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International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important

International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
International Women’s Day, like any event that promotes positive discrimination, is accompanied by its fair share of negative remarks.
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25 Movies by Female Directors Every Aspiring Filmmaker Should See

Spike Lee has allowed a few more women-directed films to grace the list of essential films he gives to his class at NYU, bringing the total women-films he deems worth watching up to a grand total o...
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Ten Quotes to Celebrate Audre Lorde’s Birthday - COLORLINES

Ten Quotes to Celebrate Audre Lorde’s Birthday - COLORLINES | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Lorde’s work is useful for understanding the history of black women placing critical pressure on mainstream white feminism.
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Iran's queen of pop promotes gay rights in new music video

Iran's queen of pop promotes gay rights in new music video | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Director of video for Behesht (Heaven), by pop star Googoosh, says reaction has been 'tremendous'
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Elle magazine examines gendered anxiety in men without thinking critically about gender

Elle magazine examines gendered anxiety in men without thinking critically about gender | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Elle magazine had a great opportunity to talk about how patriarchy and assumed gender roles hurt men. But they didn’t take it. Luckily, I have no problem doing it for them.

Vogue is usually the only magazine I read every month. But I was drunk on a Sunday afternoon (completely normal on the DC brunch scene) and I picked up the February 2014 copy ofElle magazine for my monthly dose of “shit I can’t afford.” Let me be clear, I don’t read fashion magazine for feminist theory. But if you are going to try to take a stab at gender analysis, don’t half ass it.

  
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A Saudi Woman Is Threatened After Tweeting About Beards

A Saudi Woman Is Threatened After Tweeting About Beards | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Can a woman be considered both provocative and reasonable in Saudi Arabia?
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Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay: 'I Am Tired of Lying by Omission' (Exclusive)

Ellen Page Comes Out As Gay: 'I Am Tired of Lying by Omission' (Exclusive) | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Ellen Page has come out as a gay woman.
The star of the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past made the announcement in a moving and deeply personal speech delivered at Time to THRIVE, a conference to promote the welfare of LGBT youth held at Bally's Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Female Movie Stars Peak at Age 34, but Men See Success Till the End » Sociological Images

So the presence of male actors in their forties and over decreases box office revenue, but they stillget paid more than women of the same age.  In contrast, casting women in their mid-thirties and over doesn’t bring down profits, but she’s still less valuable in the eyes of producers.  Sexism sounds like a plausible explanation to me.

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101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week

101 Women Artists Who Got Wikipedia Pages This Week | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon was an international initiative to bring women's voices to the online encyclopedia--as editors and as subjects
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Women's rights country by country - interactive

Women's rights country by country - interactive | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Which countries have laws preventing violence? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? Using World Bank and UN data we offer a snapshot of women's rights across the globe
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Lots of awards, but too few women

Lots of awards, but too few women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
After the criticism over the past few years, by both men and women, as to why women have not comprised about 50 per cent of recipients for Australian honours, it was with great disappointment that I read the list of 2014 awardees.
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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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The Bombay Sapphire

The Bombay Sapphire | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Bollywood churns out over a thousand films a year and sells 15 million cinema tickets a day. Now, they're all lining up to watch Aussie Pallavi Sharda. She's a lawyer who's traded the suits and courts of Melbourne for the costumes and movie lots of Mumbai.
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Single woman spends 14 years with mannequin family to make a point [17 pictures]

Single woman spends 14 years with mannequin family to make a point [17 pictures] | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
After hearing the same question over and over from friends and family — "Why aren't you married yet?" — art director Suzanne Heintz got tired of it and set out to do something about it. She got herself a little family...of mannequins. Over the course...
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Extreem maar zij maakt haar punt wel.

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How Many of These Early Black Feminists Do You Know?

How Many of These Early Black Feminists Do You Know? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Though black feminists have wielded social media to make willful strides into public consciousness, black feminism is nothing new. The challenge of being doubly oppressed as a black woman has always colored feminist conversations, and minority women rarely have the luxury of fighting solely on behalf of their gender. The question of intersectionality predates hashtags and Twitter feminism and goes all the way back to impasses such as the one between black journalist Ida B. Wells and white suffragist Frances Willard. Wells implored Willard to acknowledge the evil of lynching, while Willard,blinded by her race and class privileges, believed black men to be deserving targets.

 
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Reengineering Gender in the New GoldieBlox Ad?

Reengineering Gender in the New GoldieBlox Ad? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Tags: children/youth , gender , marketing/brands , organizations/occupations/work , science/technology , occupational sex segregation, socialization, stem fields, subtitles/CC , 00 to 05 mins Year:...
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9 Depressing Facts From the Latest Women in Media Report

9 Depressing Facts From the Latest Women in Media Report | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Jennifer Lawrence makes $11 million less than Adam Sandler
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This is rape culture – and look at the damage it does

This is rape culture – and look at the damage it does | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
We live in a world where sexual assault can be dismissed with jokes or excuses, even used in a chatup line or plastered across a T-shirt. The UK rape statistics are shocking, and so are these harrowing reports to the Everyday Sexism Project
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Penny Wong: 'There's more scrutiny. We get questions men don't get asked'

Penny Wong: 'There's more scrutiny. We get questions men don't get asked' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
She is gay and she is Asian… but Australia's senate opposition leader was determined not to be defined by that, writes Katharine Murphy
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Tokyo women threaten ‘sex strike’ in protest over Tokyo governor candidate Masuzoe

Tokyo women threaten ‘sex strike’  in protest over Tokyo governor candidate Masuzoe | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Women in Tokyo are threatening a sex boycott against any man who votes for the front-runner in this weekend’s gubernatorial election, in protest at his claim that menstruation makes women unfit for government.
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NPR Host Speaks Out About Her Illegal Abortion: ‘I Am Saying To All Women, Stand Up For Your Rights’

NPR Host Speaks Out About Her Illegal Abortion: ‘I Am Saying To All Women, Stand Up For Your Rights’ | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Dee Dee Bridgewater, the award-winning jazz singer who hosts "JazzSet" on NPR, says she just remembers "this excruciating pain."
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Women in power stymied by gender bias

Women in power stymied by gender bias | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
This weekend marks six months since Julia Gillard stepped down from the highest office in the land. With International Women's Day on the horizon, it is timely to reflect on Gillard's rise and fall.
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Body image and the law

Body image and the law | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
According to new laws passed in Israel, any Photoshopped image must have a clear warning, and all models must have a minimum Body Mass Index of BMI of 8.5. As Damien Carrick writes, the laws have strong supporters in Australia.
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A Map of Woman’s Heart: Appalling Victorian Gender Stereotypes, in Illustrated Cartography

A Map of Woman’s Heart: Appalling Victorian Gender Stereotypes, in Illustrated Cartography | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

From coquetry to selfishness, or what the Sea of Wealth has to do with the City and District of Love.

Nineteenth-century ideals of womanhood

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