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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • If Michelangelo had been a woman …
    Great McSweeney’s list here! The post If Michelangelo had been a woman … appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • We’re not debating whether you exist.
    The post We’re not debating whether you exist. appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • John Mulaney on Drag Queens
    Some excellent lines, for example: “What is your notion of a woman based on?” “[re mean and rude drag queens] You could’ve stayed a guy if you were going to be an asshole about it.” The post John Mulaney on Drag Queens appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • Proposed Official Men’s Volleyball Uniform – Equality in Sport
    The post Proposed Official Men’s Volleyball Uniform – Equality in Sport appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • If Laurel Hubbard was actually a woman…
    The post If Laurel Hubbard was actually a woman… appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... 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

  • Our staff
    The Fawcett team is based in Vauxhall, south London, and is supported by a team of volunteers and temporary staff. If you are a journalist or have an urgent media inquiry, please contact Fresh Communication on 0117 369 0025, 07769 66 66 27 or 07876 378 733. You can also email press.office@fawcettsociety.org.uk. Felicia Willow, Interim Chief Executive... Read more »
  • Equal Pay
    Banner image: Kay Collins (right) with Fawcett CEO Sam Smethers Our Equal Pay Bill 50 years on from the Equal Pay Act in 1970, we're proposing a Bill to modernise the law. The time for change is now. On 20 October the Equal Pay Implementation and Claims (EPIC) Bill will... Read more »
  • Join our movement for women's rights
    Becoming a Fawcett member means standing in solidarity with the feminist community, in the knowledge that your support makes a difference to women and girls everywhere. For as little as the price of a cup of coffee a week, you can be part of our growing movement for gender equality... 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 »
  • New data shows we won't see gender equality in local councils until 2077
    We won’t see gender equality in local councils until 2077 – new data shows Only 35% of councillors across England are women - despite May’s bumper election Data released today by leading gender equality campaigning charity, the Fawcett Society, shows that just 34% of the 4,980 councillors elected in May... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • Why is rape so difficult to prosecute?
    Following the recent release of the UK government’s review into prosecuting rape, Bethany Barrett explores why victims are still constantly failed by the system The post Why is rape so difficult to prosecute? 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 »
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021: part 2
    Laurie Cummins reviews more of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, spoken word and dance, physical theatre and circus The post Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021: part 2 appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Annette: surrealism does not extend to gender roles
    Ellen Thomas questions why abusive men continue to occupy the spotlight The post Annette: surrealism does not extend to gender roles appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • What Motherland gets wrong about breast cancer and why it matters
    Alexandra Cocksworth draws from her life experience to discuss media representation of breast cancer The post What Motherland gets wrong about breast cancer and why it matters appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • Why is rape so difficult to prosecute?
    Following the recent release of the UK government’s review into prosecuting rape, Bethany Barrett explores why victims are still constantly failed by the system The post Why is rape so difficult to prosecute? 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 »
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021: part 2
    Laurie Cummins reviews more of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe covering theatre, spoken word and dance, physical theatre and circus The post Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021: part 2 appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Annette: surrealism does not extend to gender roles
    Ellen Thomas questions why abusive men continue to occupy the spotlight The post Annette: surrealism does not extend to gender roles appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • What Motherland gets wrong about breast cancer and why it matters
    Alexandra Cocksworth draws from her life experience to discuss media representation of breast cancer The post What Motherland gets wrong about breast cancer and why it matters appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls - Medium

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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    Brown Girl Magazine

  • Book Review: ‘Startup Wife’ by Tahmima Anam
    6 min read The title "Startup Wife" and everything the book stands for makes me smile (giddily might I add). Poetically written, in an unchronological fashion at times, Tahmima Anam has successfully introduced a new class of books; A world where the South Asian, female protagonist is not plagued by... Read more »
  • Book Review: Thrills, Chills, Ghosts, and Murder in “My Sweet Girl” by Amanda Jayatissa
    3 min read Amanda Jayatissa’s debut thriller “My Sweet Girl” is the book I’ve been waiting for. Not only does it contain untranslated Sinhalese words and phrases, references to niche-Sri Lankan experiences and places, but it features one of my favourite ghosts, Mohini. The post Book Review: Thrills, Chills, Ghosts,... Read more »
  • Book Review: “It All Comes Back to You” by Farah Naz Rishi
    3 min read The feeling of reading a rom-com (a literary and film genre typically dominated by white characters and euro-centric standards of beauty) that spotlights an American Muslim girl who is figuring out love, friendship, and family is so special and significant as a brown girl myself. The post... Read more »
  • Op-Ed: Gaiutra Bahadur’s ‘Coolie Woman’ & the Gender Inequality Still Prevalent in the Indo Caribbean Community Today
    3 min read In Indo-Caribbean culture, for instance, the act of “giving licks” (beatings) is a form of discipline that is normalized. Much of this discussion occurs in the context of “punishment.” Traditionally, there are still people who believe that men are allowed to “beat” their wives or sisters as... Read more »
  • Blast From the Past: Y2K Fashion Trends are the Mainstay of 2021
    3 min read Some say that what makes the time right for a tech-inspired Y2K fashion comeback is the spike in our dependence on technology during these times of unprecedented change. Whereas others believe that 2020, and the challenges it brought with it, have left us craving the comfort of... 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

