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Feminism: Connection & Progression (aka What’s Next?)

TweetIn the twenty first century, what, and where, is Feminism? There are close to 4 billion women in the world now, and the personal is ever political; that’s a buttload of politics. Are we still solid, guys? Would addressing you as ‘girls’ instead be patronizing, or more feminist? (I have many more questions, the masses. [...]
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Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball,” and Intimate Partner Violence

TweetAfter Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, people were all about slut-shaming her (not much was said about Robin Thicke’s participation). The mainstream media appeared scandalized by her performance – a young woman exhibiting sexuality? *Gasp!* Richard Cohen, of the Washington Post, seemed particularly appalled – at least once he looked up the word twerk. He thought [...]
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Stop Telling Me To Make Things For Women If I Want Them

TweetI was having a conversation with someone about sexualized images of women, i.e. posters of half naked women in office environments. I pointed out that the problem is not with partial nudity in itself but the context behind having a sexualized image of a woman hanging in an office in a field that is dominated [...]
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Why Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” Can Do Better

TweetYesterday, Dove launched a new addition to its ongoing Real Beauty campaign. “Real Beauty Sketches” features a social experiment in women’s perceptions of themselves. In the video, a forensic artist draws as women describe their own faces. He then listens to acquaintances describe the same women. He creates two sketches: one the women helped to create themselves, [...]
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This is what the legitimization of acquaintance assault and rape looks like

TweetWhenever I’m intrigued or baffled by what’s going on in the world around me I look to the literature for answers. After the atrocity in Steubenville OH last year and the recent tragic suicide of Audrie Pott in Saratoga CA I started to educate myself on rape. I learnt about rape culture and, equipped with [...]
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