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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • God and abortion
    The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – God and Embryos The post God and abortion appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • “When people say ‘trans women are women’…
    https://deadwildroses.com/2021/01/ The post “When people say ‘trans women are women’… appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • on women having kids or not (from Joan Smith’s Different for Girls)
    “If having children and grandchildren is so universally rewarding, why is it selfish to deny oneself the pleasure of parenting? If, on the other hand, bringing up children is an arduous task … why do [people] feel sorry for people who don’t do it”? (88) “… the real objection to... Read more »
  • Why won’t men shoot free throws like …
    See article here at a great site for, of, men examining masculinity (it’s about time!). The post Why won’t men shoot free throws like … appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • Hearing from transmen about sexism
    “From no longer having to worry about being attacked on my way home at night, to being taken seriously when I talk (just because everyone assumes I was born with a penis), life’s a breeze compared to when I was living as female.” Why are trans men always left out... Read more »
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    Another angry woman

  • This picture shows how the virus is spreading
    They want you to believe it’s your neighbours. The client journalists howl about the covidiots, illustrated with carefully cropped images of people on a beach. They tell you it’s people drinking coffee on a park bench who are spreading it. It’s the young people, they say, the kids and their... Read more »
  • Doomful and gloomful predictions for 2020
    Welp, this decade has been a continuous stream of shit, hasn’t it? It reminds me a lot of the time I got food poisoning off an out-of-date salad, except at least that cleared up fairly quickly. In great news, I think it’s going to get worse. Incrementally, but undeniably worse.... Read more »
  • Tactical voting: how to do it manually because all the media advice is solid crap
    Hello. I’m going to go ahead and assume you’re reading this because you want to get rid of the Tories. If that’s not true, please go back to your usual hobbies of playing polo, torturing animals and masturbating over the children you’ve killed. For the rest of you, I know... Read more »
  • Theresa May will be remembered as incompetent and pitied. She was ruthlessly, competently evil.
    Theresa May is gone soon. Ding fucking dong. Already, the swelling strings political obituaries are coming out. A Prime Minister who was given a difficult job and did it badly, but she cried so poor thing. I chose the picture above because it sums up what she truly was. She... Read more »
  • Are we inadvertently feeding the anti-abortion monster?
    Content note: this post discusses abortion, forced pregnancy and rape As the USA slides ever-closer into fascism, states are functionally outlawing abortion. There’s resistance, thank goodness, it’s not passing by unremarked. But as with every time abortion bans rear their ugly head, many of us find ourselves falling into a... Read more »
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    The Fawcett Society

