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Study says highlighting gender leads to stereotypes

Study says highlighting gender leads to stereotypes | Feminism inspiration | Scoop.it
Parents with gender-fluid kids often work with schools, churches, and other institutions to use alternatives to gender for organizing kids in the classroom. Rather than dividing kids by boys and gi...
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My Elegant Gathering of White Snows: We Need a New Feminist Social Media. Now.

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VQR » Bad Feminist

VQR » Bad Feminist | Feminism inspiration | Scoop.it

“Performing one’s gender wrong initiates a set of punishments both obvious and indirect, and performing it well provides the reassurance that there is an essentialism of gender identity after all.” This tension—the idea that there is a right way to be a woman, a right way to be the most essential woman—is ongoing and pervasive.


We see this tension in socially dictated beauty standards—the right way to be a woman is to be thin, to wear make up, to wear the right kind of clothes (not too slutty, not too prude, show a little leg, ladies), and so on.

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Gender-Variant Children Are Teaching Us That Girls Are Still The ‘Lesser Gender’

Attitudes surrounding gender-variant children reveal how we view girls as secondary to boys.
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Gender in the Hidden Curriculum » Sociological Images

Gender in the Hidden Curriculum » Sociological Images | Feminism inspiration | Scoop.it

The hidden curriculum refers to the unspoken and unofficial norms, behaviors, and values that kids learn at school in addition to the official curriculum of math, reading, science, and so on.

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Is Feminism Having a TV Moment? : Ms. Magazine Blog

Is Feminism Having a TV Moment? : Ms. Magazine Blog | Feminism inspiration | Scoop.it

Elizabeth Banks and Mila Kunis are bringing more feminism to TV.
I was thrilled to hear that two new feminist-related shows may soon be arriving on a television near you: Banks is producing and starring in a comedy for Fox about a women’s studies professor, and Kunis is executive producing a feminist drama set in the 1970s to air on the CW.

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Esther Cepeda: What's with post-feminist princesses? - Wisconsin State Journal

Esther Cepeda: What's with post-feminist princesses? - Wisconsin State Journal | Feminism inspiration | Scoop.it

women who would be feminists are probably too busy buying into or trying to fend off our society’s obsession with what is becoming a “princess” culture to give much thought to what “women’s liberation” means to them in today’s generally degrading-to-women environment.

 

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