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The ideal of free human beings enjoying civil and political freedom and freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his civil and political rights, as well as his social, economic and cultural rights.
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, 1966
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Extreme Sexism in 9 Illustrations

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Everyday Sexism In Just 9 Illustrations
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From "leaning in" to "having it all," it can sometimes be hard to keep track of where we have and haven't made progress when it comes to gender roles.

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"If you sexist me, I'll feminist you"

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In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse

In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse | Love Magic | Scoop.it
The ruling could slow the pace of deportations because it creates new legal grounds for women from Central America caught entering the country illegally in their fight to stay.

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The ruling technically affects only Guatemalan women, but the woman's lawyer and other immigration advocates said the decision could open the door to asylum claims for women from other countries. 

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Pin-ups, porn culture, and white-centered ... - Feminist Current

Hilda was recently rediscoverd by the mainstream and now, it seems, feminist outlets everywhere are celebrating her image, mostly because she's plus-sized (an expression I hate, for the record). They're not critiquing the fact that she is ...
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Are cosmic high-energy electrons to blame for the right-handedness of DNA on Earth?

Are cosmic high-energy electrons to blame for the right-handedness of DNA on Earth? | Love Magic | Scoop.it

The DNA of every organism on Earth is a right-handed double helix, but why that would be has puzzled scientists since not long after Francis Crick and James Watson announced the discovery of DNA's double-helical structure in 1953. It's a puzzle because no one has been able to think of a fundamental reason why DNA couldn't also be left-handed.

 

New research by University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists and published in the Sept. 12 online edition of Physical Review Letters now gives support to a long-posited but never-proven hypothesis that electrons in cosmic rays -- which are mostly left-handed -- preferentially destroyed left-handed precursors of DNA on the primordial Earth.

The hypothesis, called the Vester-Ulbricht model, was proposed by Frederic Vester of the University of Saarbrucken in Germany and Tilo L.V. Ulbricht of the University of Cambridge in England in 1961 in response to the 1957 discovery that most of the electrons spewing from radioactive beta decay were left-handed.

 

Joan M. Dreiling and Timothy J. Gay of UNL focused circularly polarized laser light on a specially prepared crystal of gallium-arsenide to produce electrons whose spins were either parallel or anti-parallel to their direction of motion upon emission from the crystal -- essentially artificial beta rays. They then directed these electrons to strike target molecules of a substance called bromocamphor, which comes in both right- and left-handed varieties.

 

They found that at the lowest electron energies they studied, left-handed electrons preferentially destroyed left-handed molecules and vice versa. This sensitivity to molecular handedness has a mechanical analog: the inability of a left-handed bolt to screw into a right-handed nut. The molecular experiment proves the principle underlying the Vester-Ulbricht hypothesis.

 

"The circular polarization of the laser light effectively transferred to the spin (handedness) of the electrons emitted by the gallium-arsenide crystal," said Dreiling, a postdoctoral research assistant who received her doctorate from UNL in May. "We are able to reverse the spin-polarization of the electrons just by reversing the circular polarization of the light."

 

The effect they saw was quite small, they said -- like "looking for an electronic needle in a haystack," Gay said -- but they said they're highly confident in their result. "We have done several different checks with our experiment and I am totally confident that the asymmetry exists," Dreiling said. "The checks all came out showing that this asymmetry is real."


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Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north

Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north | Love Magic | Scoop.it

Tekoshin stands on a mountain in north Iraq with a rifle slung over her shoulder and a grenade tucked into her belt, facing jihadists in "a struggle to liberate wo

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Jailed Feminist Act Pussy Riot is Keeping Punk Alive, Musical Skill Be Damned

Jailed Feminist Act Pussy Riot is Keeping Punk Alive, Musical Skill Be Damned | Love Magic | Scoop.it
In North America, “punk rock” long ago slipped into a holding pattern. For the most part, its classic visual look – studs, spikes, fanciful hair – is now just another codified set of fashion flourishes rather than a sign of real subcultural allegiance. On another end of the spectrum, it’s burrowed completely underground, embedded in a sea of khaki green overalls and rarely making contact with anyone outside certain scruffy circles.
Leave it, then, to a faceless collective of Russian women to keep the spirit of punk rock truly alive in Moscow. Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Ekaterina Samusevich, three core members of the provocative feminist group Pussy Riot, now mark their third calendar month in jail. Their crime? Free expression in a public place. Oh wait – according to the Russian government, it’s really for “hooliganism,” a charge that carries a maximum sentence of up to seven years in prison.
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ELena Longoria Feminism is for Everyone

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Marlon MacAllister I agree! Love the labia. I find them to be one of the sexiest parts of a woman's body during sex. With foreplay, oral, afterplay...sorry, I'm getting kind of dirty here but shit. From a male perspective, I'm honestly baffled by this phenomenon of cosmetic labiaplasty. What kind of man doesn't like to play with a woman's folds down there?

The only thing I can think to connect it with is the whole brazilian wax phenomenon, which as far as I can tell stems from a desire to turn women into sex doll objects, which yup, gross gross gross, no more needs to be said.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, and I know that part of the body image problem stems from women having a hard time disassociating enjoyment of their own bodies from a male judging gaze so I don't want this statement to reinforce that unquestioned connection (between male gaze and female self-image), but for me, as a man interested in sexual relationship with women, I also find big, lippy, chubby labia to be normal and beautiful.
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ELena Longoria Thanks for sharing your thoughts. And of course its helpful for many women interested in sex with men to know not all of them expect us to look like porn stars. Which leads me to where it stems from? I think, as it says in the poster, its PORN, PORN, PORN. (the hetero, mainstream, super commercial kind, like PlayBoy...)
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Lauren Drake Rice AbsoLUTELY.... when not at work I can give links to awesome art projects/installations showing the MILLIONS of differences in the world of how various genetalia (presenting as female) look. Meanwhile >> I HIGHLY reccomend "Orgasm Inc" - a great documentary on all this bs... the fabrication and MAKE of "FSD / Femal Sexual Dysfunction" and the Big Pharma behind it - and vaginoplasty. Did you know that female genitle mutilation is only on the rise in so-called first world countries? Vaginoplasty.

