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Benevolent sexism

30 Nov

benevolent sexism still sexism..

On the video bellow I would start it on the second 40, but is not mine.

Two of the references cited on the video:

Glick, P. , & Fiske, S. (1996). The ambivalent sexism inventory: Differentiating hostile and benevolent sexism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70(3), 491-512.

Becker, J. , & Swim, J. (2011). Seeing the unseen: Attention to daily encounters with sexism as way to reduce sexist beliefs. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35(2), 227-242.

GoldieBlox. Education is the key

24 Nov
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A toy company named GoldieBlox recently released a video to advertise its toys, and the video has since gone viral with five million views and counting. GoldieBlox believes in promoting femininity amongst young girls by giving these girls more choices than dolls and princesses. Tabetha Wallace and Lissette Padilla discuss changing the culture in what activities are appropriate for girls vs. boys, in this clip from the Lip News.

Why Scandinavia women make the rest of the world jealous, by Lynn Parramore

5 Nov
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English: This image is an identification report cover illustration for the report being described in the article (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

By Lynn Parramore

 

Icelanders are among the happiest and healthiest people on Earth. They publish more books per capita than any other country, and they have more artists. They boast the most prevalent belief in evolution — and elves, too. Iceland is the world’s most peaceful nation (the cops don’t even carry guns), and the best place for kids. Oh, and they’ve got a lesbian head of state, the world’s first. Granted, the national dish is putrefied shark meat, but you can’t have everything.

 

Iceland is also the best place to have a uterus, according to the folks at the World Economic Forum. The Global Gender Gap Report ranks countries based on where women have the most equal access to education and healthcare, and where they can participate most fully in the country’s political and economic life.

 

According to the 2013 report, Icelandic women pretty much have it all. Their sisters in Finland, Norway, and Sweden have it pretty good, too: those countries came in second, third and fourth, respectively. Denmark is not far behind at number seven.

 

The U.S. comes in at a dismal 23rd, which is a notch down from last year. At least we’re not Yemen, which is dead last out of 136 countries.

 

So how did a string of countries settled by Vikings become leaders in gender enlightenment? Bloodthirsty raiding parties don’t exactly sound like models of egalitarianism, and the early days weren’t pretty. Medieval Icelandic law prohibited women from bearing arms or even having short hair. Viking women could not be chiefs or judges, and they had to remain silent in assemblies. On the flip side, they could request a divorce and inherit property. But that’s not quite a blueprint for the world’s premier egalitarian society.

 

The change came with literacy, for…. [read more here ]

 

Column: Why Scandinavian women make the rest of the world jealous

 

 

UN’s Women Rights Campaign

21 Oct

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Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but it’s achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care.

This campaign uses the worlds most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web. ( » UN Women: Search Engine Campaign Gute Werbung  ) ”

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“This campaign uses the world’s most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web.” (Powerful Ads Use Real Google Searches to Show the Scope of Sexism Worldwide | Adweek )”

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Could I have some feminism on my porn, please?

16 Oct

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” What Is Feminist Porn?

You know the feeling. You’d like to watch some porn with your cuddliest friend, and it’s all going fine, and then something happens on screen that makes you cringe, makes your partner wince, and might even be so bad that it turns one or both of you off.

[…]

We want porn that treats people having sex as people. In particular, we want porn that treats women having sex as people, not as carriers for tits and holes. We want porn that treats men having sex as people, too, not as disembodied penises.

We want porn that treats women as men’s equals, even when they are naked, even when they are having sex. We want porn that understands that sex isn’t something men do to women and women do for men, but that sex is something people who care about each other do together.

We want porn that offers an honest presentation of female sexual pleasure. We want real female orgasms, because we love female orgasm.

We want porn, that is to say, that portrays healthy attitudes about sex, gender, and sexuality. We want porn that portrays men who respect their female sexual partners, care about their pleasure, and care about them. We want porn that shows strong, confident women who love sex.”

More at :

Feminist Porn Reviews: What Is Feminist Porn?

” We focus is primarily on straight feminist porn, partly because we ourselves are straight and partly because it is still very difficult to find heterosexual porn that isn’t in one way or another offensive to women. But we will review some lesbian porn, as well, because we like it, it’s important, and there’s some really good stuff out there.

We hope that these reviews will be useful to everyone who loves sex but is committed to the fundamental equality of men and women, both in and out of bed (and of everyone else who is outside or between the usual gender classifications) “

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