Category Archives: Blogging

Quicklink: Fake Twitter Accounts, Misogynoir and Gullibility #EndFathersDay

@thetrudz has compiled a timeline of tweets that lay out what’s been happening with the pseudo-feminist troll hashtag #EndFathersDay and how it rapidly devolved from anti-feminist sockpuppeting to misogynoir sockpuppeting with very little pushback except from the targeted WoC and BW tweeters themselves. Continue reading

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Women, Vulnerability, Rational Precautions And The Men Who Refuse To Believe

[Content note: gendered violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment]

That it was not enough for Davies’ college roommate to know that their classmate had been murdered by an intruder to understand Davies’ fears [of walking home alone from work late at night] honestly terrifies me. That a woman had to get attacked right in front of him in order for that to sink in is horrifying. And as Davies points out, he was not some anomaly. This is common.

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Selfless Signal-Boosting (June)

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Selfless Signal-Boosting (May)

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The march backwards

Guest Blogger: Thilde Knudsen, Head of Marie Stopes International’s Europe Office

Women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk: Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit and today (Apr 10) in Brussels, a Parliamentary hearing is discussing a European Citizens’ initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health. Continue reading

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“Mirror, Mirror”: Primetime Television, Pop Culture, and the Implications of the Anti-Hero

Guest Blogger: Rachel Glasser

Through their fictional narratives, each show points directly at a corrupted government system, a racist society, and a gender stratified world in a way that is impossible to ignore. Continue reading

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Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

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Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

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Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

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Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

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Selfless Signal-Boosting Wednesday

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Is the separation of eroticism and feminism a problem?

Guest Post by Sabia McCoy Torres

Some of the backlash, commentary, and critiques Beyoncé has received for using Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi’s words from “Why We Should All Be Feminists” in her song “Flawless” has inspired me to react. Not in support of Beyoncé, but instead against a notion that I do not support implied in these critiques: that somehow her “hyper” sexuality is a contradiction to her being a feminist. Continue reading

Posted in Body image, Entertainment, Guest Blogging, Sex | Tagged , , | 119 Comments