Où sont les femmes ? Merkel et Hidalgo effacées de la photo de la manif - Rue89 - L'Obs => regarder les commentaires : réponse à l’effacement des femmes = poster des photos de femmes sexualisées et de Merkel nue Une photo historique ? Au point que le journal israélien Hamevasser la publie en page 3 de son édition. Sauf que, si vous regardez bien, il manque des gens. Montage : en haut, la photo d’origine avec Angela Merkel et Anne Hidalgo ; en bas, la version retouchée et sans femmes publiée par Hamevaser (Walla.com) D’abord, on a cru qu’il manquait seulement Angela Merkel. Y aurait-il des motifs politiques ? Mais dans ce cas, il serait étrange que Mahmoud Abbas, président de l’Autorité palestinienne, y figure encore. Et puis, à y regarder de plus près, Angela Merkel n’est pas la seule à avoir disparu : la maire de Paris, Anne Hidalgo, aussi. Leur point commun : être des femmes. Hamevasser, journal hassidique israélien, considère la représentation des femmes comme indécente. Ce n’est pas le seul journal à recourir à cette technique dans une perspective d’orthodoxie. Imaginons un instant ce que Charlie Hebdo aurait fait de cette histoire de photo trafiquée...
10 Life Lessons I Learned from Surviving My 20s On my 20th birthday, I got drunk and peed on some old ladies’ front lawn. A cop saw me and stopped me. Fortunately, I talked my way out of going to jail that night. At the time, I was aimless. I was smart and audacious and arrogant and really annoying. Three days from now, I will be turning 30 years old. In our instant gratification culture, it’s easy to forget that most personal change does not occur as a single static event in time, but rather as a long, gradual evolution where we’re hardly aware of it as it’s happening. It’s only when we stop years or decades later and look back that we can notice all of the dramatic changes that have taken place. 1. When you are young, your greatest asset is not your talent, not your ideas, not your experience, but your time. Chances are you aren’t strapped by all of the financial responsibilities that come with later adulthood: mortgage payments, car payments, daycare for your kids, life insurance and so on. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
4 Reasons Why I'm Not Watching the HBO Show <i>Girls </i>This Season | Nicole Zangara A lot of people rave about the HBO show Girls; I read many articles about how good the show is and about the amazing quality of the writing. I tried, I mean really tried to get into the show. I have watched it from the beginning and before each and every episode, I would think, "Okay, I'm going to like this show!" But the episode would end and I just wasn't feeling it. As the next season premiere approaches, I will be making the choice not to watch it. Why, you ask? 1. 2. 3. Adam, who is Hannah's boyfriend, is one of the most confusing characters on the show. And as much as I respect Lena Dunham, her character frustrates me each time I watch the show. 4. Maybe the humor is lost on me or I just don't get the point of the show.
10 Life Lessons to Excel In Your 30s A couple weeks ago I turned 30. Leading up to my birthday I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s. But I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe here) and asked readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. The idea was that I would crowdsource the life experience from my older readership and create another article based on their collective wisdom. The result was spectacular. So first of all, a hearty thank you to all who contributed and helped create this article. While going through the emails what surprised me the most was just how consistent some of the advice was. Below are 10 of the most common themes appearing throughout all of the 600 emails. 1. “I spent my 20s recklessly, but your 30s should be when you make a big financial push. There were a few categories this advice fell into: One reader said, “If you are in debt more than 10% of your gross annual salary this is a huge red flag. Gee whiz! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
This Is What Happens When Women Actually Accept A Compliment From A Man Online The Overprotected Kid A trio of boys tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. “The Land! It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room. He tries to figure out what half an hour is and whether he can wait that long. When the heavy gate finally swings open, Dylan, the boys, and about a dozen other children race directly to their favorite spots, although it’s hard to see how they navigate so expertly amid the chaos. It’s still morning, but someone has already started a fire in the tin drum in the corner, perhaps because it’s late fall and wet-cold, or more likely because the kids here love to start fires. The Land is an “adventure playground,” although that term is maybe a little too reminiscent of theme parks to capture the vibe. The playgrounds were novel, but they were in tune with the cultural expectations of London in the aftermath of World War II.
So You Want to Be a Male Feminist? Here Are 11 Simple Rules to Follow Originally published on Mic and cross-posted here with their permission. Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Aziz Ansari. These are a few of many male celebrities who have recently come out as feminists. More importantly, about why it’s necessary to affirm and practice gender equality, given the many ways institutional sexism and the patriarchy have created environments where conventionally white, masculine, cisgender men have power and privilege. Keep in mind that a feminist, as defined by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes (and various gender identities). Although some believe that men have no place in the movement, others argue that strategic social movements should build bridges of solidarity. It’s not about focusing or coddling men, but instead about recognizing that people who have privilege can operate with respect and understanding by taking the leads from those who have been marginalized. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
The Best iPad Apps for Book Lovers | The iPad for Book Lovers From the author of Lisa L. Spangenberg, coauthor of The iPad 2 Project Book, readily confesses to being nuts about books. Like many of us, she is gradually becoming more comfortable with substituting digital reading for paperbacks and hardbacks, but she is already hopelessly in love with the many free (or very cheap) apps that let lovers of reading explore the written world in a whole new way. I love to read, but our small apartment doesn't have a lot of space. I keep a list of all my books on Goodreads, a community built around books and readers. If your local public library licenses eBooks from OverDrive (you can search by ZIP code on OverDrive's site to find member libraries near you), you can borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your library via the Web. Alternatively, you can use the free OverDrive Media Console app to read EPUB books and audiobooks protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) on your iOS device or your computer (Mac and Windows only).
