WOMEN ARE HAPPY TO LET FEMINISTS GET BASHED

Well ain’t that the truth? Yes, it is. For it is a lamentable idiosyncrasy of feminism that, unlike other rights movements – the campaigns against prejudice based on race, class, or sexuality – its beneficiaries take their emancipation and run. Many women will not even countenance the F-word, being prepared to concede only: “I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist, but…” […]

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#vivelafeminism: The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women

“The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. Pat Robertson, 1992 Iowa fund-raising letter opposing a state equal-rights amendment (via flutterknife) This quote never, ever gets old.

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STILL VICTIM-BLAMING

I actually had an argument about this issue elsewhere on the web some weeks ago. It was all over the blogsosphere that the Church of Scientology (yeah, that’s not a terrifying crowd at all!) is forcing women to have abortions, sometimes late on in pregnancy. Now, my first thought about this was that Scientologists are anti-abortion. As it happens, they […]

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#research: ‘No foetal pain before 24 weeks’

‘No foetal pain before 24 weeks’ There is no new evidence to show foetuses feel pain in the womb before 24 weeks, and so no reason to challenge the abortion limit, UK doctors say. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ review said foetuses are “undeveloped and sedated”.

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#research: ‘More and more rules’ on pregnancy

‘More and more rules’ on pregnancy padaviya: Pregnancy has become ever more “policed”, with a litany of rules for parents-to-be on how to behave, a parenting conference is due to hear. Researchers at the two-day seminar at Kent University will present fresh analysis of the decision to advise pregnant women to avoid any alcohol. There have been mixed messages about […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminists fighting to change the world

Feminists fighting to change the world In 1902, Winifred Harper Cooley imagined a 21st century without sweatshops or slums. Cooley was a US feminist, once described as a radiant woman “in flowing, graceful robes”, and in this new world, she explained, no one would be tramping the streets without a home, or be unemployed. The world’s labour would be shared […]

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#vivelafeminism: #research: Feminism blamed for rising female violence

Feminism blamed for rising female violence, via onlylivinglesbian: A Northern Territory researcher says studies show women can be just as violent as men and social changes are behind a reported rise in violence among young women.A senior lecturer in psychology at Charles Darwin University, Dr Peter Forster, says there is no truth to the argument that testosterone levels make men […]

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#research: Feminism blamed for rising female violence

Feminism blamed for rising female violence, via onlylivinglesbian: A Northern Territory researcher says studies show women can be just as violent as men and social changes are behind a reported rise in violence among young women.A senior lecturer in psychology at Charles Darwin University, Dr Peter Forster, says there is no truth to the argument that testosterone levels make men […]

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