All About Women 2018-2019
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    Women | The Guardian

  • Women on reality TV shows get far more abuse online than men – study
    Analysis of posts on several social media platforms also reveals recurrence of gendered tropesFemale reality TV contestants are far more likely to be targeted for abuse by online trolls than men, research reveals.Women of colour are particularly vulnerable to extreme and violent threats online, according to a report from the... Read more »
  • ‘I feel hurt that my life has ended up here’: The women who are involuntary celibates
    What is it like to go without a partner when you long for one – and when even a fleeting sexual connection feels impossible? When a woman named Alana coined the term “incel” in the late 90s, she couldn’t have predicted the outcome. What started as a harmless website to... Read more »
  • From childlessness to the climate crisis, why is the blame always on us? | Nesrine Malik
    When it comes to addressing the sorry state of the world, there’s been a huge shift of responsibility away from governments and corporationsNothing in this world can be said to be certain except death, taxes and that women will regularly be told they should not forget to have children. That... Read more »
  • Don’t write off radical feminism – it’s always been ahead of its time | Finn Mackay
    The revolutionary social justice movement of the 1970s still has answers todayFeminism is often portrayed as a dinosaur rudely dying right in the way of progressive change. Younger people today are much more fluent in their understandings of sex, gender and sexuality. There are more terms available than ever before... Read more »
  • Stop making the menopause into a brand! It’s about healthcare, not money
    Founder of midlife website Noon is delighted the subject is being talked about openly, but does not want to see it commercialisedThe menopause used to be the condition that dare not speak its name, the domain of elderly aunts whispering about “the change”. Now it’s impossible to escape the topic.... Read more »
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    Reproductive rights | The Guardian

  • Northern Ireland secretary failed to comply with abortion duty, judge rules
    Ruling will put pressure on UK government to address ongoing lack of abortion facilities in regionThe Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, has failed to uphold his duties to provide full abortion services in the region, a high court judge has ruled.The ruling will put the government in Westminster under pressure... Read more »
  • I’m an abortion doctor in Texas. My patients are desperate | Samuel Dickman
    Just as predicted, poor women and victims of sexual assault and abuse are suffering most under Texas’s draconian new lawI’m a Texas abortion provider. Since the state’s new anti-abortion law – known as Senate Bill 8 – went into effect three weeks ago, my job transformed from physician to dystopian... Read more »
  • Women’s March targets US supreme court, with abortion on the line
    Thousands gather in Washington DC and other cities protesting against Texas law banning most abortionsThe first Women’s March of the Biden administration headed straight for the steps of the US supreme court on Saturday, part of nationwide protests that drew thousands to Washington to demand continued access to abortion in... Read more »
  • Texas anti-abortion law shows ‘terrifying’ fragility of women’s rights, say activists
    Campaigners fear ban emboldens anti-choice governments as more aggressive opposition, better organised and funded, spreads from USThe new anti-abortion law in Texas is a “terrifying” reminder of the fragility of hard-won rights, pro-choice activists have said, as they warn of a “more aggressive, much better organised [and] better funded” global... Read more »
  • Biden administration asks court to block enforcement of Texas abortion ban
    US justice department seeks temporary restraining order while lawsuit challenges the statute as unconstitutionalThe Biden administration has formally asked a federal judge to block enforcement of a new Texas law that effectively bans almost all abortions in the state under a novel legal design that opponents say is intended to... Read more »
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    Feminism | The Guardian

  • Purple plaques for remarkable women | Letter
    Julie Morgan draws attention to the purple plaques being erected around Wales to celebrate women who have made contributions locally, nationally and internationallyI read with interest your editorial (The Guardian view on blue plaques: time to redress the balance, 6 October). Here in Wales we have been making an effort... Read more »
  • An unexpected Halloween horror | Brief letters
    Violent silhouettes | Chess in prison | Eating in exams | Golden eggsCan anyone explain to me why the silhouettes of men threatening violence appearing in Halloween windows are acceptable? I’ve spoken to several other women who have been similarly unnerved by the images. As a country, we have a... Read more »
  • Don’t write off radical feminism – it’s always been ahead of its time | Finn Mackay
    The revolutionary social justice movement of the 1970s still has answers todayFeminism is often portrayed as a dinosaur rudely dying right in the way of progressive change. Younger people today are much more fluent in their understandings of sex, gender and sexuality. There are more terms available than ever before... Read more »
  • Policing pregnancy while corporate drug pushers go free shows warped values | Arwa Mahdawi
    A system that can put a young woman away for four years for suffering a miscarriage should make your blood boilBrittney Poolaw is going to prison for having a miscarriage. Last week the 21-year-old Oklahoma woman was convicted of manslaughter in the first degree after losing her baby at 17... Read more »
  • Mothers of the Revolution review – emotional return to Greenham Common
    With stirring testimony on offer from the organisers of the groundbreaking women’s peace camp, this doc doesn’t need its superfluous dramatic recreationsIf ever there was a film guaranteed to bring a tear to the eye of sentimental Guardian readers of a certain age, it’s this one. Essentially, it’s a straight-up... 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: Another Day in Solidarity
    From Hollaback! HQ Hey Hollas, Tadaaahhhh, it’s Friday! You know what that means, right? Take the Hollaback! route today and check out the latest updates in this week’s newsletter. This month is extra special as we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. To commemorate this auspicious occasion, we are going to test... Read more »
  • Online Harassment: There was a man on facebook
    There was a man on facebook who wanted to work with me on a musical basis. I told him I wasn’t interested. He then proceeded to write that I was a “cunt” all over my fb music page. I feel good, because I commented on his mom’s post before blocking... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: Followed home…
    A man followed me when I was waking my dog in the morning. He stared at me from across the street while I went inside, and then came to my house and tried to get into the yard. [got_back] The post Public Harassment: Followed home… appeared first on Hollaback! Together... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: Comments made in Walmart…
    Me and my mom were waiting in the self-checkout line in Walmart. We were talking about the candy when an old man came up to us. He was big and very tall and looked like he was in his 60s, while me and my mom are very short and I’m... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: I was leaving the seven eleven…
    I was leaving the seven eleven with my mom and an old man said “hello beautiful” to us and it was extremely uncomfortable. [got_back] The post Public Harassment: I was leaving the seven eleven… appeared first on Hollaback! Together We Have the Power to End Harassment.... Read more »
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    Sociological Images

  • Back to Basics: Selling Sociology
    Despite, well, everything, we are trying to get back into the classroom as much as we can at the start of a new academic year. I am scheduled to teach Introduction to Sociology for the first time this coming spring and planning the course this fall. Whether in person or... Read more »
  • VideoWork Ahead: Cones, Vests, and Masks
    A few years ago, I bought two orange traffic cones at a hardware store for twenty bucks. It was one of the best, most stress-relieving purchases I made. Parking space is scarce in big cities. In our car-centered culture, the rare days you absolutely need a large truck in a... Read more »
  • Happy Birthday, W. E. B. Du Bois!
    “W. E. B. Du Bois and his Atlanta School of Sociology pioneered scientific sociology in the United States.” – Dr. Aldon Morris I had the good fortune to see Dr. Morris give a version of this talk a few years ago, and it is one of my favorites. If you... Read more »
  • The Mask of the “Middle Class”
    I love this podcast conversation with Rachel Sherman and Anne Helen Petersen about Sherman’s recent book, Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence. It is a great source for introduction to sociology courses looking to open up a conversation about differences in social class, especially because it draws attention to the... Read more »
  • Sociology IRL
    One of the goals of this blog is to help get sociology to the public by offering short, interesting comments on what our discipline looks like out in the world. We live sociology every day, because it is the science of relationships among people and groups. But because the name... Read more »
The Journey of Women’s Rights: 1911-2015

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    Karen Ingala Smith

  • Sex differences in intimate partner homicide (England and Wales) April 2009 to March 2020
    One day, people might stop asking me ‘What about the men?’ but that day isn’t here yet. This is the third time I’ve written a blog comparing sex differences in intimate partner homicide but it’s five years since the last time and so it’s time for an update. This information... Read more »
  • Truth, lies and Storytelling
    I overheard a discussion on Radio Four’s Today programme this morning (8 June 2021) that contained such a blatant piece of misinformation imparted by Benjamin Cohen, CEO of Pink News, that I felt compelled to transcribe it. Justin Webb: Just on the point about abolishing legal provisions for single sex... Read more »
  • Can we talk about the claim that since lockdown, five women a week have been killed by men in the UK, because I don’t think it’s true
    I’ve been Counting Dead Women, women killed by men in the UK since January 2012 and as one of the founders of the Femicide Census have access to records of women killed by men in the UK going back to 2009. From this, I can say that we know that... Read more »
  • Counting Dead Trans People
    No, Angela Crawley, in the UK, it’s not the same and it’s not a greater risk In the Women and Equalities Select Committee on reform of the Gender Recognition Act on 21 April 2021, Angela Crawley, Scottish National Party MP for Lanark and Hamilton East and the SNP Shadow Attorney... Read more »
  • Is it enough if a person in a position of responsibility apologises for an offensive joke?
    Steve Reddy Liverpool Domestic Abuse Strategic Lead and mother-in-law jokes about women’s suspicious deaths Steve Reddy, Director of Liverpool City Council Children & Young People Services and Domestic Abuse Strategic Lead tweeted the following ‘joke’: “Friday [clown face emoji]. Mrs R still angry with me because I didn’t open the... Read more »
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    Latest Articles

