How Men profit from Women’s “Invisible Labour”

womens' workAt work as at home, men reap the benefits of women’s “invisible labor” (by @schemaly)


“Women’s work” and its benefits for men. (Reminded me that someone said to me again the other day: “behind every great man stands a great woman”. We all know what that’s meant to mean but let’s unpick it…)


On any given day, one fifth of men IN THE US, compared to almost HALF OF ALL WOMEN DO SOME FORM OF HOUSEWORK. Each week, according to Pew, mothers spend NEARLY TWICE AS LONG as fathers doing unpaid domestic work. But while it’s important to address inequality at home, it’s equally critical to acknowledge the way these problems extend into the workplace. Women’s EMOTIONAL LABOR—which can involve everything from tending to others’ feelings to managing family dynamics to writing thank-you notes—is a big issue that’s rarely discussed. Continue reading “How Men profit from Women’s “Invisible Labour””

Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria!

October 1, 2015 by Amanda Froelich

Nigeria’s president has signed legislation banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice commonly carried out to “initiate teenagers into womanhood according to Sebei traditional rites.”

Credit: NigeriaAPlus

 In what international advocates are calling a progressive step in the right direction, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has signed a bill officially banning the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). In addition to the banning of FGM, The Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 will also prevent men from leaving their families without proving financial support.

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Do we still need Feminism?..Of COURSE, it’s a Way of Life!

Do we still need feminism?

by Teresa Mollá Castells *Friday, January 25, 2013 (en español abajo)
Of course we do! For me it’s a way of life  not just demanding equal rights . Because it sees that power and authority are not the same thing, because it seeks horizontal human relations . Because it treats people NOT as objects and restores integrity and dignity ...Source:  Cimac, with thanksfeminism is a way oif life

This week someone asked me if feminism was still needed in the times in which we live. I’ve heard he arguments to justify not needing feminism in today’s society not thousands, but maybe millions of times, here are some of them: Continue reading “Do we still need Feminism?..Of COURSE, it’s a Way of Life!”

Pussy Riot and Madonna, branded sluts and therefore liars!

Do women who have had sex always tell lies? (Pussy Riot and Madonna)

Every now and again the rhetoric of patriarchal power reveals itself in a specially pernicious way .

Last week in Moscow, Madonna lent her voice to the growing international condemnation of the trial of members of the feminist  performance art group, Pussy Riot.

During a concert she stripped off her shirt to reveal the group’s name emblazoned on her back, before donning a version of their trademark balaclava for a slow rendition of Like A Virgin. Continue reading “Pussy Riot and Madonna, branded sluts and therefore liars!”

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