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The Dartmouth College library recently published a new guide for students explaining how scholars are using feminism to contravene "masculinist" practices in geography research. Feminist Geography refers to the "application of Feminist theory and methodologies to understanding human geography," ...
The film, which presents Magdalene as a young woman who flees an arranged marriage, is part of a feminist effort to "refute," in the words of a BBC article, the centuries-old and "commonly accepted orthodoxy that Mary of Magdala was a prostitute" redeemed by Jesus. There is a patriarchal villain ...

Anne Forer Pyne, an early feminist activist and writer whose use of the phrase "consciousness raising" helped make it a foundational principle of the women's rights movement, died on March 21 in Tucson. She was 72. Her death, in hospice care, was caused by kidney failure, her brother, Danny Forer, said.
RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) When you hear the term 'feminist' what do you think? Someone who hates men? Or someone who just wants equality? The term's popularity has changed over the years. Now there are signs on campus that it is cool, and experts say that could be a big sign of change.

(That her name echoes that of the Australian feminist Germaine Greer, who argued that men force women to be submissive in order to adhere to male fantasies, feels like no accident.) One day Greer has a political awakening when a fellow student -- a frat boy of the lowest order -- gets off scot-free ...
Determined to highlight these feminist traits of Shakespeare's canon, Margot Robbie has a Shakespeare series coming, and it won't exactly be like your high school reading of Hamlet. Robbie's new project will focus on some of the playwright's classic stories from new female perspectives, and I'm already ...
That can be pretty frustrating, so it's pretty exciting to see that Zulily is selling feminist t-shirts for kids that are meant to actually offer up some empowering messages for youngsters. But while some applauded the move, many of the comments left on the company's Facebook page were pretty negative.
A free speech advocacy group says it will reschedule a lecture by a self-described “contrarian, anti-feminist, defender of free speech and the right to dissent” whose talk at the Ottawa Public Library was disrupted by protesters on Saturday. A group of about 20 demonstrators showed up for the planned ...
BEIJING, China – Feminist activists are preparing to sue China's biggest social media platforms for deleting their organization's account, the group's founder said on Saturday, March 24. On March 8, International Women's Day, staffers operating the prolific Feminist Voices account on China's Twitter-like ...
Weaving a pathetic tapestry of derogatory accusations about mainstream American voters, the woman who claims her aim was to shatter the glass ceiling exemplified behavior that was anything but feminist. By speaking ill not only of the President of the United States but Americans in general, Hillary ...
A photo from a 'Black Protest' in the western Polish city of Szczecin on 3 October 2016. In 2016, tens of thousands of women went on strike and marched in cities across the country to protest against proposed legislation to restrict women's reproductive rights. In Szczecin, 5,000 people dressed in black ...
Legal mobilization for abortion rights, or the use of law and courts by feminist actors in their pursuit of abortion legalization, is a recent development in Latin America. Its development is part of the turn towards law and the legal field by some sectors of social movements in the region that has taken place after ...
Behind the glass at the register sits 40-year-old Erica Rodriguez Merrell, manager and co-owner of Gainesville's longest-running feminist bookstore—and Florida's last. A short woman with a toothy grin, Merrell would spend a typical day looking for new books to add to her stock, chatting with customers and ...
As Merriam-Webster noted last month: "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities." It encompasses social, political and economic equality. Of course, a lot of people tweak the definition to make it their own. Feminist activist bell hooks calls it "a movement to end sexism, sexist ...
I often feel like I spend half my time explaining to black men that my embrace of feminist principles isn't a rejection of them or their unique American struggle, and the other half of my time assuring black women that my feminism isn't a “white women's movement” that ignores the intersection of racial, gender ...

From Core Design's initial introduction of the infamous gun-toting brunette in 1996 to Square Enix's current iteration of the adventuring archaeologist, Lara Croft has long been the epitome of the female action protagonist across the “Tomb Raider” games and films. Yet as director Roar Uthaug's heavily ...
