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Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Marcella

For me, the roots of my feminism are intimately bound up with the roots of my atheism. I was one of those kids who believed in ghosts, but only at night. During the day, they were an absurd idea. Invisible people? Yeah right. At night, though, I would cower under my duvet imagining I could …

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Aug 04 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Eva

‘Growing up in Lithuania, I was completely oblivious to feminism. I had no idea something like that existed, and I was blind to the fact that I lived in an extremely misogynistic country. It all changed somewhere around four years ago, not with a direct encounter with feminism, but with a website called TV Tropes. …

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Aug 03 2012

‘Islamism kills generation’. Protest against Olympic Committee for allowing Islamism in Olympics.

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We demand justice for women in Olympics. Feminists have been demanding justice for women. But it seems no one likes to listen to them. Why does everybody forget the Olympic principles? • Universal fundamental ethical principles, such as: ‘Any form of discrimination [including gender discrimination] is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement’ (Principle 5) …

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Aug 02 2012

Why I am a Feminist – Skeptifem

‘My feminism really began after reading The Beauty Myth, by Naomi Wolf. The book is far from revolutionary by my standards now, but when I read it my world was changed forever. This was years after I had been involved in skepticism, and years after becoming an atheist, just barely into my twenties. The difficult …

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Jul 28 2012

Both burqas and sexualized ads are ugly

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Both burqas and sexualized ads or sexual objectification dehumanize women or reduce women to mere sexual objects. The purpose of the burqa is to erase the individual, women are sexual objects, men get sexually aroused whenever they see women, so for the sake of men women must have their bodies covered. The purpose of the …

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Jul 26 2012

A salute to Sally Ride

Gloria Steinem wrote: No one on earth — or in space — could have created a more complete heroine than Sally Ride. She came from a family of strong and barrier-breaking women — a mother who devoted her life to working with women in prison and a sister who was a pioneering minister. She was …

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Jul 20 2012

6-year-old girls want to look ‘sexy’!

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One of my relatives living in the USA had a 8-year-old girl. I was shocked when I found out she desperately wanted to look sexy, and more desperately wanted to have a boyfriend. She reached puberty at early age. Her paediatrician said that girls hitting puberty earlier than ever because of hormones in food. I …

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Jul 14 2012

Our men throw acid in our faces, destroy our lives but we never stop loving men. (Warning: Violent images)

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Men throw acid on us with the intention of injuring or disfiguring us. Men throw acid on our bodies, burn our faces, smash our noses, melt our eyes, and walk away as happy men. Acid attack is common in Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Nepal, Cambodia, and a few other countries. Men throw acid on us …

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Jul 03 2012

Eve, Oh Eve

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I wrote Happy Marriage and Eve,Oh Eve in the late 80′s, Noorjahan in the beginning of 90′s and You go girl in 2005. Original poems were written in Bengali. These are just poor translation. HAPPY MARRIAGE My life, like a sandbar, has been taken over by a monster of a man. He wants my body …

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Jul 01 2012

Extraordinary talks from extraordinary women

Robin Morgan ‘..all over America we watched Miss America pageant. That’s the model that’s what I gotta be like. They were supposed to feel comfortable in high heels and bathing suits parading around while men whistled, if not they must be crazy, they must be frigid or um they must be ssssshh hu ha lesbians.’ …

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