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Memes, Context and Unguarded Places

Attributed to Eris Koleszar and it quite nicely summed up the discomfort I felt when I saw the original meme. Many of the comments on the edited photo also quite nicely summed up the discomfort I felt seeing who chose to share it. 807 more words

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Finding myself in Aurora Lady's punk feminist world

When I first met LA-based artist, illustrator, writer, stylist, schemer and dreamer Aurora Lady I knew we would be friends for a long time. I loved her artistic vision, her bold illustrations, her passion for truth telling, and her penchant for feminist community building. 323 more words

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Author Joseph De Cross on Feminism and a Female U.S. President

Please join me in welcoming Joseph De Cross, the author of the political thriller Code 13: Life of a Madam President. Joseph kindly accepted my invitation to visit and discuss his views on the election of a female U.S. 464 more words

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Re-reading Wide Sargasso Sea

I first read Wide Sargasso Sea because I had to. It was a set text for my English A-level. I loved it then, even though I’d fallen out of love with reading (I loved the idea of reading, of being seen as a person who read, but not the reading itself. 1,305 more words

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The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma – through the eyes of a feminist

In three hundred and one pages, Chigozie Obioma weaves a tale about a family, the family of Eme Agwu, a Banker, who leaves his family in Akure because his employer, the Central Bank of Nigeria, transferred him to Yola. 1,032 more words

"Hello, Healthy Vaginas: These Twitter Comrades have Come together to Create a Database of Open-Minded Gynaecologists in India" - Aiswarya S

An often overlooked yet extremely important part of any woman’s health regime is regular gynaecological check-ups, especially if they are sexually active. There are a number of reasons why women, particularly in India, do not seek out these services as often as they should. 256 more words

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My 3 Favourite Books About Feminism

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

‘When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. 698 more words

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