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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • 10 Contradictions of Gender Ideology
    repost from Dead Wild Roses James Esses :10 Contradictions of Gender Ideology The post 10 Contradictions of Gender Ideology appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • And again, and again …
    “… highest population density” (p57, Climate Wars, Harald Welzer) should read “… highest frequency of men fucking women”. “a dramatic rise in population figures” (p63, ditto) should read “a dramatic rise in men fucking women”. I see this again and again … This stork/cabbage patch theory of the origin of... Read more »
  • Tina Fey on what’s supposedly sexy these days
    “Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms... Read more »
  • from Ejaculating Responsibly: a whole new way to think about abortion, by Gabrielle Blair – A MUST-READ
    from Ejaculate Responsibly: A whole new way to think about abortion, Gabrielle Blair [P]regnancy and abortion are not ‘a woman’s issue.’  men don’t play a minor or supporting role in pregnancy.  Men’s lifelong continual fertility is the central driving force behind all unwanted pregnancies.  [All.]  p8 We treat ejaculation as... Read more »
  • Harvard
                “The all-male club members of Pi Eta, whose members are Harvard undergraduates and graduates, received a letter in the 1980s that promised ‘a bevy of slobbering bovines fresh for the slaughter’ at their parties.  As Peggy Sanday explains, the logic of such parties (at which women are frequently raped,... Read more »
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    Another angry woman

  • How to give advice on the internet without being an utter menace
    If you don’t think you need to read this post because you’re always giving Good, Helpful Advice as a Good, Helpful Citizen, this one is for you. I’m sure you probably mean well, but it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that you’ve likely annoyed the... Read more »
  • Using Twitter’s new view counters to see if Twitter Blue increases reach (it doesn’t)
    A brief tl;dr before we dive into this project that I set for myself before immediately descending into madness: I used Twitter’s new system of displaying views on every tweet to compare a sample of Twitter Blue users to a sample of users who didn’t pay real money for a... Read more »
  • Are two thirds of young people “cyber-deviants”? A dive into a dodgy study.
    Earlier this week, several news outlets breathlessly reported on a new study which had found that (gasp) two thirds of 16-19 year olds in Europe are engaging in risky or criminal activity on the internet. One of the authors, doing the press rounds, explicitly spoke out in favour of the... Read more »
  • Predictions on the soon-to-be-called death of social media marketing
    Twitter is going one of two ways. Either Elon Musk is going to burn the entire thing down swiftly in a fit of pique, or it will go the way of Tumblr: become a wholly unprofitable, entirely unmarketable, good, honest shitposting platform. At the same time, whatever direction Meta is... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    The Fawcett Society

  • Who we are
    The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. Our vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfill their potential creating a stronger,... Read more »
  • Fawcett responds to government amendment to bill about workplace sexual harassment
    2nd February 2023 Everybody deserves to feel safe at work. In this day and age it is unacceptable that at least 40% of women will experience workplace sexual harassment, with that number even higher for disabled women and Black and minoritised women.  Fawcett, along with partners from across the women... Read more »
  • APPG on Sex Equality
    The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sex Equality is a cross-party group of MPs and peers, and provides a forum for discussing sex equality and associated issues. The Fawcett Society runs the APPG on behalf of the officers and members. Current Officers: Jess Phillips MP: Co-Chair Rt Hon Nicky Morgan... Read more »
  • Leave a gift in your will
    Millicent Fawcett's legacy was the vote for women. What will yours be? Millicent Fawcett dedicated her life to leading the peaceful campaign for women’s votes. She was fortunate enough to see these voting rights won in full shortly before her death. And the legacy of her hard-fought campaign has touched... 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 »
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    The F-Word

