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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:38 am 
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Love this!

Coverflip: Maureen Johnson Calls For An End To Gendered Book Covers With An Amazing Challenge

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Fascinating. It's funny/awful that I felt a visceral, do-not-want reaction against some of the more "feminized" ones, which I think in some ways was indeed because of a lower perceived value--all of a sudden they looked like genre-pigeonholed shovelware.


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http://www.good.is/posts/intermission-what-if-gender-roles-in-advertising-were-reversed?utm_medium=social&utm_source=tumblr&utm_campaign=post

I am not 100% certain this is the right thread for this. But really wanted to share it.

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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Mihl rocks another good blog post about body image. http://seitanismymotor.com/2013/05/moth ... -look-fat/

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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That is great. Thanks for sharing. I had the same experience <3

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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I love this so much! Photographer dresses her daughter up as five famous women in history.

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It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better. My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything. We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world……..so let’s set aside the Barbie Dolls and the Disney Princesses for just a moment, and let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.


http://www.jaimemoorephotography.com/20 ... st-a-girl/

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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I love this so much! Photographer dresses her daughter up as five famous women in history.

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It started me thinking about all the REAL women for my daughter to know about and look up too, REAL women who without ever meeting Emma have changed her life for the better. My daughter wasn’t born into royalty, but she was born into a country where she can now vote, become a doctor, a pilot, an astronaut, or even President if she wants and that’s what REALLY matters. I wanted her to know the value of these amazing women who had gone against everything so she can now have everything. We chose 5 women (five amazing and strong women), as it was her 5th birthday but there are thousands of unbelievable women (and girls) who have beat the odds and fought (and still fight) for their equal rights all over the world……..so let’s set aside the Barbie Dolls and the Disney Princesses for just a moment, and let’s show our girls the REAL women they can be.


http://www.jaimemoorephotography.com/20 ... st-a-girl/


<3 this forever!


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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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Love that so hard.


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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:56 am 
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That is the best, T-lish. Thanks for posting!
Also, I haven't been in this thread in a while and I just want to share everything on fb right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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A woman on the train home telling a man who was calling another woman a slut and a hoe that it is really not OK to speak to women like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:31 am 
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Strongwoman Talia Van Doran wants to increase her weight to 200lbs. This is a positive feminist idea to me because she maintains a feminine appearance (She is a self-employed aesthetician.) but is also incredibly strong, and knowing that she wants to increase her weight in order to increase her strength is wonderful. The mixing of feminine aesthetics with incredible strength is a massive inspiration to me. Once my back is better I'll be lifting!


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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 8:29 am 
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A group of feminists took FB photos of the men making horrible comments and superimposed their comments on the photo. The idea is to putting a face to internet comments. I kind of like the idea but it also freaks me out a bit. http://whineydudes.blogspot.com/

Pharyngula did a piece on the site Creeps Get What They Deserve

I would love to know what the PPK thinks. I am confused.

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:11 am 
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I think I'm confused too. On one hand I like it, for obvious reasons. Further, I like it because if nothing else these and other dumbasses should just know better than to make such comments on the internet. (And Facebook, nonetheless.) Not only is it straight up not right on so many levels, but from a practical point of view, umm, haven't they heard FB accounts are open season for potential employers, etc? The internet is not private. You just don't want that crepe following you around and if you are too stupid to know that, serves you right. (Maybe I'm too old school.)

The part that makes me a smidge uncomfortable is that it does just that - it highlights how not private the internet is. This discomfort goes beyond what this group of women is doing and trying to accomplish, so its really not their project per se that makes me confused about if I like this or not. Its the Power of the Interwebz that makes me uncomfortable?

I guess in the end, I say good for those women, and watch what you put out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:34 am 
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I definitely don't like the fact that people's names are being posted as well. As douchey as these people are, I don't like the idea that my friends could possibly be taking my pictures and posting them with my name on some other site. I could be on "StupidVeganFeministsWhoThinkTheyAreCool.tumblr.com" for all I know, when I have my privacy settings so only my friends can see what I post. So that makes me a little uncomfortable to begin with.

But also, am I missing something or is this site transphobic? This seems like an accurate and fair statement?

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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^I think it is definitely transphobic. The chap in that picture had a couple of comments posted about transphobia that I agreed with and thought were eminently sensible (unless I too am missing something).

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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Yeah, it definitely has a radfem analysis, and that tends to be transphobic & forked up. So I am pretty much going to have a problem with it. Although I don't hate the idea of the photos and text. Just the execution.


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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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Yep. I like the concept. However, I think it fails to accomplish its goal by portraying the anti-transphobic statements in this way, because that just makes me want to hug the guys in those photos for being awesome which I think is not what the photoshoppers had in mind.

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:31 pm 
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I've seen a lot of great people get their info doxed and posted and receive death and rape threats, for being feminists or just simply being trans*, absolutely someone can be posting your info on some other site that you might never hear of, but typically with that crowd, you'll hear from them to let you know. Whether that makes it okay to do it them is another story, but at the same time its not an equal playing field. I've seen something similar done with OKCupid picture profiles and mentioning the fact that they've answered yes to the question "Under some circumstances does someone owe you sex" or posted something else really super alarming and that's a PSA to me.

But yeah the transphobia is really really not okay and I won't be visiting.

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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I thought this was a very good summary of what rape culture is: http://www.shakesville.com/2009/10/rape ... e-101.html

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
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Loved this: http://socialistworker.org/2013/05/27/r ... ept-sexism

Several articles at the CounterPunch website that criticized Angelina Jolie for her decision to publicize that she underwent a double mastectomy have provoked strong criticism. Here, activists and scholars register their disappointment with CounterPunch for its use of sexist language and its belittling attitudes toward a serious issue.

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[youtube]http://youtu.be/7QduF69rFoI[/youtube]

Just saw this! Nothing mind-blowing but good to see sensible people exist.

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Patrick Stewart is asked by an abuse survivor about his work with abused women, and he gives a really passionate response and gets even the men in the room really pumped up. He then gives the fan a big hug.

The video, which is really worth watching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqFaiVNuy1k

And the fan's blog post: http://lemonsweetie.tumblr.com/post/516 ... mazing-man

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I cry every time I see Patrick Stewart talk about violence against women. Thank god for men like him.

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Henry Morgentaler died today, at age 90. He was a survivor of the Dachau concentration camp, and then he moved to Canada and became a physician. Wikipedia says that he was one of the first doctors to perform vasectomies, insert IUDs, and provide BC to people who were not married. Dr. Morgentaler was repeatedly prosecuted and imprisoned for performing abortions that did not meet the strict criteria for being legal.

I became aware of Dr. Morgentaler in 2008, when he was named to the Order of Canada, which is (I think) the second highest honour one can receive. A ton of right-wing jerk-asses pitched fits, and several people tried to give back their Order of Canadas (to which the response was LOL NO TAKEBACKS). I am choosing today, for one day, to focus on how much he fought for women,how much he did for everyone who needed abortions, instead of the crassholes who are calling him a murderer.

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 Post subject: Re: Positivity and Feminism
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:30 am 
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Tofulish wrote:
A group of feminists took FB photos of the men making horrible comments and superimposed their comments on the photo. The idea is to putting a face to internet comments. I kind of like the idea but it also freaks me out a bit. http://whineydudes.blogspot.com/

Pharyngula did a piece on the site Creeps Get What They Deserve

I would love to know what the PPK thinks. I am confused.


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