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Six Fairy Tales for the Modern Woman

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Once upon a time a woman never got married, but had many fulfilling relationships, a job that kept her comfortable, an apartment that she got to decorate just for her, and hobbies that stimulated her mind.
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Trisha Proud's comment, June 19, 2013 11:04 AM
Some women like to be on their own - they enjoy their own company; whereas other women like the company and conversation of men……..I guess life is all a question of ‘balance’.
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Gender Inequality and Violence

The JMU spring 2013 class of sociology 480 presents: "Gender Inequality and Violence" - An activity illustrating the gendered reality of violence in our dail...
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Hijab Controversy Obscures Bigger Issues - Room for Debate

Hijab Controversy Obscures Bigger Issues - Room for Debate | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Femen and Muslim feminists could join forces to try to address the real issues that women and girls face around the world. By Hind Makki.
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Fear of Feminism - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Fear of Feminism - Manage Your Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

A year or so ago, I worked on an administrative project with a university employee (not in my department). We seemed to work quite well together. We met frequently, we got things done on our joint project, and we got along fine. Or so I thought.

 

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High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal

High Schooler Protests ‘Slut-Shaming’ Abstinence Assembly Despite Alleged Threats From Her Principal | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A West Virginia high school student is filing an injunction against her principal, who she claims is threatening to punish her for speaking out against a factually inaccurate abstinence assembly at her school.
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Giving Margaret Thatcher The Feminist Cred She Deserves — And Would Have Hated

Giving Margaret Thatcher The Feminist Cred She Deserves — And Would Have Hated | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Thatcher was "leaning in" long before Sheryl Sandberg coined the phrase.
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‘Stop Telling Women to Smile’ Exhibit Opens in Brooklyn - COLORLINES

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile’ Exhibit Opens in Brooklyn - COLORLINES | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The work is designed to be placed on the street to add the presence of strong women in that environment to combat street harassment.
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On Pay Equity Day, Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men

On Pay Equity Day, Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Today, April 9th, is ‘celebrated’ as Pay Equity Day as it marks the number of extra days into 2013 that the average woman must work in order to earn as much as the average man earned in 2012.
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Shellie Hunt's curator insight, April 10, 2013 2:50 AM

No kidding but we have yet to recognize the power we hold!!!! When America does see it....we women will stand united and the change will come!!!

 

 

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The making of Maggie

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Thatcher was a millionaire's wife, who lacked scruples and did what her male colleagues told her, argues Germaine Greer on the eve of the 30th anniversary of Mrs Thatcher's election
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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

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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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The F-word

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It's been 50 years since Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique dropped like a bomb on a conservative society. So what does feminism mean today to different generations of women?
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My 'crisis of masculinity' and how feminism set me free

My 'crisis of masculinity' and how feminism set me free | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
When I realised that gender was made up I stopped worrying about what "being a man" meant.
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Wikipedia bumps women from 'American novelists' category

Wikipedia bumps women from 'American novelists' category | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Outrage as female authors relegated to 'American women novelists' subcategory, clearing space for all-male main page
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In Hijab Debate, a Weak Vision of Feminism - Room for Debate

In Hijab Debate, a Weak Vision of Feminism - Room for Debate | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A ban on niqabs in France or miniskirts in Uganda, or warped legislation on reproductive rights in the U.S. -- all these efforts tell women that our bodies are not our own. By Sara Yasin.
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Feminist Reads Challenge: Out of Darkness Comes Light | SPARK Movement

Feminist Reads Challenge: Out of Darkness Comes Light | SPARK Movement | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

 I was born on April 21st. Here in Indonesia, that’s Hari Kartini (Kartini’s Day),  a celebration of the day Kartini was born. Who is Kartini? Her full name is Raden Ajeng Kartini, and we celebrate her because she is a heroine who fought for  woman to be educated and to be able to go to school.

 
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My Reality: Gender Inequality in the Workplace | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog

My Reality: Gender Inequality in the Workplace | Gender Focus – A Canadian Feminist Blog | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
I stayed at this job in the tech industryfor three years, and throughout that time I watched my male co-workers get promoted more quickly and get raises more easily than I was able to.
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What can we do about feminism’s brand problem?

According to a new study at the Huffington Post (with YouGov) there is a major disparity between people that believe in equality “between the sexes” and identify as feminist. The study found that only 20% of Americans identify as feminist whereas 82% believe that “men and women should be social, political, and economic equals.” Equality between men and women is the most commonly accepted, mainstream definition of feminism. It’s not the only one — and certainly not the one that we adhere to at Feministing (as it relies too wholeheartedly on the gender binary and ignores all the other forms of difference we think are as important as gender oppression) — but it is what most people understand feminism to be about.

 
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What Does Race Have to Do with a Woman’s Salary? A Lot.

Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses this question, and, of course, the answer is that the pay gap affects all women; but it doesn’t affect all women equally. Race/ethnicity has always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the pay gap. In 2012, Asian American and white women had higher weekly earnings than African American and Hispanic or Latina women, and the pattern was similar for men of these groups. The gender pay gap was smallest between African American and Hispanic or Latina/o women and men, but compared with white men (the largest group in the workforce), black and Hispanic or Latina women fare poorly. Hispanic or Latina women are paid 88 percent of what their male counterparts are paid, but only 59 percent of what white men are paid . The gap is smallest between African American women and men: African American women are paid 90 percent of what African American men are paid, but just 68 percent of what white men are paid.

 

 

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Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices « Peace X Peace

Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art and Voices « Peace X Peace | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
We interviewed Curator Samina Ali about the vision and inspiration behind the new International Museum of Women exhibition.
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When War Hawks Become Human Rights Officials

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Chris Hedges resigned from PEN American Center over the appointment of former State Department official Suzanne Nossel.
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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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