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Gender Neutral Language and the Word Feminism. I am a cisgendered woman.

Gender Neutral Language and the Word Feminism

I prefer the pronouns she, her, and hers. But I am not a feminist. The word feminism came from the word feminsime, coined from the socialist Charles Fourier. Rad Fems Take Over Facebook Page, Sexist Men Throw Mantrums. Illustration: Nicholas Luchak When you’re pissing off sexist assholes, you know you’re doing feminism right.

Rad Fems Take Over Facebook Page, Sexist Men Throw Mantrums

So it is that I must tip my hat and offer an Internet fist bump of solidarity to the small group of women behind a recent act of online feminist subterfuge involving one formerly gross Facebook page called Bra-Busters. Created in mid-April, Bra-Busters was a place men could go to look at pictures of women’s breasts — famous women’s breasts, ordinary women’s breasts; whose breasts wasn’t the point. 12 Badass Women — Rose schneiderman. An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. Breaking the gender binary. When the Amazon produced hit TV show Transparent won five of the eleven Emmy Awards it was nominated for, it was yet another milestone for transgender visibility and representation.

breaking the gender binary

The tragicomic series that chronicles an LA family in which the father comes out as a transgender woman and starts her transition, has given the transgender community a multifaceted identity that is deeply complex, richly diverse, and yet retains humanity, warmth and integrity. For me, as a transgender woman, the show felt like a breath of fresh air. Emma Watson’s UN gender equality campaign invites men too. Emma Watson launched the HeForShe campaign at the UN last week and extended a “formal invitation” to men to participate in the conversation about gender equality.

Emma Watson’s UN gender equality campaign invites men too

“Gender equality is your issue too,” said the actor and UN Women goodwill ambassador. Watson’s speech struck a chord with many and fanned the feminist fire that is, slowly but surely, being reignited. The reason Watson invited men to join the conversation was that gender stereotypes also limit them. “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong,” she said. Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking that men and women have the same stake in this drive for progress. At the end of her speech, Watson announced a “uniting movement”, UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. Equal Pay is 118 Years Away. The Global Gender Gap Report is in.

Equal Pay is 118 Years Away

And it makes for grim reading. Whilst patrons of the patriarchy protest that progress is being made, the statistics show that women are only earning what men earned ten years ago. That particular statistic is published alongside the equally depressing line, “progress towards wage equality and labour force parity has stalled markedly since 2009/2010.” Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign 2014 - Official UN Video. The world's first transgender modeling agency launches in L.A. With Caitlyn Jenner gracing the cover of Vanity Fair, transgender models on the runway, and a batch of new TV shows featuring transgender people, it was perhaps only a matter of time: The world’s first agency for transgender models is to be officially launched next month.

The world's first transgender modeling agency launches in L.A.

Thailand-based agency Apple Model Management, which has represented trans models, is opening a Los Angeles branch exclusively representing transgender women and men. Cecilio Asuncion, director of the L.A. arm, is running the business from a temporary office in downtown Los Angeles. So far, he’s got six models and is scouting talent to fill another nine spots. His current line-up features the outspoken advocate Arisce Wanzer, Tobago-born performer Dominique Brebnor and the Instagram-savvy Angel Qinan. Equal Pay is 118 Years Away. Karl Lagerfeld’s new look for Chanel: feminist protest and slogans.

Karl Lagerfeld, who once dismissed concerns over size-zero models as the whinings of “fat mommies with bags of crisps”, is an unlikely champion of feminism as a fashionable issue.

Karl Lagerfeld’s new look for Chanel: feminist protest and slogans

Emma Watson at the HeForShe Campaign 2014 - Official UN Video. How to teach ... feminism. Gender equality is rarely out of the news, and feminism is a term and topic that rightly has support in high places.

How to teach ... feminism

In her enormously popular Ted talk, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, says We Should All Be Feminists – the Swedish Women’s Lobby agrees, giving a copy of the speech to all 16-year-olds in the country. (It seems like Beyoncé agrees too, as she sampled the talk in her 2014 single Flawless.) 35 Extremely Sexist Ads That You Should See. Gender studies. Gender study has many different forms. One view espoused by the philosopher Simone de Beauvoir said: "One is not born a woman, one becomes one".[5] This view proposes that in gender studies, the term "gender" should be used to refer to the social and cultural constructions of masculinities and femininities, not to the state of being male or female in its entirety.[6] However, this view is not held by all gender theorists.

Other areas[which?] Of gender study closely examine the role that the biological states of being male or female (anatomical, physiological, and genetical explanations of male and female body parts, structure and nature of functions of body organs, genetic carriers etc.) have on social constructs of gender. Specifically, in what way gender roles are defined by biology and how they are defined by cultural trends. Influences of gender studies[edit] When Teachers Highlight Gender, Kids Pick Up Stereotypes. When preschool teachers call attention to gender in any way, kids pick up on it.

When Teachers Highlight Gender, Kids Pick Up Stereotypes

A new study found that in classrooms where boys and girls line up separately — and even in settings where teachers say things like, "Good morning boys and girls" — children express more stereotypes about gender and even discriminate when deciding who to play with. "The children in these classrooms expressed less interest in playing with children of the other sex," said developmental psychologist Lynn Liben of Pennsylvania State University, who conducted the study with graduate student Lacey Hilliard. My son is gay. Or he’s not.

My son is gay

I don’t care.