Tag: Feminism

Padova, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF).

26. Fighting for Gender-Fair Language at the National Institute of Astrophysics of Italy

by Marina Orio

This essay describes the ongoing struggle of the author to change the culture of “tolerance” of women scientists in the academy and the “acceptance of a few exceptional women” into a culture of inclusion and diversity at the National Institute of Astrophysics of Italy (INAF), an endeavor advanced through the adoption of gender-fair language. Language usage in the Italian scientific and academic environments offers a particularly interesting case, given its unusual and complex development.

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Invited Perspectives on Gender Domination

Invited Perspectives on Gender Domination-Invited Perspectives Editorial

by Paola Bonifazio

The Invited Perspectives Editorial introduces the articles of this section by contextualizing them to the topic of the themed section, “gender domination.” It also highlights the gaps in this section that meaningfully address unsolved issues in contemporary discourses of feminism and male/female domination.

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10. Dominio femminile, oppressione maschile: un nuovo secondo sesso?

Dominio femminile, oppressione maschile: un nuovo secondo sesso?

by Elena Dalla Torre

This essay constitutes a short critical reflection on the anti-feminist position of Fabrizio Marchi, founder of the movement “Uomini Beta,” whose “philosophy” of masculism is articulated in response to the consolidated tradition of Italian Feminism, which often ignored the masculine condition. In such philosophy, which we could ironically call of a new second sex, the oppressed male—the victim of a socio-economic model based on success and financial wealth—stands in opposition to the dominant woman,

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