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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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Jun 27 2012

Sexism is not only on earth, it is in the sky too (Warning: Nasty sexist images in post)

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Is there a competition between airlines to become more sexist than others? Russian airlines ads featuring women’s cabin crew members are too sexist. Civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho says, “I don’t want to give this airline the free publicity that its rather grubby little ad was designed to attract, but this kind of thing matters. …

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Jun 26 2012

Yuck!

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We have seen all those sexist vintage ads. What about 21st century’s new sexist ads! In the West the companies are forced to ban their ads because of criticism and protests from feminists and women’s rights activists. In the East, no body protests against sexist ads. Sexism is cultural norms. The Vodka company put up …

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Jun 26 2012

Vagina should smell like Vagina, not like Jasmine or Jackfruit

The world is getting more and more synthetic. People are becoming more and more artificial. They smile at others but they do not really smile. They ask acquaintances how they are doing, whether everything is fine, but they would not mind if those acquaintances were not doing well. More and more, words are becoming artificial, …

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