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"Sometimes I'm considered a Feminist in my government because I support quotas," he said, adding: "For some people it wasn't a good idea to have quotas. I would prefer not to have quotas either because it shows we're not ready in our minds." Bettel was speaking at the second Fintech conference ...
Actress Catherine Deneuve apologised to victims of sexual assault who were offended by a column denouncing "puritanism" she signed following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but maintained her reservations about the #MeToo campaign. Deneuve and 99 other French women signed a column in Le ...

However, feminism and the fight to be treated equally is not a trend you can wear on the red carpet and take off at home. You can't be crying Feminist by day and be snuggling up with the patriarchy at night. Equality is not a PR or marketing campaign. It's not empty words. It's a lifestyle or nothing. And in 2018 ...
"Well, we are still Feminist, we are still furious, we still have fun, we're still fragile, we will still make you cry." That about sums it up. ... Call the Midwife is unequivocally a Feminist drama, but it's also a period drama - and that means it must remain true to the realities of the 1960s. That's why, surprisingly, series ...
FORMER EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer has been keeping busy since she left Albert Square, and recently launched a feminist women's group. The foundation aims to fight gender inequality and empower women to "burn bright and elevate this world." Patsy Palmer has reinvented herself with her own ...
THAT the modern feminist movement is populated by joyless, far-Left radicals who slander anyone who doesn't conform to their distorted worldview is nothing new. What has changed is that the powerful #MeToo campaign is becoming another outlet for unrelenting misandry, victimhood glorification and a ...

Until I was about 12, school was agony for me. Although I had a loyal band of friends and the odd follower at my mixed-sex elementary school in the New England town where I grew up, I never really fitted in and was constantly made to suffer for it. I frequently came to blows with classmates who pestered ...
Paris: French film star Catherine Deneuve who touched off a worldwide feminist backlash over an open letter she had signed bashing the #MeToo movement apologised to victims of sexual assault, and said there was "nothing good" about harassment. "I warmly greet all the victims of these hideous acts ...
Thanks to the brevity of the chapters and the magpie nature of the material, Am I a Feminist? is a chocolate box crammed with tiny, crunchy bites that serve as an introduction to a Feminist view of the world. There are quotes from Camille Paglia, Gloria Steinem, Germaine Greer and Simone de Beauvoir as ...
Concurrently there was silence from women's movements or even feminist movements globally which we would have expected to rise in support of female Third World symbols of resistance against such a violent occupation. Articles appeared in some Western capitals asking why there was no global outcry ...
Throughout her career, many women would view Mrs. Clinton as an imperfect vessel for the Feminist cause. She was a Yale-educated lawyer who at the height of the 1970s women's movement moved to Arkansas to put her own ambitions on hold in furtherance of her husband's career. A refrain I'd often ...
Ok, Celebrity Big Brother, it's fair enough that you're trying to shake up your format for 2018 - the Big Brother offshoot's been around since 2001 and is now on its 21st season - but suggesting you're now the Andrea Dworkin of reality television just because you've kicked off the series with an all-female ...
If this group of folks who work for social change doesn't understand how their thinking alienates people from the Feminist movement by oppressing other marginalized folks, progress will be painfully slow. Collectively and individually, feminists often exclude those of us who need feminism the most. We need ...
The response was, "Yes, I am a feminist, as is anyone who believes in bridging the inequality between men and women in society." The answer seems like a reasonable new year's resolution for the rest of us to adopt on a permanent basis. But if even chatbots can get the point about equality, why cannot ...
I went from being around conservative folks who rarely talked politics to being surrounded by liberals who wore their politics on their sleeve - both figuratively and literally. I was an intimidated Republican with hot pink hair who proudly declared that I wasn't a Feminist. I was often challenged, "Why aren't you ...
Make a list at the beginning of the year of books you want to read, and commit to making sure at least half of the titles are written by women writers. Do the same with women-directed films and women musicians. Because a more representative view of culture and art is something we can all toast to at ...
