16. 10. 2014
feminism (sexism) - fck you and your fascist beauty standards

Why is women’s body image anxiety at such devastating levels?

Emphasis added below. Headlines: only 60% (approx.) of British women aged 18 to 49 are happy with their appearance. However, 10 million women in the UK feel “depressed” about how they look (10...

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29. 07. 2014
feminism - handmaid's tale (dystopia)

How Well-Intentioned Public Health Campaigns Can Wind Up Shaming Women

We can all agree that fetal alcohol syndrome is a tragedy. But although American public awareness campaigns about the dangers of drinking while pregnant have good intentions at heart, recent media initiatives have...

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12. 04. 2014
“For 43 years the only nipples exposed in mainstream media have been those attached to the large firm breasts of teenagers…

“For 43 years the only nipples exposed in mainstream media have been those attached to the large firm breasts of teenagers…

“For 43 years the only nipples exposed in mainstream media have been those attached to the large firm breasts of teenagers and young women displaying them provocatively on Page 3 of the Sun,...

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06. 04. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (6th April 2014)

- In Brief: American school district preaches sexually active girls are like ‘dirty chocolate’ (lipmag) – “Why doesn’t she just leave him?”: The result of false narratives on women’s lives (everydayvictimblaming) – Consent...

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29. 03. 2014
American women like birth control and don’t think companies have right to trample on people’s freedoms

American women like birth control and don’t think companies have right to trample on people’s freedoms

As the Supreme Court takes up the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate today, here are a few more numbers to add to this infographic from Ultraviolet.

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24. 03. 2014
#nomakeupselfie You will have seen them

#nomakeupselfie You will have seen them

#nomakeupselfie You will have seen them. They’ve been viral over the weekend. In valiant acts of bravery and generosity, women everywhere have been posting (dark, out of focus and grainy) photographs of themselves...

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10. 03. 2014
Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Risky Sex. Someone Tell the GOP

Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Risky Sex. Someone Tell the GOP

According to new study that surveyed nearly 8,000 women and teenage girls, no-cost access to birth control doesn’t encourage women to engage in risky or “promiscuous” sexual behavior. Another related study conducted the...

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09. 03. 2014
Page 3 vs breast cancer: whose side are YOU on?

Page 3 vs breast cancer: whose side are YOU on?

Do you like Page 3? Or do you hate breasts and want them to have cancer? That is the dilemma that the Sun issues on today’s front page, where the paper announces a...

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07. 03. 2014
Protect Our Sisters From FGM This International Women’s Day

Protect Our Sisters From FGM This International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, yet we still have A LOT to get done before we can confidently say that women around the world are receiving equal rights. In fact, there is...

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06. 03. 2014
Breast cancer awareness should be much more than tits out for the lads

Breast cancer awareness should be much more than tits out for the lads

Breast cancer awareness should be much more than tits out for the lads In 1992 when I was 20 my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her own mother died in 1986 and her mother...

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01. 03. 2014
When They Imagine Clothes For Models, Here’s What Actual Women Would Have To Look Like

When They Imagine Clothes For Models, Here’s What Actual Women Would Have To Look Like

When They Imagine Clothes For Models, Here’s What Actual Women Would Have To Look Like (upworthy) A new ad campaign warning of the dangers of anorexia produced these evocative photos of what a real...

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28. 02. 2014
“Every Saturday morning, I volunteer as a clinic escort at an abortion clinic

“Every Saturday morning, I volunteer as a clinic escort at an abortion clinic

Every Saturday morning, I volunteer as a clinic escort at an abortion clinic in New Jersey. I’ve been called every name I can possibly think of: murderer, baby killer, “deathscort,” even a “stuck-up...

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21. 02. 2014
Breast cancer isn’t sexy. Nipnominate’s cleavage shots trivialise a devastating illness

Breast cancer isn’t sexy. Nipnominate’s cleavage shots trivialise a devastating illness

[…] But to me there’s something offensive about seeing pictures of healthy women in push-up bras posting cleavage shots to support breast cancer sufferers. Breast cancer is a devastating illness. It isn’t sexy....

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16. 02. 2014
Woman Loses 100 Friends After Posting Beautiful Post-Surgery Photos On Facebook [NSFW]

Woman Loses 100 Friends After Posting Beautiful Post-Surgery Photos On Facebook [NSFW]

On her 32nd birthday, Beth Whaanga was diagnosed with breast cancer; valiantly fighting back against the illness, she asked her friend, the photographer Nadia Masot, to take portraits of her nude body after...

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10. 02. 2014
“Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society

“Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society

Under the ideology of austerity women are facing what is termed by the Fawcett society as ‘Triple Jeopardy’. That is: cuts to vital frontline services, job cuts in the public sector where two-thirds...

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10. 02. 2014
Did You See How Republicans Tried to Tamper With Women’s Health Insurance…

Did You See How Republicans Tried to Tamper With Women’s Health Insurance…

Where are the women? That’s the question I asked nearly two years ago when an all-male panel testified to the House Oversight Committee on restricting women’s access to contraception. And it’s the question...

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15. 01. 2014
The Pope’s beliefs about abortion will become relevant the day the Popebecomes pregnant

The Pope’s beliefs about abortion will become relevant the day the Popebecomes pregnant

Yes. On newstatesman: Oh, Pope Francis. He was doing so well. For almost a year, liberals all over the world allowed themselves to believe that this Pope was different, that this Pope was...

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22. 12. 2013
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (22nd December 2013)

I’m looking forward to a long break over the festive. Hope you are too. x – The London clinic fighting back against female genital mutilation (newstatesman) – A year after the Delhi gang-rape,...

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28. 11. 2013
Older women rally to save the NHS in the northwest

Older women rally to save the NHS in the northwest

On the feministtimes: “The NHS is one of the best things about this country and this government is going to ruin it,” says Sue Richardson, one of a growing number of women who have...

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13. 11. 2013
The worst breastfeeding initiative I've ever come across

The worst breastfeeding initiative I've ever come across

Heard this yesterday morning. Nearly fell off chair. As cynical and manipulative initiatives go, this ticks several boxes. It adds insult to injury that the scheme is being tried out among “disadvantaged” women...

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