All About Women 2018-2019
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    Women | The Guardian

  • Women are taught from childhood not to offend. It's still holding us back | Gaby Hinsliff
    This week Theresa May let rip at Boris Johnson. It was liberating to see a female politician who no longer craves approvalThere is something curiously powerful about a woman who doesn’t need to be liked. To watch Theresa May let rip in parliament this week – denouncing her successor’s casual... Read more »
  • New Zealand is in a 'shecession' – so where is the much-needed 'she-covery'? | Claire Robinson
    Both major parties are pinning their hopes on jobs for the boys to lead the post-coronavirus economic recoveryNZ election weekly briefing: a dull debate, budget mistakes, Ardern tattoo anyone? Some may have heard the terms “shecession” or “pink recession”; words associated with the worldwide trend for pandemic-related job and income... Read more »
  • French police investigate attack on woman, 22, for wearing skirt
    Student says she was punched in face in Strasbourg by three men who said ‘look at that whore’ French police have opened an investigation after a young woman said she was attacked by three men and beaten in public for wearing a skirt.The government denounced the “very serious” incident as... Read more »
  • El Salvador woman freed after six years in jail following stillbirth
    Cindy Erazo was accused of aggravated homicide after an obstetric emergencyA woman sentenced to 30 years in jail after a stillbirth that was judged to be her fault has been released from jail in El Salvador.Cindy Erazo, 29, from San Salvador, was granted conditional freedom on Wednesday after six years... Read more »
  • As a female broadcaster, I know how 'lookism' holds all women back | Afua Hirsch
    The ridiculous idea that women become socially, professionally or aesthetically redundant after a certain age has not gone awayEvery woman who works in broadcasting has stories about how her physical appearance is judged. When I first worked in TV, I learned a female colleague was – in a senior male’s... Read more »
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    Reproductive rights | The Guardian

  • Bilge, booze and misogyny: why I'm outraged by a new idea to police pregnant women
    Perhaps I should be more shocked by the latest proposal to control women. But what else can you expect in this supremely sexist era?Last week I got an email from a reproductive rights campaigner I have known, liked and admired for many years. “Good morning,” it began. “I thought this... Read more »
  • Ice hysterectomy allegations in line with US's long and racist history of eugenics | Moira Donegan
    Forced sterlizations were endorsed by a supreme court ruling and have been repeatedly imposed on women of colorAn Ice detention center in Georgia is reportedly the site of a mass involuntary sterilization project. A whistleblower report published by the non-profit Project South alleges that large numbers of migrant women held... Read more »
  • Uganda court rules government must prioritise maternal health in 'huge shift'
    Ruling is result of lawsuit filed over deaths in childbirth of two women due to staff negligence and lack of facilitiesHealth rights activists in Uganda have welcomed a landmark court ruling that the government should increase its health budget to ensure women receive decent maternal healthcare services.The ruling is the... Read more »
  • The Guardian view on falling rape prosecutions: women’s rights are regressing | Editorial
    Progress is being rolled back around the world. Rightwing governments are not the only ones to blameWe are going backwards. The number of reported rapes that result in convictions has long been alarmingly low. But the state of rape prosecutions in England and Wales is now an outrage and a... Read more »
  • Democrats introduce bill to repeal anti-abortion rule for US overseas aid
    Critics of the Helms amendment, which currently prevents the use of aid to fund abortion services abroad, say it is ‘deeply rooted in racism’The first bill to repeal a US law preventing aid from funding abortion services overseas was introduced to congress on Wednesday.Democratic congressswoman Jan Schakowsky said the Helms... Read more »
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    Feminism | The Guardian

