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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07. 09. 2014
feminism - (prochoice) (5)

What Seeking an Abortion Was Like Before Roe v. Wade

Lest we forget what it was like. Some examples: a woman’s success in terminating a pregnancy often depended more on her social networks (i.e. in the absence of institutionalised facilities) which could mean...

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08. 08. 2014
feminism - (prochoice) - keep abortion legal

The beginning of the end of the anti-choice movement (US)

Below is a series of posts on (what seems to be) a certain slow down in the anti-choice movement in the US. If nothing else, it’s all welcome respite from the chipping away...

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24. 07. 2014
John Oliver Uses Puppets To Explain US Prison System Is ‘A Lot Racist’ (VIDEO)

John Oliver Uses Puppets To Explain US Prison System Is ‘A Lot Racist’ (VIDEO)

On Sunday John Oliver tackled the “fundamentally broken” U.S. prison system in an extended segment on his HBO show “Last Week, Tonight.” “We have more prisoners at the moment than China,” Oliver said....

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23. 07. 2014
feminism, sex work - prostitution (2)

How Germany fought human trafficking by empowering sex workers

Whether you think such sexual transactions are a good thing or a bad thing, the fact remains that criminalization makes things more expensive. And price drives pimps to find new ways to satisfy...

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23. 07. 2014
misc. - law and legality

#Twitterpurge is revenge porn: We need laws to stop the non-consensual posting of naked pictures.

Over the weekend, under the hashtag #twitterpurge, users took to Twitter to “expose” the nude photos they had of other people, with or without consent. The so-called purge primarily targeted girls and women....

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02. 07. 2014
‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

In order to find corporations can exercise religious beliefs, Alito must conflate two very different scenarios. The first involves cases where the legal interests of employers and employees are largely aligned against those of...

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26. 04. 2014
“His Career Will Be Absolutely Fine”: On Being Molested

“His Career Will Be Absolutely Fine”: On Being Molested

I learned a lot that year. For example, did you know that a sex offender isn’t necessarily charged according to the most current Sexual Offences Act? They’re charged according to the act that...

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23. 04. 2014
criminology - police line

It’s simple: criminalize revenge porn, or let men punish women they don’t like

Maybe. Yet (1) criminal justice penalties do not serve as a deterrent against illegal activity and (2) it’s further use of the criminal justice system to deal with social problems, rather than addressing...

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21. 04. 2014
feminism - women's liberation

Yarl’s Wood: Immigration is a Feminist Issue

Very good piece on tokenfeminist about what should be an issue of feminist concern. Last week Rashida Manjoo, a special rapporteur for the UN, stated that the UK has an in-your-face boys’ club...

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21. 04. 2014
You don’t only get photographed when you’re eating

You don’t only get photographed when you’re eating

I missed WWEOT’s Tony Burke on the Today programme (praise the gods). (That’s the founder of the Women Who Eat on Tubes photoblog, for those of you who have not had the misfortune...

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16. 04. 2014
criminology - policing rape

Why anonymity would be a green light to rapists

The outcome of the William Roache trial resulted in a flood of demands for there to be anonymity for defendants in rape cases and talk of women eager to make false allegations of...

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14. 04. 2014
criminology - poverty is not a crime

Zero Tolerance and Broken Windows Policing Criminalizes Homeless and Poor People … and Can Kill Them

Alternet: The recent death of homeless veteran Jerome Murdough in a Rikers Island cell should be more than a temporary debate in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it New York media cycle that often desensitizes us to...

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06. 04. 2014
feminism - prochoice abortion rights

The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion

In 1969, when abortion was completely illegal in Texas except to save a woman’s life, Karen Hulsey became pregnant. She was 20 years old and living in Dallas at the time, and the...

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28. 03. 2014
From kareningalasmith.com

Domestic violence: a second-class crime

On the Guardian: Last year, 77 women died at the hands of their partners. Better than the long-term average of two a week, but of those, 14 had been in contact with their...

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23. 03. 2014
Bill Forces People Going Through Divorce To Get A Judge’s Permission Before Having Sex In Own Home

Bill Forces People Going Through Divorce To Get A Judge’s Permission Before Having Sex In Own Home

[…] If Massachusetts State Sen. Richard J. Ross (R) gets his way, that’s exactly what many women (and men) would have to do if they have children and are going through a divorce....

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12. 03. 2014
In Brief: Massachusetts bans up-skirting

In Brief: Massachusetts bans up-skirting

After this – Today in misogyny: upskirts are acceptable and legal (MA, US) – this: Massachusetts passed a bill last Thursday that bans ‘up-skirting’, in response to a recent ruling that said a...

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10. 03. 2014
Porque Yo Decido: Spain’s war on abortion is not about morality – it’s about austerity

Porque Yo Decido: Spain’s war on abortion is not about morality – it’s about austerity

Porque Yo Decido. Because I decide. That was the title of a manifesto handed to the Spanish government on 1 February on behalf of the millions of men and women across the country...

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07. 03. 2014
child bride

child bride

child bride. (bust_magazine) In honor of International Women’s Day (IWD) coming up this Saturday March 8th, Catapult – a crowd-funding website championing the empowerment of women and girls – created a series of...

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07. 03. 2014
Today in misogyny: upskirts are acceptable and legal (MA, US)

Today in misogyny: upskirts are acceptable and legal (MA, US)

Today in disgusting, the Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that it’s totally legal to take upskirt photos on public transit. Provided that the victim is wearing underwear. The court concluded that this creepy-ass...

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