#guestpost: My journey with and guide to intersectional feminism, by @kateharveston

The topic of intersectional feminism has been in the news a lot lately, especially with the controversy surrounding the Women’s March earlier this year. Intersectional feminism directly contrasts the idea of “white feminism,” a label that’s also been thrown around a lot recently. The term “white feminism” refers to any brand of feminism that only focuses its efforts on the […]

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#vivelafeminism: @BitchMedia: An alternative 100 days

We’re living dystopia but by gods, we got game. From bitch email dispatch: Brown Girls appeared onscreen. [OpenTV] The newly-announced Poetry Coalition gathered to defend the value of poetry and poets to American culture. [Academy of American Poets] NASA and the National Parks Service went rogue. [NPR] Jack Jones Literary Arts combatted the whiteness and elitism of the writers retreat by announcing their own […]

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#vivelafeminism: going on the offensive for abortion rights – @msmagazine

“We are seeing the Whole Woman’s Health Acts in particular being introduced in some states deeply hostile to reproductive rights,” Amanda Allen, senior state legislative counsel for the Center for Reproductive Rights also told Salon, “where advocates are using the bill to expose the very real harms caused by abortion restrictions in their state. “The energy red-state abortion rights activists are […]

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#vivelafeminism: a movement, not a moment: inside the outrage – @msmagazine

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The Outrage launched six months ago with a focus on feminism and women’s empowerment. CEO Rebecca Lee Funk sought to blend style and activism. When Donald Trump became president, sales immediately skyrocketed. Funk became an official partner of the Women’s March, and decided her pop-up operation would remain open indefinitely. She hired Maldonado, who had never been a creative director, […]

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#vivelafeminism: being a libertarian and a feminist

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Libertarians despise racism and sexism as much as anyone because it is a form of collectivism that strips someone’s individual identity with a set of traits and stereotypes. Rugged individualism is at the core of libertarian philosophy, while collectivist ideologies go against many of the tenants of libertarianism – the belief that the government should not outlaw “hate speech” for […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminism in the age of Trump – @wync

#vivelafeminism: Feminism in the age of Trump – @wync:  ‘On this episode of Indivisible, we’re talking about feminism in the age of Trump. Are we all seeing politics and life through the lens of gender more than before the election? Collier Meyerson from The Nation and Soraya Chemaly from the Women’s Media Center join hosts Kai Wright and Anne McElvoy to talk […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminism around the world: economist analyzes global gender gap in the workplace despite feminist gains – @themarysue

Less heartening is what happens to those women once they leave school. That’s where the seeds of inequality they’ve experienced all their lives really begin to grow fruit. The labor force worldwide is only 40% female, and that’s only a 1% improvement since 1990. Depending on what industries you’re looking at, the disparity is even more grim. According to Kenny, […]

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#vivelafeminism: Turkish women rising

Turkish women rising The tweet translates: The Assembly is reflected in the will of the people against the will of the people, you cannot present the Bill!! From @ms-magazine-blog (x): Led by a doctor, the We Will Stop Women’s Murders platform has grown since 2009 into a sprawling network of women nationwide, who often respond within hours to reports of […]

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#vivelafeminism: Why disregarding motherhood and women’s bodies won’t help feminism

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On Mother’s Day, a piece by @glosswitch on feminist and motherhood: @newstatesman: The question “what is a woman?” – that annoying, wheedling, pseudo-intellectual musing, of which there’s no equivalent asked of men – takes on a particular meanness when considered in relation to maternity. If feminism is to be, not the liberation of women, but the rejection of gender roles […]

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#vivelafeminism: The obvious challenge is how to channel this explosion of popular feminist energy

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The obvious challenge is how to channel this explosion of popular feminist energy in order to defeat the burgeoning forces of populism decisively. The worry is that feminist protest will be self-limiting, drawing its life force from women’s deep, almost instinctive familiarity with outsiderness: the same “exteriority” to power (stemming from both outer hostility and inner reluctance) that Beard sees […]

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#vivelafeminism: No more cupcakes! A call to action on International Women’s Day

What is clear in the standard attempts of workplaces to “celebrate” IWD is that women = frivolity. Rather than using the occasion to address the pay gap, sexual harassment, domestic violence leave provisions, misogyny, or pervasive “boys club” practices of exclusion and discrimination, women are offered a pile of cupcakes (best served with a side of condescension from their resident […]

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#vivelafeminism: A new era of feminist activism – @msmagazine #weresist

Molly Adams: Since returning back to Minnesota, Tubbs Campbell has not only joined a Women’s March huddle—she is hosting next month’s meeting—but has also donated to a number of causes, made phone calls to her state and federal representatives and has volunteered to do research for SwingLeft on Minnesota’s second district. She is even considering running for state or federal […]

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#vivelafeminism: Feminism for the 99% – @jacobinmag

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Clinton’s feminism was intensely individual: one could never stop hearing a silent “it’s my turn” in every public speech. Deeply neoliberal, her feminism was hopelessly attached to a political world that recedes ever more into the past: the America of Ronald Reagan and the New Democrats. All political environments develop and change over time, making positions like corporate feminism entirely […]

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