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28 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013

28 Most Iconic Feminist Moments of 2013
During an appearance on Fox's Sean Hannity Show, Zerlina Maxwell was invited to speak about guns, rape, and violence. As a rape survivor, she had a lot of notable reasons to shame conservatives who believe the solution to ending rape resides in giving out more guns. "I think the entire conversation is wrong. I don't want anybody to be telling women anything. I don't want women — I don't want men to be telling me what to wear, how to act, not to drink. And I don't, honestly, want you to tell me that I need a gun in order to prevent my rape," she said during her appearance. After the segment, she was attacked with a slew of racist online rape and death threats, but still managed to keep her cool.

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¡Cuidado! violación correctiva La violación correctiva es considerada por la ONU como un crimen de odio y los primeros casos documentados demostraron un patrón concluyente: los violadores son hombres que, apoyados por sus familiares y personas lesbofóbicas, reprueban el lesbianismo y consideran que las mujeres deben corregir su comportamiento “desviado”. La violación se convierte entonces en un rito de sometimiento desde el poder masculino, pero también es una forma de castigo o reprimenda social hacia la mujer que ha declarado abiertamente su lesbianismo. En Johannesburgo la estrella de futbol Eudy Simerlane fue levantada por un grupo de hombres jóvenes, posteriormente violada tumultuariamente, razón por la que perdió la vida. Cada año miles de mujeres que viven congruentemente su vida amorosa con otras mujeres, son violadas por hombres que se imponen el reto de transformarlas. Miguel Ángel Ramírez Anaya salió corriendo, sangrando, del hotel Alcázar.

Le féminisme ne fait plus mauvais genre Le féminisme, un combat d’arrière garde? Pas sûr. Alors que pendant des lustres, il était de bon ton chez les femmes de commencer ses phrases par: «Je ne suis pas féministe, mais… », le vent pourrait bien être en train de tourner. 75% des femmes françaises interrogées dans cette nouvelle étude estiment en effet que le «féminisme a encore un sens». Parmi elles, 50% affirment même «qu’il reste des inégalités à combattre». «On a été surpris par l’ampleur de ce résultat: même si cette perception globalement positive n’équivaut pas un engagement, cela montre que ce n’est pas un simple féminisme symbolique en souvenir des batailles passées mais bien que la lutte a toujours lieu d’être», souligne Nicolas Fert, chargé d’étude sénior au Pôle Opinion du CSA.

10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions History Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company. 10 Yaa Asantewaa Leading Men Age, But Their Love Interests Don’t Yesterday, Kristen Stewart fell out of the con-artist comedy Focus after Will Smith replaced Ben Affleck as the male lead; according to Variety, she was nagged by "the feeling that the age difference between the two would be too large a gap." For the record, Smith is a mere four years older than the 40-year-old Affleck, and if it seems a little odd that either of them would be considered a romantic partner for the 23-year-old Stewart in the first place … well, welcome to Hollywood. It seems like time and time again, male movie stars are allowed to age into their forties, fifties, and even sixties while the ages of their female love interests remain firmly on one side of the big 4-0, but is this a perception borne out of reality?

African women are blazing a feminist trail – why don't we hear their voices? What would have once sounded like a far-fetched feminist fantasy – namely women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in one country in the world, Rwanda. Early reports from the parliamentary elections last Monday indicate that women now hold nearly 64% of the seats. Prior to the genocidal conflict in 1994, the figure was just 18%. In fact, women have made significant gains all around Africa: indeed, the most successful social movement in Africa in recent decades has been the women's movement, particularly in policy and legislation. Malawi and Liberia have female heads of state, and earlier this month Senegal elected its first female prime minister, Aminata Touré.

9 Facts That Prove Traditional Definitions Of Gender Roles Are Bullsh*t Remember the good old days when men were men and women were women? You know, when the manliest of men wore their hair long and curly with their best high heels. Oh, maybe you were imagining a slightly different picture of modern gender? dating tips for the feminist man Reviewed by Media Co-op editors. copyeditedfact checkededitors' pick [?] dating tips for the feminist man Blog posts reflect the views of their authors, and are not subject to Media Co-op journalistic standards. Privilege New Comic! Note: A version of this comic without the word ‘fuck’ can be found here. Another note: a poster of this comic can be purchased here. Another another note: A Swedish version of this comic can be found here. Oh my, another long one. When I was writing this one out I just kept thinking of all the times I have been a real jerk because I didn’t understand the structural way that privilege is reenforced.

When Customer Demanded Servers 'Show More Skin,' One Restaurant Owner Responded Like A Boss By Bryce Covert "When Customer Demanded Servers ‘Show More Skin,’ One Restaurant Owner Responded Like A Boss" CREDIT: Atomic Grill Atomic Grill, a barbecue restaurant in West Virginia, recently got an UrbanSpoon review that owner Daniel McCawley felt went too far: it wanted his staff to “show more skin.” “I’m willing to accept any kind of criticism on food or service, but not the way that we have too many clothes on,” he told ThinkProgress. Worse, the review (which has since been deleted) singled out one female server in particular and “got a little obsessive, a little creepy,” he said, to the point where coworkers walked her to her car when she left.

The Ethical Prude: Imagining An Authentic Sex-Negative Feminism “A slut is a person of any gender who has the courage to lead life according to the radical proposition that sex is nice and pleasure is good for you,” write Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy in The Ethical Slut: A guide to infinite sexual possibilities. In doing so, they create space for every sexual possibility except for one: the possibility to consider whether sex may not be nice. Some might suggest this space exists, already populated by woman-haters, given the shame, hatred and violence on offer for women who dare to have sex on their own terms. But these moralistic right-wing views don’t hold that sex is not nice – they hold that women who have sex (and others who are seen to be treated as women in sex) are not nice. As such it is both progressive and radical to say that sex is not shameful for women, and that a woman should not be punished for her sexual choices; radical, because shaming and punishment are both commonplace. This precludes certain ways of thinking about sex.

The Feminist Guide To Non-Creepy Flirting No one wants to come across as “creepy”, especially not to the attractive person they’ve just approached. In the case of men who approach women, the word creepy doesn’t even need to be said. A cold shoulder, quick step, or plain old rejection from a woman or her group of friends can signal to some men that they’ve just been dismissed as a “creep”. So what exactly is a creep? Feminism is the new misogyny: On ‘Belle Knox feminism’ and the new backlash This just in from the backlash: everything is feminism’s fault and we are the real woman-haters. You knew that, didn’t you? That it was not men, but women — and not just women, but feminists — who were responsible for things like violence against women and sexual repression. It’s a pretty good trick, actually, because guess who gets off scot-free?

Kyriarchy Structural positions[edit] Schüssler Fiorenza (2009) describes interdependent "stratifications of gender, race, class, religion, heterosexualism, and age" as structural positions assigned at birth.[3] She suggests that people inhabit several positions, and that positions with privilege become nodal points through which other positions are experienced.[3] For example, in a context where gender is the primary privileged position (e.g., patriarchy), gender becomes the nodal point through which sexuality, race, and class are experienced.[3] In a context where class is the primary privileged position (i.e., classism), gender and race are experienced through class dynamics.[3] Schüssler Fiorenza writes about the interaction between kyriarchy and critical theories as such: