#vivelafeminism: @BitchMedia: An alternative 100 days

We’re living dystopia but by gods, we got game. From bitch email dispatch: Brown Girls appeared onscreen. [OpenTV] The newly-announced Poetry Coalition gathered to defend the value of poetry and poets to American culture. [Academy of American Poets] NASA and the National Parks Service went rogue. [NPR] Jack Jones Literary Arts combatted the whiteness and elitism of the writers retreat by announcing their own […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: British women, the vote, and the fascist movement

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Excerpted from Hurrah for the Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars by Martin Pugh. Published by Penguin Random House UK. Sir Oswald Mosley’s immediate appeal consisted in his economic program, a marriage of Keynesian ideas for stimulating domestic demand and a policy of economic autarky influenced by the example of the United States, with its huge home […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminism in the age of Trump – @wync

#vivelafeminism: Feminism in the age of Trump – @wync:  ‘On this episode of Indivisible, we’re talking about feminism in the age of Trump. Are we all seeing politics and life through the lens of gender more than before the election? Collier Meyerson from The Nation and Soraya Chemaly from the Women’s Media Center join hosts Kai Wright and Anne McElvoy to talk […]

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#vivelafeminism: How Romania’s feminists are fighting back

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Abortion has been legal in Romania since the fall of Ceausescu. Under his rule, it’s estimated 10,000 women died as a result of so-called illegal abortions. For post-communist Romania, legalising abortion was seen as a way to move forward from the horrors of the dictatorship. Although abortion is now legal and free, the reality of accessing the procedure is much […]

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#todayin: fighting back: from pink collars to pink hats: working-class feminism and the resistance

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Tightly gripping a “Firefighters for Women’s Rights and Equality” banner at the Women’s March on Washington, a group of women who had once made history as New York City’s first female firefighters roared up Independence Avenue. There, they joined a new generation of labor activists: teachers, nurses, government workers, restaurant servers, home health-care aides, communications workers, and thousands of other […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: #research: women absent from introductory political science texts – @PSAWomenPol

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Despite compelling arguments for gender mainstreaming in political science education, evidence indicates that very little mainstreaming is taking place. This is likely related to a knowledge gap regarding politics and gender. As Ernest Boyer noted: “[A]s a scholarly enterprise, teaching begins with what the teacher knows.” Nevertheless, professors would be hard-pressed to know everything there is to know about their […]

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#todayin: austerity: welfare shakeup ‘will push a quarter of a million children into poverty’

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Payments to bereaved families cut from 20 years to 18 months.Two charities say cuts will leave 75% of bereaved families worse off.  ••• “A government shakeup of welfare payments being introduced on Thursday will push a quarter of a million children into poverty while wiping thousands of pounds off payments for bereaved families, according to research. Analysis for the Guardian reveals […]

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#womenslives: The worst ‘alternative facts’ about abortion – @rewire_news

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Abortion Is Dangerous for Women’s Health The Reality: Evidence suggests a much different world-view from the fake narrative that abortion is medically harmful. Data show that the overall complication rate of abortion is lower than the complication rate for wisdom tooth removals and tonsillectomies, according to Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, a research center at the University of California, […]

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#womenslives: republican politician says women should be forced to carry dead fetuses to term – @broadly

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Earlier this week, during a committee hearing for an abortion ban that is being proposed in Ohio, a Republican state representative, Shannon Lundgren, mounted a troubling defense of her hardline stance that a woman should not be able to terminate her pregnancy after 20 weeks. The anti-abortion politician suggested that women who miscarry after 20 weeks of pregnancy should carry […]

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event: The Sociological Review Annual Public Lecture 2017: Cities and the Political Imagination

The Sociological Review Annual Lecture 2017 Friday 28th April, 2017 Time: 5:45pm – 8:00pm, followed by wine reception Location: Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL Cities and the Political Imagination Keynote Speaker: Professor Rivke Jaffe Responses by Professor Claire Alexander Dr. Emma Jackson How can we recognize the political in the city? How might social scientists engage with forms […]

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#vivelafeminism: Turkish women rising

Turkish women rising The tweet translates: The Assembly is reflected in the will of the people against the will of the people, you cannot present the Bill!! From @ms-magazine-blog (x): Led by a doctor, the We Will Stop Women’s Murders platform has grown since 2009 into a sprawling network of women nationwide, who often respond within hours to reports of […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #herstory: colorized photos from early suffrage marches bring women’s history to life

profeminist: “In 1909, at the original such march, it was for better working conditions. This year, the day will be an occasion for the movement associated with January’s post-Inauguration Women’s March protests to continue to make its voice heard. But during the first decades of the 20th century, there was one particular cause that drew many American women to take […]

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todayin: history: February 27th 1933: Reichstag fire

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todayinhistory: February 27th 1933: Reichstag fire Onthis day in 1933, the Reichstag building in Berlin, whichhoused the German Parliament, was set on fire. The Nazi government ofAdolf Hitler then ordered a thorough hunt to track down the arsonist.The policeidentified the perpetrator as Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch communist;he and four other Communist leaders were arrested for their supposedrole in […]

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#vivelafeminism: A new era of feminist activism – @msmagazine #weresist

Molly Adams: Since returning back to Minnesota, Tubbs Campbell has not only joined a Women’s March huddle—she is hosting next month’s meeting—but has also donated to a number of causes, made phone calls to her state and federal representatives and has volunteered to do research for SwingLeft on Minnesota’s second district. She is even considering running for state or federal […]

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