Noam Chomsky

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    Women's Liberation Front

  • Tell HUD: protect women’s single-sex shelters!
    U.S. residents have until this coming Tuesday, September 22, to tell the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it should allow shelter providers to have women-only services again. In 2017, Hands Across the Aisle, Women’s Liberation Front, Concerned Parents and Educators, and Family Policy Alliance submitted a... Read more »
  • WoLF Releases Groundbreaking Poll Results: Gender Identity Policies Flop with CA and ID Voters
    A recent poll conducted by Spry Strategies in conjunction with the Women’s Liberation Front gauged voter insights on gender identity policies in Idaho and California, two states that have recently passed hotly debated bills on these topics and represent polar opposites of partisan discourse. While radical feminists and conservative Christians... Read more »
  • Women Speak: Should men be allowed in women’s prisons?
    Women’s Liberation Front hosted this discussion about an urgent issue: policies and practices allowing male prisoners to be housed in women’s correctional facilities, based on their claimed “gender identity” or “transgender status.” At the time of this recording, the California legislature is poised to vote on SB 132, a bill... Read more »
  • VideoFeminism isn’t about popularity or kindness, Rebecca Solnit
    Across the mainstream political spectrum, people are growing bolder in questioning the popular narrative that “transgender women are women.”   This last Saturday, California-based feminist Joey Brite produced an all-day online conference in which feminists and allies gathered to discuss how gender activism is harming women and girls. Presenters included: >>... Read more »
  • VideoGender identity: The adverse possession of women’s rights – and the truth.
    There is a surprising mechanism in English and U.S. law called adverse possession, wherein someone with a valid deed of ownership can lose her rights, if another person takes possession of the property in a way that is visible and notorious, and the rightful owner lets too much time pass... Read more »
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    Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!

  • Rereading Refusing to be a Man: essays on sex and justice, John Stoltenberg
    Read this years ago, but thought I’d read it again as I hadn’t been able to afford to actually buy it back then … Talking about how men typically behave, he says they “[disregard] completely the reality of anyone who is not fawning and flattering and full of awe for... Read more »
  • “…no doubt it would be declared illegal…”
    – “… no doubt it would be declared illegal, like everything else women wanted to do without men.”  Our History in New York, Linsey Abrams The post “…no doubt it would be declared illegal…” appeared first on Hell Yeah, I'm a Feminist!.... Read more »
  • Women’s Work, Kari Aguila
    An interesting novel, worth the read! “Think about how different our world is going to be when this generation of boys grows up, having been allowed to grow into whole, good, decent men. Nobody is going to tell them that they have to go through life being some stupid caricature... Read more »
  • Thank you, Diana E. H. Russell
    The Politics of Rape was one of the first (of a great many) works about rape that I read. See what else she wrote at http://radicalprofeminist.blogspot.com/2020/08/diana-e-h-russell-6-november-1938-28.html (And thanks, Julian, not only for that list but for your comments about the NYT obituary. Sigh.) The post Thank you, Diana E. H.... Read more »
  • I keep forgetting that …
    So I just received a rejection letter for a story I’d submitted to the SciPhi Journal in which the editor reprimanded me, saying that “all pieces of writing for SPJ must have at least a grain of plausibility.” When I pointed out that I’d referenced Elliot Rodger and Alex Minassian... 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

  • 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 community organising and leadership. This programme includes sessions on getting into politics specifically for women who are Black, Asian or part... Read more »
  • Help for individuals
    If you are worried about yourself or a loved one below are a list of resources and helplines you may find useful. We do our best to make sure this information is kept up-to-date and correct. However, The Fawcett Society does not run any of these services and therefore cannot... Read more »
  • In conversation with Helen Lewis (captioned)
    Take a break from the current news cycle to join a lunchtime conversation on Wednesday 23rd September with author and journalist Helen Lewis, about why difficult women make history.  Helen Lewis will join Fawcett Society Chief Executive, Sam Smethers, to discuss her book Difficult Women: A history of feminism in... Read more »
  • Businesses, parents, nurseries call for investment to stem Covid childcare crisis
    A broad group of organisations representing businesses, parents, children, childcare providers, and workers united to renew pressure on the Treasury to take action to prevent nurseries and childminders from closing up shop due to Coronavirus. The group have put out a joint statement which calls for a bailout to stem... Read more »
  • Fawcett comments on Government response to Gender Recognition Act consultation
    Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers responds to today's (22nd September 2020) response by the Government to the Gender Recognition Act consultation.  “The Government's moves to reduce the cost and complexity of the transition process are a welcome step forward. But today’s announcement will leave many trans people feeling short-changed. This... Read more »
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    The F-Word

