#vivelafeminism: being a libertarian and a feminist

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Libertarians despise racism and sexism as much as anyone because it is a form of collectivism that strips someone’s individual identity with a set of traits and stereotypes. Rugged individualism is at the core of libertarian philosophy, while collectivist ideologies go against many of the tenants of libertarianism – the belief that the government should not outlaw “hate speech” for […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminism in the age of Trump – @wync

#vivelafeminism: Feminism in the age of Trump – @wync:  ‘On this episode of Indivisible, we’re talking about feminism in the age of Trump. Are we all seeing politics and life through the lens of gender more than before the election? Collier Meyerson from The Nation and Soraya Chemaly from the Women’s Media Center join hosts Kai Wright and Anne McElvoy to talk […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: Women who perform femininity are judged to be less suited to science #academia  #research – @socimages

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Sexism in American society has been on the decline. Obstacles to female-bodied people excelling in previously male-only occupations and hobbies have lessened. And women have thrived in these spaces, sometimes even overtaking men both quantitatively and qualitatively. Another kind of bias, though, has gotten worse: the preference for masculinity over femininity. Today we like our men manly, just like we […]

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#vivelafeminism: How Romania’s feminists are fighting back

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Abortion has been legal in Romania since the fall of Ceausescu. Under his rule, it’s estimated 10,000 women died as a result of so-called illegal abortions. For post-communist Romania, legalising abortion was seen as a way to move forward from the horrors of the dictatorship. Although abortion is now legal and free, the reality of accessing the procedure is much […]

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#todayin: empowerment: fast feminism, cheap talk. marketplace feminism’s fragile bargains – @bitchmedia

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#todayin: empowerment: fast feminism, cheap talk. marketplace feminism’s fragile bargains – @bitchmedia “Jennifer Lawrence’s New Dior Campaign Has a Feminist Message,” read the headline on VanityFair.com. In smaller type, it clarified: “It’s on her shirt.” Nice one, Vanity Fair. Pointing out that the slogans espoused by celebrites trying on feminism as part of their personal brands are often backed up by […]

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#todayin: academia: #research: women academics do more “servce work” to their possible professional detriment

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Women shoulder a disproportionately large workload at home in ways that might disadvantage them professionally. But are female professors also “taking care of the academic family” via disproportionate service loads? A new study says yes and adds to a growing body of research suggesting the same. “We find strong evidence that, on average, women faculty perform more service than male […]

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#todayin: empowerment: many of the self-styled ‘feminist’ corporate CEOs aren’t as empowering as they think they are @alternet

The Thinx debacle demonstrates that “feminist hypocrisy is the new trend in startup narratives”. While there is certainly some truth to this, it’s important to point out that the hypocrisy isn’t that new and the trend encompasses far more than startups. Rather, the rise in brands hypocritically espousing pseudo-feminist values is the latest chapter in a broader rebranding of capitalism […]

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(more) #saturdaysatire: “Again, again!” says delighted Trump after big bang sparkly flash zoom – @whispersnewsltd

“OOOOH that was a BIG one!” exclaimed a giddy Donald Trump in an adorable clip posted to YouTube showing the 45th President of the United States in his situation room, watching missiles launched from US warships in the eastern Mediterranean rain down on strategic targets in Syria. “Again, again!” cried Trump, clapping his hands together in such excitement that he barely […]

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#saturdaysatire: ‘Devil’s Advocate Boy’ statue erected on Wall Street next to ‘Fearless Girl’

Bravely staring down the financial district’s ‘Charging Bull,’ many women have found the popular ‘Fearless Girl’ statue’ on Wall Street a source of inspiration in the ongoing fight for gender equality. But this week, the conversation changed drastically as a new statue, called ‘Devil’s Advocate Boy,’ unexpectedly sprang up next to her. The bronze statue, which sort of aggressively came […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: slut shaming and the friend zone: two sides of the objectification coin – @FeminismInIndia

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#maleficentmisogyny: slut shaming and the friend zone: two sides of the objectification coin – @FeminismInIndia Side 1: Slut Shaming  Slut shaming only needs the smallest of excuses to manifest itself. “When I was about 14, I shifted to a new school, and being small in figure, my kurta was tight-fitting as well. A girl came up to me and told me to […]

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#todayin: fighting back: from pink collars to pink hats: working-class feminism and the resistance

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Tightly gripping a “Firefighters for Women’s Rights and Equality” banner at the Women’s March on Washington, a group of women who had once made history as New York City’s first female firefighters roared up Independence Avenue. There, they joined a new generation of labor activists: teachers, nurses, government workers, restaurant servers, home health-care aides, communications workers, and thousands of other […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: The simple truth about the gender pay gap (Spring 2017) – @aauw From introduction to report:  In 2015, women…

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#patriarchiesrealign: The simple truth about the gender pay gap (Spring 2017) – @aauw From introduction to report:  In 2015, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 80 percent of  what men were paid, a gap of  20 percent (Proctor et al., 2016). The gap has narrowed since 1960, due largely to women’s progress in education and workforce […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: #research: women absent from introductory political science texts – @PSAWomenPol

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Despite compelling arguments for gender mainstreaming in political science education, evidence indicates that very little mainstreaming is taking place. This is likely related to a knowledge gap regarding politics and gender. As Ernest Boyer noted: “[A]s a scholarly enterprise, teaching begins with what the teacher knows.” Nevertheless, professors would be hard-pressed to know everything there is to know about their […]

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