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Why do anti-feminists use "female" rather than "woman"?

Anti-feminists seem to often use the word "female" in the noun form, in places where people would ordinarily just use "women." (I don't want to spend a lot of time hunting up evidence of this, but here are some examples. There's also this and this.) I'm curious to know how/why this became a thing -- for example, I've wondered if it has something to do with military or police usage, because those are the only places I've previously noticed women being referred to as females. Does anybody know?
posted by Susan PG on Sep 12, 2014 - 46 answers

Read something awesome, cannot remember title or author

A woman in the 60's was a pretty extreme activist, sabotaging oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. [more inside]
posted by Golem XIV on Aug 20, 2014 - 6 answers

Designing a poster for my friend's movie

So my friend just completed post for her movie and she asked me to do a simple poster for it. The movie is about how the growth of the feminist movement in Northern Ireland under British rule. I am giving her many options, some of which are specific to the time and place and some of which are more about women in general. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by cyrusw8 on Aug 17, 2014 - 6 answers

My daughter wants to read mythology about girls.

My daughter is nuts for mythology and folklore, but after a particularly testosterone-powered Norse story last night she was asking if there were any collections of stories that weren't all about the boy-gods and heroes. So: recommendations for female-centric mythology and folklore, either story-cycles or lesser-known pantheons, suitable for bedtime-reading to an intelligent six-year-old. She wants actual myths rather than modern fiction based on or in the style of myths, or traditional myths retold from a female POV. (Yes, I have the Angela Carter books of fairy-tales. No, they are not suitable for a six-year-old.)
posted by Hogshead on Apr 30, 2014 - 39 answers

Lady Curie's Finishing School for Cybernetic Ladies

Myself and a group of like-minded ladies are in the throes of creating a feminist hackerspace in DC. We're at the point where we need to name ourselves, and haven't been able to get too far off the ground with brainstorming. [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Feb 19, 2014 - 29 answers

Where do the feminist programmers hang out online (other than MeFi)?

I read a lot of Hacker News. I'm a self-identified male feminist programmer. Comment threads like this one make me want to strangle my computer monitor. I loved this article. What else should I read? Who should I subscribe to? Where do the feminist programmers hang out online?
posted by azarbayejani on Nov 25, 2013 - 17 answers

Book recommendation for feminist soon-to-stay-at-home mum

Please help me find a good book gift for my amazing manager who is leaving before Christmas - after fifteen years in HR, she has decided to spend some time with her two school-age kids, one of whom is disabled and needs more time of her than she can manage whilst working. [more inside]
posted by coffee_monster on Nov 18, 2013 - 4 answers

SF story about a man who shows up in a world of women wanting adventure

I'm trying to remember a science fiction story about a peaceful future in which there are only women and a time-traveling man shows up wanting adventure ("What, you don't have war? No soldiers?"), and I can't remember the title and can't google it up. Maybe by Joanna Russ? (End-of-story spoiler inside.) [more inside]
posted by languagehat on Sep 30, 2013 - 5 answers

FeMENist magazines

Are there any magazines out there like Bitch or Bust, or Ms., but targeted toward the hetero-male gaze? I'm talking about magazines that hold values inherent in third-wave feminism in relation to current events, topics like bypassing heteronormativity, overcoming masculism, fighting homophobia, speaking out against domestic violence, working toward gender equality, supporting reproductive rights, ending rape culture, etc. Zines are also ok. [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Jul 19, 2013 - 5 answers

What are some YA novels with feminist antagonists?

A friend and I were talking, and she was saying that there aren't any feminist heroes in YA fantasy. I countered with Ursula Le Guin. There must be others, but being a guy who mostly reads male authors I can't think of any others, but they must exist. [more inside]
posted by Mezentian on Apr 22, 2013 - 30 answers

Just because it isnt for English class doesnt meant it has to be vapid

Please direct me to some short to medium-short essays on feminism, specifically in regards to femininity. Bonus points if it makes explicit references to mainstream media. Double bonus points if it's Disney princesses. Double plus bonus point if it's sleeping beauty. [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate on Jan 17, 2013 - 6 answers

What are examples of the most obvious inequalities between men and women today, in the UK and internationally?

What are examples of the most obvious inequalities between men and women today, in the UK and internationally? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Nov 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Chasing the Green Fairy

Help me track down a blog (from maybe 10 years ago) where - if memory serves - the author posted feminist pieces and talked openly about her voluntary sterilisation in her 20s. I vaguely recall that the poster's handle was "Green"-something along the lines of GreenFairy (but not 100% sure on that either).
posted by kreestar on May 28, 2012 - 3 answers

The Working Class Goes To Heaven

Happy May 1, everyone! Movie questions - I'm putting together a film series showing radical comedy about being working class/pink collar/lower-middle-class, mostly drawn from the sixties, seventies and early eighties. Or at least I hope I am - this was inspired by realizing how great 9 to 5 is and a vague memory of seeing reruns of other movies with a similar sensibility on the late show in the late eighties and early nineties. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 1, 2012 - 32 answers

Looking for a very liberal church

A young woman of my acquaintance is looking for a church or possibly other religion. Preferably in or around Milwaukee, WI, but general suggestions are great too. She is looking for one that is gay-friendly, feminist, and sex-positive. What would you recommend?  
posted by Slinga on Mar 24, 2012 - 12 answers

My memory fails me

I'm trying to remember a web-video series that was mentioned on the blue a couple of times in the last year or two. All I can remember is that they were hosted by a woman (maybe light brown/blond hair...?) who was giving a funny/feminist take on various things in pop culture. Does that ring a bell with anyone? I think maybe one of the topics she talked about was yogurt commercials aimed at women. I know, not much to go on!
posted by trillian on Feb 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Will discuss gender performativity for food.

What kind of jobs should I be looking for that are women's/gender studies related? I like working on issues more than with people. [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Jan 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Don't you dare say Catcher in the Rye

Seeking a contemporary coming of age novel with a few specific qualities (more details inside). Posting for a friend. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Nov 14, 2011 - 13 answers

And then the princess and prince charming blah blah blah...

I have a little niece, just over a year old. Recommend some storybooks with feminist themes, or just generally strong female characters! [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Oct 10, 2011 - 24 answers

Strong fully clad female superhero?

Does a strong kick-butt non-scantily clad female superhero exist? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Aug 18, 2011 - 36 answers

Joining a Women's Institute in Vancouver - your opinions?

Moving from UK to Vancouver in August: Is there a Women's Institute I can get involved with there, or something like it? Advice on volunteering at a women's health clinic/refuge? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday on Jul 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Stuck in an impossible dating dilemma: overhaul my entire self, or never have a relationship with a man?

Stuck in an impossible dating dilemma: overhaul my entire self, or never have a relationship with a man? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Dec 7, 2010 - 28 answers

Aligning brain and womb

Smart reading materials for feminist, expectant mums? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Apr 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Publishing a book on rivethead culture

I want to write and publish a book on the industrial music scene from a feminist perspective. I’m a decent writer, but I have no photography, graphic design, marketing, or publishing experience, and no industry connections. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Oct 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Feminist sci-fi novel featuring psychic hunting animals written b/t 2001 and 2004?

Feminist science fiction novel written between 2001 and 2004, featuring (IIRC) women with psychic connections to their hunting mount animals. I believe the title is a combination of a few letters at the beginning, then a three- or four-digit number, like NNN-####. What is the title? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

How did Kyle Payne get caught?

How did Kyle Payne get caught?
posted by TigerCrane on Apr 10, 2009 - 13 answers

Romantic yes, but also ironic.

Please suggest self-aware romantic comedies. (Rather lengthy explanation sheepishly included.) [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 15, 2008 - 64 answers

Help me find the rest of this pro-woman poem?

Help me find the rest of this poem: "to be a woman/ you don't have to put on lipstick/ or wear makeup".... [more inside]
posted by potatopeople on Aug 29, 2008 - 3 answers

Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

I am trying to get a better understanding of Kate Chopin's "The Awakening" **Spoiler Alert** [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Jul 28, 2008 - 13 answers

Is there a movie review site that incorporates the Bechdel Test?

Is there a movie review site out there somewhere that regularly applies the Bechdel Test as part of its reviews? [more inside]
posted by Stacey on Jul 2, 2008 - 4 answers

breaking out of the boyzone

What resources do you suggest for someone who wants to learn more about feminism? [more inside]
posted by sambosambo on Feb 7, 2008 - 28 answers

Identify this marriage essay without the help of my long-retired English teacher...

In high school (the late 1990s) I read an essay on marriage -- the writer's main contention was that it's unrealistic to think that a single person can ever be at the exact same life stages as yourself, e.g. Young & Passionate (teens), Ready to Have Children (30's), Wanting Intellectual Companionship (60's), and thusly, that having just one partner over the course of a lifetime is a near impossibility. [more inside]
posted by acorn1515 on Dec 18, 2007 - 3 answers

Lesbian Feminist Strip Clubs?

Where can I find a lesbian feminist strip club? Do they exist? [more inside]
posted by Maia on Oct 12, 2007 - 9 answers

Activist Theater in the Mainstream

Have there been any other plays/performances that became the center of an activist movement, similar to The Vagina Monologues and V-Day? Was TVM the first performance to bring activist theater to the mainstream?
posted by divabat on Oct 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Feminist lingo or just an abbreviation?

The abbreviation "yr" as a substitute for "your": is this a feminist thing? Where did it come from? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jul 23, 2007 - 52 answers

Feminist porn lovers.

Pro-pornography writings by feminists? [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Apr 5, 2007 - 36 answers

Feminist organizations in need of monetary support?

What can you tell me about organizations that support women's rights? I would like to donate some money. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Feb 28, 2007 - 17 answers

Please suggest great books for girls.

Books for nine year old girl? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Dec 21, 2006 - 73 answers

How do I explain feminism to my sister?

Feminism Filter: How do I explain feminism to my sister? [more inside]
posted by 1024x768 on Jul 13, 2006 - 47 answers

female tricksters, pranksters, radical artists

I'm looking for female tricksters, prank-sters or radical grrl artists who are creating contemporary playful political art in any genre including: pranks, graffiti, installation art or performance art, street protest groups, etc. Does anyone know where to find these wild women?
posted by nyoki on Mar 28, 2006 - 15 answers

Unique female voices in electronic media? Who are the peers of Shelley Jackson and Laurie Anderson?

Unique female voices in electronic media? Who are the peers of Shelley Jackson and Laurie Anderson? [more inside]
posted by chocolatepeanutbuttercup on Nov 24, 2005 - 19 answers

Vagina Question

Famous vagina-centric feminist artists out there? I know Judy Chicago is pretty famous for her Dinner Party and Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues is a good one too. Any others? I know there have been a few male ones too, can't remember. Google is not easy to search for this stuff! [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Mar 19, 2005 - 21 answers

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