  • VideoBloodlust
    revenge Ren Jender Mia Goth, Grace Van Patten, Soko, and Havana Rose Liu in Mayday. (Photo credit: Tjaša Kalkan / Magnolia Pictures) A question that women—not all women, but probably more than men might guess—sometimes ask themselves is, “If I could kill the men who have harmed me and not... Read more »
  • Culture of Fear
    Lindsay Lee Wallace (Illustration by Hannah Perry) The film and TV industry has a veneer of glamour. From the outside, it’s easy to assume the shine of its wealthy, famous stars scatters secondhand sparkle over everything—down to those entering their 16th hour without eating, drinking, using the bathroom, or even sitting... Read more »
  • Picking Fights
    The Wild Issue Dakota Kim Stephanie Gravalese foraging in New York (Photo credit: Jayana LaFountaine) In Southern California, low-hanging fruit is ripe for the picking—or so it seems. If you stroll down any residential street, figs, oranges, loquats, and persimmons hang over fences like jewels. Many locals don’t bother picking... Read more »
  • Words Fail: “Dear Evan Hansen” Is an Obvious Disservice to Mental-Health Representation
    mental health Gloria Oladipo Ben Platt as Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen (Photo credit: Universal Pictures) “You know, you don’t really act like a…depressed sort of person,” says Evan Hansen (Ben Platt) to his classmate Alana (Amandla Sternberg) in the movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan... Read more »
  • Punching Down
    stand-up comedians Dr. Jon Paul Stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle (Photo credit: Mathieu Bitton/Netflix) Dave Chappelle‘s latest stand-up comedy special, The Closer, debuted last week on Netflix, and in it, Chappelle continues to highlight his cis-heteronormative lack of understanding of the LGBTQ+ community, with jokes aimed at making trans people his... Read more »

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    Ms. Magazine

  • The Danger of Plea Deals in Sexual Assault Cases
    An excerpt from Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal by Carissa Byrne Hessick on the danger plea deals pose in sexual assault cases: Jeffrey Epstein's power translated to favorable treatment as he worked his way through the U.S. justice system—but you don’t have to have millions... Read more »
  • Are Women Human Beings?
    On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Mississippi’s brief in Dobbs claims Roe v. Wade must be overturned because “scientific advances show that an unborn child has taken on the human form and features months before viability.” But aren't women human beings? The answer must be: Yes, and they... Read more »
  • Rest in Power: Kamla Bhasin, Feminist Icon of India
    Kamla Bhasin, an early leader of the women’s movement in India, died in New Delhi on Sept. 25 at the age of 75. Bhasin played an integral role in the second wave of feminism and was a prominent voice in the women’s movement in India and other South Asian countries... Read more »
  • Femicide: The Need To Name Gender-Based Killing of Women in the United States
    The U.S. downplays the growing issue of gender-based killings and violence by failing to call it what it is: femicide. Recent high-profile murders have received immense media coverage, but the reality is they aren’t rare events. Femicide is a global issue that disproportionately impacts BIPOC women and requires urgent action... Read more »
  • Paid Leave to Save Your Life
    The paid leave proposal in the Build Back Better plan would specifically provide paid leave for people who need to "find safety from assault, stalking and sexual violence." The recognition and inclusion of people who experience intimate partner violence in the Build Back Better plan’s proposal for federal paid family... Read more »
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    Ms. Magazine

  • The Danger of Plea Deals in Sexual Assault Cases
    An excerpt from Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal by Carissa Byrne Hessick on the danger plea deals pose in sexual assault cases: Jeffrey Epstein's power translated to favorable treatment as he worked his way through the U.S. justice system—but you don’t have to have millions... Read more »
  • Are Women Human Beings?
    On Dec. 1, the Supreme Court will hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Mississippi’s brief in Dobbs claims Roe v. Wade must be overturned because “scientific advances show that an unborn child has taken on the human form and features months before viability.” But aren't women human beings? The answer must be: Yes, and they... Read more »
  • Rest in Power: Kamla Bhasin, Feminist Icon of India
    Kamla Bhasin, an early leader of the women’s movement in India, died in New Delhi on Sept. 25 at the age of 75. Bhasin played an integral role in the second wave of feminism and was a prominent voice in the women’s movement in India and other South Asian countries... Read more »
  • Femicide: The Need To Name Gender-Based Killing of Women in the United States
    The U.S. downplays the growing issue of gender-based killings and violence by failing to call it what it is: femicide. Recent high-profile murders have received immense media coverage, but the reality is they aren’t rare events. Femicide is a global issue that disproportionately impacts BIPOC women and requires urgent action... Read more »
  • Paid Leave to Save Your Life
    The paid leave proposal in the Build Back Better plan would specifically provide paid leave for people who need to "find safety from assault, stalking and sexual violence." The recognition and inclusion of people who experience intimate partner violence in the Build Back Better plan’s proposal for federal paid family... Read more »
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    Feminist Magazine

