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Discussion: Lack of women in adventure sports films | Sportsister

Discussion: Lack of women in adventure sports films | Sportsister | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Following this years Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF) and the Banff Mountain film festival tour, Lissa Cook discusses the lack of women in adventure sports films with three women at the heart of the industry...
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Margaret Thatcher: The anti-feminist

Margaret Thatcher: The anti-feminist | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

As Amy posted earlier today, Margaret Thatcher has died. She was Britain’s first and only woman Prime Minister, crashing the ancient iron gates of patriarchal politics. Though her actions can be seen as a feminist victory, she herself was not a feminist.  She once said,

"The battle for women’s rights has largely been won. The days when they were demanded and discussed in strident tones should be gone forever. I hate those strident tones we hear from some Women’s Libbers.”

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News coverage of female candidate’s appearance damages her chance of winning

News coverage of female candidate’s appearance damages her chance of winning | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Any mention of a female candidate's appearance -- whether it's positive, negative or even neutral -- damages her credibility with voters and hurts her chances of election, according to the results of a survey released Monday.
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What happens when women are “illegal”?

What happens when women are “illegal”? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Today, I’m thinking about undocumented women. Feministing has already established that immigration is a feminist issue, largely because it affects women, their families, their partners and communities. Undocumented women of color are targets of a myriad of racist exclusionary laws and are often hit the hardest by the so-called “War on Women.”

 
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Art Is Magic! An Interview with Manal Deeb « Peace X Peace

Art Is Magic! An Interview with Manal Deeb « Peace X Peace | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
We interviewed Palestinian American Visual Artist Manal Deeb, about the inspiration behind her art, and the influence of identity.
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This advice for young women has sent people a bit nuts.

This advice for young women has sent people a bit nuts. | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
By MIA FREEDMANLadies? If you go to an expensive college, use your time wisely. Not just to study but to find a husband
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It Is Too Cold: A Voice from Syria « Peace X Peace

It Is Too Cold: A Voice from Syria « Peace X Peace | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Days have passed. My body has recovered but the fire will always be in my heart.
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Blast from the Past: Liberate Barbie and GI Joe

Blast from the Past: Liberate Barbie and GI Joe | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Happy April Fools’ Day! This past year has brought us some great feminist pranks, including Pink Loves Consent and a neighborly protest of the always terrible Westboro Baptist Church. However, feminist humor certainly isn’t anything new. One of our Twitter followers (I see you,@SujathaBaliga) alerted us to a great feminist prank covered in the New York Times in 1993:

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Gender Focus Reads: Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog

Gender Focus Reads: Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The 2nd edition of Shira Tarrant's edited anthology Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power contains 41 essays (11 new since the first edition) around six themes.
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Meet The Students Who Launched The Mother Of All PR Campaigns

Meet The Students Who Launched The Mother Of All PR Campaigns | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Somewhere in the universe Emily Pankhurst is smiling.

When a women’s studies class at Duke University decided they didn’t like the negative way feminism was often portrayed, they decided to ask fellow students a simple question: Who needs feminism?  As with all good things digital, the project took off as people around the world also posted their responses online. Out of one small class of students, feminism 2.0 was born.

 

 
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Women in Science

Women in Science | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
We're not a museum. We're 19 of them! Plus 9 research centers & the National Zoo. Follow your favorites Smithsonian is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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A Letter to My Daughter: Women Leading Around the World

A Letter to My Daughter: Women Leading Around the World | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
On International Women's Day, my daughter asked me why the world was run by men. I had the answer to my daughter's question in my hands -- anchored in the notion that women empower women in so many modern ways.
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As Media Coverage Of A Female Candidate’s Appearance Go Up, Her Chances Of Winning Go Down

As Media Coverage Of A Female Candidate’s Appearance Go Up, Her Chances Of Winning Go Down | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
When President Obama elicited outrage for saying that Attorney General Kamala Harris was “by far the best-looking attorney general in the country,” his defenders jumped to say that people offended by the comment should “lighten up,” or focus on...
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What A World Without Women's Studies Looked Like - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What A World Without Women's Studies Looked Like - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

It’s easy to forget how important women’s studies was to reshaping what knowledge looked like. In part this is because there are fewer and fewer of us who remember what universities that were almost entirely run by and for men looked like. But the success of women’s studies has led to its transformation — into feminist studies, gender studies, queer studies — and to inevitable (as well as important) critiques of what those early years looked like. It’s also very difficult to convey how exciting those early years were — you read every book as it came out, you dived into an archive and practically every piece of evidence you could find on women was a potential article, and groups of faculty and graduate students formed spontaneously in methodology seminars.

 
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Why Enbridge is afraid of Ta'Kaiya Blaney

Why Enbridge is afraid of Ta'Kaiya Blaney | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In my work for Greenpeace I meet special people pretty regularly. And by special, I mean people who do the most unexpected things in the most wonderful ways.Meet Ta’Kaiya.
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Is Feminism Fashionable?

Is Feminism Fashionable? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

And if it is, is this a bad thing?

No longer confined to the hallowed halls of academia, feminism is now the go-to word for more than a handful of beloved celebrities too. Beyonce calls herself a 'modern day feminist', Taylor Swift denies she's one but also lashes out at accusations she calls 'sexist'. Meanwhile, Amy Poehler defended herself against Swift by calling herself one.

 

 

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Brittney Griner Deserves A Real NBA Tryout, Not A Publicity Stunt

Brittney Griner Deserves A Real NBA Tryout, Not A Publicity Stunt | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPN this morning that his team would consider drafting Brittney Griner, the 6-foot-8 standout for Baylor University’s women’s basketball team, in the second round of June’s NBA Draft.
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Feminism 'has failed working-class women'

Feminism 'has failed working-class women' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
New research reveals that advances for women at the top have not been matched by progress for those at the bottom
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Zainab Salbi: Escape from tyranny

Zainab Salbi: Escape from tyranny | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Homa Khaleeli: At 23, the woman who called Saddam Hussein 'uncle' set up Women for Women International, to help those affected by war.
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Female academics excluded from recognition and equal pay: study - The Globe and Mail

Female academics excluded from recognition and equal pay: study - The Globe and Mail | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

They battle “cronyism.” They make less money than their colleagues. They take care of kids or parents after work. Two decades after women began to outnumber men on university campuses, those gains in the student population haven’t translated into many victories for female researchers and faculty.

These are the conclusions of a new report, commissioned by the federal government two years ago after a prominent research granting program failed to choose even one woman for 19 awards. The 252-page study from the Council of Canadian Academies presents a highly critical look at the barriers limiting the progress of women’s academic careers and argues that Canada is not fulfilling its commitments to gender equity as a result.

 
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In Tech, Women Are Now Paid As Much As Men, Study Finds - Forbes

In Tech, Women Are Now Paid As Much As Men, Study Finds - Forbes | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
But average annual income still differs: Men make $95,900 and women, $87,500. According to a comprehensive survey by Dice, a 22-year-old website that specializes in technology jobs, the gender pay gap has disappeared in the tech sector.
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Keep moving forward!

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Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in? | Dissent Magazine

Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in? | Dissent Magazine | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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Hillary Breaks Down Gay Marriage So People With Extra-Thick Heads Can Understand

Hillary Breaks Down Gay Marriage So People With Extra-Thick Heads Can Understand | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
If you're confused about gay marriage after this video, I'll be surprised.
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