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Feminist hero Nellie Bly found the real key to happiness

Nellie Bly was many things: a fearless reporter, an innovative industrialist, an intrepid world traveler. But her greatest asset, and the one thing that made all her successes possible, is what she wasn’t. Throughout her life, Bly—born Elizabeth Jane Cochran 155 years ago on May 5, 1864—refused to be what …

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Sting at Spearmint Rhino lays bare feminist split over sex work

It seems like the ultimate feminist sting: sending male private investigators into a strip club to expose the seedy goings-on behind the curtains and frosted glass. An anonymous women’s rights campaigner — seeking to shine a light on sexual exploitation in the industry — paid to send the men undercover …

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#KoreaToo | by E. Tammy Kim

82 nyeon saeng Kim Ji-young [Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982] MinumsaCho Nam-joo, Seoul, November 2018 In October 2016 the Korean publishing house Minumsa released a short novel called Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982, the latest in a series of works of fiction by “today’s young writers.” The author is a …

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Is being a housewife the new feminist trend?

Can a woman who doesn’t work for her living still label herself a feminist? Does being a “stay-at-home mom” counter basic feminist ideas? Ruth Stern and Adi Moreno, A gay couple from Tel Aviv, might have the answers to those questions: one has an academic career; the other is a …

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