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How the Media Failed Women in 2013

How the Media Failed Women in 2013

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How Mens Magazines Display Women As Ornaments Esquire's editor has admitted: We show ornamental women in same way as cars. This article titled “Esquire editor: We show ‘ornamental’ women in same way as cars” was written by Mark Sweney, for on Tuesday 19th March 2013 18.41 UTC Esquire editor Alex Bilmes has admitted that the magazine uses pictures of “ornamental” women for male readers “in the same way we provide pictures of cool cars”. Bilmes, who moved from rival men’s title GQ to edit Esquire in 2010, said that his magazine’s policy was “more honest” than that of the women’s magazine industry, which he claimed perpetuate negative images of women.

Women and leadership in universities: a case study of women academic managers Author(s): Louise Kloot (School of Business, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia) Citation: 4chan threatens to leak Emma Watson nudes after UN speech Over the weekend, Emma Watson lit up the internet with a pretty amazing speech to the UN about women's rights. She called herself a feminist. She called for men to join in the fight for gender equality. She even said that feminism wasn't about hating men. All pretty reasonable stuff. Unfortunately, a 4chan user doesn't feel the same way – in fact, he or she is threatening to release nude images of Emma Watson as revenge.

Women: The Leaders of Tomorrow “Feminine traits and values are a new form of innovation. They are an untapped form of competitive advantage” says John Gerzema, author of The Athena Doctrine. From the beginning of time men have been declared as the born, ultimate leaders. They are believed to possess the necessary skills and traits to effectively lead and organize. On the contrary women are often considered too soft to lead an organization. Young Feminist Blog Carnival Archive - Fair and Feminist First of all, I have to throw it out there that this is my first time hosting a blog carnival! So if I forget something or do something wrong, be gentle and let me know! I organized this carnival on my last day off because I wanted to take time for us as a movement to lift up the voices of the younger generation. We are here, we have a variety of opinions, and we want to be heard. So, I’m going to write my first blog update responding to what I’ve been reading… Over at Boredom is Counterrevolutionary (a sentiment with which I totally agree, btw), Thomas explained how at 18, he was harassed for being a nurse in a gendered feminine profession.

Every Curve Art Installation Buckman’s ongoing body of work, Every Curve, explores the contradictory and complimentary influences of Feminism and Hip-Hop in her upbringing. The installation of hanging vintage lingerie reveals the artist’s fascination with femininity throughout time. The antique undergarments — relics from our past and windows into cultural ideas of female objectification — are reworked using musical text from a very specific time and place. Buckman hand-embroiders the lingerie with lyrics that refer to women from the iconic rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. The text spans from the violent and misogynistic to the wholly sympathetic and pro-choice. This juxtaposition is witty in its provocation and empowered awareness while comparing the Janus-faced relationship between feminism and Hip-Hop both in the 90’s and today.

Virginia slims ad The woman used in this ad is young, sweet and pretty, matching the description below and visually appealing to women. Her makeup, jewelry and perfectly manicured nails imply that this is a brand that is smoked by young and classy and relatively wealthy women. The shirt that she is wearing shows her skin from her neck down, and the cigarette packets are placed right in the area where her cleavage would otherwise show. Young, male and feminist – if only there were more of them When I talk to boys and young men at school and university about why they don’t call themselves feminists, the answer is never “because I hate women”. Instead, they tend to express reservations about “female supremacy” or “man-hating”. There’s still a lot of confusion about the word. This week, HeForShe, the United Nations campaign aimed at engaging men in the battle for gender equality, kicks off its #GetFree tour, visiting universities and talking to students about the issue.

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. Texte fondateur / Founding text / Texto fundador / Gründungstext Retrouvez ici le projet de texte fondateur du “réseau féministe international”. Here the founding texte of the “international feminist network” project. Aquí, el texto fundador del proyecto “red internacional feminista”. Français – English – Espanol – العربية - Deutsch

Can a man ever truly call himself a feminist? I felt pretty smug about myself for being such a modern sort of chap. But I wondered if she would have been so quick to congratulate my feminist ways had she been present the many times a former colleague and I spent our lunch break gawking at pictures of Susannah Reid on the internet, or if she’d overheard some of the conversations bandied around the office when I worked for Loaded magazine. This, for me, is a big question: I absolutely understand and sympathise with the challenges women have faced - and continue to face - when it comes to equality. I believe in not defining someone by their gender, but as an individual. But I am also a man, with a man's brain, and for whom women are a source of powerful attraction.