  • Sheila Abdullah obituary
    My mother, Sheila Abdullah, who has died aged 82 from cancer, was a GP and a socialist feminist. She was involved in the start of the women’s liberation movement in Liverpool in the 1960s and fought for women’s control over their bodies, and their right to free contraception and abortion... Read more »
  • Bernardine Evaristo: living as a lesbian made me stronger
    Booker prize winner recalls angry decade as part of ‘counter-cultural, black womanist’ communityBernadine Evaristo, the first black woman to win the Booker prize and a co-founder of Britain’s first black theatre company, has spoken of an angry, lesbian period she went through in the 1980s and of a decade spent... Read more »
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg changed America long before she joined the supreme court | Moira Donegan
    She spent her extraordinary career fighting for women’s rights and ensuring the promise of the constitution applied to allThe most important feminist lawyer in the history of the American republic has died. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a supreme court justice and singularly influential legal mind, was appointed by Bill Clinton in... Read more »
  • Why doing nothing is a radical act for India's women – photo essay
    ‘Leisure is a feminist issue’ says Surabhi Yadav, whose photography project captures carefree moments of women around herWhen Surabhi Yadav’s mother, Basanti, died Yadav realised she had never really known her. “I knew her as my mother, but nothing else,” she says. “I asked one of her friend’s how she... Read more »
  • Mexican women's patience snaps at Amlo's inaction on femicide
    Feminists seize human rights office to force President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to tackle grim toll of rape and murderAs Mexicans prepared to mark Independence Day celebrations on 15 September, a different kind of commemoration was held at the headquarters of the country’s human rights commission (CNDH).Under a fluttering purple... Read more »
20 Ted Talks to Inspire Women

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    Hollaback! Together We Have the Power to End Harassment

  • A Week In Our Shoes: Happy Anniversary
    From Hollaback! HQ 🎵🎶The day is saved by the Hollaback! Team….fighting harassment, trying to save the world. Here they come just in time, the HOLLABACK! Team. 🎵🎶 – Powerpuff girls Hollaback! remix  Thank you HOLLAS, as you continue to inspire us, each and every day. Our journey would definitely not... Read more »
  • Street Harassment: I went out to my car…
    I went out to my car late at night to go over to my boyfriends house. It was around midnight and I was parked in my driveway. I was sitting in my car for a minute picking music when a man knocked on my window and told me to roll... Read more »
  • Street Harassment: I was at the supermarket…
    I was at the supermarket at self checkout when an older man walked up and tapped me on the shoulder and said something I didn’t hear at first. When I so nicely with a smile on my face asked what he said and he responded with “I loooveee blondes” and... Read more »
  • Street Harassment: I was walking along…
    I was walking along an open street in broad daylight and I walked past these two (about 35-40 year old) guys loading construction materials into their white van. As I (18) walked past them, they simultaneously stared at me dead in the eye and both had really strange smiles –... Read more »
  • A Week In Our Shoes: Shine Bright like a Diamond!
    From Hollaback! HQ Hey Hollas! We got the deets for you! “Together we made it. We made it even though we had our backs up against the wall.”- Linkin Park & Busta Rhymes  As we continue to work tirelessly, leaping every hurdle that comes our way, it brings us great... Read more »
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    Sociological Images

  • VideoIs Knowing Half the Battle?
    We seem to have been struggling with science for the past few…well…decades. The CDC just updated what we know about COVID-19 in the air, misinformation about trendy “wellness products” abounds, and then there’s the whole climate crisis. This is an interesting pattern because many public science advocates put a lot... Read more »
  • Survivors or Victims?
    The #MeToo movement that began in 2017 has reignited a long debate about how to name people who have had traumatic experiences. Do we call individuals who have experienced war, cancer, crime, or sexual violence “victims”? Or should we call them “survivor,” as recent activists like #MeToo founder Tarana Burke... Read more »
  • Officer Friendly’s Adventures in Wonderland
    Many of us know the Officer Friendly story. He epitomizes liberal police virtues. He seeks the public’s respect and willing cooperation to follow the law, and he preserves their favor with lawful enforcement. The Officer Friendly story also inspired contemporary reforms that seek and preserve public favor, including what most... Read more »
  • Stop Trying to Make Fetch Happen: Social Theory for Shaken Routines
    It is hard to keep up habits these days. As the academic year starts up with remote teaching, hybrid teaching, and rapidly-changing plans amid the pandemic, many of us are thinking about how to design new ways to connect now that our old habits are disrupted. How do you make... Read more »
  • VideoThe Hidden Cost of Your New Wardrobe
    More than ever, people desire to buy more clothes. Pushed by advertising, we look for novelty and variety, amassing personal wardrobes unimaginable in times past. With the advent of fast fashion, brands like H&M and ZARA are able to provide low prices by cutting costs where consumers can’t see—textile workers... Read more »
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    We Hunted The Mammoth

