Wanted: Feminist Artwork

Hi everyone! I'm pursuing my PhD in Psychology & Women's Studies, and will be teaching Introduction to Women's Studies this fall.

I am on the hunt for "feminist art" that I can incorporate into my teaching of Introduction to Women's Studies. Specifically, I'm looking for a home page image to use for my course website, as well as images for slides. Do you have an relevant artwork that I could use? Of course, I would give you credit whenever an image appeared on my slides/sites.

More generally, if you've ever taken a Women's Studies or Gender course, I'd love to hear your thoughts. What was the best part? Your least favorite part? Are there any particularly memorable assignments or discussions that stick out?

Thanks and I look forward to hearing back from you!

P.S. Sorry for any cross-posting

Educating Through Media

Hello! I am very happy to be in this community. One of my biggest passions is women's rights and feminism. I've gotten more into speaking out for feminism, and trying to educate others

I have a podcast where I talk about stuff like victim blaming, slut shaming, VAW, etc.

Tonight, to be blunt, I am talking vaginas (and more)! That's right I'm discussing everything that has to do with a biological woman "down there" (because vagina =/= woman, so that's why I specify).

It's interactive, so I hope people will join the chat (as a side note the number of people in the chat room does not reflect the number of people listening). To join just click the chat tab, try to type and then it will prompt you to create a user name (really simply)

Tonight at 10:30pm EST on ipmNation.com/noboundaries

And please friend me if you like!

1, 2, 3, GO!

Hello Humans,

I haven't been around much in years, so likely no one would remember me. But I was curious. If the Suffragettes were the 1st Wave, has anyone seen the Flappers referred to as the sort of original 3rd Wave of Feminism? They were mostly not interested in politics, but were extremely influential in the sexual liberation of women. They also made a sport of breaking down a lot of gender stereotypes, had sex out of wedlock, smoked, drove cars, rejected fashions that restricted their movement and instead celebrated the natural female form, etc.

Gay Male Ally in Training,
I have no clue what I'm doing...

I think it's derailing, but...

I'm brand new to the comm, so please forgive me if I step on toes...

I'm currently looking for a website, article, whatever that can help me explain (or at least give me a clue by four to use on some denser online acquaintances) about discussions. Basically, I need something that explains why it's okay to leave discussions about what happens to marginalized groups to those groups and not go cluntering in with your non-marginalized experiences.

I've looked at Derailing For Dummies, and I don't see it addressed specifically.

I'm sick and tired of explaining to someone why I don't CARE what his experiences are as a man dealing with the Army's sexual assault policies or Equal Opportunity issues are, but rather I'm interested in how it affects women and women only. Heck, not just the Army, but rape discussions as a whole, along with any discussion about sexual harassment, sexual assault or anything of that nature. If I try to shut down the discussion, I'm accused of being closed minded and not willing to see that there are two sides to every issue. *eyeroll*

This man simply doesn't get that his experiences are tangential, not welcome and quite frankly, demeaning.

So, uh...help?

Verbal behaviour towards women

Hello all,

recently I became a 'member' of the Pick-Up community, and read some mainstream 'literature' on the relationship between men and women, as well as non-fiction dealing with the psychology of communication.
I do this because I feel akward around other people (not just women, the whole humanity) and are generally shy and tend not to speak a lot.
I never had a girlfriend so far.

I'd like to personally grow, and become a more outgoing person. One problem is that i simply don't know how to behave or what to say to a woman I might find attractive. Im thinking about something that isn't sexist, or makes me look like a needy nice guy, or just a friend.

What would be some good male role models? What be a 'good' behaviour that could accomplish this? What can I do?


Women-positive/body image activities for teenagers?

Hi all --

I work with teen girls, and I have the opportunity to spend an hour or so teaching them about the topic of my choice. I really want to do some sort of activity that will encourage them to think of women as more than their bodies or their sexuality, and to consider how society views women as unable to think for themselves and make good decisions about their own damn selves. The girls come from low-income, often situations of domestic violence, so a privilege checklist wouldn't work too well. Any ideas? I don't have too much narrowed down at this point, so any sort of women/body positive ideas are welcome.

Thanks in advance!

Evo psych and sexual jealousy?

Hi everyone,
Unfortunately, as part of my psychology major, I've recently had to deal with the tripe/pseudoscience that is evolutionary psychology. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the naturalizing-female-subjugation-and-male-superiority that is a big part of this "science". I came across something though, and I'd like to share it and hear your thoughts and opinions.

Apparently, in heterosexual relationships, men and women experience different kinds of jealousy over their partner's infidelity. Men are more likely to have sexual jealousy (their jealousy will be triggered by cues to their partner's sexual infidelity), while women are more likely to experience emotional jealousy (their jealousy will center on emotional infidelity/cues that signal the long-term diversion of commitment and resources, such as their mate falling in love with another woman). Apparently, this is why when a man suspects that his female partner is cheating on him, he will go into a jealous rage (e.g. punching the other man).

I was thinking about this and relating it to my own experiences. I'm a bisexual female and have experiences with men and women (albeit very limited experience with women, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about). With my last boyfriend, I did experience more emotional jealousy than sexual jealousy when I was with him. When I sort of dated this girl back in high school, I definitely experienced more sexual jealousy than emotional jealousy. I experience sexual and emotional jealousy with both people, but I think the sexual jealousy was a lot more pronounced with the girl.

But anyway, here's my take on this (because evo psych is crap): I think jealousy has less to do with the sex of the jealous person than it has to do with the gender of the (possibly cheating) partner. I think because of my internalized conceptions of men and women, I had different experiences of jealousy with these people. I'm obviously not a sexist or misogynist, but everybody has internalized conceptions of how they believe men and women are and should be like. There's a double standard concerning sex: its considered normal for men to sleep around, but not for women. If a woman sleeps around, she is a "slut", "whore", etc. Thus, her partner's jealousy will center more on sexual infidelity than emotional infidelity.

I also think men become more sexually jealous because they have an internalized sense of sexual entitlement to women (as well as other senses of entitlement), and if somebody threatens this entitlement, jealousy will ensue.

It's Okay

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So I've reacent;y gotten into feminism and have been reading several blogs about how privelige effects us now and so on but I've been running into a slight problem that I'm hoping everyone her can help me with. I live in Australia and pretty much everything I read is based in the USA or Northern America and I can't help but feel disconnected. Whenever I get into discusions with friends and family I also often get the response "that's only in the US, it's different here," which I feel is blatently untrue but as I am unable to back up my opinion I can't really say anything.

So I was wondering if anyone could help by pointing me in the direction of some feminist resources that deal with feminism in Australia.