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    Reproductive rights | The Guardian

  • Saving Roe v Wade is not just a US battle but one for women across the Americas | Mariana Prandini Assis
    US conservatives’ campaign to undermine the landmark ruling threatens progress in reproductive freedom in Latin AmericaAs the US supreme court prepares to decide a case that could deny women the right to abortion in much of the US, Latin American activists like me are holding our collective breaths.The continent has... Read more »
  • Why are women ‘failing’ to reproduce? Maybe it’s time to ask them | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
    Economic panic about the birthrate is drowning out the voices of those who matter most in this debateThe birthrate is declining across the west. It has been doing so for some time, but the recent drop appears to have been exacerbated by the pandemic. I’ve been following the discussion for... Read more »
  • ‘The court should have put an end to this madness’: reproductive health advocates criticize abortion ruling
    Pro-choice advocates and Democrats say supreme court did not do enough to abolish Texas law that many say nullifies a constitutionally protected rightThe US supreme court has ruled that Texas abortion providers can sue over the state’s ban on most abortions, but the justices are allowing the law to remain... Read more »
  • Surprise surprise! The supreme court is coming for women’s rights after all
    With Trump appointees setting the tone, promises to be above the partisan fray are revealed as – obviously – a pack of liesLooks like those “hysterical” women were right after all. For the past few years anyone worried that civil rights in America would be gutted by a right-leaning supreme... Read more »
  • ‘It’s earth-shattering’: Democrats and allies vow midterm fight over abortion
    Pro-choice groups and lawmakers will focus voters’ attention on the threat to reproductive rights after Mississippi caseWith the US supreme court seemingly poised to exploit its conservative supermajority to undermine or overturn the landmark Roe v Wade decision, Democrats are vowing to make abortion a defining issue of next year’s... Read more »
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    Feminism | The Guardian

  • Frame her: an illustrator honours female artists – in pictures
    When studying the different art movements, Argentinian illustrator Juliana Vido became exasperated by the focus on male artists: “They’re always the known faces of art. Women only get recognition after decades of work, often in old age.” This was the spur for her series of illustrations honouring female artists in... Read more »
  • ‘I have moments of shame I can’t control’: the lives ruined by explicit ‘collector culture’
    The swapping, collating and posting of nude images of women without their consent is on the rise. But unlike revenge porn, it is not a crime. Now survivors are demanding a change in the lawRuby will never forget the first time she clicked on the database AnonIB. It is a... Read more »
  • Mothers, Fathers and Others by Siri Hustvedt review – a confrontation with motherhood
    Memoir, psychoanalysis, feminist theory and literary criticism combine in a thoughtful essay collection that observes motherhood from every angleMotherhood has always been central to some strands of feminism, while being wilfully left out of others. From the campaigners fighting for children’s rights to their mothers after parental separation in the... Read more »
  • Sexism, slurs and Australian art: women’s struggle to be seen in a male-dominated world
    In her new tome Doing Feminism, Anne Marsh charts the trials and triumphs of women who shaped contemporary artThe lurid yellow jacket with bold black lettering on the art historian Anne Marsh’s weighty 2021 tome screams one thing to art lovers and feminists alike: this is not a coffee table... Read more »
  • Joan Didion, in her own words: 23 of the best quotes
    The Californian author became the ultimate literary celebrity for her journalistic style. Here are some of her best quotes on writing, love, ageing and fear, plus a selection of essays Continue reading...... Read more »
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    Hollaback! Together We Have the Power to End Harassment

  • VideoA Week In Our Shoes: Happy Holla New Year
    From Hollaback! HQ Hey Hollas, Let every year bring new reasons to celebrate! Cheers to a New Year and new beginnings. We look forward to unlocking this new chapter with you and continuing to make a footprint against harassment across the globe. In our first 2022 edition of “A Week... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: I was running by myself…
    I was running by myself in a park where I live. There were groups of people biking, walking, and running around the park where I was running. A group of boys rode by me on bikes. They were probably 12 and 13 years old. I suddenly felt someone’s hand hitting... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: I went to get my nails done…
    Yesterday, I went to get my nails done with a friend and afterwards she dropped me off at the metro station. I was meeting another friend for dinner, but she was about 20 minutes away. I decided to wait for her inside the station because I thought it would be... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: I just turned 14…
    So I just turned 14 about a month ago and I look even younger than that (I have a baby face and I’m short). I was walking on the street with my two cousins, walking my dog and taking my 13 year old cousins baby sister on a ride on... Read more »
  • Workplace Harassment: For 12 years, a coworker repeated…
    For 12 years, a coworker repeated that “I must have been a diversity hire,” since I am a POC. Behind his back, one coworker mouthed that I was not a diversity hire, while allowing him to continue to harass me, which he did until he finally retired. I wish someone... Read more »
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    Sociological Images

