Keynote: Sexism and violence in the neoliberal university (by @alisonphipps)

feminism - your banter is bullshit (lad culture)

I posted text from Sara Ahmed’s keynote at the Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Conference (Goldsmiths) earlier. Here is an excerpt from Alison Phipps’ equally excellent keynote. This time, the focus is on lad culture and violence in UK universities. On genderate (and, again, you should read it all): I want to talk about markets. Education markets, institutional markets, sexual markets: brought together […]

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#todayin: pictures: powerful photos show the crisis facing Canada’s aboriginal women

#womensstories, #womenslives

Between 1980 and 2012, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women in Canada were murdered, and in 2013 there were 164 Aboriginal women who had been missing for more than 30 days. Those numbers come into shocking relief when the small population of Aboriginal—also known as First Nations—women is compared with the total number of missing and murdered women in the country: […]

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

sociology - social networking

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 their lack of transparency around, and measures to deal with, online abuse against women. I find it interesting that the report is most damning about the secrecy […]

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Most rapists and murderers aren’t ill. Don’t call misogynists “mad”

feminism - hate, misogyny (VAW)

Swapping misogyny for mental illness in explanations for violence against women (particularly when the explanations are a clear-cut as the Elliot Rodger case) is nothing more than excuse-making. It’s inaccurate and it prevents a criminal justice system from dealing with violence. It also covers up the extreme misogyny that women experience every day and that they’re taught to re-frame (“it […]

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Pornography: The Normalization of Violence and Abuse

feminism - no porn wallpaper

“I’d like to really show what I believe the men want to see: violence against women. Men get off behind that because they get even with the women they can’t have. – Bill Margold – Pornographer “It might promote violence against women in the United States, but I say, ‘Good. I hate those bitches.’ – Dan Sandler, “Rape Camp” Website […]

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Mental health, misogyny and not all men

Misogyny I think this one is a no-brainer for anyone who’s seen or read any of Rodger’s views – he hated women. Anyone who says a group of people should be rounded up in concentration camps hates that group of people. Come on now. His own words make clear that this hatred played a part in his decision to attack […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “Crying wolf”: Why don’t the police believe women?

criminology - policing rape

On Feminist Times: In December 2012 Naomi Oni was attacked with acid on her commute home from work by a jealous friend. The fear, pain and panic of this horrific attack are difficult to comfortably contemplate. Unfortunately for Naomi, this was only the start of her ordeal. Painful medical procedures, a prolonged hospital admission, and a traumatic police investigation added to her distress. […]

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