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#YESALLWOMEN TWITTER STORM SHOWS MILLIONS ARE READY TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST SEXISM

Time to Build a Powerful Movement for Equality The misogynistic massacre of Santa Barbara, California is yet another horrific expression of a society that is based on the constant oppression of women. However, this expression of hatred also triggered a massive backlash.  A storm of tweets around the Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen showed not only deep rooted anger but also the potential to build a powerful mass movement against sexism. The enormous outcry reveals that, together, we DO have the power to resist hate crimes against women, end domestic violence, and fight for equal rights in workplaces …

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A Day in the Life of a 16 year old Socialist Feminist

‘Let’s Talk about Sex,’ Said the Nun at My School  I go to an all-girls Dublin inner city convent school. It’s not a bad school and most of the teachers are amazing. However, from time to time something ridiculous happens. One of these things would be our annual ‘retreat’, organised by my school’s chaplain. The retreat last year took place a couple of weeks before my Junior Certificate (because we clearly weren’t stressed enough and taking us out of a whole afternoon of classes was the best way to fix that.) It started off as …

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Miley Cyrus & Sinead O’Connor – Sexism in the Music Industry in the Spotlight

The question of the objectification of women and the profiteering from their sexuality by the media and entertainment industry has garnered quite a lot of attention in response to the publishing of an open letter from Sinead O’Connor to the young American singer Miley Cyrus. In the letter she expresses her concern at the exploitation and the manipulation of Miley by the puppeteers pulling the strings behind the scenes, and the negative effect that it will have on her as well as on young women in general. Correctly O’Connor points out the ruthlessness of the …

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