  • Goodbye for now
    After 21 years, The F-Word is taking a break The post Goodbye for now appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    With articles covering the last fortnight, this round-up includes commentary on the lionesses’ Euro 2022 win and the latest on Bristol sex workers’ victory against Bristol City Council’s ‘nil-cap’ proposal The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • The orgasm gap as a topic of feminist intrigue
    Cleo Hopkin-King takes a look at the historical subjugation of women’s sexuality and examines how patriarchal stigmatisation and control still contributes to disparities in sexual pleasure to this day The post The orgasm gap as a topic of feminist intrigue appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Debunking the myth that sex education incites premature sexual exploration
    Sex Educator Sadie Scheuer considers where the idea that sex education leads to promiscuity comes from and thinks about how we can go about debunking this narrative The post Debunking the myth that sex education incites premature sexual exploration appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • From pleasure to pain: the real harms of ‘revenge porn’
    Jade Gilbourne explores the current prevalence non-consensual sexual image sharing and critiques the way so-called 'revenge porn' is treated by our society and legal system The post From pleasure to pain: the real harms of ‘revenge porn’ 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

  • A Historical Overview of African Feminist Strands
    Recently launched by the Goethe Institute, The House of African Feminisms (HoAF) is a platform for feminist discourse, resources and enlightenment. The project aims at highlighting the works of various African feminist scholars, artists and thinkers around the world as well as providing a resource on African feminisms.  To mark... Read more »
  • On Abortion
    Nobody talks about being pro-life when men are constricted to fight wars, for example. But everybody has something to say about women’s autonomy over their reproductive choices because the female body is ultimately viewed as tied to nature while the male body is connected to culture, and thus to things... Read more »
  • Book announcement! I’m writing a book about African feminism
    I’m so excited to share that I am writing a new book! It is titled “Can Feminism be African?” and will be published by William Collins early 2024. This book has been a long time in the making. I can’t wait to share it with the readers of this blog.... Read more »
  • Enlivenment, Sensuous Knowledge and Postactivism at the World Ethic Forum
    I’m so much looking forward to participating in the WorldEthicForum in Pontresina, Switzerland, this month with an inspiring group of “Firekeepers” such as “Auma Obama (sociologist, matroness), Vandana Shiva (Alternative Nobel Prize winner, matroness), and the philosopher/authors Bayo Akomolafe (Narrative Philosophy) and Andreas Weber (“Enlivenment”) whom I’m excited to lead... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • A Historical Overview of African Feminist Strands
    Recently launched by the Goethe Institute, The House of African Feminisms (HoAF) is a platform for feminist discourse, resources and enlightenment. The project aims at highlighting the works of various African feminist scholars, artists and thinkers around the world as well as providing a resource on African feminisms.  To mark... Read more »
  • On Abortion
    Nobody talks about being pro-life when men are constricted to fight wars, for example. But everybody has something to say about women’s autonomy over their reproductive choices because the female body is ultimately viewed as tied to nature while the male body is connected to culture, and thus to things... Read more »
  • Book announcement! I’m writing a book about African feminism
    I’m so excited to share that I am writing a new book! It is titled “Can Feminism be African?” and will be published by William Collins early 2024. This book has been a long time in the making. I can’t wait to share it with the readers of this blog.... Read more »
  • Enlivenment, Sensuous Knowledge and Postactivism at the World Ethic Forum
    I’m so much looking forward to participating in the WorldEthicForum in Pontresina, Switzerland, this month with an inspiring group of “Firekeepers” such as “Auma Obama (sociologist, matroness), Vandana Shiva (Alternative Nobel Prize winner, matroness), and the philosopher/authors Bayo Akomolafe (Narrative Philosophy) and Andreas Weber (“Enlivenment”) whom I’m excited to lead... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    Adios Barbie

  • The Globalization of Skin-Lightening Products
    When most people think about globalization, they picture the spread of McDonald’s and Coca-Cola throughout Asia, or the smorgasbord of ethnic restaurants in New York City. But a less commonly… The post The Globalization of Skin-Lightening Products appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    LiisBeth

