Family & Work

You feminists just want to tell women to do what you want, instead of letting them CHOOSE (and we all know girls *choose* the girly stuff)

Bumped from the Open Suggestion thread, so that we can have a general discussion about the various issues surrounding how choices can be constrained by socialised expectations: lala, on June 15th, 2008 at 1:53 am Said I’m an engineer and pretty much always the only woman (or occasionally, one of two women) in any workplace […]

USA readers: the sixth Ask a Working Woman survey

I received an email about this over a week ago and neglected to post it earlier: my apologies. The survey is co-sponsored by America’s leading labor-rights organization, the AFL-CIO (www.afl-cio.org), and its community partner, Working America (www.workingamerica.org). What Is the Ask A Working Woman Survey? The survey is an opportunity for working women in America […]

Focus on: Equal Pay

Here’s an excellent column by Amanda Teuscher in Ohio U’s student newspaper which sums up the issues regarding the defeated Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: The Feminist’s Corner: Equal pay litigation is justice, not an inconvenience There’s not much commentary around pointing out that the proposed legislation would have enabled more than just women to […]

Women more prone to depression than men: it’s NOT the fault of feminism

There are however many conservative columnists and pundits generally who’d like us all to believe that lie. Amanda at Pandagon debunks the following common claims (how many have you heard, and more importantly, at least partly believed?): Assertion #1: Women need marriage more than men, and it’s their marriages, not their jobs, that help save […]

Feminism Friday Open Thread: Misogyny in Political Activism

There’s been some fantastic blogging about this recently regarding the candidacy of Hillary Clinton for the Presidency of the USA. Shakesville especially has been clarifying people’s thoughts this week: Melissa: Damned if you do… Melissa: Stealth Vote Salon (a roundup of other’s responses to the post above) Kate: I Am Not Ashamed A lot of […]

FAQ: But doesn’t evidence show that women are just as likely to batter their partners as men?

A: No. This is an often repeated claim based on either faulty understanding or outright misrepresentation of a few studies made using the CONFLICT TACTICS SCALE (CTS) or similar self-report surveys. One of the authors of the original study, Richard Gelles, categorically rejects this interpretation of his research, and has done ever since these factoids […]

Reading roundup

Anita Roddick in memoriam R.I.P., Anita Roddick from kateharding.net by kateharding R.I.P. from The F-Word Blog by zohra moosa Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop, has died from Feministing by Jessica Gender Expectations This ev-psych bullshit must stop from Reclusive Leftist by The Ghost of Violet Top 5 Myths About Girls, Math and Science […]

Feminism Friday Round-Up

As usual, not all of these posts have actually been tagged as Feminism Friday articles by their authors, but if a post appears to fit into the category I include it. Please add any other online articles you think fit the bill from the last few weeks in comments. Amanda Marcotte is out of the […]

Parenting and reproductive freedoms

Just came across this today: dreama (Again I Said): of note:parenting controversies edition dreama has collected some excellent reading (including a post from my co-blogger Lauredhel at my other blog) regarding the ideological and practical struggle against overmedicalised and overcommercialised views of both birth and parenting. Several excellent examples of looking at traditional practises through […]

FAQ: Why are there so many fights between feminists?

Quoting from Sage’s FAQ: 1. Why do feminists all disagree? Feminism isn’t a movement, it’s an argument! We all want to raise the status of women to the level of men, to feel safe and respected, and to have a fair and equal chance for all our opinions to be heard. Since the movement is […]

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