08. 10. 2014
feminism - sexism (science for girls)

A Sneak Peek at New Parody Book “Science… For Her!”

Actually pretty funny. From bitchmagazine: When I got a copy of Megan Amram’s new book Science… for Her!, I decided to run a little experiment. I host a weekly science night at my...

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04. 08. 2014
Who Needs Feminism Anyway?

Secret Teacher: it seems feminism is still a dirty word in the classroom

The F word: frowned upon, hotly contested, and, unfortunately, infrequently used in British secondary schools. I’m talking about feminism, of course. It seems feminism is still a dirty word in the classroom. As...

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18. 07. 2014
religion - cross

Today in terrifying: How Scientologists Are Sneaking Their Way into Schools to Spread Their Propaganda

Not sure which scares me the most: Scientologists or flesh-eating snake-rat-mice-spiders. By its own estimate, Foundation for a Drug Free World, an education non-profit, has visited at least 20 percent of New York...

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14. 06. 2014
The Hidden Curriculum in Evangelism: Patriarchy

The Hidden Curriculum in Evangelism: Patriarchy

This isn’t an issue that I’ve read a great deal about. Certainly in Britain (and perhaps the rest of Europe), there is not a lot of evangelism on campus. Below is a guest...

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08. 04. 2014
© 2012 Pamela WoodTour of the old House of Corrections in Jessup.

The new school detention, where kids make the rules and a prison pipeline ends

Photograph: Picture Partners / Alamy Destiny was in eighth grade when, in the middle of an altercation with another student, she grabbed a teacher’s jacket and threw it out of a classroom window....

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20. 03. 2014
“[…] What does offend me is the fact that we think it’s acceptable…

“[…] What does offend me is the fact that we think it’s acceptable…

[…] What does offend me is the fact that we think it’s acceptable to use someone’s level of education and their perceived social class as insults. These comments – comments making assumptions about...

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18. 03. 2014
illiterate

illiterate

illiterate. pinterest (feimineach)

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12. 03. 2014
“But frankly, I am plumb tired of doing that…

“But frankly, I am plumb tired of doing that…

But frankly, I am plumb tired of doing that. You can look it up on the internet for yourself. To enter that discussion is to jump down an endless rabbit hole of contention...

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05. 01. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (5th January 2014)

It’s a relatively short one because I’ve been doing a lot of quick hits lately. Here’s what else I’ve been reading. Male birth control pill and entrenched gender roles (christinedecleene) How To Be...

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04. 01. 2014
Dressing for the occasion (dress codes imposed on girls)

Dressing for the occasion (dress codes imposed on girls)

Excellent post. On aworldworthchanging: Clothing policies are everywhere. Whether they are rooted in tradition, are for practical purposes or to give off a particular impression, many workplaces have a specific uniform, you are...

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29. 11. 2013
Children learn sexism at school – so that's where we should begin to fight it

Children learn sexism at school – so that's where we should begin to fight it

On theguardian: High-profile cases in Rochdale and recent reports into gangs suggest that the sort of girls who are harrassed and abused are weak and friendless, girls whose chaotic homes lives leave them...

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23. 11. 2013
Dpt. Business, Innovation and Skills blew its budget, and now the entire higher education sector will have to pay

Dpt. Business, Innovation and Skills blew its budget, and now the entire higher education sector will have to pay

Wonderful to wake up to this on a Saturday morning when you have a full weekend of higher-education related work ahead of you. If this wasn’t so potentially catastrophic, it would be hilarious,...

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13. 11. 2013
Teaching Gender in the Classroom

Teaching Gender in the Classroom

Good stuff here (FWSABlog): Another year, and another new batch of undergraduates to welcome to the world of Gender Studies. For the third consecutive year I am leading seminars for the introductory Approaches...

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09. 11. 2013
Why 27% of Scottish students think "no means yes"

Why 27% of Scottish students think "no means yes"

[…] it is hard to envisage any analysis that would provide any reassurance: either a proportion of boys far higher than one-in-four is thinking along these lines, or some Scottish girls have so...

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03. 11. 2013
The lack of education on healthy, pleasurable sexuality and the growing prevalence of pornography are distorting young people's attitudes to sex…

The lack of education on healthy, pleasurable sexuality and the growing prevalence of pornography are distorting young people's attitudes to sex…

The point about sex education speaks for itself really but further down this piece this is also an interesting discussion about lad culture. For example: These self-appointed lads would have you believe that...

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16. 08. 2013
Today in stating the bleeding obvious: the government risks making university education the preserve of a rich elite

Today in stating the bleeding obvious: the government risks making university education the preserve of a rich elite

Yes, absolutely no one saw this coming. At no point did anyone ever say that it was clearly the intention of the tories to make higher education the preserve of the elite again....

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28. 07. 2013
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (28th July 2013)

And here’s what else I’ve been reading. Yes, they’re mostly from the New Statesman; I’m not sure how that happened. What not to say to someone who has been groped in public (newstatesman). (Related...

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28. 06. 2013
Feminism Belongs in Schools (new tumblr blog): feminismbelongs.tumblr.com

Feminism Belongs in Schools (new tumblr blog): feminismbelongs.tumblr.com

feminismbelongs (in schools)

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12. 06. 2013
Working Mothers Blamed For Low Literacy Rates

Working Mothers Blamed For Low Literacy Rates

More working-mother/ mothering-in-general shaming from the US. Because that never gets old. Bust: In today’s feature of “How did these people get elected?” news, Governor Phil Bryant from Mississippi is blaming America’s troubled...

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13. 05. 2013
The dark side of home schooling: America’s Christian right tried to train up ‘culture warriors’

The dark side of home schooling: America’s Christian right tried to train up ‘culture warriors’

Terrifying. And, needless to say, this “schooling” is at least partially about teaching women to be subservient and secondary. Several decades ago, political activists on the religious right began to put together an...

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