  • Helping Leaders Flourish Through Mentorship
    Mentorship sounds great, but often misses the mark. Why? The post Helping Leaders Flourish Through Mentorship appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • What We Heard Report: Closing the Gap – Intersectional Perspectives for Realizing Economic Justice in Canada
    The Global Gender Gap Report 2021 ranks Canada in 24th place on gender equality and estimates 61.5 years until parity can be achieved. The post What We Heard Report: Closing the Gap – Intersectional Perspectives for Realizing Economic Justice in Canada appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Far Flung Feminist Futures: Four Really Dope Canadian Sci-Fi Books You Can’t Miss
    These four Canadian dystopian sci-fi novels will inspire you and your activist priorities for 2023. The post Far Flung Feminist Futures: Four Really Dope Canadian Sci-Fi Books You Can’t Miss appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Women Talking Gives Me Hope for the Future
    The new film by Sarah Polley featuring an all-women, all star cast exploring the in-depth debate that exists in the feminist movement in the context of women living in a Mormon community in Bolivia. Women Talking opens Dec 16 in Canada and Dec 23 in the U.S. The post Women... Read more »
  • Serving up “MILF and Cookies”
    A MILF (Mother I’d Like to Fuck) is a fetish-based term for a hot, horny older woman who is also a parent–and the fourth most searched for term in the US on PornHub.com, one of the biggest porn sites in the world. Can you embrace being a MILF as a... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • Shearling Jackets Are 2023’s Biggest Outerwear Trend
    This year, outerwear trends have been defined by statement-making jackets. And while biker chic styles ruled autumn, winter will be the season of the aviator jacket.  For proof, take a look at the autumn/winter 2022 runways, which were filled with oversized, shearling-adorned jackets à la Top Gun. Then on TikTok,... Read more »
  • 8 Unforgettable Fashion Week Runway Moments That Still Hold Up (NSFW)
    If there’s one standout at any fashion week, it’s when designers put on a show — not just a runway but a spectacle that stays in our minds for years to come. At Copenhagen Fashion Week this month, Danish label (di)vision closed its Autumn Winter ’23 show with model Sarah... Read more »
  • Cutesy Chewing Is A Trend Too Far
    Sometimes I get this feeling that the main shared experience of womanhood is all those little things we do without ever questioning why. Remember all those ‘feminine urge’ tweets and memes from last year? Those kinds of things. Responding to a compliment on our outfit by saying it was a... Read more »
  • 17 Of The Best Brands Bringing Back Silver Jewellery
    A word to honeyed golds, gleaming bronzes and glowing rose golds: the great jewellery pendulum has swung once more and its silver’s turn in the spotlight. What with all things Y2K making a comeback — Barbiecore, butterfly tops and belly chains, to name a few — the silver renaissance is... Read more »
  • Money Diary: A Digital Marketing Manager On 30k
    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking a cross-section of women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period – and we're tracking every last penny.This week: "I’m a 27-year-old digital marketing manager living in Bristol.... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • In Ruling by Inter-American Court of Human Rights, New Legal Protections for Pregnant Women
    In case involving the death of a pregnant woman in Argentina, Court requires states across Latin America to adopt policies to prevent obstetric violence. The post In Ruling by Inter-American Court of Human Rights, New Legal Protections for Pregnant Women appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • A Texas judge could force a major abortion pill off the market
    Senior Counsel Jenny Ma was interviewed for this piece by NPR. The post A Texas judge could force a major abortion pill off the market appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • Nationwide Threat to Medication Abortion
    Anti-abortion advocates sue the FDA to remove an abortion medication in all 50 states. The post Nationwide Threat to Medication Abortion appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • U.S. Repro Watch, Feb. 1
    Recent news of interest on reproductive rights in the United States. The post U.S. Repro Watch, Feb. 1 appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • Twitter Space Panel: Adolescents’ SRHR and Access to Education
    This panel marking the International Day of Education examined the ACERWC's decision on Tanzanian girls' access to education. The post Twitter Space Panel: Adolescents’ SRHR and Access to Education appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »