Posts Tagged "Sexism"

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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I Will Carry On This Fight Forever

I Will Carry On This Fight Forever

Nawal El Saadawi: ‘I am going to carry on this fight for ever’ If the power of religious groups increases, so does the oppression of women. Women are oppressed in all religions By Genevieve Roberts Nawal El Saadawi was sacked as Egypt’s director of public health because of her feminist views At the age of six, in the summer of 1937, Nawal El Saadawi was pinned down by four...

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The John Next Door

The John Next Door

The men who buy sex are your neighbors and colleagues. A new study reveals how the burgeoning demand for porn and prostitutes is warping personal relationships and endangering women and girls. By Leslie Bennetts Newsweek Men of all ages, races, religions, and backgrounds do it. Rich men do it, and poor men do it, in forms so varied and ubiquitous that they can be summoned at a moment’s...

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Use the Sticker

Use the Sticker

RESISTANCE TO OBJECTIFYING ADVERTISING Who needs an excuse to feature public resistance to marketing that is sexually objectifying to women? We include some of our favorites and link to Sociological Images to view more. Enjoy this small sampling of how some fight the powers that be. Thanks to Lisa Wade who posted the following: Wade wrote, “As I wrote back then, this resistance shows us...

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