#patriarchiesrealign: what does it mean when we call women girls?

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Tackling the “girl” trend has become a bit of a trend in itself, but often these pieces elide a meaningful distinction between two kinds of “girl” book: those whose plots revolve around actual, underage girls and those whose titles describe adult women. Conflating the two makes sense if you’re wondering how girly the market has gotten (answer: very), but—as any […]

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#research: medical abortions online safe and effective

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[Though still illegal for the women of Ireland.] A study into women who seek abortion pills online in the face of strict laws against terminations has found that almost 95% safely ended their pregnancy without surgical intervention. Experts say the study underscores the safety of medical abortion, and highlights that women who go on to experience symptoms of possible complications […]

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#picturethis: Eight years of American strip clubs (NSFW) 

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  All photographs © Juliana Beasley/Contact Press Images, 1992–2001. Ms. Beasley’s book on New York’s Rockaways is forthcoming. “I realized that there are many motives behind why women, myself included, choose to strip,” she says. “And there are reasons why men become customers. I decided to focus on the exchange of love and affection for money — love for sale.” From @Timeline_Now […]

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#vivelafeminism: a movement, not a moment: inside the outrage – @msmagazine

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The Outrage launched six months ago with a focus on feminism and women’s empowerment. CEO Rebecca Lee Funk sought to blend style and activism. When Donald Trump became president, sales immediately skyrocketed. Funk became an official partner of the Women’s March, and decided her pop-up operation would remain open indefinitely. She hired Maldonado, who had never been a creative director, […]

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#feminismisdead: Feminism: an excuse to exploit women? – @PatriarchTree

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These are really disturbing allegations about the goings-on in the Thinx company, which is, apparently, based on “beliefs in gender equality”. This piece, however, is written by someone who is so clearly anti-feminism and who really wants to grind his feminist axe. See, for example, the statement: ‘Feminism often seems to be interpreted as carte blanche for women to engage in […]

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#picturethis: #anonymouswasawoman: The first female war photographer killed in action was 26 and had a brilliant career ahead of…

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#picturethis: #anonymouswasawoman: The first female war photographer killed in action was 26 and had a brilliant career ahead of her – @timelinenow: Because of her size, stealth, and quickness, and her strawberry blond mane, Gerda Taro was often called “the little red fox.” The intrepid photojournalist was one of the first women ever to capture a war on film, and is thought […]

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#research: U of T: racial bias may begin in babies at six months

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In the first study, published in Developmental Science, Lee  showed that six- to nine-month-old babies begin to associate faces from their own race with happy music and those from other races with sad music.   In the second study, published in Child Development, the researchers found that babies as young as six months were more inclined to learn information from […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: British women, the vote, and the fascist movement

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Excerpted from Hurrah for the Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars by Martin Pugh. Published by Penguin Random House UK. Sir Oswald Mosley’s immediate appeal consisted in his economic program, a marriage of Keynesian ideas for stimulating domestic demand and a policy of economic autarky influenced by the example of the United States, with its huge home […]

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#vivelafeminism: being a libertarian and a feminist

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Libertarians despise racism and sexism as much as anyone because it is a form of collectivism that strips someone’s individual identity with a set of traits and stereotypes. Rugged individualism is at the core of libertarian philosophy, while collectivist ideologies go against many of the tenants of libertarianism – the belief that the government should not outlaw “hate speech” for […]

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