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Wonder Woman Lynda Carter: This Is My #MeToo Story

Lynda Carter had been speaking about the positive effects of the the actress most famous for playing the iconic Wonder Woman on TV in the mid- to late 1970s said quietly. Her alleged abuser is presently facing some form of punishment and justice, she revealed. She would not name him, nor divulge the exact nature of what happened. But she told The Daily Beast that she had considered pursuing legal action against him. Hes already being done in. Theres no advantage in piling on again. I believe every woman in…

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Germaine Greer criticises ‘whingeing’ #MeToo movement

Author says women should react immediately to abuse, and historical claims will result in OJ Simpson trial all over again Germaine Greer criticises ‘whingeing’ #MeToo movement Author says women should react immediately to abuse, and historical claims will result in OJ Simpson trial all over again Alison Flood Last modified on Tue 23 Jan 2018 17.00EST Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Germaine Greer: All the powerful men who are now in all sorts of trouble are already briefing their lawyers. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian…

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10+ Of The Best Signs From The 2018 Womens March

Proving that this movement here to stay, thousands of women turned out to voice their displeasure with the current administration in Washington D.C. and just like last year, they have made some hilariously creative and clever signs. Despite this, the protests took place peacefully and with an optimism and good humor that bodes well for future female activism. With more women now signing up for office than ever, and the rise of movements like the ‘Me Too’ campaign highlighting the insidious mistreatment of women by powerful men in Hollywood, it…

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Emma Watsons willingness to face the truth about race is refreshing | Lola Okolosie

I hope that the actors acknowledgment that she has benefited from being white will lead others to ask themselves hard questions too, says Lola Okolosie, an English teacher and freelance writer Feminism, to quote Sojourner Truth asked the Womens Convention in Akron, Ohio, Aint I a Woman?. There she was demanding that white feminists include black womens struggles in the fight for womens rights. It was there, too, in acknowledged this week. To have a Black Feminist, wrote: The feminist story belongs to all women everywhere but that is not…

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Matt Damon, stop #damonsplaining. You don’t understand sexual harassment | Hannah Jane Parkinson

If youre from a group that has never been oppressed for reasons of identity you dont know what it feels like. The actor should know when to shut up, writes Guardian contributor Hannah Jane Parkinson Oh, Matt Damon. Where did it all go wrong? Well, almost everywhere. Damon is currently the focus of a mixture of derision, anger and disbelief after he made, in the space of three days, multiple boneheaded comments on sexual harassment. At some point between these tone-deaf interventions his Good Will Hunting co-star (and a former…

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The Mother Load: America is failing mothers. Help us change that

The Guardian is asking readers to support a new series on why motherhood in the US is more challenging than in any other developed country and what we can do about it Your salary barely covers childcare, but your coworkers give you side-eye when you leave at five. Even if youre lucky enough to have a partner who helps around the house, youre still the one who knows when your kid needs new shoes and remembers to buy birthday presents for other peoples kids. If you see one more photo…

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Susan Sarandon: I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she’d won, we’d be at war

Once the bete noire of the right, now the actor finds herself even more hated by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. She talks about Hollywood sexism, female empowerment and playing Bette Davis Susan Sarandon at 71 is bright-eyed and airy, and perhaps shyer than she can publicly seem. When I walk into the room a private members club in downtown New York, where she sits with a small dog at her feet she doesnt say hello or make eye-contact, giving what I suspect is…

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As A Male Feminist, I Really Think Id Absolutely Crush It If I Ever Had To Publicly Apologize For Sexual Misconduct

America is now confronting its endemic sexual harassment problem and finally holding powerful men accountable for their crimes against women in an unprecedented way. Big-name celebrities and media titans are being outed as the sex criminals they truly are, but infuriatingly, exposed serial abusers like Harvey Weinstein and Louis CK continue to issue public apologies that fail to convey sincere remorse and attempt to justify their heinous behavior. These weak, mealy-mouthed mea culpas cannot be tolerated, and as a male feminist and ally to women, I believe that I would…

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Hugh Hefner is not the women’s liberation hero you’re making him out to be

Playboy founder and publisher Hugh Hefner died last night at age 91. Hefner, of course, kickstarted the availability of softcore nude photos in men’s magazines, leaving many to credit him with playing a significant role in women’s sexual liberation movement during the ’60s, and ’70s. Of course, that isn’t the whole story. Hefner made money off objectifying and cultivating impossible beauty standards for women, by delivering their nude bodies to homes and newsstands across the U.S. And while Hefner’s political stances generally leaned liberal, Playboy’s biggest selling point always rested with its treatment of…

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Men, you want to treat women better? Here’s a list to start with

Over the last week, theres been a lot of talk about how women are treated in the workplace and elsewhere. TV writer Nicole Silverberg argues that if men want to step up, they can Hey men, what are you planning to do better? Because you need to do better. Here are ideas on how you should treat women better. Talk to your friend who is kind of a creep at work. Dont talk over women. If you are asked to be on a panel/team and see that its all men,…

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The week in patriarchy: Trump clearly doesn’t understand health insurance

If you dont realize by now that a total clown is in charge, nothing is going to change that. At least its Friday If you want to be able to sleep this weekend, do yourself a favor and dont read the New York Times free sanitary products to low-income women. Access to tampons and pads arent just a hygiene issue pic.twitter.com/KLTHaZa6op July 18, 2017 Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman) Home care workers care for families, and sometimes deal with abuse, sexual assault, and only get paid $10 an hour. pic.twitter.com/TNzJJn1HwK @ppfa…

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