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Why Women Aren’t Crazy

Why Women Aren’t Crazy
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History of feminism Traditionally the history of feminism is divided into the three waves of feminism. The first wave of feminism dates back to the nineteenth and early parts of the twentieth century. That does not mean feminism or feminist movement did not exist prior to this period. History of feminism: Ancient feminism In fact in 6th century B.C there were women writers in Greece who even ran girl schools. History of feminism: Feminism in America, Asia & Africa On the other hand if we look at the history of feminist movement and feminism in North America then we can see some kind of organized activity from the times of "American war of independence" in the mid eighteenth century. History of feminism: The industrial revolution The industrial revolution also saw a change in the structure of society whereby more women were involved in the industry as workforce. History of feminism: Organized feminist movements History of feminism: Feminist movements in China, India & Africa 1. Article by Sanjay Nair Yours truly,

On the Intersection of Race & Feminism: A Conversation With Neesha Meminger and Ibi Zoboi When Neesha Meminger and Ibi Zoboi approached to ask if we were interested in hosting an interview about race, feminism, and more on Tiger Beatdown, we were delighted. The following discussion, curated entirely by the two women, covers a host of intersectional issues, and we’re honoured to have an opportunity to include it here. Q. when did you first learn about feminism? did you ever embrace the term, or did you struggle with it? Ibi Zoboi: I embraced “women’s studies” in college before I fully understood the idea of feminism. Second-wave feminism was introduced to me right along with the Civil Rights & Black Arts Movements. If feminism brings into question the right for women to breastfeed or stay home with their children, or have children out of wedlock, black women in general have to negotiate a whole set of circumstances in order to even begin thinking about these choices. Neesha Meminger: For most of my life I hadn’t heard of a feminist movement, to be honest.

Barbie versus Musclor, ou l'allégorie de la mauvaise foi Voilà l'article de la semaine, encore avec du retard, arg, pardon ! Je l'ai commencé en me disant "haha ça va être court et rapide à faire" et puis comme d'habitude j'ai mis mille ans.En tout cas, j'espère que c'est un sujet qui vous intéresse, moi ça m’énerve pas mal depuis longtemps ce mème, j'ai envie de lui donner des coups de poings et tout. J'aurais bien aimé parlé aussi du fait que tout le monde est blanc, mais ça s'applique aux deux sexe (merci le racisme), mais bon, l'idée est la même : exclure les oppressés de la représentation par les médias. Et je me rends compte que j'ai un peu écrit petit, j'espère que ça ira quand même ! Et oui, il y a des exceptions pour les personnages de filles : My Mad Fat Diary (d'ailleurs je ferai peut être un article dessus), Lena Dunham, etc. ; mais ça reste quand même, comme je l'ai dis plus haut, des exceptions (snife). Vous pouvez retrouver cet article sur le tumblr, natürlich ! Et bien sûr, pour finir, la vidéo du bonheur :

Harassment, male privilege, and jokes that women just don’t get A familiar theme comes up frequently in internet discussions: Women who complain about online harassment are just missing the joke. As an initial descriptive matter, it’s pretty clear that women and men are often treated differently in online discussion. (Quick, name a case in which someone was harassed online. A few months ago, John Scalzi noted that: In my experience, talking to women bloggers and writers, they are quite likely to get abusive comments and e-mail, and receive more of it not only than what I get personally (which isn’t difficult) but more than what men bloggers and writers typically get. That bears repeating: The Internet is not the same experience for men as it is for women. Why is the internet a different place for men than for women? Men build discursive spaces and discursive norms based on their own experience. Women as a group have a vastly different experience with the idea of sexual violence. The same goes for statements about violence in general.

Hot Nerd Girl | nerd girls of the world unite In this week’s podcast, Darcy and I discuss the exciting finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead including a very lively debate about how the series should eventually end. Disclaimer: there’s a bit of cursing in this podcast towards the end when we talk about Rick’s final line of the show and also some boob talk, so you’ve been warned! Disclaimer #2: Darcy lives out on a farm and it was pouring rain when we were recording the podcast so there is one brief section in which I sound kind of like a robot because the internet connection was compromised. So have fun with that Let us know what you thought of the season finale of The Walking Dead in the comments below! Darcy and I just had to talk about what’s been going on the last couple of weeks on AMC’s The Walking Dead leading up to this Sunday’s season finale. Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed talking about it! Listen to the podcast here:

A short history of "feminist" anti-feminists Sarah Palin made quite the splash recently with her comments to the anti-abortion group the Susan B. Anthony List about conservative women reclaiming feminism, asserting that anti-choicers were "returning the woman's movement back to its original roots." Because no central authority exists to control use of the word feminist, Palin's cooption of the term caused anxious questions: Is there such thing as conservative feminism? Can you be a feminist who opposes abortion rights? Does the word feminism mean anything at all? Amanda Marcotte is a Brooklyn-based writer and DoubleX contributor. Follow The invocation of the word feminist at a meeting of anti-abortion women can be confusing, but it shouldn't be. Phase I:Plain Ol' Anti-Feminism Iconic Leader: Phyllis Schafly of the Eagle Forum Other examples: Beverly LaHaye and the Concerned Women for America, Connaught C. Basic argument: God/nature made women and men different so they could play different roles. Iconic Leader: Camille Paglia

Magazine - Why Women Still Can’t Have It All It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change. Phillip Toledano Eighteen months into my job as the first woman director of policy planning at the State Department, a foreign-policy dream job that traces its origins back to George Kennan, I found myself in New York, at the United Nations’ annual assemblage of every foreign minister and head of state in the world. On a Wednesday evening, President and Mrs. As the evening wore on, I ran into a colleague who held a senior position in the White House. She was horrified. A rude epiphany hit me soon after I got there. The first set of reactions, with the underlying assumption that my choice was somehow sad or unfortunate, was irksome enough. Last spring, I flew to Oxford to give a public lecture. Ms.