  • Partner with Fawcett
    Let's work together to build a better society for women and girls. The Fawcett Society is an independent, nonpartisan voice on women’s rights and equality in the UK. But we cannot create lasting, positive change alone. We achieve transformational change when we partner with organisations who share our values and... Read more »
  • Partner with Fawcett: Existing partners
    See the list below for information about our existing partners. Research  Pinsent Masons Sponsored for our report on female consumer engagement in financial products and was an event partner for the 2018 centenary celebrations. Hogan Lovells Sponsored research for Fawcett’s powerful briefing on the impact of the #MeToo movement and... Read more »
  • West Midlands Mayoral Election: Women and Girls Manifesto
    18 February 2021 West Midlands Mayoral Election: Women and Girls Manifesto   We are a group of organisations working in partnership to strive for gender equality and women’s rights in the West Midlands. Coronavirus is worsening existing inequality: women, in particular Black, Asian and ethnic minority women, single mothers, Disabled women... Read more »
  • International Women's Day 2021: Women Leading the Way
    International Women's Day 2021: Women Leading the Way This International Women’s Day we are celebrating the leadership and power women have achieved across the world. This year we have seen more women elected to office – from Kamala Harris being inaugurated as the first woman Vice President of the United... Read more »
  • Event Videos
    Replay events from Corona Conversations: Watch videos from Equal Pay Day: Watch interview run by Fawcett Society: Replay events from Fawcett Society's Conferences:... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • A toolkit for emotional heaviness
    Ava MacPherson delves into Natalie Ann Holborow’s second collection of poetry to find nostalgia and reckoning with second selves The post A toolkit for emotional heaviness appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Are you rich enough to work?
    Theatre-maker Liv Morris questions whether the government is doing enough to support working parents The post Are you rich enough to work? appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • With Malcolm & Marie, nothing is black and white
    Jenna Kirby dives deep into the exhausting rawness of Levinson’s latest release The post With Malcolm & Marie, nothing is black and white appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    It’s time for another weekly round-up with The F-Word’s picks of the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • The complexities of consent
    Georgina Diaz explores Katherine Angel’s Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent, a book which is challenging the paradigm of today’s consent culture The post The complexities of consent appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • A toolkit for emotional heaviness
    Ava MacPherson delves into Natalie Ann Holborow’s second collection of poetry to find nostalgia and reckoning with second selves The post A toolkit for emotional heaviness appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Are you rich enough to work?
    Theatre-maker Liv Morris questions whether the government is doing enough to support working parents The post Are you rich enough to work? appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • With Malcolm & Marie, nothing is black and white
    Jenna Kirby dives deep into the exhausting rawness of Levinson’s latest release The post With Malcolm & Marie, nothing is black and white appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    It’s time for another weekly round-up with The F-Word’s picks of the most interesting and important articles from the previous seven days The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • The complexities of consent
    Georgina Diaz explores Katherine Angel’s Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent, a book which is challenging the paradigm of today’s consent culture The post The complexities of consent appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls - Medium

  • Conversations with the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center
    We’re so thrilled for Transgender Law Center’s takeover of our Instagram account this week! The Disability Project is an initiative of Sebastian Margaret housed at the Transgender Law Center. This programming lined up for you all will ground us in disability justice movements, connect disability justice to the uprisings for... Read more »
  • Conversations with the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center & the Trans Justice…
    Conversations with the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center & the Trans Justice Funding ProjectWe’re so thrilled for Transgender Law Center’s takeover of our Instagram account this week! The Disability Project is an initiative of Sebastian Margaret housed at the Transgender Law Center. This programming lined up for you all... Read more »
  • Conversations with The Disability Project at The Transgender Law Center
    Conversations with the Disability Project at the Transgender Law CenterThis week the Disability Project at the Transgender Law Center is taking over Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls IG. Below is our first conversation “Where Have we Been and Where Do we Go from Here?” featuring Xoai Pham, Digital Media Sorceress at TLC... Read more »
  • What’s My Stage Again: 5 Years
    My memory’s not so good. Wait, I take that back. My long-term memory’s alright, it’s my short-term that’s like wet papier-mâché. Things I…Continue reading on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls »... Read more »
  • Clothing Entrepreneur Empowers Girls Interest in STEM
    SMARTY GIRL leggings tackle gender stereotypes to encourage girls interest in STEM.By Sasha SaganFrom an idea that struck her like a bolt of lightning while clothing shopping for her young daughter, entrepreneur, feminist and mom Emilee Palomino created a line of leggings that celebrate STEM. Smarty Girl pants come in colorful, feminine... Read more »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • A better way to talk about oppression is as a ‘crisis of relationship’
    This blog is the English version of an OpEd I wrote for EL PAÍS published 21.12.20. The original version in Spanish can be read here. Let’s begin by saying that we are living through a time of peak oppression. This fact can’t be denied. After the disastrous events of 2020,... Read more »
  • VideoMy message about feminism and the environment at the UNDP’s Nature for Life Hub
    It was truly an honour to be invited to share a 90-second pre-recorded message at UNDP’s Nature for Life Hub this week. I chose to speak, of course, about why feminism is essential for protecting the environment. Sharing from the press release: “On the role of women, Minna Salami, Afropolitan Blog,... Read more »
  • mp3Sensuous Knowledge featured on Al Jazeera
    Earlier this month I spoke with Malika Bilal, host of Al Jazeera’s podcast The Take, about the journeys that led to my writing Sensuous Knowledge. I hope it gives you a feeling of the book. Below is the feature as published on Al Jazeera. Why Minna Salami says Black feminist... Read more »
  • Sensuous Knowledge Masterclass with Africa Writes X Arvon At Home
    I’m looking forward to teaching a nonfiction masterclass at Arvon At Home in collaboration with AfricaWrites. We’ll be applying a rounded and imaginative approach to the journey. Please see below for more information via Africa Writes. Book your seat via Arvon At Home. I hope to see some of you... Read more »
  • Sensuous Knowledge references and recommended reading
    “The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” So said the poet Allen Ginsberg, and he was right. In addition to poetry, our awareness of the world is expanded by the arts (music, visual art, sculpting etc.) which... Read more »
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    Brown Girl Magazine

