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Betty Friedan
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updated Thu. February 23, 2017

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All the talk about protests and feminism of late led me to Google a little-known ancestor of mine. Her name was Anne Marbury Hutchinson and I am related to her through my paternal grandmother.
Now more than ever it's of monumental importance that we raise our children to know that they can be whoever they dream to be and can do all of the wonderful things they want to do despite their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or ...
When my ex and I divorced in 2010, I didn't think much about a get. I loved him but I knew that the relationship was beyond repair.
Ignore the utterly false fantasies proffered by activists like Yassmin Abdel-Magied about Islam being a Feminist faith that empowers women.
Later that afternoon, some 200 people, including feminist icon Gloria Steinem, gathered in what used to be the prison's gymnasium to commemorate a transformation that few of the building's old residents ever could have imagined.
In the exhibit she curated for CMU's Miller Gallery, Hacking/Modding/Remixing as feminist protest, Washko gathered over 40 years worth of work from women artists operating at the intersection of art and technology.
I'm a feminist, but I'm also a practicing Muslim and I have always believed feminism is not to be confused with Islam.
It seems to me that adopting the label "feminist" to refer to garden-variety equality suggests that it's not the norm, and that comes a bit too close to saying that it is normal and perfectly acceptable to believe that women should, indeed, be ...
The latter storyline garnered criticism; why tell a feminist story through the lens of a boy? A review in the Village Voice observes that Mills' references to Our Bodies, Ourselves and Sisterhood is Powerful feel "awkwardly exploited, inserted to ...
The Huffington Post claimed that Eva had become the internet's favourite Feminist. Elle magazine said that Eva had become 'our new Feminist icon'. And Channel 4 itself put out a clip of the show, captioned: 'Meet Eva, the five-year-old Feminist icon ...
Observers of this White House may be wondering when, exactly, Mrs Trump became a feminist advocate. Unless you count her general abdication of some archaic and deeply silly first lady duties -- Mrs. Trump prefers her New York penthouse over the White ...
In the Spring of 2016, writer Jessa Crispin abruptly closed her beloved literary blog Bookslut and subsequently gave Vulture a fiery interview, in which she revealed that she was writing a new book on why "contemporary feminism is not only embarrassing ...
Chinese women's rights advocates protested the closing of the social media account for a leading Feminist group by posting photographs online.
It seems that 'feminism' in 2017 is more concerned with promoting superficial trappings of genuine equality than with doing the tough work to address the hard ...
Leading Feminist filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta turns 75. The first female filmmaker to achieve international acclaim, Margarethe von Trotta is referred to as a "leading force" of the New German cinema movement.
A minister in the self-proclaimed feminist government of Sweden has been attacked for mocking the struggle of women's rights activists in Iran.
The philosophy rests on the idea that in order to be equal, you must first accept that you are unequal.
The imagery for the "Gabrielle, A rebel at Heart" campaign is compelling, casting the founder as a feminist figure, fist thrust in the air and all.
Founded as an act of protest, the woman's Building is a cornerstone in late twentieth-century lesbian and Feminist culture.
But none of that is to deny or diminish feminist readings of the book. Indeed, all of the above is intimately linked in with such readings - if you accept that feminism is a fundamental part of human decency. It's even tempting to argue that the very ...
So many hidden feminists, so many lost stories! A little research reveals that Moses was at the forefront of any number of progressive social movements: She was a member of the Jewish League for woman Suffrage; in 1927, she fought for the establishment ...
Working Girl was made in 1988, a time when many American women still believed that "the top" was the endgame of feminism. But the movie also wasn't afraid of presenting, in Tess, a heroine who has not just business smarts, but sexual agency. Fifty ...
Last week, writer and self-described Feminist labor organizer Natasha Vargas-Cooper stirred up the left with a critique in the American Conservative about trans ...
Her novels, when they began arriving in the late 1960s, were unlike the button-down realism that then prevailed. They were fantastical, feminist, absurdist, sexy. She tinkered with genres (fairy tales, horror, science fiction, gothic) most literary ...
