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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • Funny, but true … free ‘dictionary’ …
    Jane Smith’s Translation Dictionary of Everyday Lies, Insults, Manipulations, and Clueless Comments NOW AVAILABLE and FREE TO SITE VISITORS (just send a request, specifying your preference of epub or pdf) Jane Smith is a character In my novel A Philosopher, a Psychologist, and an Extraterrestrial Walk into a Chocolate Bar... Read more »
  • Killing What You Enjoy
    So I saw an ad on the website of the far-too-nearby gun club for a book by one of its members (“The Gun Guy”) that “takes the reader through the joyful and humorous stories about life at the hunt camp, hunting culture, and the joys of nature and wildlife.” I... Read more »
  • If you can’t say anything nice, maybe there’s nothing nice to say. Say it anyway.
    If you’re a woman, you’ve surely been told, reprimanded, ‘If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.’  To the extent that there may be nothing nice to say, that standard of politeness has crippled us.  It has made us keep our opinions to ourselves. My neighbours have... Read more »
  • On Volunteering
    Ever notice that women, far more often than men, are expected to volunteer their time and their effort?  On the one hand, the implication is that women’s work has no value.  On the other hand, since they’re expected to do whatever it is, the implication is that it has considerable... Read more »
  • Women are presumed incompetent. (We know this.)
    “As a man, you’re assumed to be competent unless proven otherwise,” she says. “Whereas as a woman you’re presumed to be incompetent unless proven otherwise” (Transgender Men and Sexism). When she transitioned, she gained authority and professional respect overnight. (Now if only we could hear from transwomen.  Hear them ADMIT... 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

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  • Our history
    Millicent Fawcett: a tireless and courageous leader The Fawcett Society's story begins with Millicent Fawcett, a suffragist and women's rights campaigner who made it her lifetime’s work to secure women the right to vote. At the age of 19, she organised signatures for the first petition for women’s suffrage, though she... Read more »
  • Uncovering Untold Stories AGM and Conference 2021
    Join us at Fawcett’s 2021 AGM and Conference - Uncovering Untold Stories: Menopause Myths and Racism at Work. This year, Fawcett has been tackling some of the biggest issues facing women which have historically been silenced. These include menopause and the pay and progression of women of colour. Fawcett’s research... Read more »
  • Small but mighty steps to tackle gender stereotypes
    It's one year since we published our ground-breaking research, Unlimited Potential: Report of the Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood. To mark the anniversary, we reflect on our work to date to tackle gender stereotypes, celebrate the steps that have been taken and plans to keep pushing this vital... Read more »
  • 25% of women are more likely to leave the financial services workforce due to menopause experience
    A new report published today, Menopause in the Workplace: Impact on Women in Financial Services, shows that 25% of women are more likely to leave the financial services workforce due to menopause experience.  The Fawcett Society, working with Standard Chartered Bank and the Financial Services Skills Commission, conducted a large-scale survey... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    This week’s selection includes an update on the continued campaign against a proposed 'nil cap' on Sexual Entertainment Venues in Bristol, book recommendations for autistic adults and an interview with Selma James The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Titane: a hell-bent ride
    Katie Hogan is struck by the disturbing and powerful symbolism that earned Ducournau a Palme D’Or The post Titane: a hell-bent ride appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    A few interesting articles from the past seven days suggested by The F-Word team The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • New fiction coming in 2022
    The F-Word’s fiction editor selects some of the best new titles coming in 2022 The post New fiction coming in 2022 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 - plus a goodbye (for now!) The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    This week’s selection includes an update on the continued campaign against a proposed 'nil cap' on Sexual Entertainment Venues in Bristol, book recommendations for autistic adults and an interview with Selma James The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Titane: a hell-bent ride
    Katie Hogan is struck by the disturbing and powerful symbolism that earned Ducournau a Palme D’Or The post Titane: a hell-bent ride appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    A few interesting articles from the past seven days suggested by The F-Word team The post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • New fiction coming in 2022
    The F-Word’s fiction editor selects some of the best new titles coming in 2022 The post New fiction coming in 2022 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 - plus a goodbye (for now!) 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

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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    Brown Girl Magazine

  • Supporting the Mental Health of South Asian Aunties and Uncles
    4 min read Among the common gestures we remember from reunions and special occasions within our South Asian communities, we frequently receive well wishes. We receive the blessings, good wishes and hopes for prosperity from our families and communities as young adults. For most young adults, South Asian elders and... Read more »
  • And Just Like That, Carrie Made it to a Diwali Party That Never Quite Was
    17 min read Fans across the globe had been eagerly waiting for the much-hyped reboot of “Sex and The City”— “And Just Like That.” Despite the fact that the show was about four privileged white women, with no room for diversity whatsoever, its characters, particularly New York’s favourite fashionista Carrie... Read more »
  • Meet Real Sikh: The First South Asian on the World’s Biggest Rap Stage
    4 min read From quick jabbing punchlines to gut wrenching rebuttals, Real Sikh is an MC to look out for in the world of battle rap. His journey into the world of competitive battle rapping started in high school with mini competitions and moved on to proper leagues and tournaments.... Read more »
  • Redefining Family and Learning to be Proud of my LGBTQ+ Identity
    3 min read “It gets better.” This is what I’ve heard time and time again as a way to encourage LGBTQ+ folks, like myself, to live in their truth openly. The post Redefining Family and Learning to be Proud of my LGBTQ+ Identity appeared first on Brown Girl Magazine.... Read more »
  • Padmini Govind’s Mission to Keep Block Printing Alive
    6 min read Tharangini is Bangalore's only surviving Block Printing studio. This is how Padmini Govind keeps it relevant in today's fast-fashion world. The post Padmini Govind’s Mission to Keep Block Printing Alive 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

