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NWSA The XX Factor Thanks to the BuzzFeed quiz, we now all know which city we should live in (Paris), what kind of sandwich we are (grilled cheese), and which Twin Peaks character we are (Agent Dale Cooper). 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.

Geek Feminism Wiki Geek Feminism Blog | Women, feminism, and geek culture Strengthening Grassroots Organizations and Feminist Solidarity: Back on the European Caravan © We Are Here - courtesy Photoshare Strengthening Grassroots Organizations and Feminist Solidarity: Back on the European Caravan | By Mégane Ghorbani Launched last March in Nusaybin, Turkish Kurdistan, the World March of Women Feminist Caravan across Europe will end on 17 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the official closing of the 4th international action of the World March of Women. AWID: Who initiated the European Caravan and why? Clara Carbunar (CC): The WMW Network of Young Feminists in Europe[1] initiated the action as part of the 4th international action of the WMW, which involves regional actions to strengthen grassroots feminism in each continent and highlight diverse forms of women’s resistance and struggles. AWID: What are the objectives of the caravan? The caravan also sought to give feminists the opportunity to work together and organize joint events at the local level. AWID: What are the next steps? Share this Category

Women's History Month: 10 Things to Thank Feminists for | Strollerderby By joslyngray | Bringing a trumpet to a protest totally makes it a party! Oh, those wacky feminists. Always burning their bras and eating granola and asking for equality ‘n’ stuff. Like, you know, the right to vote, control your own money, and leave a man who beats the crap out of you. Crazy stuff like that. In honor of Women’s History Month, we bring you 10 things we can truly thank feminists for, and 10 more things we still need to work on. nggallery id=’123984′ image-265 The right to own property In 1848, the State of New York became the first in the U.S. to pass a law granting married women the right to control their own property. (Pictured: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was instrumental in the passage of the 1848 New York State Married Women's Property Act. The right to hold public office Although women still couldn’t vote in 1788, the United States allowed female citizens to run for election to federal office. Currently, 17 of the 100 U.S. (Pictured: Senator Hattie Caraway.

Hoyden About Town: a mixed bag of uppity women blogging from Australia Féminisme 2.0 Le féminisme a-t-il pris la mesure du Web ? A l’image de ses figures les plus reconnues, il y semble encore marginal, décalé, en proie à de grandes difficultés pour se faire entendre. Et pourtant, il tisse sa toile, petit à petit. Les hommes et les femmes font l’info Partons de deux questions simples : lorsqu’on veut s’informer sur le féminisme, ses actions ou ses structures, où doit-on chercher sur Internet ? Le féminisme militant en ligne est sans doute le reflet du mouvement qu’il veut représenter : pluriel, ramifié, éclaté en multiples groupes ou initiatives qui lui donnent une certaine vitalité tout en le rendant difficilement lisible. C’est l’objectif d’Egalité Infos, site généraliste créé par Caroline Flepp en septembre 2010. Caroline Flepp est en train de constituer une petite équipe, avec une secrétaire de rédaction à plein temps et quelques stagiaires, en espérant se payer elle-même dans les mois qui viennent.

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