Ellen Page Says Feminism Should Be Considered “A Radical Movement”

Jessica Wakeman / July 8, 2013
  • Leave it to Ellen Page to say exactly what I wish every celeb woman who identifies as a feminist would say: “Feminism always gets associated with being a radical movement — good. It should be. A lot of what that radical feminists [of the past] were saying, I don’t disagree with it.” Hells yeah! [After Ellen]
  • Last week, Duke Energy named Lynn Good as its CEO, meaning a total of 22 women are now heads of Fortune 500 companies. [Think Progress]
  • On the sexual violence female workers face in the U.S. agriculture industry. [Center For Investigative Reporting]
  • Why the Eliot Spitzer/Mark Sanford/Anthony Weiner comeback would never fly for a female politician. [Cosmopolitan]
  • Here are some black women President Obama could nominate to the Supreme Court. [The Root]
  • Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro, a Republican, has endorsed marriage equality. Petro has a daughter who is a lesbian and married her partner last year. [Think Progress]
  • Check out this new anthology, Defiant Daughters, about vegans, meat and feminism. [Bitch Magazine]

INTERNATIONAL

  • Almost 40,000 people marched in Dublin, Ireland, this weekend against a bill that would clarify  when doctors can perform lifesaving abortions on pregnant women. The bill is a reaction to the death last year of Savita Halappanavar, who died from septicemia when doctors refused to terminate her failed pregnancy. [USA Today]
  • On sexism against Australia’s recently ousted Prime Minister Julia Gillard. [New York Times]
  • Here’s what former French presidential candidate Segolene Royale has been up to since she lost the 2007 election. [New York Times]
  • The Church of English’s national assembly will once against address allowing women to be bishops. [Sky News]
  • One of FEMEN’s topless feminist activists, Inna Shevchenko, has won asylum in France after attacking a crucifix in Kiev, Ukraine with a chainsaw. [Guardian UK]

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