Questionable articles about feminism, gender and gender equality in the media are, regrettably, hardly noteworthy. At this point in my life I can pass over them with only slightly audible sighs of despair and I keep my eye-rolling below the point where it starts to chafe my optic nerve.
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We know that the people who have suffered the most during this recession are the people who had the least to begin with, so it (depressingly) stands to reason that hard won ground towards equality is lost to ‘short-term’ situations.
Remember how a few months ago Cadburys invented chocolate for girls, and we rejoiced? Ladies, prepare to be overwhelmed, because Marvel and Hyperion have teamed up to bring us [drumroll, please]… Superheroes for girls!
Every single society, culture and family has their own experiences of gender based violence. If someone were to try to compile memoirs of all of the women who have experienced gender based violence, no one place would ever be big enough to catalogue them, a library of horrors.
The more I hung out with boys in the process of coming out, the more often I saw the female friends being subjected to what was essentially sexual harassment. But it’s gay guys so it’s all ok. No it isn’t!
Bruni thinks that our generation “doesn’t need feminism”. Feminism is outdated, you see, now that we’ve gotten past the “pioneers who opened the breach” and everything is fine and there’s no such thing as sexism.
Are you a feminist? If you’re reading this blog I’m guessing you are. Have you ever been slagged off for being a feminist? I’m guessing you have. The dreaded F word.
€5,000 to attack your partner, €15k to rape a stranger. Screw with your taxes though, and you go straight to jail.
The Vagenda Magazine said “feminism is, and to an extent always has been, a white, middle class movement”. If that’s the case, we need a new brand of feminism. Let’s get radical.
I have a confession to make: in my college years, I had a strange sexual peccadillo. It’s not very accepted in certain sectors of modern society. You can’t tell if someone has it just by looking at them. People who have it are embarrassed to admit to it in public
Strip clubs are one of the most problematic topics for feminism today. On the one hand, they are by their very nature misogynistic, focusing as they do on the objectification of women. On the other hand, women make a ton of money working in them, they are in charge of what they are doing.
Have you ever been called a slut? It’s harsh and judgemental and just an awful monosyllabic four-letter-word. As far as I’m concerned, any term that looks down on any woman’s sexual behaviour has its place in Biblical evangelism and nowhere else.
Is unwanted touching an accepted part of straight nightclub culture? Am I over-reacting by being terrified by the unwanted advances of unseen men and groping hands?
Evangelical author, Rachel Held Evans, is due to release her second book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood” in the coming month. However, some book sellers are having an issue with her vagina.
How many times have we heard both straight and lesbian women complain about men who speak about women in an immature/objectifying/degrading manner? How often do you hear lesbians repeating such sexist comments?
Masturbation. We all do it. Well, nearly all of us. I know there are some people out there who are right now saying ‘nope, not me’, and that’s cool too. Whatever doesn’t float your boat I guess. But I also know there are a lot of ladies who are publicly denying touching their fun buttons.
It seems as improbable as snow in August: abortion on the island of Ireland. But it’s a reality with the opening of a Marie Stopes private clinic in Northern Ireland.