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Women’s History Month: 5 Fearless Females Who Changed Boston
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Boston is undoubtedly rich with history – as we’ve all learned when finding ways to entertain family who visit – but there’s still a lot that doesn’t make it into the museums. March is Women’s History Month, an occasion that may seem unnecessary; women’s history is just human history, right? Essentially, yes, but women have often been left out of our textbooks. More

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Annie Lennox says Beyoncé is ‘Feminist Lite’ and ‘Twerking Is Not Feminism’
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Perhaps because she’s promoting her new album “Nostalgia,” or perhaps because she’s almost 60 and says whatever she damn well pleases, Scottish singer Annie Lennox went in on Queen Bey’s feminist credentials in two separate interviews in the last month. In the first, with PrideSource, she called Beyonce “feminst lite,” and in an interview yesterday with NPR, she clarified that “twerking is not feminism.”
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#FreeTheNipple Movement Grows, Both in Boston and Beyond
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If female breasts make you uncomfortable, then you may soon be told to piss off. Free The Nipple is a movement that started a few years ago, but has recently exploded with a viral #FreeTheNipple campaign and endorsements by celebrities including Miley Cyrus and Lena Dunham. The movement calls for the desexualization of the female nipple for a number of reasons, including rights to breastfeed in public, the banning of female breasts on social media sites, and the unlawful arrests of topless women in places where they are allowed to be topless. Boston University Women’s Studies Professor Christina Michaud explained why this movement is so important. More

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Infographic: Where in the World #YesAllWomen Is Being Tweeted the Most
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With over 1.5 million uses since the hashtag’s creation last Friday, #YesAllWomen has not only spurred international attention to the tragedy that struck the University of California, Santa Barbara on May 24, when Elliot Rodger, a lonely misogynist who felt entitled to the attentions of women for no other reason than his own perceived intelligence and status, went on a brutal killing rampage, but has also inspired a widespread hashtag movement that draws attention to violence against women.  More

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Beyoncé’s right: More men need to be outspoken feminists
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Beyoncé has been criticized lately for her ideas on feminism, both positively and negatively. She quotes Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk about feminism in the track “Flawless” off her new self-titled album. In her latest endeavor on her journey to becoming the face of another feminist wave, Beyoncé has written an essay entitled “Gender Equality Is a Myth!” for Maria Shriver’s new ebook “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” which can be downloaded for free on Amazon. Her essay is short and to the point. More