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Gender Studies - Curbed National

Gender Studies - Curbed National | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Design Observer's Despina Stratigakos tackles the topic du jour in a lengthy essay about the value of creating a "more sustainable and inclusive architectural culture" in regards to women. Sadly,...
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Essay-Review: Injustice, Black Girls and Black Women - by Patricia Williams, Professor of Law and Renowned Author

Essay-Review: Injustice, Black Girls and Black Women - by Patricia Williams, Professor of Law and Renowned Author | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it

Patricia Williams writes about the particular combination of racism and sexism that black women and girls endure. In her lead essay, Williams considers how African American women have their individuality effaced by crude and derogatory typologies, and how the justice system accords them less credence than their white peers, while disproportionately criminalizing and imprisoning them. 


Williams writes of the police brutality black girls face, even in their own schools, the sexualization and objectification to which they are subjected, the inner lives that are ignored, and the narratives into which they are co-opted. "How does anyone survive having been marked with the trope of un-life?", she asks. "Is there a path to vivacity from being captured and captioned as the object of others' beliefs?"

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Patricia Williams is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. She has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, City University of New York Law School, and Golden Gate University School of Law. Williams was a fellow at the School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, as well as at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. 

Her books include The Alchemy of Race and Rights; The Rooster's Egg; and Seeing a ColorBlind Future: The Paradox of Race. Williams has also been a columnist for The Nation. Williams was a MacArthur fellow, and served on the board of trustees at Wellesley College. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1975 and her B.A. from Wellesley College in 1972.

Williams practiced as deputy city attorney for the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney and as staff lawyer for the Western Center on Law and Poverty. She is published widely in the areas of race, gender, and law, and on other issues of legal theory and legal writing. 


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Women’s March: Protestors Gather in Cities Nationwide for a Second Day

Women’s March: Protestors Gather in Cities Nationwide for a Second Day | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Thousands of demonstrators gathered in cities across the United States Sunday for a second day of Women's Marches, calling for equality and respect while urging supporters to make their voices heard by voting in this year's midterm elections.
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'Grab Him by the Mid-terms': Women's marches push power of the vote

'Grab Him by the Mid-terms': Women's marches push power of the vote | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The gathering comes on the anniversary of the inauguration of President Trump, whose election in many ways gave the movement its first impetus.
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History & Women's Lives: 'The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine and Fertility in the Age of Abolition' by Katherine Paugh 

History & Women's Lives: 'The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine and Fertility in the Age of Abolition' by Katherine Paugh  | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
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The Ferocious, Sublime Dolores O’Riordan, of the Cranberries

The Ferocious, Sublime Dolores O’Riordan, of the Cranberries | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Amanda Petrusich writes about Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the band the Cranberries, who died on Monday, at forty-six.
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Artist and Feminist Kim Rae Taylor on the Women of Modernism

Artist and Feminist Kim Rae Taylor on the Women of Modernism | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Jade French talks to artist, educator, and feminist Kim Rae Taylor about The Modernism Project
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Women in History: The original queen of comedy: Moms Mabley

Comedian Moms Mabley dressed the part of an elderly grandmother on stage, but when she opened her toothless mouth, her irreverent zingers made crowds roar: “Ain’t nothing an old man can do for me but…
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Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM

Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) jointly announce the “Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) program with an aim...
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a course on the history of radical women 1914 – 1979 starting on 27 February 2018

a course on the history of radical women 1914 – 1979   starting on 27 February 2018 | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A course on the history of radical women 1914 - 1979 at the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, starting on 27 February 2018 I am delighted to be presenting this course again at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, which has a rich archive on women’s history in the C19th and C20th.…
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15 Songs That Capture the Ongoing Fight for Abortion Rights

15 Songs That Capture the Ongoing Fight for Abortion Rights | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
45 years later, we’re still fighting for the right to do what we’d like with our wombs.
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Women Artists: Looking for Women's Voices—and Stories—at "Her Paris"

Women Artists: Looking for Women's Voices—and Stories—at "Her Paris" | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
An exhibition of the work and lives of 37 women painters is also a grim reminder of how far women still have to go to secure space in art history.
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Ms. Magazine essay examines challenges for women of color in defense and foreign relations careers

