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Girl power in Afghanistan has never looked so good | Avaaz

Girl power in Afghanistan has never looked so good | Avaaz | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Turns out skateboards can be a powerful force for peace. Here's proof.

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Not allowed to bike so these Afghan girls rip it up on skateboards instead

Not allowed to bike so these Afghan girls rip it up on skateboards instead | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Afghanistan is breeding a new generation of thrashers...and they're women.
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The legacy of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill and other feminist rockers of the '90s

The legacy of Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill and other feminist rockers of the '90s | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In many ways, the album embodied the political, independent and angry spirit of the decade.
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Charleston massacre: Using women as a pretext for racial violence

Charleston massacre: Using women as a pretext for racial violence | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It's time to put an end to the caricature of black men as sexual predators out to ravage and ruin pure, white women.
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'These women are not statistics' – deaths in Australia in 2015

'These women are not statistics' – deaths in Australia in 2015 | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
This is a list of women who have died in Australia this year where police have later laid charges against their partners or ex-partners. For legal reasons, it is only a partial list of all the women who have died in similar circumstances in this country in 2015. We will be updating this list throughout the year, subject to legal constraints.
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Tim Hunt, where’s the science in your prejudice against women? | Anne Perkins

Tim Hunt, where’s the science in your prejudice against women? | Anne Perkins | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The Nobel prizewinning scientist accuses women of being over-emotional in the male world of rationalist truth-seeking. Perhaps it’s not his female colleagues who are the problem
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Female Scientists Brilliantly Embarrass Sexist Nobel Prize Winner

Female Scientists Brilliantly Embarrass Sexist Nobel Prize Winner | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
#DistractinglySexy goes viral as the scientific community mocks antiquated sexism in the lab.
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What’s the Difference Between Sex and Gender?

What’s the Difference Between Sex and Gender? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A lot of folks don't think twice about this info, but it's important for us to know. How do social ideas about sex and gender affect you?
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Miley Cyrus tells Paper Magazine her gender identity and sexuality is fluid

Miley Cyrus tells Paper Magazine her gender identity and sexuality is fluid | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."
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This woman had the “perfect body.” But this photo caused a worldwide uproar.

This woman had the “perfect body.” But this photo caused a worldwide uproar. | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
With one picture she is changing the world.
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Massive Demonstration in Argentina to End Violence against Women #NiUnaMenos

Massive Demonstration in Argentina to End Violence against Women #NiUnaMenos | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Buenos Aires - The # NiUnaMenos (“Not One Less”) campaign against femicides and gender violence started last month as a grassroots protest against the epidemic of violent crimes committed to women and the lack of action by state authorities on solving the crimes and prosecuting the perpetrators.
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Canada accused of 'cultural genocide'

Canada accused of 'cultural genocide' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Report details widespread abuse of Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families for schooling.
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Australian men are still using this defence to justify violence

Australian men are still using this defence to justify violence | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Christopher Cullen, who was yesterday found guilty of murdering his wife Victoria Comrie Cullen, was the latest perpetrator to use the defence of provocation.
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Worldwide sexism increases suicide risk in young women | Jessica Valenti

Worldwide sexism increases suicide risk in young women | Jessica Valenti | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
If sexism impacts mental health, it makes sense that it would also impact suicide risk for young women, no matter where they live
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Joining a women's soccer team changed my life

Joining a women's soccer team changed my life | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Maeve Marsden won't be watching the Matildas on Saturday, but when it comes to actually playing sport, she's an evangelist.
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Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite to say “Really!?!” to sexist sports fans

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers reunite to say “Really!?!” to sexist sports fans | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Something great has come of Sports Illustrated contributor Andy Benoit’s recent inane tweets dismissing all women’s sports as “not worth watching.” Amy Poehler joined Seth Meyers on his show last night for an immensely satisfying reprisal of their SNL segment “Really!?!” 

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I'm sick of Strong Female Characters in film

I'm sick of Strong Female Characters in film | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
When we're discussing whether a movie character is "sexist" because she doesn't take off her high heels while being chased by a Velociraptor, maybe we've gone too far, writes Clem Bastow.
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What Makes Women’s Studies?

What Makes Women’s Studies? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site.
Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, there are a host of names for the academic field built by a range of academics from Judith Butler to Eve Sedgwick. 

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No men allowed: publisher accepts novelist's 'year of women' challenge

No men allowed: publisher accepts novelist's 'year of women' challenge | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Small press And Other Stories will produce no books by men in 2018 in answer to Kamila Shamsie’s call for direct action to beat gender bias in publishing
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UN: Sexual violence in conflict a 'moral crisis globally', In Short - BBC Radio 5 live

UN: Sexual violence in conflict a 'moral crisis globally', In Short - BBC Radio 5 live | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The UN calls the epidemic of sexual violence in conflict areas a "moral crisis globally".
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Nobel scientist Tim Hunt: female scientists cause trouble for men in labs

Nobel scientist Tim Hunt: female scientists cause trouble for men in labs | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
English biochemist tells conference women in laboratories ‘fall in love with you and when you criticise them, they cry’
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The feminist legacy of Joan Kirner

The feminist legacy of Joan Kirner | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"Kirner never put herself forward as a feminist leader, and so perhaps it is not surprising that I was not more aware of her legacy until recently," writes Rachel Power.
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Hollywood: It’s (still) a man’s world

Hollywood: It’s (still) a man’s world | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
While actresses often talk about how hard it is for them to get roles over a certain age or get paid as much as their male counterparts, the more insidious problem is behind the cameras, as Late Night Live discovers. Women make up just 2 to 4 per cent of directors on successful films, and fewer women are directing now than a decade ago.
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FIFA launches “No Barriers” women’s football TV spot

FIFA launches “No Barriers” women’s football TV spot | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
FIFA is launching a new campaign to promote women’s football and gender equality, led by a “No Barriers” TV spot which will be broadcast globally during matches at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. 
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Paramore's Hayley Williams says she no longer relates to her old, not-so-feminist songs

Paramore's Hayley Williams says she no longer relates to her old, not-so-feminist songs | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"I’m a 26-year-old person. And yes, a proud feminist. Just maybe not a perfect one?", she wrote in a Tumblr post.
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