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Similarities Between Anti-Suffragette Posters and Anti-Feminist Memes. One of the strategies often used by anti-feminists is to compare current-day feminism to the suffragette movement, claiming that “back then,” feminists worked for something important and worthwhile – but today, feminists are just shrill, dissatisfied harpies who want to dominate men and sleep around.

Similarities Between Anti-Suffragette Posters and Anti-Feminist Memes

What these anti-feminists fail to realize, however, is that the arguments they use against feminists now are nearly identical to the arguments used a century ago in protest against the women’s suffrage movement. In this article, I will explore some of the primary fears anti-feminists have about women’s progress, and provide examples of anti-suffragette and anti-feminist posters and memes to examine how those fears are communicated. Fears About Feminism.

POC ZINE PROJECT. These are just some of the many zines and independent publications authored/edited by black folks.


Add your suggestions in a comment/reblog or email us: poczineproject AT and we’ll keep updating this list. 1) Mocha Chocolata Momma Zine CREATOR: Marya Erinn Jones, founder of ABQ Zine Fest ORIGIN: ABQ, New Mexico BUY NOW: DESCRIPTION: Mocha Chocolata Mommma Zine is a fanzine about the lives of black American women, real or imagined. Rebel Girls: Waiter, There’s Some Theory in My Gender.

Header by Rory Midhani One of the first things a gender studies student typically contends with is, well, gender.

Rebel Girls: Waiter, There’s Some Theory in My Gender

And there’s a lot to contend with! Luckily, there are also a few basics that don’t take years to learn or a PhD to read but did occupy three months of my entire life in two different classes that I took at the same time with overlapping course content and focus in college! So let’s go ahead and skim the surface of gender by breaking down some of the main terms used in gender theory, talking social constructs, and putting ourselves on the spectrums of our own identities. Sounds fun, right? Gender vs. Language is immensely important in women’s studies, as it is in any academic field and especially any research-based field. Gender is not sex, and sex is not gender, although explanations of both will vary. Update!: 115 Films By and About Women of Color, and What. By jai tiggett | Women and Hollywood June 2, 2015 at 12:00PM "Girlhood" The response was overwhelming after we posted the original list of 84 Films By and About Women of Color, which came from a recent Twitter conversation led by director Ava DuVernay.

Update!: 115 Films By and About Women of Color, and What

Many women of color don't go to the police after sexual assault for a reason. The man who hovered over my intoxicated body one humid May night in my senior year of college, liquor and lust staining his breath as he laughed that my “no” really meant “yes”, is still on campus.

Many women of color don't go to the police after sexual assault for a reason

He is the kind of man women whisper to each other about when they think he is not looking, whose transgressions against our bodies are cataloged in hushed tones and quick, ominous shakes of the head. When I left that man’s room, sweaty and shaken to my core, I didn’t dare call the police or campus security. In the impossible hierarchy of acceptable victimhood, black women who walk willingly into the rooms of men they call “brother” are considered undeserving of protection from any violence that happens therein.

12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons. Throughout history, there were people who did not want women to vote.

12 Cruel Anti-Suffragette Cartoons

Women would work, they would pay taxes, they would technically be considered citizens... but voting was for men. Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People. By Kevin L.

Stop Saying “That’s So Gay!”: 6 Types of Microaggressions That Harm LGBTQ People

Nadal, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – City University of New York) MicroaggressionConceptualFoundations.pdf. The Many Faces of Homophobia: Microaggressions and the LGBTQIA+ Community. You think you know homophobia?

The Many Faces of Homophobia: Microaggressions and the LGBTQIA+ Community

Think again. 5 Ways to Deal with Misguided (But Well-Intentioned) Allies. Eng 8615: queer rhetorics. Queer Rhetorics: Bodies, Theories, Pedagogies "Pleasure is the only thing worth having a theory about.

eng 8615: queer rhetorics

"The Picture of Dorian Gray IntroductionIn Textual Orientations (1995), the first book-length exploration of lesbian and gay issues in rhetoric and composition, Harriet Malinowitz asks the bold question, "Which of our theories of writing don't explode when we consider their ramifications for lesbian and gay writers? " 6 Ways to Respond to Sexist Microaggressions in Everyday Conversations. Occasionally, sexism presents as overtly as a billboard that reads “You Are Not Welcome Here.”

6 Ways to Respond to Sexist Microaggressions in Everyday Conversations

Much more frequently, however, sexism has an additionally subtle way of excluding people. Microaggressions are an example of these indirect forms of discrimination that make individuals feel unwelcome based on aspects of their identity. Catcalling and street harassment, unwanted sexual touch, and gendered spaces are all examples of sexist microaggressions. We Did An In-Depth Analysis Of 21 Disney Female Leads.

1. We did a detailed census of the 21 leading animated female characters from every Disney film: Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed 2. To be included in our census, a character had to both be human AND have a leading role in a film (no fairy godmothers!). Why No One Can Design a Better Speculum. The gynecological device may have an ethically fraught history, but it's hard to improve on the design. Morphart Creation/Shutterstock/The Atlantic Few women enjoy pelvic exams: the crinkly paper dress, the awkward questions, the stirrups, the vague fear that can comes with doctors’s visits of any kind (what if they find something abnormal, something bad, something cancerous?).

But perhaps no piece of the pelvic exam is as reviled as the vaginal speculum—the cold, clicking, duck-billed apparatus that lifts and separates the vaginal walls so a near-stranger can peer inside. IN PLAIN SIGHT sex trafficking documentary - Narrated by Natalie Grant. Syllabus Collection. The Consortium’s Syllabus Collection provides easy access to a wide range of courses taught about topics related to gender, armed conflict, peacemaking and postwar reconstruction, as well as feminist perspectives on global politics.

The collection is intended to support the expansion and strengthening of education in this field by acting as a resource for teachers who want to design new courses or to update existing ones. Researchers, as well as readers new to the field, may also find it useful to explore these syllabi, as they represent a distillation of the readings that professors have found most useful in teaching about their areas of expertise. "The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860" by Barbara Welter (1966) 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 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. Though BMI measurements don't distinguish between fat and muscle, and are thus fairly inaccurate in determining whether someone is obese or not, BMI data from the past makes for interesting comparisons. According to the Center for Disease Control, the BMI of the average American women has steadily increased over the past half a century, from 24.9 in 1960 to 26.5 in the present day.

Here's how the "ideal body" has changed in the past 100+ years: 14 Vintage Advertisements That Would Definitely Be Banned Today - Wall Street Insanity. 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.

VIDA — Women in Literary Arts. WAVE: Women's Audiovisuals in English.

Women's Lit.

Transgender issues. Uniting Girls to Change the World. Judith Butler Explained with Cats. When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink? Black Feminism LIVES! 15 Black Women Visual Artists You Should Know. 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. Black Womyn's Visual Art. 100 Conversations - Digital Safety. MAKERS. Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex.

Violence and gender

Green Dot. Activism + Volunteering. The Top 10 Facts About the Wage Gap. Masculinity. Women's History Month: 10 Things to Thank Feminists for. "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. Activism. Take Action! The Girl Effect Video "The Clock is Ticking" SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) - NWSA.