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Young Feminists Blogging, Organizing, Kicking Ass

Young Feminists Blogging, Organizing, Kicking Ass
If you don’t know DJ Ushka yet, it is definitely in your interest to get to know her. Born Thanu Yakupitiyage in Sri Lanka, DJ Ushka is currently based out of Brooklyn (via Thailand). When she’s not working as an immigrants’ rights organizer, she’s incorporating the music and resistance of the global south into eminently danceable mixes. I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with DJ Ushka a couple weeks ago, and we talked feminism, migration, and the ways DJs can participate in — and resist — cultural appropriation. I also asked her to pick out ten songs or videos she was feeling. She ended up giving me eleven, and you know what?

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Where have all the radicals gone? When feminism gets moderate | April 15, 2011 Where have all the Radicals gone? When feminism gets moderate.mp3 Artist: Meghan Murphy Reading List: Favorite Titles in Young Adult Fiction Excerpts & Extras Reading List: Favorite Titles in Young Adult Fiction This is a list of some of my favorite titles in young adult fiction —there’s an emphasis on genre, because that’s what I read most, but some realistic titles as well. There are also many older books I love, and you can find a lot of them listed at Holly Black’s book recommendation page. Fantasy book recommendations:

Unsimulated sex in film Films with unsimulated sexual activity The following mainstream films have scenes with verified real sexual activity, meaning actors or actresses are filmed engaging in actual coitus or performing related sexual acts such as fellatio and cunnilingus. This list does not include documentaries about pornography, which may contain unsimulated sexual activity. For example, Inside Deep Throat contains approximately 30 seconds of unsimulated fellatio.[10] Robin Lakoff: Day of the Women A remarkable number of women achieved success in today's primary elections. But what do their victories suggest about the current status of women in U.S. politics, and elsewhere, at this time? I think there are several possible answers, any, all, or none of which may be true. First, the predominance of women might just be the result of a series of coincidences.

A men’s centre at Simon Fraser University raises questions - Canada Photograph by Brian Howell Keenan Midgley played basketball, soccer, baseball and football. But it isn’t his athletic skill that has made him well-known on campus in Burnaby, B.C. It’s the budget he’s written as treasurer of the Simon Fraser Student Society. The fifth-year accounting student added funding that will carve out a special space on campus for guys. The men’s centre, assuming the budget passes a final vote, will get $30,000 next year.

Do you 'ship absurd fictional couples? This music video is for you. Are you on the right website? Can I direct you to someplace else? (Said with the concern one might have for a lost elderly person or child one finds at the mall.) Jeans You may first want to read tips on finding your measurements, and fitting/sizing for men's jeans and pants. Links by jeans type: Off the Rack | Vintage | Custom-made | Durable Work Pants Short Inseam Men's Jeans: Off the Rack stocks various styles of jeans (standard, easy, loose, baggy, relaxed, carpenter, boot cut, and low rise boot cut) with waist sizes down to 28 inches and inseam lengths down to 28 inches. Most of their styles are available down to 28 x 28, and the web site has a search by size function.

Young Feminist Blog Carnival Archive - Fair and Feminist First of all, I have to throw it out there that this is my first time hosting a blog carnival! So if I forget something or do something wrong, be gentle and let me know! I organized this carnival on my last day off because I wanted to take time for us as a movement to lift up the voices of the younger generation. We are here, we have a variety of opinions, and we want to be heard. How the West uses women’s rights as an excuse for military intervention Demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square in February 2011. Photo by Asmaa Waguih (Reuters) There’s no denying that, in many parts of the world, women’s rights are in a bad state. There are hundreds of organizations and thousands of activists working to change that fact. But the persecution of women throughout certain parts of the world has, in the last decade, been co-opted as a pretext for military occupation, and “saving the women” of these countries has not been the outcome.

Disney Princesses Ranked By How Good They'd Be As A Friend 11. Jasmine, Aladdin (via) I might be a bit biased because Aladdin is my one true love, but I like to think I’d have the same opinion regardless. Birthday Freebies - Hey, It's Free! If you copy this birthday freebies list, please link back to HIF and mention that it was originally put together by me. I worked hard on this list and only ask for recognition. Photo © by-studio from fotolia. QUICK NOTE: I’ve noticed that many of these offers not only send you a free coupon on your birthday, but will also send you a coupon the very day you sign up for the club AND at every one year anniversary of you signing up.

Against sexist Olympic advertising The Olympics started as an über-macho, male-only competition in ancient Greece. While a lot has changed since then, women are still facing sexism when it comes to the Games. Much of the hype surrounding the 2012 Summer Games in London (which kick off Friday, July 27th ed.’s note: look for our coverage!) has centered on the achievements of female athletes. The Olympics have been very empowering for women: the U.S. is sending its first ever female-majority team to the games, tennis pro Maria Sharapova is going to be Russia’s first female athlete to carry her country’s Olympic flag, women’s boxing is being allowed for the first time, and—in the biggest news since women were first allowed to compete in 1900—for the first time ever, every single country in the Games is sending women to compete.

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