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The everyday sexism project

The everyday sexism project
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Combattre maintenant les inégalités sexuées, sociales et territoriales dans les quartiers de la politique de la ville et les territoires ruraux f... Concentration de la pauvreté, répartition traditionnelle renforcée des rôles sociaux entre les femmes et les hommes et moindre accès aux droits et aux services, notamment publics : tels sont les facteurs aggravants des inégalités femmes-hommes dans les territoires urbains et ruraux fragilisés, qui sont rappelés dans ce rapport. Ces inégalités sont massives, recoupent largement les inégalités sociales, et se renforcent entre elles. Le rapport du Haut conseil à l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes a pour objet de propose des outils pratiques à destination des actrices et acteurs de terrain.

The origins of sexism: How men came to rule 12,000 years ago By Anil Ananthaswamy and Kate Douglas THE vast majority of cultures are patriarchies, where men are more likely than women to hold positions of social, economic and political power. So it is tempting to assume that this is the natural state of affairs, perhaps because men are, on average, stronger than women. But a study of humanity’s roots suggests this answer is too simple. Chimpanzees are not a proxy for our ancestors – they have been evolving since our two family trees split between 7 and 10 million years ago – but their social structures can tell us something about the conditions that male dominance thrives in. Special report: The origins of sexism The imbalance of power between men and women is being hotly debated. Males also spend their lives in the group they were born into, whereas females leave at adolescence. Advertisement The same is true in human societies: in places where women move to live with their husband’s family, men tend to have more power and privilege. anthropology

Oiimysize L'école où les filles apprenaient "patience et soumission" On entend beaucoup, ces derniers temps, les véhéments pourfendeurs de la soi-disant "théorie du genre" appeler au retour à un prétendu "bon sens" : l’école n’est pas là pour faire jouer les garçons à la poupée et les filles au ballon, car elle n’a pas à se mêler des identités sexuées qui relèveraient de la sphère familiale. On conseillera aux curieux d’ouvrir "La fabrique des filles", l’ouvrage très richement illustré des deux historiennes Rebecca Rogers et Françoise Thébaud, pour réaliser combien l’école s’est, depuis toujours, mêlée d’identité sexuée… et dans des proportions inouïes ! Certes, celle de Jules Ferry a eu le souci de donner à tous, filles ou garçons, une scolarisation digne de ce nom. Mais c’est peu de dire que les gentes demoiselles étaient assignées dès l’enfance à un rôle très, très précis dans la société. "Un métier comme papa" Dans la famille, la maman fait le ménage, lave le linge, prépare le repas, soigne ses enfants. Arnaud Gonzague - Le Nouvel Observateur

Misogyny And Sexism Often Start Young And That Is Why The School Systems Need Change Changes that may ensure that a more gender inclusive and sensitive culture exists, where a child does not grow up with a sense of entitlement and toxic power. The Nirbhaya case verdict against the four convicts made me introspect a lot. While the entire nation celebrated, I had mixed thoughts and a lot of questions to ponder upon. As society, are we trying to numb the sharp and painful jibes of rape and gender violence by categorising Nirbhaya’s case as the rarest of the rarest? Aren’t they all equally heinous? I still remember what my driver told me about what he felt about the rape of Hyderabad doctor last year. Have we normalised rape and consider a case an extreme one only when the victim is killed? Would Indian laws and society recognise that men can also be raped and not limit to the concept that men can be sodomised but not raped? Amnesty International and The International Court of Justice condemned the death penalties of Nirbhaya’s convicts and pressed for systemic changes.

BattyMamzelle Next Volume | Zapruder World Volume 2 (Fall 2014), "Transformations without Revolutions? How Feminist and Lgbtqi Movements Changed the World" Co-edited by Sabrina Marchetti, Vincenza Perilli, and Elena Petricola Zapruder World is a new online open-access journal run by the network of activists and scholars, both academic and independent, that has gathered since 2002 in an organization called SIM-Storie in Movimento, and publishes the Italian journal Zapruder. The aim of Zapruder World is to create a wide arena in which to exchange critical knowledge based on both individual research and collective elaboration. Along these lines, this second issue entitled “Transformations without Revolutions” wants to discuss the kind of politics that feminist and lgbtqi movements have created from the 1960s to the present, in their critical approaches to the private/public dichotomy, embodiment and sexuality, as well as to power relations.

“Sexism is a problem in every school. Now we must take action”, by Sally Thomas : Worlds of Education In December last year, the National Education Union and UK Feminista launched a ground-breaking report on sexism in schools: “It’s Just Everywhere”[1]. The report found that sexual harassment, sexist language and sexist stereotypes are commonplace in schools. Over a third of girls in mixed sex schools said that they had personally experienced some form of sexual harassment at school. Nearly one quarter had been subjected to unwanted physical touching of a sexual nature.Gender stereotyping and discrimination were witnessed on a daily basis by a quarter of all secondary school teachers. This rose to over a third in primary schools. The fact that these behaviours and attitudes are witnessed frequently, sometimes everyday and ‘everywhere’, makes it seem normal and acceptable for many young people. It is clearly unacceptable that boys think they have a right to girl’s bodies without consent and without consequence.This behaviour harms girls both physically and psychologically. What next?

Feminist Activists Feminist Fightback Feminist Fightback is an activist collective developed out of conferences in 2006 and 2007, inspired by the politics of a range of anti-capitalist feminist struggles. FF believe that no single oppression can be challenged in isolation from all other forms of exploitation that intersect with it. They are also committed to fighting for a feminist perspective and awareness of gender issues everywhere in our movement – not marginalising ‘women’s rights’ as a separate issue. Feminist Fightback are a trans friendly group, whose planning meetings are open to all-self defining women and who involve all genders in their wider activities, working on a non-hierarchical and consensus basis. New people are very welcome to attend any meeting simply to find out more about FF. 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Website An international campaign running annually in November, raising awareness about gender violence and working to end it. Demand Change! Website WebsiteFacebook Website

Bilan 2013 des nominations de femmes à des postes à hautes responsabilités dans la fonction publique | Publié le 29 octobre 2014 Marisol TOURAINE, ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Santé et des Droits des femmes, Marylise LEBRANCHU, ministre de la Décentralisation et de la Fonction publique, et Pascale BOISTARD, secrétaire d’Etat aux Droits des femmes, présentent le premier bilan de l’application du dispositif des nominations équilibrées dans les emplois supérieurs et dirigeants de la fonction publique. Ce bilan concerne les nouvelles nominations, c’est-à-dire hors renouvellement sur un même emploi ou nomination sur un même type d’emploi, des cadres supérieurs et dirigeants des trois versants de la fonction publique. Le principal enseignement est qu’en 2013, sur les 886 cadres supérieurs nouvellement nommés dans des emplois de l’encadrement supérieur et dirigeant dans l’ensemble de la fonction publique, 33 % étaient des femmes, dépassant l’objectif de 20 % fixé par la loi du 13 juillet 1983 modifiée en 2012. - Dans la fonction publique d’Etat : 33% de femmes nommées ;