#vivelafeminism: Critics couldn’t stomp out female unity at the Women’s March – @feministcurrent

The biggest protest in U.S. history took place last weekend, and women made it happen. It was a massive demonstration of female political solidarity and a battle cry against male-supremacist power, embodied by the ultimate sexist pig, Donald Trump. The Women’s March yielded these fantastic results, despite bearing constant attacks since its inception: A march for WOMEN? How selfish. The […]

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#vivelafeminism: Women marching worldwide revive a long-sought dream: global feminism

#WhyWeMarch #WhyIMarch #WomensMarch: Women’s rights are human rights This diverse coalition came out not just to protest Trump’s agenda but to state that women’s rights are human rights, and that the president of the United States is obliged to respect the rights of migrants, Muslims, Latinas and Latinos, people with disabilities and the LGBT community – under domestic and international […]

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#vivelafeminism: The feminist classroom as ‘safe space’ after Brexit and Trump by @alisonphipps

aroomofourownfeministnetwork: The feminist classroom as ‘safe space’ after Brexit and Trump by @alisonphipps So it’s happened. Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States. He ran on a white supremacist ticket, and multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault failed to stop him taking the White House. There were reports of racist, homophobic and misogynistic hate crimes within hours of […]

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#vivelafeminism: Gloria Steinem’s Women’s March speech

Gloria Steinem’s Women’s March speech: “Friends, sisters and brothers, all of you who are before me today and in 370 marches in every state in this country and on six continents and those who will be communing with us in one at 1 [p.m.] in a silent minute for equality in offices, in kitchens, in factories, in prisons, all over […]

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#vivelafeminism: No, feminism isn’t over, but it needs to change – @addiestan

That’s all well and good, but framing alone won’t fix the problem. The problem is structural, both in the make-up of feminist leadership, and in the dominance of men as the leaders funders turn to when liberals periodically deduce that there’s a problem with the liberal and progressive political infrastructure. Resistance to the anti-woman Trump agenda and the reconstitution of […]

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#vivelafeminism: What is feminism in the age of Trump? – @melissagira on @TheWeek

What was “white feminism” — if it was a phenomenon divorced from what’s been lately dubbed “mainstream feminism,” or previously “liberal feminism,” or sometimes “marketplace feminism” — is now forever linked to that 53 percent of white women voters. Whatever feminism means to women who can vote in the United States, it was not enough to turn their votes away […]

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#vivelafeminism: A feminist resolution for 2017: making marginalized voices your new normal – @fudgeposner on @feministing

Here are five resolutions to get you started on how to make women’s voices the norm, rather than the aberration or the token, in your home or community in 2017: 1. Amplify female journalism. The tirade of angry, un-intersectional, and mark-missing think pieces by boring white men on even trusted leftist news sources has made a nuanced and intersectional approach […]

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#vivelafeminism: The alt-right drove feminist writer Lindy West off Twitter. That has real-world political implications. – @ajaromano on @voxdotcom

Rather, her breaking point — what made her feel she could no longer participate in the platform’s “profoundly broken culture” — was that Twitter has failed to acknowledge and deal with the alt-right’s use of the social network to spread its racist ideology, leading to severe, real-world repercussions: The white supremacist, anti-feminist, isolationist, transphobic “alt-right” movement has been beta-testing its […]

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