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The skinny jean is finally giving way to a new pants style — Quartzy
According to Morgan-Petro, people have grown a little tired of being perpetually in either leggings or jeggings, and are looking for a slightly more tailored option in bottoms—but one that still lets them move.

Both also note a change in what women consider sexy. Many are moving away from the skin-tight and toward something a bit more subtly confident, and maybe less overtly gendered.
fashion  aesthetics  business  style  feminism  women  marketing  beauty  corporations 
september 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Unlearning Woody Allen | Jewish Currents
It’s a cop-out to say that the heart wants what it wants. We have to ask ourselves who taught the heart what it wants, and whether it’s capable of wanting something more.
film  cinema  relationships  feminism  writing  creativity  culture  power 
march 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The Feminist Pursuit of Good Sex - The New York Times
On it, she’d written this plain but transformative note: “Feminism is a vision of active freedom, of fulfilled desires, or it is nothing.”
feminism  sex  sexualharassment  sexassault  power  women  relationships 
february 2018 by allaboutgeorge
Ask Polly: ‘I Hate Men.’
But even as the sky falls, know that you are the decider. Feel that in your heart. Yes, you’re broken and the world is exploding. But you’re still alive. You’ve been staring into a tiny diorama instead of seeing the gorgeous, windy, overheated horizon right in front of your eyes. Step onto this broad landscape, feel the hot wind in your hair, and know that you are powerful beyond measure.
feminism  relationships  power  men  women  family  advice 
november 2017 by allaboutgeorge
The Price Tag of Being a Woman | Literary Hub
“You have gray hair,” he whispered, with alarm and not a little judgment. “I know,” I said and told him how much I was looking forward to a flowing mane of white a few years down the road. “It’s such a shame,” he replied. “I see young women come into my office with gray hair, and they just look so old.” My usefulness as a woman summed up in a moment.
hair  beauty  power  feminism  fashion  style  economics  capitalism 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
Maria Balshaw, the first woman at the top of the Tate: 'We need to speak to the whole of society' | Art and design | The Guardian
“I would like them to feel that they’d seen the most adventurous art, been part of a conversation about what that art is and to feel comfortable, which seems like an easy word, but it really isn’t. We absolutely need to be speaking to the whole of our society.”
art  museums  uk  black  feminism  curation  community  london 
july 2017 by allaboutgeorge
The ghettoisation of pink: how it has cornered the little-girl market | Society | The Observer
I wish I could tell you that I had reached my own goals: getting my daughter outside more, taking walks in the woods together, playing sports, making art. Occasionally I have – and I advocate all of that – but mostly I have just got a lot more canny about how we participate in the consumer culture. At bedtime we continue to read legends, mythology, and fairytales – all of which teem with complex female characters that fire a child's imagination. The path to womanhood is strewn with enchantment, but it is also rife with thickets and thorns and a Big Bad Culture that threatens to consume them even as they consume it. The good news is, the choices we make for our toddlers can influence how they navigate life as teens. I'm not saying we can, or will, do everything "right," only that there is power – magic – in awareness.
women  parenting  gender  sex  marketing  feminism  children 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
From Ballistics to Programming - IEEE Spectrum
But there were no recruiting posters for one group of women whose work was absolutely essential to the war effort. Instead, they were recruited mainly by letters sent to colleges by the War Department. These were women being recruited not for their impressive biceps but for their prowess in math and engineering.
Their work was classified at the time, and that probably contributed to the fact that it has been almost entirely overlooked for more than 60 years now. Another reason, though, is that whatever light was shone on this corner of the war effort depicted these women as clerks, though in fact by the mid-1940s they had become the world’s first computer programmers.
women  wwii  programming  computers  technology  war  feminism  mathematics 
april 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Once Rare in Rural America, Divorce Is Changing the Face of Its Families -
Maria Kefalas, a sociology professor at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and co-author of “Hollowing Out the Middle,” a 2009 book about the migration of the educated class from rural Iowa, said that changes in families have been profound. She noted that the alarm sounded by Daniel Patrick Moynihan in 1965 about the rise of out-of-wedlock births among African-Americans applies to the country as a whole today: One in three babies is born to unmarried parents.