While there is a long way to go before gender equality is achieved, now is the time for men to step up to the plate and support women by being better feminist allies. So what exactly is a feminist ally? It's someone who isn't a woman, but who supports women's rights and feminism. Being a good ally of any ...

American feminist, writer and activist Kate Millett in Paris, 1980. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images. Kate Millett was one of the pioneering voices in the women's movement, whose work helped lay the foundations of second-wave feminism. She wrote the groundbreaking bestseller Sexual politics, ...
2017 was another year of alarming numbers and another year of women pushing back. It was a year that Latin America raised its voice against gender violence with feminist movements that caught fire and expanded all around the region, creating bridges with other women's movements globally.
feminists are counting on you in their fight for feminist things … like more abortions and free birth control. The struggle is real. Brendan Pringle (@BrendanPringle) is a freelance journalist in California. He is a National Journalism Center graduate and formerly served as a development officer for Young ...
In the prequels, Queen Amidala couldn't offer any Feminist hope because her entire existence was to fulfill her biological destiny. Whatever character arc she was allowed was undone in the ridiculous and disrespectful birth scene in which Amidala, screaming in pain and seemingly trapped under some sort ...
I don't think any book made me a Feminist; my formidable mother did that. But two books I read in my teens, Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Female Eunuch, had a large impact on how I thought about women and their relations with men. For a rather plain adolescent girl, who had already begun to ...
2017 was a bang on year for feminist victories. From the women's March in January and the subsequent record number of women running for political offices, to the #MeToo movement, 2017 has been a remarkable year for women. That's why we've pulled together a list of some of the best feminist books ...
It's not surprising that the election of a man who admitted to groping women without consent that spurred the record-breaking women's march this January would also inspire a rise in stories about strong, independent women, but many of the shows that became satisfying Feminist fare in 2017 were already ...
Chouftouhonna festival. Photo: Narjes Chebbi.Chouftouhonna is a unique Feminist arts festival, launched in 2015 as a grassroots initiative in post-revolutionary Tunisia. The 2017 event, in September, challenged gender roles, patriarchy - and class privileges.
I didn't know what any of these things meant in the '80s when I was pushing open doors demanding to be hired as a female bartender who refused to work in a leotard. Just about all of the female bartender help wanted ads in the '80s started with "Must wear leotard," which meant you'd be bartending in a ...
We, the feminists of the Denton Record-Chronicle newsroom, would like to offer a few points regarding a staff editorial published earlier this week. Mariel Tam-Ray. This isn't a rebuttal, exactly: There were many points that resounded with us. But there were also parts that struck a wrong note. Possibly ...
How new moms are supported - or not - in France v the US: a feminist cartoon. France offers full coverage for prenatal and postnatal care, but young mothers get little help afterwards. In the US, things can be even worse. The Mother Load: America is failing mothers. Help us change that · Gender.
Looking back at her life from the vantage point of 90 years, Alice Shalvi, the trailblazing Israeli Feminist and educator, ponders the following question: Where have I failed? Her response will not go down well with women convinced they can have it all. "It's very hard to combine career, public life and family," ...
I don't think any book made me a Feminist; my formidable mother did that. But two books I read in my teens, Middlemarch by George Eliot and The Female Eunuch, had a large impact on how I thought about women and their relations with men. For a rather plain adolescent girl, who had already begun to ...
As I contemplated my column for this week, I was giving serious thought to writing about feminism and how my views on that word had evolved over my adult life, when, low and behold, I scrolled through Instagram and saw that Merriam-Webster's "Word of the Year" is "feminism." It seemed like a sign.
But if you've heard the traditional versions a few too many times, good news: new renditions of everyone's favourite festive tunes have been released, only this time, with specifically Feminist lyrics. "We don't need more Hymns. We need more Hyrrs," says the team behind a new album of tunes designed to ...
