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New Superhero T-Shirts Latest in a Long Line of Sexist Licensed Products from DC AND Marvel I’m not entirely sure who is making the decisions when it comes to licensing at DC Entertainment, but recently two somewhat controversial shirts have appeared at retail outlets, and it’s safe to say most people aren’t very happy with them. The first shirt was revealed on the DC Women Kicking Ass page, which features an image of Superman and his now-girlfriend Wonder Woman locked in a mid-air kiss from the cover of Justice League #12, with art by Jim Lee. It’s already an older image, so why all the hubbub now? Well, you can thank a couple of modifications made to the original image just for this t- shirt that take the whole thing to a new, sexist level. Now there’s a caption above the image that says “SCORE!” Maybe the most offensive thing about the shirt isn’t the captions (though they’re bad), it’s the changes made to the original art. The second shirt, revealed via a blog called PJ Says, is one that was discovered while shopping at WalMart in the juniors section.

Feminist Movement in Art Women’s Artistic Liberation The Feminist Art Movement began with the idea that women’s experiences must be expressed through art, where they had previously been ignored or trivialized. Early proponents of Feminist Art in the United States envisioned a revolution. They called for a new framework in which the universal would include women’s experiences, in addition to men’s. Historical Context Linda Nochlin’s essay “Why Are There No Great Female Artists?” Becoming a Movement in the 1970s It is difficult to pinpoint when awareness and questions coalesced into the Feminist Art Movement. Also in 1971, Judy Chicago, one of the most prominent early activists in the Movement, established the Feminist Art program at Cal State Fresno. Womanhouse was a collaborative art installation and exploration. Feminism and Postmodernism But what is Feminist Art? Feminist Art asks many questions that are also part of Postmodernism. Feminist artists played with the ideas of gender, identity, and form. Backlash

Racial and Gender Differences in the Relationship Between Children’s Television Use and Self-Esteem A Longitudinal Panel Study Abstract A longitudinal panel survey of 396 White and Black preadolescent boys and girls was conducted to assess the long-term effects of television consumption on global self-esteem. Article Notes Nicole Martins (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an assistant professor in the Department of Telecommunications at Indiana University. © The Author(s) 2012

Wonder Woman and Superman get new costumes in the comics This year, both major comic houses summer events are going to reboot their continuities. Marvel is going all in and throwing out their “616” universe and years of continuity in an event called Secret Wars and DC is doing a minor reboot in an event called Convergence. Where as Secret Wars is ending a large swath of Marvel continuity, DC’s mini reboot is notable for ending the so called “New 52,” their experiment in a complete reboot of their line undertaken in 2011. Not all of the new comics soared, some flat out face-planted, but some of the New 52 eventually found its footing and prospered for a few years (for my – and a lot of readers’ money – it’s Scott Snyder’s work with Batman). Now it’s time for something new once again! Superman’s new look on the cover of Action Comics #41 is a more reserved Superman who dresses in the fabrics of his adopted planet. Wonder Woman also got a costume re-design that took her out of a skirt and bodice and put her into a body-suit and armor.

European Women's Lobby Européen des femmes : Home Time to gear up ahead of the European elections! You can vote for gender equality and make sure that women’s rights are a priority on the European agenda! [Brussels, 23 April 2014] In four weeks European voters will elect a new European Parliament (EP) and will give a sign what kind of Europe they wish. If you want that women’s rights high on the agenda in the coming five years, take part and join the 5050 campaign. The European Women’s Lobby with its 5050 campaign “No Modern European Democracy without Gender Equality” ahead of the elections is drawing attention to the under representation of women in policy decision-making positions across Europe. We are asking women and men to take the opportunity of the European elections to vote for candidates who are eager to ensure gender equality at all levels in the EU. Women are still seriously underrepresented in political (...) Are you ready to commit to gender equality? Week-5: Parity democracy Week -6: A Europe free from violence against women

The secret that Australians need to talk about Australia's White Ribbon 2013 media campaign invites you to discover our country's hidden secret – that one woman a week dies from domestic violence in the country of abundant rainforests, cosmopolitan cities and beautiful beaches. Using this statistic and the shock tactic is a new direction for the men's awareness campaign. While it's undoubtedly important that Aussie men stand up and make their pledge not to use violence against women on White Ribbon Day there is a danger that the viewer might blink and miss the key message or, that more collectively, we may lose sight of the fact that intimate partner abuse is not all about being beaten or murdered. Many survivors of domestic violence (and a significant number of scientific studies) say that the scars and bruises resulting from physical abuse heal relatively rapidly, whereas the psychological consequences are long-term, intergenerational and sometimes irreparable. The secret is that it's the rest of it that we need to tackle now.

Yvonne Brill and the Beef-Stroganoff Illusion In 2011, President Barack Obama presented the rocket scientist Yvonne Brill with a National Medal of Technology and Innovation.Photograph by Ryan K. Morris / National Science & Technology Medals Foundation / White House. The most grating phrase in the opening paragraph of the Times’s obituary of Yvonne Brill, a rocket scientist whose inventions satellites still depend on, is not the one the newspaper changed after a burst of outrage—the one about beef Stroganoff. She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. But Yvonne Brill, who died on Wednesday at 88 in Princeton, N.J., was also a brilliant rocket scientist, who in the early 1970s invented a propulsion system to help keep communications satellites from slipping out of their orbits. And this is how the first two paragraphs read now: But that, again, is not the worst of it. Emphasis added. Which brings us back to beef Stroganoff.

