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Erin Karpluk of 'Being Erica' on QTV - YouTube
min 9-10 ... not playing into the role of a victim of life ... otherwise it would be a 'chick-flick' ... victim playing / victimhood
victim  sociology  feminism  feminist  psychology  femininity  identity  social  role  gender  role 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 4 - A History of Ideas, Historian Simon Schaffer on Beauty and Evolution, Feminine Beauty: A social construct?
Feminine Beauty: A social construct? // The French existentialist writer Simone de Beauvoir famously declares in her book The Second Sex that a woman isn’t born a woman, rather she becomes one. She means by this that there is no way women have to be, no given femininity, no ideal to which all women should conform. Simone de Beauvoir suggests that resistance to male stereotypes of beauty can mean greater equality. Voiced by Harry Shearer. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. &!&!&!& via "it is feminism's goal to break away from that oppression and its labels. This deconstruction also represents a point of departure from the failings of humanism. [...] feminist theory is broadly applicable to any marginalized or oppressed group"
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Study Finds Something Disturbing Happens to Kids Forced into Traditional Gender Roles - Mic
The idea that gender is "imposed" on a person might be confusing to some people, particularly those who have always felt at home in their bodies. But a study conducted by the University of Warwick's Centre for the Study of Women and Gender proves Cox's point, concluding that children "with fixed ideas about what should be considered 'masculine' and 'feminine,' can actually be detrimental to their physical and mental health," according to ThinkProgress writer Tara Culp-Ressler.  >> //
gender  politics  gender  policing  gender  norms  gender  role  gender  conforming  gender  identity  gender  binary  gender  non-conforming  gender  expression  LGBT  feminine  femininity  feminism  feminist  masculinity  parenthood  parenting  childhood  childhood  development  self-regulation  self-awareness  self-respect  Self-esteem  self-censorship  stereotype  bias  prejudice  judgement  society  boxes  labels  label  mental  health  sociology  social  science  social  study  psychology 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Dispute Between Radical Feminism and Transgenderism
AND here the critique & // // // "In failing to provide a semblance of balance to the voices in the piece, this account becomes hopelessly skewed, and becomes little more than a radical feminist propaganda piece. Early on in her essay, Goldberg presents an extremely simplified and stereotyped view of trans women’s identities. She writes: “Trans women say that they are women because they feel female — that, as some put it, they have women’s brains in men’s bodies.” First, considering that the length of the article discusses trans people (and focuses heavily on trans women), to reduce the explanation of their complex experiences to three words — “they feel female” — is offensively reductionist. While such a passing nod to trans experiences might be not be out of place in a more LGBTQ-geared publication, in a more general consumption magazine[.]" + +
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Memo to my daughter: “Keep your eye on the ball and hit hard” | PandoDaily
What I love about Abramson’s [...] she’s named it, she’s owned it, but she doesn’t make herself a victim. She knows she lives in a sexist world and that makes her victories– and even her defeats– that much sweeter. This is how we should talk about women in the world. Not stupid debates about having it all. Taking the world as it exists, naming it, shrugging, and continuing to fight. // +++ // "entrenched short-sightedness and sexist cruelty of male-controlled media [...] Yay, thanks for some crumbs of enlightened thinking, for some slightly nuanced improvements in the daily, punishing business of publicly evaluating and then reevaluating women’s worth. [...] 'I don’t fucking care if you like it.' [...] Social Media [frictionless, not thinking twice or setting something aside for a day]. [Women's] life['s and worth's] are up for public evaluation. [To this day.]" +++
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
DJ in Berlin: Sexismus und Feminismus in der Technoszene - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Kate will ein Zeichen setzen gegen die Diskriminierung von weiblichen DJs. Sie bittet ihren Freund, ihr die Haare abzuschneiden. So kurz es geht. Mit einem Rasierer trimmt er Kates Haare auf wenige Millimeter. Danach sieht sie so aus wie er, nur kleiner. Sie schließt sich Female Pressure an, einem internationalen Frauennetzwerk für digitale Musik und Kunst, in dem sich 1300 Musikerinnen und DJs engagieren. Es prangert an, dass bei Festivals, in Klubs und Labels nur jede zehnte Künstler eine Frau ist. Kate spricht mit anderen Frauen aus der elektronischen Musikszene. Sie liest Bücher über Sexismus, Feminismus, schaut Filme. Und nennt sich selbst nicht mehr DJane: "Warum sollte Geschlecht beim Namen eine Rolle spielen?", sagt sie; DJ ist DJ, alle machen das Gleiche. +
Music  Industry  Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  gender-based  harassment  everyday  sexism  sexism  sexismus  feminism  feminist  DJane  stereotype  prejudice  bias  Kate  Miller  Women  in  Music  sexuality  sexualität  gender  discrimination  discrimination  Diskriminierung  Music  Industry  Network  female:pressure  activism  femininity  feminine  DJ 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Tabu Homosexualität - Was die fehlende Akzeptanz anrichtet
"je mehr du von deinem Privatleben Peis gibst - desto mehr bist du verletzbar." *Ursula Holl >> AGG - allgemeines gleichstellungs gesetz + > "61 Prozent der Deutschen wollen mit dem Thema Homosexualität möglichst wenig zu tun haben, das besagt eine Studie von 2006." Angela Merkel haette mit der Homo-Ehe was machen koennen aus ihrer 3ten Kanzlerkandidatur. But she's a career politician. A matruschka doll. + > Tanja Walther-Ahrens - Homophopia in Sport. +
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august 2013 by asterisk2a
Laverne Cox: Trans people should not put their dreams on hold because of who they are
And all that’s about other people’s expectations of who he’s supposed to be, it’s not about who he actually is. So if he could just let go of all that, he’d probably be a lot happier – but then he’d have to question the privilege that he’s been given, and a lot of people don’t want to do that. And I have to say if I grew up with all this privilege, I don’t know if I’d want to question it either.
