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Women go back to the future.

Women go back to the future. | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In 1975 I was asked to take part in the Lions Club Youth of the Year Quest.  The competition was in two parts.  Firstly we were asked for our views on current affairs.  I remember East Timor was a ...
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Australian Open: why do female tennis players still wear skirts instead of shorts?

Australian Open: why do female tennis players still wear skirts instead of shorts? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The tennis is back as the soundtrack to an Australian summer, but outdated expectations of ‘skirts for the ladies’ mean women are shorts-changed | Myf Warhurst
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Meet the ‘Radical Brownies’ - girl scouts for the modern age

Meet the ‘Radical Brownies’ - girl scouts for the modern age | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The ‘Radical Brownies’ of Oakland have taken the Girl Scouts concept to an edgier level.
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No More Page 3 Continues Their Campaign After Being Trolled by The Sun

No More Page 3 Continues Their Campaign After Being Trolled by The Sun | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The Sun's Page 3 flip-flops on baring boobs, but its feminist opposers come out ahead.
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Ursula Le Guin's Viral Video: "We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom"

Ursula Le Guin's Viral Video: "We Will Need Writers Who Can Remember Freedom" | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Eminent sci-fi writer Ursula Le Guin made a knock-out speech about the power of capitalism, literature and imagination.
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These Older Women Will Forever Change the Way You Think About Fashion

These Older Women Will Forever Change the Way You Think About Fashion | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The forthcoming documentary Advanced Style spotlights a group of inspiring women who don't allow their ages to dictate their fashion choices.
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Doing Gender with the Face, Featuring Erika Linder » Sociological Images

Doing Gender with the Face, Featuring Erika Linder » Sociological Images | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

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.

 
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The politics of sex and war in Kurdistan

The politics of sex and war in Kurdistan | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Commonly portrayed as an 'exotic' side to the fight against the...
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#Feminism: The Top 10 Feminist Hashtags of 2014

#Feminism: The Top 10 Feminist Hashtags of 2014 | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

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.

 

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Girl Gang's Open Invitation

Girl Gang's Open Invitation | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Some of the biggest names in L.A.'s indie music scene are forming a new community to empower creative women around the world.
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Backlash against Abbott's women and household budget comment grows

Backlash against Abbott's women and household budget comment grows | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
 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.
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Some MBA Students May Have Just Made the Greatest Feminist Anthem of Our Time

Some MBA Students May Have Just Made the Greatest Feminist Anthem of Our Time | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A love letter to all the badass bitches who aren't afraid to be themselves in the business world.
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No, I won't twirl: what Eugenie Bouchard should have said | Erin Riley

No, I won't twirl: what Eugenie Bouchard should have said | Erin Riley | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
There have been some wins for women in sport at this year’s Australian Open but also a giant twirl backwards. It’s time for female athletes to say no
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Things not to give a s--t about in 2015

Things not to give a s--t about in 2015 | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Reimagined Disney princesses. Weight-loss success stories. Make-up free campaigns. Please, let's move on.
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My period may hurt: but not talking about menstruation hurts more | Rose George

My period may hurt: but not talking about menstruation hurts more | Rose George | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Rose George: Menstrual taboo is bad enough for female athletes such as Heather Watson. For women around the world the damage can be much worse
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Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War

Oppression by Omission: Women Soldiers Who Dressed and Fought as Men in the Civil War | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

"Women lived in germ-ridden camps, languished in appalling prisons, and died miserably, but honorably, for their country and their cause just as men did."

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"Minister, if that's your best, you need to resign."

"Minister, if that's your best, you need to resign." | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The Minister for Women is doing a very average job.
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Australian Prime Minister Says Repealing The Carbon Tax Was Best Thing He Did For Women This Year

Australian Prime Minister Says Repealing The Carbon Tax Was Best Thing He Did For Women This Year | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Last year Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott named himself Minister of Women. This year he said the best thing he did for women was repealing the carbon tax.
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That time Obama called on only women at a press conference

That time Obama called on only women at a press conference | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

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.

 

 

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Sydney siege: Man Haron Monis' history of violence against women was a warning sign no one took seriously

Sydney siege: Man Haron Monis' history of violence against women was a warning sign no one took seriously | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
We have to stop differentiating violence as matters of private or public interest.
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