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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21. 11. 2014
feminism (sexism) when a man expresses an opinion... bitch

#justbenice

Niceness, the concept of nicety, when applied to women is gendered. When you’re at school at you got in trouble there was always a teacher.. — Congolesa Rice (@judeinlondon) November 21, 2014 who...

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21. 11. 2014
feminism - street harrassment (via iHollaback)

‘Over and over again we are told that men just want to “brighten” our day or make us “feel good.”’

The expectation that women indulge random men’s desire for socialization and affirmation may be slightly less gross than the expectation that women indulge random men’s desire to spew sexual profanity at them, but...

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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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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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31. 10. 2014
feminism - (sexism) (what can I do)

Sports with the biggest disparity in prize money

Following the info-graphic detailing the UK’s dropping standards of gender equality, here is another gem courtesy of the BBC. Whilst chunks of the UK news media continue to sexualise and reduce women to...

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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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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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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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08. 10. 2014
feminism - sexism (science for girls)

A Sneak Peek at New Parody Book “Science… For Her!”

Actually pretty funny. From bitchmagazine: When I got a copy of Megan Amram’s new book Science… for Her!, I decided to run a little experiment. I host a weekly science night at my...

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05. 10. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (5th October 2014)

More from last week. The Birth of the Pill by Jonathan Eig, Reviewed by Ann Friedman (newrepublic): “Margaret Sanger promised it would be “a miracle tablet.” Hugh Hefner hailed it as “a powerful...

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03. 10. 2014
Science for GIRLS: sparkly, not serious

Science for GIRLS: sparkly, not serious

Via Feminist Philosophers, on Boing Boing.

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28. 09. 2014
Sunday feminist roundup (14th September 2014)

Sunday feminist roundup (28th September 2014)

I missed last Sunday’s round-up because I was busy in that never-rains-but-it-pours way. But here’s this week’s: Where Are the Plays Written By and Starring Women? (newrepublic): “Mel Heslop is stating what is...

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26. 09. 2014
Advertising: pitting women against women

Advertising: pitting women against women

“[…] Sexist assumptions underwrite these revolting ads: self-esteem is a zero-sum game; the key to feeling good is feeling pretty; you are always in competition with other women for male attention; standard beauty...

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25. 09. 2014
feminism - gender equality in media #1 (data from Geena Davies Inst. research, found on theairspace.net)

Gender movie study: Film industry discriminates against women

Here’s more evidence than you could shake a stick at that there is gender bias in film. (Well, that probably depends on your stick, but it’s convincing me.) The Geena Davies Inst. has...

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23. 09. 2014
An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate

An open letter to privileged people who play devil’s advocate

It is physically and emotionally draining to be called upon to prove that these systems of power exist. For many of us, just struggling against them is enough — now you want us...

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23. 09. 2014
sociology - social networking

New report slams Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for secrecy around harassment of women online

First, sorry for silence. Term is about to start here again and I have been busy as anything. Also: socialisng, natch. So, a new report (Washington Post) slams twitter, facebook and youtube for...

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