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Of feminism - / omnivore. Leisure inequality: It's a man's world. Why Cleaning Is Not Always A Feminist Issue. Judith Butler: Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street. In the last months there have been, time and again, mass demonstrations on the street, in the square, and though these are very often motivated by different political purposes, something similar happens: bodies congregate, they move and speak together, and they lay claim to a certain space as public space.

Judith Butler: Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street

Now, it would be easier to say that these demonstrations or, indeed, these movements, are characterized by bodies that come together to make a claim in public space, but that formulation presumes that public space is given, that it is already public, and recognized as such. We miss something of the point of public demonstrations, if we fail to see that the very public character of the space is being disputed and even fought over when these crowds gather. Lauren Greenfield Photography - Girl Culture intro. 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women. I don't know what it's like to be a woman, so it's not easy for me to describe what it's like to be a man, because I don't know what you're using for context.

5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women

I'm going to do my best: Did you ever watch old cartoons where a character is starving on a desert island, and when another character approaches, he's so hungry that he imagines the other character as a talking piece of food? Via TV TropesThird panel omitted due to graphic content. Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is. The Guy's Guide to Being a Feminist Ally in Video Gaming.

One of the things I hear whenever I write about misogyny in video games is that there’s a silent majority of male gamers who are uncomfortable with the vicious sexism some of their counterparts deploy against women (and frankly, against men, too).

The Guy's Guide to Being a Feminist Ally in Video Gaming

Women aren’t alone in feeling hopeless, or like there’s no effective way to change either the behavior of individuals or the culture that leaves space for the harassment of women. So I hopped on Twitter yesterday and asked men who play video games, and who push back against sexist behavior when they see it, what kinds of arguments they’ve found to be effective. After banning the burqa, French lawmakers target floral dresses. An embarassing spectacle took hold of the French parliament on Tuesday when a Socialist government minister turned up to work in a floral dress. Rightwing lawmakers raised their eyebrows and hooted as minister of territories and housing, Cécile Duflot, took to the podium to speak about an architecture project.

Centrist MP Jean-Christophe Fromantin called on the hecklers to pipe down and listen up, allowing Duflot to address the house. “Ladies and gentlemen,” she began, adding “obviously more gentlemen than ladies…”. The reaction could have gone two ways in France, where the nasty 2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn affair was initially received with more amusement than ire, and ogling or getting ogled at work comes as part of the job.

The Wage Gap Series, so far. I have to admit, my economics background is compleatly self taught, so the technichal details are a little above me.

The Wage Gap Series, so far

On the other hand, every thing I have learned, especially in the labor market is that the cionventional wisdom in economic circles, (where most of the apologists for the wage gap seem to come from) is based on theories that have no real ties to reality. The rise of enlightened sexism - The Scavenger. Details Published: 12 February 2011 Hits: 4589 Enlightened sexism is a new, subtle, sneaky form of sexism that seems to accept – even celebrate – female achievements on the surface, but is really about repudiating feminism and keeping women, especially young women, in their place, writes Susan J.

The rise of enlightened sexism - The Scavenger

Douglas. 13 February 2011. Sorry Feminists—NOT! A good internet meme may last but a day, but the concerns it addresses are often perennial.

Sorry Feminists—NOT!

So it was with the Twitter hashtag #sorryfeminists, which was born, matured, and perished within the span of a workday, as chronicled at the Atlantic Wire. But while the meme got boring fast, the problem it addressed remains. Why do stereotypes of feminists as anti-fun, unsexy, and humorless persist? Generation after generation, going all the way back to the suffragists, feminists have tried to crush these tropes by proving their "pants on fire" status.

Every time we believe we’ve suffocated the stereotype with miniskirted beauties with pro-choice signage and Emmy-laden feminist comedians, someone pulls the “feminists are so grim” card to score an easy point, and we’re reminded that we’ll never really be rid of this cheap but disturbingly effective attack. Silicon Valley Discriminates Against Women, Even If They're Better. Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa discovers that the famed “meritocracy” of Silicon Valley is a myth and that women are systematically discriminated against there, despite the fact that they’re more productive, on average, than their male counterparts.

Silicon Valley Discriminates Against Women, Even If They're Better

He has a plan to change the Valley. Paul Solman: Silicon Valley entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa is a widely heard voice on the value of immigration for the U.S. economy. We first featured him a year ago in “Man v. Trickle-Down Feminism. Movies, Culture, and Women. Hey Ladies. Media. Fuck You, Men's Rights Activists.

Alright, I totally agree here (as a man) with your description of these reprehensible people. Fuck MRAs. They're reprehensible shits who hate women, and tacitly or actively endorse violence against women, and clearly have some incredible emotional issues they must contend with. Feminism Imgur Album. The everyday sexism project. Gender Brain Studies Claim Men and Women Are Wired Differently. The Wall Street Journal reported this week on a spate of controversial new studies suggesting behavioral differences between men and women are due to “hard-wiring” in the brain.

Gender Brain Studies Claim Men and Women Are Wired Differently

In the most comprehensive study, published this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, biomedical scientists at the University of Pennsylvania compared brain images of nearly 1,000 men and women aged 8 to 22 and found that the connective tissues between the two hemispheres developed differently in men and women, particularly during adolescence—with significant behavioral consequences.

Women are mostly better connected left-to-right and right-to-left across the two brain hemispheres…Men are better connected within each hemisphere and from back-to-front. Misgendering Cats. How Women Change Men - Sarah Yager. Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet.

How Women Change Men - Sarah Yager

“Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the word B----,” it opened. “I rapped, I flipped it, I sold it, I lived it / now with my daughter in this world / I curse those that give it.” The poem turned out to be a hoax, but a spate of recent research backs the idea that close relationships with women can dramatically sway men’s attitudes and behavior, at home and at work, for better and for worse: Male CEOs typically pay their employees less and themselves more after having sons, but this trend doesn’t hold with daughters. In fact, male CEOs with firstborn daughters actually pay their employees more, giving female employees the biggest raises [1].

Men with stay-at-home wives likewise favor a traditional division of labor. Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time Over Five Decades. + Author Affiliations Abstract In this paper, we use five decades of time-use surveys to document trends in the allocation of time within the United States.

Measuring Trends in Leisure: The Allocation of Time Over Five Decades

We find that a dramatic increase in leisure time lies behind the relatively stable number of market hours worked between 1965 and 2003. Specifically, using a variety of definitions for leisure, we show that leisure for men increased by roughly six to nine hours per week (driven by a decline in market work hours) and for women by roughly four to eight hours per week (driven by a decline in home production work hours). Leisure inequality: It's a man's world. Nine Reasons Women Don’t Edit Wikipedia (in their own words) « Sue Gardner's Blog. The New York Times piece on Wikipedia’s gender gap has given rise to dozens of great online conversations about why so few women edit Wikipedia.

Clothing sizes getting bigger: Why our sizing system makes no sense. Here to challenge your ideas about everything from politics and the personal, culture and relationships.