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One Woman Song. The Vagenda. League of Women Voters. Feminism's Gender Identity Crisis. Feminism has come a long way — it has absolutely revolutionized the way gender shapes our lives.

Feminism's Gender Identity Crisis

The restrictions placed on my mother’s generation have little bearing on mine. MAKERS: Women Who Make America. In the last half-century, women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate.

MAKERS: Women Who Make America

My Vagina’s Angry: Performing in The Vagina Monologues ‹ Feminspire. “We were worried about vaginas.”

My Vagina’s Angry: Performing in The Vagina Monologues ‹ Feminspire

Two weeks ago, I performed in my campus production of The Vagina Monologues. It was an incredible experience. “My vagina’s angry. It is. It’s pissed off. Some people might call it a problematic experience, because the play by Eve Ensler is by no means uncontroversial. My High School Needs Feminism, and Yours Does, Too ‹ Feminspire. “You’re a feminist?”

My High School Needs Feminism, and Yours Does, Too ‹ Feminspire

A fellow student asked me the other day, with the kind of incredulity that I reserve for asking someone about their membership in the Church of Scientology. When I told him that yes, in fact, I am, he brilliantly quipped, “So, if I held the door open for you, you’d get mad at me?” About a year and a half ago, I had no idea feminism was even relevant anymore. I slut-shamed, I acted on internalized misogyny, and I am not proud to say that I was pretty awful. But once I discovered Gloria Steinem and the Internet, I started seeing everything differently. Will That Be All? Watch Speak online - download Speak. Transgender Girl's Parents Lobby for Her Right to Use the Bathroom. The Mathis family, with Coy, far right.

Transgender Girl's Parents Lobby for Her Right to Use the Bathroom

(The family let the kids dye their hair for fun over the summer.) Photo: …The parents of a 6-year-old transgender girl who has been banned from using the girls’ bathroom at her Fountain, Colorado public school have filed a formal discrimination complaint with the aid of a lawyer—and are using the opportunity to speak out publicly in support of their child. More on Shine: Dad Protects Son From Bullies by Wearing Skirt. Guess What? It Works. INFOGRAPHIC: The Gender Divide - Brian McGill. Gender inequality. World Wide Status of Women. Each year, 1/2 million women die from pregnancy complications and 100,000 from unsafe abortions.

World Wide Status of Women

A pregnant woman in Africa is 180 times more likely to die than in Western Europe. In the US, a woman is beaten every 18 minutes and raped every 6 minutes. More women are injured in domestic violence incidents than in car accidents, rapes, and muggings put together. Reports from France indicate that 95% of its victims of violence are women, 51% at the hands of their husbands. From 1/5 to 1/2 of women worldwide experience domestic violence during marriage.

In several countries, testing for genetic defects is used to determine the sex of an unborn child for the purpose of aborting females only. Women represent 2/3 of the more than one billion illiterate adults who have no access to basic education. On average, by age 18, girls receive 4.4 years less education than boys. 52% of all US women with AIDS are African American. According to a 1991-92 National (U.S.) Facts & Figures - Women, Poverty & Economics - Gender Issues: HIV/AIDS. Women's Health News. Swedish School De-emphasizes Gender Lines. Is Legalized Prostitution Safer? - Room for Debate. Handy Reference Guide to Identifying Oppressive Silencing « sisters of resistance. To assist you in identifying and resisting dominant and unequal power relationships in your life, we’ve compiled a list of common phrases people in historically dominant roles have been conditioned to and may use to try to silence oppressed others, particularly when they perceive their dominance to be challenged.

Handy Reference Guide to Identifying Oppressive Silencing « sisters of resistance

The quotations below were used by men against women and are thus patriarchal; however, one could expect to find similar strategic dismissals and silencing of the accounts and concerns of people of color, working class and poor people, queer and LGBTQI people, young people, fat people, disabled people, and other marginalized folks in the discourses of those who discriminate against them. The simultaneous and intersecting nature of oppression is also considered here. The World's Five Most Dangerous Countries for Women. Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl. The Feminist Theory Website: English Introduction. The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world.

The Feminist Theory Website: English Introduction

The goals of this website are: 1) to encourage a wide range of research into feminist theory, and 2) to encourage dialogue between women (and men) from different countries around the world. Hopefully, this will result in new connections, new ideas, and new information about feminist theory and women's movements. The Feminist Theory Website has three parts: 1) various fields within feminist theory; 2) different national / ethnic feminisms; and 3) individual feminists. All of these parts are updated and expanded regularly. To access these pages, please click on the buttons in the left column. Dr. The Feminist Theory Website was initially published on the Internet on 6 November 1997. The Feminist Theory Website contains: 5425 bibliographical entries 0593 links to internet sites 0684 paragraphs giving information.

Geek Feminism Wiki-Mozilla Firefox. Best Feminist Fiction (524 books) The Feminist Summer Reading List. Last week, an interview with Senator Al Franken inspired a list of feminist fictional heroines in books and movies that sparked quite a debate.

The Feminist Summer Reading List

But it’s summer now, and lots of people are looking for good books to wade into while they relax, vacation, or take in some sun. We’ve compiled a list of good feminist reads from the members of Women Action and the Media (WAM!) , who had enough great reads to keep us busy summer after summer for the next few decades at least.General Feminist Non-Fiction:Backlash: the Undeclared War on American Women – Susan FaludiThe Body Project – Joan Jacobs BrumbergCatfight! The Feminist eZine. Jezebel: Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing. Bitch Media. BUST Magazine. Women's Rights. Women's eNews. Women's Issues - All About Women's Issues.

WEDO. I Blame The Patriarchy. BlogHer. Our Bodies Our Blog. Womanist Musings. Young Feminists Blogging, Organizing, Kicking Ass. Heartless Bitches International. The Abortioneers. Feminist Majority.