  • 6 Children’s Books by South Asian Authors you Need in your Bookshelf
    4 min read Now as a parent of a 2-year-old and a 6-year-old, I survey my children’s bookshelf and see a collection of books by South Asian authors for  South Asian children.  What stirs me is not only the familiarity of characters’ names in a growing volume of literary work,... Read more »
  • Book Review: Friendship & Family in ‘Serena Singh Flips the Script’ by Sonya Lalli
    3 min read Serena is determined to have an independent, happy, and fulfilling life where these three things seemingly take precedence over everything else: her career, family, and long-lasting friendships.  The post Book Review: Friendship & Family in ‘Serena Singh Flips the Script’ by Sonya Lalli appeared first on Brown... Read more »
  • Curls, Curves, and Confidence: a Story of Fighting Through Body Shame
    4 min read My name is Nisha. I am an Indian American woman, I’m 5’3, I have a head of hair so thick and curly it feels like a blanket, and my thighs are the size of two tree trunks.  The post Curls, Curves, and Confidence: a Story of Fighting... Read more »
  • Op-Ed: Indo-Caribbeans Listen up, Black is Beautiful
    4 min read We need to let go of the old Indo-Caribbean mentality where anti-Blackness drives a wedge between the two most populous groups and stands in the way of progress. The biggest perk about being Indo-Caribbean is our rich culture and history. However, our Indo-Caribbean history would be nothing... Read more »
  • Manish Dayal on ‘The Resident’ & Telling Stories During and About a Pandemic
    4 min read Manish Dayal shares his experience shooting Season 4 of "The Resident," based on life during/after the coronavirus pandemic. The post Manish Dayal on ‘The Resident’ & Telling Stories During and About a Pandemic appeared first on Brown Girl Magazine.... Read more »
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    Adios Barbie

  • The Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Rural Areas
    There are many benefits to living in a small town — the sense of closeness, the sense of community. But when you are facing a mental health concern, the very… The post The Barriers to Mental Health Treatment in Rural Areas appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • Women as Passive Objects Vs. Independent Leaders
    The objectification of women is so deeply rooted in our society that evidence of its existence can be seen throughout history. Ancient headless statues of the female form have spawned… The post Women as Passive Objects Vs. Independent Leaders appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • The Pandemic and A Case for Single-Payer Healthcare
    we have a system in which inequality flourishes, medical debt ruins lives, and people are dying, too afraid to go to the doctor due to the associated costs. The post The Pandemic and A Case for Single-Payer Healthcare appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • From Cancel Culture… to Collective Accountability
    The transformative potential of Nonviolent Communication. The post From Cancel Culture… to Collective Accountability appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • No Refuge: How COVID-19 Exacerbates Domestic Abuse
    By Jori Hamilton When the coronavirus emerged to upend our lives, we were ordered to stem the spread by taking shelter in our homes. But what if home isn’t your… The post No Refuge: How COVID-19 Exacerbates Domestic Abuse appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
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    LiisBeth

