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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • All those famous paintings …
    guest post by Jass Richards So when I was in the Louvre, a long time ago, looking at all those famous paintings, I was struck by how few of the women were able to keep their clothes on.  From peasants to goddesses, every one of them was sporting not just... Read more »
  • On Advertising
    Advertising has gained such phenomenal power, it’s now allowed pretty much everywhere.  And because it’s allowed pretty much everywhere, it has gained phenomenal power. In fact, it has almost single-handedly destroyed the concept of public space because of its invasion of said public space with constant and loudly-proclaimed messages intended... Read more »
  • What I learned about men by posting a ‘For Sale’ ad on Kijiji
    The ad said $100.*  Men offered $70, $80, $90.  Every woman who replied to the ad accepted the stated price. The ad indicated my location, implying pick-up.  Men asked whether I’d deliver it (all or part of the way) or simply said my location was too far away.  The closest... Read more »
  • One way to deal with it (sexism) (in science this time)
    “When I go to a venture-capital group of only men,” Nacy said, “I do most of the speaking, and my chief business officer and I watch faces. If they’re incredulous about something I’ve said, he’ll repeat the same thing—and then it’ll be just fine.” Read the whole article here. The... Read more »
  • Trying to figure out people’s actions or thinking — banned on Reddit? WTF.
    So in addition to all the radfem censorship on reddit … I posted the following on the AskMen subreddit: Why do men rape? That’s my question. Seriously. Why do men rape? I just wrote a novel answering that question, Impact, but I’d like to hear from men. (And perhaps should’ve... Read more »
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    Another angry woman

  • 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 It reminds me a lot of the time I got food poisoning off an out-of-date salad, except at least that cleared up fairly quickly.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 »
  • Tactical voting: how to do it manually because all the media advice is solid crap
    Hello. I’m going to go ahead and assume you’re reading this because you want to get rid of the Tories. If that’s not true, please go back to your usual hobbies of playing polo, torturing animals and masturbating over the children you’ve killed. For the rest of you, I know... Read more »
  • Theresa May will be remembered as incompetent and pitied. She was ruthlessly, competently evil.
    Theresa May is gone soon. Ding fucking dong. Already, the swelling strings political obituaries are coming out. A Prime Minister who was given a difficult job and did it badly, but she cried so poor thing. I chose the picture above because it sums up what she truly was. She... Read more »
  • Are we inadvertently feeding the anti-abortion monster?
    Content note: this post discusses abortion, forced pregnancy and rape As the USA slides ever-closer into fascism, states are functionally outlawing abortion. There’s resistance, thank goodness, it’s not passing by unremarked. But as with every time abortion bans rear their ugly head, many of us find ourselves falling into a... Read more »
  • BBC Woman’s Hour: shitty journalism and transphobic bias – a backed up thread
    A backed up Twitter thread, because I regularly delete my tweets (here’s why, and why you should, too). What a fuckin surprise. Shame on @BBCWomansHour; this shows their bias as clear as day. Crowsa Luxemburg@quendergeer Replying to @stavvers Weirdly, @BBCWomansHour has decided to go with this story, which misgenders a woman... Read more »
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    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 »
  • How to take part in online events
    This year a lot of our events are happening online. So we wanted to make sure you had all the answers to any technical questions.  Here's our lowdown of how to join us on zoom.  Joining Zoom: If this is your first time using Zoom, we’d recommend downloading the Zoom... Read more »
  • Fawcett Society and Women for Refugee Women Christmas Appeal
    This year Fawcett will be sharing the money we raise through our Christmas appeal with Women for Refugee Women.  We stand at a Coronavirus Crossroads on women's rights and gender equality. Our #Makewomenvisible campaign has shown how the coronavirus pandemic has hit women hard. It has been especially difficult for refugee and asylum-seeking women. The team... Read more »
  • #MakeWomenVisible Conference 2020
    You are warmly invited to join our annual conference and (for members) our AGM. This year's event, on the theme of Make Women Visible, will focus on the impact Coronavirus has had on women and Fawcett's work on this.  Throughout the pandemic, Fawcett has been working hard to make the... Read more »
  • Work with us
    Opportunities There are currently no opportunities available. Please do check this page regularly where we post all job opportunities. We used a competence-based approach when interviewing. Click here for some guidance. We use positive action under section 159 of the Equality Act in relation to disability or race. This means... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • What does gender-based violence look like?
    16 Days 16 Films 2020 tackles the issue of gender-based violence with poignancy but without trauma The post What does gender-based violence look like? appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • “The future of music lies with trans and non-binary people”
    Sojourner McKenzie sits down with music historian and journalist Lucy O’Brien to talk about the 25th Anniversary edition of her book She Bop and the future of music The post “The future of music lies with trans and non-binary people” appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • “We didn’t do anything wrong. For me it was a massive turning point to realise that”
    Lissy Lovett interviews artist Viv Gordon about her new work exploring life as a survivor of child sexual abuse The post “We didn’t do anything wrong. For me it was a massive turning point to realise that” appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Shooting an arrow of strength in grief
    Jordan Lynch explores the piercing physicality of Sumita Chakraborty's debut poetry collection The post Shooting an arrow of strength in grief appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Throwback Thursday: The Watermelon Woman
    A new monthly thread looks back at classic films through a modern lens The post Throwback Thursday: The Watermelon Woman appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
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    Amy Poehler's Smart Girls - Medium

