16. 11. 2014
feminism - TIME poll to ban word feminist

There is nothing wrong with the word “feminism”

This week was also the week that TIME Magazine suggested that we ban the word “feminist“. On its poll of the words/ phrases that it thinks should be banned, it has “feminist” up...

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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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13. 11. 2014
feminism - motherhood (victorian)

Egg Freezing Isn’t the Feminist Issue You Think It Is

Interesting, alternative (and sociological) take on egg-freezing (on Sociological Images): First of all, it didn’t seem to me that these women were likely to delay their childbearing till, say, after retirement. So what...

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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 - muslim women, oppression and feminism (1)

Dear Feminists: I’m One of You! Please Don’t “Save” Me

As feminism becomes more mainstream, there’s been a great deal of discourse online regarding different cultural perspectives for various feminist issues. The more I read through these discussions, the more I become aware of a trend among...

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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
feminism - rape in war (your body is a battleground)

Iranian women and the hijab, the persistent stereotype

Power of A Cliche from Haleh Anvari on Vimeo. Found on theguardian.com. Amazing narrative.

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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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26. 10. 2014
feminism - fundamentalism

“Or You Could Ask Us”: On Talking Over Muslim Women

The silencing and total lack of engagement in regards to Muslim women is dangerous. Under the false pretense of concern, time and time again I see my reality be dissected. It’s true, there...

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23. 10. 2014
feiminism - male violence (isolated indidents) on FB - Roweena Russell

#isolatedincidents

#isolatedincidents. Found: facebook.

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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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12. 10. 2014
misc. - cartoon television

LOVE/ HATE: MORE ON TV’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (TW)

Ages ago, I wrote about the very problematic portrayal of women’s bodies, and violence against women, in True Detective and TV in general. This post is on the same theme. Love/ Hate is...

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10. 10. 2014
feminism (rape culture) - stop blaming victims (victim-blaming)

Actually, Camille Paglia: One in Five Women at My School Deals With Rape or Attempted Rape

Below is a challenge to the statements made in a piece by Camille Paglia (who, notoriously, makes the rather confusing claim that she is a feminist while touting various anti-women/ anti-feminist messages) about...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - rape culture (flirting is not consent) (2)

Why Colleges Won’t (Really) Address Rape Culture

Some pretty clear pointers here on what US colleges (and, presumably, colleges elsewhere) could do (but won’t do) to address rape culture. Moreover, it’s advice that is realistic and feasible. On msmagazine: One...

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08. 10. 2014
Video: Nottingham students’ graphic, misogynistic chant for freshers’ week (TW)

Video: Nottingham students’ graphic, misogynistic chant for freshers’ week (TW)

This morning I posted this piece – Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene – which was written by a Stanford student and describes her constant battle with male privilege and entitlement to...

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08. 10. 2014
feminism - rape culture (flirting is not consent)

Male Privilege and the Campus Party Scene

As a woman at Stanford who likes to spend her weekends at parties, I am deeply aware of an imminent fear that something bad will happen to me on account of a male,...

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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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