#vivelafeminism: Turkish women rising

Turkish women rising The tweet translates: The Assembly is reflected in the will of the people against the will of the people, you cannot present the Bill!! From @ms-magazine-blog (x): Led by a doctor, the We Will Stop Women’s Murders platform has grown since 2009 into a sprawling network of women nationwide, who often respond within hours to reports of […]

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#vivelafeminism: Why disregarding motherhood and women’s bodies won’t help feminism

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On Mother’s Day, a piece by @glosswitch on feminist and motherhood: @newstatesman: The question “what is a woman?” – that annoying, wheedling, pseudo-intellectual musing, of which there’s no equivalent asked of men – takes on a particular meanness when considered in relation to maternity. If feminism is to be, not the liberation of women, but the rejection of gender roles […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966) was the first woman

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celebratingamazingwomen: Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966)was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court, and one of the two firstto serve as a US federal judge. She studied Political Science at a time whenwomen were still barred from pursuing a degree in law, but managed to graduatelater, in 1913, from New York University. She concentratedher expertise and efforts on […]

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#vivelafeminism: The obvious challenge is how to channel this explosion of popular feminist energy

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The obvious challenge is how to channel this explosion of popular feminist energy in order to defeat the burgeoning forces of populism decisively. The worry is that feminist protest will be self-limiting, drawing its life force from women’s deep, almost instinctive familiarity with outsiderness: the same “exteriority” to power (stemming from both outer hostility and inner reluctance) that Beard sees […]

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#picturethis: America’s boring, beautiful architecture

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#picturethis: America’s boring, beautiful architecture On @timeline_now (twi.); source: But they are fascinating nevertheless. The Historic American Buildings Survey(HAPS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) archives began in the 1930s and 1960s, respectively, as “a comprehensive and continuous national survey.” Photographers are given strict guidelines dictating what cameras and film to use, which angles to take and how to correct […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #herstory: colorized photos from early suffrage marches bring women’s history to life

profeminist: “In 1909, at the original such march, it was for better working conditions. This year, the day will be an occasion for the movement associated with January’s post-Inauguration Women’s March protests to continue to make its voice heard. But during the first decades of the 20th century, there was one particular cause that drew many American women to take […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize

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celebratingamazingwomen: Marie Curie (1867-1934) was thefirst woman to receive the Nobel Prize in any category. She achieved this firstin 1903, when she won the Prize in Physics, and then again in 1911 forChemistry. She therefore became the first and only woman to win the Nobeltwice, and the only person to receive it for two different sciences. The research sheconducted on […]

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#vivelafeminism: No more cupcakes! A call to action on International Women’s Day

What is clear in the standard attempts of workplaces to “celebrate” IWD is that women = frivolity. Rather than using the occasion to address the pay gap, sexual harassment, domestic violence leave provisions, misogyny, or pervasive “boys club” practices of exclusion and discrimination, women are offered a pile of cupcakes (best served with a side of condescension from their resident […]

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event/ CFP: The Welcome City? Leeds, 11-13 Sept.

Call for Papers – one week until deadline, 10th March The Welcome City? RC21 Conference, Rethinking Global Urban Justice, University of Leeds, 11-13 September Convenors: Dr Hannah Lewis, University of Sheffield Dr Louise Waite, University of Leeds Send abstracts to the conference RC21@leeds.ac.uk, and to the session organisers (h.j.lewis@sheffield.ac.uk and l.waite@leeds.ac.uk) Deadline: 10 March 2017 Can every day urban acts of ‘welcoming’ […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Agustina de Aragón (1786-1857) was a heroine of the Spanish War of Independence

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celebratingamazingwomen: Agustina de Aragón (1786-1857) was aheroine of the Spanish War of Independence, sometimes dubbed as the ‘Joan ofArc of Spain’. She was first a civilian, then became an officer in the SpanishArmy. In 1808, during theFirst Siege of Zaragoza, she arrived on the ramparts to bring food to thesoldiers, but ended up lighting the fuse to a cannon and […]

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#research: people morally outraged by other people who don’t want kids – @broadly

Not only did participants perceive the voluntarily childfree male and female subjects to be “significantly less psychologically fulfilled than targets with two children,” Ashburn-Nardo notes, they also reported “significantly greater moral outrage” toward them. These findings offer evidence for the theory that parenthood is seen by some as a moral imperative: “In other words,” the study states, “not having children […]

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