'Aren't men just cleverer than women?': building a Feminist city in The Philippines. When Islamist insurgents destroyed the city of Marawi, its women saw an opportunity to demand rights and freedoms previously unknown to them. Nor-Ain Ibrahem, 25, (centre) sits with her friends Ashlia Mandangan, 17, (left) ...
Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of American feminism for a half century. But she's never seen activism quite like today's #MeToo movement. "Clearly, at this moment in time we are gaining our voices in a way that has never happened before," said Steinem, the co-founder of Ms. magazine and ...
This past Tuesday, contemporary feminist Christina Hoff Sommers discussed radical feminism with students at the Douglass Student Center. She talked about the lack of exposure for Libertarian, conservative and moderate liberal feminists in women's studies textbooks.
Yet being a Feminist has led me to identify problematic aspects of Greek life, most of which are due to the stark gender roles embedded in the Greek community. I hate getting emails about our social schedule each week encouraging us to be "fun and flirty" for fraternity boys. I hate the gendered themes of ...
The outspoken teen was quick to criticise radio host Tom Leykis - calling out the host for apparently talking to women like "they are pieces of meat". Meghan voiced her opinion of the radio show host, who she said treated women like. the sun. 4. Meghan voiced her opinion of the radio show host, who she ...
On Sunday night, a girl posted screenshots in a feminist facebook group, showing Tinder messages from Charlie Silcox, a self-employed 28-year-old and overall grim guy. He spotted a girl on the app who had a picture at a protest, and messaged her because she was a feminist. Did he decide they weren't ...
Coming upon her earlier "functional art" (the corporeal furniture pieces) and "Penetrables" (the limp fabric works designed to sleeve the body) later in the show, it's easy to see the Feminist ideas stirring within them. Even so, Nicola L.'s early engagement with feminism was likely not entirely conscious.
The Guardian's new series, the Mother Load, explores why it's harder to be a mother in the US than in any other developed country. From shamefully short maternity leave to crushing childcare costs, from rising maternal death rates to an uneven division of household chores, we'll use the Guardian's global ...
Shops like The tool Shed have our roots in the Feminist movements of the 1970s and '80s. There was a growing front of women who wanted to know about their bodies, and felt entitled to seek out and find pleasure. Thousands of hard working activists, mothers, wives, and single women all came together ...
If you think Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings of petunias and poppies are anatomically suggestive, then you've surely never seen an anthurium. The heart-shaped houseplant's waxy leaves curve inward like an invitation. They cleave around the spadix, an elongated bud of tiny flowers that the hood of the plant ...
#MeToo, however, showed how women can use this vexing platform for a powerful Feminist consciousness-raising campaign, as thousands of women shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment. The #MeToo campaign leaped to other social media -- facebook, Instagram -- and helped propel ...
"Where we go next depends on how we take -- or don't take -- advantage of this moment." Updated by Hope Reese Nov 29, 2017, 11:40am EST. tweet · share. Protestors march for the #MeToo Survivors' March on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images. When strides are made toward ...
Feminism is experiencing a clear resurgence in popularity. In fact, a friend of mine recently told me that H&M is even selling t-shirts that say "Feminist" on them. You can look on the bright side and think that maybe that's a good thing and that women are finally getting over the stigma that has surrounded the ...
She considers herself a feminist and thinks feminism is something completely necessary, telling in a recent interview: 'It's the idea that men and women are equal and must have equal opportunities. Seeing what I see every day and living in the world as a woman, I am compelled to be a feminist.
Jill Filipovic is a journalist based in New York and Nairobi, Kenya, and the author of the book "The H-Spot: The feminist Pursuit of Happiness." Follow her on twitter. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) With the upcoming marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince ...
But now, as a feminist, I often find myself speaking in defense the traditional marriage to people who don't understand that choice. I know plenty ...
A rather sweet news story emerged the other week, in which it was claimed that studying feminist theory could help anorexics with their ...
You don't have to wear a hi-tech bodysuit to be a post-cyber Feminist, ... The ICA's recent Post-Cyber Feminist International conference drew an ...




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