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It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years A woman with a "perfect body" in 1930 would barely get a second look from Hollywood producers or model casting agents today. Addiction and eating disorder recovery site Rehabs.com worked with digital marketing agency Fractl on a project looking at the origins of Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements, and how the bodies of ideal women have compared to national averages over time. And their findings show that models and movie stars are getting smaller than the average American woman at unprecedented rates. It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years
Today’s advertisements may get complaints about being too sexy and too photoshopped, but they have nothing on the ads of yesteryear. Reddit user chestney posted a collection of ads that have it all: overt racism, sexism and even endangering babies. The poster titles them “Ridiculously Offensive Vintage Advertisements That Would Definitely Be Banned Today.” The first ad in the album tries to sell ties by stating, “show her it’s a man’s world,” and depicts a woman on her knees serving a man breakfast in bed. 14 Vintage Advertisements That Would Definitely Be Banned Today - Wall Street Insanity 14 Vintage Advertisements That Would Definitely Be Banned Today - Wall Street Insanity
VIDA — Women in Literary Arts
WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English Women's Audio Visuals In English (WAVE) is a database maintained by the University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office that lists documentary, experimental, and feature film and video productions by and about women. The information has been drawn entirely from distributors' and producers' catalogs and websites, reviews in periodicals, filmographies, reference works, and library catalogs; in most cases we have not examined the materials themselves. <more> WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English
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Following hot on the heels of Foucault Explained with Hipsters , here’s JB’s Gender Trouble explained in Socratic dialogue style. With cats. All page references from Butler, J. (1990 [2008: 1999]). Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity . Judith Butler Explained with Cats | BINARYTHIS Judith Butler Explained with Cats | BINARYTHIS
When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? | Arts & Culture

When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? | Arts & Culture

Little Franklin Delano Roosevelt sits primly on a stool, his white skirt spread smoothly over his lap, his hands clasping a hat trimmed with a marabou feather. Shoulder-length hair and patent leather party shoes complete the ensemble. We find the look unsettling today, yet social convention of 1884, when FDR was photographed at age 2 1/2, dictated that boys wore dresses until age 6 or 7, also the time of their first haircut. Franklin’s outfit was considered gender-neutral.
Captioned version here: http://ift.tt/1gSFSI0 In January 1985 Audre Lorde went to Cuba as part of a National Black Writers exchange along with other writers and artists including Alexis DeVeaux, Toni Cade Bambara, Jayne Cortez, Gloria Joseph, Mari Evans and Rosa Guy. This January Lorde scholar/disciple Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be following in Lorde’s footsteps when she goes to Cuba on a people to people license with visionaries Zachari Curtis, Ajamu Dillahunt, Rukia Dillahunt, Ed Whitfield and Laxmi Haynes to learn about Afro-Cuban culture and religion, sustainable agricultural practices and cooperative structures at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Havana. This is an exciting moment in contemporary black transnational feminism and an opportunity for the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind and the School of Our Lorde to deepen the transnational accountability of our work. Black Feminism LIVES! Black Feminism LIVES!
Visual Artists rarely get enough credit and recognition, but black female visual artists are a group that seems to be left out of the spotlight completely. Growing up as a young black female visual artist, there seemed to be no one who looked like me to look up to. But black female visual artists do exist, and they are creating some of the best art out today. Here are some of our favorites: 15 Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know 15 Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know
Black Womyn's Visual Art
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Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex on Vimeo
Violence and gender

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The Top 10 Facts About the Wage Gap
masculinity

Women's History Month: 10 Things to Thank Feminists for | Strollerderby Women's History Month: 10 Things to Thank Feminists for | Strollerderby By joslyngray | Bringing a trumpet to a protest totally makes it a party! Oh, those wacky feminists. Always burning their bras and eating granola and asking for equality ‘n’ stuff.
Boggs Center | "Each generation, coming out of obscurity, must define its mission and fulfill or betray it." Frantz Fanon - The Wretched of the Earth James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. {r}evolution
New Articles/Features: International Women's Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelou and Other Renowned Women by Marianne Schnall Highlights of What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? San Francisco Panel Discussion (video) featuring Marianne Schnall, Gavin Newsom, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and Amanda de Cadenet Carol Gilligan: On Gender, Democracy, Society by Abigail Pollack Poverty at 5,120 Feet: A Response to Davos by Kathy LeMay

Feminist.com

Feminist.com
Take Action! The Girl Effect Video "The Clock is Ticking" Activism Spotlight (by the Feminist Majority) Activism
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Only online submissions will be accepted. Please read the full CFP for complete instructions for submission. The deadline for submission is February 20, 2014. How to Access the Online Submission System NWSA