Archive | May, 2013

Lose the lads mags!! – Object & UK Feminista campaign

30 May

Lads’ mags promote sexist attitudes and behaviours. They normalise the idea that it’s acceptable to treat women like sex objects.

But customers and shop employees don’t have to put up with it any longer! UK Feminista and Object have obtained brand new legal advice showing that displaying and selling lads’ mags and papers with Page 3-style front cover images can constitute sexual harassment or sex discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Employees could take legal action against shops on this basis. Where the magazine is visibly on display, customers could also have a claim.

The writing’s on the wall for retailers: by selling lads’ mags they are open to legal action. But these companies will only act to avoid this if they think enough people know about it. Can you sign the petition to lads’ mags retailers and then share with your friends?

More info here

Lose the lads mags.

Sing and share the petition from here

Join In | Lose the lads mags

 

 

 

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Call for submissions

29 May

It looks like today’s post are all about filmakers and film festivals!!

Unfortunately, this one only allows women as directors. Sorry guys, try somewhere else..

Unfortunately I said, only, because I am sure that out there will be no-women directors with great talent for creating films sensible with feminism cause.

London Feminist Film Festival

LFFF_logoAfter a successful first year, we are excited to confirm that the London Feminist Film Festival will return for its second year! From now until the end of August, we are looking for submissions of feminist films from women filmmakers around the world. Please see below for submission guidelines.

Deadline: 31 August 2013.

Guidelines:

• Women directors from any country may enter. In the case of multiple directors, all should be women.
• Films should deal with feminist issues and/or be feminist in their representation of women.
• Films can be of any length or genre, and from any year.
• Non-English language films should be presented in English-subtitled versions.

How to submit:

Click on one of the buttons below to pay your submission fee via PayPal or with a credit/debit card.

Pay submission fee for Short Film (under 30 minutes) – £5.

Pay submission fee for Mid to Full…

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Call for Proposals: Short Documentary films on gender, sexuality and feminism

29 May

Do you have talent behind the camera?

The Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) is inviting proposals for short documentary films of up to 10 min. each, exploring

1. Feminism

2. Gender

3. Sexuality

If you are interested, please, find all the relevant information following the link bellow

Call for Proposals: Short Documentary films on gender, sexuality and feminism – DearCinema.com | DearCinema.com.

This might be a great opportunity for those who would like to develop an idea or have a history to tell..

This call for proposal its open to anyone.

The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women of 2013 by Forbes

23 May

Forbes has created their list of the 100 most influential women of 2013 from the categories : billionaires, business, lifestyle, media, NGOs, politics and technology.

Have a look to the article following the link bellow

The Worlds 100 Most Powerful Women List – Forbes.

You might prefer open a picture gallery..

Gallery : #1 Power Women Power Women – Forbes.com

Things people wouldn’t say about/to men

11 May

If you tolerate this then your daughters will be next

In an attempt to preserve and document #thingspeopledontsaytomen:

“Look how he’s dressed. What a cunttease!”

“You may well have a point, sir, but nobody will listen to you unless you stop being so shrill and hysterical”

“Raven haired George Osborne delivered the budget in his shiny black shoes and prim blue suit”

“If we had all-white, all-male shortlists we wouldn’t get very good candidates”

He’s a “Working Father”/a “Career Father”/a “Single Father”

“He’s such a whore/slut”

“Update your wardrobe with this seasons must-have colours!”

“Stop being such a big boy’s shirt”

“Let’s go over and listen to the commentary from the boys’ event.”

“Hahahaha a male mechanic? Can they even take a wheel off?”

“Don’t be so sensitive! Jokes about men being raped/beaten/murdered are just harmless banter”

“So when is she gonna put a ring on that finger?”

“He’s really clever & successful but I…

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