It really confuses some conservatives when progressive feminist women don't automatically support every big-name female leader. But that reveals a naked misunderstanding or indifference to women's rights ― a presumption that all us girls need is to see a woman in power and the feminist project ends ...
Val Mulkerns was a feminist before her time, retaining her name on marriage and continuing to work when pregnant with her first child. She had strong Christian faith but had no difficulty in criticising the Catholic Church when she felt it was necessary. A weekly Massgoer up to the end, she would make a ...
That's because the feminist movement isn't really aimed at helping women. Modern feminism has taken a radical turn away from supporting equality of opportunity for women, and towards a hierarchy of victimhood based on group identity and Leftist ideology. The new feminism is based on the Marxist ...
According to the University of Wisconsin's Office of the Gender and Women's Studies Librarian, there are approximately 20 feminist presses in the U.S., and most of them are niche and/or micro presses. PW interviews with three of the largest of these presses found that their sales have surged in recent years ...
“The Feminist Fair opens Women's History Month at U of M by showcasing local and campus-wide services that support women in Memphis,” Woolner said. “Historically speaking, reproductive issues and access to reproductive health has been a focus of the feminist movement, so organizations specializing ...
As the director of sales and development for electroCore, a medical device company in New Jersey, Jillian Bridgette Cohen traveled often to Malaysia and Jordan. There she noticed women struggling with their weight — in fact, 65 percent of women in the Middle East are either overweight or obese — but ...
And crowing over Haspel's gender is a cynical move coming from Trump, who presides over the least feminist administration in recent memory. Trump and his appointees have given cover to men accused of abuse, smeared women who came forward with reports of sexual misconduct, and worked to ...
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway · Kellyanne Elizabeth ConwayCalls mount from Dems to give platform to Trump accusers Top Oversight Dem pushes for White House opioid briefing More than 100 WH staffers still worked on temporary security clearance a year after election: report MORE on ...
From the 1700s to the 2010s, history is studded with spectacular works of fiction, theory, and criticism all revolving around one thing: feminism. Whether you're looking to brush up on the early days of the movement, be inspired by modern-day feminist heroes, or witness how far we've come (or how far we ...
Maureen McCue, the director of Genesis, managed to leave a record low amount of footage out of the final cut. If you're feeling the need to be educated about a relatively unknown moment in feminist history, I highly recommend students check out both films over the weekend at the 5th Avenue Cinema.
LONDON - Sir Michael Caine has dubbed himself as "a big feminist". The 84-year-old actor has revealed that he "agrees" with the women who are campaigning for more "freedom" and equal rights, and has said that he would consider himself to be a feminist - which is described as someone who believes ...
“Nine feminist bangers” is how Tracey Thorn has described the contents of her latest solo album, Record. But then, Thorn's songs have been feminist all along: “This is pretty much me doing that thing I do,” she admitted on the phone with me on Thursday. Granted, they haven't always been bangers—her ...
I'm pleased to announce that the Vagina is back—at least in New Jersey. Not the “pussy” in its pornographic or hat form, but the chthonic orifice that my mother and her friends got intimate with in their Happenings, wielding speculums in the name of the Goddess. Perhaps every generation has its moment to ...
A prominent Chinese feminist account was forcibly shut down on March 8, International Women's Day. The Feminist Voices account on Sina Weibo, one of China's most popular social media platforms, received a notice saying it was suspended due to “irregularities” late on Thursday evening. Prior to its ...
More than anything, this just sounds like a justification for her tweet about Qandeel Baloch. Maybe Qandeel wasn't a feminist icon for everyone but we can't deny that the woman escaped a vicious marriage and paved her own path in life, giving others hope for social mobility. And most importantly, she did ...
A video of three Iranian women singing a famous feminist song on Tehran's subway March 8 to mark International Women's Day is going viral on social media and highlighted ongoing challenges to veiling and other discriminatory laws. The women are not wearing the Islamic head scarf, known as the hijab, ...
