Archive | November 9, 2015

FEMINIST URBAN DICTIONARY

sisterhoodispowerful

Feminism, true feminism, is about subversion. It’s about naming the truths of male supremacy. It’s about connecting with women so we can collectively fight for women’s liberation.

This basic message is becoming lost because there’s currently an all-pervasive humanist/liberal approach to feminism, masquerading AS feminism, which is plastered across social media.

I want to be part of a movement which ensures that the basic message about what feminism really is, does not become lost. With that goal in mind, I’m going to start collecting online (and herstorical) feminist phrases/abbreviations and feminist descriptions of male supremacy. I’m going to start a # hashtag on twitter and invite more suggestions because I can’t remember that many.

FEMINIST URBAN DICTIONARY

NAMALT: ‘Not All Men Are Like That’: When women name the uncomfortable truths about male violence, 9 times out of 10 they will receive this kind of response. It’s almost inevitable

MANSPLAINING: When a man patronisingly tries to explain…

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Have We Reached Peak Trans?

Not The News in Briefs

In recent months the issues around transgender equality have become more mainstream in the US and UK media. There have been TV programmes such as Louis Theroux’s documentary ‘Transgender Kids’ and Channel 4’s three-part series ‘Born in the Wrong Body’. Laverne Cox from ‘Orange is the New Black’ did a nude photoshoot for Allure magazine and Caitlin Jenner has appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, and been included in the Woman’s Hour Power List. Stonewall have publicly apologised for sidelining the T in LGBT and promised to do better in future, and Kelly Maloney has told us why Germaine Greer should be punished for her ‘transphobic hate speech’ after she was no-platformed for her ‘transphobic hate speech.’ Sky News did a special report on the increased demand for gender realignment surgery by children, trans teen Lila Perry made headlines in the US when there was a protest at her…

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Google honors actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr with animated doodle

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/11/09/google-doodle-honors-actress-and-inventor-hedy-lamarr/21261306/

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
A good painting to me has always been like a friend. It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.