“Institutionalized sexism in business world means higher a woman rises the higher the costs of having that position” – @uajamie, @skepchicks

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Lack of promotions (or applications for promotions) in the business world (see also: academia) are little to do with women’s ambitions or talents, argues Jamie Bernstein on skepchick, and much more about the expectations placed on women outside of, and in, work which only get worse the more successful women become. A group of women researchers at Harvard recently released the results of […]

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“It can be an uncomfortable and painful process to encounter new ideas or opinions, especially if…”

“It can be an uncomfortable and painful process to encounter new ideas or opinions, especially if they are directly critical of your work. But this process is imperative; a true discourse—however challenging—is vital to moving us toward a more equitable and informed society. I keep this in mind when others call out issues they see in my words, and have […]

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#inhaste: Donald Trump is giving America permission to hate women

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From huffpo: In the wake of Donald Trump’s announcement that he would not participate in the Jan. 28 GOP debate because Megyn Kelly is moderating, Kelly has been subjected to a barrage of misogynistic abuse online. It’s disgusting and depressing, but not at all surprising, for two reasons: Because many people (read: trolls) feel empowered to talk to women online in a degrading, […]

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“My first basic thought was, what would we expect misogyny to be, understood as the most hostile and…”

My first basic thought was, what would we expect misogyny to be, understood as the most hostile and toxic manifestation of patriarchal ideology? Not a uniform hatred of women, surely. Patriarchal social structures, in conjunction with the ideology that governs them, work to make women into men’s deferential, attentive social subordinates, and to mask many of the forms of dominance […]

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#inhaste: he knows me better than i know myself: “Don’t tell the Bride” and gender (from @jembloomfield)

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quiteirregular on gender norms, patriarchal expectations (from men and women) and reality TV: “I’m less interested here in the ways by which the show’s editing shapes scenes, or produces characters from the people onscreen (though there’s plenty to say about that elsewhere.) Instead, I want to look at some of the assumptions which lie beneath the stories which play out on […]

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Being a mother still slows down progress at work

Research from the Chartered Management Institute has revealed the negative long-term effect for women who take maternity leave, termed the “motherhood penalty”. Based on women in full-time management and professional positions, the problems include a pay gap that widens considerably as the woman gets older. The research also highlighted a softer type of discrimination, with mothers being placed into less […]

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Online sexism is so out of control that we can no longer ignore it

‘After going on Question Time, historian Mary Beard received hundreds of messages attacking her appearance.’ Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/Rex The comedian Kate Smurthwaite received 2,000 abusive tweets for objecting when a men’s rights activist called her “darling” in a TV debate. Some called her “bitch”, “slut”, “harpy”; some were explicit threats of violence and rape. After going on Question Time, the […]

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(Re)Creating and (Re)Defining Sisterhood Online: The Mumsnet Phenomenon (by @LeStewPot)

(Re)Creating and (Re)Defining Sisterhood Online: The Mumsnet Phenomenon (by @LeStewPot): Mumsnet – we’ve all heard the name. It pops up frequently in the press as either an object of derision as that place full middle class Yummy Mummies who once harassed Gordon Brown about his favourite biscuit brand during a political webchat[i] or that “nest of vipers”[ii] who viciously bully […]

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Dear New York Times: the real reason young feminists reject Hillary (from @feministing)

Dear New York Times: the real reason young feminists reject Hillary (from @feministing): On Sunday, the world got its latest in a tired stream of “feminist generation war” think pieces, courtesy of The New York Times. The subject: Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. In it, authors Amy Chozick and Yamiche Alcindor explore what they term the “generational divide” on the subject […]

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How ‘gaping hole’ in law stymies fight to end violence against women

How ‘gaping hole’ in law stymies fight to end violence against women: A “gaping hole” in international law is allowing governments to ignore their commitments to end gender-based violence, according to the former UN special rapporteur on the causes and consequences of violence against women. Rashida Manjoo said states are not held fully accountable for ending violence because there is […]

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#womensstories: Defending land and community: women on the frontlines of climate justice (by @UrgentAct on @5050od)

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Throughout Southeast Asia, hundreds of women environmental activists have been jailed, attacked and defamed as threats to “national security”. They remain without adequate resources, protection and funding for their work. When world leaders attend international conferences like Conference of Parties (COP21) on climate change, they face political pressure and opposition. When women stand up for environmental rights in their communities, […]

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#a(nother)feministtakeon: Jessica Jones: Thanks, Marvel; it’s about time (on @lip_mag)

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Over the last week, I have obsessively binged on Jessica Jones, the superhero that insists she is just trying to ‘make a goddamn living in this goddamn world.’ Jones, played excellently by Krysten Ritter, is a sarcastic, hardboiled alcoholic who resists being labeled as a heroine. After a brief stint as a superhero, she crossed paths with sociopathic mind-controller, Kilgrave […]

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#todayin: seriously! Google searches highest for International Men’s Day in March (International Women’s Day)

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That’s the patriarchy, right there, folks. From quiteirregular: International Men’s Day took place this last week.  It’s the 19th of November, a date more usually known on Twitter as “19th November, actually”, or “I think you’ll find it’s November 19th.”  Like October 3rd, but with more snark. The reason for this particular association is the number of times International Men’s Day […]

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