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Stop Telling Women To ‘Stay Hot’ For Their Husbands

When dozens of women express some variation of “WTF did I just read?!” while sharing an article on social media, it’s a guarantee that some media outlet has successfully played us. I call such controversial pieces “Clickbait Crimes” — the result of media outlets intentionally publishing exploitative, bigoted, or sensationalistic content to generate outraged eyeballs for advertisers. Read more

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Why Is The NFL More Concerned About Pot Smoking Than Rape?

“So the prospect who was once considered the likely №1 pick in the draft became the prospect teams were afraid to touch. Baltimore took another tackle at №6 (Ronnie Stanley of Notre Dame), and the Titans took another one at №8 (Jack Conklin of Michigan State). The Giants could’ve used their 10th pick to better protect their aging franchise quarterback, Eli Manning, but opted instead for a second Eli Apple, a cornerback from Ohio State. Read more

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The ‘G Word’ Project Maps Hundreds Of Gender Stories

When we talk about gender, we often focus on topics specifically pertaining to feminism, like rape culture or discrimination against women. But gender norms affect everyone — and though they influence people’s lives in ways that are vastly different and of varying intensity, their impacts are ultimately connected in many ways, too. To explore the nuances of gender Read more

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White Men Don’t Own Nerd Culture, And I’m Not Stealing It

“When someone’s behavior is labeled culturally appropriative, it’s usually not about that specific person being horrible and evil. It’s about a centuries-old pattern of taking, stealing, exploiting, and misunderstanding the history and symbols that are meaningful to people of marginalized cultures.” Read more

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Is Technology To Blame For Threats Against Female Journalists?

Women who share their opinions and thoughts online, particularly professionally, are frequently targeted for heightened, often criminal and discriminatory, harassment. They are more likely to start their work days and often end their work nights with graphic attacks on their credibility, intelligence, bodies, sex, sexuality, looks, and more, frequently framed in violent terms. A recent Read more