28. 11. 2014
misc. - television (Game of Thrones)

The Abuse of Power in Narrative (aka Game of Thrones and Strong Female Characters) by @elizabethethird

I have written a number of times about the representation of women on television and the use of rape and abuse as a plot device or driver for stories about men (e.g. Violence...

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27. 11. 2014
feminism, sex work - the invisible men project

Invisible subjects: the men who fuel the demand for prostitution

If prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, then punting is the oldest consumer activity. Yet it remains broadly unexamined, perhaps because the questions it raises – about male desire and power,...

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27. 11. 2014
misc. - everything is about sex (and power) - Wilde

Today in “what the hell”: lego strip club

This unofficial Lego strip club features the popular G-rated toys wearing G-strings. The set, produced by Citizen Brick, includes four minifigures and a club with zebra-print couches and a pole. And like a...

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27. 11. 2014
sociology - racism, sexism, homophobia not permitted

How to apologise for sexism: a scientific study

What we are seeing here is an informal campaign of gaslighting feminists, scolding and scorning us for seeing the sexism they claim isn’t there. To classify those women who work in science and...

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26. 11. 2014
misc. - satire

Make Me a Sammich: The Tone Cop

© Rosie R, makemeasammich.org

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26. 11. 2014
sociology - racism

What White People *Really* Mean When They Talk About Ferguson

Every 28 hours a black person is killed by a police officer. Yet another unarmed black person, 18 year old Mike Brown, was killed by officer Darren Wilson on August 9th in Ferguson,...

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25. 11. 2014
feminism - equal pay (women's rights, made in dagenham, (c) Film Stills)

Revealed: The careers in which men still earn thousands more than women

Examples: Role: Financial institution managers and directors Average male salary: £64,558 Average female salary: £38,632 Pay gap: 40pc Role: Construction and building trades supervisors Average male salary: £32,970 Average female salary: £20,222 Pay...

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24. 11. 2014
feminism - street harassment, smile

▶ Street harassment of women in Mumbai: ‘The problem is rampant’ (video)

On YouTube via the guardian. See also from this morning and this from the other day.

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24. 11. 2014
feminism - street harassment - don't tell me to smile (c) Anna Toman

Street harassment and the masculine mistake

And these men want not just to silence individual women when they speak out, but to erase the very notion of speaking as a woman or as a feminist in the first place....

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23. 11. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (23rd November 2014)

It is your human right to have a fruity vagina (feministcurrent): “Thank godfully two bros are here to educate us on the facts and rights of our human vaginas. Austen Heinz and Gilad...

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21. 11. 2014
feminism (sexism) when a man expresses an opinion... bitch

#justbenice

Niceness, the concept of nicety, when applied to women is gendered. When you’re at school at you got in trouble there was always a teacher.. — Congolesa Rice (@judeinlondon) November 21, 2014 who...

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21. 11. 2014
feminism - street harrassment (via iHollaback)

‘Over and over again we are told that men just want to “brighten” our day or make us “feel good.”’

The expectation that women indulge random men’s desire for socialization and affirmation may be slightly less gross than the expectation that women indulge random men’s desire to spew sexual profanity at them, but...

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20. 11. 2014
feminism - not a proper, perfect victim (victim-blaming)

“Well, she didn’t act like a rape victim,” Cosby edition (TW)

Tarshis’s real sin, in the eyes of her accusers, is simply not acting the way a rape victim is “supposed” to act. I mean, she’s already lost validity points for going to see...

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20. 11. 2014
feminism - misogyny (defintion)

Julien Blanc is rightfully condemned, but who is willing to confront the global economy of misogyny?

Laura McNally (feministcurrent.com) discusses the broader social, economic, legal, cultural, and political institutions that enable the likes of Julien Blanc to peddle his misogynist wares. The market exists because it is enabled by...

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16. 11. 2014
feminism - TIME poll to ban word feminist

There is nothing wrong with the word “feminism”

This week was also the week that TIME Magazine suggested that we ban the word “feminist“. On its poll of the words/ phrases that it thinks should be banned, it has “feminist” up...

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16. 11. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (16th November 2014)

I missed last week’s round-up because I was busy (and then exhausted) so there are a few extra this week. Mark Driscoll and Toxic Christian Masculinity by Kate Davis (feminismandreligion): “It all began...

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13. 11. 2014
misc - selfie satire (sociology)

Research: The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram

Research on girls’ reasons for using instagram reveals that their main aim is to ascertain what their peers really think of them. Likes and comments are central to this algorithm. Competition for likes...

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13. 11. 2014
feminism - motherhood (victorian)

Egg Freezing Isn’t the Feminist Issue You Think It Is

Interesting, alternative (and sociological) take on egg-freezing (on Sociological Images): First of all, it didn’t seem to me that these women were likely to delay their childbearing till, say, after retirement. So what...

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12. 11. 2014
feminism - street harassment is not a compliment

#NotJustHello Exposes How All Women – Even Young Girls – Are Vulnerable To Street Harassment And The Threat Of Violence

A quick Google search yields several heartbreaking examples, like the 14-year-old girl in Florida who was kidnapped and run over after refusing to have sex with a strange man who offered her money....

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02. 11. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (2nd November 2014)

All else this week then: #Street Harassment Intersectionality (gender-focus): “You’ve probably seen the viral video of the woman who walked the streets of NYC for ten hours, getting over 100 catcalls in the...

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