“It has hit the whitest, most married, most idyllic heart of America — Iowa,” Professor Kefalas said. “The cultural narrative about marriage — you get a job, you marry your sweetheart, you buy a house, you educate your kids — has been torn to shreds. Without that economic foundation, the story cannot support itself.”
marriage  men  women  feminism  race  children  iowa 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
How a sex rebel was born - Sex News, Sex Talk -
It would have been impossible in the crowd I was running in to be put down for being sexually interested in more than one person. I know that some of my comrades found it trickier to navigate because they felt deeply in love with one person and they wanted to nest with them and it made them a lot more nervous and hurt. It was tough sometimes.

Most people who ask me about this are coming from a place of serial monogamy, or where they've had secrets or cheating, and I'm kind of like: Well, how's it been for you? Monogamy isn't a religion. It's not like you believe in it and all of a sudden all your problems are solved. Meanwhile, your life goes on and you deal with real people and their real animal instincts and impulses and idiosyncrasies.
sex  love  relationships  power  religion  feminism 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
TechCrunch: Why Women Rule The Internet
Women are the routers and amplifiers of the social web.  And they are the rocket fuel of ecommerce.  The ongoing debate about women in tech has been missing a key insight. If you figure out how to harness the power of female customers, you can rock the world.
social  women  online  business  feminism  internet 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Interview: Kathleen Hanna on The Raincoats and Building an Archive « The FADER
It’s not so much about nostalgia, it’s about leaving a record so that people can view things in the future. I think of punk rock as more of an idea than a genre, and I don’t see it as antithetical to the notion of building on things. I didn’t have a grandma who like, left me a trunk full of shit. I always wanted to leave that trunk full of shit for someone else, you know? Feminism created a family structure for me.
music  history  academia  rock  activism  women  feminism  power  family 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Lady Robots: The Shape of Things to Come On | The Awl
We didn't make girls perfect; we made them to be what we wanted. If they want to be masters, to live in a world where only one set of desires is valid, they take after us that way. They're still showing us what we want. The key is to want something better. The key is to want something more.
feminism  technology  power  gender  sex  art  beauty  culture 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Washington Post: Why 'Mad Men' is TV's most feminist show, by Stephanie Coontz
We should be glad that the writers are resisting the temptation to transform their female characters into contemporary heroines. They're not, and they cannot be. That is the brilliance of the show's script.

"Mad Men's" writers are not sexist. The time period was.
television  feminism  women  1960s  history  power 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Selling Sex And Symphonies: The Image Of Women In Classical Music : NPR
Do these images reflect what you see in the record stores for classical music? How do they compare to the album covers you see for male performers, if at all? Do these representations spill over into the concert-hall performances that you attend?
classical  classicalmusic  music  marketing  women  beauty  power  feminism  business 
august 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Sex Offender Week: Rivers Cuomo Messes You Up Forever - The Awl
I am not the world's leading expert on emotional maturity. I find that PJ Harvey song about mutilating dudes to be emotionally useful, on a more or less continual basis. But I will tell you this: The moment you, the female listener, break up with your internal Rivers Cuomo, the moment you renounce this particular mode of male expression and declare it no longer desirable or cute, the moment you no longer confuse the feeling of wanting to take a boy home and make him soup and somehow fix all his problems via blow job with love, is the moment that you're free. Because, at that point, you no longer care so much about his feelings. You still care, of course, about those. But never more than you care about your own.
feminism  music  humor  writing  nonfiction  1990s  relationships  love  men  women  rock 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Final feature: Tweeting feminists exploring feminism and social media - Tweeting Feminists
“When I was younger it was very difficult to find people who were like minded unless they were in your immediate circle. So there was a sense of being limited by the impact you can make,” says Klein. “But now we have a forum where we can publish our own voices, we can organize, we can protest, we can within minutes circulate flyers and newsletters and letter writing campaigns and that’s incredible. I think it’s really opened up the world of activism and community.”
feminism  women  media  twitter  social  socialnetworking  online  men  identity  protest  activism 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Dangerous Resentment - Judith Warner Blog -
The idea that women with “major educations” are somehow suspect, the desire to smack them down and tell them “to be quiet” is hardly new. At the end of the 19th century, as increasing numbers of women began for the first time to pursue higher education, a campaign began, waged by prominent doctors, among others, against these new unnatural monsters, whose vital energies were being diverted from their wombs to their brains. In the last quarter of the 20th century, feminists were routinely delegitimized as brainy elitists ignorant of and unconcerned with the plight of ordinary women.
