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Beyoncé's ***Flawless Feminism: A Womanist Perspective

Beyoncé's ***Flawless Feminism: A Womanist Perspective Last year when Beyoncé released that snippet (that was called “Bow Down” at the time) of what is now a part of one of her self-title
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What makes a woman deny her own rape?

What makes a woman deny her own rape? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The story of bestselling author Jessica Knoll is a reminder of how hard it is to call rape what it is – even when it happens to you If you haven’t lived through it, it can be hard to understand the powerful urge many victims feel to deny we’ve been raped. It’s almost inherently an invisible dynamic, legible only when you already speak the language of silence. Only hours after my own assault, I remember telling the people who were trying to help me to leave me alone, that it was no big deal and I just wanted to sleep. “The first person to tell me I was gang-raped was a therapist, seven years after the fact”, is how novelist Jessica Knoll put it in an essay this week that’s been burning up the internet. Knoll is the author of last summer’s hot beach read Luckiest Girl Alive, which tells the story of Ani, who suffers a gang rape in boarding school and doesn’t speak of it for years. Knoll’s beautifully raw missive, published on Tuesday in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, serves as a coming-out of sorts, an acknowledgement that her character knows things about rape because Knoll herself does. Continue reading...
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Middle-class feminism has a blind spot over female cleaners

Middle-class feminism has a blind spot over female cleaners | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
One in three families outsources its domestic work, mostly to women. But these isolated and low-paid workers often get a raw deal. Think of your colleague on the next computer, or the person who lives in the house opposite. What do you know about them? Their immediate family’s names, probably. Pets, maybe. Jobs, interests, what they got up to at the weekend? Bar a few gaps, you could probably give a pretty good potted history of these acquaintances. Now what about your cleaner? It is a question that many of us should be equipped to answer, given that one in three UK families are now employing someone to take on their domestic labour – with many thought to pay less than the new national living wage. A study by insurers esure uncovering this also reveals that the outsourcing of labour is most prominent among under-35s, and that one in four “modest” households – where annual earnings are less than £20,000 – regularly employs domestic staff. This emphasis on those doing the hiring conveniently renders the workers themselves invisible. Related: Hurrah for female bosses, but let’s not forget their cleaners | Sonia Sodha Your ability to afford expensive things means very little to the cleaner dusting them for you Continue reading...
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El Salvador’s State of Emergency Threatens Activists

El Salvador’s State of Emergency Threatens Activists | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
In the face of record-breaking rates of violence, the government of El Salvador is considering declaring a state of emergency in the country’s most violent municipalities, suspending certain constitutional rights for residents of those cities.  The crisis in El Salvador has reached such horrific proportions that more homicides were registered in 2015 than any year during th
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Anita Brookner, art historian and Booker prize winner, dies age 87

Anita Brookner, art historian and Booker prize winner, dies age 87 | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Author and first female Slade professor of art published 24 novels including Hotel du Lac, which won her the Booker prize in 1984
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10 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Start Creating a Pro-Black Latinx Culture

10 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Start Creating a Pro-Black Latinx Culture | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
This author's history of denying their Blackness really shows how internalized racism can show up in Latinx communities. Taking these actions can help make a change.
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5 Self Care Tips for Activists — ‘Cause Being Woke Shouldn’t Mean Your Spirit’s Broke

5 Self Care Tips for Activists — ‘Cause Being Woke Shouldn’t Mean Your Spirit’s Broke | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Constant stress will wear you out – but it's hard to avoid when you're politically conscious. If you tend to do social justice work all day, every day, here are some self care suggestions just for you.
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8 Women Whose Influence On Famous Men Changed History For The Better

8 Women Whose Influence On Famous Men Changed History For The Better | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Giving credit where credit is due.
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Claudia Rankine Challenges White Teachers, Pities White Racists in AWP Keynote

Claudia Rankine Challenges White Teachers, Pities White Racists in AWP Keynote | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A dispatch from the AWP conference.
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The History of Erasing Women's History

In her BBC documentary and forthcoming book, historian and author Amanda Foreman uncovers the historical precedents that have erased women throughout human civilization.
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Illustrated Women in History - Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect

Illustrated Women in History - Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect who became the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the first woman to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in her own right. Hadid wa
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EMERGING FEMINISMS, A Historical Note: Pan-African Feminist Adelaide Casely Hayford

EMERGING FEMINISMS, A Historical Note: Pan-African Feminist Adelaide Casely Hayford | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
By Keisha Blain Adelaide Casely Hayford was, as she once described herself, a “race woman through and through.”[1]  Like Ida B.
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'A very historic time for military women'

'A very historic time for military women' | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
During the month of March, the nation reflected on the contributions of military women from all generations.
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Sexism in schools is real – how can the Department of Education deny it?

