Immodest - Keep Your Head Up Yesterday I opened my new Bitch Magazine and read an article about something called the Modesty Survey. This is a website, put together by two ‘Christian guys’ that allows ‘Christian girls’ to submit questions about what they wear and find out whether they are dressing immodestly. And by immodestly, they mean they want to know if the clothes they are wearing arouses male attention. Boys and men, from 17 to 50, can submit their answers to these questions, not to dictate what girls should be wearing – according to the survey’s home page – but merely to inform them that they are bringing on inappropriate thoughts in the boys and men around them.
Thoughts on Sexual Assault “Prevention” | The Men's Health Feminist I originally found this photo on Facebook, fell in love with it, and traced it back to a Tumblr blogger who wrote the text and another blogger who created the image. It perfectly mocks our current approach to sexual assault prevention, which covertly makes it the woman’s responsibility. This blogger turns the tables. While current tips include don’t put your drink down and don’t walk by yourself, she provides equivalent tips for the assaulters.
s Magazine Winter 2011: The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan J. Douglas Is the ‘F’ word co-opted by conservatives & consumerist media? Where are real icons & core values? On The Issues Magazine, Winter 2011, considers feminist icons, feminist values and feminist cons. The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan J. Douglas Today, we once again have what Betty Friedan famously called "a problem with no name."
How to Talk to Little Girls I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!” But I didn’t.
“I appreciate more than words can express the time and attention you gave both of my sons during their high school and college years. They both are doing well and pursuing their dreams, so you can see OUR hard work was not in vain.” Dear Friends, A letter received around this time of year usually comes from one of two sources: a friend or family member recalling their family’s accomplishments during the year with the hope that you’ll be impressed or a nonprofit organization recalling their accomplishments during the year with the hope that you’ll give them money. The above quote comes from a different kind of letter that I receive around the holidays: letters from the parents of Men of Strength (MOST) Club members. The joy in these letters comes from knowing that we as a community of parents, coaches, teachers, and other mentors were able to work together to produce exceptional Men of Strength. MenCanStopRape.org
Peter Sagal - Blog » Blog Archive » Horton Hears from Me I become annoyed with a current kid’s movie, on All Things Considered this evening. Transcript after the jump: I don’t know what sins Dr. Seuss committed in his life to be doomed to have Jim Carrey star in movie adaptations of his books.
Voila! The Vagina Monologues transcript is here for all you fans of the Eve Ensler play. The entire dialogue script, all the quotes, the whole shebang. If you have any corrections, feel free to drop me a line. You won't hurt my feelings. Vagina Monologues Script- Eve Ensler Play
privilege a poem for men who don't understand what we mean when we say they have it D.A. Clarke reprinted from Banshee, Peregrine Press Copyright (c) 1981 D. A. Clarke. privilege by D.A. Clarke
Creative, Feminism | Posted by Lauren M on 10/23/2009 I am the clatter of stilettos on concrete, The sheen of glittering clothes, Bathrooms foggy with hairspray and perfume, The pink ribbon tangled in your hair, Threaded between your teeth. I am your arms the color of the moon, Your eyes the color of the rain, Your shaking bones disguised by sunlight. I lurk in the shadowy corners of the makeup aisle, In the dark recesses of the scale, In the hidden folds of closet and catalog. Femininity | fbomb
Drawn by the Carnival of Feminists, I visited midlife mama’s article, Second Wave Feminism, Beauvoir, and me, and got into a small conversation about second-wave and third-wave feminism. In her reply, Libby discusses her experiences with the “women are equal already” sentiment that many young people (and some older ones too) hold. I, in my typical fashion, went off on a rant about how much I hate that. And, again in my typical fashion, I want to take the opportunity to elaborate on my point. Think women have achieved equality? Think again. | Official Shrub.com Blog
Filling a Much-Needed Void : real women Excuse me while I throw this down, I’m old and cranky and tired of hearing the idiocy repeated by people who ought to know better. Real women do not have curves. Real women do not look like just one thing. Real women have curves, and not.
Asking For It? As If! | Female Talk Not Ever, a project of Rape Crisis Scotland, has launched an amazing new ad campaign . A man in a bar glances over at a pretty girl and a short skirt and leers "She's asking for it." Cut to the woman shopping for skirts at a clothing store. Unable to decide between two skirts, she explains to the clerk "I'm going out tonight, and I want to get raped.
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Related Quotes Women Men Confidence Women's Greetings Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes." ~Clare Boothe Luce Feminism Quotes, Sayings about Women's Rights, Sexism, Gender Liberation