24. 11. 2014
feminism - street harassment - don't tell me to smile (c) Anna Toman

Street harassment and the masculine mistake

And these men want not just to silence individual women when they speak out, but to erase the very notion of speaking as a woman or as a feminist in the first place....

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23. 11. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (23rd November 2014)

It is your human right to have a fruity vagina (feministcurrent): “Thank godfully two bros are here to educate us on the facts and rights of our human vaginas. Austen Heinz and Gilad...

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20. 11. 2014
feminism - not a proper, perfect victim (victim-blaming)

“Well, she didn’t act like a rape victim,” Cosby edition (TW)

Tarshis’s real sin, in the eyes of her accusers, is simply not acting the way a rape victim is “supposed” to act. I mean, she’s already lost validity points for going to see...

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20. 11. 2014
feminism - misogyny (defintion)

Julien Blanc is rightfully condemned, but who is willing to confront the global economy of misogyny?

Laura McNally (feministcurrent.com) discusses the broader social, economic, legal, cultural, and political institutions that enable the likes of Julien Blanc to peddle his misogynist wares. The market exists because it is enabled by...

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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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12. 11. 2014
feminism - street harassment is not a compliment

#NotJustHello Exposes How All Women – Even Young Girls – Are Vulnerable To Street Harassment And The Threat Of Violence

A quick Google search yields several heartbreaking examples, like the 14-year-old girl in Florida who was kidnapped and run over after refusing to have sex with a strange man who offered her money....

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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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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 - misogyny (defintion)

Anita Sarkeesian, Feminist Frequency, speaking at XOXO Festival (2014)

Anita Sarkeesian speaking at XOXO Conference: In September 2014, I was invited to speak at the XOXO conference & festival in Portland. I used the opportunity to talk about two subtle forms of harassment...

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25. 10. 2014
feminism - trolls (online harassment)

One in Four Young Female Internet Users is Stalked Online

Timely. All graphs from Pew Research. Click for larger. We’ve been talking about online harassment a lot in the past few weeks and now a timely new study from the Pew Research Center...

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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 (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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12. 10. 2014
misc. - worldwide strength of barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

No nation, worldwide, without barriers to reporting rape (womanstats.org)

Look at these data (from the WomanStats project) on the strength of cultural barriers to reporting rape worldwide. (Click for larger.) For instance, in Britain, Ireland and the US there are “cultural barriers...

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12. 10. 2014
feminism - fvck me I'm a fresher

Ten things female students shouldn’t have to go through at university

Below is a link to a list of 10 things that women shouldn’t have to go through at university. One would think that it goes without saying – that any of these should...

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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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