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Sex work and Porn
Rape Cases & Rape Culture
This interview was conducted by Randy Lowens, the pen name of Don Jennings, who passed away March 8, 2012, in Richmond, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers the Family request contributions to any public library in Don’s memory. Randy: We're interviewing bell hooks, author of Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center; Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations and numerous other titles. You're known to be a prolific author: do you have a personal favorite?
The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. -Audre Lorde Zora Neale Hurston writes Janie Mae Crawford as an irrepressibly independent woman. Janie leaves the economic security of her emotionally deadening first marriage to pursue adventure and love. After the death of her second husband, she flouts social convention and follows her heart into an affair with a much younger man. When her beloved descends into madness and threatens her life, she kills him rather than allow him to destroy her.
Last night, two white middle-class women – Conservative MP Louise Mensch, and left-wing activist Laurie Penny – sat on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman, discussing Louise Mensch’s article in the Guardian, about whether you could be a feminist and also a Tory. Exciting stuff, I think you’ll agree. Roughly 765.94 watched these two feminists fighting over who represents women the best, which, by the standards of programs-about-feminism, is not bad going. Jodie Marsh was not on Newsnight, of course.
Articles/Books By and About Women
Disproving Gender Stereotypes
Men and Feminism
Gender Neutral Parenting
Representation of Women In the Media
History of Feminism
Feminism & Gender Studies
i In the past months, I find myself repeatedly asking my friends to stop using the word “female.” Most of these friends respond with a rolling of the eyes, or shrugging it off as one of my feminist rantings. But I’ve realized that once my evolved, intelligent guy friends hear me out, they almost universally agree. And try not to use it – around me, at the very least.
Summary This educational mentoring program empowers 1,000 at-risk girls in Egypt by creating and providing role models, increasing self-esteem, leadership skills, creativity, and educational attainment. What is the issue, problem, or challenge? Because of poverty, many girls and young women throughout Egypt must neglect their education in order to marry early, help in the fields, gain immediate employment or carry out domestic labor to meet family needs. When in school, they face gender bias in the classroom and lack positive, educated, female role models to support and inspire them.