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El tren de la libertad. Yo decido. English subtitles (struggle for women’s rights in Spain)

This was one of the actions women organized to fight for respect. Here is an article which mentions it, along with other recent actions: http://www.wri-irg.org/es/node/23047 Advertisements

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Herstories of Womankind

Finally worked it all out! For my C1 course next year! The first project I finish designing! You can read the Welcome, and then the page called The Project! http://herstoriesofwomankind.wordpress.com/

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Amnesty International collecting signatures to protect women’s rights to decide whether they wish to become mothers or not

España: La salud y la vida de las mujeres en peligro El Anteproyecto de ley del aborto vulnera los derechos humanos y debe ser retirado https://www.es.amnesty.org/actua/acciones/espana-aborto-may14/?pk_kwd=fbk&pk_campaign=comp And if you wish to find out more about our Herstory of struggle for … Continue reading

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Mary Wollstonecraft

A radio program/programme on her ❤ The first picture Opie painted of her, Mary Wollstonecraft in 1790–1, byJohn Opie

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News from Hilal – a new center on nonviolence, from a feminist intelligence!

My sister-activist Hilal has sent out the following email, announcing she’s managed to make her dream real. Go for it, Hilal! Hopefully, this summer 2014 I’ll be preparing the video interview Mujer Palabra did to you in Madrid last 2013 … Continue reading

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What happened when she started a feminist society at school

http://www.theguardian.com/education/mortarboard/2013/jun/20/why-i-started-a-feminist-society

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A short story on money, in Spanish

Dear all, over the weekend I managed to finish a story I had wanted to write for years and never could. I did write one called first “Carta a Sara” and then “Escribo en un cartón”, but the story was … Continue reading

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European Elections (2): Plans & Voting

In case you wish to have a look at their Plan (programa político), and you can also print the ballot supposing you wanted to vote for them, here is the site of Iniciativa Feminista: http://www.iniciativafeminista.es/iniciativa/, the party I plan to … Continue reading

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FAQ: Is the feminist language proposal to say “poeto”?

No. This is a (somewhat cruel) trivialization of the feminist concern for adapting language to a new reality, to a juster reality — that which says women have a right to be named. Is the feminist concern with language about … Continue reading

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Language & Violence (edited)

When we think of violence we think of a very specific kind of violence, that [this is not a relative pron.] of murder and torture, of physically hurting people. Traditionally, this violence could only be exerted by men, only them … Continue reading

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Which new words or uses do you accept and which do you reject? (Edited)

The discovery of this new word, vine (videos), has made me think of how prejudiced we are when we select the words we’ll be using. We’ve got no problem adopting a really alien word as CD, or wasapp, or wifi, … Continue reading

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How many women writers have you read? /red/

Feminist World Book Day – because it makes sense! ❤ I’m inviting you to post the names of the women writers you have read, and if those are far too many, your favorites/favourites! I’m also inviting you all to make … Continue reading

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The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

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My Bedside Table This Winter

I hope it inspires you to practice speaking at home! — and prepare presentations for class! (mybedsidetablethiswinter)

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Feminist intelligence vs Lords of Darkness!

 http://www.wri-irg.org/node/23047

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Two more!

Changing Roles, by Alicia HG (Y5A, 2013-14) Sports & Health in Teenagers, by Sergio S (Y5CAL, 2013-14) http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/yourstuff/texts/articles/articles.htm

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March 8 – Overcoming Patriarchy

Let’s overcome patriarchy, this brutal system of violence and injustice!

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8 de marzo – celebrando el feminismo

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“As a woman my country is the whole world” – Feminist Quotes to celebrate!

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world” (Virginia Woolf) The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911 and is celebrated annually on 8 March with thousands of events across the … Continue reading

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Noise pollution and other stories!

This week has been hell in class because of the roadworks outside. I had to take my migraine meds almost every day because of the stress of having to teach and listen to people with all that non-stop noise! To … Continue reading

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Period tips for men

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Spain: Women’s Actions! An artist designing Direct Nonviolent Actions!

Yolanda Domínguez is an artist who has been designing amazing feminist Nonviolent Direct Actions (NVDA), the latest of which is this ironic feminist action, where we women are going (2014) to the Chamber of Commerce to register our bodies as … Continue reading

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Girls against FGM

with videos http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/07/female-genital-mutilation-scotland-schools-headteacher-fgm

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Virginia Woolf’s voice talking about words

Audio in video: “Words do not live in dictionaries, they live in the human mind” http://atthisnow.blogspot.com.es/2009/06/craftsmanship-virginia-woolf.html

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Virginia Woolf’s House

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Simone de Beauvoir

I couldn’t believe the other in day in class nobody knew Simone de Beauvoir. I can believe people have not read her. But her name not even sounding familiar… Why are feminists so absolutely completely ignored like that? She contributed … Continue reading

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Info on women & feminism to help you avoid mainstream ignorance

Edited bits in purple It’s been a pleasure to read your work, people, and a special treat to read the compos on Changing Roles and Women. We are changing! Finally! ❤ 🙂 As I’m a veteran feminist thinker and activist, … Continue reading

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With love, for a better world

Gender Issues: Discussing the Gender Learnings in the Patriarchal System for the ebook I’m preparing with other teachers… with infinite sadness but also with loving fury! Printer-friendly version: genderissuesforebookHANDOUT (3 pages, pdf)

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Feminist materials to discuss gender issues

Connecting things to better chances for good analyses than those offered by materials in textbooks. Thinking is Action. Communication is r-EvoLutionary! genderissuessexistquotes (6 pages)

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Herstory: Postcards with quotes by remarkable women

If you click on the postcard, you will also be able to read about these women. Table of contents: http://thereconstructionists.org/archive

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R-evolution: 20th c. revolutions in our neuronal circuits!

For Raquel (Y5A) and people interested in knowing where we come from… The social revolutions in the 20th century… and the most powerful nonviolent revolution ever: feminism! 🙂 May 68 slogans Now tell me, what do you think these slogans … Continue reading

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Imprisoned Pussy Riot member goes missing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24786119

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FAQ: Do feminists hate men?

I’m happy to answer questions about feminism, provided they’re true questions. Today I’m going to answer one of those, Do feminists hate men? In the first place, I need to say that this question is biased. It’s not the right … Continue reading

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Stop Violence Against Women: Forced motherhood is torture

In patriarchal societies, century after century men have been taught to rape women and to connect this kind of torture to sex and pleasure, but also to use rape to “punish” the women who do not obey, who deserve it. … Continue reading

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