All About Women 2018-2019

    Reproductive rights | The Guardian

  • Aid cuts make a mockery of UK pledges on girls’ education | Zoe Williams
    The government’s words at the global education summit are completely at odds with its behaviour. Whatever the event achieves will be despite its UK hosts, not because of themWith all the fanfare Covid would allow, the global education summit opened in London this week. Ahead of the meeting, the minister... Read more »
  • ‘Contraception divides opinion’: tackling taboos in Zimbabwe as teen pregnancies soar
    With Covid lockdowns blamed for rising rates, MPs and teachers say it’s time to ‘face reality’ and allow younger teens access to birth controlMalet*, 14, stands in the long queue at the maternity clinic in Harare. She is here for her routine checkup. Most of the people in the queue... Read more »
  • Survivors of California’s forced sterilizations: ‘It’s like my life wasn’t worth anything’
    A new reparations program will compensate survivors of prison system sterilizations and the 20th century eugenics campaignIt wasn’t until years after Kelli Dillon went into surgery while incarcerated in the California state prison system that she realized her reproductive capacity had been stripped away without her knowledge.In 2001, at the... Read more »
  • End all legal barriers to abortion, say leading European politicians
    Belgium’s prime minister among signatories to open letter backing global right to safe abortions and reopening of clinics closed in pandemicGovernment ministers from five European countries, including Belgium’s prime minister, Alexander de Croo, are among 29 politicians, healthcare and women’s rights activists who have signed an open letter calling for... Read more »
  • ‘Devastating for women and girls’: UK cuts 85% in aid to UN family planning
    UNFPA says £130m being withheld would have helped prevent 250,000 child and maternal deaths in poorest countriesThe British government is slashing its funding to the UN population fund (UNFPA) in a move described as “devastating” for women and girls.The agency confirmed on Wednesday that the UK, its largest donor, is... Read more »

    Feminism | The Guardian

  • Pink offers to pay fines for Norwegian women’s beach handball team
    European Handball Federation fined players €1,500 for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottomsPop star Pink has offered to pay the “sexist” fines handed out to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team after they refused to wear bikini bottoms while playing.The European Handball Federation, the sport’s governing body, fined the team... Read more »
  • Why is childcare still not equally shared? | Letters
    If you think you’d like to have children with a man who would neither be able to give or help find childcare, have a cold shower and think again, says Louise SummersSo a poll of working mothers “found that three in five expected to find managing childcare in the holidays... Read more »
  • Trans by Helen Joyce; Material Girls by Kathleen Stock – reviews
    Two weighty books on the debate around gender-critical feminism and transgender rights strike different tonesLast month, the Royal Academy dropped the feminist artist Jess de Wahls’s work from its gift shop after objections to her views on trans rights. To some, it looked like a textbook case of so-called “cancel... Read more »
  • Meghan, good luck with your feminist show but can I offer some tips? | Martha Gill
    The Duchess of Sussex is working on a Netflix series about notable women. Here are some traps to avoidStill smarting from its reckoning in 2018, Hollywood’s new politics is starting to seep out in its products. We have had a slew of feminist films and TV series and, in particular,... Read more »
  • We got the bill for having a baby – $37,000. Welcome to life in America | Arwa Mahdawi
    Our insurance covers most of it, but the extortionate prices in America’s healthcare system – and the absurd bureaucracy – boggles the mindFor the last couple of months my wife and I have been playing a quintessentially American game of Guess the Baby Bill. The rules are simple: try to... Read more »
20 Ted Talks to Inspire Women


    Hollaback! Together We Have the Power to End Harassment

  • Public Harassment: Today when I was on my way…
    Today when I was on my way to Walgreens I was waiting for my turn to cross the street. I was already nervous. I felt scared not for the individual but because I get scared crossing the street. I noticed a man coming towards me and then froze because I... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: There has been very strong one-sided flirting…
    There has been very strong one-sided flirting/cat calling twice before with with one of the guys but I have never seen him with a friend until today. He cornered  me next to a water cooler, saying things like “your wife won’t have to know” and “I know you’re gay but... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: Yesterday, I went out to the library…
    Yesterday, I went out to the library on my way I stopped in front of a church to get the location of the library. A guy and his friends were walking behind me and one of them touched my ass. It’s my first time experiencing  harassment so I really didn’t... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: I am both a disabled individual…
    I am both a disabled individual, who uses a Service Animal to get around, as well as a straight friend of an LGBTQA person. He has just come out but I am sure he has experienced harassment because of his identity many times. However, the time that I went through... Read more »
  • Public Harassment: I was doing some house repairs outside…
    I was doing some house repairs outside and my neighbour came by and started interrogating me about what gender I am. I am a trans guy, and he started the usual interrogations: What are you? Are you a boy or a girl? But do you have a dick? No, a... Read more »

    Sociological Images

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
The Journey of Women’s Rights: 1911-2015


    Karen Ingala Smith

  • 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 »
  • Counting Dead Women is a project about women killed by men
    My name is Karen Ingala Smith and I prioritise women. I prioritise the well-being of women who have been subjected to men’s violence. I try to make sure I see the women that many others disregard. I’d like to contribute to ending men’s violence against women and girls. If I... Read more »