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A Rant: When Will More Women Demonstrate Their Power??

A Rant: When Will More Women Demonstrate Their Power?? | Love Magic | Scoop.it
I’ve just finished reading The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women, by Harriet Rubin. The book looks at powerful and outrageous women throughout the ages who left their mark on history, and poin...

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Republican "War On Women" Is Not A Left-Wing Invention

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Right-wing media are claiming that a Republican "war on women" is "phony" and "invented" by the left to distract attention from issues such as the economy and gas prices. But Republicans throughout the country have indeed pushed a plethora of legislation during the past few years that would result in limiting women's reproductive rights, access to health care access, and access to equal pay; moreover, right-wing media themselves launched a bullying campaign against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke after she testified in favor of expanded contraception coverage.  [MORE] The extensive analysis follows.


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Feminists celebrate prostitution ruling as a big step forward

The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled this week that two elements of Canada's prostitution laws cause harm to women (Gazette, March 27, "Court sweeps aside ban on brothels").
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Erica Jong Defends Feminist Revolution

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Why has feminism become a dirty word? Erica Jong says the next generation of women just don’t get it.
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Van Rij Sandra's comment, March 27, 2012 2:37 PM
If a surpressed woman demands to have her own identity, opinion, sexual orientation and freedom, she has my support. Only under one condition: I am not going to defend those humanrights under a fake name, but under the name, my parents gave me at birth. Because I stand for what I believe in. Sisters of feminism, you go! We are the 50% of Planet Earth!!
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Xander, Buffy and Feminism - Parabasis

Xander, Buffy and Feminism - Parabasis | Love Magic | Scoop.it
By Isaac Butler The Hooded Utilitarian has an interesting essay up about Xander's role in the Buffyverse and how this challenges the idea of Buffy The Vampire Slayer as a feminist show. It's an interesting piece that raises ...

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The GOP's Witch Hunt | RH Reality Check

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"Having a female body was the factor most likely to render one vulnerable to being called a witch...the truth about the majority of persons accused of [witchcraft]: old, unattractive, disliked, and FEMALE"

— Witchcraze: A New History of European Witch Hunts by Anne Llewellyn Barstow

 

The past few months the GOP has waged a war on women that places them firmly in bed with religious lobbyists, treating women like they are subhuman all in the name of patriarchal religion. N

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A Friendly Beginner's Guide To Feminism

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Do anti-feminists really know what they’re talking about? And how can we talk to anti-feminists about feminism in a healthy way?

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There are a lot of myths about what it means to be a feminist – that feminists hate men, eschew “girly” things like dresses and heels, look down on stay-at-home moms, and want to take all the world’s power out of men’s hands.

And none of them are true – at least not universally.

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Is There a Cyber War on Women? - Reason.com

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Femen Brings Its Brand of Topless, Feminist Crazy to Times Square in Protest of Putin's Invasion of Ukraine ...
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Hackers in Arab Cities: Slow Internet and Girl Power in Algeria ...

Hackers in Arab Cities: Slow Internet and Girl Power in Algeria ... | Love Magic | Scoop.it
Sabine is a journalist. Ophelia is a photographer and a filmmaker. Both are contributors to the former digital culture and data journalism outfit OWNI, which was a Global Voices media partner in France, and are currently ...
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Meet the Badass Women Fighting the Islamic State

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Guerrillas from Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party are
on the front lines in northern Iraq. Many of the organization's leaders, including 24-year-old Avesta, are women.

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La Barbe: France's bearded feminists

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La Barbe is a French feminist action group who wear fake beards when protesting sexism in French public life - the BBC's Lucy Ash joins them on one of their protests.
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Some people NEED change NOW: Young Women for Change ...

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This behavior that the Afghan parents carry out on a daily basis with their children affects especially the women and girls of this strict, forsaken community. Living abroad one would expect to see any community of people live ...
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What’s Killing India’s Little Girls? It’s Not Love!

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Most people think, that India’s skewed gender-ratio is due to millions of female feticide.   However, this is a misconception.  What has been long known, and that is now confirmed by a rec...

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Pinterest and Feminism » Cyborgology

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Dominance and Difference Feminism


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NUDE CALENDAR | Maryam Namazie

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On 8 March 2012 International Women’s Day, the Nude Photo Revolutionaries Calendar was launched in homage to Egyptian atheist, student and blogger Aliaa Magda Elmahdy who posted a nude photo of herself, announcing the post on Twitter under the hashtag, #NudePhotoRevolutionary.

The calendar is the idea of campaigner Maryam Namazie to support Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and join her ‘screams against a society of violence, racism, sexism, sexual harassment and hypocrisy’.

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How to Help Girls See Through the Cover Girl Culture and Reclaim Their Self-Esteem

Cover girl culture so true please read the article and see the video at the end thank you :)...

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Gender and ESPN's Coverage of March Madness » Sociological ...

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Over at Bloomer Girls Blog, a site devoted to sports and gender, Lydia posted about ESPN's online resources for the NCAA March Madness basketball tournaments. The layout of the site, and the format of the brackets, makes ...

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