  • Former incel: “Developing empathy got me out of the incel rabbit hole”
    “IncelExit” is a small subreddit devoted to helping those who’ve fallen into the incel rabbit hole and who are looking for “support and help with a pathway out.” It brings together “normies” who want to help with incels actually willing to listen to advice — a rarity in most incel... Read more »
  • Oh how I love it when they talk evo psych
    Here’s one MGTOW Redditor offering an evo psych explanation as to why, ehrm, “hoes ain’t loyal to the tribe or men in general.” Weird that these women only passed along their “go ahead and rape me, foreign invader” gene to their daughters and not their sons. Here’s another lovely story... Read more »
  • The incels’ new enemy: Chad Thundercockroach
    Now the incels are not only jealous of Chad Thundercock, the mythical superhunk who supposedly has regular hot sex with every woman on earth; they’re also puke green with envy of Chad’s insect equivalent: Chad Thundercockroach, an actual bug, who gets more female attention in a day than the average... Read more »
  • “Crying Nazi” Christopher Cantwell goes on trial this week, charged with cyberstalking, threats and extortion. We wish him the very worst.
    Even aside from the whole Nazi business, Christopher Cantwell is not what you’d call a nice person. He’s spent the better part of a decade engaging in his own brand of activism, first as a libertarian, then a Men’s Rights Activist and finally as the neo-Nazi he is today, harassing... Read more »
  • MGTOWs celebrate the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in their own inimitable way
    Some Men Going Their Own Way are reacting to news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death with a certain malicious glee. “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” writes one fellow in the MGTOW subreddit. “HAHAHA prayers do work, now let’s end abortion,” responds another. But others in the MGTOW world are... Read more »
The Journey of Women’s Rights: 1911-2015

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    Karen Ingala Smith

  • Trauma-Informed Services for Women Subjected to Men’s Violence Must be Single-Sex Services
    For many women and girls, the boundaries between domestic and sexual violence and abuse, are very much blurred. For some this abuse includes prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation too. It’s not unusual for women who’ve been subjected to men’s violence to develop a trauma response. These sometimes develop... Read more »
  • Why I was rejected for Labour Party membership and my response
    Three months after applying to (re)join the Labour Party, my application was rejected. Another three months later, they told me why.... Read more »
  • Coronavirus Doesn’t Cause Men’s Violence Against Women
    Coronavirus doesn’t cause men’s violence against women, so why does it seem like men's fatal violence against women has increased? We need to ask why it seems that only or mainly men are pushed to kill because of frustrations or fears triggered by coronavirus or related restrictions. When we do,... Read more »
  • 2020
    At least 71 UK women have been killed by men (or where a man is the principal suspect) so far in 2020: 1 January 2020: Helen Almay, 39, was stabbed to death along with her partner. Helen’s estranged husband, Rhys Hancock, 39, has been charged with their murders. 1 January... Read more »
  • The importance of women only spaces and services for women and girls who’ve been subjected to men’s violence
    Speech to Scottish Parliament – January 14th 2020   nia is a charity based in north east London run by women, for women, girls and children who have been subjected to men’s violence– primarily sexual and domestic violence and abuse, including prostitution. nia has been operating for 45 years,  We... Read more »
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    Latest Articles

  • VideoEllen DeGeneres and the Many Chances We Give Famous White Women
    Ellen DeGeneres Rachel Charlene Lewis Photo credit: TheEllenShow/YouTube “If you’re watching because you love me, thank you. And if you’re watching because you don’t love me, welcome.” With a self-deprecating joke, Ellen DeGeneres kicked off the 18th season of her eponymous daytime talk show. The monologue that followed was the... Read more »
  • Very Online
    Very Online Ruth Bader Ginsburg Rachel Charlene Lewis Photo credit: Supreme Court of the United States, Flickr/Creative Commons Following the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, different people mourned the heartbreaking loss—and the terrifying shifts to come if Trump is enabled to fill her seat on the... Read more »
  • Jerry Harris and the Dark Underbelly of “Cheer”
    cheerleading Rachel Charlene Lewis Jerry Harris from Cheer (Photo credit: Netflix) Netflix’s Cheer became an overnight phenomenon after debuting in January. The six-episode docuseries, which follows Navarro College’s cheerleaders in their nonstop preparation for the Daytona Beach cheer competition, was as much about cheerleading as it was about the lives of... Read more »
  • VideoFinding Abortion Care Is Even Harder Than It Seems
    Shanthony Exum Illustration by Shanthony Exum Working as an artist during COVID-19 has been challenging. I was overwhelmed by anxiety during the first part of the pandemic, looking at a quickly changing world and a calendar of canceled tour dates as I struggled to understand a world that felt unfamiliar. The... Read more »
  • Bisexual Backlash
    Rachel Charlene Lewis Illustration by LI YA WEN In April, bisexual nonprofit BiNet USA used its popular Twitter account to threaten businesses that use the bisexual flag, claiming that it owns the copyright for the flag and its signature pink, purple, and blue stripes. It was an explosive moment for... Read more »

