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Tony Abbott's daughters: are women just ornaments?

Tony Abbott's daughters: are women just ornaments? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Van Badham: Abbott's latest brag about his daughters' attractiveness is the latest in a long line of sexist language and behaviour. Voters shouldn't accept this standard
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Paramore's Hayley Williams says she no longer relates to her old, not-so-feminist songs

Paramore's Hayley Williams says she no longer relates to her old, not-so-feminist songs | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"I’m a 26-year-old person. And yes, a proud feminist. Just maybe not a perfect one?", she wrote in a Tumblr post.
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Goddess from the machine: A look at Ex Machina’s gender politics

Goddess from the machine: A look at Ex Machina’s gender politics | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

This article contains spoilers for Ex Machina and assumes the reader has seen or spoiled the movie for themselves.
“A free woman in an unfree society will be a monster.” – Angela Carter

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The Big Feminist BUT: The Caveats of Gender Politics in Comics

The Big Feminist BUT: The Caveats of Gender Politics in Comics | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"There's both liberation and possibility in pointing out that you're not a sellout or a coward for refusing to adopt a label that doesn't qu
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FIFA 16 introduces female players, and boy-nerds are very angry about it

FIFA 16 introduces female players, and boy-nerds are very angry about it | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"This is why feminism is destroying our culture!", etc, etc.
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Why are we so uptight about girls' hair?

Why are we so uptight about girls' hair? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
When a six-year-old girl recently shaved her head because she wanted to "look like her dad", it sparked an over-the-top international outcry.
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Feminists don't care if you like hot pink, eat salads or shave your crotch | Jessica Valenti

Feminists don't care if you like hot pink, eat salads or shave your crotch | Jessica Valenti | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
There is no grand feminist overlord policing women’s personal choices. But if you need to declare yourself a “hot feminist”, you might be stuck in the past
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Taylor Swift: 'Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born'

Taylor Swift: 'Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The pop star spoke about the importance of feminism, calling it the ‘most important movement’ people can embrace, in an interview with Maxim
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This awesome project is helping everyone get 'cliterate'

This awesome project is helping everyone get 'cliterate' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
There are no more excuses for failing to get educated about female sexuality and the clitoris.
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This Mother's Day (People Like Us + Mums 4 Refugees) - YouTube

Please share and tag with #thismothersday A film by People Like Us and Mums 4 Refugees

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Looking for Proof of Male Privilege in Your Daily Life? Here Are 7 Undeniable Examples

Looking for Proof of Male Privilege in Your Daily Life? Here Are 7 Undeniable Examples | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Straight from the mouth of a guy who gets it – he even calls out the huge double standard for #1!
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The unique frustration of being told you're 'over-thinking it'

The unique frustration of being told you're 'over-thinking it' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Men are seldom accused of "over-thinking". If they do obsess, it's a quirky tic.
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Australian men are still using this defence to justify violence

Australian men are still using this defence to justify violence | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Christopher Cullen, who was yesterday found guilty of murdering his wife Victoria Comrie Cullen, was the latest perpetrator to use the defence of provocation.
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Worldwide sexism increases suicide risk in young women | Jessica Valenti

Worldwide sexism increases suicide risk in young women | Jessica Valenti | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
If sexism impacts mental health, it makes sense that it would also impact suicide risk for young women, no matter where they live
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Why We Torture Asylum Seekers, But Were Too Afraid To Ask | newmatilda.com

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Why We Torture Asylum Seekers, But Were Too Afraid To Ask | newmatilda.com | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The Migration Amendment (Maintaining the Good Order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill is currently being reviewed by the Senate. The bill will broaden powers of immigration detention centre staff to use force and will reduce their accountability, placing detention centre operations outside the rule of law.
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Oxford University appoints a woman as vice-chancellor for the first time ever

Oxford University appoints a woman as vice-chancellor for the first time ever | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
It's about the oldest university in the English-speaking world caught up with the times.
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Here’s what an economy would look like if it actually worked for women

Here’s what an economy would look like if it actually worked for women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Economic policies are failing women in both rich and poor countries. A new UN Women report sets out a vision and a plan for change
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Take action to Orange your day

Take action to Orange your day | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls.

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Cannes faces backlash after women reportedly barred from film screening for not wearing high heels

Cannes faces backlash after women reportedly barred from film screening for not wearing high heels | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Emily Blunt among those critical of festival’s apparent dress code after staff refuse a group of women wearing flat shoes entry to a red carpet screening
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Maya Rudolph busted out her Beyonce impression in the middle of this college commencement speech

And that's how you inspire a new generation of graduates.
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Ingeborg Rapoport to Become Oldest Recipient of Doctorate After Nazi Injustice is Righted

Ingeborg Rapoport to Become Oldest Recipient of Doctorate After Nazi Injustice is Righted | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Ingeborg Rapoport will become the world’s oldest recipient of a doctorate after a Nazi injustice of almost eight decades ago is righted.
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3 Well-Meaning Assumptions About Women You Never Realized Were Sexist

3 Well-Meaning Assumptions About Women You Never Realized Were Sexist | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
You're probably reinforcing sexist thinking without even realizing it with these well-meaning assumptions about women. What other forms of benevolent sexism would you add to the list?
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PhD student Emily Petroff solves astronomy mystery

PhD student Emily Petroff solves astronomy mystery | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
An Australian-based PhD student has cracked an international mystery that has had some of the best minds in astrophysics stumped.
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UN report: In no country in the world are women and men equal

UN report: In no country in the world are women and men equal | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

It's been twenty years since the historic Beijing World Conference on Women. That conference, and its declaration supported by 189 countries, was a high point of international cooperation to advance the rights of women. We have not seen such an unequivocal show of support for the rights of women and girls since. Last month, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, upped the ante. He launched a new campaign for gender equality: 50:50 by 2030.

  
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