Sexism in schools is real – how can the Department of Education deny it? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
After a teachers’ leader spoke out about sexist bullying in the classroom, the government’s response was dismissive, depressing, and shows the scale of the problem When Mary Bousted, a former teacher and the general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, spoke out this week about the sexist school bullying that can prevent girls participating fully in the classroom, there were several possible responses one might have expected to see from the Department for Education. Related: Teachers' leader condemns sexist bullying of 'swotty' girls The problem is compounded by the normalisation of sexist stereotypes and attempts to sweep it under the carpet Continue reading...
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Why do undergraduate women stop studying philosophy?

Why do undergraduate women stop studying philosophy? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
UPDATE: We've decided (in consultation with Morgan) that it would be a good idea to open discussion here as well, so we're doing so.  Please do feel free to comment!   An important blog post by Morgan Thompson, about an important paper. In early 2012, Toni Adleberg, Sam Sims, Eddy Nahmias, and I began a project…
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International Women's Day: 10 inspiring ads celebrating women

International Women's Day: 10 inspiring ads celebrating women | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
There has been a revolution in ads about women in recent years tackling issues such as puberty, gender roles and health. In celebration of International Women's Day (8 March), Marketing, with help from social video experts Unruly, looks at the 10 most inspirational ads celebrating women.
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Edinburgh’s executed ‘witches’ deserve tribute: heritage group

Edinburgh’s executed ‘witches’ deserve tribute: heritage group | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
IT is one of the busiest tourist spots in Scotland, high up in the Capital’s historic heart.
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Sexual assault survivors speak out – What would a feminist do? (Podcast)

Sexual assault survivors speak out – What would a feminist do? (Podcast) | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti talks with writer and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki about surviving sexual assault the challenges of sharing your story This week on the podcast, Jessica Valenti looks at women-only transportation options. While the goal may be to create safe spaces, Valenti says it puts the onus on women to protect themselves from harassment and assault. She is joined by writer and activist Wagatwe Wanjuki, who talks about her experiences speaking publicly as a sexual assault survivor. Wanjuki says that while sharing one’s story can be a powerful activism tool, the media still portrays survivors in ways that diminishes their humanity. Continue reading...
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Trump’s self-defeating misogyny – What would a feminist do? (Podcast)

Trump’s self-defeating misogyny – What would a feminist do? (Podcast) | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti talks with Jess McIntosh of Emily’s List about whether Trump is alienating female voters with his sexist language This week on the podcast, Jessica Valenti looks at Trump’s long history of misogyny, and why we shouldn’t see it as a sideshow but as systemic to our culture. Jess McIntosh of Emily’s List joins the show to talk about how Trump’s sexist language is alienating even Republican women voters in record numbers. McIntosh says that while it’s hard to predict how a race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will play out, the silver lining may be the stark comparison Trump offers to Clinton, who has placed women at the center of her politics for decades. McIntosh also offers advice on how to get more women involved in politics. Continue reading...
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3 Ways Bollywood Sets Up a Sexuality Paradox for South Asian Women

3 Ways Bollywood Sets Up a Sexuality Paradox for South Asian Women | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
There's a problem with how women's sexuality is portrayed in Bollywood films. So this author's pointing out why it matters for South Asian women, and what needs to change.
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Patricia Barry: WWII decoder cracked spy messages called ‘indecipherables’

Patricia Barry: WWII decoder cracked spy messages called ‘indecipherables’ | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
She worked with a unit called the Baker Street Irregulars deciphering garbled messages from spies posted in Nazi-occupied Europe
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Here's why doctors are dumbfounded by Utah's new anti-abortion law

Here's why doctors are dumbfounded by Utah's new anti-abortion law | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
It actually forces them to make the procedure more dangerous for patients.
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4 (Intersectional!) Ways to Stop Campus Sexual Assault

4 (Intersectional!) Ways to Stop Campus Sexual Assault | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
4 (Intersectional!) Ways to Stop Campus Sexual Assault https://t.co/VzLvlYcvlM via @msmagazine #MyFeminismIs
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Feministing Reads: Maggie Nelson’s 'The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial'

Feministing Reads: Maggie Nelson’s 'The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial' | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Here are the basic facts: in 1969, a twenty-three year-old first-year law student was killed on her way home to notify her estranged parents of her engagement. She was the younger of two daughters, the middle child.
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Anti-Choice Activists, Using Bogus Legal Threats, Trick Teens Into Signing Away Abortion Rights

Anti-Choice Activists, Using Bogus Legal Threats, Trick Teens Into Signing Away Abortion Rights | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Providers throughout the country have told Rewire that a document produced by Life Dynamics has been used to deceive and intimidate both patients and providers by threatening them with legal action should they go through with obtaining or providing...
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