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“This Is an Era Defined by the Rise of Women” - 11th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture with Angela Davis

Angelina Giannopoulou Transform! Europe
Angela Davis’s feminism was born through Marxism, and through theory and collective struggles as well. These two steps opened the road for a feminism that includes poor and black women, standing out against mainstream white, bourgeois feminism. It is not even possible to speak of a white feminism anymore, not only in the USA, but also in Europe. Europe is no longer a white continent.

Oprah Rocks! - Real Message Was About Us

Oprah Winfrey; Megan Friedman; Dahlia Lithwick; Osita Nwanevu
Oprah lit. it. up. at The Golden Globe awards in her acceptance speech. Once Winfrey took the stage, she delivered an inspirational, uplifting speech which discussed race and gender and the fight for equality. "For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men," Winfrey said, bringing the audience to its feet. "But their time is up. Their time is up."

Hollywood Women Unveil Anti-Harassment Plan for the Working Class

Cara Buckley New York Times
300 powerful women in Hollywood have announced a new group called Time's Up to lead a national campaign against the systematic sexual harassment of women from Hollywood to working-class communities across America.. Among those taking part are actresses Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Meryl Streep, Ashley Judd, Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington, as well as producer Shonda Rhimes, Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley, and lawyer Tina Tchen. (Daily Beast)

What #MeToo Can Teach the Labor Movement

Jane McAlevey In These Times
For the #MeToo moment to become a meaningful movement, it has to focus on actual gender equality. Lewd stories about this or that man's behavior might make compelling reading, but they sidetrack the real crisis... Until we effectively challenge the ideological underpinnings beneath social policies that hem women in at every turn in this country, we won't get at the root cause of the harassment.

The Unsexy Truth About Harassment

Melissa Gira Grant The New York Review of Books
Sexual harassment is often understood, like other forms of gender-based violence, as a violation of consent. It is more than that.
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