16. 11. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (16th November 2014)

I missed last week’s round-up because I was busy (and then exhausted) so there are a few extra this week. Mark Driscoll and Toxic Christian Masculinity by Kate Davis (feminismandreligion): “It all began...

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02. 11. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (2nd November 2014)

All else this week then: #Street Harassment Intersectionality (gender-focus): “You’ve probably seen the viral video of the woman who walked the streets of NYC for ten hours, getting over 100 catcalls in the...

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31. 10. 2014
feminism - it should be humanism (2)

Feminists Are NOT Humanists – And We Should Not Be Renamed

Can everyone please stop asking us to “rebrand” already? Regardless of the differences in the principles of the three theoretical positions (feminism, humanism and egalitarianism), the real issue is that the fight for...

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28. 10. 2014
UK's gender inequality (source - world economic forum)

UK no longer in top 20 country for gender equality

The UK is not among the top 20 most gender equal countries in the world for the first time. Infographic on: i100.independent. More detail on: independent.

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26. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (26th October 2014)

Another very busy week at work so I missed out on so much. Here is a brief round-up of what I have managed to read. My Strip Club Bullying Nightmare (alternet): “When I...

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19. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (19th October 2014)

Will Revenge Porn Laws Actually Stop Revenge Porn? (bitchmagazine): “”I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body,” said Jennifer Lawrence in response to someone leaking her private photos online....

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16. 10. 2014
feminism - feminism is cool

Universities won’t be a safe place for women until they’re a safe place for feminism

Glosswitch on feminism, university campuses, university study, and the important role of the NUS in ensuring women’s safety. (And on that: the piece links to the 2012 NUS LGBT Campaign Policy document which...

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13. 10. 2014
feminism - celebrity feminism (illustration by racheljablonski.com for Guardian US Opinion)

“In truth, I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to anyone.”

Recently, a young woman asked me how we can make feminism more accessible to men. I told her that I don’t care about making feminism more accessible to men. In truth, I don’t...

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12. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (12th October 2014)

All else last week: There Is No Constitutional Right to Harass Women Online (thenation): “This week, Kathy Sierra published a long, raw and incisive blog post marking the ten years since receiving her...

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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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05. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (5th October 2014)

More from last week. The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig, Reviewed by Ann Friedman (newrepublic): “Margaret Sanger promised it would be “a miracle tablet.” Hugh Hefner hailed it as “a powerful...

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28. 09. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (28th September 2014)

I missed last Sunday’s round-up because I was busy in that never-rains-but-it-pours way. But here’s this week’s: Where Are the Plays Written By and Starring Women? (newrepublic): “Mel Heslop is stating what is...

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26. 09. 2014
feminism - slut-shaming (2)

The Dating Game: Sluts Don’t Get to Be Happy

This post from Bitch Mag. is from ages ago but it’s so well done that it never gets old. No ring for you, you slutty slut! NO RING FOR YOU! Who would want...

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25. 09. 2014
feminism - gender equality in media #1 (data from Geena Davies Inst. research, found on theairspace.net)

Gender movie study: Film industry discriminates against women

Here’s more evidence than you could shake a stick at that there is gender bias in film. (Well, that probably depends on your stick, but it’s convincing me.) The Geena Davies Inst. has...

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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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23. 09. 2014
An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate

An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate

It is physically and emotionally draining to be called upon to prove that these systems of power exist. For many of us, just struggling against them is enough — now you want us...

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14. 09. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

All else this week: Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry (mca-marines): “Marine Corps infantry is not broken, so let’s not “fix” it. Women should be incorporated into the infantry if...

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11. 09. 2014
Misogynistic harassment as art

Misogynistic harassment as art

Every feminist and activist I know has been the subject of horrible misogynistic abuse online. I have, several times, and so much so that it has been an ordeal for me to even...

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10. 09. 2014
feminism - equality, women, power and politics

Missing Women: It’s Time for Legislative Quotas in British Politics

Below is a detailed analysis (from the UK PSA Women and Politcs blog) on the merits of gender quotas to ensure a gender balance in government. Gender quotas are unpopular but, if properly implemented, they...

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09. 09. 2014
Patriarchy’s Magic Trick: How Anything Perceived As Women’s Work Immediately Sheds Its Value

Patriarchy’s Magic Trick: How Anything Perceived As Women’s Work Immediately Sheds Its Value

I’ve posted quite a bit about gender imbalance in the workplace this week (particularly in terms in science careers) and here is another. This post (from cratesandribbons) is from a while back but...

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