- 1 It only takes a Girl
- 2 Dee Dee Mayers
- 3 An Open Letter
- 4 ¿Sexism in the PermaCulture network?
It only takes one girl to make a difference.
Please visit my website at www.itonlytakesagirl.org
Killing Us Softly 4:
In this new, highly anticipated update of her pioneering Killing Us Softly series, the first in more than a decade, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity.
Jean Kilbourne's pioneering work helped develop and popularize the study of gender representation in advertising. Her award-winning Killing us Softly films have influenced millions of college and high school students across two generations and on an international scale. In this important new film, Kilbourne reviews if and how the image of women in advertising has changed over the last 20 years.
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. A radical and original idea at the time, this approach is now mainstream and an integral part of most prevention programs. Her films, lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world.
Kilbourne was named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses. She is the creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly:
Advertising's Image of Women film series and the author of the award-winning book Can't Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and co-author of So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids.
Kilbourne's page in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JeanKilbourne
Hypocrisy of the war on terror, and the misogyny/ objectification of women in western pop culture.
Jackson Katz, Phd, is an anti-sexist activist and expert on violence, media and masculinities. An author, filmmaker, educator and social theorist, Katz has worked in gender violence prevention work with diverse groups of men and boys in sports culture and the military, and has pioneered work in critical media literacy. Katz is the creator and co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which advocates the 'bystander approach' to sexual and domestic violence prevention. You've also seen him in the award winning documentary "MissRepresentation."
There are more videos of some other great male allies here in the Re-Designing Eros site
Former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers argues that American women continue to be held to different social and professional standards than men.
Liberalism v. radicalism is something that Keith explains very well, also in how it has distorted our understanding of sexism. She is one of the founders of DGR & one of the radical feminists that have a piercingly clear view of how the mechanics of the system operate to keep us all 'in our place' (so we struggle to change it). See http://www.lierrekeith.com
See some great Lierre Keith lectures
Anita Sarkeesian talks about online misogyny in the video game community, and her experience with harassment because of her work. She is a media critic and the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representations of women in pop culture narratives.
Proving Helen Lewis' Law: The comments on any article (or in this case, tweet) about feminism justify feminism.
Ela Thier describes a common experience with uncommon perception & narrative skill ... but to see just how this general dynamic plays out on a bigger scale, you can see this great info-graphic which illustrates recent research by the learnstuff.com team:
here to see the full work)
"It’s 2012 and close to four years after the Lilly ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law. Surely, the gender wage gap has been closed, right? Wrong.
Even with moves toward equalizing pay between men and women, men still make almost 20% more than women in nearly all industries. This is despite the fact that women receive the same education, with the same tuition price tags and levels of debt upon graduation."
Continue reading here Thanks Kayla Evans for this work :)
from a Female Director
This interesting initiative aims to ban name-calling girls "bossy" - http://banbossy.com
When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up.
By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.
Vídeo de YouTube
A typical example of 'sexism on the workplace' in permaculture & alternative circles is for a successful woman designer to be maligned as 'manipulative' ('bossy' or 'controlling') ... terms which are never heard applied to men, at least in a pejorative sense.
See interesting point in the Women in Permaculture article that mentions "Men were perceived as excelling only in being decisive,”
This i very possibly because when women are decisive, it's called something else! ('bossy', 'castrating', 'controlling', 'power-mad', 'manipulative', etc.) So we learn very early on to stop leading or to hide or apologise for ('feminize') our leadership.
So in our integral permaculture community we have a joke / re-framing with which we remind our female students (who often express a fear of 'being seen as manipulative') that design = perma-manipulation, and we celebrate "perma-manipuladoras" as a contradiction to the toxic pattern that fears women taking leadership so much that we learn to fear it ourselves.
- as we've already passed through the rise and fall of many class societies (since the dawn of the human species) perhaps we can avoid re-inventing that particular hamster-wheel all over again, if and when this version collapses."
1967 vs GOP 2012!!
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.”
However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29
19 Apr 1967, Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA --- Trainer Jock Semple -- in street clothes -- enters the field of runners (left) to try to pull Kathy Switzer (261) out of the race. Male runners move in to form a protective curtain around female track hopeful until the protesting trainer is finally wedged out of the race --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
November 28, 2012 |
Developed by the Deep Green Resistance Male-Ally group, with guidance from the Women’s Caucus.
Picture of the day: hoards of men teetering down the street in red stiletto pumps.
The photo was snapped in the streets of Toronto during the city's 4th annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" march against domestic violence earlier this fall.
The event was organized by Canada's White Ribbon Campaign to build solidarity among men in the fight to stop violence against women.
The event is part of a broader push to build a "United Gender Movement," one in which men place an active role in "ending sexualized violence."
According to the group's website, the march isn't intended to be an afternoon of blister-inducing retribution for the sexualized violence that women face every day--although I personally can't help feeling a perverse pleasure in seeing some of the grimaces captured as the men tip-toed down the street. Instead, it is an opportunity that "helps men better understand and appreciate women’s experiences, thus changing perspectives, helping improve gender relationships and decreasing the potential for violence." Meanwhile, for the public, "it demonstrates that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place."
Turning a person into a thing
As a class, men have developed an entrenched system of power called patriarchy in order to naturalize exploitation of women’s bodies, labor, time, children, and so on.
Patriarchy consists of an interlocking system of social, economic, political, legal, and cultural structures designed to oppress women for the benefit of men.
This system provides men with privileges in every aspect of our lives; we are the direct beneficiaries.
As men, we often mistake these privileges for natural rights.
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