A controversial call to rework modern feminism - and embrace a new kind of radical and take back the movement from banality.
The punishment came six days after the group posted a Chinese translation of an article - first published in the Guardian - in which US-based Feminist academics called for a new "militant Feminist struggle", partly in response to Trump's "aggressively ...
We are a feminist, female theatre company and we want to make a show about men. No, a show about Man. We want to say that patriarchy is bad for women and men, but patriarchy is hard to talk about without feeling academic or a bit silly.
It's not that Jessa Crispin wants to disavow feminism entirely, she just doesn't think it stands for much anymore. "The word has become so meaningless," the ...
Though I enjoy making angry calls to House Speaker Paul Ryan's office with a morning cup of coffee, the glee from calling others out on their ideology doesn't fix the issues in my own.
Chris Evans has found big-screen success in the Captain America movies playing the titular superhero. Milo Ventimiglia is a beloved TV actor known for his roles as Jess on Gilmore Girls and Jack on This is Us.
All of the tickets for Feminist Gloria Steinem's Youngstown State University Centofanti Symposium in Stambaugh Auditorium have been distributed.
By now you know the tedious choreography of the grooming gap. It starts with the dance of different gender expectations: women need to pluck, tweeze, wax, highlight, polish, moisturize, powder, pencil, shadow, line, and gloss to feel put together in ...
9Honey is Australia's leading women's network when it comes to news, opinion, homes, food, fitness, travel, parenting, fashion, beauty, horoscopes and ...
A WEEK ago on the ABCs QA, a young Brisbane lass made possibly two of the most self-deluded comments to have ever been aired on Australian TV.
If your only brush with kinky practices is Fifty Shades of Grey (and other shades thereof), and you identify as a feminist, there could be some soul-searching ...
Not everyone is happy about Yale's decision to rename Calhoun College from a slaveowner and white supremacist to a Feminist icon, Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper. The loudest outcry comes not from anyone wishing to preserve history, but from the Yale ...
The Day Without women strike is the followup to the Women's March in January, and it should be a pretty amazing day for all those participating.
1. Having to put up with men who ask you if you're one of those feminists in a suspicious tone. Yes, I am one of "those" feminists. Everyone's a Feminist. Even bloody Taylor Swift says she's a feminist. Get with the times here.
"Boys aren't better than girls. They're exactly the same," says Eva, a five-year-old who was interviewed and featured in a segment on the British network Channel ...
If you're one of the thousands of people planning to participate in Not My Presidents Day protests on Feb. 20, why not consider a few Feminist ideas for Not My ...
The essay's title is a direct reference to The Feminine Mystique, Betty Freidan's seminal Feminist text credited with changing the way a generation of women perceived themselves and their societal role.
British academic Dr Catherine Hakim has said she believes feminism has deprived men of sex and predicted that many more European males will in future be ...
The only way for feminism to prevail is to have cooperation on both sides - because ultimately, men and women are forced to coexist either way.
Millions of people have been captivated by a 5-year-old girl's views on feminism, which she shared during an appearance on the Channel 4 show The secret ...
Shirts proclaiming feminist slogans are standard issue for many college students, but who would have predicted that they would become a key trend on the ...
"The first Feminist government in the world" - that is how the Swedish government describes itself. So how is that Feminist agenda taking effect?
Rawat is a graduate of Prerna Girls school, located in Lucknow, India, which enrolls girls from nearby poverty-stricken neighborhoods and slums, and teaches them a unique set of feminist principles to help them see and understand they are equal to boys.
Girl power never requires an occasion, but when it's the week of Galentine's Day with women's History Month closely following, a playlist celebrating women seems fitting.
Work was and is produced in the academy that is oftentimes visionary," wrote bell hooks in her influential book Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate politics (2000), adding - crucially - that "these insights rarely reach many people".
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa takes a selfie with pro-life protest sign. New Wave feminists/facebook. The women's March on Washington was almost a month ago, when just under 5 million people came together to stand in solidarity for women and a variety ...


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