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Politicians of the third gender: the "shemale" candidates of Pakistan - New Statesman

Politicians of the third gender: the "shemale" candidates of Pakistan - New Statesman | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Politicians of the third gender: the "shemale" candidates of Pakistan New Statesman Unlike most transgender people in the west, South Asian hijras strongly identify as a third gender – rather than as male or female.
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Reflections: On Reading Audre Lorde’s 'Sister Outsider' After Charlottesville 

Reflections: On Reading Audre Lorde’s 'Sister Outsider' After Charlottesville  | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Antoinette Nwandu reads “Sister Outsider” by Audre Lorde after Charlottesville.
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Women of Color Are Challenging Breastfeeding Stereotypes With a Gorgeous Photo Shoot

Women of Color Are Challenging Breastfeeding Stereotypes With a Gorgeous Photo Shoot | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Angela Warren, a mother and member of the Facebook group Chocolate Milk Mommies of Birmingham, wanted to raise awareness and support for women of color who
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How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday

How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
If it were not for the persistence of an enterprising Victorian woman, Thanksgiving might never have become a national U.S. holiday. Days celebrating giving thanks, or "thanksgiving" were commo
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Women in History: Penelope Barker

Women in History: Penelope Barker | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A loyal patriot of the American Revolution, Penelope Barker organized the famous Edenton Tea Party, the first recorded women’s political demonstration in America. Barker rallied 50 women in Edenton, North Carolina to sign a resolution boycotting British tea.
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Time to investigate Trump for sexual assault

Time to investigate Trump for sexual assault | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
In this moment of intense public scrutiny around sexual misconduct, Congress must act to hold Trump accountable. Sign the petition!
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Women in History: Maria Mitchell

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Maria Mitchell, (1818-1889) “We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.” - Maria Mitchell (according to the National Women’s History Museum) As a child, I would sit on the porch of our mountain cabin at night and stare at the stars. My…
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Women in History: Madam C.J. Walker

Women in History: Madam C.J. Walker | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist, Madam C.J. Walker rose from poverty in the South to become one of the wealthiest African American women of her time. She used her position to advocate for the advancement of black Americans and for an end to lynching.
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Weekend Feminist Cheat Sheet

Weekend Feminist Cheat Sheet | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
It’s been a long week, fam. Here’s just some of the stuff our team is reading to make sense of what’s happening: In case you live under a rock (and/or are a man and/or only get news from Fox News), thousands of survivors have come forward using #MeToo to share our stories, leading to a wave o
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Obama’s right, women are superior to men. Let me count the ways …

Obama’s right, women are superior to men. Let me count the ways … | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
From washing up to driving to major operations, we’re evidently more competent than men – because patriarchy has forced us to be, writes activist and freelance journalist Julie Bindel
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Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service

Ophelia Dahl’s National Health Service | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Partners in Health wants to rebuild entire countries’ medical systems, and bring health care to some of the poorest people on earth.
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“Laws and structural restrictions” cause wide gender gap in Iran

NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE is a member of Iranian Resistance and opposition to the mullahs’ misogynous regime, focusing on rights and news of women in Iran.
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Iran: Women must be married, sit behind men to play music

Iran: Women must be married, sit behind men to play music | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE is a member of Iranian Resistance and opposition to the mullahs’ misogynous regime, focusing on rights and news of women in Iran.
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2017 Elections Elevate More Women to Office in Seattle and Washington

2017 Elections Elevate More Women to Office in Seattle and Washington | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Firesteel is your platform for social change, led by Washington YWCAs. A community of shared knowledge with a commitment to end homelessness in Washington State, we believe we can make a difference. Are you ready to add your voice?
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Bolivia – Juana Azurduy, The Flower of Alto Peru

Bolivia – Juana Azurduy, The Flower of Alto Peru | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Honoring Juana Azurduy, a 52 foot high statue, a gift from Bolivia, has been installed in Argentina, replacing an older and smaller statue of Christopher Columbus. It is the largest statue in Argentina. Who is Juana Azurduy? Juana Azurduy, the "flower of alto Peru", the "terror of the Spanish", knew exactly what she…
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Congress Should Lead, Not Follow, On Protecting Victims Of Sexual Harassment

Congress Should Lead, Not Follow, On Protecting Victims Of Sexual Harassment | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The current system for addressing complaints in ineffective and cumbersome.
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Story No. 302: Dr. Anna from Florida

Story No. 302: Dr. Anna from Florida | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
I’ll never forget my patient, who I’ll call Erin. I saw Erin at a youth shelter that primarily serves LGBTQ youth in New York City. Erin …
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MeToo creator Tarana Burke: “It’s not just a moment, it’s a movement”

MeToo creator Tarana Burke: “It’s not just a moment, it’s a movement” | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Tarana Burke, creator of the MeToo movement, and actress Alyssa Milano join TODAY to comment on TIME magazine’s pick of the Silence Breakers as its Person of the Year. “I could never imagine something that could change the world; I just wanted to change my community,” Burke says.
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Women Less Likely to Receive CPR from Strangers—Because Breasts

Women Less Likely to Receive CPR from Strangers—Because Breasts | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A new study found that 39 percent of women suffering cardiac arrest in a public place were given CPR, compared to 45 percent of men—who were 23 percent more likely to survive.
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Women in History: Podcast Episode 4 - 17th C Women

Women in History: Podcast Episode 4 - 17th C Women | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
At Doubting Thomas's centre is a strong female character, Isobel Carruth. In this episode, Dr Catriona MacLeod, an expert on women in 17th C Scotland, provides us with some context to enrich our understanding of what a woman's experience would have been like in 17th C Edinburgh.
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When the Suffrage Movement Got Its Makeover On

When the Suffrage Movement Got Its Makeover On | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
By Brooke Kroeger Forget the distaste of men like Woodrow Wilson for those " masculinized women " of the votes for women campaign. No less a champion of equal rights than Nellie Bl
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For Women in the Military, Choice is Complicated

For Women in the Military, Choice is Complicated | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
U.S. servicewomen—who have higher rates of unintended pregnancy than civilian women—do not have adequate access to abortion services and related care.
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The Mother Load: America is failing mothers. Help us change that

The Mother Load: America is failing mothers. Help us change that | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The Guardian is asking readers to support a new series on why motherhood in the US is more challenging than in any other developed country – and what we can do about it
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Great Unknown Women In History

Great Unknown Women In History | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
You've heard of the great accomplishments of Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks, but what about the accomplishments of women you've probably never heard of.
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People Rally at the Capitol to Stop Homophobic Judicial Nominee Jeff Mateer

People Rally at the Capitol to Stop Homophobic Judicial Nominee Jeff Mateer | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Last week at the Capitol, people rallied to call for senators to oppose the nomination of Jeff Mateer to a seat on the federal bench. Mateer, who is nominated for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, has referred to transgender youth as part of
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Women in History: Marie-Charlotte de Castelnau, Duchesse de Gramont

Women in History: Marie-Charlotte de Castelnau, Duchesse de Gramont | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Around the time as Madame de Montespan was pregnant with Françoise-Marie and Louis XIV ogled various other ladies, Marie-Charlotte was apparently one of them.
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Saudi Arabia In Transition From Banning Women Drivers To Stereotyping Them

Saudi Arabia In Transition From Banning Women Drivers To Stereotyping Them | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Observers welcome it as a sign that traditional Saudi society can adapt quickly to such changes.
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