    Latest Articles

  • “The Very Nice Box” Reveals the Dystopian Heart of Millennial Workplaces
    bitch interview Nylah Burton Eve Gleichman, left, and Laura Blackett, authors of The Very Nice Box (Photo credit: Maria Rutkoski,) While reading the first pages of Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman’s new novel, The Very Nice Box, I felt slightly irritated. Engrossed in the book—which follows Ava Simon, a design engineer... Read more »
  • Remembering the Unshakable Jewishness of “The Nanny”
    The Nanny Judaism Jessica Hertz Fran Drescher as Fran Fine in The Nanny (Photo credit: CBS) Recently, I came across a photo of myself as a teenager in the late ’90s. I’m sitting on a brocade sofa covered with a clear vinyl couch protector at a family friend’s house in East Elmhurst,... Read more »
  • Goal Tending
    Britni de la Cretaz (Photo credit: pexels/pngtree) The NBA recently had itself an opportunity. With seven head-coaching jobs opening across the league, people wondered whether we might finally see the first woman hired into the role. Names like Becky Hammon—who made history in 2014 as the first woman hired as... Read more »
  • Making Waves
    screen review Disney Marina Watanabe Alberto Scorfano (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Luca Paguro (Jacob Tremblay) in Disney/Pixar’s Luca (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Disney/Pixar) What makes a narrative explicitly queer? Is it a dedicated scene where a character verbalizes that they’re gay? Is it queer characters kissing, dating, and eventually falling... Read more »
  • Human First
    Olympics Njera Perkins Sha’Carri Richardson runs in the Women’s 100 Meter semifinal on day two of the 2020 U.S. Olympic track and field team trials at Hayward Field on June 19, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images) On July 2, U.S. sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson told the TODAY Show, “Don’t judge... Read more »


    Feminist Magazine

  • FM July 7: Honoring Transnational Feminists / Betita Martinez & Haunani-Kay Trask/ w/ Cherrie Moraga
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen ::  In a matter of 4 days, we lost two beloved movement leaders – transnational feminist – Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez on June 29 and Native Hawai’ian activist scholar Haunani-Kay Trask on July 3. Both forces to be reckoned with. They taught, fought, listened, lectured,... Read more »
  • FM June 30: Feminist Entrepeneurs / Why Frida Kahlo / Female Recession
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST … Cherise Charleswell talks to Petra Kassun-Mutch, Founding Publisher of Liisbeth, an indie, feminist ‘zine about post capitalist entrepreneurship. We hear how LiisBeth focuses on the work happening at the intersection of feminism + entrepreneurship + innovation. THEN... Read more »
  • FM June 23: Housing Not Jails / Alixa Garcia “Fall Like Rain”
      THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen ::  FIRST … The national homelessness crisis has reached unprecedented levels and local jails play a direct role in the problem. 15% of all people detained or incarcerated report having been homeless. In California, so-called “quality of life” laws target panhandling, living... Read more »
  • FM June 16: BlackFeministCollective / Feminist SciFi / Revolutionary Artists
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST … Cherise Charleswell talks to Stephanie Younger, activist & founder of the Black Feminist Collective; a group of Black feminists and womanists who stand for Black liberation in its entirety, including Black feminism, womanism and abolition. THEN … Wouldn’t you love... Read more »
  • FM June 9 : Bitch Magazine at 25 / Mirror Memoirs / Disability allyship
      THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen :: FIRST … Cherise Charleswell talks to Evette Dionne, Editor-In-Chief of BITCH magazine, to hear about their 25th anniversary and how the magazine manages to remain intersectional & still so relevant. THEN … Lynn speaks with survivor-activist Amita Swadhin, founder... Read more »
Tavi Gevinson

    Feminist Majority Foundation

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Against Web Designer Seeking License to Discriminate Against LGBTQ+ Couples
    On Monday, the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals maintained a lower court’s decision to reject a Colorado web designer’s request to discriminate against LGBTQ+ couples. Lorie Smith, the owner of the web design business 303 Creative LLC, challenged the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) by suing to request that her... Read more »
  • Biden Announces Plan to Protect “Long Covid” Patients Under Federal Disability Law on 31st Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
    On Monday, President Joe Biden honored the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by announcing a new initiative to qualify “long Covid” symptoms as disability and grant Americans with “long Covid” protections under the ADA. People who suffer from “long Covid” experience serious and ongoing health issues that... Read more »
  • Thousands of People Celebrate Pride in Hungary Despite Anti-LGBTQ Legislation
    On Saturday, 300,000 people marched in Budapest for the annual Pride parade to both celebrate Pride and protest the Hungarian government’s recent homophobic legislation. The Hungarian Parliament passed a law in June that restricts media seen to promote homosexuality or gender nonconformity. Content that is considered to do so must... Read more »
  • Texas Senate Passes Bill that No Longer Requires Schools to Teach the History of Marginalized Groups or White Supremacy
    Last week, the Texas Senate passed SB 3, a new bill that would eliminate several social studies curriculum requirements from public schools. Most of the omitted requirements involved teaching the history of marginalized populations and the history of white supremacy in the United States. The Texas Senate voted to pass... Read more »
  • Anti-Trans Laws in Arkansas and West Virginia Blocked by Federal Judges
    On Wednesday, federal judges blocked two anti-trans state laws from going into effect. The first, an Arkansas law, would prohibit physicians from providing gender-affirming care to transgender youth. The second, a West Virginia law, banned transgender girls and women from playing in women’s public-school sports. The Arkansas law would ban... Read more »

    Global Media Girl

    We have uploaded our 2020 annual report!... Read more »
    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 »
    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 »
    GGM Los Angeles reporters investigate how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted their education, and how online classes, school administrators, students, and teachers are coping.... Read more »
    Profile of the incredible former CA State Senator Holly Mitchell, who recently won a seat on the L.A. County Supervisor in the November 2020 election. This is a big job: each Supervisor represents a little over 2 million people and controls the annual Los Angeles County budget. We talk about... Read more »

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