Grayson Perry: The rise and fall of Default Man Attack of the clones: Default Man is so entrenched in society that he is “like a Death Star hiding behind the moon”. Artwork by Grayson Perry Grayson Perry's guest-edited issue of the New Statesman is on sale on Thursday 9 October. Paddle your canoe up the River Thames and you will come round the bend and see a forest of huge totems jutting into the sky. I think this tribe, a small minority of our native population, needs closer examination. They dominate the upper echelons of our society, imposing, unconsciously or otherwise, their values and preferences on the rest of the population. They are, of course, white, middle-class, heterosexual men, usually middle-aged. Today, in politically correct 21st-century Britain, you might think things would have changed but somehow the Great White Male has thrived and continues to colonise the high-status, high-earning, high-power roles (93 per cent of executive directors in the UK are white men; 77 per cent of parliament is male).

What the LDS church tells young women I grew up as an only child in a single parent family. It wasn't easy. But one thing I remember clearly--very clearly--is learning there were no restrictions on what I could do. What I could achieve. I did yard work and housework. In baseball, I was always a first pick. I had NO gender related role given to or demanded of me. As the right's political discussion becomes more painfully and unequivocally anti-woman every day, simultaneous with the notion that someone somewhere may be waging a war on religion, I wanted to change course and provide the proof that at least one religion is waging a war against women and has been for 150+ years. And it may help to explain why he is dangerous to women of any age. This material is being taught today. And as a woman watching this disgusting display of patriarchal rivalry over my reproductive system, I am reminded that now more than ever, we women and the men and boys that respect and love us need to battle this with a full-throated response.

stuff i saw this week..... this was not my breakfast but i wish it was.this looks DELISH. this laundry room makes me happy.the yellow is perfection.................................................... blowing my mind!!!in every way. i LOVE this shark watermelon. i think maybe this would be a rad way to start the summer....carving a shark head. YES! does this make you smile??? i can't believe that this is her real hair.....but i love it.i wonder what her profession is that allows this hair?? i forgot to tell you that as of spring break this year my kids have been doingall of their own laundry. i am so happy about this.they are in charge of it.if they want clean socks then they need to think about it....if they need their uniform clean....they had better make sure it's clean.LIFE SKILLS baby.they also benefit because we don't have to have family folding nights.if you wash your own clothes then you only have to fold your own clothes! "please can you help me mom?" "ok....i will be right there" i am glad i went. happy friday!

The Roots of Individualist Feminism in 19th-Century America by Wendy McElroy The Freeman Originally published in December 1958 | EJF Home | Where To Find Help | Join the EJF | Comments? | Newsletters | Get EJF newsletter | | Civilization Book | Contents | Index | | Next — The Roots of Individualist Feminism in 19th-Century America by Wendy McElroy | | Back — Evolution Of Society by Charles E. A simple instrument teaches a profound lesson! I am a lead pencil — the ordinary wooden pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write. Writing is both my vocation and my avocation; that's all I do. You may wonder why I should write a genealogy. I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be, merit your wonder and awe, a claim I shall attempt to prove. Simple? Pick me up and look me over. Innumerable antecedents Top Just as you cannot trace your family tree back very far, so is it impossible for me to name and explain all my antecedents. My family tree begins with what in fact is a tree, a cedar of straight grain that grows in Northern California and Oregon.

Lindsey Mead Russell: 10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know Before She Turns 10 Grace is rounding the curve to ten. I am not sure how this is possible. I feel ever more aware of her girlhood and looming adolescence, and of all the things I want her to know, as if I could somehow instill values and beliefs into her, like pressing a penny into soft clay. I know I can't; the best I can do is to keep saying them, keep writing them, keep living them. Ten things I want my 10-year-old daughter to know: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. This post originally appeared on A Design So Vast. What is male privilege? Before discussing “male privilege” it is first important to define what privilege means in an anti-oppression setting. Privilege, at its core, is the advantages that people benefit from based solely on their social status. It is a status that is conferred by society to certain groups, not seized by individuals, which is why it can be difficult sometimes to see one’s own privilege. In a nutshell: Privilege is: About how society accommodates you. Since social status is conferred in many different ways — everything from race to geography to class — all people are both privileged and non-privileged in certain aspects of their life. Male privilege is a set of privileges that are given to men as a class due to their institutional power in relation to women as a class. [T]rue gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. Going back to Lucy’s article, this is what she said in the paragraph directly preceding the one quoted above: Related Reading: Introductory: Clarifying Concepts:

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