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Being A Feminist On Reddit - The Defaulting of /r/TwoXChromosomes

Monday, May 19, 2014

On May 7th, reddit, self-proclaimed “Front Page of the Internet,” shuffled its lineup of default subreddits. This means that new users who sign up for reddit accounts will get exposed to a host of new subforums on the site, including ArtOldSchoolCool, and the woman-centric subreddit TwoXChromosomes. As a result of this change, these subreddits will be exposed to millions more people every month. I was curious how the denizens of a feminist subforum like TwoXChromosomes felt about being thrust into the limelight on the a website well known for creepshots and men’s rights activism, so I spoke by Skype to “High Fructose Corn Feces,” the creator of TwoXChromosomes and one of its moderators.

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The Takeaway

Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism?

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been more than a year since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released her book "Lean In." But preeminent black feminist  bell hooks says Sandberg's philosophy isn't revolutionary.

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The Takeaway

Report: Nigerian Officials Ignored Warnings of Kidnappings | Is Vietnam Becoming the Ukraine of the Pacific? | NYPD Uses Jails to Recruit Muslim Informants

Monday, May 12, 2014

Report: Nigerian Officials Ignored Warnings of Kidnappings | NYPD Uses Jails to Recruit Muslim Informants | Pro-Russian Separatists Claim Victory in Ukraine | Vietnam: The Ukraine of the Pacific? | U.S. Cleans Up Agent Orange Sites in Vietnam | Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism? | Learn to 'Think Like a ...

The Takeaway

Does the World Care About Young, Black Girls?

Friday, May 09, 2014

Social activist and feminist writer bell hooks reflects on why the world isn’t more outraged by the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls.

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WNYC News

Making Feminist Art with Car Hoods and Fireworks

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Before "The Dinner Table," Judy Chicago experimented with automotive spray paint.

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Specials

BBC Witness: Women's History Month Special

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

In honors of Women's History Month, listen to a one-hour special from BBC Witness highlighting some of the defining moments of women's rights, in addition to inspiring stories from figures traditionally overlooked in the classroom.

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Listen to Lucy

Why hair is a feminist issue

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Why hair is a feminist issue

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On Being

Phil Donahue — Transformation, On-Screen and Off

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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On Being

Unedited Interview with Phil Donahue and Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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On Being

Eve Ensler — A Second Wind in Life: Inhabiting the Body After Cancer

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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On Being

[Unedited] Eve Ensler with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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On Being

Sylvia Earle — Her Deepness [remix]

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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On Being

[Unedited] Sylvia Earle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle has done something no one else has -- walked solo on the bottom of the sea, under a quarter mile of water. She tells what she saw -- and what she has learned -- about the giant, living system that is the ocean.

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The Takeaway

Facebook: "We Need to Do Better" on Anti-Women Hate Speech

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Facebook issued a statement Tuesday saying it had failed to effectively remove misogynistic images and language from its pages. The announcement is in response to a campaign led by feminist advocacy groups to crack down on Facebook user content that glorifies violence against women. But is this an absolute victory? Lindy West, staff writer at Jezebel.com, and Nancy Willard, Director for the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use speak about it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Did Women Really Get the Shaft in the Mad Men Era?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Drawing on her father's life and career, Susan Jacoby, author of The Last Men on Top, asks if men really had it better in the pre-feminist America of the 1950's and 1960's. Plus: read an excerpt from the book.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Did You Take Your Child To Work?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Yesterday was Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Did you participate? What do you think your child learned from the experience? If you remember participating as a child and visiting your mother or father's workplace, what did you take away from the day? Post a comment below, or call 212-433-WNYC.

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The Takeaway

The Choices and Challenges of Feminist Stay-at-Home Moms

Thursday, March 21, 2013

We continue our thread on gender roles, work, and home life with a look at educated, independent women who choose to leave the workforce to raise their children. Self-proclaimed feminist stay-at-home moms, these women face a whole new set of challenges — and judgments — as they make parenting their primary job.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: I Guess We Should Ask You for Money Edition

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Slate writers Dana Stevens, David Haglund and Forrest Wickman are joined by Mark Harris to discuss his piece for GQ on the leading man, Amanda Palmer's TED talk on crowdfunding and the PBS documentary "Makers: The Women Who Make America."

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The Takeaway

Economic Equality Still Eludes Women as 'Feminine Mystique' Turns 50

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today, Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique," the book that sparked the feminist movement of the 1960s, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of publication. Stephanie Coontz, author of "A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s," argues that Friedan succeeded in revolutionizing American attitudes about gender, but that concrete policies to enable gender equality in the home and the workplace have stalled.

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The Takeaway

The Feminine Mystique at Fifty

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fifty years ago this week, Betty Friedan published "The Feminine Mystique."  The groundbreaking feminist text proclaimed that the stalled rigidity of sexual roles was out of step with the other transformations taking place in the 20th century.  Marcia Ann Gillespie, editor in chief of Ms. Magazine and freelance journalist Anna Holmes, founder of the website Jezebel explain how Friedan's book influenced them, and what work remains left for proponents of gender rights fifty years after its publication.

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