#research: ambivalent, hostile and benevolent sexism – @jessesingal/ @NYMag

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(Lots of interesting research and theorising here about the gender order, ambivalent, hostile and benevolent* sexism, and misogyny. I suggest you read it all – it’s not long. *The most insidious of the three, perhaps, in terms of maintaining the gender order and women’s oppression.) Excerpts from @nymag (captions, emphasis added): Recent election polling shows that women prefer Hillary Clinton by about 15 percentage points, […]

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#report: yes, the gender wage gap is real (see in particular: women of colour) – @rewire_news

(Evidence people. There is Actual Evidence. See in particular: women of colour.) ••• A major research report out Thursday from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) aims to inform the national discussion about workplace policies with a new analysis showing the gender wage gap is real. “We’re basically saying we’ve measured it a lot of different ways, and it exists, and […]

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#womenslives: millions of American women work while sick— incl. Hillary Clinton – @EverettMaroon/ @bitch media

Hillary Clinton has pneumonia. Apparently something has infected her lungs, and apparently it is not Donald Trump’s bloviating, not ash from the Pacific Northwest wildfires, and not the 400 parts per million carbon dioxide levels never consistently seen in Earth’s atmosphere before last year. Her pneumonia is probably a bacterial infection, she’s taking an antibiotic, and she has already stated […]

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#feministslives: talking, writing and fighting like girls: speaking out as feminists – @ConversationUK

(Long piece. Excerpts below.) ••• The phrase “the personal is political” has been entwined with the feminist movement since the 1970s. The idea that every individual woman’s experience speaks to broader social and political structures that affect women has encouraged feminist writers to disclose something of themselves as they have agitated for gender equality. […] The renewed visibility of feminists […]

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#todayin: fighting back: “A feminist internet is one where online violence against women is taken seriously and addressed” – @chitranagarajan

#todayin: fighting back: “A feminist internet is one where online violence against women is taken seriously and addressed” – @chitranagarajan: This piece is getting a lot of coverage, and for good reason. From the guardian, emphasis added. Although the violence women and girls experience online has received growing attention from the media, politicians and technology companies, what is often missing […]

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#womenslives: ‘“Bro talk” produces a force field of disrespect and exclusion’ –  @SamPolk

#womenslives: ‘“Bro talk” produces a force field of disrespect and exclusion’ – @SamPolk: For my entire life, I’ve heard men talk about women. On baseball fields, in wrestling locker rooms, at frat parties and in private conversations, I’ve listened to men dissect women into body parts. When I was younger, I did it, too. Casually objectifying women — speaking in […]

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#todayin: feminists doing feminism wrong: where feminism went wrong

“The dilemma for contemporary feminists is that although American women have gradually overcome the formal legal and informal cultural barriers that previously prevented them from participating in certain occupations and professions, this achievement has not led to statistical parity between the sexes in all areas of social, economic, and political life,” wrote Christina Villegas. We see this applied most notably […]

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#todayin: fighting back: questioning rape in China – @tingguowrites (@5050oD)

On power, privilege, structure, patriarchy, rape acceptance, and the fightback, in China. @tingguowrites on opendemocracy: “All victims have something to be despised” vs the crime of rape On 27 June 2016, the young woman at the centre of the case, university senior H, contacted Cheng who was her mentor (laoshi) when she interned forSouthern Daily, and asked him to confirm her internship. He […]

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#todayin: srsly! Can we stop calling inspirational women ‘badass babes’? – @bellejarteam

Actually seriously. It’s offensive and it MAKES NO SENSE. BelleJar: A trend has arisen in popular feminist discourse where people have opted for the terms ‘babes’ and ‘badasses’ (and even the combined ‘badass babes’) when describing female change-makers. These terms have been popularised in feminist dialogue over the past few years and have been used in countlessarticlesoverandoveragain, articles that aim to […]

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#todayin: misogyny: How ‘hysteria’ has been used to degrade and control women – @ConversationUK

By Paula Michaels, Monash University: […] hysteria’s long, dark past as a medical diagnosis casts a shadow over our modern colloquial use. With a genealogy that can be traced back 4000 years to ancient Egypt, hysteria can arguably be understood as Western civilisation’s first conceptualisation of mental illness. Ancient physicians attributed erratic female behaviour to spontaneous movement of the womb, with […]

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#womenslives: “I’ve never seen a poster giving tips to stop me being potentially run over by a motorist” – @FeministIre

@FeministIre (emphasis added, as always): So, with this in mind what are we teaching girls about that? Are we telling them to watch out for the man who lives next door/the older cousin/the guy you’ve been dating for 6 months/his best friend? Are we teaching them that 1 in 4 relationships are abusive and that you need to know the […]

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#womenslives: Study: sexual harassment “part of job” for women in tech – @DianaTourjee/ @broadly

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Piece by @DianaTourjee on @broadly (emphasis added): A recent report finds that 60 percent of women working in the tech industry in Silicon Valley have experienced sexual harassment. A staggering 90 percent of the women interviewed in the study, which was titled Elephant in the Valley, reportedly “witnessed sexist behavior at company offsites and/or industry conferences.” In other cases, the sexism women […]

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#todayin: srsly: “This isn’t my first rodeo, I know the tactics these men use against vocal women” – @ACyborgKitty, medium

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srsly. we all know. @ACyborgKitty on medium: I just created a label in my editor’s gmail for @DrunkenBoat: Harassment. I know from experience in other leadership positions that this is a label I will have to use all too often, even in the supposedly progressive field of literary arts. This is a label I need to have because I need to […]

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