13. 11. 2014
feminism - motherhood (victorian)

Egg Freezing Isn’t the Feminist Issue You Think It Is

Interesting, alternative (and sociological) take on egg-freezing (on Sociological Images): First of all, it didn’t seem to me that these women were likely to delay their childbearing till, say, after retirement. So what...

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15. 09. 2014
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10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn’t Learn About In History class

The clue’s in the title here. Our conventional history curricula are not revisionist, per se, but there’s no small amount of glossing over the influence of women, historically, on social, ideological, political and...

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07. 08. 2014
Stay-at-Home Mothers on the Rise among Low-Income Families (US)

Stay-at-Home Mothers on the Rise among Low-Income Families (US)

“Stay-at-home mother” evokes black and white images of well-coiffed women in starched aprons. Rather than a vestige of a bygone era, stay-at-home moms are on the rise, according to the findings of a new Pew...

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20. 07. 2014
feminism - feminist times

Sunday feminist roundup, @Feminist_Times special

Here’s a special round-up of posts on what was, sadly, the last week of Feminist Times in its current incarnation. The linked posts discuss the editors and writers’ experiences of their involvement in...

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27. 06. 2014
The social construction of female beauty

The social construction of female beauty

This is fascinating. The image above is from the US. What Happened When One Woman Had Her Picture Photoshopped In 25 Different Countries. “Make me look beautiful.” That’s what Esther Honig asked 40...

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19. 06. 2014
feminism - women (austen)

Unpopular Opinion: I Don’t Like Jane Austen

And I do understand that she was writing using the cultural expectations of her own era, but she seems to glorify Georgian societal constraints, where her characters are either praised or punished for...

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12. 06. 2014
criminology - OitNB (women in prison)

Can “Orange is the New Black” Change the Way Congress Thinks About Prisons?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I’d disappeared. I didn’t. Well, I did, but only into a low-internet period. May and June are always manically busy times in academia. I’ve not been keeping...

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27. 04. 2014
Ovaries before Brovaries: On Women’s Friendship

Ovaries before Brovaries: On Women’s Friendship

Do I talk about clothes and relationships and sex with my friends? Of course. But that doesn’t mean our friendship is somehow any more trivial than that between two men, that because we...

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08. 04. 2014
“Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time.

“Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time.

Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time. Take your time. You are taught to hide, censor, move about without messing up decorum for a man’s comfort. Whether it’s said...

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06. 04. 2014
politics - old woman votes in Afghan election (democracy)

Habiba Sarabi: ‘To be in Afghan politics as a woman is a risky task’

Picture from twitter: pajhwok As the only woman on a credible ticket in Afghanistan’s presidential elections next month, Habiba Sarabi is courting the ire of the world’s most dangerous extremists. But she has...

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05. 04. 2014
Feminism is the new misogyny: On ‘Belle Knox feminism’ and the new backlash

Feminism is the new misogyny: On ‘Belle Knox feminism’ and the new backlash

This just in from the backlash: everything is feminism’s fault and we are the real woman-haters. You knew that, didn’t you? That it was not men, but women — and not just women,...

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03. 04. 2014
Sex, rape and role models – how women in comedy perform

Sex, rape and role models – how women in comedy perform

Yes, women are funny. No, we cannot have this conversation any more. The below is posted for the content of the shows and not that. On theconversation: The topic of “women in comedy”...

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03. 04. 2014
"You’re such a nice girl, why aren’t you married?”

"You’re such a nice girl, why aren’t you married?”

I’ve posted these before, but I get a kick out of them every time. On feministtimes: Conceptual Photographer Suzanne Heintz explains her “Life Once Removed” project, after it went viral online. What would...

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03. 03. 2014
eve was framed

eve was framed

eve was framed. I will always love this photo. feimineach (pinterest)

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03. 03. 2014
“Innocence is not doing. Not running off to New York….

“Innocence is not doing. Not running off to New York….

Innocence is not doing. Not running off to New York. Not drinking whiskey till 4 AM. Not fucking that boy or girl because they make your heart scream electric, then waking up unpunished...

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24. 02. 2014
“There’s just one thing: Even if you are a woman who achieves the ultimate…

“There’s just one thing: Even if you are a woman who achieves the ultimate…

There’s just one thing: Even if you are a woman who achieves the ultimate and becomes like a man, you will still always be like a woman. And as long as womanhood is...

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22. 02. 2014
Conservative “Marry Young” Dating Advice is Actually About Man-Hating

Conservative “Marry Young” Dating Advice is Actually About Man-Hating

When Princeton alumna Susan Patton garnered national attention last week for her “straight talking advice” letter imploring the young women of her alma mater to spend their college years “finding the right man...

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21. 02. 2014
Breast cancer isn’t sexy. Nipnominate’s cleavage shots trivialise a devastating illness

Breast cancer isn’t sexy. Nipnominate’s cleavage shots trivialise a devastating illness

[…] But to me there’s something offensive about seeing pictures of healthy women in push-up bras posting cleavage shots to support breast cancer sufferers. Breast cancer is a devastating illness. It isn’t sexy....

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16. 02. 2014
Woman Loses 100 Friends After Posting Beautiful Post-Surgery Photos On Facebook [NSFW]

Woman Loses 100 Friends After Posting Beautiful Post-Surgery Photos On Facebook [NSFW]

On her 32nd birthday, Beth Whaanga was diagnosed with breast cancer; valiantly fighting back against the illness, she asked her friend, the photographer Nadia Masot, to take portraits of her nude body after...

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13. 02. 2014
44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women

44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women

Getty Images launched the “Lean In Collection” Monday in partnership withLeanIn.org which features more than 2,500 photos of female leadership in contemporary work and life. The project began when Pam Grossman, director of visual trends at...

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