24. 09. 2014
politics - austerity is class war

Women, employment and the economy

The Fawcett Society has a posted a series of blogs this week about the current state of women’s employment in the UK. The findings from recent research confirm what we’ve known for a...

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31. 07. 2014
feminism - equality, 50,50

Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Really interesting insight into China’s problems with gender inequality, particularly for older women. Interview with Leta Hong Fincher by Sarah Graham. (Related post here.) Leta Hong Fincher is the author of ‘Leftover Women:...

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28. 07. 2014
feminism - patriarchy and marriage

The sexism of China’s love and dating scene – “leftover women”

For many of today’s Chinese youth looking for a partner, love takes second place to parental pressure, moving up the social ladder and a heavy dose of fear drummed into women that they...

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23. 07. 2014
feminism, sex work - prostitution (2)

How Germany fought human trafficking by empowering sex workers

Whether you think such sexual transactions are a good thing or a bad thing, the fact remains that criminalization makes things more expensive. And price drives pimps to find new ways to satisfy...

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15. 06. 2014
sociology - classism

Does Feminism Have a Class Problem?

Below is a the first piece on a new blog on the Nation – The Curve – where feminists discuss economics (or economics are discussed through a feminist lens). Feminism’s class problem is...

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27. 04. 2014
sociology - capitalism rocks

‘I Can Barely Afford My Children’s Shoes:’ My Life As A McDonald’s Worker

 “Each payday I choose, do I pay the light bill or do I pay the gas bill?” said Melinda Topel, a McDonald’s worker for 10 years in various cities. “Do I pay all...

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15. 04. 2014
sociology - Weekly Wipe (class)

“Class distinctions do not die; they merely learn new ways of expressing themselves.” This is as true now as it was 25 years ago, and 25 years before that. “Each decade,” he continued,...

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19. 03. 2014
Minimum wage is a women’s rights issue

Minimum wage is a women’s rights issue

Minimum wage is a women’s rights issue Data shows most Americans making minimum wage are women. In reality, not only are more than half of all minimum wage workers women, they’re adult women...

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10. 03. 2014
Porque Yo Decido: Spain’s war on abortion is not about morality – it’s about austerity

Porque Yo Decido: Spain’s war on abortion is not about morality – it’s about austerity

Porque Yo Decido. Because I decide. That was the title of a manifesto handed to the Spanish government on 1 February on behalf of the millions of men and women across the country...

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20. 02. 2014
“Hunger Through My Lens” (picturing hunger through art)

“Hunger Through My Lens” (picturing hunger through art)

“Hunger Through My Lens” (picturing hunger through art) “After I lost my job, grocery shopping became extremely stressful. Even just the act of making the shopping list caused stress, knowing I wouldn’t be...

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16. 02. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (16th February 2014)

This week. – Catholic dominance over hospitals endangers women (feministe) – Teenage feminism – coming to a blog near you (The F Word) – On SWERFs, TERFs and good girls (glosswitch) – A...

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15. 02. 2014
Gender inequality is costing the global economy trillions of dollars a year

Gender inequality is costing the global economy trillions of dollars a year

According to a recent UN report, the progress made in the past 20 years towards reducing global poverty is at risk of being reversed because of a failure to combat widening inequality and...

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13. 01. 2014
How Can We Help Men? By Helping Women

How Can We Help Men? By Helping Women

Feminism, there. Not just for the wimmin. From the NYTimes: THIS week Maria Shriver brings together a star-studded cast of celebrities, from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Beyoncé, to call attention to the economic...

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16. 07. 2013
McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget; Price Charles dodging tax

McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget; Price Charles dodging tax

McDonalds Tells Workers To Budget By Getting A Second Job And Turning Off Their Heat: McDonalds has partnered with Visa to launch a website to help its low-wage workers making an average $8.25...

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29. 06. 2013
What does the Spending Review mean for women?

What does the Spending Review mean for women?

Chancellor George Osborne this week announced government spending plans for 2015-16. Plans included: – A 10 per cent cut to the Department for Communities and Local Government budget; this means councils – already...

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26. 06. 2013
Half a million Britons using food banks

Half a million Britons using food banks

Never here, they said. On commentisfree: Let no one say we didn’t see it coming. Half a million people are now accustomed to using food banks, and according to a report by Oxfam...

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08. 06. 2013
Ireland: Vulnerable in care still being failed by State, reports show

Ireland: Vulnerable in care still being failed by State, reports show

On safeworldcommunity: Serious problems around the care of vulnerable children in care still exist, according to reports released today. The latest inspection reports into the foster care system by the Health Information Quality...

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06. 06. 2013
American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government

American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government

Democracy Now: Describing the United States as an “advanced Third World country,” longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader calls for a new mass movement to challenge the power corporations have...

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05. 06. 2013
Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year (research)

Child poverty costs UK £29 billion a year (research)

On cpag.org: The high levels of child poverty in the UK are currently costing the country at least £29 billion a year – or £1,098 per household – according to new research released...

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21. 05. 2013
Wealth Inequality in America [video]

Wealth Inequality in America [video]

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