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Immodest - Keep Your Head Up. Yesterday I opened my new Bitch Magazine and read an article about something called the Modesty Survey.

Immodest - Keep Your Head Up

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” 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?

s Magazine Winter 2011: The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan J. Douglas

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. " At the same time, these young women get the message loud and clear that the absolute last thing they should embrace is feminism. After reviewing the media fare geared to girls and women since the early 1990s, I came to see a rather large gap between how the vast majority of girls and women live their lives, the choices they are forced to make, and what we see -- and don't see -- in the media. 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.

How to Talk to Little Girls

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. What’s wrong with that? Hold that thought for just a moment. This week ABC news reported that nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. Peter Sagal - Blog » Blog Archive » Horton Hears from Me. I become annoyed with a current kid’s movie, on All Things Considered this evening.

Peter Sagal - Blog » Blog Archive » Horton Hears from Me

Vagina Monologues Script- Eve Ensler Play. Voila!

Vagina Monologues Script- Eve Ensler Play

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. Privilege by D.A. Clarke. Privilege a poem for men who don't understand what we mean when we say they have it D.A.

privilege by D.A. Clarke

Femininity. Think women have achieved equality? Think again. 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.

Think women have achieved equality? Think again.

In her reply, Libby discusses her experiences with the “women are equal already” sentiment that many young people (and some older ones too) hold. Filling a Much-Needed Void : real women. Asking For It? As If! 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.

I need a skirt that will encourage a guy to have sex with me against my will. " "Definitely the blue," the sales clerk responds. We recently had a flurry of comments by an anti-feminist troll a few weeks ago. Burglary is a property crime. And yet for some reason when it comes to rape, many people feel that the victim shoulders some of the blame. I always have to wonder what these people think about other forms of sexual assault. What about men who get raped? But what about men who are prisoners who are victims of rape? Men ARE the victims of violent sexual assault outside prison. Violence Against Women in the United States. Feminism Quotes, Sayings about Women's Rights, Sexism, Gender Liberation. Related Quotes Women Men Confidence Women's Greetings Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed.

Feminism Quotes, Sayings about Women's Rights, Sexism, Gender Liberation