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I danced against sexual assault on the tube to reclaim it for women

I danced against sexual assault on the tube to reclaim it for women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Ellie Cosgrave: A year after being sexually abused on a tube train I returned to dance for all women who have been assaulted. Project Guardian will help make us safer
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How to be a confident girl

How to be a confident girl | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Polly Toynbee: Looking at the mediocre boys and men around will boost self-assurance, as will faking it and ganging up with other women
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Neoliberal Feminists Don't Want Women to Organize

Neoliberal Feminists Don't Want Women to Organize | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In today's political climate, we must be wary of claims that feminism is best served by increasing the power of individual.
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Male Allies Are Important, Except When They’re the Worst

Male Allies Are Important, Except When They’re the Worst | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Male allies are having a moment. In the space of the past month, Emma Watson stood in front of the United Nations and urged men to join the feminist movement under the banner #HeForShe. President Obama responded personally to the NFL’s handling of domestic abuse, saying that as “the father...
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Amal Alamuddin took George Clooney's name? Oh please – put your torches and pitchforks away

Amal Alamuddin took George Clooney's name? Oh please – put your torches and pitchforks away | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Eleanor Robertson: This fight has been on permanent loop for decades – and the feminists who fruitlessly perpetuate The Issue That Must Not Be Named are often unacceptably ignorant
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Jennifer Lawrence? Emma Watson? These aren't the feminists you're looking for | Roxane Gay

Jennifer Lawrence? Emma Watson? These aren't the feminists you're looking for | Roxane Gay | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Roxane Gay: There’s nothing wrong with famous women (or men) claiming the cause. But the fame-inist brand ambassadors are a gateway to feminism, not the movement itself
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Top Women’s Soccer Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against FIFA

Top Women’s Soccer Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against FIFA | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The lawsuit results from FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association's decision to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on turf surfaces, which women's players say would never happen for men.
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Why It Matters That Lena Dunham Wrote About Being Raped In College

Why It Matters That Lena Dunham Wrote About Being Raped In College | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

The actress' new memoir includes a candid exploration of sexual assault that highlights the confusion over what exactly rape looks like.

Public figures like Dunham can help nudge us toward that shift, too. By explaining how that sexual encounter made her feel, and acknowledging it took time to realize she was raped, Dunham is adding her voice to the growing movement to confront everyday sexual violence. And she might help some of the young women who read her book find the words to name past experiences that they hadn’t previously known how to classify.

 

 

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Revenge of the teenage girl

Revenge of the teenage girl | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Teenage girls are taking on social stereotypes and a sex-saturated culture. Ignore them at your peril.
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Educate women and their community will prosper. Deny them education and the world will suffer

Educate women and their community will prosper. Deny them education and the world will suffer | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Julia Gillard and Cate Blanchett: We both grew up in Australia, where our education provided strong foundations to meet our potential as female leaders. Millions of girls throughout the world deserve the same chance
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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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We need to talk about violence against girls

We need to talk about violence against girls | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Violence against girls comes in many guises, but two things are clear for this year’s International Day of the Girl: it’s widespread and it must end
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'We need a bold, scandalous feminism'

'We need a bold, scandalous feminism' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Open any newspaper and violence towards women seems to be increasing by the day. It is time to confront the darkest impulses of the human heart argues Jacqueline Rose
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Sex sells sex, not women in Australian sport

Sex sells sex, not women in Australian sport | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Danielle Warby: Women in sport should be celebrated for their remarkable achievements, not looking good on the red carpet
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Woman Fired Day After She Complained Coworker Rubbed Her Buttocks

Woman Fired Day After She Complained Coworker Rubbed Her Buttocks | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It's the most recent case of a woman being fired for complaining about sexual harassment.
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October 1, 1847: Miss Mitchell’s Comet and How Scientists Stand in Solidarity

October 1, 1847: Miss Mitchell’s Comet and How Scientists Stand in Solidarity | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Maria Mitchell was the first recognized female astronomer in America and is considered the very first woman employed for a non-domestic specialized skill by the U.S. federal government. A champion of women’s education and civil rights, she reached worldwide celebrity by the time she was forty. What catapulted her into scientific fame, however, was her discovery of the comet C/1847 T1, known today as Miss Mitchell’s Comet
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Girls curb their ambitions in a sexist climate

Girls curb their ambitions in a sexist climate | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Young women are turning their backs on leadership or politics because of an overwhelming perception of growing sexism in Australia, according to a survey by child rights organisation Plan International Australia.
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Photo of the Day: “I Only Date Heroes” pajamas for girls

Photo of the Day: “I Only Date Heroes” pajamas for girls | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Those new “Training to be Batman’s Wife” tees from DC Comics are hardly the only superhero gear to send the message that boys can be heroes, while the best girls can aspire to is dating them. A shopper at a Target in Ontario snapped a photo of this pair of onsies for kids: “Future Man of Steel” for the boys and “I Only Date Heroes” for the girls.

 

 

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Ameeta and Aneeta - UK Young Scientists of the Year

Ameeta and Aneeta - UK Young Scientists of the Year | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Two twins have taken out the UK Young Scientist of the Year award.
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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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