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What Does It Mean to Be a Modern Feminist? Glory and galore, oh Lorde. | ELLE Everyone’s favorite f-word is having a moment of limelight and galore. Ideally, we would all celebrate by reading some Woolf, waving flags with “We can do it!” or “Votes for women,” and feeling beautifully independent or independently beautiful, but there are some issues to tackle first. Apparently, many women feel like they don’t need modern feminism: all is fair in the land of casual ignorance. Others take it to the extreme and allegedly take bubble baths in the tears of our noble male counterparts. What does it mean to be a modern feminist in its practical-personal sense? The Lipstick Debate and Media Revolution Is it fine to wear a lot of make-up and not a lot of clothes in an attempt to seduce men (or “a man”)? But then the radical feminist interrupts: the second cause is superior to the first one, because the reason you want to impress men is that they have the power of the planet Earth. Female attractiveness is greatly exaggerated in importance.

Femen Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Alexandra Chevtchenko avec le logo de son groupe tagué sur la poitrine Femen (aussi écrit FEMEN[n 1] ; en ukrainien : Фемен) est un groupe féministe d'origine ukrainienne, fondé à Kiev en 2008 par Anna Hutsol, son actuelle présidente, Oksana Chatchko et Alexandra Chevchtchenko. Le groupe devient internationalement connu en organisant des actions, essentiellement seins nus, dans le but de défendre les droits des femmes, ce qui le conduit aussi à s'impliquer sur plusieurs autres sujets, notamment pour la démocratie et contre la corruption, la prostitution ou encore l'influence des religions dans la société, au départ uniquement dans l'Ukraine post-soviétique. Les militantes de Femen sont ainsi adeptes volontaires d'un féminisme radical qu'elles appellent « sextrémisme ». Le mouvement Femen s'affirme athée, antireligieux[4], et reproche à la laïcité d'être « une façon d'accepter l'inacceptable »[5]. Historique[modifier | modifier le code]

Social Media 6 Things You Might Not Think Are Harassment But Definitely Are (Because Apparently We Need To Clear A Few Things Up) | Bustle I never cease to be astounded by the way that some people react to stories of harassment in the street. Just yesterday, we shared a story about a woman who taped herself walking around New York for 10 hours and the unsolicited harassment she was subjected to as she strolled around, minding her own business. I retweeted the post from my personal account, and while many sane people expressed support for the article, some responded with questions like, “But don’t you think some of those guys were just trying to be nice?” No. No I don’t think that. Here’s the thing: by the inherent nature of being a woman walking in the street, almost ALL uninvited attention from men is threatening. And here’s the other thing: we can tell when someone is just being nice. If someone tells us our shoelace is undone, or a neighborhood local gives us a morning nod while they’re walking their dog, we can identify these things as inherently nice behaviors. Images: Getty Images; Giphy(6)

Une Femen sur l'autel de la cathédrale avant la visite du pape à Strasbourg Une militante Femen est montée lundi en début d'après-midi sur l'autel de la cathédrale de Strasbourg, seins nus, pour dénoncer le caractère politique de la visite du pape François, prévue mardi dans les institutions européennes, ont constaté des journalistes de l'AFP. "Le pape n'est pas un homme politique", pouvait-on lire (en anglais) sur son dos, tandis que sur sa poitrine elle portait une autre inscription, dénonçant l'"Europe anti-laïque". Durant près d'une minute, la jeune femme portant une coiffe traditionnelle ukrainienne a brandi un drapeau européen, debout sur l'autel dans le choeur de la cathédrale Notre-dame de Strasbourg. Elle a ensuite rapidement disparu dans la foule des visiteurs de la cathédrale, sans être inquiétée. Le pape François fait mardi à Strasbourg une visite éclair aux institutions européennes pour exhorter un continent en crise à rester ouvert aux étrangers et à continuer à oeuvrer pour la justice dans le monde.

:: I WANT CHANGE!!! :: 10 Famous Films That Surprisingly Fail The Bechdel Test All this week, Film School Rejects presents a daily dose of our favorite articles from the archive. Originally published in September 2011, Ashe Cantrell applies the simple, ever-relevant Bechdel Test to a number of high profile movies… The Bechdel Test, if you’re not familiar with it, is a benchmark for movies developed by Alison Bechdel in 1985. Sounds simple, right? But it’s still surprising to find out that some of the most popular films of all time fail the test, and often for reasons you may have never considered. 10.

Blog IT GV Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain We see these wounded women everywhere: Miss Havisham wears her wedding dress until it burns. The bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress. Belinda’s hair gets cut—​the sacred hair dissever[ed] / From the fair head, for ever, and for ever! Women have gone pale all over Dracula. How does it go, again? Sylvia Plath’s agony delivers her to a private Holocaust: An engine, an engine / Chuffing me off like a Jew. The pain of women turns them into kittens and rabbits and sunsets and sordid red satin goddesses, pales them and bloodies them and starves them, delivers them to death camps and sends locks of their hair to the stars. Susan Sontag has described the heyday of a “nihilistic and sentimental” nineteenth-​century logic that found appeal in female suffering: “Sadness made one ‘interesting.’ I was once called a wound-​dweller. I guess I’m talking about it because it happened. What’s fertile in a wound? So after all this, how can I tell you about my scars? I used to cut.

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