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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • Great scene from Shriver’s novel … disciplinary charges for threatening behavior…
    An excerpt from Lionel Shriver’s The Motion of the Body through Space The whole tribunal, wherein an older white man is “hauled up on disciplinary charges for threatening behavior and racially and sexually aggravated assault”), indeed the whole chapter, is WELL WORTH the read. *** REMINGTON: Just because she felt... Read more »
  • Dysphoric – “fleeing womanhood like a house on fire” – a four-part documentary series by Vaishnavi Sundar
    Well worth watching! The post Dysphoric – “fleeing womanhood like a house on fire” – a four-part documentary series by Vaishnavi Sundar appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • Sexist Shit that Pisses Me Off (2nd edn)
    NOW AVAILABLE! in print and ebook, 374p FREE EPUB to site visitors; contact me! The title says it all. A collection of close to two hundred exposes and analyses of everyday sexist shit (and gender shit, since gender is aligned with sex) that pisses me off. Includes pieces previously published... Read more »
  • Why don’t men sell sex?
    Check this out: https://uploads.ovarit.com/390523a9-9760-5cfe-a3ce-ef6d5486cffe.jpg The post Why don’t men sell sex? appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • “For All Mankind” (an apple tv series)- absolutely appalling
    I know.  Given the title, I never should have bothered.  And I certainly shouldn’t’ve expected, let alone hoped, for anything remotely alternative (the series is billed as ‘alternative history’).  Alternative to the male dominance, the white male dominance, the relentlessly juvenile competition and all the rest of disgusting masculinity (when... Read more »
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    Another angry woman

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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    The Fawcett Society

  • Training
    Online workshop programme   Because of coronavirus, all Equal Power training is now online.  We’re running a programme of FREE online training for women on getting into politics, using your voice online and getting active in the upcoming local government elections. This programme includes spaces and support specifically for groups of women who... Read more »
  • Pay and progression of women of colour: Research
    More information coming soon. ... Read more »
  • Pay and Progression of Women of Colour
    Fawcett are working in partnership with the Runnymede Trust to deliver a project exploring the pay and progression of Women of Colour.  Building on the Government’s Race Disparity Unit’s work and the independent McGregor-Smith Review, we will explore in depth ways to unlock the potential of Women of Colour at work, by understanding the inequalities and intersecting barriers... Read more »
  • Work with us
    Opportunities Communications and Campaigns Manager  We are looking for an experienced Communications and Campaigns professional to come up with exciting, creative ways of sharing our important work with the outside world. This is a hands-on manager role, delivering day-to-day communications and overseeing campaigns activity, as well as managing 1-2 members... Read more »
  • The impact of the menopause on the progression of women into senior leadership roles
    We are working with Standard Chartered Bank and the Financial Services Skills Commission on a research project to explore how the menopause transition affects the progression of women into senior roles in the Financial Services Industry. While the experience of the menopause transition is different for every woman, previous research... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • A monumental intellectual achievement
    Alex Burnett reviews Transgender Marxism, a book which exposes the false narrative of opposition between the transgender community and the working class The post A monumental intellectual achievement appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Planting Korean seeds on American soil
    Allie Liu explores Minari’s themes of sacrifice and family life and how they reflect back on her own experience The post Planting Korean seeds on American soil appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Welcome new editors!
    Four new editors join The F-Word, Lissy steps down as theatre and comedy editor and we say goodbye to Sojo and Ciara The post Welcome new editors! appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • What Nomadland teaches us about living life without a plan
    Allie Liu analyses the quiet revolution of this year’s Best Picture The post What Nomadland teaches us about living life without a plan appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • “Something about the term ‘gag order’ got me”
    Jasmine Hodge interviews artist Franki Pineapple about her legal battle with a giant corporation The post “Something about the term ‘gag order’ got me” appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • A monumental intellectual achievement
    Alex Burnett reviews Transgender Marxism, a book which exposes the false narrative of opposition between the transgender community and the working class The post A monumental intellectual achievement appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Planting Korean seeds on American soil
    Allie Liu explores Minari’s themes of sacrifice and family life and how they reflect back on her own experience The post Planting Korean seeds on American soil appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Welcome new editors!
    Four new editors join The F-Word, Lissy steps down as theatre and comedy editor and we say goodbye to Sojo and Ciara The post Welcome new editors! appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • What Nomadland teaches us about living life without a plan
    Allie Liu analyses the quiet revolution of this year’s Best Picture The post What Nomadland teaches us about living life without a plan appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • “Something about the term ‘gag order’ got me”
    Jasmine Hodge interviews artist Franki Pineapple about her legal battle with a giant corporation The post “Something about the term ‘gag order’ got me” appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls - Medium

  • Wiki-a-thon engagement + simple how to page
    Help us close the gender gap on Wikipedia!This International Women’s Day, do you wonder why only 20% of wiki entries are on women? Hint: 80% of wiki editors are men. Let’s change this! If you have an area of interest — women in gaming, STEM, the arts, religion, specific cultures and history — let’s... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • The question of blackness in writing
    How do contemporary African artists, curators and writers deal with the question of blackness in our work? How does blackness inform the creative process?  I’m really looking forward to sharing these discussions in an event titled “Blackness in Contemporary Art Practice” taking place online at the Tate Modern on Tuesday,... Read more »
  • A Black Feminist Approach to Life
    I had a fun book event at Columbia University last week titled “A Black Feminist Approach to Life” where I spoke to the lovely Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha about Sensuous Knowledge and SO much more. You can catch the talk on Vimeo or watch it below.... Read more »
  • Without feeling, knowledge becomes stale. Without reason, it becomes indelicate.
    I grew up in Lagos in Nigeria, in a multifaith household, where I lived with my parents and my extended family. Lagos is a very cosmopolitan city, drawing in many different ethnicities of Nigeria, but also from Africa and around the world. My mother was Finnish, and my father is... Read more »
  • A feminist analysis of the soul
    What is the function of the soul in society? In culture, in religion, in politics? Emotionally, what role does the soul play? If the understandings that women held about the soul had the same historical significance and public presence that those of men do, in what ways would the soul... Read more »
  • What I’m reading now
    I am drawn to books that are imaginative, playful, and passionate. I am drawn to books that are insightful and eye-opening. I am drawn to books that remind me why I love words and writing, but also why I love reinventing and fighting. I am drawn to books that don’t... 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

