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U.S. Women's National Hockey team forward Hilary Knight gets naked- ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

U.S. Women's National Hockey team forward Hilary Knight gets naked- ESPN The Magazine Body Issue | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
It's amazing what a little button can do. When you're younger, you're always slipping, and if you could make it across the ice sheet and back, you'd get this little button which you fasten to your laces.
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My own rape shows how much we get wrong about these attacks

Rape isn't just about men and women. I know firsthand.
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Hilarious Parody Shows What Happens When Women of Color Audition in Hollywood

Hilarious Parody Shows What Happens When Women of Color Audition in Hollywood | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
Where are all the talented women of color? They're stuck at terrible auditions.
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When A Dude Says That Maybe She's Asking For It, She Has The Perfect Response. So. Very. Perfect.

When A Dude Says That Maybe She's Asking For It, She Has The Perfect Response. So. Very. Perfect. | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
He said she was asking for it. He got the response he deserved.
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800 Dead Babies Discovered in Septic Tank Of Home for Unwed Mothers

800 Dead Babies Discovered in Septic Tank Of Home for Unwed Mothers | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
Police are investigating the discovery of 800 long-dead babies found in the septic tank at a home for unwed mothers in western Ireland. The Home (that is its actual name and, yes, it does sound freakishly ominous) housed thousands of pregnant and unwed — "fallen"— women between 1925 and 1961. The women left after they'd paid for their stay in indentured servitude. Their children, reports The Washington Post, may not have been so lucky.
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These 7 Girls Took 'Grown Up' Pictures, And The Results Are Pretty Inspiring

These 7 Girls Took 'Grown Up' Pictures, And The Results Are Pretty Inspiring | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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A Poignant Music Video Talks About A Curse That Inflicts Our Country. The Curse Of Women's Abuse

A Poignant Music Video Talks About A Curse That Inflicts Our Country. The Curse Of Women's Abuse | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
Wake up...
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Sexually Attractive Topless Young Abused Women Literally Voiceless - well, they have a voice - it's Moby's ! And apparently the maker of the video wants to tell victims of abuse to "Wake Up". 

 

 



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If Maxi Pad Ads Used Red Instead of Blue: a COMMERCIAL PARODY - YouTube

Finally, an answer to the age old question - what if maxi pad ads used red instead of blue? SUBSCRIBE: http://www.youtube.com/ucbcomedy Director: Emily Tower...
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'Casting couch' porn actress commits suicide after facing online harassment

'Casting couch' porn actress commits suicide after facing online harassment | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
We’ll never know why Alyssa Funke, a straight-A student at the University of Wisconsin River Falls, took her own life in April.
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W Continues Fashion's Tradition of Using 'Exotic' People As Props

W Continues Fashion's Tradition of Using 'Exotic' People As Props | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
W magazine recently sent fashion photographer Tim Walker and supermodel Edie Campbell to Burma, where they shot an editorial that juxtaposed Campbell (so white! so chic!) against the a background of the nation's "exotic" landmarks and citizens. It's gross and poorly conceived-of in every way that one would expect.
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Look At All The Ways Pop Culture Discriminates Against A Certain Body Type. How Wrong Is That?

Look At All The Ways Pop Culture Discriminates Against A Certain Body Type. How Wrong Is That? | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
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I’m really disappointed that this is so over sexualized because pole dancing is really cool




okay, so first of all: this example is not “over sexualised” - this is someone who very possibly has never done a day’s worth of stripping in her life performing some moves in a dance studio. She’s very likely to have had a lifetime of dance and gymnastics training behind her and decided to take poledancing classes when it became the new hit craze. She’s learned in a formal class environment.


But poledancing was developed by strippers in a stripclub environment. Many of those strippers also had a lot of dance and gymnastics and cheerleader training behind them and they developed pole moves partly as a way to kill time when the club was quiet. They taught each other in an informal setting and innovated and created for themselves. Without getting paid explicitly to do so.


Their talent at being able to do things like this has never been recognised. Even though the first pole schools were opened by strippers and taught by strippers, it has now been appropriated by hundreds of people who have never done sex work and who have no respect for sex work, who think it is “sad” that poledancing has a history inextricably entwined with sex work, who only view poledancing as a legitimate artform once it becomes detached from its sex work context despite the fact it was conceived and built in a sex work environment by sex workers.


