about misogyny and sexism

“I deny that any one knows or can know, the nature of the two sexes, as long as they have only been seen in their present relation to one another. Until conditions of equality exist, no one can possibly assess the natural differences between women and men, distorted as they have been. What is natural to the two sexes can only be found out by allowing both to develop and use their faculties freely.” John Stuart Mill, 1869

Gender Bias Without Borders

Women can’t have it all because the game is rigged

The Masculine Mistake

The Misogyny Factor, by Anne Summers » The Looking Glass

How to spot a misogynist

Opinions – Susan Mitchell: What does it really mean to “hate” women?

Do Some Women Hate Feminism?

Her Rights at Work (R-rated) » The Looking Glass

Gillard labels Abbott a misogynist – YouTube

A feminist response to That Speech by Julia Gillard | Turn Left 2013

The Speech Heard Around the World 

Sexism in the skeptic community: I spoke out, then came the rape threats

The Unsafety Net: How Social Media Turned Against Women

The Trouble With Bright Girls 

Misogyny, Sexism, And Why RPS Isn’t Shutting Up

Finding a way of being a girl that doesn’t hurt

Song: “Ruin your day with tits!”

Hey Facebook, rape is not a punchline

The Oscars and the Bechdel Test | Feminist Frequency

Damsel in Distress (Part 1) Tropes vs Women | Feminist Frequency

Where are the (evolved) men?

18 June 2013.  Sexism is in a war for legitimacy. Sexism and women’s rights are certainly frequent topics, but in Australia’s general media they are still too often being treated as a peripheral not fundamental issues. And it doesn’t matter how many women bleat about it, unless evolved men speak up in leadership, legitimising sexism as a crucial real world issue, we will not progress. (Did you cringe when I used the word ‘bleat’? Yet that is how easily women’s voices are dismissed.)

If Abbott becomes our new prime minister the recent advancements we have made discussing feminist issues could easily fall away as they get repackaged as “noise” around Julia Gillard’s leadership. We need to build on this momentum not let it fade away.

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