Posts Tagged ‘ sexism ’

Milan sculpture by Maestà Sofferente meant to protest sexism protested for doing the opposite – The Washington Post

An installation by designer Gaetano Pesce titled “Maestà Sofferente” (Suffering Majesty) is shown during a furniture fair in Milan, Italy, on April 7. (Luca Bruno/AP)

The sculpture by Gaetano Pesce was unveiled Sunday in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo for Milan’s furniture fair this week.

Source: Milan sculpture by Maestà Sofferente meant to protest sexism protested for doing the opposite – The Washington Post

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’ | Books | The Guardian

Adichie grilling Hillary Clinton at PEN America’s World Voices Festival, New York, April, 2018. Photograph:Karsten Moran/New York Times/Redux/eyevine

One of the most compelling injunctions in Adichie’s manifestos is to encourage girls to “reject likability”. “Oh my God, all that time wasted,” she says with feeling, that boys and men do not waste. Clinton and “all the harping on about whether or not she is ‘likable’,” is the perfect example of how she had to persuade friends that sexism was at work. “It is still very upsetting to me. I don’t care how much societies tell themselves that they are progressive, the kind of criticism that Clinton gets from the very progressive left, I think is terrible. People now say to her ‘shut up and go away’ – that whole idea of silencing women. I kind of like what’s happening to her now, it feels as though that ‘fuck it’ I wish she had said before, she seems to be saying now.”

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One group who didn’t seem swayed by how much they found Clinton likable was black American women, 90% of whom voted for her in the election.

The bestselling author says she never wanted to become a voice for feminism, but refuses to abide by ‘language orthodoxy’

Source: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’ | Books | The Guardian

The data behind Hollywood’s sexism | Stacy Smith – YouTube

Dr. Stacy Smith, one of the creators of the inclusion rider, spoke at TEDWomen in 2016 about the epidemic of invisibility in Hollywood. She uses hard data to break down how women and minorities are not just underrepresented in film, they’re erased, and just how pernicious this is for all of us.

Source: The data behind Hollywood’s sexism

“What Happened” by Hillary Clinton and subtly savage takedown of Bernie Sanders – The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton with Sen. Bernie Sanders in North Carolina on Nov. 3. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

Source: Hillary Clinton’s subtly savage takedown of Bernie Sanders – The Washington Post

Kate Millett, ‘high priestess’ of second-wave feminism, dies at 82 – The Washington Post

Dr. Millett, left, listens as feminist activist Gloria Steinem speaks at a news conference in New York City in 1970. (AP)

Her 1970 tract “Sexual Politics” was a cornerstone of the women’s liberation movement.

. . . In 1970, while married to a Japanese sculptor, she was speaking at Columbia when an audience member demanded to know if Dr. Millett was a lesbian.

“Five hundred people looking at me,” Dr. Millett later wrote. “Everything pauses, faces look up in terrible silence. I hear them not breathe. That word in public, the word I waited half a lifetime to hear. Finally I am accused. ‘Say it. Say you are a Lesbian.’

Source: Kate Millett, ‘high priestess’ of second-wave feminism, dies at 82 – The Washington Post

Shun feminism at your peril, Natalie Dormer warns her young peers – Telegraph

Natile Dormer will star in The Scandalous Lady W the BBC’s latest period drama  Photo: Anna Huix

Shun feminism at your peril, Natalie Dormer warns her young peers – Telegraph.

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