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We must all counter the mood music of rape culture

We must all counter the mood music of rape culture | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In trying to understand the horror in India, we would do well to define the beliefs that excuse or condone sexual violence
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Laura Brown's comment, January 9, 2013 12:38 PM
People in North America seem to love violence and horror. Look at the recent movies and the TV shows. On this side of the planet I think we celebrate violence, horror and murder. How can we sit and judge another culture when we will pay to sit in a theatre and watch violent murders?
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90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested at Ferguson protest

90-year-old Holocaust survivor arrested at Ferguson protest | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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Women's Studies Departments Overflow with Useless Theory, But Fail to Talk About Real Life

Women's Studies Departments Overflow with Useless Theory, But Fail to Talk About Real Life | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
If we want feminism to have real implications, then forget theory.
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Regional Australia opens its arms to ‘at risk’ women refugees

Regional Australia opens its arms to ‘at risk’ women refugees | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
They are among the lucky 1,000 who secured “Women at Risk” refugee visas last year but came with no English, no husbands and no qualifications. Women from Afghanistan receive about half the visa quota and are flown to Australia from refugee camps in Pakistan. “All I have been feeling since I got to Australia is joy and happiness,” said Latifa Amini who arrived in March.
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28 Famous Men Who Prove You Don't Need To Be A Woman To Be A Feminist

28 Famous Men Who Prove You Don't Need To Be A Woman To Be A Feminist | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
From Gloria Steinem to Lena Dunham, there are many fierce ladies who have been (and should continue to be) applauded for working to make the world a better place for women. But it's also important to remember that we have some awesome -- and swoon-wo...
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What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist

What Girls Are Good For: 20-Year-Old Nellie Bly’s 1885 Response to a Patronizing Chauvinist | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
How the trailblazing female journalist got her start at speaking truth to power.

At the age of twenty-five, Nellie Bly did the unthinkabl
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Women launch Lock out Hate campaign after self-harm reports

Women launch Lock out Hate campaign after self-harm reports | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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Emma Watson Becomes United Nations Ambassador, Will Encourage Men To Speak Up For Women

Emma Watson Becomes United Nations Ambassador, Will Encourage Men To Speak Up For Women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
One of the most beloved celebrities will use her magic to promote women's empowerment worldwide.
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A female journalist attended a Men’s Rights Conference last weekend. This is her story.

A female journalist attended a Men’s Rights Conference last weekend. This is her story. | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

“As a web writer and a feminist, I can’t avoid reading about the Men’s Rights Movement, nor the vitriolic and often violent discourse that’s risen up around it. In the years since it’s gained footing in mainstream consciousness, with representation in SNL sketches and parallels drawn to the Elliot Rodger shooting, the discussion around this movement has become even louder, angrier, and that much more confusing. What do these guys want exactly? Can they honestly believe men to be a trod-upon minority? Do they really think feminism is “an empire of evil?” The answers seemed both emphatic and convoluted, and I knew enough to know there must be more to the story. There was — but, if anything, it’s even sadder than we thought. 


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How our obsession with marriage fuels abuse

How our obsession with marriage fuels abuse | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The concept of male-bestowed ‘protection’ is one that harms rather than helps women.
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▶ Always #LikeAGirl - YouTube

Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty's really no picnic either, it's easy to see what a h...
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We zijn er nog niet.... maar we gaan de goede kant op.... Go girls!

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10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn - Role Reboot

10 Simple Words Every Girl Should Learn - Role Reboot | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Men interrupt women, speak over them, and discount their contributions to a discussion with surprising regularity. Here’s how women should respond. “Stop interrupting me.”  “I just said that.” “No explanation needed.” In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was …
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Quick Hit: 500 years of women ignoring men in paintings

Quick Hit: 500 years of women ignoring men in paintings | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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Teen Girls Sent Home From High School For ‘Distracting’ Boys With Their Visible Bra Straps

Teen Girls Sent Home From High School For ‘Distracting’ Boys With Their Visible Bra Straps | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
As temperatures heat up, teenage girls across Canada are being kicked out of school for their summer attire.
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Let's teach men how to tackle sexism. Starting with Kyle Sandilands

Let's teach men how to tackle sexism. Starting with Kyle Sandilands | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Eleanor Robertson: The reasonable expectation that your opinions will be dismissed is experienced by many women as a real hindrance to participation in public life – just ask Erin Molan
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Pyne's education policies hurt women – but the men in cabinet don't seem to have noticed

Pyne's education policies hurt women – but the men in cabinet don't seem to have noticed | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Jane Caro: Recent measures would have forced women to pay much more than men for degrees that were worth far less to them. With only one woman in cabinet, it’s heads men win, tails women lose
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Laurie Penny's Unspeakable Things

Laurie Penny's Unspeakable Things | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Laurie Penny surveys the state of feminism in the internet age and criticises the reductive gender roles that leave both men and women unfulfilled.
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The Sex Amendment - The New Yorker

The Sex Amendment - The New Yorker | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Most Americans who made it past the fourth grade have a pretty good idea who Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King, Jr., were. Not many Americans have even heard of Alice Paul, Howard W. Smith, and Martha Griffiths. But they played almost as big a role in the history of women’s rights as Marshall and King played in the history of civil rights for African-Americans. They gave women the handle to the door to economic opportunity, and nearly all the gains women have made in that sphere since the nineteen-sixties were made because of what they did.
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50 Essential Feminist Films

50 Essential Feminist Films | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that the numbers surrounding women in cinema are dismal. The Playlist recently reported that only 74 of the 271 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences this ye...
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The Guardian Angels: Angelina Jolie and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Guardian Angels: Angelina Jolie and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
For years, rape has been accepted as a consequence of war. But if Angelina Jolie and a group of ferociously passionate leaders from all over the world have their way, that ends now.
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Iraq: The women left behind - Al Jazeera English

Iraq: The women left behind - Al Jazeera English | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

As men continue to join the fighting in Iraq, women are being pushed into desperate and dangerous situations. 

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Comment: Why are all the cartoon mothers dead?

Comment: Why are all the cartoon mothers dead? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
By Sarah Boxer Bambi’s mother, shot. Nemo’s mother, eaten by a barracuda. Lilo’s mother, killed in a car crash. Koda’s mother in Brother Bear, speared. Po’s mother in Kung Fu Panda 2, done in by a power-crazed peacock. Ariel’s mother in the third Little Mermaid, crushed by a pirate ship. Human baby’s mother in Ice Age, chased by a saber-toothed tiger over a waterfall.
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Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty

Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A new Verizon commercial cites a sad statistic by the National Science Foundation: 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and math, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female.

People have offered many potential e...
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We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Many modern action movies, including How To Train Your Dragon 2, are visibly trying to make their female characters more than trophies and ...
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Why Young People Should Care About Monica Lewinsky

Why Young People Should Care About Monica Lewinsky | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
For the first time in 10 years, Monica Lewinsky has addressed her affair with President Clinton in an article that came out last week in Vanity Fair magazine. Titled "Shame and Survival," Lewinsky ...
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Lateline - 05/06/2014: Black Panther Woman

A new documentary exposes the fact that the women who were part of Australia's Black Panther movement in the 1970s, endured constant physical and sexual abuse.

 
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