  • mp3When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemon Aid
    How one entrepreneur closed her doors and opened another. The post When Life Hands You Lemons, Make Lemon Aid appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • When the Obstacle Becomes the Way
    New to Canada but not new to business, Hermine Mbondo turned her obstacles into opportunities. The post When the Obstacle Becomes the Way appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Prospects for a She-covery?
    It’s no surprise the election debates were more squabbling than substance. Here are a few thoughts on where I stand on the most important issues for women. The post Prospects for a She-covery? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Rabble Roundup: The Election Edition
    Our top Rabble picks for September/October 2021. The post Rabble Roundup: The Election Edition appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Reimagining Our Financial Future
    An accidental banker is providing financial literacy training for women entrepreneurs one conversation at a time. The post Reimagining Our Financial Future appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • R29’s Shopping Team Tries On The Everlane ’90s Cheeky Jean
    Our love for the classic look of vintage jeans is often thwarted by how difficult it can be to actually find a good pair. From dealing with decades-old sizing to extreme wear-and-tear or potentially steep price tags, the whole retro-denim hunt is an ordeal — one that’s even further complicated... Read more »
  • The Best Ergonomic Office Chairs That Aren’t Total Eyesores
    If you didn't know the meaning of the word ergonomic before 2020, you most likely know by now. After spending a year plus stuck at home crunched over laptops, office workers are more aware than ever of the importance of good alignment and a pain-free seat. Investing in new work... Read more »
  • Entireworld’s Entire Site Is 50% Off Right Now (We’re Not Kidding)
    Welcome in the chilly fall weather with sweats, coats, cotton underwear and more from Entireworld. The label's colorful loungewear became iconic in the realm of quarantine attire — and, for anyone who's late to the party, we’ve got good news: you can now score 50% off Entireworld's entire stock using... Read more »
  • The 8 Best Coffee Grinders According To Reviewers With Perfectly Ground Beans
    To grind or not to grind? That is the question...in the world of stay-at-home coffee brewing. Pre-ground coffee makes for a quick and easy morning cup, but whole bean fanatics stand by the fresh full-bodied flavor of GIY (grind it yourself) blends. If you're dipping your toes into the world... Read more »
  • Coats, Sweaters & More Fall Gems Are Up To 70% Off At Nordstrom Rack
    The beauty of Nordstrom Rack can also be one of its greatest pitfalls — 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 pit of... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • Thousands of Voices Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi Abortion Ban and Protect the Right to Abortion
    Citing decades of precedent and the harm of abortion bans, people impacted by bans and experts in law, reproductive justice, medicine, and human rights submit “friend-of-the court” briefs supporting the Center’s case. The post Thousands of Voices Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi Abortion Ban and Protect the... Read more »
  • U.S. Solicitor General Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
    Amicus is the United States Solicitor General. The brief explains that Casey reaffirmed Roe’s central holding that a State may not prohibit abortion before viability. Roe and Casey were and remain correct and the Court should reject Mississippi’s attempt to upset the careful balance of the viability rule. Amicus argues... Read more »
  • State Legislators Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
    Amici are 896 state legislators throughout the United States. The brief argues that the Mississippi ban is impermissible under the Court’s established jurisprudence. This ban would upend the already-precarious patchwork of abortion care nationwide and jeopardize access in states that protect abortion rights. Amici argue that failure by the Court... Read more »
  • State Attorneys General Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
    Amici are 22 states, the District of Columbia, and the Attorney General of North Carolina. The brief argues that Mississippi’s ban on pre-viability abortions is unconstitutional and that there is no basis for the Court to overturn its well-settled precedent. Amici States argue that the constitutional rule that States may... Read more »
  • Former Judges, Department of Justice Officials, and Current and Former Law Enforcement Amicus Brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health
    Amici are current and former prosecutors and law enforcement officials, and former state attorneys general, federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, and U.S. Department of Justice officials. Amici argue that upholding Mississippi’s ban would eviscerate the constitutional right to abortion and open the door to the criminalization of healthcare providers and people... Read more »
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    Jezebel

  • Susan Collins Signals Another Vote Against Abortion Rights While Claiming to Support Them
    Republican Senator Susan Collins has long fancied herself a proponent of reproductive rights while doing absolutely nothing to illustrate that sentiment. And now, according to an LA Times interview, Collins is once again allowing an opportunity to do something, literally anything, in favor of abortion access pass her…Read more...... Read more »
  • Have You Considered Soap?
    There has been much ado about bathing lately, and while what I’m about to admit might be an unpopular opinion, I simply can’t help myself. I love to bathe. I love the ceremony of drawing a bath and filling it with salts, oils, bubbles, and anything else I can get... Read more »
  • Jennifer Hough, Nicki Minaj's Husband's Accuser, Describes Rape and Harassment on The Real
    In her first time speaking out on camera, the woman who filed a lawsuit against Nicki Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty detailed her bombshell allegations of being raped by Petty in 1994 and their subsequent intimidation and harassment of her on Wednesday’s episode of The Real. Jennifer Hough appeared on... Read more »
  • Wow, Not Many Americans Want to See Roe v. Wade Overturned
    The Supreme Court will take up an abortion rights case on December 1 that would give them an opportunity to directly overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that protects the right to abortion until viability. But doing so would be quite unpopular with Americans. According to the results... Read more »
  • Uma Thurman Shares Her Personal Abortion Story in Solidarity With Texans
    Like the rest of America, Uma Thurman has been keeping a watchful eye on the legislative nightmare that is Texas’ six-week ban on abortion. The actress and mother of three was so disheartened by what’s been happening with reproductive rights that she wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post and... Read more »