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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • The Evil of Touchpads: Menus
    I recently rented a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula and found myself infuriated by the tiny device to control the smart tv: to search for a specific movie in Netflix, you had to swipe across and across and across, back and forth, to move the cursor along the alphabet arranged... Read more »
  • IT, AI, and Us
    Like thousands of people, I recently received a message from Google: On May 30, you may lose access to apps that are using less secure sign-in technology To help keep your account secure, Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices which ask you to sign... Read more »
  • “Straight White Male: the lowest difficulty setting” – a brilliant metaphor by John Scalzi
    Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is If I’d read this before I wrote Jess, I certainly would have mentioned Scalzi’s metaphor and given huge applause and thanks to him for it! (Actually, I might not have written Jess, because Scalzi’s metaphor achieves the same purpose with such... Read more »
  • What’s in a word? (on being ‘knocked up’ or …)
    So I’ve been thinking not only about the words people use to describe sexual intercourse (screwed, fucked—both used to describe what is done to the woman—both of which also describe a general state of disaster) (which, actually, is often accurate if pregnancy results), but also about the words used to... Read more »
  • A great idea from Jodi Taylor
    “Helen and I watched a short film about childbirth and it was so gruesome we had to turn it off.  She had a stiff drink, I had a cup of tea, and we swore we’d never have sex again.” Jodi Taylor, The Long and Short of It (p181) But yes! ... Read more »
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    Another angry woman

  • Things I learned from having a mild case of covid
    Last week, Lady Rona called my name. The lateral flow test lit up like a fucking Christmas tree in seconds. The confirmatory PCR came through positive the next morning. I’m a high risk person. I’ve spent the last two years being fairly terrified of catching the virus because I’m aware... Read more »
  • The identity of The Fourth Man
    Content warning: This post contains lots and lots and lots of Line of Duty spoilers, and mentions of CSA. Also, I couldn’t always be fucked to look up the spellings of names or even what characters were called, so there’s that. Let me start by saying this: you’re wrong about... Read more »
  • The lesson in the Robert Webb interview: Inside the mind of The British Strain Of Transphobe
    I listened to the clip everyone is talking about: Jesse Thorn’s interview with Robert Webb, challenging him very mildly on transphobia. It’s a fascinatingly instructive as to how the mind of The British Strain Of Transphobe works. When presented with an incredibly mild refutation of his stance, there was one... Read more »
  • This is the image from the mass violence against women that stays with me
    Content note: this post discusses sexual harassment, violence against women, and police Last night, women gathered to remember a sister who was killed. A police officer has been arrested for her murder. The police responded to a series of vigils across the country by trampling flowers, trapping and beating women,... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    The Fawcett Society

  • Contact us
    General enquiries Please note that we are a small team, and unfortunately are not able to respond to requests for quotes from students. We are currently moving to our new office and our phone line is temporarily down, please email your request. Usually, we have a hybrid working model, with staff working... Read more »
  • Our staff
    The Fawcett team is based in Shoreditch in East London, and is supported by a team of volunteers and temporary staff. We have a hybrid model of working, with a mix of home and in office working.  If you are a journalist or have an urgent media inquiry, please contact Fresh Communication... Read more »
  • Our trustees
    The Fawcett Society is governed by a Board of Trustees, who take ultimate responsibility for the work of the organisation. The majority of our Trustees are elected by and from our membership and others are co-opted where specific skills and expertise are needed to assure sound governance. Our members are responsible for... Read more »
  • Fawcett welcomes announcements on Private Members' Bills to advance gender equality
    15th June 2022 Today’s announcements on Private Members’ Bills mark an important step towards gender equality. Many MPs drawn in the Ballot have chosen to introduce legislation which, if passed, will make our workplaces and our communities fairer and safer for women and girls – helping to ensure they can... Read more »
  • Fawcett Southport and West Lancashire
    Fawcett Southport and West Lancashire is a newly formed group looking to encourage women and allies in the area come together to promote equality of opportunity for all in realising their full potential. This is your group – let’s build on the work of some of the amazing women in... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • 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 last week The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Weighing up safety and risk
    Hannah Brydon writes about her academic study of street harassment The post Weighing up safety and risk 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 last week The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    This week’s edition includes a critique of the ‘Feral Girl Summer’ TikTok trend and some more updates on sex workers’ rights, including a nod to The F-Word’s position on sex worker discrimination The post Weekly round-up and open thread 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 last week The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls - Medium

