How does a female athlete survive in the patriarchal and exploitive world of MMA? “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the new bantamweight Strikeforce champion, speaks candidly about how she navigates a hyper-sexualized and hyper-violent profession. In this post David Mayeda explores the patriarchal bargains Rousey openly makes and their consequences.
I know that my pop culture junkie-dom (junkie-hood? junkie-ness? addiction.) suggests otherwise, but I actually don't watch television very often. We don't have cable (we're some of those Netflix defectors) and we have pretty busy schedules
“Sakina, 22, was a teenager when she was sold by her family for 1200 rupees (£15) to a stranger over the age of 60. Her sister, who organised the deal, had duped Sakina by presenting a “young good-looking” chap before ...
In the late 1800s, anxious and tired male intellectuals were sent West to rough ride, rope steer and bond with other men. (West vs. Rest. Guess who got what? MT @AmichelSW MUST READ! 19th cent. medical misogyny!
Female Masculinity viraginous: “ I hate it when anyone says that female masculinity is accepted. It doesn’t matter if they’re a masculist where they say that women can be masculine and it’s accepted...
On Wednesday February 8th, Egypt’s head of military court has made a statement urging media outlet to halt the coverage on the “Virginity Tests” case. This decision came at the backdrop of the unraveling court case filed by Samira Ibhrahim. But who is Samira Ibrahim and why does the Military Forces want to ban publication on the matter?
Before Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus, she had already been fighting for racial equality for more than a decade. She strategized with other activists, organized protests, and in 1948 gave an impassioned speech that led to her election as secretary of the Alabama conference of the NAACP. In that position, she investigated cases of sexual violence and other crimes against blacks, as she had done for the Montgomery chapter of the NAAC
On February 29, the Tunisian National Office of Family and Population (ONFP), in cooperation with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), held a conference in Tunis, where it present the results of a national survey conducted on violence against women.
The National Survey on Violence towards Women in Tunisia (ENVEFT, 2010) questioned 3,873 women aged between 18 and 64, living in all seven regions of Tunisia.
As McIntosh points out, men also tend to be unaware of their own privileges as men. In the spirit of McIntosh’s essay, I thought I’d compile a list similar to McIntosh’s, focusing on the invisible privileges benefiting men.
... both Muslim and non-Muslim, who are outraged by sexism and misogyny. However, many of us make the mistake in seeing ourselves as being “outside of patriarchy.” That is, because we have feminist politics and speak out ...
He is a perfect example of how not to respond to being called out on your privilege. Some female skeptics, including a past TAM speaker (Greta Christina) found him making some less-than-outraged comments about a man who said that Greta should be slapped and "kicked in the cunt" over a disagreement about feminism. He seemed to still feel bad for the dude that Greta had called out in her posts, even after said dude made some threats.
South Africa was the first country in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation in its constitution, and the first African country to legalize same-sex marriage – but in the inner townships horrific violence against lesbian...
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