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A Feminist Review of 2012
Knowledge Quiz published December 31, 2012 · 43 takers
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What anniversary did Rape Crisis have in 2012.
Who said that her generation 'doesn't need to be feminist', and that the pioneers that went before did the necessary work?
At the end of 2011 the UK was 59th in terms of the percentage of women in parliament.  Which country had the highest proportion of women - holding 56.3% of the available seats?
This year the UK gender pay gap fell below 10% for the first time.  According to the ONS if the current rate of change continues when will UK women's full time pay equal men's?
In 2012 how many of the 50 US states (plus the district of Washington DC) allow gay marriage?
No cheating....  If you google 'Female Olympians' what are the proportion of topics covered by the search results that appear on the first page?
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs in India (as reported by IBN Live) how many convictions have there been so far of the 754 accused and arrested for over 600 cases of rape in New Delhi in 2012.
Which of these is NOT a genuine feminist twitter movement?
Republican nominee Todd Akin from Missouri stated that rape rarely results in pregnancy  "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down."  His claims were quickly dismissed by medical experts and published studies.  In what number of states in the US are there no bars to rapists seeking custody or visitation rights?
 According to the May 2012 YouGov opinion poll commissioned by EVAW in London what proportion of young women (18-34) experienced sexual harrassment in public spaces over the last year?
 Which of the following UK newspapers had the most contributions by female writers on its front pages during a four week period in 2012. 

In 2012 three members of the Russian feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot were convicted for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred after performing music with an anti Putin theme outside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.  In the song, they invoked the name of the Virgin Mary, urging her to get rid of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and to "become a feminist", claiming that she would support them in their protests. What sentence were each of the three given (before appeal)?

 In 2012 Shulamith Firestone an early US radical women's liberationist died at the age of 67.  In "The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution" she argued that women occupy a sexual class below that of men, and that gender inequality originates in social structures imposed upon women through their biology – pregnancy, childbirth, childrearing and so on.  In what year was it published?
 In 2012 Adrienne Rich died aged 82. The author of more than 30 widely read books of poetry and prose over six decades, she believed that art and politics were indivisible.  In what year did she come out as a lesbian and publish Twenty-One Love Poems, her homage to lesbian passion: "Whatever happens with us, your body / will haunt mine – tender, delicate / your lovemaking, like the half-curled frond / of the fiddlehead fern in forests / just washed by sun."?
 Joyce Banda was elected President of Malawi in April of 2012.  She is the first female president and named by Forbes as the most powerful woman in Africa.  Which of the following is NOT a quote from Joyce Banda.

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