  • Last Mile Education Fund just surprised 22 tech graduates by paying their student debt. Here’s why.
    Last Mile Debt Relief Initiative for Tech Equity 2022 Inaugural RecipientsIn May 2020, Aliya Kingwood graduated from Morgan State University, a historically Black institution in Baltimore in the midst of the COVID-19 shut-down. It had taken her eight long years to complete her undergraduate degree in computer and electrical engineering.... Read more »
  • These Women are Working to Save Thousands of Lives through Organ Donation Reform
    Ninety percent of Americans support organ donation. It’s something we agree on across the country. But… thousands of organs go unrecovered from potential donors every year, while more than 100,000 Americans wait for life saving transplants.Smart Girls caught up with four amazing women working to save lives and change what’s... Read more »
  • Dive into a very special Camp GoldieBlox Field Trip TOMORROW 12:15pm PT
    We will be going under the sea with aquanauts Samantha T. Porter, Sydney Hamilton, and Adele Luta to make biodegradable glitter and oobleck filled Globbles! You will learn what a day in the life of an aquanaut is all about, plus we will answer all of your eagerly anticipated questions... Read more »
  • VideoCome with us on a Scavenger Hunt!
    Are you as excited as we are? Well, obviously! CAMP GOLDIEBLOX: Adventures at Eureka Point premieres today and there is so much fun to be had.https://medium.com/media/b0f35cf4e53965e4d7433243673b8b57/hrefIn this first episode you get to meet our super special campers: Jia, Malachi, and Kiarra. They are on a scavenger hunt and really really want... Read more »
  • VideoCome with us on a Scavenger Hunt!
    Are you as excited as we are? Well, obviously! CAMP GOLDIEBLOX: Adventures at Eureka Point premieres today and there is so much fun to be had.In this first episode you get to meet our super special campers: Jia, Malachi, and Kiarra. They are on a scavenger hunt and really really want... Read more »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • Knowledge that is alive
    Should dance performances be a part of studying philosophy? Can morality be objective? Are there alternative ways to think of IQ and EQ? Watch my interview at The Philosopher, which took place on 16 May as part of their Spring 2022 series, where we discuss questions such as the above.... Read more »
  • Interview in Evolve Magazine
    evolve: You speak about sensuous knowledge. What do you mean by that? Minna Salami: The word “sensuous” is a unique word in the English language, which was coined by the poet John Milton in order to describe poetry. He coined the word sensuous as a quality that describes the integration of mind, body... Read more »
  • 100 things to recolonise
    The indigenous Waorani activist, Nemonte Nenquimo, wrote in an unforgettable GuardianOp-ed titled This is my message to the western world – your civilisation is killing life on Earth,that, You forced your civilisation upon us and now look where we are: globalpandemic, climate crisis, species extinction and, driving it all, widespreadspiritual... Read more »
  • What is Sensuous Knowledge? A visual exploration
    I spoke to the Institute of Arts and Ideas about the key explorations in Sensuous Knowledge. In line with the book’s argument of bringing together worlds of knowing, the feature blends words, visuals, and sound. I’m blessed to share this. Enjoy! ... Read more »
  • What liberating effects does writing have?
    I spoke to the Institute of Arts and Ideas about the below key themes in Sensuous Knowledge. What is sensuous knowledge compared to euro-patriarchal knowledge? How can black feminism provide a critique of euro-patriarchal knowledge? How is joy inherently political for black women, and how does it arise? Can euro-patriarchal... Read more »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • Knowledge that is alive
    Should dance performances be a part of studying philosophy? Can morality be objective? Are there alternative ways to think of IQ and EQ? Watch my interview at The Philosopher, which took place on 16 May as part of their Spring 2022 series, where we discuss questions such as the above.... Read more »
  • Interview in Evolve Magazine
    evolve: You speak about sensuous knowledge. What do you mean by that? Minna Salami: The word “sensuous” is a unique word in the English language, which was coined by the poet John Milton in order to describe poetry. He coined the word sensuous as a quality that describes the integration of mind, body... Read more »
  • 100 things to recolonise
    The indigenous Waorani activist, Nemonte Nenquimo, wrote in an unforgettable GuardianOp-ed titled This is my message to the western world – your civilisation is killing life on Earth,that, You forced your civilisation upon us and now look where we are: globalpandemic, climate crisis, species extinction and, driving it all, widespreadspiritual... Read more »
  • What is Sensuous Knowledge? A visual exploration
    I spoke to the Institute of Arts and Ideas about the key explorations in Sensuous Knowledge. In line with the book’s argument of bringing together worlds of knowing, the feature blends words, visuals, and sound. I’m blessed to share this. Enjoy! ... Read more »
  • What liberating effects does writing have?
    I spoke to the Institute of Arts and Ideas about the below key themes in Sensuous Knowledge. What is sensuous knowledge compared to euro-patriarchal knowledge? How can black feminism provide a critique of euro-patriarchal knowledge? How is joy inherently political for black women, and how does it arise? Can euro-patriarchal... 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

