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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31. 10. 2014
feminism - muslim women, oppression and feminism (1)

Dear Feminists: I’m One of You! Please Don’t “Save” Me

As feminism becomes more mainstream, there’s been a great deal of discourse online regarding different cultural perspectives for various feminist issues. The more I read through these discussions, the more I become aware of a trend among...

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31. 10. 2014
feminism - it should be humanism (2)

Feminists Are NOT Humanists – And We Should Not Be Renamed

Can everyone please stop asking us to “rebrand” already? Regardless of the differences in the principles of the three theoretical positions (feminism, humanism and egalitarianism), the real issue is that the fight for...

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31. 10. 2014
feminism - (sexism) (what can I do)

Sports with the biggest disparity in prize money

Following the info-graphic detailing the UK’s dropping standards of gender equality, here is another gem courtesy of the BBC. Whilst chunks of the UK news media continue to sexualise and reduce women to...

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30. 10. 2014
sociology - teenage sexting (from thatsnotcool.com)

Teen Sexting isn’t the Problem—Non-Consensual Forwarding of Photos Is

Teenage boys are more likely to share photos without consent than girls and girls are negatively affected by the sharing of photos (girls who sext are sluts, girls are don’t are prudes, it...

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28. 10. 2014
feminism - rape in war (your body is a battleground)

Iranian women and the hijab, the persistent stereotype

Power of A Cliche from Haleh Anvari on Vimeo. Found on theguardian.com. Amazing narrative.

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28. 10. 2014
UK's gender inequality (source - world economic forum)

UK no longer in top 20 country for gender equality

The UK is not among the top 20 most gender equal countries in the world for the first time. Infographic on: i100.independent. More detail on: independent.

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26. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (26th October 2014)

Another very busy week at work so I missed out on so much. Here is a brief round-up of what I have managed to read. My Strip Club Bullying Nightmare (alternet): “When I...

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26. 10. 2014
feminism - misogyny (defintion)

Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency, speaking at XOXO Festival (2014)

Anita Sarkeesian speaking at XOXO Conference: In September 2014, I was invited to speak at the XOXO conference & festival in Portland. I used the opportunity to talk about two subtle forms of harassment...

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26. 10. 2014
feminism - fundamentalism

“Or You Could Ask Us”: On Talking Over Muslim Women

The silencing and total lack of engagement in regards to Muslim women is dangerous. Under the false pretense of concern, time and time again I see my reality be dissected. It’s true, there...

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25. 10. 2014
feminism - trolls (online harassment)

One in Four Young Female Internet Users is Stalked Online

Timely. All graphs from Pew Research. Click for larger. We’ve been talking about online harassment a lot in the past few weeks and now a timely new study from the Pew Research Center...

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23. 10. 2014
feiminism - male violence (isolated indidents) on FB - Roweena Russell

#isolatedincidents

#isolatedincidents. Found: facebook.

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