  • 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 »
  • Clothing Entrepreneur Empowers Girls Interest in STEM
    SMARTY GIRL leggings tackle gender stereotypes to encourage girls interest in STEM.By Sasha SaganFrom an idea that struck her like a bolt of lightning while clothing shopping for her young daughter, entrepreneur, feminist and mom Emilee Palomino created a line of leggings that celebrate STEM. Smarty Girl pants come in colorful, feminine... Read more »
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    MsAfropolitan

  • VideoMy message about feminism and the environment at the UNDP’s Nature for Life Hub
    It was truly an honour to be invited to share a 90-second pre-recorded message at UNDP’s Nature for Life Hub this week. I chose to speak, of course, about why feminism is essential for protecting the environment. Sharing from the press release: “On the role of women, Minna Salami, Afropolitan Blog,... Read more »
  • mp3Sensuous Knowledge featured on Al Jazeera
    Earlier this month I spoke with Malika Bilal, host of Al Jazeera’s podcast The Take, about the journeys that led to my writing Sensuous Knowledge. I hope it gives you a feeling of the book. Below is the feature as published on Al Jazeera. Why Minna Salami says Black feminist... Read more »
  • Sensuous Knowledge Masterclass with Africa Writes X Arvon At Home
    I’m looking forward to teaching a nonfiction masterclass at Arvon At Home in collaboration with AfricaWrites. We’ll be applying a rounded and imaginative approach to the journey. Please see below for more information via Africa Writes. Book your seat via Arvon At Home. I hope to see some of you... Read more »
  • Sensuous Knowledge references and recommended reading
    “The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” So said the poet Allen Ginsberg, and he was right. In addition to poetry, our awareness of the world is expanded by the arts (music, visual art, sculpting etc.) which... Read more »
  • Exousiance – a series of essays on love and power
    I’m producing a series of essays on love and power for Emerge, a platform highlighting ways of thinking that are sowing the seeds of a new civilisation. The series are centred around Exousiance, a concept I coined in Sensuous Knowledge with the purpose to reimagine power. Exousiance interweaves the nonhuman... Read more »
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    Brown Girl Magazine

  • Jia Wertz Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform With her Documentary ‘Conviction’
    4 min read 'Conviction’ highlights the shortcomings of the American justice system and is a testament to the human spirit. In a country where it is estimated that 2-5 percent of people incarcerated are wrongfully imprisoned. This is a major issue inner country and the film does a great job... Read more »
  • Advertisea
    < 1 min read The post Advertisea appeared first on Brown Girl Magazine.... Read more »
  • Edible Diwali Gifts: An Easy-to-Make Pistachio Rose Chocolate Bark this Festive Season
    2 min read This holiday season, instead of the same old desserts, why not surprise your loved ones with some homemade chocolate bark that tastes just a good as it looks? The post Edible Diwali Gifts: An Easy-to-Make Pistachio Rose Chocolate Bark this Festive Season appeared first on Brown Girl... Read more »
  • What we can Expect from the Biden Administration in its First 100 Days
    5 min read Biden’s transition team recently unveiled its top five priority areas on its official transition website: COVID-19, economic recovery, climate change, racial equity, and immigration, and we expect to see progress on these in the first 100 days of Biden's presidency. The post What we can Expect from... Read more »
  • Lessons From Her White Sofa: Diwali, My Guyanese Grandmother, and the Modern Woman
    4 min read By Guest Author Priya Deonarine Amidst a rural Connecticut town in the height of autumn splendor, ancient Hindu traditions are quietly celebrated at home. Nearly 3,000 miles south, fireworks envelop Guyana’s warm sky. Clay lamps and colorful decorations line every corner. Family and friends visit temples, attend... Read more »
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    Adios Barbie

