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

5 Nov
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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

 

 

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UN’s Women Rights Campaign

21 Oct

womens google search

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) “

e-feminism

12 Oct

There are some good magazines out there…  online though.

I bringing close to you two here. Some of you might be aware of them already.

On the one hand:

Feministtimes

 “Where have all the interesting women gone? And what has happened to all the interesting magazines? Feminist Times is a PR, advertising and celebrity free magazine aimed at interesting women. Our 3D feminism will result in our members meeting regularly and together we will campaign. Who knows where it will take us? LIFE NOT LIFESTYLE”

Feminist Times | LIFE NOT LIFESTYLE

And on the other hand :

Femusings

“A literary cocktail of the polemic, the factual and the comical, it was rumoured that Femusings sprung out of a top-secret government initiative, funded by the G20. The project was, in reality, spawned as the love-child of two university chums and launched at the end of July, 2013.

We’re seeking politically-minded sexpots for intellectual tickling and cerebral stimulation. Must have G.S.O.H, strong stomach, and an insatiable curiosity. In return, we’ll give you steamy nights of intellectual passion, hearty meals of gender-equality sustenance and some pork scratchings on the side.

Femuse.”

Home | FEMUSINGS…

I hope you enjoy them!

Male Feminists

11 Oct

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Tracy Castaneda

                In the article “Feminism Needs Men, Too” http://www.policymic.com/articles/41655/feminism-needs-men-too, author Lauren Rankin, Feminist activist and writer, speaks about the true meaning of Feminism  refereeing to it as “a movement that is meant to eradicate gendered oppression,  and that challenges  constructed gender norms including male dominance and privilege “ her main goal is to encourage men to join the movement emphasizing that it is in fact essential to have male involvement; for Feminism does not only concern women but, men as well. Throughout time society has continued to misconstrue what a Feminist really is? Many assume that to be a Feminist means that you are a power hungry woman, who hates men and who does not shave and other highly unlikely presumptions. When in all actuality to be a Feminist means that you are looking to even out the playing field for both men and women primarily seeking…

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