  • A Founder’s Story: The Making of LiisBeth
    This February, Liisbeth celebrated it's fifth birthday; a senior in enterprise years. Our journey? Find out. The post A Founder’s Story: The Making of LiisBeth appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Full Stream Ahead
    A new Canadian streaming platform features art from racialized artists for racialized audiences. The post Full Stream Ahead appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • A Cure for White Ladies
    A renowned Indigenous storyteller decolonizes early settler stories of “roughing it in the bush.” The post A Cure for White Ladies appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Feminist in Law
    Darlene Tonelli didn’t set out to create a feminist law firm but practicing what she believed led to one. The post Feminist in Law appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Fighting Fascism: Lessons from the pro-choice struggle
    Judy Rebick reflects on the rise of the far right in Canada. The post Fighting Fascism: Lessons from the pro-choice struggle appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Autostraddle

  • S L I C K: Plug and Play
    "I picked up the tentacle attachment and clicked it into place. For a moment, nothing happened - then, the tip began to move, seeking out something to touch, and the entire shaft lit up with sensation." The post S L I C K: Plug and Play appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Ginny & Georgia’s Lesbians Get a Refreshingly Typical Teen Dating Story
    Ginny & Georgia has a very typical teenage dating story but made it queer, just for us. The post Ginny & Georgia’s Lesbians Get a Refreshingly Typical Teen Dating Story appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • The Comment Awards Think They Might Be Kinda Gay
    "We need a commercial with Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel’ playing over the image of a queer teenager finding nothing but Good Housekeeping in their search results." The post The Comment Awards Think They Might Be Kinda Gay appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Into the A+ Advice Box #30: Lonely, Jealous, and Wrapped up in Pandemic Anxiety
    Pandemic haircuts, changing your perception around friendships, do you want kids, do you need to know what you're looking for when dating, feeling weird about not feeling New Relationship Energy, and more! The post Into the A+ Advice Box #30: Lonely, Jealous, and Wrapped up in Pandemic Anxiety appeared first... Read more »
  • Also.Also.Also: Here’s 10 Queer Directors on the 9 Queer Romances They Believe Got the Story Right
    This is now a Zaya Wade stan account, people are dressing up to get the vaccine, Broadway stars sing Whitney Houston, and some really smart reporting about the growing wave of anti-trans bills sweeping at the state level. The post Also.Also.Also: Here’s 10 Queer Directors on the 9 Queer Romances... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • Refresh Your Sanctuary With These Home Deals On Dyson, Sealy, All-Clad, & More
    If home is truly where the heart is, then what you put inside of it is pretty important. Whether you believe in a minimalist, all-white counter-top, and less-is-more approach to decor or love a splash of color in every over-embellished room, the internet has what you need. And with spring... Read more »
  • The Best Brands To Score Deals On At Nordstrom Rack
    The beauty of Nordstrom Rack can also be seen as one of its setbacks. The retailer's inventory of discounted goods from a seemingly endless list of brands is so vast that it can wear out the most fervent of online shoppers. But, instead of succumbing to its bottomless-sale pit, we... Read more »
  • 11 Mattress Toppers That Will Make The Earth (& Your Back) Happy
    2021 is already in full swing and with a new year comes fresh resolutions to do better with our wellness, spaces, finances, and the environment around us. Sustainability remains at the forefront of our minds, translating to our homes in the form of the goods we choose to buy —... Read more »
  • Jordan Alexander’s Latest Gossip Girl Look Will Convince You To Pair Track Pants With A Trench Coat
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 04: Jordan Alexander on location for “Gossip Girl” reboot on March 04, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images) Gossip Girl costume designer Eric Daman could tell we were already mentally preparing looks for the weekend. On Thursday, Jordan Alexander, one of... Read more »
  • Bernie Sanders Wants Us To Start Dating Again
    Bernie Sanders has been hard at work fighting for workers rights, among other things. On Friday morning, Sanders proposed an amendment to the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 — which he called a “starvation wage” — to $15. The Senate ultimately... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • We’re Not Going Back
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  • Supreme Court Revisits Abortion With Louisiana Case
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  • A Supreme Court Abortion Case That Tests the Court Itself
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  • Abortion in America – Louisiana: “These laws have literally nothing to do with safety”
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  • Louisiana could become the first state without abortion access as soon as next year
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