  • Happy New Year?
    As the new year brings in a new peak in COVID cases across the country, we all have a right to feel a little down in the dumps. One trend picked up by surveys earlier in the pandemic was a drop in self-reported happiness. Now, with a new year of... Read more »
  • 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 »
The Journey of Women’s Rights: 1911-2015

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    Karen Ingala Smith

  • Remember her too
    The speech I gave at the femicide vigil at FiLiA 2021 In the first three days of 2012, 8 women in the UK were killed through men’s violence.  Three days, 8 dead women: 3 shot, 1 stabbed, 1 stabbed and beaten so hard with her own walking stick that the... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    Latest Articles

  • Waste Land
    Barbara Sostaita Photography by Kris LaRosa During a prime-time segment in 2018, Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson accused left-wing environmentalists of robbing everyday Americans of joy. Instead of banning helium balloons, plastic drinking straws, or rice at weddings, he said the country should turn its attention to the hazards of... Read more »
  • Her Prerogative
    Lindsay Lee Wallace Britney Spears at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo credit: Getty Images) Britney Spears was America’s anointed and exploited sex symbol for years—but that doesn’t necessarily mean people are ready to see her embrace her sexuality on her own... Read more »
  • Rethinking Legacy
    Aditi Kini Najmieh Batmanglij, Madeleine Kamman, Marcella Hazan (Photo credits: Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images; Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images; Santi Visalli/Getty Images) Tastemakers, published November 2021, is James Beard award-winning writer Mayukh Sen’s debut book about seven immigrant women in the food industry.... Read more »
  • The Audacity of Confidence
    The Plastic Issue Adrienne Lawrence Getty Images IN 1978, as more than 100,000 demonstrators marched in Washington, D.C., in support of the still-lingering Equal Rights Amendment, psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes were identifying a phenomenon that could be experienced by anyone. They called it “imposter syndrome.” The... Read more »
  • Whitewashed History
    Jasely Molina Ivy Queen performing onstage (Photo credits: akinbostanci/Getty Images, Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Univision) Before Bad Bunny became Spotify’s most-streamed artist globally (twice), the genre of reggaeton—the music that he’s mastered, remixed, and transcended—began some 30 years ago, born out of dance halls, living rooms, and makeshift studios in... Read more »

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    Ms. Magazine

  • ‘The Last Duel’ Is Just a Bro-Down That Conflates Rape with Love
    The Last Duel fails to interrogate sexual violence in a feminist way. Enduring yet another portrayal of sexual violence where the rapist is so smitten with his victim that he is unable to control himself is an insult to my intelligence. Rape is fueled by power and control—not love. The post ‘The Last... Read more »
  • Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World
    Amid a well-documented deluge of online abuse, new data shows that physical violence targeting women in politics is also increasing in most regions of the world, creating additional—and at times deadly—obstacles to women's participation in political processes. The post Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the... Read more »
  • You’re Pretty Gay, a Short Fiction Collection: “Fickle”
    "Fickle" is one of several essays featured in Drew Pisarra’s latest collection of short fiction stories You’re Pretty Gay. The collection of essays draws from his own life experiences as a queer person dealing with the world's heternormative expectations. "I moved to Seattle. Of course, Dick followed shortly thereafter. There... Read more »
  • Online Abortion Providers Cindy Adam and Lauren Dubey of Choix: “We’re Really Excited About the Future of Abortion Care”
    A range of telemedicine abortion providers are springing up in the U.S. in response to the removal of FDA restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone—like Cindy Adam and Lauren Dubey, nurse practitioners and owners of Choix, a virtual clinic offering asynchronous telemedicine abortion services to people in California, Colorado and... Read more »
  • Why Is the Senate Failing To Build Back Better? Blame Sexism
    Build Back Better is not just about what’s right. It’s about what’s necessary to keep our country from falling apart at the seams. If we don’t mitigate climate change now, climate disasters will become more frequent, and more deadly and destructive. If we don’t build a strong childcare system, parents... Read more »
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    Ms. Magazine

