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On Rape, Cages, and the Steubenville Verdict

On Rape, Cages, and the Steubenville Verdict | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
by Mia McKenzie

Today, the two 16-year-old football players who were accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, Ohio were found guilty.
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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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Do Thin, Feminine Women Really Have A Better Chance Of Winning Elections?

Do Thin, Feminine Women Really Have A Better Chance Of Winning Elections? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A body of research on the impacts of female candidates' physical appearances on their ability to win over voters has lit up the media.
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High School Student’s Photo Scrubbed From Yearbook Because She Was Wearing A Tux

High School Student’s Photo Scrubbed From Yearbook Because She Was Wearing A Tux | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Jessica Urbina violated a school rule that girls must wear dresses in their yearbook photos.
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Quote of the Day: “I’m not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after me.”

Quote of the Day: “I’m not responsible for some perverted 45 year old dad lusting after me.” | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Clare is a 17-year-old girl who was kicked out of her senior prom because some of the chaperones feared she was inspiring “impure thoughts” among the boys by swaying to the music in her regulation-length dress.

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How Do We Define Feminist Liberation? by The New School

Watch The New School's How Do We Define Feminist Liberation? on Livestream.com. Among the leading public intellectuals of her generation, bell hooks (née Gloria Watkins) returns to The New School for a weeklong residency. Dr. hooks' writings cover a broad range of topics including gender, race, teaching, and contemporary culture. According to her, these topics must be understood as interconnected and in linked in the production of systems of oppression and class domination. This residency offers The New School community to directly engage with Dr. hooks and her commitment to feminism and justice regarding the black female body.
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Watch: bell hooks and Salamishah Tillet on the welfare of Black girls

bell hooks is currently a scholar-in-residence at The New School. Last night, hooks had a conversation with Salamishah Tillet about the cultural devaluation of Black girls. It’s a topic that’s certainly being discussed around these parts. The entire conversation was livestreamed, and you can watch the full video below:

 
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Men join marathon to support women's rights

Men join marathon to support women's rights | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Lebanon’s 2014 Beirut Marathon launches its women's race under the slogan “Run for your rights,” with significant turnout from both sexes amid tight security measures.
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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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What Elliot Rodger Said About Women Reveals Why We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny

What Elliot Rodger Said About Women Reveals Why We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The YouTube video the UC Santa Barbara shooter left behind is a chilling reminder of the real-life cost of sexism.
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‘Ecofeminism’: a talk about hard work and great joy | ROAR Magazine

‘Ecofeminism’: a talk about hard work and great joy | ROAR Magazine | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In this interview, Maria Mies – a feminist activist – talks about patriarchal capitalism, the ‘good life’ and how ecofeminism can inspire the movement.
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Endless nips and tucks, Botox and filler: is this what a woman's right to choose has mutated into?

Endless nips and tucks, Botox and filler: is this what a woman's right to choose has mutated into? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Suzanne Moore: The bloated faces of so many of our stars do not speak to me of empowerment: instead, I see powerlessness and women masking age with an odd veneer
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Video: Beyoncé Re-Make Says Every Body is Flawless - COLORLINES

Video: Beyoncé Re-Make Says Every Body is Flawless - COLORLINES | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Here’s a little body positivity for your week.

These three plus-sized beauties got together to do an empowering reinterpretation ofBeyoncé “Bow Down” video.  The video stars model and blogger Gabifresh, Nadia Aboulhosn and Tess Munster. 

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Here’s Why Nigeria Hasn’t Yet Found Its 300 Missing Girls

Here’s Why Nigeria Hasn’t Yet Found Its 300 Missing Girls | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Eight more girls were kidnapped on Tuesday. Why is it so hard to find the missing and stop the kidnappers?
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Ladydrawers: Out of the Factories Part Two

Ladydrawers: Out of the Factories Part Two | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
For many women in Cambodia, the occupational alternatives are limited to sex work or garment work and conditions are such that sex work may be the preferred option.
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