Ms. Magazine essay examines challenges for women of color in defense and foreign relations careers | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Sasakawa USA Program Assistant Brittney Washington outlines some of the challenges unique to women of color as they pursue careers in defense and foreign relations in a recent article for Ms. Magazine. Washington, who co-wrote the piece with Jeesue Lee, a former researcher at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the national security sector in "To Pluck a Brown Feathered Goose: On Being a Woman of Color in National Security."
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Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work

Self-guided course helps women manage menopause symptoms at work | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The program helps users learn strategies to control their thoughts and feelings. Working women who used it were able to significantly reduce the frequency and interference of hot flushes.
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Women's rights campaigners stage Time's Up rally outside Downing Street

Women's rights campaigners stage Time's Up rally outside Downing Street | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Read the latest London stories, Women's rights campaigners stage Time's Up rally outside Downing Street on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest London news
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Essay: Female Trouble - The US’s lackluster record in electing women to national public office must be acknowledged for what it says about the likely experiences and fortunes of women who run for p...

Essay: Female Trouble - The US’s lackluster record in electing women to national public office must be acknowledged for what it says about the likely experiences and fortunes of women who run for p... | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The title of Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her unsuccessful campaign for the presidency, What Happened, has no question mark at the end, although many people around the world might reflexively add one. Clinton’s defeat surprised—stunned—many, including, as is clear from her recollections, Clinton herself. The majority of polls of the likely electorate indicated that she was headed for a nearly certain win, although her prolonged struggle for the Democratic nomination against a wild-haired, septuagenarian socialist from Vermont was a blinking sign of danger ahead. A significant number of voters were in no mood to play it safe, and the safe choice was what Clinton far too confidently offered in both the primaries and the general election.
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How to Write a #MeToo Story

How to Write a #MeToo Story | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
1. Give the main character a pseudonym. Call her Helen. This is good. You need distance. You don't feel anything like a Helen. You'll be able to write about what happened. 2. Change the antagonist's name. Use Rick. In real life his name was Pete, which is also in the name of the bar in Brooklyn where you ran a reading
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Women in History: Louise Thompson Patterson and the Long Tradition of Radical Struggle

Women in History: Louise Thompson Patterson and the Long Tradition of Radical Struggle | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Reading the struggle of Patterson a century ago reminds us that today's racist violence is not a temporary aberration, but a deeply rooted and pervasive flaw in American society.
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Women in History: Franziska Scanagatta, 18th-Century Army Lieutenant

Women in History: Franziska Scanagatta, 18th-Century Army Lieutenant | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Franziska Scanagatta was a Lieutenant in the Austrian army, serving between 1797 and 1800. She was able to enlist after disguising herself as a boy and taking her brother's place at the military school. She maintained her assumed identity throughout her military career, receiving promotions and medals along the way. Despite being forced to resign her position…
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Sexual violence in schools: guidance published | Women's Views on News

Sexual violence in schools: guidance published | Women's Views on News | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The Department for Education has published guidance for schools on how to prevent and respond to rape and sexual violence by children.
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Will uptick in women’s stories mean more Oscar nominations for women? - Women’s Media Center

Will uptick in women’s stories mean more Oscar nominations for women? - Women’s Media Center | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
In a year when an unprecedented number of female producers brought stories about women to the big screen, Academy Award nominations could include more women than ever — but still, few women of color are likely to be up for awards.
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Amazon Won’t Ask Prospective Hires For Salary History Anymore

Amazon Won’t Ask Prospective Hires For Salary History Anymore | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Following the passage of state and local laws aimed at improving pay equity for women and people of color, Amazon joins other tech giants in banning recruiters from asking interviewees for their salary history.
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Stop Lying, Kirstjen Nielsen

Stop Lying, Kirstjen Nielsen | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
There is nothing lower than the racism of the president of this country, other than those who knowingly try to clean up his messes with lies.
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The UN Must Confront Rape Against the Rohingya in Burma

The UN Must Confront Rape Against the Rohingya in Burma | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
“Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a human rights issue—it’s also a security challenge.”
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Women in History: Cornelia Fort (24) became the first female pilot in American history to die in the line of duty.

Women in History: Cornelia Fort (24) became the first female pilot in American history to die in the line of duty. | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Cornelia Fort: If I die violently, who can say it was "before my time"? I should have dearly loved to have had a husband and children. My talents in that line would have been pretty good but if that was not to be, I want no one to grieve for me.
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Marching on: Women march in Seneca Falls

Marching on: Women march in Seneca Falls | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
This year’s event is Saturday, Jan. 20 beginning at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
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