  • 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 »
  • The Unique Impact of Coronavirus on Those With Substance Abuse Disorders
    By Jori Hamilton Addiction is a rough beast, but it’s even meaner when you’re trying to survive a pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has upended virtually every aspect of our normal… The post The Unique Impact of Coronavirus on Those With Substance Abuse Disorders appeared first on Adios Barbie.... Read more »
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    LiisBeth

  • A Feminist Entrepreneur’s To Do List
    How to build a relevant enterprise that dismantles systems and advances the birth of a better world--versus obstructing it. The post A Feminist Entrepreneur’s To Do List appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Measured Hope, Calculated Optimism
    What the Biden-Harris win means for Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Colour in Canada The post Measured Hope, Calculated Optimism appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoRabble Roundup: 11.24.20
    Our favourite feminist Rabble content this month. The post Rabble Roundup: 11.24.20 appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoThe Complexities of Kinship, Feminism, and Marriage
    Seven is an important book. It deals with a traditional, yet very contemporary topic : Female Genital Mutilation The post The Complexities of Kinship, Feminism, and Marriage appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Goodbye Trump. Now what?
    The good, the bad, and the ugly of the road ahead. The post Goodbye Trump. Now what? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Autostraddle

  • Pop Culture Fix: And Now There’s Gay Icon/Homophobic Rudolph Discourse
    Pop! cancels One Day at a Time, Isabella Gomez already has a new show lined up, Carrie Brownstein is writing and directing a Heart biopic, the gayest yuletide, and you thought only lesbians could talk a holiday movie into the ground! The post Pop Culture Fix: And Now There’s Gay... Read more »
  • Come Vibe With Me: Remember Me
    Come vibe and think back to a sweet memory that centers you. Also, "A Goofy Movie" nostalgia, Black girls surfing, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex asks us — "Are You Ok?" The post Come Vibe With Me: Remember Me appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is A Soft Launch
    Your new favorite sex toy, how to fist a turkey, what it means to "soft launch" a relationship, when your cat won't leave you alone during sex and more. The post NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is A Soft Launch appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Reine #15: Co-workers
    When you're working from home on EXPERT MODE, you have lots of time to chat with your co-workers. The post Reine #15: Co-workers appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • “Happiest Season” Roundtable: Yikes, Harper! Wooowwww, Aubrey Plaza!
    "In conclusion, Aubrey Plaza is a precious gem and I would die for her." The post “Happiest Season” Roundtable: Yikes, Harper! Wooowwww, Aubrey Plaza! appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • $50 Off The Always Pan & More Cyber Monday Home Deals To Score
    As we continue to spend even more time working-from-couch over the upcoming season, we're ready to feast on major home markdowns from big-ticket furniture to appliances and beyond. For like-minded shoppers who are keen to take advantage of everything from significantly discounted couches to premium bedding or shiny new kitchen... Read more »
  • Face Masks Are On Sale For Cyber Week, So Time To Stock Up
    There's nothing like the satisfaction of snagging a big-ticket item at a discount, but sales are also a great time to get a deal on the stuff you're already buying — and if there's one product that defines the spending habits of 2020, it's face masks.It didn't quite happen overnight,... Read more »
  • Affordable (But Cool) Home Gifts You Can Buy On Amazon
    While you’re probably hip to how great Amazon is for purchasing inexpensive electronics and other everyday essentials, we’re not so sure you knew how awesome the website’s giftable home selection could be. Believe it or not, the site we all know and love for its cheap, well, just about everything... Read more »
  • Your Horoscope This Week
    We’re encouraged to be as flexible as possible on Sunday, when the ego-ruling Sun forms a quincunx with change-loving Uranus. Quincunx or inconjunct transits make our lives just a teensy bit more complicated, but it isn’t anything that we can’t sort out with a little work. We'll be able to... Read more »
  • Nordstrom’s Black Friday Sale Is Still On — & Here Are 35 Can’t-Miss Items
    Black Friday used to be a one-day-only event that led thousands to line up outside department stores in the middle of the night. These days, there’s no reason to wait in lines or stay up late on Thanksgiving just to shop. The best deals arrive up to a week early... Read more »
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    Center for Reproductive Rights

  • We’re Not Going Back
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  • Supreme Court Revisits Abortion With Louisiana Case
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  • A Supreme Court Abortion Case That Tests the Court Itself
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  • Abortion in America – Louisiana: “These laws have literally nothing to do with safety”
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  • Louisiana could become the first state without abortion access as soon as next year
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