The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism I feel your pain, bitter, lonely, nerdy guys. I really do. It sounds corny to say it like that, but I don’t know how to say it and be believed. There’s no one more resistant to being empathized with or more prone to call attempts to do so “patronizing” than the bitter lonely guy, especially when women try to do it but even when other nerdy guys try to reach out. I’ve tried to write sympathetically about this stuff in the past: the guilt, the shame, the constant feelings of inadequacy. The viral meme that inaugurated 2015 as the New Year of the Bitter Male Nerd is MIT professor Scott Aaronson leaving an emotionally vulnerable comment on his blog during a heated argument about misogyny and sexual harassment in the STEM community. He talks about how in the “battle of the sexes,” awkward shy guys damn sure don’t feel “privileged.” And it sucks. Feminists on the Internet have tried to respond to Aaronson’s piece, some sympathetically, some less so. This turns out to be a pattern.
Modern Life Without a Pancreas The technology that helps people manage diabetes has gotten so good that patients sometimes feel trapped without it. Sara Dawn Johnson My hiking shoes were just laced up when there was a frantic vibrating in my pocket. It had been over a week since I’d inserted my last continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor and it had started acting up earlier that morning, with missed readings. I found my husband in the kitchen, packing some water and snacks. “That’s lame. In the last 28 years of living with type I diabetes, I’ve lived through a progression of treatment technologies. Back then, I’d lance my finger and place a huge drop of blood on a long strip pulled from a tall white vial. Electronic blood glucose meters became available a few years after my diagnosis, and I received my first one in 1990. My current fingerstick meter sucks a miniscule drop of blood from the tip of a finger and spits my blood glucose number back at me in 5 seconds. That’s the theory anyway. 5…4…3…2…1.
“Herself” – Does anyone really listen to what a naked woman says? | phonaesthetica Herself, a new “feminist” photo project currently making the rounds online, features lots of naked women. Created by a TV actress, Herself purports to “highlight’s women’s sexuality on their own terms” and “help demystify the female form, to assist in the erasure of coveting it, and to help celebrate the ever changing face of it.” Sounds legit! I don’t know what “the erasure of coveting it” means (“you guys, let’s stop being jealous of each other’s boobs”)? but I’m all for demystifying the female form. If we can do that, why, perhaps we can successfully address female genital mutilation, breast cancer, bad hetero sex, child marriage, the practice of raping virgins to cure AIDS, and starvation dieting! More background from the creator of Herself, who (offensively, to me) identifies as “a lesbian who has a male partner”: Not that vaginas are intrinsically…okay, whatever; let’s just evaluate the project on its merits. Now we’re getting there, wherever the fuck “there” is. Like this:
Use of ‘cisgender’ perpetuates problematic dichotomy | The Collegian Some may have heard the word cisgender recently. Its entrance into popular usage is a solution to a problem between the mainstream population and the transgender community. Its meaning comes from the Latin root “cis-” meaning “on the near side,” as opposed to “trans-” which means “across.” Cisgender means one who was born with a physical body that is the same as their gender identity. Before the invention of the word cisgender, average people were denoted as “normal” or “real” men and women. I don’t like the use of cisgender because it perpetuates definitions of people into binary categories, feeding an “us versus them” attitude. As a definition, there is nothing wrong with the idea — it’s rooted in the language. While cisgender is not an insult — it’s similar to how we don’t say homosexual and heterosexual, but gay and straight — I think it is circular logic. The terms gay and straight make it easier to say homosexual and heterosexual in casual conversation. That would be their name.
Jeez Louise This Whole Cisgender Thing – en|Gender Since Alex Blaze took it on, & since we’ve been discussing this whole “is it okay to call someone who isn’t trans cisgender?” question on the boards, I may as well put it down here. First, I’m going to claim a difference between cisgender & cissexual. Cisgender, the problem seems to me, is not the easy opposite of transgender. Cisgender implies, or means, or could mean (depending on who you talk to), that someone’s sex and gender are concordant. & Honestly, that’s bullshit. So there’s the first issue, that “cis” may stand for “cisgender” and it may stand for “cissexual” but no one knows for sure which it is when it’s abbreviated. Then there’s that little usage/connotation/denotation problem. Telling me, & other partners whose lives are profoundly impacted by the legal rights / cultural perceptions of trans people, that we are “not trans” implies that we are also not part of the trans community. (Somehow, I can’t help thinking of the muggles & mudbloods of Harry Potter, here. So, yeah.
Will 'Cisgender' Survive? The linguistic complement to "transgender" has achieved some popularity, but faces social and political obstacles to dictionary coronation. The new Amazon Original Series, Transparent, about a middle-aged father who's transitioning into a woman, is just the latest cultural sign that the word "transgender" has gone mainstream. No doubt there have been transgender people—that is, those with a gender identity or gender expression that doesn't conform to their assigned birth sex—since there have been people at all, but the term itself wasn't coined until the 1970s. Popular confusion about its usage notwithstanding (for example, questions about the difference between "transgender" and "transsexual"), "transgender" is here, it's queer, and a lot of people have gotten used to it. The situation is more complicated for "cisgender," coined in the 1990s to mean the opposite of "transgender." For a while, "cisgender" only appeared in academic journals. "Cisgender"? Quite possibly, both.