  • ‘The Last Duel’ Is Just a Bro-Down That Conflates Rape with Love
    The Last Duel fails to interrogate sexual violence in a feminist way. Enduring yet another portrayal of sexual violence where the rapist is so smitten with his victim that he is unable to control himself is an insult to my intelligence. Rape is fueled by power and control—not love. The post ‘The Last... Read more »
  • Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the World
    Amid a well-documented deluge of online abuse, new data shows that physical violence targeting women in politics is also increasing in most regions of the world, creating additional—and at times deadly—obstacles to women's participation in political processes. The post Attacks on Women in Politics Are on the Rise Around the... Read more »
  • You’re Pretty Gay, a Short Fiction Collection: “Fickle”
    "Fickle" is one of several essays featured in Drew Pisarra’s latest collection of short fiction stories You’re Pretty Gay. The collection of essays draws from his own life experiences as a queer person dealing with the world's heternormative expectations. "I moved to Seattle. Of course, Dick followed shortly thereafter. There... Read more »
  • Online Abortion Providers Cindy Adam and Lauren Dubey of Choix: “We’re Really Excited About the Future of Abortion Care”
    A range of telemedicine abortion providers are springing up in the U.S. in response to the removal of FDA restrictions on the abortion pill mifepristone—like Cindy Adam and Lauren Dubey, nurse practitioners and owners of Choix, a virtual clinic offering asynchronous telemedicine abortion services to people in California, Colorado and... Read more »
  • Why Is the Senate Failing To Build Back Better? Blame Sexism
    Build Back Better is not just about what’s right. It’s about what’s necessary to keep our country from falling apart at the seams. If we don’t mitigate climate change now, climate disasters will become more frequent, and more deadly and destructive. If we don’t build a strong childcare system, parents... Read more »
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    Feminist Magazine

  • FM Jan 12: Catholics for Choice / Migrant Children Detained
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST … The 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade is coming up this month – but the US Supreme court seems on the verge of gutting even that most basic of abortion rights. Meanwhile activist groups for #ReproductiveJustice are working proactively,... Read more »
  • FM Jan 5: Changemakers We Lost / Housing Not Jails / The Reset
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen ::  FIRST … Many social justice leaders in communities all over the world passed away last year. From Making Contact we share inspiring clips and quotes from changemaker Feminists & grassroots activists who we lost in 2021: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist; Carrie Dann,... Read more »
  • FM Dec 29: YEAR END WRAPUP / everything is intersectional
    YEAR END WRAPUP on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : We’re sharing parts of some of our favorite interviews of 2021!  Talking about how the big issues we care about are intersectional.   And how our response, our work to make change, has to be intersectional too. FIRST …  We celebrated the... Read more »
  • FM Dec 22 : bell hooks, ‘she contained multitudes’ / archival interviews & personal stories
    REST IN POWER bell hooks …  gone much much too soon. bell hooks – who passed away on December 15 – was an author of over 40 books and an influential & groundbreaking Feminist who kept reminding us that Feminism Is For Everybody.  A foundational force in Black Feminist thought, a brilliant... Read more »
  • FM Dec 15: SciFi Screenwriters of Color Visioning Futures / Palestinian Women Political Prisoners
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :  FIRST … Don’t you think that Hollywood has produced enough films about the apocalypse? Justice for My Sister Collective (JFMS), a nonprofit that trains young WOC & NB folks in filmmaking with a racial justice and gender equality lens, is... Read more »
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    Feminist Majority Foundation

  • New Year’s Eve Fire at Knoxville Planned Parenthood Ruled Arson
    The fire that destroyed a Knoxville Planned Parenthood clinic on New Year’s Eve was ruled as “intentionally set” by the Knoxville Fire Department yesterday. According to the department, they were assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) in conducting their investigation and have “determined the fire to have... Read more »
  • Attorneys General of Virginia, Illinois, and Nevada Fight to Have Recognition of ERA Recognized
    On Monday, January 3rd, Attorneys General Mark Herring of Virginia, Klane Raoul of Illinois, and Aaron Ford of Nevada filed their legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District Of Columbia Circuit demanding the federal District Court decision to deny the states standing be reversed and that the... Read more »
  • Blinken Appoints Two Leaders for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights
    Last week (December 29), U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken appointed Rina Amiri as the Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights and Stephanie Foster as the new Senior Advisor for Women and Girls within the State Department’s Coordinator for Afghan Relocation Efforts (CARE) team.  Both women have... Read more »
  • Women Protest in Kabul for Food, Work and Equality
    Dozens of brave Afghan women in Kabul staged a rally against the spread of poverty today calling for food, work, equality and full participation in all social, economic, and political spheres. The women marched through Kabul holding banners that demanded women’s political participation and release of Afghanistan’s frozen assets by... Read more »
  • Supreme Court Delivers Another Blow Against Abortion Rights
    Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a clearly unconstitutional abortion ban in Texas, leaving in place S.B. 8, which bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The Court’s ruling substantially narrows options to challenge the law in federal court, and there is no fast option for... 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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