identity  social  women  gender  culture  education  feminism  society  discrimination  men 
july 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Future of White Boys’ Clubs Redux #fowaspeak | FactoryCity
The future of web apps — and the conferences that tell their stories — should not be gender-neutral or gender-blind — but gender-balanced. Today, as it was two years ago, we suffer from a severe imbalance. It is my hope that, in raising the specter of consequences of the lack of women in technology, we begin to make as much progress in stitching diversity into the fabric of our society as we are making in producing source code.
women  gender  technology  race  men  conference  social  innovation  web  feminism 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
France. Sex. Problem? -
“Prostitution is the last sexual territory owned by men. Men are in control of pleasure and have the right to buy it. Women do not. A lot of my friends are alone, lonely, divorced. They can’t always reinvent themselves with another man and a new family. So I decided to show a female client of a male escort. She’s not a victim. She is a woman who is in control of her life, her feelings, her sexual pleasure.”
gender  sex  culture  europe  film  society  movies  france  women  men  economics  marketing  books  happiness  feminism 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Marc Fisher - For Working Moms, 'Flawed' Palin Is the Perfect Choice -
"She's just as flawed as we are. It's not the fact that she's a woman but the way she does it all. And let me tell you: There're more American parents with unwed pregnant teenaged children than American parents with Harvard grads. She's real."
republicans  palin  parenting  feminism  women  mccain  politics  election  campaigns 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Open doesn't Equal Indiscriminate | BlogHer
“Yeah, some guys think open relationship equals slutty,” said A, a polyamorous friend. “Oh yeah, they hope you’re indiscriminate,” said another, citing the “puppy dog eyes” she gets from some of the men she knows.
polyamory  love  relationships  marriage  women  feminism  facebook 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Calgary Herald: The essential checklist
"Style is a deeply personal expression of who you are, and every time you dress, you are asserting a part of yourself."
feminism  gender  fashion  marketing  women  beauty 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Kate Brennan
"[...] When it came time to actually choose a pen name, I was driven by a need to have it feel connected to me. I amazed myself with how complicated I made the process. I rearranged the letters of my first, middle and last names. The results all sounded like strippers. Next I combined my initials with those of my parents'. Those names all sounded like they belonged to 18th-century poets. Then I tried variations with my confirmation name, but since I didn't like that one even when I chose it, the results held no appeal.

"Finally, running out of time, I opted for a name that was not obviously linked to me, yet one that felt familiar. I settled on Kate Brennan, a name as clean and simple as my own.

"Now that I'm attached to it, I can only ask that no one rob me of the protection it affords."
anonymity  writing  crime  feminism  identity  women  names  memory 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Robert Hazard, Philly rocker, dies at 59 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/06/2008
"One night in a motel in Delaware, Mr. Hazard sat in a bathtub and in 15 minutes wrote 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' a sprightly pop tune covered in 1983 by Cyndi Lauper. Labeled a feminist anthem, it shot to No. 1. Miley Cyrus' remake is included on her new album, Breakout."
songwriting  1980s  music  feminism  obituaries  philadelphia  pennsylvania  rock 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
About Face: How Plastic Surgery Can Give an Older Woman the Face of a Baby -- New York Magazine
"When I tell her that making the face bigger or 'fatter' seems counterintuitive, she says, 'I know, that’s why no one was doing it twenty years ago.' 'How did you figure it out?' I ask. 'Because I was doing lipo and I don’t like to throw anything away.'"
beauty  women  youth  children  nyc  magazine  art  aesthetics  aging  identity  celebrity  medicine  fashion  health  culture  gender  feminism  surgery 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge / Columnists / Lunch with the FT - Lunch with the FT: Gloria Steinem
"[W]hat we have done so far is only count the kind of experience that men also have. What we need to be able to do is count all human experience. So I would like to count the secretarial positions as good training places to take over the jobs of the bosses."
feminism  work  jobs  politics  democrats  clinton  sex  women  men  lunch 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Lesbian chic - Times Online
"Love is not a lifestyle option. Love is a beautiful, happy accident between two people, no matter what their gender. "
love  relationships  celebrity  gender  feminism 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge Shutting up not an option: Artist Jamelie Hassan
"My struggle for language has somehow become a subtext in my work."
arabic  language  art  creativity  canada  women  feminism  activism 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
'I'm mistaken for a man every day' | Folk and acoustic | Music
"I remember one time I wore a really tight T-shirt that showed cleavage and some guy looked at my boobs and I was like, 'what?!' It was, to me, really crazy. It felt so alien."
