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My Reality: Gender Inequality in the Workplace | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog

My Reality: Gender Inequality in the Workplace | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
I stayed at this job in the tech industryfor three years, and throughout that time I watched my male co-workers get promoted more quickly and get raises more easily than I was able to.
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Firefighters could face disciplinary action over Facebook sexual poll claim

Firefighters could face disciplinary action over Facebook sexual poll claim | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Queensland firefighters’ straw poll claimed to rate female colleagues on sexual prowess, say reports
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And still some people think we no longer need feminism. Surely we need a feminist movement that challenges the new ways in which women are degraded, violated, oppressed and discriminated against. 

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Internationally Renowned Human Rights Lawyer Marries Actor Who Played A Handyman On ‘Facts of Life’

Internationally Renowned Human Rights Lawyer Marries Actor Who Played A Handyman On ‘Facts of Life’ | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Indeed, Alamuddin’s career is at least as impressive as Clooney’s. She is an internationally renowned human rights lawyer with degrees from Oxford University and NYU Law. Fluent in Arabic, French, and English, she has represented a slew of high-profile clients includingWikileaks founder Julian Assange and former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko. Alamuddin has been appointed to several United Nations commissions dealing with issues related to international human rights.

 

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Emma Watson speech hardly a game-changer

Emma Watson speech hardly a game-changer | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Women don’t need to engage men in the gender debate, they need to wrench from them the power they hold so tightly.
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8 Latina Feminists Who Deserve More Recognition

8 Latina Feminists Who Deserve More Recognition | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Sure, you know Gloria Steinem, but do you know Dolores Huerta?

While Bell Hooks told us feminism is for everybody, history books represent a movement by and for white women primarily. Though often on the periphery, there are many feminist foremothers of color who helped build the movement. Here are just some of the Latina feministas who fought for the rights of women and other marginalized communities in the U.S.

 
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Feminism shouldn’t make men comfortable

Feminism shouldn’t make men comfortable | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

And here lies another issue. Even the men willing to come to the table after accepting the invitation often refuse to be made uncomfortable. There’s no progress to be had if in order to get men engaged they are allowed to remain ensconced in their privilege. That defeats the purpose. The necessary work of feminist movement will challenge men to understand their complicity and require them to complete very difficult tasks. That’s what revolution is. 

 
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Accio gender equality: Emma Watson calls for feminists to unite

Accio gender equality: Emma Watson calls for feminists to unite | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The newly appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador called on men to join the feminist conversation during an address at the UN headquarters in New York over the weekend. Launching the HeForShe campaign, Watson spoke her decision to identify as a feminist and called on women to dismiss recent criticism of the label.
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Wonder Woman’s Secret Past

Wonder Woman’s Secret Past | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Jill Lepore on feminism, free love, and a superhero’s real powers.
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The White House unveiled their new “It’s On Us” sexual assault prevention campaign today. We’ll have more coverage next week.

 
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Feminists Are Not Your Mommies

Feminists Are Not Your Mommies | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It's time for the internet to grow up and take responsibility for how it treats women.
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6 Old-School Myths About Women And Sex, Busted

6 Old-School Myths About Women And Sex, Busted | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Women are the fairer sex. They love weddings and are just way better at being monogamous. Really good orgasms make them fall in love!

Er. Not quite. What if most of the conventional wisdom you've heard about women's sexuality was patently untrue? ...
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Beyonce at the VMAs: Feminist and Flawless

Beyonce at the VMAs: Feminist and Flawless | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Beyoncé is invaluable to feminism because she brings it from the fringes of public dialogue and throws it into the popular mainstream, forcing the masses to contend with both the word and what it stands for. Whether people accept or scrutinize her feminism is peripheral to the fact that at least they’re talking about it at all.

Who else could have so expertly and seamlessly inserted the “f-word” into a show like the VMAs? To a round of applause from the audience? It’s rare and it’s thrilling. Whether you stand behind Beyoncé-the-feminist or not, you have admit she’s pushing feminism even further into today’s national zeitgeist.

 
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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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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Miss America Pageant (HBO) - YouTube

The Miss America Pageant…how is this still a thing? They claim to give more scholarships to women than any other organization, and, unfortunately, they’re right.

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Four things we learned from the Senate's gender abortion debate

Four things we learned from the Senate's gender abortion debate | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It's OK to ‘play the gender card’ if you’re a conservative white male who wants to control women’s bodies.
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42 Times Ms. Made History

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Why I’m Not Really Here For Emma Watson’s Feminism Speech At the U.N. -

Actor Emma Watson, of Harry Potter movie fame, is a new Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and she spoke at the UN on Saturday to launch the HeForShe campaign, which aims to mobilize men to end gender inequality somehow (the campaign doesn’t seem to call men to any particular action of any sort). The campaign wants men to make gender equality their issue, too, and Ms. Watson extended “a formal invitation” to men to do so. 

This message is flawed and unfortunate, as well. Telling men that they should care about gender inequality because of how much it hurts them, centralizes men and their well-being in a movement built by women forour survival in a world that degrades and dehumanizes us daily. This is problematic for the same reason telling white people that they should end racism because racism “holds us all back as a society, so eradicating it will help you, too,” is problematic.

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What College Men Think Of The New Rape Prevention Campaign That’s Targeting Them

What College Men Think Of The New Rape Prevention Campaign That’s Targeting Them | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The White House is trying to mobilize men to fight against college sexual assault. Here's what their target audience thinks about that.
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The three L’s of women’s empowerment

The three L’s of women’s empowerment | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
France’s Christine Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy and is the first woman to head the International Monetary Fund. She calls for opening the door to women’s learning, labour and leadership in the economy.
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The Woman Who Created The Bechdel Test Is Officially A Genius

The Woman Who Created The Bechdel Test Is Officially A Genius | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Alison Bechdel -- graphic novelist, cartoonist, all-around feminist superstar -- is a MacArthur Genius.
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Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says

Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Canadian photographer furious Palmer United party senator used her photo of Afghanistan’s first female police officer in anti-burqa social media post
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Too many of Australia's politicians are a national and international disgrace. 

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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
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10 female revolutionaries they didn’t teach you in history class

10 female revolutionaries they didn’t teach you in history class | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Credit for transformative movements and ideologies often goes to men, who were uplifted as leaders because… sexism. But this list offers some much-needed nuance and perspective on the role of women in our revolutionary history. Check out the rest here.

 
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Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago

Meet The Three Female Medical Students Who Destroyed Gender Norms A Century Ago | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Every so often, the same mysterious image seems to pop up on the internet. The black-and-white portrait looks to be at least a hundred years old, and yet, it is of an Indian woman, a Japanese woman and a Syrian woman, sitting in Pennsylvania.


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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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