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Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl

Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl
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The Feminist Theory Website: English Introduction The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world. The goals of this website are: 1) to encourage a wide range of research into feminist theory, and 2) to encourage dialogue between women (and men) from different countries around the world. Hopefully, this will result in new connections, new ideas, and new information about feminist theory and women's movements. The Feminist Theory Website has three parts: 1) various fields within feminist theory; 2) different national / ethnic feminisms; and 3) individual feminists. All of these parts are updated and expanded regularly. To access these pages, please click on the buttons in the left column. Dr. The Feminist Theory Website was initially published on the Internet on 6 November 1997. The Feminist Theory Website contains: 5425 bibliographical entries 0593 links to internet sites 0684 paragraphs giving information

Rape Culture in Popular Culture - Shameless Magazine - your daily dose of fresh feminism for girls and trans youth In the Blog Let’s start out with a few basic facts: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a dreamboat. Like, on a scale of one to super-ultimate-double-plus-dreamboat, he is pretty high up there. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is reaching unprecedented break-my-marriage-vows levels of attractiveness. Not convinced? And Exhibit B: [YouTube video of Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing a cover of Nirvana’s “Lithium.” Are you done swooning yet? It’s fine, I’ll give you another minute. Shhhh, I know. All right, are we good? Now, given the fact that I’ve just used science to prove that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is maybe one of the best things since sliced bread, what I’m about to say next might shock you: Not every heterosexual woman wants to date him. For example, the film (500) Days of Summer centres around the fact that Zooey Deschanel is not interested in dating Joseph Gordon-Levitt. If a man continues to pursue a woman after being rejected, that is not romantic. That is rape culture. They also learn to say things like this:

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - Duke Special Collections Documents from theWomen's Liberation Movement An On-line Archival Collection Special Collections Library, Duke University [ Subject Categories | Keyword Search | Links ] The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The items in this on-line collection are scanned and transcribed from original documents held in Duke's Special Collections Library. The documents available at this web site were selected by Duke professor Anne Valk to support assignments in her class on the Social History of American Women taught during Spring '97. The Special Collections Library is currently building its collection of Women's Liberation Movement documents. You can find documents in the collection either by doing a keyword search or by the categories listed below. Subject Categories Keyword Search Links to related sites Credits

how to mediate The Feminist Summer Reading List Last week, an interview with Senator Al Franken inspired a list of feminist fictional heroines in books and movies that sparked quite a debate. But it’s summer now, and lots of people are looking for good books to wade into while they relax, vacation, or take in some sun. We’ve compiled a list of good feminist reads from the members of Women Action and the Media (WAM!), who had enough great reads to keep us busy summer after summer for the next few decades at least.General Feminist Non-Fiction:Backlash: the Undeclared War on American Women – Susan FaludiThe Body Project – Joan Jacobs BrumbergCatfight! – Leora TanenbaumClick: When We Knew We Were Feminists – Courtney Martin and Courtney SullivanEnglightened Sexism – Susan J. Love This? Thanks for subscribing! Women of Color: Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism – Bell HooksColonize This! Feminist Poetry:Ai Margaret AtwoodAnne Carson Sandra Cisneros Lucille CliftonAudre LordeGrace PaleyAdrienne Rich wikimedia commons

Microaggressions: More than Just Race In a previous blog (Microaggressions in Everyday Life), I indicated that most well-intentioned White Americans have inherited the racial biases of their forebears; that the most harmful forms remain outside the level of conscious awareness; and that making the "invisible, visible" is the first step to overcoming hidden prejudices. Since that posting, many readers have asked me whether microaggressions can be directed at women, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered (LGBT) persons, or those with disabilities. The resounding answer is "yes." Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages to target persons based solely upon their marginalized group membership. Racial Microaggressions: • A White man or woman clutches their purse or checks their wallet as a Black or Latino man approaches or passes them. Gender Microaggressions: • 80-85% of the U.

An interview with Jim Sterling about sexism in game culture | Gaming As Women Jim Sterling, a staff writer for Destructoid and weekly video blogger for The Escapist, is a pretty big name in the video game blogosphere, as someone who has been doing it for quite a while and one of the few professional video game bloggers out there. He has gained quite a bit of influence as a reviewer for pushing back against game companies who want nothing more than shills for their games instead of real, honest reviews. Sadly, Jim Sterling also had a pretty unfortunate history of saying really sexist things. To be honest, I’d pretty considered Jim Sterling a bit of a lost cause, so I mostly stopped paying attention to him for the last year or so. That is, until two of his recent Jimquisition videos caught my attention: This video about the creepy cull of female protagonists in video games and this video about the objectification of women being inherently unequal to the treatment of men in games. That made me really sit back and take notice. My views now? Jim Sterling: Some, sure.

why socialism? - einstein "We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive." Why Socialism? By Albert Einstein From Monthly Review, New York, May, 1949. [Re-printed in Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein] Transcribed by Lenny Gray NOTE: I (Tom Huppi) needed to remove this content due to a DCMA notice. It's hard to believe that these 'socialists' have gobbled up the intelectual property rights to something Einstein wrote 68 years ago, or at least not yet disgorged them, but that's globalism for you. Just out of curiosity I looked at some of the material of some of the people on this mail. To paraphrase Chris Rock; I'm not saying that the people should have joined right-wing death squads...but I understand. These 2017 'socialists' and 'environmentalists' work directly for the exact same 0.001% who own nearly all of the world's wealth fossil fuel and otherwise, although most in a 'useful idiot' capacity. Return to Liberalism Resurgent

The Feminist eZine 15 | Artists Target Comic Sexism By Tarting Up A Male Icon In the poster for The Avengers, inescapable this past spring, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow was the only superhero whose assets were displayed as perhaps they would be on the poster for a porno parody version of the movie. Everyone else got to look like ass-kicking saviors ready for battle; she looked like Cirque Du Soleil: After Hours. The poster was sent up in a widely Reddit-circulated image of all the Avengers posed in a likewise fashion, ridiculing this disparity. Now a new project called The Hawkeye Initiative is drawing even more attention to it… with drawings. During The Avengers, Jeremy Renner’s arrow-happy Hawkeye spends some screen time topless, showing way more skin than Black Widow ever does, and yet the poster doesn’t represent as much. Look through some of the best side-by-side comparison images from The Hawkeye Initiative in the slide show above.

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