Poledancing is not “overly sexualised”. It IS a sexualised dance/athletic art and rightly so - it belongs to strippers and it is strippers who made it. Its beauty and athleticism and skill doesn’t change because it was used in a sexualised environment to help its practioners make more money (although now it is seen as just for middle-upper class non-sex workers to pay big bucks in a formal class environment to learn to titillate boyfriends and husbands whilst staying appropriately fit!). That’s a part of its history. Sexualised things are not inherently worth less because of their sexual nature. To believe so is just to devalue the hard work of the sex workers who innovated it and that is done more than enough as is.


Poledancing is still cool and amazing and requires great skill and talent to execute even MORE SO when it is sexualised. Just being able to perform it impressively is one thing; being able to make it a fluid part of a character performance (which is what stripping entails) is another. If you can’t appreciate that, you don’t understand it, so STFU.




Okay, I had to hunt this post down and reblog it because someone on my dashboard decided to reblog a gifset of a man in light workout gear poledancing, with more commentary on how “see, it’s a REAL SKILL, it’s not slutty” and 1) slut shaming, nuff said and 2) way to erase the creative contributions of the generations of sex workers who INVENTED this art.



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Katie Makkai - Pretty - YouTube

Katie Makkai, a veteran poetry slammer - defining the word "pretty". Transcript can be found here: http://dianasmanylifetimes.blogspot.com/2010/11/katie-makk...
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Will I Be Pretty ?!

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University Professor Gives Extra Credit to Women Who Don't Shave

University Professor Gives Extra Credit to Women Who Don't Shave | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
This is an interesting way to challenge gender norms! Arizona State University professor Breanne Fahs offers female students extra credit if they don't shave their arm pits or legs for 10 weeks and keep a journal about it. She offers a similar opportunity to men, asking them to shave from the neck down for the semester.
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Full-Frontal: Avant-garde art…or is it? | all adventurous do

Full-Frontal: Avant-garde art…or is it? | all adventurous do | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
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It is not.

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An Awful Tabloid Decided To Review Her Lady Parts Instead Of Her Music. So She Responded Awesomely.

An Awful Tabloid Decided To Review Her Lady Parts Instead Of Her Music. So She Responded Awesomely. | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
This is hilarious AND spot on.
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Katie Pavlich - Feminists Freak Out Over Miss Nevada Suggestion Women Learn Self Defense to Avoid Rape

Katie Pavlich - Feminists Freak Out Over Miss Nevada Suggestion Women Learn Self Defense to Avoid Rape | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it

ul"Icky."

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Feminists Freak Out Over Victim Blaming

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See The Incredible Black Women Honored By These Girls In This Adorable Set Of Portraits

See The Incredible Black Women Honored By These Girls In This Adorable Set Of Portraits | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
I *love* the Gabby Douglas and Janelle Monae photos!
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Utah High School Photoshops Female Yearbook Photos to Show Less Skin

Utah High School Photoshops Female Yearbook Photos to Show Less Skin | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
A school in Utah photoshopped the images of female students in the yearbook to cover shoulders and other parts of their upper bodies. Because as we all know the bare flesh of a young girl's upper arm and/or shoulder is nothing but a path to filthy sin and the ultimate destruction of humanity.
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why must we continue to shame young girls !??!
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Bodyform Responds :: The Truth - YouTube

Hi Richard. We loved your post on our Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/Bodyform/posts/10151186887359324). We are always grateful for input from our u...
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These Fabulous Swimsuits Are Designed Specifically For Breast Cancer Survivors

These Fabulous Swimsuits Are Designed Specifically For Breast Cancer Survivors | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
And they're modelled by some seriously glam women.
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Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken

Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
Eight years ago, aspiring senator Harold Ford called investment firm president Mellody Hobson up to ask for help getting press coverage for the upcoming election.

For someone as accomplished as Hobson, this was no problem. She set up a lunch with...
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Comedian's Response to Criticism of Her Red Carpet Look Deserves a Standing Ovation

Comedian's Response to Criticism of Her Red Carpet Look Deserves a Standing Ovation | Women, Sexuality and Equality | Scoop.it
"I'm sorry, I thought I had been invited to such an illustrious event because I am good at my job."
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"Defined Lines" Subtitled Version [Feminist Parody - "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke] - YouTube

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uoalawrevue With this subtitled version we hope that more people can enjoy our video! This video was made as pa...
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If you can't enjoy the catchy blurred lines tune cos it's so damn sexist - you'll enjoy this  !

 

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Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating - YouTube

Amy Webb was having no luck with online dating. The dates she liked didn't write her back, and her own profile attracted crickets (and worse). So, as any fan...
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