How patriarchal compliance has been turned into feminist activism. Over the last few years we’ve been witnessing an ideological shift within what we call third wave feminism, specifically through online activism. This shift is embodied in the thesis of « choice feminism », a movement equating feminism with -merely- any choice a woman makes. For pro “choice feminism” it is simple: every choice you make as a woman is a feminist one and it is anti-woman to criticize or judge these choices.
Collections - Dina Goldstein On | Off Collections Modern Girl Design Justice Design Justice, written by one of today's most inventive media, communications, and design scholars, is a sustained and brilliant call for a significant reorientation of design, in the belief that in remaking design we are remaking the world.Arturo EscobarProfessor of Anthropology Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; author of Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds With intellectual dexterity accented by personal proximity to social movements and discrimination, Sasha Costanza-Chock calls us to see through the mythologies of the current high priests of design that perpetuate oppression. Both visionary and practical, Design Justice is required reading for those ready to move beyond hype and doom discussions and towards creating liberating processes so urgently needed.Joy BuolamwiniFounder of the Algorithmic Justice League, Poetess of "AI, Ain't I A Woman?"
'You don't own or control me': Janelle Monáe on her music, politics and undefinable sexuality Days before she delivers her unequivocal Time’s Up speech at the Grammys – “We come in peace, but we mean business” – Janelle Monáe walks into an upper-level hotel suite in Manhattan, just as sunset begins to fade over the Hudson river. Her 5ft stature is amplified by a wide-brimmed hat and a warm, room-owning confidence. She is dressed in a fetching new arrangement of her preferred black-and-white palette: a slightly cropped top and flared pants, worn under a fuzzy black duster coat with massive white polka dots. Monáe’s uniform of suits and tuxedos, by her reckoning, is a fashion statement second, a political statement first – a homage to her working-class upbringing, she says. Since her breakout more than a decade ago with the Fritz Lang–inspired EP Metropolis, and her critically acclaimed full-length debut The ArchAndroid, political statements have been at the core of Monáe’s work.
Diotima: Women & Gender in the Ancient World Call for Collaborators to The On-line Companion to The Worlds of Roman Women The On-Line Companion to the Focus Reader, The Worlds of Roman Women, expands the book's wide representation of Latin texts by and about women dating from the earliest periods through the fourth century CE. The medium of a website, moreover, offers the opportunity to integrate visuals to texts, thus enabling users to make connections between language and material culture. The Companion has two major parts. The Worlds section includes Class, Religion, Childhood, Learning, Marriage, Family, Body, State, Work, and Flirtation. Each World opens to reveal a thematic image of women in this world, a brief essay on this World, a list of on-line texts and hyperlinked images.
Dear Fuck-Up: Should I apologize to the women I hurt? Brandy Jensen, The Outline’s social media editor, has made a lot of mistakes in her life. Has she learned from them and become a wiser person as a result? Hahaha oh gosh no. But it does leave her uniquely qualified to tell you what not to do — because she’s probably done it. Dear Fuck-Up
Emma Watson launches He For She movement UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, is gathering global attention for the new He For She movement with a speech delivered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 20, 2014. HeForShe is a campaign led by UN Women in which men all over the world are being encouraged to speak out against the inequalities faced by women and girls. The campaign, online at HeForShe.org, includes Instagram, Twitter and Facebook elements. “Men – I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue, too.” “I’m inviting you to step forward, to be seen, and to ask yourself…If not me, who?
The Stylish Socialist Who Is Trying to Save YouTube from Alt-Right Domination In April, Alek Minassian, a twenty-five-year-old from Toronto, wrote a Facebook post—“The Incel Rebellion has already begun!”—and then drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians. For many people, this news raised two questions: Is there no depth to which the human soul will not sink? The Depressing Phenomenon of Men Who Ask Their Dates No Questions They do, however, talk a lot about snowboarding, ‘Mad Men,’ Socrates, their own penises, Amnesty International, mushrooms, foot fetishes, monogamy, war and trash bags Nikki, a 22-year-old journalism student from Minneapolis, is telling me about the worst date she’s ever been on, with a man called Athens she met at college. “He talked about his goals, his week, his career, his meditation, his favorite books, his respect for ‘real’ musicians and how most people pronounce ‘namaste’ wrong,” she says. Nikki waited in vain to be asked a single question about herself while Athens raved about philosophy, monogamy, wanting to live in a van and how acid could lead to a higher sense of self.
Netflix's Mötley Crüe movie 'The Dirt' highlights why a musical #MeToo reckoning is so difficult Get the Think newsletter. March 22, 2019, 8:52 AM GMT By Dan Solomon In February, The New York Times reported on alt-country hero Ryan Adams’s history of using his position of influence in the music industry to allegedly lure women and girls into sexually exploitative situations. A few days later, R. I Was Your Fave Is Problematic Stuck at home, I devoted myself to Tumblr. What was I trying to accomplish? Mostly, I was interested in knocking people off their pedestals. I also enjoyed being popular, controversial, discussed.