todayin: history: February 27th 1933: Reichstag fire

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todayinhistory: February 27th 1933: Reichstag fire Onthis day in 1933, the Reichstag building in Berlin, whichhoused the German Parliament, was set on fire. The Nazi government ofAdolf Hitler then ordered a thorough hunt to track down the arsonist.The policeidentified the perpetrator as Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch communist;he and four other Communist leaders were arrested for their supposedrole in […]

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#saturdaysatire: New House of Cards series cancelled ‘because it can’t compete with this sh*t’ – @whispersnewsltd

STREAMING GIANT Netflix has made the decision to cancel its successful House of Cards series, citing the fact that despite an effort to create a series of compelling and dramatic events surrounding the inner workings of Washington politics and the White House, try as they might they ‘can’t compete with this shit’. The news comes as President Trump’s recent pick […]

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#vivelafeminism: A new era of feminist activism – @msmagazine #weresist

Molly Adams: Since returning back to Minnesota, Tubbs Campbell has not only joined a Women’s March huddle—she is hosting next month’s meeting—but has also donated to a number of causes, made phone calls to her state and federal representatives and has volunteered to do research for SwingLeft on Minnesota’s second district. She is even considering running for state or federal […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminism for the 99% – @jacobinmag

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Clinton’s feminism was intensely individual: one could never stop hearing a silent “it’s my turn” in every public speech. Deeply neoliberal, her feminism was hopelessly attached to a political world that recedes ever more into the past: the America of Ronald Reagan and the New Democrats. All political environments develop and change over time, making positions like corporate feminism entirely […]

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BSA event 30.06: BSA Regional Early Career Event: The Precariatisation of Women’s Lives

BSA Regional Early Career Event The Precariatisation of Women’s Lives Friday 30th June 2017, 9.00-17.15 Sheffield Hallam University Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics and Sheffield Institute of Education Confirmed Speakers: Dr Amanda Arbouin (Nottingham Trent University), Professor Christina Beatty (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr Cinnamon Bennett (Sheffield Hallam University), Laura Bentley (University West of England), Vicky Blake (University & Colleges […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Bertha Pappenheim (1859-1936) was an Austrian feminist and social pioneer who in 1904

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celebratingamazingwomen: Bertha Pappenheim (1859-1936) was anAustrian feminist and social pioneer who in 1904 founded the Jewish Women’sAssociation in the country, and served as its first president for 20 years. Shededicated extensive efforts to reconciling the Jewish faith with feministideals. She became aware ofthe prevalence of unequal treatment when her brother attended high school whileshe was forced to stay at home […]

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#research: Judith Butler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist

celebratingamazingwomen: JudithButler (b. 1956) is a philosopher and theorist whohas had a great shaping influence on political philosophy, as well as feminist andqueer theory. She is a Professor of Literature at the University of California,Berkeley, and the Hannah Arendt Chair at the European Graduate School. Some of her most famous and significant works are Gender Trouble and Imitation and Gender […]

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#womenslives: Self-help, beauty privilege, and the truth about confidence – @lipmag

Confidence is widely considered an excellent quality. It’s associated with communication skills, social suavity, and success. Studies even show that people possessing strong self-confidence earn more money than their less confident counterparts. Is it any surprise, therefore, that capitalist Western culture in particular places such emphasis on self-esteem? Self-help culture has grown from the notion that everyone should strive to […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was a poet and playwright

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celebratingamazingwomen: Edna St.Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was apoet and playwright, winner of the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was alsoawarded the Robert Frost Medal in 1943, for her lifetime contributions toAmerican poetry. Her poetry often explored issues of femininity andsexuality, such as the love between women in The Lamp and the Bell. She was named as one of the 31 […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Who writes our history? @bitchmedia

Who writes our history? @bitchmedia History isn’t static—it’s the stories we tell ourselves about the past. And that story changes depending on who’s doing the telling. On this episode, we explore what it means to tell your own history in three different ways. Iranian-American comedian Negin Farsad talks with us being a super patriotic teen and her new book, How […]

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