Posts Tagged "Sexism"

Sick of Violence

Sick of Violence

It has been just one week since the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place and many of us are still numb to the horror of what happened. My question is, are we brave enough to step out of our comfort zones, suspend all judgments, look long and hard at the big picture and implement lasting social change? There are a myriad of issues that have informed my life’s work and that are...

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Victoria’s Secret Underwear

Victoria’s Secret Underwear

Feminist group leaves consent-themed panties in Victoria’s Secret stores to protest ‘culture of rape’ and company themes it finds problematic FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, which has a website spoofing Victoria’s Secret that pretends to offer consent-themed panties, called the move ‘operation panty drop.’ Feminist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture performed its latest...

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Negotiating Sex

Negotiating Sex

This is an excellent piece about our need for rape law reform and the importance of discussions prior, during and after sexual encounters. Thanks to Michelle J. Anderson, Dean of CUNY Law School for this document. NegotiatingSex

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Intimacy 2012

Intimacy 2012

This article about a new HBO series entitled, “Girls,” is hardly what we fought for as feminists wanting sexual liberation. It is, however, just what the corporatized sex industry grooms consumers to desire. Women who want to assimilate by imitating “the boys,” and/or accepting the role of a depersonalized sex object– wanting to feel nothing. It is a testament to our...

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U.S. Republicans Are Nuts

10 Reasons The Rest Of The World Thinks The U.S. Is Nuts by Soraya Chemaly Feminist, Satirist, and Media Critic This week the Georgia State Legislature debated a bill in the House that would make it necessary for some women to carry stillborn or dying fetuses until they ‘naturally’ go into labor. In arguing for this bill Representative Terry England described his empathy for pregnant...

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