  • FM Oct 13: Indigenous Peoples Day / Joy Harjo / Missing & Murdered Justice
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: This week began with Indigenous People’s Day… (and let’s not forget that Monday was also National Coming Out Day for folks in the LGBTQ communities.) But, on this show we’re bringing you Indigenous Feminist stories and guests, and telling you... Read more »
  • FM Sept 29 : A Black Women’s History / “Belly Of The Beast” film
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : FIRST … Don’t you want to know a more complete—and more truthful—story about the ways Black Women have helped build this country? In their new book, ‘A Black Women’s History of the United States’, historians Daina Ramey Berry PhD... Read more »
  • FM Sept 22: ReproJustice & Radical Women / The Skillet: Black Cuisine
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : The first weekend in October is going to be an important weekend of action and marches for Reproductive Justice! Two groups of Feminist organizers are organizing actions around the country – The Women’s March on Oct. 2nd and Radical Women... Read more »
  • FM Sept 15 : ‘The Janes’ / adrienne maree brown & Holding Change
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : FIRST, The recent Texas anti-abortion law – which bans abortions after 6 weeks and deputizes citizens to turn people in – is just the latest action towards hollowing out or dismantling Roe vs Wade.  But opponents have been chipping... Read more »
  • FM Sept 8: Afghanistan, Afghan women & Transnational Feminists
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: There is lot of coverage now about Afghanistan, Afghan women, “feminists” supporting invasion, etc in the news recently. But very little about the role of US-based feminists in opposing US foreign policy about Afghanistan and more generally. Margo Okazawa-Rey of... Read more »
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    Feminist Majority Foundation

  • Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Ban
    On Monday, the Biden administration asked the Supreme Court to block SB8, a Texas law banning abortion after six weeks. The administration claims the measure is unconstitutional, and that it was purposefully designed to evade judicial review.  The law was allowed to be put into effect on September 1, after the... Read more »
  • Two Months in, the Taliban Continues to Abandon Girls’ Education
    Earlier this week, at a speaking engagement in Doha, the foreign minister of the Taliban, Amir Khan Mottaqi avoided answering questions about education for women and girls and reiterated that they need more time on girls’ education. In response to questions on girls’ education, the Minister used “cultural appropriations” as... Read more »
  • Appeals Court Puts Temporary Hold on Judge’s Order to Block Texas Abortion Ban
    On Friday night, a federal appeals court placed a temporary hold on a federal judge’s order to block Texas’ SB8, an extreme, near-total abortion ban enacted last month. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Texas’ administrative stay request, after Judge Robert Pitman ruled to block the law last week,... Read more »
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas’ Abortion Ban
    On Wednesday, a federal judge granted an emergency request from the Justice Department and blocked enforcement of Texas’s SB8, a law banning abortion after six weeks.  U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman said in his ruling that since SB8 went into effect in September, “women have been unlawfully prevented from... Read more »
  • Taliban Killings of Hazaras Continue
    Evidence found by Amnesty International shows that Taliban forces unlawfully killed 13 Hazaras who are Shia Muslims, including a teenage girl and eleven Hazara members of the former Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) in Daykundi province on August 30. A previous Amnesty report released in August also found that... Read more »
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    Global Media Girl

  • GGM GREECE HOSTS EVENING “OVER TO HER”
    Global Girl Media Greece hosts a very special evening in Athens, October 2, 2021. OVER TO HER is a podcast and video series produced by GGM Greece to promote the goals of the United Nation’s Gender Equality Forum. Six videos and an ongoing podcast celebrate the current #metoo movement, broken... Read more »
  • GlobalGirl from Greece gets credit in The Guardian
    We are proud to announce Andriana Theocaris, one of our global girl reporters from Greece worked on a photo-journalism project this summer about the devastating wildfires on the Greek island of Evia, with award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel. Their work garnered a huge spread in the U.K. paper, The Guardian, and... Read more »
  • 2020 ANNUAL REPORT
    We have uploaded our 2020 annual report!... Read more »
  • BELONGING
    Dila and Isabella discuss what it’s like to grow up in an ethnically diverse country, the U.K., but still be facing systemic racism and prejudice from primary school to employment. Produced for the GGM UK Summer Digital Training Academy.... Read more »
  • ACTIVITSA! BEV DITISIE FROM SOUTH AFRICA
    Growing up in 80s Soweto, Ditsie was immersed in the struggle against apartheid. But she knew racial oppression was only part of the fight – and organised the first Pride march in Africa.... Read more »

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