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BuzzFeed quizzes exploit our urge to belong, to categorize ourselves into an identifiable group that we are instantly a part of. (Oh, you’re a Miranda? Me too!) Which is why the latest BuzzFeed quiz, “How Metal Is Your Period?” Is such a masterpiece of the form. The questions range from the mundane (Q: “Have you ever tried to put in a tampon only to discover you forgot to take the old one out?” Women, take this quiz and rejoice: You are not alone. National Foundation for Australian Women — Just another WordPress site. Women's Electoral Lobby.

YWCA Australia. CWAA. The Happy Feminist: FEMINISM 101. Feminism is not a monolith, nor is it a dogma.

The Happy Feminist: FEMINISM 101

The only thing you have to believe in order to call yourself a feminist is that ensuring women's freedom and equality of opportunity in all spheres of life is a crucial priority. That's it. Feminists all work from that basic axiom, but aside from that we are an incredibly diverse group. We are diverse in five ways: 1) We come from every conceivable background and life experience. 2) We are diverse in terms of style and personality and lifestyle. 3) We are diverse in terms of emphasis.

Intro to Feminism and Women's Studies: Welcome. Feminist Lexicon. Feminist Lexicon: “Angel in the House” A concept of desirable femininity (from Coventry Patmore's nineteenth century poem) critiqued by Virginia Woolf who argued for the necessity of killing this internalised aspect of the feminine for women to be fully effective.

Feminist Lexicon

She argued further in Three Guineas that it was also necessary to kill 'the lady'—although even then 'the woman still remained'. (back to lexicon) Base/Superstructure Marxist terminology that theorises the relationship between modes of production and structures of power. The ideological superstructure includes religious, political and legal institutions through which ideology is reproduced and circulated. Binary opposition Refers to pairs of opposites, such as male/female, white/black, rich/poor, reason/emotion. Difference Derived from differre, a Latin word meaning 'to move in two directions'. Desire Desire (i.e. heterosexual desire) is often understood as natural, whilst same-sex desire is posited as unnatural.

Women's eNews. Women's Rights. Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Feminist Majority. 2011 Reading List « A Year of Feminist Classics. A Year of Feminist Reading - 12 Months of Important Feminist Books. Are you new to feminism?

A Year of Feminist Reading - 12 Months of Important Feminist Books

Do you need an overview of feminist ideas? Perhaps you already know a bit about feminism but want to become more well read. Or maybe you just need a New Year's resolution? Well, if you would like to read about feminism but aren't sure where to begin, consult this handy list of books, divided into a month-by-month reading schedule. Work your way through a year of feminist classics with one book each month. January: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan Some people call The Feminine Mystique "the book that started it all," with "it all" of course being "second wave" feminism. February: Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem One of the most famous feminist leaders and writers for decades, Gloria Steinem gathers multiple essays in Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.

April: She Had Some Horses by Joy Harjo April is National Poetry Month. August: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy Ready for some summer beach reading? Feminist Texts. Feminist books -- both novels and non-fiction -- influenced and reflected the feminist movement.

Feminist Texts

Read more about some of the key texts of feminism. A Year of Feminist BooksTwelve books (plus one to grow on!) Containing essays, theory, novels and poetry from important feminist writers. Feminist Memoirs - A List of Feminist Memoirs by Famous FeministsAre you looking for a great feminist memoir? Many women s liberation movement activists have written books recollecting their lives and what drew them to feminism . Quotes of FeminismUser contributed quotes about feminism, from a wide variety of sources. Book Review of Betty Friedan: Her LifeBook review of "Betty Friedan: Her Life" by Judith Hennessee. Audre Lorde's "The Cancer Journals"Audre Lorde writes about her personal experience in "The Cancer Journals. " The Feminist eZine - StumbleUpon.

Contemporary UK Feminism. Young Feminists Blogging, Organizing, Kicking Ass. Why was I sent to this blog? « Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog. AKA: I asked some feminists a question, and instead of answering they sent me here.

Why was I sent to this blog? « Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog

Why? Last updated 2010/05/25 Your question was probably (a) not actually on-topic for the discussion they were having and/or (b) covered ground they have gone over many times before and do not wish to repeat and/or (c) has in their past experience been a question that attracts antagonists and is likely to erupt into a flamewar that they prefer to avoid. Not wanting to have that topic derailed [1], this site was suggested as an alternative place to find an answer to your question. People find questions that do not further the current discussion frustrating and are often not inclined to answer those questions (off-topic questions in internet forums are also a breach of Netiquette, so some people simply ignore them on principle). Questioners find being ignored frustrating also, and such mutual dissatisfaction can erupt into negativity that totally disrupts a discussion. Shakesville.