Significant opposition to a UN resolution to protect women HRDs raises questions about how to balance local contexts and values with universal human rights, as well as remind us of the very real risks that these women face every day.
“Melaine Randall has said that “the day we start defining feminism, it has lost its vitality.” I’d parry with “the day we start defining feminism, we get an enormous headache and end up subjecting readers to like 1500 words of confusion, because it is impossible.”
Fikri’s Team Pick: Listen to all these brilliant women talk about themselves and their work to each other and us.
The Pacific Justice Institute issued a press release titled “Nightmare: Teen Boy Harasses Girls in Their Bathroom, Colo. School Tells Girls They Have No Rights.” The problem with all this is that the story is largely fabricated.
Following the “Titstare” fiasco at Disrupt, we’re having a greater conversation about sexism in the tech industry. And women who work in tech won’t be the only humans to benefit from the disruption of brogrammer culture.
The first self-defined feminists, boobs, and a lemonade ocean.
Now that back to school sales are in full swing, it’s hard to look through clothing catalogs without becoming irate. Here are some retailers that don’t think your kids are damsels in distress.
“So what makes you qualified to work for me? No offense, but you don’t look like someone who will cry if she can’t get her hands on the latest Gucci purse.”
“Being an activist leader brought dozens of women to my bed,” Córdova recalls. “Power seemed to attract people, and my political life put me at the center of the action.”
Does it count if it’s Scully talking to Queequeg? Important questions.
“For these campers, I was their Joan of Arc. It’s like, I’m Joan, and their vag is the ark.”
The show began airing in 1963, with a hiatus and then a reboot in 2005. All in all, 11 actors have played the alien of everyone’s dreams. Every single one of those 11 actors has been a white man. (Also, as River Song says, spoilers).
A different kind of camp, a book you’ll want to pre-order, a victory for trans* people in the workplace, and LESBIANS.
“The Toast prefers free weights to circuit machines but also enjoys a good sit. The Toast doesn’t care how much you or Marilyn Monroe weigh. The Toast is happy, then dignified. The Toast is not haunted, but would welcome a visit from ghosts.”
From Exxon to sexism, we’ve got a lot of people to put in the doghouse. Let’s slam it out.
Word has quickly spread on the web in the last week or so that Rachel Ivey, a member of the Deep Green Resistance environmentalist movement that holds openly transphobic views as “core” principles, is putting together a speaking tour consisting of a few relatively high profile events in June and July.
Maybe it’s the influence of Sailor Moon that is part of what made me a feminist, someone who didn’t think that being a girl was a weakness but was, in fact, a special kind of power.
Vanessa’s Team Pick: Awesome mom dresses 5-year-old daughter up as independent strong women from history, results in infinite cuteness and warm fuzzy girl power feelings.
Finally, some fantastic cultural analysis about women in power and women in patriotic spandex leotards saving the day.