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  • Did an art work change the world?
    Feel free to skip this dinner party
    In comments to the press after retiring from a near 30-year stint as director of the Brooklyn Museum, Arnold Lehman made an extraordinary declaration. He said the one exhibit on his watch that “changed the course of the museum” was...
  • Woman of the Wall made history by reading from a full sized Torah scroll at the Kotel
    Women of the Wall triumph finally read from full size Torah scroll at Kotel
    The feminist Jewish prayer group Woman of the Wall (WoW) Nashot HaKotel have made history, they have finally read at Rosh Hodesh service from a full sized Torah scroll in the women's section of the Western Wall, Kotel on Monday morning, April...
  • Arrogance: the Core of #ExpoGate
    Arrogance: the Core of #ExpoGate
    Calgary Comics and Entertainment Expo is supposed to be four days of nerdy fun in the heart of Southern Alberta.This year the fun was mired by controversy. And there can be no doubt that for those aware of the controversy, the fun was tainted by...
  • Sarah Thomas
    NFL hires first female football referee
    Another glass ceiling has been shattered. The National Football League announced late last week that it had hiredits first female football official. Her name isSarah Thomas, and she is one of eight new hires by the league. Thomas, who played...
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    'Free the nipple' campaign goes viral after Icelandic teen is trolled
    With apologies, Free the Nipple Day has come and gone (it was March 26) and we at LU neglected to give itits due. The date is set aside each year toprotest the unequal treatment women's breastsreceive — they areregarded as sexual objects...
  • The damaging impact of gauging women’s worth based on appearance
    The damaging impact of gauging women’s worth based on appearance
    Earlier this month a powerful feminist poster series created and designed by Theresa Wlokka and Frida Regenheim of the Miami Ad School in Hamburg, Germany, went viral. The posters reflect the everyday challenges women face in society with a simple...
  • Tom Cotton: Heartthrob
    Tom Cotton: Heartthrob
    Sorry Scott Walker and Ted Cruz. This column has a new crush.The Junior Senator from Arkansas: Tom CottonBut sorry girls, he’s taken. But wait until you hear his views about divorce and women, and folks will wonder who actually married him...
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    'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman': An early demand for sexual equality
    This work has long been considered an early feminist oeuvre. Its author, Mary Wollstonecraft(1759-1797), had already written A Vindication of the Rights of Men in support of the French Revolution. She is perhaps best remembered for being the...
  • Scalpel
    Female Genital Mutilation has doubled in the US
    A woman was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London on Friday for intent to commit female genital mutilation (FGM) also known as female circumcision. Friday also happened to be the International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM and the police were...
  • Women’s Strike for Equality organized by the National Organization of Women (NOW), New York, NY on 8/26/70,.
    Pent-up rage, ‘60s catharsis in Mary Dore’s ‘She's Beautiful When She's Angry'
    The ingenious title of director Mary Dore’s new documentary is open to widely divergent interpretations. On one end of the spectrum, “She's Beautiful When she's Angry” can be read as a sincere attempt to describe the face...
  • Baby Milk fight
    Kaley Cuoco and Feminism
    Recently in a Red Book magazine interview Kaley Cuoco was asked if she was a feminist and she eloquently replied “Is it bad if I say no? It's not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that...
  • Heather Bassett blasted Bec Rawlings' take on feminism
    Heather Bassett blasts Bec Rawlings' take on feminism
    After a week of seeing Bec Rawlings ruffle feathers on social media with rants against feminism, one of the MMA community's most well-respected athletes -- Heather Bassett -- said Jan. 15 in an exclusive interview that she feels the hard...
  • Topless member of militant feminist group steals Baby Jesus from Vatican
    Topless member of militant feminist group steals Baby Jesus from Vatican
    Good thing the war on Christmas is nothing more than the product of an conservatives'overactive imaginations. Otherwise,desecrations like the one reported earlierand the story to follows might make observant Christians nervous.FromProgressives...
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    Game reviewer gets the best revenge on sexist internet trolls
    While the heat of Gamergate has died down considerably, sexism in the video gaming world is still as prevalent for women as it ever was. Australian game reviewer Alanah Pearce has been a victim of such harassment countless times over, and after...
  • Feminists shove crucifix up their backsides
    Vatican protests in Saint Peter's Square
    A protest group, "Femen," who show up at protests topless, appeared in Saint Peter's Square simulating anal sex with crucifixes, protesting Pope Francis' "meddling in politics."The three women wore only black boots,...
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