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Gender Bent's Blog – October 2013 Archive (2)

'The Beautiful Game': South African Women Challenge Gender Discrimination Through Soccer

On our radar for their courage and general badassness: the City Lads Ladies are a female soccer team in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Their story touches on passion, resilience, sexism, homophobia, rape. "A lot of women soccer players are being killed because they say 'We'll show you that you are a woman.'" says team member Titie. “Two guys came in front of me. They robbed me first. They didn't know I was a girl. This other guy said “no man that's a girl” and that's when they…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 7, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

"Hood Feminism": Feminism for Working-Class Women

Middle-class, white women have always been the poster children of feminism, and regardless of a woman's race it could always be a rich man's, err, woman's movement. Considering the wealth gap between families in the United States have been color-coded and broken down by race, let's not forget that there is a certain privilege to having the availability and resources to fight for equal rights and battle social disparities.

Writers Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden…

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Added by Gender Bent on October 1, 2013 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

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