  • 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 »
  • The F-Word stage blog: September 2020
    The F-Word’s round-up of what’s happening in the world of comedy and theatre this month The post The F-Word stage blog: September 2020 appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Make Up: sexuality, monsters and caravans
    Olivia Neilson is struck by the powerful queer allegory of Oakley’s feature debut The post Make Up: sexuality, monsters and caravans appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • Exposing London’s rotten interior
    Jessica White investigates the chilling deconstruction of capitalism and class in Naomi Booth's latest novel, Exit Management The post Exposing London’s rotten interior appeared first on The F-Word.... Read more »
  • September fiction round-up
    The editors of The F-Word’s fiction section select their pick of best new titles for September The post September fiction round-up 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

  • 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 »
  • Reflections of desire in lockdown
    A friend called me the other day overstrung. She was worried because I’m alone in lockdown. I’m concerned and acclimatising to the new normal but I’m otherwise well, I assured her. It had not occurred to me that being alone during the lockdown was a worry in itself. Aloneness is... Read more »
  • Sensuous Knowledge audiobook narrated by Robin Miles
    I’m thrilled to share that actor Robin Miles is the narrator of Sensuous Knowledge. Robin is a multiple-award-winning, grammy finalist whose impressive list of book performances include N.K. Jemisin’s “Broken Earth” trilogy, Aminatta Forna’s “Happiness”, Chimamanda Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”, several bell hooks books, Maaza Mengiste’s “The Shadow... Read more »
  • New questions for the world, old pleas for black feminism
    A poem by the Somali-British poet, Warsan Shire, goes, “later that nighti held an atlas in my lapran my fingers across the whole worldand whisperedwhere does it hurt?it answeredeverywhereeverywhereeverywhere.” Her words piercingly describe the events of the past few weeks and months. The world hurts everywhere – every region, every... Read more »
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    Brown Girl Magazine

  • British Asian Music Artist Hana Irene Fuses Bollywood and TikTok Favourites to Create her Lockdown EP
    5 min read London-based Music Artist Hana Irene used lockdown to create her latest EP, released for summer 2020, which is influenced by Bollywood, indie and TikTok music favourites. The post British Asian Music Artist Hana Irene Fuses Bollywood and TikTok Favourites to Create her Lockdown EP appeared first on... Read more »
  • Navigating White Yoga in a Brown Girl Body and Reclaiming my Space
    4 min read Change will not happen in one class or through one conversation. We will need to commit to taking action on and off the mat. From our clothing brands, to yoga mat and accessory manufacturers, to the studios we frequent, we will need to examine the ways in... Read more »
  • On Domestic Violence: Model Minority, Private Pain
    7 min read Without economic autonomy, domestic violence survivors cannot care for themselves or their children. Nor can they afford appropriate legal services and counseling. The post On Domestic Violence: Model Minority, Private Pain appeared first on Brown Girl Magazine.... Read more »
  • My Journey of Unlearning Internalized Colorism
    4 min read Internalized colorism functioned for me in a way that I not only hated my skin tone but when I grew to accept it, I quickly wanted to wriggle myself off the label of being called kali. So, I started to reclaim my brown skin tone —the wrong... Read more »
  • Editor’s Picks: 4 Wholesome Reads to Cozy up With This Autumn
    2 min read Guided by the sweet aroma of a pumpkin-spiced chai latte, put on those favourite pair of wooly socks and maybe even that soft, long-sleeved cashmere sweater you’ve been keeping safe at the back of your closet to curl up on the couch with a book and experience... Read more »
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    Adios Barbie

  • 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 »
  • An Open Letter to Afro-Latinxs: You Are Enough and It’s Okay to Have Questions
    By Alan Pelaez Lopez Originally published on Everyday Feminism. I have tried to write this letter for years. I used to think that I needed to apologize to my younger… The post An Open Letter to Afro-Latinxs: You Are Enough and It’s Okay to Have Questions appeared first on Adios... Read more »
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    LiisBeth

