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Who runs the world? The age of the female-centric startup

Who runs the world? The age of the female-centric startup | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Only 10% of venture-backed entrepreneurs are women. Yet women control a majority of consumer spending, are over 50% of the US population, and go to college in greater numbers than men. However, ...
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Amazon Watch - Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam! Evictions

Amazon Watch - Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam! Evictions | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Tell the Brazilian Government that you are deeply concerned about their plans to build the Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon rainforest.
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Nina Jablonski breaks the illusion of skin color | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that's because he did not have access to NASA.
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Top Ten Songs About Women's Equality | The Nation

Top Ten Songs About Women's Equality | The Nation | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
In honor of today's 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote, here's my completely assailable list of the top ten songs about women's equality.
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Buddhist Feminism // Current TV

How does Buddhism equate with feminism? It was progressive when it was founded 2,500 years ago -- is it still?
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Greater Virtues: Peju Alatise on Women, Art and Real Freedom

Greater Virtues: Peju Alatise on Women, Art and Real Freedom | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it

African women, their enduring strength and beauty, are central to your visual and literary works. How did you come to value your womanhood so much?

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Black at Stuyvesant High — One Girl’s Experience

Black at Stuyvesant High — One Girl’s Experience | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Rudi-Ann Miller is one of 40 blacks among the 3,295 students at New York’s Stuyvesant High School. The experience can be isolating, but she has had no regrets. (At Stuyvesant I encountered overt racism and racial microaggressions daily.
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We are respectable negroes: Brother X-Squared, Black Militant ...

We are respectable negroes: Brother X-Squared, Black Militant ... | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
The paradox of white supremacy is that the white man remains always in charge even as he claims victimhood. Now, the Republicans can tell you what they really think without apology. And you sit back playing the con game ...
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In defense of affirmative action - Los Angeles Times

In defense of affirmative action - Los Angeles Times | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
New York TimesIn defense of affirmative actionLos Angeles TimesThe Supreme Court has ruled that using race in college admissions is justified. It should stand by that.
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Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture ...

Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture is a book that was edited by Cheryl Suzack (assistant professor of English and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto) Shari M. Huhndore (professor of ...
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Black Feminism, International and Unchained: A Talk w/ Ms. Afropolitan, Part I

Black Feminism, International and Unchained: A Talk w/ Ms. Afropolitan, Part I | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Black #Feminism, International and Unchained: A Talk w/  Part I #women #african #diaspora...
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It ain't easy being queen: Luke List on the "anti-masculinity" stigma of drag ... - Westword (blog)

It ain't easy being queen: Luke List on the "anti-masculinity" stigma of drag ... - Westword (blog) | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Westword (blog)It ain't easy being queen: Luke List on the "anti-masculinity" stigma of drag ...Westword (blog)By Bree Davies Thu., Feb. 9 2012 at 10:21 AM ​A relative newcomer to the drag scene, Luke List has been performing as alter-ego Zoe O.
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The Reason Silicon Valley Hasn't Built a Good Health App - Kanyi Maqubela - Technology - The Atlantic

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The hidden feminine side of Egypt's revolution

The hidden feminine side of Egypt's revolution | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Even the male-dominated Muslim Brotherhood has women in powerful places, though government is more bereft of women now than under Mubarak.
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Making and Remaking India – The Creation of Indian Identity

Making and Remaking India – The Creation of Indian Identity | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
It would be meaningless to attempt to trace the idea of India through to antiquity, for immediately, we find ourselves mired in the ontological minefield of questions such as ‘whose India? which India?’
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S.African Muslims come to life in Material film | Top News | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A low-budget movie about a young Muslim man's quest to make it on the Johannesburg comedy circuit is wowing audiences across South Africa, and its powerful portrayal of the clash...
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International Women's Day highlights hurdles obstructing equality

International Women's Day highlights hurdles obstructing equality | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Domestic violence against women, pay inequality and abortion rights among issues raised...
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Porn Empowerment: Negotiating Sex Work and Third Wave Feminism | Martin | Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'etudes sur les femmes

Porn Empowerment: Negotiating Sex Work and Third Wave Feminism | Martin | Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal / Revue d'etudes sur les femmes | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Porn Empowerment: Negotiating Sex Work and Third Wave Feminism (RT @bedlamfury: #Porn Empowerment: Negotiating Sex Work and Third Wave Feminism#sexwork #feminism RT @JessicaLand...)...
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Disgrace Your Stereotype: Noah Sow on Punk, Freedom and Living Your Truth

Disgrace Your Stereotype: Noah Sow on Punk, Freedom and Living Your Truth | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it

You can bet there will always be a million pigeonholes people can’t wait to stuff you inside. As a black woman in the punk music scene, Noah Sow of Noiseaux, flips the bird to each and every one. When asked how it feels to be black, German and doing punk music, Noah replied: “I’m educated enough to know that “Black music” is [many things]…you bet whenever I open my mouth to sing, what comes out is Black music by definition.” Noiseaux has even created their own music genre, Afropunk Chanson, which they’ll have people headbanging to on their upcoming tour with 24-7 Spyz, one of the most influential black bands in the punk scene.

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Author Walter Mosley on Writing Mystery Novels, Political Revelation, Racism and Pushing Obama

Author Walter Mosley on Writing Mystery Novels, Political Revelation, Racism and Pushing Obama | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Today in a Black History Month special, we spend the hour with the award-winning author Walter Mosley, who many people were introduced to when Bill Clinton praised his book while running for president.
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Promoting Black Feminism in Pop Culture

Promoting Black Feminism in Pop Culture | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared at Womanist Musings on January 13, 2012

In an anti-racist feminism course, my then-professor presented us with Allan Bérubé’s essay, “How Gay Stays White and...
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Women of the World: Power and Leadership - Slide show

Women of the World: Power and Leadership - Slide show | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
For many of us, Presidents Day means an extra day off work and the chance to hit up the holiday sales. But, as we recall from our school days, it's actually more than that.
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In Honor of the 500th Episode: Top 10 Pro-feminist Episodes of The Simpsons

In Honor of the 500th Episode: Top 10 Pro-feminist Episodes of The Simpsons | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Congratulations go out to The Simpsons, the record-breaking, brilliant cartoon that taught television how to do satire, how to be subversive, and how to start a (RT : Top 10 Pro-feminist Episodes of The Simpsons |
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School's Out: Teaching Homosexuality? | Bitch Media

School's Out: Teaching Homosexuality? | Bitch Media | Identity (Self-in-world) | Scoop.it
Most opposition to queer-positive educational reforms in North America has been religious, but that doesn't mean that most religion is anti-gay. (School's Out: Teaching Homosexuality?
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