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    Ms. Magazine

  • Emma Gatewood: More Than “Grandma”
    On September 25, 1955, Emma Gatewood, 67, became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Unable to classify Gatewood as a hiker, the press deemed her “Grandma.” Of course, she was so much more: Hiker Gatewood, Pioneer Gatewood, Mother Gatewood, Leader Gatewood, Sister Gatewood, Friend Gatewood. The post Emma... Read more »
  • Women’s Representation Roundup: Ginsburg’s Impact on the 2020 Election
    Weekend Reading for Women's Representation is a compilation of stories about women's representation. This week: Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol; the impact of Justice Ginsburg's death on the 2020 election; best practices to getting more women into judicial offices; the... Read more »
  • Weekly Pulse: RBG’s Impact on Reproductive Care; What’s Going on at the CDC?
    In this edition: Honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a rundown of recent attacks to reproductive health and rights; the U.S. heads into the fall with 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; and what the heck is happening at the CDC?! The post Weekly Pulse: RBG’s Impact on Reproductive... Read more »
  • Finding an Abortion Clinic Just Got a Lot Easier
    Power to Decide launched a digital abortion finder tool that will enable women to safely and easily locate abortion service providers in their area. The post Finding an Abortion Clinic Just Got a Lot Easier appeared first on Ms. Magazine.... Read more »
  • Court Expansion is the Only Legitimate Response To Republicans’ Illegitimate Theft of the Court
    Everything from health care and child care access to sexual harassment and workplace discrimination are likely to land in front of an increasingly anti-woman bench unless we move urgently to reverse the Republican theft of the Supreme Court—starting by adding seats. Democracies can’t function when Courts are stolen, and Court... Read more »
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    Ms. Magazine

  • Emma Gatewood: More Than “Grandma”
    On September 25, 1955, Emma Gatewood, 67, became the first woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Unable to classify Gatewood as a hiker, the press deemed her “Grandma.” Of course, she was so much more: Hiker Gatewood, Pioneer Gatewood, Mother Gatewood, Leader Gatewood, Sister Gatewood, Friend Gatewood. The post Emma... Read more »
  • Women’s Representation Roundup: Ginsburg’s Impact on the 2020 Election
    Weekend Reading for Women's Representation is a compilation of stories about women's representation. This week: Ruth Bader Ginsburg becomes the first woman to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol; the impact of Justice Ginsburg's death on the 2020 election; best practices to getting more women into judicial offices; the... Read more »
  • Weekly Pulse: RBG’s Impact on Reproductive Care; What’s Going on at the CDC?
    In this edition: Honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; a rundown of recent attacks to reproductive health and rights; the U.S. heads into the fall with 200,000 COVID-19 deaths; and what the heck is happening at the CDC?! The post Weekly Pulse: RBG’s Impact on Reproductive... Read more »
  • Finding an Abortion Clinic Just Got a Lot Easier
    Power to Decide launched a digital abortion finder tool that will enable women to safely and easily locate abortion service providers in their area. The post Finding an Abortion Clinic Just Got a Lot Easier appeared first on Ms. Magazine.... Read more »
  • Court Expansion is the Only Legitimate Response To Republicans’ Illegitimate Theft of the Court
    Everything from health care and child care access to sexual harassment and workplace discrimination are likely to land in front of an increasingly anti-woman bench unless we move urgently to reverse the Republican theft of the Supreme Court—starting by adding seats. Democracies can’t function when Courts are stolen, and Court... Read more »
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    Feminist Magazine