This is the potential power of illustration for a feminist future, too – which must be imagined before it can be created. In this piece, women are gathered around a crystal ball. They are from different cultures and backgrounds. But they are physically and emotionally close to each other, united and focused on ...
Though there are only a handful of bookstores in the U.S. that identify themselves as feminist, several report that Donald Trump's election in 2016 and the subsequent #MeToo movement have reinvigorated them, both in terms of sales and of their visibility in the marketplace. In the late 1980s through the ...
We certainly think so: Our ranked list of the 100 best feminist films of all time is already making waves. Have a look and leave a comment. Better yet, make a viewing list. Researched, written and assembled by our international film staff (in the spirit of #FollowFriday, check out our writers Abbey Bender, Cath ...
The women are not wearing the Islamic head scarf, known as the hijab, that is mandated for women in public under Iran's clerically dominated system. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on В Контакте · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend · Share on LinkedIn. Print. A video of three ...
On Thursday, March 8, an estimated five million Spanish women took part in the country's first nationwide "feminist strike" to mark International Women's Day. A special committee was set up to organize the 24-hour worker's strike with the support of powerful trade union groups and some of the country's ...
So what better way to honor the international women's movement than to sit at home watching TV? And if we ladies are going to be lazy on International Women's Day, we might as well be feminist about it. Here are all the best movies to watch on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon prime to empower you to get off the ...
As a market editor, I get thousands of email subject lines like this. It's starting to feel like International Women's Day — and feminism in general — has become an opportunity for brands to make a buck in the name of gender equality. It's ironic that as an editor, a customer, and a feminist, all of this leaves me ...
The Kardashians are some of the most divisive figures in popular celebrity culture - spearheaded by Hollywood socialite Kim's rise to fame, the family have become household names. Together they have a reality television show which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The programme has spawned ...
Women stand at a bus stop in Bilbao decorated with a poster announcing the feminist strike. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters. More than 5 million workers have taken part in Spain's first nationwide “feminist strike”, according to trade unions. The action, held to mark International Women's Day, is intended ...
Publicity portrait of the cast of the television series 'Murphy Brown,' 1990. Pictured are, from left, American actors Robert Pastorelli (1954 - 2004), Charles Kimbrough, Faith Ford, Candice Bergen (as the title character), Joe Regalbuto, Grant Shaud, and Pat Corley (1930 - 2006). (Photo by CBS Photo ...
While one of them laughed and told her women should be paid more than men because “women are the best”, Rowe explained being a feminist was not ... “Just because I don't agree with the choices another feminist makes … it might be right for them in their lives, but essentially we need to support one ...
Now, it's important to note that not all of these books have been marketed as "feminist literature." But I think pushing past what major publishing houses deem "feminist" is important in actually sussing out what your personal feminist ideology is. There's more to feminism than simply, "equality between the ...
I have not trusted a celebrity activist since 2014, when I read the headline 'Angelina Jolie and William Hague tackle Bosnia war rapes'. They didn't really tackle Bosnia war rapes — that is still pending — but Hague got to meet Jolie and Jolie got to meet the Queen and collect a damehood for the activism 'I ...
When Maria Grazia Chiuri became the first female artistic director of Dior in 2016, she shifted the brand's design focus from “feminine” toward “feminist.” Last year, for instance, she printed the phrase “we should all be feminists” on a $710 T-shirt, promising an undefined percentage of profits would go to ...
Thorn, who has been regularly releasing solo albums since Everything But the Girl, the duo she fronted with husband Ben Watt, went on a seemingly infinite hiatus in 1999, recently described the songs on “Record” as “nine feminist bangers” that explore everything from sisterhood to raising children to ...
To celebrate Women's History Month, the Hollywood Theatre has Feminist March—a series showcasing over a dozen films about women and from women directors, encompassing a slew of genres. Between the screenings and guest presenters, Feminist March is a lot, so before we get to the Mercury's ...




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