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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • Pat Murphy’s story “Motherhood”
    well worth the read and at lightspeed <www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/motherhood> The post Pat Murphy’s story “Motherhood” appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • Theresa Searcaigh – great point about banning abortion
    The post Theresa Searcaigh – great point about banning abortion appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • Some great lines from Luke McKinney
    Luke McKinney’s “The 8 Stupidest Defenses Against Accusations of Sexism” is worth the read, but a few lines stand out: “Of course, most of us don’t need special tactics to get laid. It turns out “not being an asshole” and “meeting other people” both work pretty well.” “Being a straight... Read more »
  • great line from David Brin’s Earth
    David Brin, Earth “Honestly … I just couldn’t be interested in a man so egotistical he insists, in a world of ten billion people, that his genes are desperately needed.”  (p120) (and so much else … a novel worth reading, for sure.) The post great line from David Brin’s Earth... Read more »
  • The Evil of Touchpads: Menus
    I recently rented a cottage on the Bruce Peninsula and found myself infuriated by the tiny device to control the smart tv: to search for a specific movie in Netflix, you had to swipe across and across and across, back and forth, to move the cursor along the alphabet arranged... Read more »
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    Another angry woman

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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    The Fawcett Society

  • 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 »
  • Fawcett Milton Keynes
    Milton Keynes Fawcett is one of our most active groups and meets regularly. With a number of upcoming events and great connections with other organisations, the Milton Keynes group is invaluable to Fawcett’s work. The group played a crucial part in gathering evidence for our report on women in local government... Read more »
  • Work with us
    Opportunities  We're hiring! We are recruiting two very exciting roles at Fawcett, we offer a flexible working environment with a friendly, supportive team and the chance to be part of a movement full of amazing feminists, fighting for gender equality.  Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy  We're grateful it's been... Read more »
  • Exclusive Fawcett Conference membership offer: Join today!
    Join us for our annual conference on Saturday 19th November, at King's House, London, as we chart our feminist recovery, to explore how we can rest, revive and resist. We'll look at how we can create a new economy that works for women, to building a feminist Government and ensuring that... Read more »
  • Fawcett Conference 2022: Our Feminist Recovery
    Our Feminist Recovery: Resting, Reviving, Resisting  We are delighted to invite you to our annual conference and AGM taking place at King's House in London on Saturday 19th November.  Join us for our annual conference as we chart our feminist recovery, to explore how we can rest, revive and resist.... 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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    Brown Girl Magazine

  • The Power of Strong Over Skinny: In Conversation with Commonwealth Powerlifting Champion Karenjeet Kaur Bains 
    8 min read British South Asian Karenjeet Kaur Bains creates history by becoming the first British Sikh female Commonwealth Powerlifting Champion. The post The Power of Strong Over Skinny: In Conversation with Commonwealth Powerlifting Champion Karenjeet Kaur Bains  appeared first on Brown Girl Magazine.... Read more »
  • Yearning for Home Even When You’re Happy Where you Are
    2 min read Picture by sabza via Shutterstock.com What is home for an immigrant? You are always torn between two lands, two cultures, two identities. You’re too white for your brown friends if you adapt to the ways of the new land. And you’re too brown for your new friends... Read more »
  • The Culture Series Part 2: Exploring the Indo Jamaican Identity 
    4 min read “I come from Dahl and the jingle jangle of bangles, I come from coco and stew peas, there are pieces of me in two different nations and I will never fit your expectations” – Melissa Dean  Dawning on the coast of Old Harbor Bay, Jamaica was the SS Blundell... Read more »
  • Mo Amer Talks Palestinian, Muslim & Immigrant Representation in Netflix’s ‘Mo’
    8 min read As a Palestinian American whose family emigrated from Kuwait as refugees when he was a child, comedian Mohammed “Mo” Amer has brought a unique perspective as an immigrant and Muslim to his stand-up routines. Now in his semi-autobiographical Netflix series “Mo,” Amer tells the tale of Mo... Read more »
  • Op-Ed: Monarch vs. Matriarch, the Death of Queen Elizabeth II Leaves British South Asians Divided on her 70-Year Reign
    16 min read The death of Queen Elizabeth II, U.K.'s longest reigning monarch, continues to divide opinions amongst British South Asians on her legacy. The post Op-Ed: Monarch vs. Matriarch, the Death of Queen Elizabeth II Leaves British South Asians Divided on her 70-Year Reign appeared first on Brown Girl... 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

