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Ireland has a long way to go in terms of gender equality | European ...

Ireland has a long way to go in terms of gender equality | European ... | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
OPINION: Last week, a conference on gender equality took place in Dublin Castle as part of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU. Organised by the European Commission, it will bring together national experts on ...
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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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Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration

Inside the tense, profane White House meeting on immigration | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Trump suggested he was ready for a deal aimed at “dreamers” — just hours before he blew up.
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A Timeline of the Religious Imposition Laws Sweeping the Nation

A Timeline of the Religious Imposition Laws Sweeping the Nation | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Join Rewire for a look back at how religious imposition laws came to be.
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Women accused of witchcraft face assault and death in Tanzania - Women’s Media Center

Women accused of witchcraft face assault and death in Tanzania - Women’s Media Center | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Each year, hundreds of people—most of them women—have been killed for being suspected witches. Rights activists say raising awareness and investing in development can help stop communities from turning on their elders.
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Backtalk: Is It Really Time’s Up in Hollywood?

Backtalk: Is It Really Time’s Up in Hollywood? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
How can an industry that profits from misogyny reform itself?
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The Women's March: Rome | History Today

The Women's March: Rome | History Today | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The Women's March: Rome | History Today http://www.historytoday.com/laura-mccormack/womens-march-rome “‘We have not kept our women individually under control, we now dread them collectively’
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Women In History Who Made A Difference

Women In History Who Made A Difference | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Women have been extraordinary in their fields. Come read and get inspired by their stories. My personal favorites, but feel free to comment and add yours.
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A Resounding No: The Bougie “Raw Water” Trend that Exemplifies Resource Inequality

A Resounding No: The Bougie “Raw Water” Trend that Exemplifies Resource Inequality | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A “raw water” trend is apparently taking off in Silicon Valley, and it’s a good example of the extreme consequences of commodifying natural resources. But to start off, did you know that hundreds of thousands of people around the world die every year due to lack of access to clean water? Also did you know that
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This Extreme Ballot Measure Campaign Shows The True Intentions of the Anti-Abortion Movement

This Extreme Ballot Measure Campaign Shows The True Intentions of the Anti-Abortion Movement | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Anti-abortion forces want to put a sweeping measure on California's ballot classifying all abortions, without exception, as first-degree murder.
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What is Feminist Economics?

What is Feminist Economics? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
This is a man’s world. But it would be nothing Nothing without a woman or a girl James Brown wasn’t an economist – and I have it on good authority he wasn’t much of a feminist either – but even he understood that the roles of both men AND women are integral to producing the...
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A Feminist Retelling of Sovereignty

A Feminist Retelling of Sovereignty | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A new play examines the intersection between attacks on tribal sovereignty jurisdiction and high rates of violence against Native women.
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Over 30 Years Later, I'm Reporting My Harassers

Over 30 Years Later, I'm Reporting My Harassers | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The #MeToo movement inspired me to finally report my experiences of sexual harassment.
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State of the Union guests to highlight sexual harassment, assault debate

State of the Union guests to highlight sexual harassment, assault debate | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Democratic women lawmakers are working to bring activists, writers and victims of misconduct to the president’s speech later this month.
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How do I reassure my kids about the future when the future Is terrifying?

How do I reassure my kids about the future when the future Is terrifying? | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
An activist's lament.
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Meet the unheralded women who saved mothers’ lives and delivered babies before modern medicine

The first time Onnie Lee Logan witnessed a birth she was but nine years old, peering through a crack in the wall as her mother delivered her nephew. She said that her mother would have killed her if…
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The allegations against Melanie Martinez ask us to re-examine rape culture - Women’s Media Center

The allegations against Melanie Martinez ask us to re-examine rape culture  - Women’s Media Center | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Those accused of misconduct, assault, and harassment have ranged from small actors to big-shot producers, but almost all were male. Almost, but not all: female singer Timothy Heller recently accused alternative pop singer Melanie Martinez of assaulting her.
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7 Reasons Why Being In Your 40s Is Fabulous

7 Reasons Why Being In Your 40s Is Fabulous | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A 40-year-old woman offers reasons why being in your 40s is fabulous and fun.
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Across the Country, 2018 Ushered in New Laws Boosting Women's Rights

Across the Country, 2018 Ushered in New Laws Boosting Women's Rights | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
On January 1 of this year, many laws that boosted women's access to healthcare, proximity to economic justice and protections from workplace discrimination kicked into effect.
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Amplify: Dolores Huerta

Amplify: Dolores Huerta | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Our first Amplify feature is Dolores Huerta. Huerta has worked, and continues to work, tirelessly for the rights of farmworkers. She is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award, she is in the National Women’s Hall of Fame, and received the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.
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“Riverdale” Takes a Realistic Look at the Devastation of Gentrification

“Riverdale” Takes a Realistic Look at the Devastation of Gentrification | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The small-screen gentrification of the southside mimics real-life dynamics
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Women in History: America’s elected female senator - Jan 12, 1932

Women in History: America’s elected female senator - Jan 12, 1932 | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
On this day in History, First elected female senator on Jan 12, 1932. Learn more about what happened today on History.
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Why Being A Digital Nomad Is My Feminist Rebellion

Why Being A Digital Nomad Is My Feminist Rebellion | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
A recent study in PNAS found that from around 2500-1650 BC, most European women traveled the world before they started families, exposing themselves to different cultures and ideas, while the men stayed at home. I shared it with some friends of mine …
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5 TV Shows That Prove There’s More Than One Way To Have a Family

5 TV Shows That Prove There’s More Than One Way To Have a Family | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
Extended families are their own miniature communities where members can find support.
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Why women fight for $15 minimum wage - Women’s Media Center

Why women fight for $15 minimum wage - Women’s Media Center | Fabulous Feminism | Scoop.it
The U.S. federal minimum wage is just $7.25 per hour, and most states' under $9. Minimum-wage workers — more than two-thirds of whom are women — have made some gains, and this year their fight continues.
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