#vivelafeminism: A feminist resolution for 2017: making marginalized voices your new normal – @fudgeposner on @feministing

Here are five resolutions to get you started on how to make women’s voices the norm, rather than the aberration or the token, in your home or community in 2017: 1. Amplify female journalism. The tirade of angry, un-intersectional, and mark-missing think pieces by boring white men on even trusted leftist news sources has made a nuanced and intersectional approach […]

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#vivelafeminism: Evolving feminism(s): elitism and intersectionality – @aijenpoo on @washingtonpost

The domestic workers movement has created a home for some of the most isolated and vulnerable working women in our economy, offering a platform to change the laws and culture that undervalue their contributions and limit their human potential. Women of color and immigrant women built this movement. Their leadership puts feminism into practice every day, changing policies and behaviors […]

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ON PRIVILEGE, INTERSECTIONALITY AND TWITTER

I haven’t commented upon the recent, several, controversies on twitter and the blogosphere that have been about privilege (the idea that some of us are better off than others because of our social, economic and cultural positioning), intersectionality (the idea that -isms and -obias intersect and that sexism – the principle concern of feminists – does not exist in isolation […]

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#vivelafeminism: what would the suffragettes be fighting for today?

On June 4 1913, Emily Wilding Davison ran in front of the King’s horse during the Epsom Derby, was knocked unconscious, and died of her injuries four days later. Denied the right to be law-makers, vilified and brutally silenced by the state, the Suffragettes resorted to militancy and media-grabbing feats to make their Votes for Women campaign heard. Emily was […]

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#research: What Do You Know, Feminism Really DOES Work (an actual RESEARCH study)

Here is some Actual Peer-Reviewed Research ™ on feminism in modernity (you know, rather than asking women whose life choices and societal preferences are, likely, based upon family and traditional family values what they think feminism is all about). A fascinating study that is monumental in its research scope and ambitions is published in the fall American Political Science Review, […]

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#research: 0% of Kids Raised by Lesbians Report Abuse in UCLA Study

0% of Kids Raised by Lesbians Report Abuse in UCLA Study LOS ANGELES – There is a virtually zero-percent rate of physical or sexual abuse of children raised by lesbians, according to a 24-year study of American lesbian families at UCLA. The U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study at UCLA’s Williams Institute on sexual orientation law and public policy asked […]

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REPOST OF ANOTHER ENTITLED ‘SHALL WE TALK ABOUT PRIVILEGE’

I struggle with my privilege, mostly because I know that I’ve got bucketfuls of it. I’m western, white, straight, middle-class, able-bodied, and educated. The only area I don’t have privilege in is my gender (although I am cisgendered). But I’m not doing too badly, overall. I’m not ashamed of my privilege, but I am conscious of it. Most of my […]

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