Feminism

Penny Dreadful’s Lily/Brona Croft Takes Charge – YouTube

For “Penny Dreadful” enthusiast, this was an over the top performance for Billie Piper.

Published on Jun 22, 2015

Frankenstein monster having a feminist oscar-wining moment. Totally unbelievable.

via Penny Dreadful’s Lily/Brona Croft Takes Charge – YouTube.

We should all be feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston – YouTube

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the self-proclaimed Happy African Feminist, discusses the scope of feminism in the modern world. In her delightful style of comedic and educating insights, Adichie explains how we stunt the growth of our men in their humanity, especially towards women. Men have to be hard, she posits, resulting in their weakness. Her commentary on culture, sex, rape, marriage, and pretending is priceless in the value of scholarship.
Adichie follows up this essay in her book by the same title, We Should All be Feminists.

We should all be feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie at TEDxEuston – YouTube.

We feminist Adichie

I Am a Womanist And You May Be Too

From the moment Dr. Welbon introduced feminism to me, I was against the concept. It seemed ridiculous to me because I was raised in a generation where women are perceived as equal. Though I appreciated the struggles of the suffrage movement, I was never denied basic rights and access to the American Dream based on gender. Race? Yes. Female? Not so much. I loved “A League of their Own” and “Mona Lisa Smile,” two movies which focused on untraditional women who made an impact, even if it was minor – but I still did not see how I could be a feminist in a world where the leader of Liberia is a woman.

via I Am a Womanist And You May Be Too.

Op Ed: Paternalism, Not Protection: A Feminist Reassessment of the Burqa and Niqab | The Feminist Wire

It is a one-sided concession to a rape culture that tells women to avoid streets at night and dress in a way that is not “asking for it” — without telling men to stop attacking women. The burqa and niqab, in a roundabout way, sexualize the female form as blatantly as a naked body supposedly does. By covering absolutely everything, a woman accepts her body as a wild, roaming sexual beast that needs to be neutered and wrapped up in case of attack.

via Op Ed: Paternalism, Not Protection: A Feminist Reassessment of the Burqa and Niqab | The Feminist Wire.

 

Against Patriarchy: Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution* | The Feminist Wire

Michele Wallace, Professor at City College

For all of us who are men who believe in social justice, who want healthy and beautiful lives for our loved ones, and who are working for positive change in the world, let us commit or re-commit to making feminism central in our lives, values, and actions.  Black feminist scholar bell hooks writes, “When women and men understand that working to eradicate patriarchal domination is a struggle rooted in the longing to make a world where everyone can live fully and freely, then we know our work to be a gesture of love.”  She continues, “Let us draw upon that love to heighten our awareness, deepen our compassion, intensify our courage, and strengthen our commitment.”  It is time for men in the millions to take courageous action in our society to further feminist revolution.

via Against Patriarchy: Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution* | The Feminist Wire.

 

The Academic Feminist: Feminist Fashion and Scholar-Activism: A Conversation with Tanisha C. Ford

This edition of the Academic Feminist features Tanisha C. Ford, Assistant Professor in the Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Tanisha’s work on fashion and social movements is at the intersection of race, sexuality, gender, and body politics, producing what she describes as “Haute Couture Intellectualism.”  Tanisha joins the Academic Feminist to discuss how these themes shape her book project, what she learned teaching a course on Feminisms & Fashion, and the centrality of scholar-activism in her on– and off–line work.

via The Academic Feminist: Feminist Fashion and Scholar-Activism: A Conversation with Tanisha C. Ford.

 

Janet Mason: Averting the Fiscal Cliff: Retired Postal Worker Shames One Percent

Last night when I was watching the news, there was a short segment about a 84-year old retired postal worker who is helping the government solve its debt problems by sending $50 of his postal pension to the government each month along with the revenue he gets from collecting aluminum cans.

via Janet Mason: Averting the Fiscal Cliff: Retired Postal Worker Shames One Percent.