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10 Simple Words Every Girl Should LearnBy Soraya Chemaly
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Tabloid headlines without the sexism
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Study Finds That Women Aren’t Run by Their Periods. Scientists Everywhere Are Confused.
Maybe less gender stero-type absolutes pls:
“Men interrupt women, speak over them, and discount their contributions to a discussion with surprising regularity”.
Credibility would or could be enhanced.
Soraya provides links to supporting evidence in the post from which that quote is excerpted.
From Vagenda’s spoof headline hit to BBC4 documentary Blurred Lines, gender issues are very much on the cultural radar at the moment; but while we might be exposing the misogynistic culture of our media, there’s still a lack of intelligent and broad-ranging content for women that extends beyond beauty and fashion. We’re Libertine, and we want to change assumptions around ‘women’s interest’ by providing content for women that covers everything from business to culture. We want to redefine women’s media, and we really need your help to achieve this. Please check out our crowdfunding campaign at igg.me/at/libertine. Thank you!
In the wake of the Isla Vista mass killings, this link roundup from David Futrelle could be relevant reading for some:
For New Readers: An Intro to the Men’s Rights Movement and the New Misogyny