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Feminism. Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. Feminist Bashing. Where Crunk Meets Conscious and Feminism Meets Cool. The great screen taboo: people who aren't having sex. Swear words: check.

The great screen taboo: people who aren't having sex

Sex scenes: check. Romantic Pictures Of Gay Couples Around The Globe Challenge Public Representation Of LGBT Community. EmailEmail New York-based photographer and visual artist Braden Summers travelled around the globe to create a beautiful photo series representing romantic scenes exclusively with gay couples.

Romantic Pictures Of Gay Couples Around The Globe Challenge Public Representation Of LGBT Community

The photographs in the Kickstarter-funded “All Love Is Equal” project show a non-stereotypical representation of gay couples in iconic romantic scenes that were shot in 6 weeks and in six different countries: the UK, France, India, Lebanon, Brazil and the U.S. “When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” points out Summers, who identifies himself as gay.

Deepika, Give it a Thought. Bollywood is 'Worst Offender' in Demeaning Women! Even as top actor Deepika Padukone rails against the media for not respecting women comes a UN report that says that Indian film industry is the ‘worst offender’ in a study of female characters in popular films across the world.

Deepika, Give it a Thought. Bollywood is 'Worst Offender' in Demeaning Women!

Isn’t it a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black? Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media commissioned the study with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and UN Women. It brought to light pervasive stereotyping, sexualisation of women and deep-seated discrimination. At 25.2%, films from India topped the chart in showing attractive women. They came third, behind Germany and Australia, in showing women in sexy attire.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy  Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a committed conservative Mormon and former bishop of that faith, that "by understanding the "centrality of family" he "has hit all the points" particularly when it comes to the interconnection between social and economic issues.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy 

" Clearly, a broad brush is being applied to religion by these men and their audiences when they paint a coded picture of "family's" centrality to their world views. Politically active, religiously inspired "social" conservatives long ago realized the importance and necessity of coming together, across faiths when necessary, to preserve highly gendered social, political and corporate power structures. That's why politicians go all patriarchal and faithy to convey that the "father knows best" family model will remain the model for the country and its economy. And yet... Consider Mr. 'What are lad mags doing to us?' It's not just women ill-served by glossy magazines full of scantily-clad lovelies, but the men - and boys - who read them, says Kate Smurthwaite in our new Readers' Column.

'What are lad mags doing to us?'

If you'd like to write a column, tell us using the form below. 'Benevolent sexism' is not an oxymoron and has insidious consequences for women, experts argue. Recent debate about whether acts of "benevolent sexism" harm women are addressed in a new commentary published in Psychology of Women Quarterly (published by SAGE on behalf of the Society for the Psychology of Women, Division 35 of the American Psychological Association).

'Benevolent sexism' is not an oxymoron and has insidious consequences for women, experts argue

6 reasons female nudity can be powerful. Last week, in the midst of what appears to be infinite fascination about Lena Dunham’s nudity, I saw a fundraiser for the documentary “Free the Nipple“ and also, by coincidence, talked to Facebook spokespeople about that company’s ban on visible female nipples.

6 reasons female nudity can be powerful

Like the reporter who recently asked Dunham why her “Girls” character was “often naked at random times for no reason,” many people seem confounded by expressions of female nudity that are not sexual – because isn’t titillation the whole point of women’s nakedness? The real question about female nudity isn’t why anyone would want to show or see women’s breasts if they’re not titillating. The real question is about who has the right to say what they’re for, where and when they can be seen and by whom. Body Positivity ! Paul Yanic Laquerre: Le Vatican exige des femmes soumises. Le 30 mai, on apprenait que des catholiques entendent mener un peu partout aux États-Unis des «vigies de prière» pour appuyer les religieuses de la Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR).

Paul Yanic Laquerre: Le Vatican exige des femmes soumises

Cet organisme, regroupant les supérieures de plus de 80% des congrégations catholiques américaines, vient en effet d'être mis en tutelle en avril dernier par le Vatican pour 5 ans. Le "Slut Shaming". Cet article est une contribution de Thomas, merci à lui.

Le "Slut Shaming"

Pour contribuer à ce blog, vous pouvez envoyer une proposition d’article à l’adresse cafaitgenre[at]gmail.com. [Les réactions violentes subies par une amie proche qui aurait eu une attitude « malsaine » et « dévergondée » à l’égard des hommes (c’est-à-dire une attitude séductrice et entreprenante tout à fait banale pour un homme, mais qui ne peut être que « malsaine » et « dévergondée » pour une femme…) m’ont inspiré cet article sur la question du « slut shaming ». Wake up to the cold, hard facts of rising worldwide misogyny. Carol Hunt – Published 09 March 2014 02:30 AM.

Wake up to the cold, hard facts of rising worldwide misogyny