  • FM Sept 22: Spread The Vote / Disinfo Defense / Notorious RBG
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen – we’re all about Voting: FIRST … we talk to Kat Calvin, founder of Spread The Vote about their voter education programs that aim to close the gap between registered voters and voter turnout. About 5 in 10 eligible voters... Read more »
  • FM Sept 15: Self Care for Activists / Afrofuturism
     THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST – How do activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles take care of their mental health?  People who work in the service of others are particularly at risk of burnout and compassion fatigue.  In this special “Self Care as... Read more »
  • FM Sept 1: Voting Rights Crisis / Black Women & Police Violence
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST … Since the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court, there have been problems with voter purging, voter ID laws, precinct closures, and difficulties with voting machines. Women Rising Radio joins two election protection activists –... Read more »
  • FM Aug 25: Kimberle Crenshaw&Intersectionality Now / The Fight for Black Trans Lives
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen: FIRST … Law Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw defined the concept of intersectionality 30 years ago. She developed that framework to understand how identities including race, gender and class intersect in overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination — resulting in compounded damage.... Read more »
  • FM Aug 18: White Noise Collective on Gender & White Privilege / Artists & Radical Change
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST … Cherise Charleswell talks to Zara Zimbardo, co-founder of The White Noise Collective. How do the intersection of gendered oppression and white skin privilege interact? The White Noise Collective ‘conspires for change’ and explores what it means to... Read more »
Tavi Gevinson
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    Feminist Majority Foundation

  • Grand Jury Fails to Charge Officers Responsible for Breonna Taylor’s Murder
    On September 23, a decision was made by a grand jury concerning the murder of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old Black woman from Louisville, KY who was killed in her home in March of this year. Out of the three officers present at her murder, only one – Brett Hankison –... Read more »
  • President of Afghanistan Signs Amendment to Include Mothers’ Names on Children’s Birth Certificates
    In a historical move, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani signed an amendment for mothers’ names to be included in Afghan national IDs. The movement began by Laleh Osmany in 2017 in the Herat province with the hashtag #WhereIsMyName. The goal was to push for mothers’ names to be included on... Read more »
  • The Pandemic & Its Detriment to the Female Workforce
    “Women have never experienced an unemployment rate in the double digits since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began reporting data by gender in 1948 – until now.” Women’s unemployment was almost 3 points higher than men’s in April, and has not experienced the same amount of recovery as men’s in... Read more »
  • Celebrating Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Enormous Contribution to Women’s Rights
    The impact Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left on the contours of American society are unmatched, unprecedented, and too numerous to count. Below are a few examples of her impact, both in and out of the courtroom. ACLU Women’s Rights Project: in 1972, Justice Ginsburg founded the Women’s Rights Project in... Read more »
  • Afghan Peace Talks: Focus on Ceasefire and Women’s Rights
    Months after an agreement was signed between the United States and the Taliban, the Intra-Afghan talks began this week. The opening ceremony received international attention, and many of the speeches given by representatives from partner countries focused on ceasefire and women’s rights and human rights. Afghan women have made clear... Read more »
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    Global Media Girl

  • AMIGAS
    A poignant video letter from one friend to another who was lost to gun violence in Guatemala.... Read more »
  • PAPA
    In a love letter to her father, Claudia tells him how much she misses him since he has left for El Norte, or the United States. Growing up without a father is not easy, especially when he has left his guitar behind…... Read more »
  • DIGITAL JOURNALISM SUMMER PROGRAM (July 2020)
    Exciting Scholarship Opportunity for girls 14 – 19 years old! APPLY NOW for our July 2020 Digital Journalism Training SCHOLARSHIP! Learn how to use professional cameras, audio gear, and editing software to tell the stories YOU want told. Become a GlobalGirl filmmaker and reporter! This intensive program will be held... Read more »
  • MEHRIN: LOS ANGELES, USA
    Mehrin’s family immigrated from Bangladesh to the U.S. when she was ten years old. She has worked extremely hard in school, always dreaming of the day her parents would watch her walk across a graduation stage. But what happens when the Corona virus shuts down her high school during her... Read more »
  • ARTIOLA: KOSOVO
    Artiola takes us on a quirky journey through her quiet hometown in Kosovo, playfully musing about the effects of the Corona pandemic, even asking the animals what they think of quarantine…... Read more »

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