laws will follow the "Nordic Model' of prostitution policy, which has worked effectively in parts of Scandinavia."


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Syria and violence against women

Syria and violence against women | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Violence against women has skyrocketed since the Syrian conflict began.
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'Feminism Belongs in Schools Because ...' - series of tumblr photos on this topic

'Feminism Belongs in Schools Because ...' - series of tumblr photos on this topic | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Feminism belongs in schools because equality and empowerment belong in education! POST OR EMAIL A... (Feminism belongs in schools because...
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'Honor Diaries': A New Film About Women's Rights in the Middle East

'Honor Diaries': A New Film About Women's Rights in the Middle East | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Honor Diaries is the first film to break the silence on honor violence. More than a movie, it is a movement to promote women's rights in the Middle East. (@womensmediacntr thx 4 all ur work on IVAWA!
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Five tips for gender diversity your company can implement now

Five tips for gender diversity your company can implement now | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Five tips for gender diversity your company can implement now
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Last week we brought together a panel of experts to discuss what women and organisations could do to improve gender diversity at the top.
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New Delhi: Two leading women's organisations publish a gender manifesto challenging all political parties in India to address discrimination

New Delhi: Two leading women's organisations publish a gender manifesto challenging all political parties in India to address discrimination | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
For the first time, a gender manifesto Zee News New Delhi: Two leading women's organisations Thursday released a gender manifesto in the national capital, demanding that political parties commit themselves to addressing issues of discrimination...
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Watch This Indian Actress Shut Down A Reporter For Telling Her To Keep Quiet About Women's Rights

Watch This Indian Actress Shut Down A Reporter For Telling Her To Keep Quiet About Women's Rights | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
"As a woman, I should lie about the state of women that's in our country?" (http://t.co/18sntVXnBf #feminism #loveit)
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V. C. Bestor's curator insight, November 28, 2013 9:30 AM

Gir Forest may save India's face: women lion guards there embody feminism for the entire world.