  • VideoWHY EMBODIED FEMINIST SPACES MATTER—AND WHY WE NEED TO WORK TO BRING THEM BACK.
    Fall is typically a season packed with feminist meet ups, community gatherings and conversation spaces. What to do this year? Can ZOOM meets ups fill the void? The post WHY EMBODIED FEMINIST SPACES MATTER—AND WHY WE NEED TO WORK TO BRING THEM BACK. appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoThe Telling Stories of Babe Nation
    Two funny feminists meet in a boutique. Cue action. The post The Telling Stories of Babe Nation appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • She-lutions for a stalled economy
    How Can Women Entrepreneurs Survive the Covid She-cession? A major report offers ideas The post She-lutions for a stalled economy appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • What’s Feminist About the Female Empowerment Brand?
    How Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brands teach us that the prerequisite for success is white beauty. The post What’s Feminist About the Female Empowerment Brand? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
  • VideoVirtual reality—leads new reality?
    Two filmmakers harness technology to change the debate on abortion The post Virtual reality—leads new reality? appeared first on LiisBeth.... Read more »
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    Autostraddle

  • 95 Queer TV Shows to Stream on Netflix
    We've got 95 Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer-ish Netflix TV shows streaming right now on the very internet you're reading! The post 95 Queer TV Shows to Stream on Netflix appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Lez Try It: Sword Fighting á la Lost and Delirious
    When I got to the sword fighting gym, I immediately felt out of place in the way that being the only lesbian in a room full of men holding swords can make you feel. The post Lez Try It: Sword Fighting á la Lost and Delirious appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Lez Liberty Lit: Reclaiming Genderqueer Monstrousness
    Roxane Gay on Audre Lorde, Emily Hashimoto on writing lesbian sex, Tessa Gratton on reclaiming genderqueer monstrousness and more. The post Lez Liberty Lit: Reclaiming Genderqueer Monstrousness appeared first on Autostraddle.... Read more »
  • Pop Culture Fix: Lili Reinhart’s DMs Are Filled With “More Quality Human Beings” Since She Came Out as Bisexual
    Also: Tracy Clayton and Lena Waithe in conversation, your guide to getting into Schitt’s Creek, no one plays the game like Billie Jean King, Roxane Gay profiles Sarah Paulson, and more! The post Pop Culture Fix: Lili Reinhart’s DMs Are Filled With “More Quality Human Beings” Since She Came Out... Read more »
  • Fashioned with New Language: A Conversation on Bisexual & Trans Shared Experience & Solidarity
    "At the cultural level, in the US at least, when you say someone is bisexual, the image that automatically generates is of a cis bisexual person. The double erasure of bi+ trans people is something that really hurts and also makes a lot of sense." The post Fashioned with New... Read more »
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    Refinery29

  • What Happened At Protests Across The Country Demanding Justice For Breonna Taylor
    After Wednesday’s announcement that none of the officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor would be charged with her murder, people took to the streets across the country to express their anger and demand justice for Taylor’s death. For many, it was reinforcement that the United States justice... Read more »
  • Video15 Graceful Gifts For Your Favorite Libra
    Maybe it's just us, but 2020 has felt like one never-ending month. And yet, fall is here — and with it, a return to equilibrium in the form of Libra season. A semblance of balance is precisely what we need during these trying times, so we're ready to celebrate our... Read more »
  • VideoHold The Phone: These Leggings Have Deep Pockets
    We love lamp leggings. The stretchy pants that first hit the scene in the 1960s and caught on fashion fire in the 1980s are still doing the damn butt-cupping to hip-hugging thing today. These all-purpose bottoms can be worn everywhere from gyms to brunch spots, couches, airports, and beyond with... Read more »
  • Everyone Is At Home Watching These 10 Shows & Movies On Netflix Right Now
    In light of the health concerns surrounding the coronavirus, people are still being advised to practice social distancing and stay home if they can to help "flatten the curve." But between the pandemic and the long overdue political revolution still happening right outside of our doors, the need for self... Read more »
  • COS 50%-Off Sale: Subtle Style & Minimal Prices Galore
    We're currently welcoming any form of simplicity in our lives— and that extends to our wardrobes as well. Good thing the Swedish retailer COS is hosting a 50%-off sale on its clean-lined style staples that encapsulate the polished-but-comfortable vibe we're so craving as we head into fall 2020. Since the... 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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