26. 11. 2014
misc. - satire

Make Me a Sammich: The Tone Cop

© Rosie R, makemeasammich.org

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25. 09. 2014
An Open Letter To All Men Concerning #YesAllWomen

An Open Letter To All Men Concerning #YesAllWomen

Guy writes about what he and other men can do to (1) stop reacting to women’s stories of violence and fear of violence with the “not all men/ not me” auto-response and (2)...

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25. 09. 2014
feminism - white male privilege

I’m Not Your Feminist Mommy and I’m Tired of Holding Your Hand

I’m tired of explaining to men that the feminist movement will, in fact, benefit them as well as women. I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car...

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06. 09. 2014
feminism - (sexism) (the harder she works)

The Problem When Sexism Just Sounds So Darn Friendly (Benevolent Sexism)

Good exploration of “benevolent sexism”, its frequency, and why you might find it difficult to object to it. On scientificamerican: Something can’t actually be sexist if it’s really, really nice, right? I mean,...

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02. 09. 2014

Whining about boys in bars: On feminism and loving men

We, as women, fight for our selves every day. We fight to be ourselves. Not to lose ourselves. We have to fight to tell the truth. Because what we aren’t supposed to do,...

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20. 08. 2014
Sexting and porn part of everyday life for teenagers

Sexting and porn part of everyday life for teenagers

On telegraph: Sending sexually explicit pictures by mobile phone is now part of everyday life for almost half of teenagers, according to new research showing a backlash among young people against Britain’s increasingly...

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07. 08. 2014
feminism (sexism) - the friendzone

The dangerous discourse of “the friend zone”

In response to the Elliot Rodger shooting, I wrote a piece for the American Prospect about “pick-up artists”—whose worldview clearly had a major impact on Rodger’s mentality, even as he was growing skeptical...

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04. 08. 2014
#WomenAgainstFeminism, Privilege and Feminist Activism

#WomenAgainstFeminism, Privilege and Feminist Activism

The tweets and posts on Women against Feminism demonstrate a fundamental misunderstanding as to what feminism actually is: the liberation of women. More excellent commentary by Louise Pennington (elegantgatheringofwhitesnows.com) on the recent #WomenAgainstFeminism...

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01. 08. 2014
feminism, suffrage - equality, the time is now

While men are in charge, gender quotas are the only way to increase the number of women in boardrooms

I remain torn about the issue of quotas. They’re a false (forced, token) equality at best, yet they are still one of the best ways to ensure that more women are given positions...

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14. 06. 2014
‘Most “fallen” women knew well enough that they were expected to create a narrative of disappearance, usually one that involved the boat to Holyhead.’ Photograph: HJ Allen/Evening Standard/Getty Images

If shame has gone, why do we use secret abortions in England to preserve the myth of holy Ireland?

‘Most “fallen” women knew well enough that they were expected to create a narrative of disappearance, usually one that involved the boat to Holyhead.’ Photograph: HJ Allen/Evening Standard/Getty Images The Irish psychosis whose...

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26. 05. 2014
Elliot Rodger and illusions of nuance

Elliot Rodger and illusions of nuance

Well, guess what? I don’t buy this. Patriarchy fucking well is one-sided. Misogyny is one-sided. I am sick of being told to play six of one, half a dozen of the other every...

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25. 05. 2014
The fear of reprisal: What happens if you stand up to harassment?

The fear of reprisal: What happens if you stand up to harassment?

I marched – or waded – over and promptly informed the three men that I would rather sew myself up and remain sexless for the rest of my life than have relations with...

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29. 04. 2014
feminism, suffrage - A fearless race

“A lot of people learn that men and women should have different roles in this world in order to create “balance”

A lot of people learn that men and women should have different roles in this world in order to create “balance” and, therefore, end up with this idea that feminism is not only...

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27. 04. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (27th April 2014)

All else this week, then. – Britain may have a sexist culture – but at least it’s British sexism, eh? (theguardian) – Britain’s church and state should divorce: it would set them both...

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26. 04. 2014
feminism, suffrage - equality under the law

Feminism: this is not as good as it gets

“It was like the maddest kind of falling in love.” This is how feminist activist and writer Beatrix Campbell began describing the women’s lib movement of the 1970s to a room of intergenerational...

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14. 04. 2014
sociology - gender, equality, society

The slippery slope of gender: why shaving and snacking are feminist issues

Gender policing is all about the little things – trying to limit women through rules about beauty and dress and behaviour. But little things become big things, and it’s vital we fight the...

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13. 04. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (13th April 2014)

And here’s what else I’ve been reading this week. – The Government has a women problem – and its down to the feminist men to fix it (the guardian) – Fox News Hails...

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04. 04. 2014
feminism, suffrage - women's equality day (2)

Feminism and the expectation of martyrdom

Jan Dark on the challenge of overcoming female social conditioning and standing up to abuse from not just men, but other women. On the F-Word:  Since time immemorial, women have been taught that male...

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29. 03. 2014
“FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!

“FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!

Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves. This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off...

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29. 03. 2014
feminism - (sexism) sexism still exists

‘Enough is enough': the fight against everyday sexism

I thought about the night a group of teenage boys had casually walked up behind me in the street before one of them grabbed me, hard, between the legs. I recalled the boss...

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