  • Free to Choose
    A filmmaker launched her own company to explore the stories of Africa and its diaspora. The post Free to Choose appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • OECD releases report on entrepreneurship policies through a gender lens
    Study makes it clear: Women entrepreneurs need to organize and get political--or get out of business. The post OECD releases report on entrepreneurship policies through a gender lens appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Between Worlds, Right at Home
    A writer created a house of her own where hyphenated writers could tell their stories. The post Between Worlds, Right at Home appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • The CBC Must Decolonize its Reporting
    Who gets to decide who is Indigenous or not? The person? The government? The community? The media? The post The CBC Must Decolonize its Reporting appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Little Company, Big Vision
    A producer aims to change the channel on kids TV.  The post Little Company, Big Vision appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Autostraddle

  • Which Queer Woman Filmmaker Are You?
    Think of this as a personality quiz that comes with film recs. The post Which Queer Woman Filmmaker Are You? appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • NSFW Lexbosexy Sunday Welcomes You to Hot Divorcée Summer
    You don't need to be divorced to have a hot divorcée summer, but it helps. Also: block your exes on Tinder. Don't think just do it. The post NSFW Lexbosexy Sunday Welcomes You to Hot Divorcée Summer appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Reine #22: Try To Keep Up, Doc
    Inclusivity is a journey not a destination. The post Reine #22: Try To Keep Up, Doc appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Boobs on Your Tube: Kadena Are *Finally* Falling Back Together over Art and Activism on “The Bold Type”
    Plus an episode of Top Chef that will leave you ugly crying (we mean it!), updates on New Amsterdam, Legacies, and the very first OutFronts from OutFest. The post Boobs on Your Tube: Kadena Are *Finally* Falling Back Together over Art and Activism on “The Bold Type” appeared first on... Read more »
  • Building An Altar to Honor Pulse on Its Fifth Anniversary
    "Building ofrendas unite the living and the dead; they give space for our stories to be held. I light candles and kneel before them to say prayers because doing so reminds me, even when I’m my most lost – I’m never alone in this world." The post Building An Altar to... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • Your Horoscope This Week: June 13, 2021
    This week we find ourselves deep into June and deep into Mercury Retrograde. While the eclipses have come and gone, their influence over us is far from over and emotional after-shocks are to be expected — especially for sensitive babes whose stars line up with these solar events. Goddess bless... Read more »
  • A Deep Dive Into The Internet’s Best Swimwear Brands
    We’ve got a checklist going to make sure we have everything we need for the hottest-girl summer on record: stock up on top-rated sunscreen; book the best lake house rental on Airbnb; acquire the most poppin’ swimwear our budgets can buy. The only thing holding us back from our last... Read more »
  • 29 Easy Summer Sandals That Cost Less Than $50
    As the temperature rises this summer, your footwear choices will become increasingly limited. Boots, oxfords, loafers — all of these once-cherished styles get stuffed into the darkest corners of the closet in favor of the only shoe that you’ll be able to bear when temps are sweltering: sandals. (Sorry sneakers,... Read more »
  • The Outfits I Wear To Project & Protect My Queerness
    Contrary to popular narratives of “coming out,” understanding and accepting your queerness is an ongoing process for many people. Whether it’s the fact that “coming out” is something you feel you have to do every time you meet someone new or that your identity itself is shifting, there is no... Read more »
  • 32 Gifts That Will Actually Impress The Cool Dad In Your Life
    We’ve shopped for a lot of hard-to-gift individuals in our lives — our picky sister; the colleague who you only see on Zoom, the “I don’t need any gifts” mother-in-law — but the greatest head-scratcher of them all has got to be The Dad. Whether it’s your baby daddy or your... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • Center and Partners Promote Strategies to Expand Abortion Access at “Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia” Conference
    The Center for Reproductive Rights Asia team is playing a significant role this month at Safe Abortion Dialogue-Asia, a virtual conference focused on developing strategies to reduce barriers and expand access to safe abortion care in the region. The post Center and Partners Promote Strategies to Expand Abortion Access at... Read more »
  • We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst
    Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s Shannon Brewer contributes an opinion piece to the New York Times describing what it’s like to be the clinic director at the only abortion clinic left in Mississippi, dealing with dozens of restrictions imposed on the provision of abortion care in the state. She talks about... Read more »
  • Women’s Health Protection Act Reintroduced in Congress: “Abortion with Dignity and Without Barriers”
    In this Ms. Magazine article about the 2021 reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act, Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, talks about recently released polling conducted by Hart Research showing that a solid majority of voters support the Women’s Health Protection Act: “This poll... Read more »
  • Democrats reintroduce legislation to protect abortion access around the country
    In an NBC News piece about the 2021 reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, is quoted on the importance of WHPA, saying, “We cannot wait any longer. If Roe falls, many states will immediately take action to... Read more »
  • Center’s Creative Council Marks Reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act in New Video
    Members of the Center for Reproductive Rights Creative Council–comprised of individuals from the arts, entertainment, fashion, media and other industries who raise awareness of the Center’s work–created this video to mark the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in Congress. The Women’s Health Protection Act, also known as... Read more »