How can so many American feminists have come out against a burqa ban in France? The answer is that singling out the burqa as the only article of clothing patriarchal enough to merit legal regulation is racist.
Nearly 150 years after their radical ideas helped to begin the first
wave of feminism, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are still
household names. However Matilda Joslyn Gage, the outspoken journalist
and early advocate for civil rights who worked closely with them on the
day to day operations of the National Woman Suffrage Association, has
largely been left out of the story.
A lot of people, especially white people, are invested in defending geisha, in putting them on a pedestal. And when they do that, it does harm to Japanese-American women and to all Asian-American women.
revelation of Dowd’s thoughtless use of words is far from new. She’s been
a perennial thorn in the side of feminists and everyone who would like to move beyond Mad Men-era
perceptions of gender.
Asia McGowan, a 20-year-old student at Henry Ford Community College outside Detroit was murdered on campus by a man who’d stalked her. Why aren’t feminist resources for domestic violence and stalking available at community colleges?
Looks like feminism’s at a crossroads, and there’s a very surprising group that could hold the key to the future of the movement: men. (So does this mean I should go buy my goldfish a new bike?)
If the previous generation wants to talk to young feminists, they should stop assuming that we are all members of the “Pole-dancing, walking around half-naked, posting drunk photos on Facebook, and blogging about [our] sex lives” sector, and realize that we’re still working — we’re just doing different things.
While visiting Manila-Philippines, Vatican official Paul Josef Cordes declared yesterday that “feminism” is not only eroding manhood but causing “a crisis in fatherhood.”
Join RH Reality Check on Wednesday, February 4th at 3pm EST for a one-hour liveblog with Julia Serano and Latoya Peterson, contributors to the new book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power & A World Without Rape.
Misogynists in Washington were on parade this week — but it may be the final flailing of a type of masculinity that’s no longer in vogue.