#guestpost: advancements in the sex industry that should concern women by @kateharveston

Guestpost by Kate Harveston, Political Journalist & Blogger. Kate writes at onlyslightlybiased.com and tweets @kateharveston. It seems like there are articles in the news every other day about changes and advances in technology — and they’re happening across industries, even in the sex industry. The sex industry has almost exclusively been dominated by the desires of men, and women seeking the same were often […]

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#guestpost: Heteronormativity and the family

By Elin Weiss A while back I visited a friend who recently had a baby. During the visit we ended up talking a lot about expectations on mothers and fathers. The coupled that I visited, a man and a woman, did what worked best for them, and they were happy about how they divided chores and lived their lives together but […]

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#guestpost: different nudes

We all have different nudes A few years ago my sister and I wrote a piece titled What colour is nude? for the British feminist website The F Word, The piece discussed the use of the word nude in order to describe a beige colour that is quite common in clothing articles, shoes and nail polish. By naming a colour nude […]

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#guestpost: #research: What does the feminisation of psychology look like?

In two previous posts published online at the Feminist and Women’s Studies Association Blog (FWSA) (one, two) I discussed women’s status in psychology. First I looked at the underrepresentation of women as authors in seven academic psychology journals: The Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Counselling Psychology Quarterly, Review of General Psychology, Teaching of Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal […]

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#guestpost: #research: why *are* feminists so unattractive?

This is a #guestpost by Elin Weiss. Elin has a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies. Her interests include feminism, gender stereotypes, the sexualization of women and the portrayal of women and men in media. More of her work can be found at the fwsablog, thefword, and metapshychology. *** Why feminists are so unattractive The critical, and more often than not, demeaning […]

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#guestpost: the 2.2%: meet the women who drive London’s cabs

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This is a man’s world. And if you have any reservations about that statement, we’re about to hit you with some pretty depressing statistics. Buckle up… 36% of secondary school headteachers are women, despite the fact that 62% of the secondary school workforce is female A meagre 29% of the UK’s MPs are women Women hold just 11% of roles […]

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#guestpost: research: sexism as entertainment. More on TV’s MANswers.

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This is a guestpost by Hennie and Elin Weiss on their follow-up research on the TV show MANanswers. Their first piece of research is guestposted here. ••• In a previous piece for feimineach we wrote about an American television show called MANswers and its disturbing sexist portrayals of women. MANswers Facebook site describes the show as: “…a satire aimed at predominately male […]

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#guestpost: Catching whores and sluts: sexism and fishing

This is a guestpost by Elin Weiss. Elin has a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies. Her interests include feminism, gender stereotypes, the sexualization of women and the portrayal of women and men in media. More of her work can be found at the fwsablog, thefword, and metapshychology. *** Catching whores and sluts: sexism and fishing My partner is into pike fishing. […]

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#guestpost: research: sexism as entertainment

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This is a guestpost by Elin Weiss and Hennie Weiss on the television show MANswers, a satire aimed at predominately male audiences. *** Sexism as entertainment A couple of years ago we used to watch a show called MANswers. Not because it was smart, funny or interesting but because it was incredibly sexist. It was truly hypermasculinity on steroids. The show stopped airing […]

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#guestpost: Gender Neutral Parenting (GNP) and gender neutral clothing

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This is a guest post on the blog from Monica Lowry: If you saw the recent post on femineach on “Five Reasons Why Gendered Products are a Problem,” you likely have a better understanding of the harm caused by products directed towards a specific gender. Along with spurring several other issues, they affirm pointless gender binary, reinforce stereotypes, and encourage women to be […]

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