Sociologists often say that gender is partly a performance. How we talk and laugh and what we say; how we stand, sit, and move; how we dress, wear our hair, and adorn our faces and bodies with make up and accessories — all these things are gendered. Insofar as we follow the rule that we perform in ways that match our genitalia, male-bodied and female-bodied people will seem more different, more “opposite,” than they really are.
Feminism is trending. In 2014, the hashtag proved a powerful tool for raising awareness about and organizing around feminist issues, including domestic violence, rape and street harassment. In celebration of the modern version of consciousness-raising groups, the Ms. Blog has compiled a list of the top 10 feminist hashtags of 2014.
That's how Australians are reacting to the prime minister's comment that his greatest achievement as the minister for women was repealing the carbon tax.Mr Abbott went on to explain that women were particularly focused on the household budget, which was about $550 a year better off with the carbon tax gone.His comments spawned numerous digs on social media as women pondered what they would do with the extra money.Two hashtags - #thankstony and #PutYourIronOut - soon began trending.
President Obama did something remarkable on Friday. He held his last press conference of the year, and the only people in the entire press corps who were called on to ask questions were women. Yes, this was on purpose; it had to be.