  • Opening the Door for Men?
    Male inclusive gender equality groups are growing in number. Should feminism be worried? The post Opening the Door for Men? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoBig Business is Killing the Fourth Estate
    The Lisa LaFlamme story unleashed a wave of feminist rage--and renewed concerns about media and its masters. If profit motives are the problem, what 's the solution? The post Big Business is Killing the Fourth Estate appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • Breaking Up With Patriarchy in Film and TV
    The Lisa LaFlamme story showed us patriarchy is still erecting barricades for women. Is going indie the answer? The post Breaking Up With Patriarchy in Film and TV appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • SECONDHAND CULTURE – HOW CANOPY KIDS HELPS PARENTS BEAT INFLATION
    Thrifting does more than keep you in style and save you money--it also builds community. The post SECONDHAND CULTURE – HOW CANOPY KIDS HELPS PARENTS BEAT INFLATION appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • BCE has five women on its board; will that help Lisa LaFlamme?
    Trickle-down economics created more inequality--not less. Will representation feminism yield the same? The post BCE has five women on its board; will that help Lisa LaFlamme? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • 30 Cute Slippers We’re Wearing Right Now
    If you’re looking for something with a little more oomph than a sock but don’t have any plans to hit the pavement in a pair of heels or chunky loafers anytime soon, you’ve come to the right place. There’s no time like the present to practice self-care, so why not... Read more »
  • True Story: I’m 35 & Finally (Maybe) Trading Single-Use Pads For These Sustainable Ones
    It’s true: I’m a few weeks shy of my 35th birthday and still use single-use menstrual pads. I don’t know if it was the trauma of that first shove of a dry tampon without an applicator at age thirteen or my narrow-set hips, but pads have always been my go-to... Read more »
  • Scarlett Johansson On Her Finger Tattoo & ‘Vintage’ Nail Polish
    When I met Scarlett Johansson at The Outset HQ in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, she exuded cool boss vibes, power-walking from a conference room to a rustic leather couch in the entryway. She sported a freshly-chopped haircut styled with a subtle wave, which she tells me is a byproduct of wearing... Read more »
  • What’s ‘Laminated Skin’?
    It’s hard to keep up with the wealth of creative beauty trends each time Fashion Week comes around. Though they’re all incredibly Instagram-worthy, lots of them can seem a little too adventurous for everyday wear. Take gold-leaf bronzer, for example, totally mesmerizing but likely not a look you’d consider while... Read more »
  • VideoWhat To Wear On Game Day To Rep Your Team
    I'll be honest: Even though now I love watching sports (both live and from the comfort of my couch), I truly could not have cared less for the first 25 years of my life. But now that I've lived in a few cities (Citi Field has the best food of... Read more »
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    Jezebel

  • Did Justin Bieber Two-Time Hailey and Selena? We Might Finally Find Out
    In 2022, we are still, somehow, talking about Jelena (the popular name for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s very dead romance.) On Monday, Call Her Daddy dropped an eyebrow-raising teaser clip of Alex Cooper’s upcoming interview with Hailey Bieber, which will be released Wednesday.Read more...... Read more »
  • Pennsylvania's GOP Nominee for Governor Said Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Charged With Murder
    Doug Mastriano—Pennsylvania state Senator, election denier, Christian Nationalist, and Trump-endorsed Republican nominee for governor of the state—really hates abortion. In 2019, he was a lead sponsor of a ban on abortions after about six weeks, misleadingly called a “heartbeat bill.” The bill didn’t get a vote, but…Read more...... Read more »
  • American Woman Airlifted Out of Malta for Life-Saving Abortion Is Suing the Country
    An American woman who experienced life-threatening pregnancy complications and was denied an abortion in Malta is now suing the country, challenging its total abortion ban by arguing it’s a breach of human rights. The woman, Andrea Prudente, and her partner, Jay Weeldreyer, were on vacation in the country in June... Read more »
  • Wife Guy Ned Fulmer Ousted From 'Try Guys' After Cheating Allegations Broke the Internet
    UPDATE: The Try Guys released an official statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming that Ned Fulmer is “no longer working with The Try Guys,” shortly after cheating allegations against him went viral. The statement continues, “As a result of a thorough internal review, we do not see a path forward together.... Read more »
  • Drew Barrymore and Jennette McCurdy Bond Over Their Traumatic Childhoods
    Less than two minutes into their interview, Drew Barrymore asks her guest, Jennette McCurdy, whose appearance is presumably part of her book tour, an extremely personal question: “Does someone have to die in order to be able for us to tell our truth?” Barrymore then immediately follows up with an... Read more »