Paris  Lees  society  gender  expression  gender  norms  Transgender  gender  conforming  social  role  social  science  gender  inequality  femininity  gender  role  gender  binary  privilege  social  construct  gender  identity  masculinity  gender  policing  gender  feminism  Laverne  Cox  gender  equality  gender  politics  LGBT  gender  non-conforming 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Through the Lookism Glass by Naomi Wolf - Project Syndicate
It is doubtless demoralizing and distracting to an influential woman to be continually treated like a bimbo, or else told by major news outlets how unattractive, old, fat, or badly dressed she is. This gauntlet of scrutiny is why young women with great leadership qualities are often reluctant to enter the public eye: they see this abuse, whether “positive” or negative, as a no-win proposition, one that powerful men simply do not face. [...] No media outlet would ever print such observations, which, when aimed at men, would appear insulting, inappropriately personal, and irrelevant. So why is it still acceptable to run public commentary about the state of Merkel’s cleavage, or Hillary Clinton’s ankles?
discrimination  gender  norms  gender  conforming  Naomi  Wolf  gender  inequality  femininity  sexism  sexismus  feminism  gender  politics  gender  equality  feminist  inequality  gender  non-conforming 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
The WNBA Can Teach Male Athletes About Coming Out and Being Allies - Jessica Luther - The Atlantic
+ ... >> "The response to Griner was, as the New York Times put it, a collective shrug in the sports world. Not so much with Collins." >> Because being gay as men is linked with the stereotype of femininity. Research shows that homophobia is intrinsically linked with masculinity. ... >> "In 2010, Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, called the men's locker room "the final frontier of homophobia in our society." >> Wrong. Its Homo- and Transphobia as well as gender politics. + +
Queer  sociology  Transgender  womens  sport  sports  homosexuality  Jason  Collins  Homophobia  gender  inequality  Amelie  Mauresmo  gay  athletes  LGBTQ  equality  Brittney  Griner  stereotype  sexualität  feminism  feminist  lesbian  sexuality  gender  politics  sexuality  LGBT  transphobia  Megan  Rapinoe  society  gender  sport  gay  women  misogyny  femininity  sexism  Sexismus  masculinity  Misogynie  gender  policing  gay  men  culture 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
What About the Guys Who Do Fit the 'Gay Stereotype'? - Maya Dusenbery - The Atlantic
[ People like to put people in Labeled Boxes. ] "People think gayness has something to do with femininity when really we just need to erase that stereotype from our minds," he said. "LGBT people come in all different types and shapes and forms." [...] "In sports right now, there are two different stereotypes—that there are no gay male athletes, and every female athlete is a lesbian," [...] "Female professional athletes are already gender non-conforming. Male ones are still worshiped as exemplars of traditional masculinity." [...] There's no doubt those are stereotypes that need unpacking. Sociologists have long noted that homophobia is a fundamental ingredient of masculinity in modern American culture. [...] Ever since we've been asking about it in public opinion polls, men have been more likely than women to espouse anti-gay views—a fact that buttressed the theory that masculinity is intimately connected with homophobia[.]
gender  anxiety  sociology  Transgender  gender  conforming  homosexuality  sports  Jason  Collins  gay  rights  Homophobia  gender  inequality  gender  gap  LGBTQ  equality  Brittney  Griner  stereotype  sexualität  gender  feminine  feminism  gender  politics  sexuality  LGBT  heteronormative  discrimination  homophobic  gender  expression  society  gender  norms  gender  queer  hate  crime  femininity  sexism  Sexismus  gender  role  gay  marriage  gender  binary  gender  identity  gender  policing  hate  speech  masculinity  inequality  culture  gender  non-conforming 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
Lena Dunham feminist in her own way
'Because Girls is, at its core, a feminist action while Hustler is a company that markets and monetizes a male's idea of female sexuality. 'Because a big reason I engage in (simulated) onscreen sex is to counteract a skewed idea of that act created by the proliferation of porn. 'Because it grosses me out,' Dunham wrote on Twitter. Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
femininity  Lena  Dunham  Porn  feminism  feminist 
may 2013 by asterisk2a
Christopher Hitchens: Why Women Still Aren't Funny - YouTube
Christopher Hitchens argues, women aren't funny and don't need to be funny bc in an evolutionary sense is not needed. Humor and wit is a sign of intelligence. Men don't get laid if they aren't funny.
Femininity  masculinity  humor  debating  debate  feminism  evolution  Christopher  Hitchens 
june 2012 by asterisk2a

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