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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19. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (19th October 2014)

Will Revenge Porn Laws Actually Stop Revenge Porn? (bitchmagazine): “”I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body,” said Jennifer Lawrence in response to someone leaking her private photos online....

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16. 10. 2014
feminism (sexism) - fck you and your fascist beauty standards

Why is women’s body image anxiety at such devastating levels?

Emphasis added below. Headlines: only 60% (approx.) of British women aged 18 to 49 are happy with their appearance. However, 10 million women in the UK feel “depressed” about how they look (10...

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16. 10. 2014
feminism - feminism is cool

Universities won’t be a safe place for women until they’re a safe place for feminism

Glosswitch on feminism, university campuses, university study, and the important role of the NUS in ensuring women’s safety. (And on that: the piece links to the 2012 NUS LGBT Campaign Policy document which...

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13. 10. 2014
feminism - celebrity feminism (illustration by racheljablonski.com for Guardian US Opinion)

“In truth, I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to anyone.”

Recently, a young woman asked me how we can make feminism more accessible to men. I told her that I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to men. In truth, I don’t...

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12. 10. 2014
misc. - worldwide strength of barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

No nation, worldwide, without barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

Look at these data (from the WomanStats project) on the strength of cultural barriers to reporting rape worldwide. (Click for larger.) For instance, in Britain, Ireland and the US there are “cultural barriers...

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12. 10. 2014
feminism - fvck me I'm a fresher

Ten things female students shouldn’t have to go through at university

Below is a link to a list of 10 things that women shouldn’t have to go through at university. One would think that it goes without saying – that any of these should...

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12. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (12th October 2014)

All else last week: There Is No Constitutional Right to Harass Women Online (thenation): “This week, Kathy Sierra published a long, raw and incisive blog post marking the ten years since receiving her...

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12. 10. 2014
misc. - cartoon television

LOVE/ HATE: MORE ON TV’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (TW)

Ages ago, I wrote about the very problematic portrayal of women’s bodies, and violence against women, in True Detective and TV in general. This post is on the same theme. Love/ Hate is...

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10. 10. 2014
feminism (rape culture) - stop blaming victims (victim-blaming)

Actually, Camille Paglia: One in Five Women at My School Deals With Rape or Attempted Rape

Below is a challenge to the statements made in a piece by Camille Paglia (who, notoriously, makes the rather confusing claim that she is a feminist while touting various anti-women/ anti-feminist messages) about...

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09. 10. 2014
criminology (feminism) - women in prisons (Eleanor Parker)

Gender and the Meaning of Prison

This is fascinating. It’s striking that so many women (small sample though it is) felt “saved” by prison because it got them away from their abusive partners. Male offenders who have desisted often...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - rape culture (flirting is not consent) (2)

Why Colleges Won’t (Really) Address Rape Culture

Some pretty clear pointers here on what US colleges (and, presumably, colleges elsewhere) could do (but won’t do) to address rape culture. Moreover, it’s advice that is realistic and feasible. On msmagazine: One...

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08. 10. 2014
Video: Nottingham students’ graphic, misogynistic chant for freshers’ week (TW)

Video: Nottingham students’ graphic, misogynistic chant for freshers’ week (TW)

This morning I posted this piece – Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene – which was written by a Stanford student and describes her constant battle with male privilege and entitlement to...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - rape culture (flirting is not consent)

Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene

As a woman at Stanford who likes to spend her weekends at parties, I am deeply aware of an imminent fear that something bad will happen to me on account of a male,...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - sexism (science for girls)

A Sneak Peek at New Parody Book “Science… For Her!”

Actually pretty funny. From bitchmagazine: When I got a copy of Megan Amram’s new book Science… for Her!, I decided to run a little experiment. I host a weekly science night at my...

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06. 10. 2014
sociology - hatred

London School of Economics (LSE) rugby club leaflets calling women ‘slags, mingers and crumpets’

From the Evening Standard. They urged players to “do your utmost to pull a sloppy bird”, while a glossary of LSE rugby vocabulary said that the term “gary”, means “to chat up a...

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05. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (5th October 2014)

More from last week. The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig, Reviewed by Ann Friedman (newrepublic): “Margaret Sanger promised it would be “a miracle tablet.” Hugh Hefner hailed it as “a powerful...

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03. 10. 2014
feminism - age when street harassment starts (by Stop Street Harassment campaign)

Ten percent of women who have experienced street harassment have experienced it by age 10

For a non-quantitatively-minded person, I do love the immediacy of information on an infographic. The graph below is from the Stop Street Harassment organisation and shows the average age at which street harassment...

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03. 10. 2014
Science for GIRLS: sparkly, not serious

Science for GIRLS: sparkly, not serious

Via Feminist Philosophers, on Boing Boing.

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