Category Archives: Feminism

The Japanese First Lady’s No-English Trick with Donald Trump is Possibly the Greatest Lifehack – The Ladies Finger – ROTFLMAO!

Trump was quoted saying, “So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister Abe [Shinzo Abe of Japan], who I think is a terrific guy, and she’s a terrific woman, but doesn’t speak English — like not ‘hello’.”Hello, the joke’s on you, Trump. Madame Akie Abe not only speaks English but has also given complete speeches in English. Here’s a video of her giving the Keynote address at a R3ADY Asia-Pacific summit:

Source: The Japanese First Lady’s No-English Trick with Donald Trump is Possibly the Greatest LifehackThe Ladies Finger

3 GOP women were left out of the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort. They just tanked it. – Vox ROTFLMAO!

It’s notable that the three women who had the final say, vocal in their positions on health care policy, were all cut out of the Senate’s initial working group to draft the Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill — a group of 13 men.

Source: 3 GOP women were left out of the Senate’s Obamacare repeal effort. They just tanked it. – Vox

Maryam Mirzakhani: Iranian newspapers break hijab taboo in tributes | World news | The Guardian

Firouz Naderi, an Iranian Nasa scientist, a former programme manager for Mars exploration, paid his tribute on Instagram. “A light was turned off today, it breaks my heart… Gone far too soon.” He later tweeted: “A genius? Yes. But also a daughter, a mother and a wife.”There was an exceptional outpouring of tributes to Mirzakhani both in Iran and outside. Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said: “The grievous passing of Maryam Mirzakhani, the eminent Iranian and world-renowned mathematician, is very much heartrending.” Rouhani also retweeted an image of her bare-headed.

Source: Maryam Mirzakhani: Iranian newspapers break hijab taboo in tributes | World news | The Guardian

DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies – The New York Times

Official female anti-feminist: Ms. Jackson said that “90 percent” of sexual assault accusations on campus “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right.’”Ms. Jackson later apologized, called her remarks “flippant” and said they were based on feedback from accused students. That did not mollify victims of sexual assault and their supporters, who staged a protest outside the Education Department headquarters Thursday morning.“Unfortunately those remarks are now out there, and at the highest levels they need to undo that damage by countering those myths about rape,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president of the National Women’s Law Center, which helped organize the demonstration.

‘I feel great shame’: Swedish police chief’s Facebook post slamming asylum policy goes viral – The Local

Lena Matthijs, police chief in Älvsborg, western Sweden, published the lengthy post on July 11th after she had to tell a teenager from Ethiopia that she was to be deported to her homeland after four years living in the Nordic nation.”I feel great shame. Shame for belonging to the state establishment that decided to deport a 17-year-old girl to Ethiopia after four years in Sweden because her homeland is judged not to be sufficiently dangerous or miserable. I gave her the decision in my role as her legal guardian. All doors are now closed. She will be out of the country before the school term starts in the autumn,” her post begins.”She has finished her first year of upper secondary school and speaks fluent Swedish. She asked me what will happen to her grades? What will happen with her studies? No one will take her in in her old homeland. The summer job she’s doing here in Sweden will be her only source of funds. Now she has to fend for herself, as best as possible,” it continues.Matthijs goes on to say that she questioned whether it was right to speak about the case and similar ones in her position as a chief of police, but seeing the girl crying made it impossible to keep quiet.

Source: ‘I feel great shame’: Swedish police chief’s Facebook post slamming asylum policy goes viral – The Local

nadya from pussy riot is rewriting what it means to be punk | read | i-D

“Be persistent. Stay focused. Panic will not help. Have patience. There is a lot to be done, but it’s ok.Seduce your hangman into taking on your beliefs. Make prison wardens your friends. Win over the hearts of those who support the villain. Convince the police that they should be on your side. When the army refuses to shoot into the crowd of protestors, the revolution has won.Take your beatings as a badge of honour. When you say that the emperor is naked, you may end up being punched in the face by the emperor’s bodyguards. You’ll be called demented, insane, a lunatic, perverted, a dangerous idiot. But you’re the happiest sort of idiot — an idiot who knows the divine joy of telling the truth.Being a punk is about constantly surprising people. It’s not about getting a mohawk and keeping it forever, if you do that you’re not a punk, you’re a conservative.

Source: nadya from pussy riot is rewriting what it means to be punk | read | i-D

Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, the Resistance, and Galvanizing the Next Generation of Activists – Vogue

Cecile Richards strides into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student union in a hot-pink dress and a black cardigan. As she walks past me I notice that her toenails are also pink—a color that precisely matches the “I stand with Planned Parenthood” pins and signs and T-shirts that are all around the room. She is uncharacteristically late this morning, and before she arrived I was a little worried: There was only a smattering of local media, and the energy was muted. But as soon as she walked in, the air crackled—as if, in her presence, every atom gained an electron. There is just something about Richards—her height and carriage, her husky voice, that startlingly blonde boy-cut—that makes you sit up and pay attention.

Source: Cecile Richards on Planned Parenthood, the Resistance, and Galvanizing the Next Generation of Activists – Vogue

Bill Cosby’s mistrial shows powerful men can still get away with anything | Jessica Valenti | World news | The Guardian

It should not surprise us that still, despite being caught or admitting to assaulting women, we give men the benefit of the doubt. After all, this country voted in a president who was accused of sexual assault by multiple women and admitted on tape to groping women without their consent, and still we say it’s “locker room talk” or just the way men are.

Source: Bill Cosby’s mistrial shows powerful men can still get away with anything | Jessica Valenti | World news | The Guardian