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We Should All Be Feminists

Title:   We Should All Be Feminists

Author:   Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

First Published:   2015

Description:   What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay – adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of ‘Americanah’ and ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’. 31 more words

Non-Fiction

To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism

Title:   To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism

Editor:   Rebecca Walker

First Published:   1995

Description:   An anthology of essays by up-and-coming feminist and gay writers reevaluates the objectives and philosophy of the feminist movement, calling for more emphasis on liberating women than guarding their sexual behavior.

Non-Fiction

A Handmaid's Tale

Title:   A Handmaid’s Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

First Published: 1986

Description:   “This visionary novel, in which God and Government are joined, and America is run as a Puritanical Theoracy, can be read as a companion volume to Orwell’s 1984-its verso, in fact. 35 more words

Second Wave

Strong Is Not 'The New Skinny' Because Women Don't Need a 'New Skinny' by Erin Gloria Ryan

http://jezebel.com/strong-is-not-the-new-skinny-because-women-dont-need-1149782597

This is an article by Erin Gloria Ryan who disagrees with the fitness zeitgeist idea of “strong is the new skinny.” While it is true the thin body type ideal is damaging, it does not need to be replaced with another unrealistic standard. 342 more words

Female Muscle

Slut Privilege and Socio-sexual Power Structures: how sex cults and sexual collusion are used to oppress and exploit the individual

Social Capital Theory states that ‘social networks have value’, as there are ‘collective or economic benefits derived from the preferential treatment and cooperation between individuals and groups’.   1,410 more words

Body-type and Slut Acceptance: Rhetoric Commonly Used to Get People to Cheat Themselves

Two major tenets of the postmodern feminist movement are body-type acceptance and anti-slut-shaming rhetoric.  In today’s lesson, I aim to expose how this rhetoric is abused by hypocrites to get men (and women!) to cheat themselves, and settle for inferior specimens who are beneath them.   3,066 more words

Pope personally rejected gay French Ambassador

Francis seemingly not so progressive as he seems

Were the Roman Catholic Church, not despicable enough in their bigotry, on Tuesday 7 March 2015 the… 736 more words

Homophobia