  • Video2022: A TELESCOPIC VIEW
    With telescopes, comets and space travel in the news a lot these days, we thought we should share our own telescopic view of what's to come in '22. The post 2022: A TELESCOPIC VIEW appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Rabble Round Up
    Three articles from our partner rabble.ca that you won't want to miss. The post Rabble Round Up appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoA Queer Evangelist Who Preaches Hope, Risk and Doing the Impossible
    How a former politician turned radical reverend made change by working with the enemy. The post A Queer Evangelist Who Preaches Hope, Risk and Doing the Impossible appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • State of the Art: Making Room and Income for Women in Art
    Meet six incredible feminist art equity and gender justice activists who are reimagining the art market. The post State of the Art: Making Room and Income for Women in Art appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoA Fictional Political Forecast: Windy with a Chance of Democracy
    A protest novel that reveals political pitfalls and offers ideas for what a people-powered democracy could look like. The post A Fictional Political Forecast: Windy with a Chance of Democracy appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • The War On “Wokeness” Is A War Against Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy
    Today may just be my least-favorite day on the internet, and yet, it’s one of my favorite days of the year. Every year on this day, I re-read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s seminal text “ Letter from Birmingham Jail”, which he wrote while imprisoned for protesting segregation. I read... Read more »
  • A Week In Washington, D.C., On An $82,100 Salary
    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.Today: a genetic counselor working in healthcare who makes $82,100 per year and spends some of... Read more »
  • Aquarius Season Is Here, & It’s Bringing You Closer To The Ones That You Love
    The time has arrived: It’s Aquarius season. On January 19, the sun will move from its place in hardworking Capricorn into the sign of the water bearer, where it’ll stay until February 18. Astrologers are saying that Aquarius season marks the real start of 2022 (sorry, Capricorns!), so prepare for... Read more »
  • This Everlane Sale Is Unprecedented — & You Only Have A Few Hours Left To Shop It
    While there are a plethora of hefty sales happening right now, we’re spotlighting a pretty unprecedented deal from an unquestionable reader-favorite brand. Everlane — well-known for classic styles made with an eye on sustainability — is offering 25% off a slew of full-priced new arrivals, a rare move for a... Read more »
  • For Activists, The Garment Worker Protection Act Is Just The Beginning
    For the past 30 years, Maria has worked in Los Angeles as a seamstress, steamer, and trimmer. Back in the ‘90s, she made $20 per week, a salary she used to support herself and her three kids who lived in Mexico.  “The world was collapsing for me,” Maria, who wished... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • Texas Abortion Ban Case Faces More Delays
    01.17.2022 (STATEMENT) – Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sent Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson – a case filed by abortion providers and funds challenging Texas’ six-week ban on abortion (S.B. 8) – to the Texas Supreme Court. This is inconsistent with the Supreme Court’s decision in December 2021... Read more »
  • Victory for Children’s Rights: Philippines Criminalizes Child Marriage
    Law supported by the Center adds serious penalties to combat the harmful practice. The post Victory for Children’s Rights: Philippines Criminalizes Child Marriage appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
  • Julie Rikelman Named To The Badass 50 List
    InStyle named the Center’s Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to it’s Badass 50 list, which honors women who are making the world a better place. Rikelman earned the #2 spot for defending the right to abortion before the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. InStyle... Read more »
  • Appeals court sees little urgency in speeding up challenge to Texas abortion ban after contentious hearing
    CNN reported on the “tense” hearing held January 7 in which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that — for now — it was likely to keep the Texas abortion case out of the hands of a federal judge who in the past had blocked the state’s six-week... Read more »
  • 2021 Sarah Weddington Writing Winners Announced
    The Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights is an annual contest featuring submissions aimed at advancing scholarship around reproductive rights and justice. The post 2021 Sarah Weddington Writing Winners Announced appeared first on Center for Reproductive Rights.... Read more »
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    Jezebel

  • Britney Spears Calls Jamie Lynn A 'Scum Person'
    Britney Spears is vehemently denying claims by sister Jamie Lynn Spears, who said in an interview with ABC this week that her “scared” elder sister allegedly locked them both in a room with a knife. Accusing Jamie Lynn of stooping to “a whole new level of LOW,” Britney wrote in a... Read more »
  • Kanye Wants to Kick Pete Davidson’s Ass: Reports
    Did we just get Ye’s Pete Davidson diss track? Maybe.Read more...... Read more »
  • FBI Warns Abortion Provider of Threat to Kidnap Her Daughter
    Remember when we learned that Amy Coney Barrett signed a 2006 ad calling Roe v. Wade barbaric when she was walking out of church and got confirmed for a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court anyway?Read more...... Read more »
  • Officers Who Handled Gabby Petito Murder Case Should Be Placed on Probation, Says New Report
    Months after Gabby Petito was found dead after a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, an independent investigation of two officers who mishandled a domestic violence dispute between the couple while they were in Utah has ruled that the officers, Eric Pratt and Daniel Robbins, should be placed... Read more »
  • FKA twigs Scales New Pop Heights on her CAPRISONGS Mixtape
    Yes and more: FKA twigs, “meta angel” - For the second week in a row, fans of beat-oriented fringey pop are blessed with a major full-length release, though this one—FKA twigs’s CAPRISONGS—arrives under the guise of a mixtape. Why this 17-track release, which features nearly 50 minutes of music, almost... Read more »