This is the first post in a 4-part series about impostor syndrome. tim | Impostor Syndrome: Part 1 of 4
In a society in which female friendships are devalued, it is nice to see a movie that turns that on its head. We all need to realize that, contrary to the messages we hear, female friendships are important. Photo by lululemon athletica - http://flic.kr/p/8qV4mM Female Friendships: Hitting All the Right Notes
When I was sixteen, my boyfriend Kevin brought me a vibrator. Models of Sex.
"What's a girl doing here?" on Vimeo
Bullied By Girls and Women: One Man’s Account
About consent, or, the legalization of women’s humanity « I Blame The Patriarchy The Problem with consent Although this condition does not obtain with regard to any other crime you can think of, when it comes to rape, women are currently considered to exist in a state of perpetual “yes!”. This is because “yes!” is consistent with global accords governing fair use of women.
The MRA Mirror [Trigger warning.]
When second wave feminism was happening in the sixties, seventies and early eighties, most people seemed to understand the word “empowerment” by its actual definition: “a multi-dimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives.” But then the 90s came, and the definition got muddied. Susan Faludi outlines the process in the intro to the 15th anniversary edition of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. She describes a 90s in which the right wing, panicked that women were becoming empowered, sought to infiltrate third wave feminism and send their own messages. Commercial interests – often the bedfellows of the right wing – followed suit. Suddenly, all sorts of things were feminist! What empowerment is
I'm Not A "Person With a Disability": I'm a Disabled Person
On having a black name My blog name is my grandmother's name, Daisy. My real name is one that would identify me very easily, so I don't use it. But I recently realized that something is missing in my online identity. While reading about The Carnival of Allies (proposed by The Angry Black Woman), I noted that I have never had to pointedly present myself as an ally to black people (not every minority; I specifically refer to black people) because they have usually assumed that I am.
Editor’s note: Guest contributor Eric Ries is the author of The Lean Startup. Follow him @ericries. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have missed the recent dust-up over race and Silicon Valley. Like almost every discussion of diversity and meritocracy in this town, it turned ugly fast. One side says: “All I see is white men. Therefore, people like Michael Arrington must be racist.” Racism And Meritocracy
A Chemical Imbalance on Vimeo
By far one of the most challenging obstacles to building a meaningful dialogue about privilege is the extreme ease with which we’re able to take it for granted. Quick: when was the last time you thought about proprioception? Unless you’re a neurologist, or read a lot of Oliver Sacks, the answer could very well be “never, I guess”. We don’t think about it because we’ve never gone without it. Proprioception, the sense of ownership of one’s body and the ability to know the location of different parts of it, the ability to sense its position in physical space without relying on other sensory cues, is something completely, totally innate; something we can have difficulty even imagining living without. Sacrificing Privilege
Nerds and Male Privilege | Paging Dr. NerdLove
Latia I. Am - An Observation At Charlotte Russe
By Alyssa Rosenberg Gawker's Violentacrez Expose And How 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Predicted Geek Misogyny
Editor’s note: This report is part of a project on post-9/11 veterans in America produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 program. 'Back Home': Female veterans often find unwelcoming system, insensitive treatment
Feminism 101 Rape Culture 101 can be found here. On Divorcing Slurs from Their Contexts: There are men (and women) who would swear up, down, and backwards that they're not homophobic, and may even genuinely be supportive of full LGBTQ equality, but nonetheless continue to use the word fag to malign other men—or use "gay" as a negative descriptor. They just like the words.
A post on HuffPo Women from a few months ago is making the rounds again. Some Thoughts on “Crazy Women”
Rape Culture 101 [Trigger warning.] Frequently, I receive requests to provide a definition of the term "rape culture." I've referred people to the Wikipedia entry on rape culture, which is pretty good, and I like the definition provided in Transforming a Rape Culture: A rape culture is a complex of beliefs that encourages male sexual aggression and supports violence against women. It is a society where violence is seen as sexy and sexuality as violent. In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself.
European countries are always praised for the strides they make towards gender equality. European nations consistently rank on top of quality of life rankings and measurements. Moreover, the EU is held as a sort of modern gold standard for the promotion of human rights and the values of “reason and enlightenment”. Gender equality and anti discrimination laws are enshrined in the European Constitution and the upholding of human rights is considered one of the measurements for admission of new member states to the Union. Roma women in Europe: the silenced, underreported gender oppression
The Slacktiverse: Human Rights Issues in Serbia and Hungary
Know Your IX | Empowering Students to Stop Sexual Violence
Sanguinity, raptorific: Okay, so imagine there’s a doctor....
How White LGBTQ People Can Be More Inclusive of People of Color
Trans Women Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox Respond Flawlessly To Katie Couric's Bigoted Questions | Socialism Art Nature
Is love universal? : Popular Romance Project
True Blood: The Vampire as A Multiracial Critique on Multicultural Pluralism (Nicole Rabin) - Academia.edu
Where Does Validation Come From?