gender  identity  music  buddhism  men  women  beauty  feminism  songwriting 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Dave Hill: Gender stereotypes hurt men too | Comment is free |
"All else being equal, to be born male is to inherit legacies of entitlement that continue to outweigh those bestowed on those born female. Yet the state of maleness carries its own burden of expectations and constraints."
activism  culture  feminism  gender  men  women  identity  society  ritual 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Hot controversy: Fetching coffee for the boss | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/29/2008
"First of all, she said, pick your battles. Second, bring something more to the job, no matter how low you are on the totem pole. Then, after a while, if getting coffee feels demeaning, it'll be easier to ask for a change."
coffee  work  jobs  feminism  business  beverages 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
A raunchy best seller gets Germans talking - International Herald Tribune
"It's not feminist in a political sense, but instead feminism of the body, that has to do with anxiety and repression and the fear that you stink, and this for me is clearly feminist, that one builds confidence with your own body."
books  criticism  germany  sex  women  aesthetics  feminism  writing  novels  hiphop  marketing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge Life | Those dirty girls
"Sexual ecstasy is not something you buy. It cannot be bought. But we have come a long way. No question. Definitely. But it's not because of 'Sex and the City.' It's because of what real women have done in real lives, not on TV sets."
sex  women  television  power  beauty  writing  diy  cable  friendship  cities  urban  feminism 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge / Comment & analysis / Comment - Focus on the female talent in the backyard
"In the US alone, reducing female attrition by one-quarter would add 220,000 qualified people to the science, engineering and technology labour pool."
women  work  jobs  technology  men  feminism  corporations  business 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Intersectionality Extends to Fat Acceptance Too! at Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture
"It appears that all the people of color who don’t feel quite a part of the fat acceptance movement have a new manifesto. [...]"
race  size  fat  beauty  identity  racism  feminism  activism  fashion 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Campaign Stops: Patterns of Distinction
"[M]any of the men who said they were considering gender in casting a ballot, gave the New York senator more, not less, support than did other men. [...]"
men  women  gender  elections  data  feminism  voting  identity  newyork  2008  campaigns 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: 16 Ways of Looking at a Female Voter
"As Keeter and Carpini concluded in their study: 'A fully informed citizenry would have collective consequences, resulting in a public-opinion environment that is more ideologically diverse and slightly more liberal.'"
feminism  gender  politics  voting  elections  2008  men  women  public  power 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Sex and the Teenage Girl - New York Times
"There was a girls’ bathroom next to my classroom, which was more convenient for me than the faculty one on the other side of campus. In the last stall, carved deeply into the metal box reserved for used sanitary napkins, was the single word 'Please.'"
sex  teenagers  parents  children  women  feminism  health  movies  cinema 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge From the Author - Elena Forbes
"Where some girls might dream of princes and princesses, in my imagination there was always a body, or at the very least some sort of mystery that required solving."
writing  women  fiction  gender  feminism  novels  identity  creativity  books  death 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Challenging Tradition, Young Jews Worship on Their Terms - New York Times
"There was this disbelief that I was actually doing this, and the other piece was very spiritual, that I was leading the community in prayer and in communication with God."
religion  judaism  feminism  spirituality  ritual  identity 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
India's Cheeky 'Chick Lit' Finds an Audience -
"They inhabit a world where women enjoying a drink in the bar are not social outcasts. They are not tragic figures because they are single."
women  india  feminism  writing  novels  identity  work  jobs  literature  english 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Careers Give India’s Women New Independence - New York Times
"It signals a kind of change and acceptability. It testifies to women’s desire and wish to be economically independent, to be able to interact in public space and be in the same world as men.”
women  india  work  jobs  identity  feminism  marriage  relationships 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
33 1/3: A Céline Update
"She is condemned to a kind of pidgin otherness that gains her little in empathy or exotic allure because few know how to place it within standard North American racial and ethnic matrices."
canada  identity  feminism  language  music  politics  neworleans  katrina  hurricane 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Out On The Stoop: The Bogeyman In The Room
"The Bogeyman is prejudice, racism and sexism. It is also our inability to talk about those issues."