  • The Equal Futures Summit Delivers
    On June 7th and 8th, over 200 gender equity NGO’s, grassroots feminists, feminist organizations and women’s organization CEOs gathered-in person-at Carleton University in Ottawa. What was it like? The post The Equal Futures Summit Delivers appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • IS FEMINISM DEAD-AGAIN?
    Roe v. Wade. Amber Heard. Recent mainstream media articles suggest feminism is not only losing, but dying. Is it? The post IS FEMINISM DEAD-AGAIN? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • mp3We Had Better Believe Her!
    Alexandra Mandewo, 18, recently won an award for her poem - Believe Her. The post We Had Better Believe Her! appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Gender Equality and Gender Equity–A Far Cry For India?
    We must understand that financial independence is a cornerstone to dignity, and that achieving financial independence for women in India is fraught with societal challenges The post Gender Equality and Gender Equity–A Far Cry For India? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • DIVA OF DIVERSE ISSUES
    Breaking patriarchal bonds, defying age-old norms, fighting social injustice… this activist, feminist and humanist takes centre stage yet again to raise awareness about violence against women. The post DIVA OF DIVERSE ISSUES appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Autostraddle

  • 14 Boy Band Songs That Would Be Better If They Were Sapphic
    Professing your eternal love to someone who has literally never expressed romantic interest? Must be sapphic. The post 14 Boy Band Songs That Would Be Better If They Were Sapphic appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Quiz: Which ’90s Nickelodeon Heroine Are You?
    For this quiz, you're headed to sleepaway camp! The post Quiz: Which ’90s Nickelodeon Heroine Are You? appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Autostraddle’s WNBA Fantasy League Proves You Cannot Win Without The Gays
    "How do I pick Candace Parker for all five starting line up spots?" — Autostraddle Editor in Chief Carmen Phillips The post Autostraddle’s WNBA Fantasy League Proves You Cannot Win Without The Gays appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • The Comment Awards Are Barely Balancing on this Skateboard
    "The DIY, 'we’re making and taking our space' vibe was intensely creative. I see Autostraddle as right in line with that history." The post The Comment Awards Are Barely Balancing on this Skateboard appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • The Best Straight Movies of the Past 10 Years
    A dazzling portrait of a white heterosexual girl’s coming-of-age, Lady Bird gave us a straight character anyone can root for. The post The Best Straight Movies of the Past 10 Years appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • Neptune Retrograde Is Here To Give Us A Cosmic Reality Check
    It’s time for another annual cosmic ritual to take place in our skies: Neptune retrograde. Starting on June 28 and lasting until December 3, the Planet of Illusion, Dreams, and Fantasies will appear to spin backwards, sending our perception of our lives and the world around us into a bit... Read more »
  • How You’re Feeling Is Okay — How To Cope & Take Action After Roe’s Reversal
    In the wake of the reversal of Roe v. Wade, if you believe in abortion, reproductive health, or myriad other human rights, you may be feeling, well, a lot. Anger. Fear. Sadness. That hand-wringing feeling you get when you just want to do something but don’t know where to start. ... Read more »
  • No One Told Me My Acne Would Make Me Hate Myself
    Welcome to Acne Week, a five-day stretch where we get real about pimples, zits, cysts, and every bump or blemish in between. From skin-soothing products R29 editors swear by to exclusive deals on the most breakout-friendly beauty brands, we’re kissing the concept of “bad skin” goodbye and exploring why acne is so... Read more »
  • I Lead An Abortion Fund in the South. My Work Just Got Harder But More Important
    I was 16 years old when I had my first abortion. I’d been sexually assaulted and got pregnant. I told my mom that I needed an abortion and she said no. So I had to tell my dad, and he took me to my appointment in Jacksonville, FL, where I... Read more »
  • The Best Treatments For Adult & Hormonal Acne, According To Dermatologists
    Welcome to Acne Week, a five-day stretch where we get real about pimples, zits, cysts, and every bump or blemish in between. From skin-soothing products R29 editors swear by to exclusive deals on the most breakout-friendly beauty brands, we’re kissing the concept of “bad skin” goodbye and exploring why acne is so... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade, Takes Away Right to Abortion
    06.24.22 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the landmark 1973 abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade, ruling that people in the U.S. no longer have a constitutional right to abortion. In its ruling, the Court upheld a Mississippi ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy and said... Read more »
  • El Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. anula el caso Roe contra Wade y elimina el derecho al aborto
    24.06.22 (COMUNICADO DE PRENSA) – Hoy, la Corte Suprema de EE.UU. revocó la histórica decisión sobre el derecho al aborto Roe v. Wade, de 1973, dictaminando que las personas ya no tienen un derecho constitucional al aborto. En su fallo, el Tribunal confirmó la prohibición del aborto en el estado... Read more »
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Away the Right to Abortion
    Court overturns Roe v. Wade, abandoning decades of precedent and paving the way for states to ban abortion. The post U.S. Supreme Court Takes Away the Right to Abortion appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade
    “The Court’s opinion delivers a wrecking ball to the constitutional right to abortion, destroying the protections of Roe v. Wade, and utterly disregarding the one in four women in America who make the decision to end a pregnancy. While public support for access to abortion is at an all-time high,... Read more »
  • VideoEvents
    Events, webinars and panels around the world featuring Center professionals and addressing current topics in reproductive rights and health. The post Events appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »