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Recommendations for socially aware media both sincere and heartwarming?

What are your recommendations for feminist friendly, social justice friendly media that portrays human beings outside of conventional stereotypes with positive themes? [more inside]
posted by xarnop on Mar 8, 2013 - 19 answers

What is a good reading list to bring me up to speed in modern feminism?

I am a white gay dude. My goal is to bring myself up to speed on feminism (and important streams in gender and whatnot). What books should I read? What blogs should I be reading? I want to be able to speak more coherently to these issues with an understanding of the history, and of the current theory.
posted by wooh on Feb 24, 2013 - 15 answers

Any good depictions of Women in the military/police service?

Just wondering if anyone knew of some depictions of women (either TV or film) in uniformed roles that pass the Bechdel test. Bechdel test being where two named women have a conversation about something other than a man. I'm racking my brain but can't think of any.
posted by Saebrial on Feb 24, 2013 - 47 answers

Looking for a person to talk about domestic violence

I am looking for someone who has expertise or personal experience with domestic violence. This person should be comfortable with public speaking. Possibly a survivor of domestic abuse either as a victim or a child witness. There are many organizations who deal with education/resources for victims or potential victims. I am looking for someone who includes potential abusERS in their ideal audience and talks about how to recognize controlling behavior in oneself, how to avoid becoming an abuser for people who grew up witnessing abuse, etc. Geographic location does not matter. I was hoping to get a list of resources, experts, organizations.
posted by bq on Feb 19, 2013 - 9 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

Exclusive Spaces Primer

I want to know more about the theory and practice of exclusive spaces for groups perceived as oppressed or subaltern, as in exclusively gay spaces, exclusively racialized spaces, trans only spaces, women only spaces, etc. [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Jan 7, 2013 - 9 answers

But I don't have an answer to this question!

What is the history behind feminism supposedly claiming that women could "have it all"? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Dec 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Untitled AskMetafilter Post, No. 54

My feminist friend is not familiar with Cindy Sherman's work. Is there a particularly awesome way to introduce her? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Nov 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Is Bitch Magazine appropriate reading for a 13 year old girl?

I recently re-subscribed to Bitch magazine, partly with the idea that my almost 13-year-old daughter would benefit from the content. Now I'm having second thoughts. Mefites, do you consider Bitch Magazine appropriate reading material for a smart, mature (emotionally, not physically) girl of that age? [more inside]
posted by plantbot on Nov 28, 2012 - 30 answers

Help me find a scholarly book about Women and their experiences with the current Healthcare System?

Help me find a more recent book about issues surrounding women and the healthcare field, and issues surounding the field in general in terms of the attitude that medical professionals are almost superhuman, and the authoritarian attitude of doctors. [more inside]
posted by pandorasbox on Nov 22, 2012 - 5 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

Feminism or bust

Boyfriend is not a feminist. I am. We don't see things eye to eye and we have long disagreements about it. Is this healthy? [more inside]
posted by kettleoffish on Oct 30, 2012 - 81 answers

Wait, I'll take the blue pill!

Within the last year, I've come to consider myself a feminist. I haven't felt this impassioned by anything in a long time. But my new perspective doesn't mesh well with coworkers and friends, and I'm constantly aware of things that never used to bother me. How can I cope with the frustration? [more inside]
posted by ista on Oct 30, 2012 - 30 answers

Parenting and Privilege

Asking for a friend: any one know of popular (or scholarly) books/articles on raising feminist children that might give more than a nod to boys? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Sep 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Unwilling threesome

My boyfriend has been sneaking porn into bed to secretly look at while having sex with me (pictures on cell phone while behind me). He has been doing this for a year. How do I deal with my resulting body issues and how do we repair intimacy? [more inside]
posted by cakebatter on Aug 31, 2012 - 94 answers

How can I best use social media to promote women in computer science on campus?

I'm newly in charge of social media for my campus' Women in Computer Science group. What should I do to be the best at this? [more inside]
posted by CrystalDave on Aug 22, 2012 - 7 answers

Should twitter be for more than following hot women?

I'm bothered that my friend follows mostly hot girls on twitter; how do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2012 - 55 answers

Can I be a lech and a feminist?

Can a hyper-sexed, promiscuous man also be a good feminist? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Jun 19, 2012 - 42 answers

Feminism 101

Feminism 101: I had a visceral reaction to a link a friend of mine posted and I was too enraged to clearly address his ignorance. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Apr 23, 2012 - 53 answers

Reconciling feminism and submission

How have you (or have you not) reconciled your feminism with an unexpected and expanding sense of submission, which is not limited to the merely or nearly sexual? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 25 answers

Poems with a feminist slant?

I'm looking for poetry with a feminist leaning and/or covering a certain set of topics. [more inside]
posted by kanata on Mar 23, 2012 - 30 answers

What are your favorite feminist resources?

What are your favorite resources when arguing with someone who thinks feminism is "silly, stupid, and obsolete"? [more inside]
posted by jingle on Mar 3, 2012 - 34 answers

Women in Islamic Cultures Book Suggestions

Recommendations for nonfiction books on women in Islamic cultures. Bonus points for books that touch on queer, feminist, or disability studies themes. [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Feb 27, 2012 - 25 answers

sperm:widgets

A few years ago I attended a talk on women's wellness in which the speaker referred to the idea that in our male-dominated society, work quality/style is considered superior when the work is cranked out regularly (in the way that men produce sperm all day long), whereas a feminine perspective would be more cyclical (as in the menstrual cycle), with production of work involving periods of contemplation/incubation and rest and less volume of production. Does anyone know the origin or source for this concept? I don't think it was the speaker's original idea. [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Jan 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Feminism 102?

What books, articles or online resources would you suggest to introduce a well-intentioned guy to feminism? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jan 3, 2012 - 12 answers

What books should I read that will appeal to my interests and look impressive on an honours political science application?

I am applying for my school’s undergraduate honours political science program next semester. The application requires a description of specific interests in and outside of the field, including readings. What should I read that will appeal to my interests and impress the admissions folk? [more inside]
posted by Kingsk on Dec 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me beanplate baby's last name

We are considering giving our unborn baby its mother's last name as a last name and its father's last name as a middle name. How confusing will this be to strangers? [more inside]
posted by Sock Ray Blue on Nov 18, 2011 - 46 answers

What links could I use to teach tech geeks about inclusion?

What are good basic resources for teaching about privilege and access, particularly in the context of the tech industry? [more inside]
posted by anildash on Oct 28, 2011 - 7 answers

I am looking for feminist theory that examines the economic impact of divorce on women.

FeministTheoryFilter: I am looking for feminist theory that examines the economic impact of divorce on women. [more inside]
posted by paulus andronicus on Oct 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Who are the love children of Helen Reddy and Linda Ronstadt?

My partner and I were chatting last night about who might be singing the third-wave feminism anthems these days and were coming up kind of short... so who would you crank up to 11 for rocking out and sending a message?
posted by seanmpuckett on Oct 26, 2011 - 37 answers

Gay Girl in Amsterdam for 2 Days: Where to stay and what to do???

Where should I stay in Amsterdam and what should I check out? I'm going to Amsterdam for two days and two nights the first week of January. I am a 26 year old single lesbian who is very interested in checking out the local hotspots for gay women and also visiting some art galleries. I would like to see some unusual art installations and/or performance art while I am there. Thank you! : ) [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Oct 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Find me writing on romantic love from a feminist perspective

I'm interested in online writing or books that take a positive and feminist approach to romantic love. [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Oct 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Only my grandfather gets to call me young lady and I am not your honey.

How do you confront sexism constructively? Without damaging friendships, relationships with coworkers, or coming off patronizing? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Aug 20, 2011 - 25 answers

Riot Grrrl Around the World?

I'm looking for explicitly feminist music sung in languages other than English. Can you help me out? [more inside]
posted by besonders on Jul 22, 2011 - 8 answers

She's not my "ladyfriend".

Isn't it odd to call someone your "girlfriend" who you wouldn't call a "girl"? [more inside]
posted by ThisIsNotMe on Jul 15, 2011 - 110 answers

Blogs about "having it all"?

I'm looking for thoughtful writing by women dealing with the challenges of trying to "have it all". [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Jul 6, 2011 - 20 answers

Give me girl power-- but with nuance.

I'd like recommendations for books, stories or non-fiction accounts of women wrestling with societal norms to achieve their goals and having trouble overcoming their own internalized ideas of gender. [more inside]
posted by DeusExMegana on Apr 23, 2011 - 26 answers

Southern women's film!

Does anyone have any recommendations for films, performance art pieces, or shorts with the subject matter of women's identity politics in the South? [more inside]
posted by _superconductor on Apr 21, 2011 - 6 answers

There's a women's right movement, how come there's no MEN'S rights movement?!

I am looking for articles that address the backlash against feminism in the age of the internet. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Apr 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Does sexual harassment become more tolerable over time?

Does dealing with sexual harassment on the street get easier or harder over time? When formal redress isn't possible, are there ways of thinking about that can minimise the pain it causes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2011 - 26 answers

How should I react to low-level sexism from a fellow grad student?

One of the other graduate students in my lab occasionally makes comments that I feel are sexist - just barely so, but sexist nonetheless. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 63 answers

Tell me what you wish men understood about being a woman.

I'm a guy who's interested in learning about female experiences—particularly the kind to which men might be oblivious—particularly those which will help me understand feminist ideas and perspectives. I prefer personal stories and informal musing to the dense academic stuff. [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on Mar 24, 2011 - 121 answers

Looking for a term/articles

Is there a term for the idea that women are (at least partially) the enforcers of patriarchal gender norms and practices? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Mar 7, 2011 - 13 answers

A man does not need a maid!

I can't believe that, in 2010, I have to ask this question: How do I get my SO to share housework duties? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 25, 2010 - 56 answers

Hey guys...um...girls...um...gals...um...humans...

Is it possible to not be a sexist? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Sep 26, 2010 - 29 answers

What are your favorite LGBTQ YouTube accounts and blogs?

What are your favorite YouTube accounts and blogs by members of the LGBTQ and kink community? [more inside]
posted by anonymuk on Aug 10, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I stick up for my beliefs and not be a member of the PC police?

How do I stick up for my beliefs while not being a member of the PC police? [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Jul 24, 2010 - 25 answers

Looking for Feminism Podcasts

Suggestions for feminist/progressive podcasts? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Jul 20, 2010 - 6 answers

All we are saying, is give the Dead White Men a chance...

I'm taking a class in social theory, and while I'm interested in the readings, I've fallen into a way of responding to them which I think is intellectually lazy. How can I stop dismissing old-school social theorists for being Dead White Men? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Jun 24, 2010 - 17 answers

Reconciling my submissive feelings

I am looking for advice about or stories of coming to terms with submissive feelings in bed. I'm a lady in my mid 20s and I like dudes. I've seen a few questions like this one and this one, from the perspective of guys who want to be more dominant with their girls, but are finding it hard to get in the head-space. I'm interested in the opposite angle. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 21, 2010 - 35 answers

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