vlog  blogging  race  racism  feminism  communication 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Black-Eyed Glee by Nancy Jo Sales -
" 'I hate you,' I hissed. 'I know,' he said. 'I mean, I really do.' 'That's what I'm here for,' he said. I never loved him as much as when he said that; I started crying."
story  fiction  sex  feminism  relationships  love  dating  men  women  nyc 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge Divorce: the great feminist teacher
"I believe in marriage. Or want to, anyway. Sometimes, I think the problem is the institution. It is what needs to be remodelled so that it's good for both men and women."
marriage  feminism  relationships  gender  power  communication  children  parenting  love 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: "'Girl Power' Group's Look Gave Voice To Individuality" By Robin Givhan
"[T]he smartest thing the Spice Girls did was to represent as many of those schoolyard groups as possible, making them all seem important and suggesting that they could all manage to get along."
fashion  feminism  social  pop  music  women  aesthetics  identity 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
diesel sweeties: pixelated robot romance web comic
"Feminists don't hate men. We simply enjoy them on our own terms."
feminism  humor  comedy 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge Good sex, or she's an ex
"Women have been taken advantage of for so many years, and now they've shifted into the power position. But I tell them that having power should not be about being overpowering."
men  women  sex  canada  relationships  power  feminism 
june 2007 by allaboutgeorge What does a politics of inclusion REALLY look like?
"[M]y feeling is that conversations about racism need to grow up and include all the multiple ways we interact whether they be reproducing hierarchies or transgressing historical problems. Maybe we need a new vocabulary, I don't know."
race  feminism  conferences  women  gender  identity  presence 
april 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Cooking and Chromosomes » jugalbandi
"When someone tells me I’m lucky to have J, I agree. I’m fortunate I found him when I did, and not when I am 70. However, the fact remains, I refuse to settle for less. He’s equally lucky to have me. [...]"
cooking  food  men  women  feminism  identity  family  families  marriage  relationships  beverages 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Smithsonian: The Real Dreamgirls
"That really had never happened before and it really hasn't happened since. We get young teenage girls at front and center in mainstream pop culture."
feminism  women  gender  songwriting  creativity  music  pop  1950s  1960s  marketing 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Virgin: The Untouched History - Hanne Blank - Books - Review - New York Times
"Under the Roman Empire, fathers had the right to kill their daughters if they had sex before marriage (or outside of it later), and the right to kill the offending male as well. Imagine if this were the case [...] today: half of Manhattan would be dead."
sex  men  feminism  women  gender  genocide  books  research  nonfiction  parenting  children 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Royal Finds Female Voters Resistant -
"She's getting on my nerves every time she focuses on her motherhood. Of course women can have children. So what? That's not the reason why I'll vote for her . . . but because I don't like the others."
women  elections  france  voting  leadership  gender  feminism  government 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Japanese Working Women Still Serve the Tea
"There is a 27-year-old man who does almost exactly what I do, and he is already making more than me. I've been with the company for 42 years. And the court says that's fair? Well, I strongly disagree."
japan  work  jobs  feminism  law  beverages 
march 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: So They All Get Naked and Play, Like Mom Did
“There’s this way that photography is always about going out searching. I’m not the kind of a photographer who can photograph my home.”
photography  parenting  travel  usa  women  feminism  aesthetics  identity 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Tyra Banks to Mark S.I. Cover Milestone
"I'm thinking that I should probably do this every 10 years. So, in 2017 maybe I'll get in the swimsuit again and I'll have to get them to add a little more fabric."
beauty  aesthetics  aging  black  sports  feminism  ethnic  marketing 
february 2007 by allaboutgeorge Life | Geisha grrrls
"They hear this stuff from their moms, And they're like, 'Once you get married and have kids, you're locked into an 18-year job.' If you can delay that, then you can travel, you can learn languages, you can make your own money, do your own thing."
women  gender  feminism  work  corporations  japan  asia  men  nonfiction  interviews 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: In the Land of Bold Beauty, a Trusted Mirror Cracks
“The reasons are purely aesthetic, not medical, especially for women. They want to get thin no matter what, all because of images from north of the Equator. It is a cruel cultural imposition on the Brazilian woman.”
women  gender  fashion  identity  brazil  aesthetics  beauty  feminism  poverty  southamerica  disease  marketing  globalization 
january 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Historic Event for Women, Still Largely Covered by Men
"To many, gravitas still comes in a necktie and cuff links. CBS is showing that sometimes pearl earrings and lipstick can also do the trick."
