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Growing oppression of women in Muslim societies directly correlated to growth in Islamofascism

Posted by Artemis on August 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)


posted by Asif Zaidi | August 6, 2014

#ISIL establishes first Middle Eastern marketplace for maids and captive women.

Much as Islamists term as ‘Islamophobic’ the criticism of many Muslims’ treatment of their women, standing up for Muslim women is the most pro-Muslim thing to do. The women’...

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Report: Women increasingly on the front lines of Syrian war

Posted by Artemis on August 9, 2014 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Women have been detained, tortured and abused for taking on new roles during the three-year conflict

July 3, 20148:00PM ET

by Renee Lewis

Syrian women have borne the burden of the country’s brutal three-year conflict, with many having taken on new roles as political activists, caregivers, humanitari...

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'Sex-positive' feminism is doing the patriarchy's work for it

Posted by Artemis on August 1, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


All that stuff we used to call oppression? We’re totes cool with it now.


Do you feel empowered yet? Photo: Getty

Feminism can be terrifying for...

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What Do Women Really Want?

Posted by Artemis on July 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Psychologically-informed reflections on how we interact.

by Noam Shpancer, Ph.D.

New research challenges old ideas about female sexual desire.

Published on August 22, 2013 by Noam Shpancer, Ph.D. in Insight Therapy

What do women want?

Sigmund Freud famously asked the question, but...

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When Should You Blame a Woman For Her Own Rape? Check This Chart

Posted by Artemis on July 19, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


By Elizabeth Plank June 19, 2014

Why is that whenever a woman is raped, we lead with the follow-up questions? What were you wearing? What were you doing? Where were you going? Why were you at his house?

This instinct — to hold women responsible for th...

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Robin Thicke and the Dynamics of Abuse

Posted by Artemis on July 18, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


TW for domestic violence, abuse and rape

Robin Thicke is gross.

I mean, we knew that already, of course.

But today he has somehow managed to surpass his former grossitude and shot up through the I Can’t Even atmosphere and into the Outer Space Repository of Hella Gross Dudes.

But what could possibl...

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How terrible is it to be born a girl?

Posted by Artemis on July 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Isobel Coleman

updated 5:45 PM EDT, Fri May 30, 2014


Editor's note: Isobel Coleman is the author of "Paradise Beneath Her Feet" and a senior fellow of U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.


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Young Women See Sexual Assault As Normal, Report Finds

Posted by Artemis on July 9, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Huffington Post | By Amanda Duberman


How does a crime committed against nearly 238,000 women a year go unreported 60 percent of the time? According to a new report, many victims of sexual assault may not actually see themselves as victims.

Heather Hlavka, a sociologist at Mar...

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Whose Islam? Whose feminism?

Posted by Artemis on July 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Latifa Akay


An artist’s depiction of ‘the feminist table’ today would look decidedly different to how it may have looked fifty years ago. Marriage – formerly perceived as a betrayal of the sisterhood – has been normalised, and even arch-enemy num...

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