Women in development Women in development (WID) is an approach to development projects that emerged in the 1970s, calling for treatment of women's issues in development projects. Later, the Gender and development (GAD) approach proposed more emphasis on gender relations rather than seeing women's issues in isolation. Concepts[edit] In Africa, one of the first to recognise the importance of women in farming was Baumann in 1928, with his classic article The Division of Work According to Sex in African Hoe Culture. In other countries, women were severely underemployed. Activities[edit] The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) established a special Division for Women in Development, promoting concrete action to ensure that women participate in UNDP projects. A 1985 report by the OECD Development Center surveyed a broad sample of development projects aimed at women. The Harvard Analytical Framework attempted to address these concerns. Criticism[edit] References[edit] Sources

Killing Us Softly 4 - Media critic Jean Kilbourne uncovers a pattern of sexism and misogyny across a range of print and television advertisements in this latest edition of her influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series. Killing Us Softly 4 Advertising's Image of Women This highly anticipated update of Jean Kilbourne's influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, takes a fresh look at American advertising and discovers that the more things have changed, the more they've stayed the same. Breaking down a staggering range of more than 160 print and television ads, Kilbourne uncovers a steady stream of sexist and misogynistic images and messages, laying bare a world of frighteningly thin women in positions of passivity, and a restrictive code of femininity that works to undermine girls and women in the real world. At once provocative and inspiring, Killing Us Softly 4 stands to challenge yet another generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, gender violence, and contemporary politics. Jean Kilbourne Filmmaker Info Directed By: Sut Jhally Edited By: Sut Jhally & Andrew Killoy Awards

Brenda Milner: A scientific pioneer and a reluctant role model In the early 1950s, Wilder Penfield, one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons at the time, performed what should have been a straightforward elective surgery. The patient, an engineer who headed his department, had come to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, affiliated with McGill University, with epileptic seizures. The results of the surgery were catastrophic. “He couldn’t remember anything that happened. Dr. “I couldn’t imagine why he would invite a young woman to study this case,” remembers Dr. On November 21, Dr. After her Hall of Fame acceptance speech, a group of young female scientists swarmed her eagerly to snap photos with her, showing how Dr. “I have not set myself up to be a role model for women, but it does seem to be more of an issue than it used to be,” Dr. Although the landscape, particularly at medical schools, has changed significantly since Dr. Yet the toughest competition that Dr. For the rest of her career, however, Dr. Dr. Dr. Three years ago, Dr.

Lessons on feminism – news and teaching resources round up | Teacher Network | Guardian Professional A move to replace social reformer Elizabeth Fry with Sir Winston Churchill on the £5 banknote, leaving the Queen as the only female face on our currency, was met with widespread protest. An online petition was signed by 35,000 people and pressure was increased with the threat of legal action when the campaign raised more than £13,000 in donations. At the end of July the Bank of England announced that Jane Austen would appear on the new £10 note. To help you explore feminist debate and gender issues, we have collated stories from the Guardian, infographics on inequality and lesson ideas from the web. You'll find a photo campaign on why feminism belongs in schools, a street art project against harassment and a performer who's created a heroine to fight female stereotypes. From the Guardian The global gender gapEducation and healthcare are improving for women across the world, but men continue to do better when it comes to jobs and wages, according to data from the World Economic Forum.

Why young women being aware of gender inequity is good news I am not surprised that young women are concerned about equity and discrimination. I am surprised, though, that this has been picked up by Mission Australia's landmark youth survey for the first time. It is a double-edged sword; this is beyond the 'Gillard Effect'. Young women are more conscious of their gender and where they sit in Australia. The research presents an opportunity for us to discuss these issues with young women. All of us need to share stories of success and growth with those in that age group. It saddens me that I can list the number of female engineers I know on one hand; but I'm excited because each of them are out there spreading their stories about being fanatical about maths and science. Kylee Bates from Mission Australia told ABC "clearly young women have seen a range of social discourse and discussion that has impacted their views", and she's right. They implicitly understand they can do and be whatever they choose.

Lisa Randall: Warped view of the universe Two years after her climbing accident, Lisa Randall shakes her head, still not quite able to accept the reality of the laws of physics. "It just shouldn't have happened," she says. "I was climbing safely, the conditions were good, the route wasn't that difficult and I was properly roped up. But somehow, I managed to fall and smash my heel." It sounds like a straightforward, Newtonian case of "what goes up, must come down", but whenever Randall gets stuck into the laws of physics - and gravity in particular - things rarely turn out to be as simple as you imagined they would. Randall is professor of theoretical physics at Harvard University and one of the most influential living scientists. This effectively solved the geometry of a high dimensional model of space and Randall's papers are now among the most cited in particle physics but, as she freely admits, this was not the problem she set out to answer. Randall then began to consider the upshot of her geometry. So what are her plans?

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"Feminism" is really just neo Marxist class struggle ideology. Oppressor class vs oppressed class. It's not feminism, sadly it's communist in origin. by johnw777 Dec 20