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EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GENDER BUT WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK. Why patriarchy fears the scissors: for women, short hair is a political statement. The “manosphere” really hates short-haired girls.

Why patriarchy fears the scissors: for women, short hair is a political statement

On “game” forums and in personal dating manifestos, the wickedness of short-haired women pops up time and time again as theme and warning - stay away from girls who’ve had their hair chopped off. They’re crazy, they’re deliberately destroying their femininity to “punish” men, but the last laugh will be on them, because the bitches will die alone. Yes, there are people who really believe this. In 2014. This week, a writer going by the handle Tuthmosis put out a short article explaining why “Girls With Short Hair are Damaged”.

How Not to Study Gender in the Middle East. Suicide Is Not Beautiful. In 1963, Sylvia Plath stuck her head in an oven, turned on the gas, and committed suicide as her children slept.

Suicide Is Not Beautiful

Her friend and fellow poet, Anne Sexton, memorialized Plath with a poem that linked them as suffering women who both had “the suicide inside” them: Thief / how did you crawl down into, / crawl down alone / into the death I wanted so badly and for so long, / the death we said we both outgrew, / the one we wore on our skinny breasts, / the one we talked of so often each time / we downed three extra dry martinis in Boston, / the death that talked of analysts and cures, / the death that talked like brides with plots, / the death we drank to, / the motives and the quiet deed. . ” * and Feminism Timeline.pdf. Bklyn boihood - bbh. Butch please. I’m a hairy short-haired sonuffabitch in plaid and denim that by that boy’s definition, and so many other definitions I’ve heard, is considered by society to be one of “those ugly lesbians”.

butch please

And honestly, I ain’t even mad. Okay, I’ll say it: I have trouble making butch friends. Actually, I have trouble feeling like I am a part of the butch community, period. Hair is a part of my queer ritual.

Menstrual Taboo

Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995. CEDAW 29th Session 30 June to 25 July 2003. "...the full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fields " Content and Significance of the Convention PREAMBLE Discrimination (Article 1) Policy Measures (Article 2) Guarantee of Basic Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Article 3) Special Measures (Article 4) Sex Role Stereotyping and Prejudice (Article 5) Prostitution (Article 6) Political and Public Life (Article 7) Representation (Article 8) Nationality (Article 9) Education (Article 10) Employment (Article 11 ) Health (Article 12) Economic and Social Benefits (Article 13) Rural Women (Article 14) Law (Article 15) Marriage and Family Life (Article 16)

CEDAW 29th Session 30 June to 25 July 2003

A Legal Guide to Being a Lebanese Woman (Part 1) For the past four years I have been researching the histories and the applications of the Lebanese legal system.

A Legal Guide to Being a Lebanese Woman (Part 1)

An understanding of this legal system, which is the architecture of the Lebanese state, has been vital to my dissertation. I have spent thousands of hours poring over legal texts and legal histories, putting together the puzzle of how, when, and why laws are promulgated, amended, and put into practice in Lebanon. I have met with countless lawyers, judges, plaintiffs, clerks, and defendants and have spent days on end in courtrooms, judges’ chambers, law offices, and in the living rooms of ordinary citizens in order to better understand how the legal system actually functions. This time has been spent in different branches of the legal system such as religious personal status courts and institutions, civil personal status courts, civil courts of cassation, and criminal courts. I am often shocked by how much I have learned over these past four years. Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter. The culture of “time macho”—a relentless competition to work harder, stay later, pull more all-nighters, travel around the world and bill the extra hours that the international date line affords you—remains astonishingly prevalent among professionals today.

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All - Anne-Marie Slaughter

Nothing captures the belief that more time equals more value better than the cult of billable hours afflicting large law firms across the country and providing exactly the wrong incentives for employees who hope to integrate work and family. Yet even in industries that don’t explicitly reward sheer quantity of hours spent on the job, the pressure to arrive early, stay late, and be available, always, for in-person meetings at 11 a.m. on Saturdays can be intense. Indeed, by some measures, the problem has gotten worse over time: a study by the Center for American Progress reports that nationwide, the share of all professionals—women and men—working more than 50 hours a week has increased since the late 1970s.

Revaluing Family Values. The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. Edited by Robert T.

The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

Francoeur Reproduced here by permission of the editor and The Continuum Publishing Company,370 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017 You can order the printed and bound hardcover version for US $ 255.- at CONTINUUM - NEW YORKThe Continuum Publishing Company. Feminist Porn: Sex, Consent, and Getting Off. Warning: May not be safe for work…unless you are like me and work at Planned Parenthood. :) The links are definitely not work-safe and may contain adult content to be viewed only by people over the age of 18.

Feminist Porn: Sex, Consent, and Getting Off

Feminism has a love/hate relationship with sex. The “Feminist Sex Wars” rage on and not just between second and third-wavers. Naomi Wolf on Why Porn Turns Men Off the Real Thing. At a benefit the other night, I saw Andrea Dworkin, the anti-porn activist most famous in the eighties for her conviction that opening the floodgates of pornography would lead men to see real women in sexually debased ways.

Naomi Wolf on Why Porn Turns Men Off the Real Thing

If we did not limit pornography, she argued—before Internet technology made that prospect a technical impossibility—most men would come to objectify women as they objectified porn stars, and treat them accordingly. In a kind of domino theory, she predicted, rape and other kinds of sexual mayhem would surely follow. The feminist warrior looked gentle and almost frail. The world she had, Cassandra-like, warned us about so passionately was truly here: Porn is, as David Amsden says, the “wallpaper” of our lives now. Author, Speaker, Professor, Shattering Gender Myths. Hollaback! You have the power to end street harassment. Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies. At a recent presentation, I asked all of the gay male students in the room to raise their hand if in the past week they touched a woman’s body without her consent.

Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies

After a moment of hesitation, all of the hands of the gay men in the room went up. I then asked the same gay men to raise their hand if in the past week they offered a woman unsolicited advice about how to “improve” her body or her fashion. Searching-For-My-Wife-s-Husband - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes. Fatema Mernissi. A Contemporary Scheherazade's Tales of a Borderless World By Maggie Huff-Rousselle Shortened version of an article for the Cairo Times, May 2003 (...) Like a modern day Scheherazade, it is perhaps Fatima Mernissi's destiny to turn our world into a fairytale, many fairytales, told with varied twists and turns, over and over and over again.

She is the modern day Scheherazade of the Arab world, and Scheherazade reigns as the mythical queen of Arabic literature, not because of her physical beauty (which is taken for granted), but because she combined creativity with the shrewdest intelligence.