women  gender  feminism  journalism  television  elections 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Female Bishop Takes Helm of Episcopal Church
"If some in this church feel wounded by recent decisions, then our salvation, our health as a body, is at some hazard, and it becomes the duty of all of us to seek healing and wholeness."
religion  christianity  women  feminism  world 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
BBC: Westerners 'are more promiscuous'
"This suggests social factors such as poverty, mobility and gender equality may be a stronger factor in sexual ill-health than promiscuity."
africa  culture  health  news  polyamory  relationships  sex  gender  hiv  feminism  poverty 
november 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Why I Gave Up On Hip-Hop
"Mommy, can I just say something? You think every time you hear a black guy's voice it's automatically going to be something bad. Are you against hip-hop?"
hiphop  songwriting  music  black  radio  feminism  identity  parenting  children  language 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Romance Novel Reviews - Smart Bitches: Come for the Dominican Bitches, Stay for the Man Titty
"Making judgments about the state of intellectual quality for a big, diverse group of people based solely on something like what we read is a silly idea, mmkay?"
books  novels  fiction  feminism  women  gender  aesthetics  men  marketing  sex 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
BBC NEWS | Europe | Nobel for anti-poverty pioneers
"Mr Yunus set up the bank in 1976 with just $27 from his own pocket. Thirty years on, the bank has 6.6 million borrowers, of which 97% are women, according to the Grameen website."
poverty  business  feminism  women  gender  money  sustainable  peace  nobel 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: In Recession, Palestinians Try a Cheaper Way to Wed
"The father told me he was going to marry this daughter off the same way he married off his others. These people say the dowry, its gold, is the woman's right under the Koran. But when it comes to the dinners, the parties, the salons -- this is not Islam.
islam  religion  palestine  marriage  families  women  men  power  gender  feminism  relationships  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: Doris Lessing Reflects on World, Change
"Quite a few people think it wouldn't take very much to return to a few warrior bands, with a few breeding women. Our society is dependent on some precarious mechanisms, and they are very dicey. They can easily collapse."
women  writing  novels  fiction  sciencefiction  religion  gender  society  power  feminism  identity 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: After Machismo's Long Reign, Women Gain in Spain
"One thing that really awakens my rebellious streak is 20 centuries of one sex dominating the other. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation -- but the most unjust domination is that of one-half of the human race over the other."
spain  europe  women  men  gender  politics  families  feminism  spanish  latinamerica  power  love 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
Salon Broadsheet: The Socioeconomics of Orgasm
"Predictably, the study found that far more men (98.4 percent) reported having had orgasms during their last (hetero) sexual encounter than women (68.9 percent)."
sex  men  gender  women  feminism  power  class  money  society  economics  education  jobs 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
SeeLight: Harlangate Groping Meme
"I've decided to start a new meme. This is primarily for women, but men are welcome to participate, of course."
women  men  gender  power  public  social  anonymity  assault  crime  feminism  outdoors  society 
september 2006 by allaboutgeorge
pinkrabbitsays: Dear heterosexual men
"My being a woman does not give you license to come on to me. My being gay does not give you permission to stare. And yo, I'M A DYKE. AND I'M ENGAGED. YOU HAVE NO CHANCE OF GETTING LAID."
sex  feminism  men  women  gay  public 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge Marjane Satrapi
"When half of a society feels they are better than the other half just because they have penises and balls . . . you have big trouble from the second the man says, 'I am the man, which means I am the leader of the family and decide everything.'"
feminism  women  men  gender  iran  cartoons 
april 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Advertising: Men Are Becoming the Ad Target of the Gender Sneer
"Negative imagery in advertising is part of negative imagery in popular culture in general. If you add up the way men are presented in popular culture, then it is a problem because the message is that that's what men are."
marketing  men  women  gender  feminism 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Paternity Suit Against TV Star Scandalizes Egyptians
"I did the right thing: I didn't hide, and eventually he will have to give the baby his name. People prefer that a woman live a psychologically troubled life; that doesn't matter as long as it doesn't become a scandal."
egypt  men  women  gender  feminism 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Translating Flaubert, in the Gospel Tradition
"When you take people to someplace close to the place where music is formed and you suggest that they have the courage to make the sounds that come out of their bodies, they will make a different sound."
black  feminism  gospel  music  songwriting  theater 
october 2004 by allaboutgeorge
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