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Watch Clair Huxtable School Us All On Gender Stereotypes & Marriage Dynamics

Clair Huxtable
"Get It Together And Drop These Macho Attitudes"

Everyday Feminism dug into the “Cosby Show” vault to present us with this spot-on Clair Huxtable speech about what really makes for an equal marriage. Gender stereotypes do not a happy marriage make! I could go on, but she’ll sum it all up for you much better than I could. [Everyday Feminism]

Notorious RGB Talks T-Shirts With Her Face On Them & The Opera About Her

Notorious RBG
Basically The Only Hero The World Needs

Our beloved Notorious RGB (also known to most of society as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), stopped by the 92nd Y in New York last weekend to chat with former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch and NPR’s Nina Totenberg. She shared that she owns several Notorious RBG t-shirts and that she’s very much looking forward to the opera that’s in the works for next summer about her friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia. She also took the opportunity to drop some world-class RBG wisdom. She says there won’t be enough women on the Supreme Court until there are nine (preach), and drops what I think be the motto of every lawmaker out there:

“The great thing about our Constitution is, like our society, it can evolve.”

[Washington Post]

An Ode To Mellie Grant From “Scandal”

“If you knew the sacrifices that I have made, the things that I have given up, and the pieces of myself that I have given away for you, and you treat me this way. You declare war on me, and you shame me, and you make me beg for scraps when I have done nothing but fight for you.” – Mellie

Dearest Mellie Grant,

You are the tragic hero the White House forgot. How different your life would be if you’d been born a man, able to use your advanced degree to change the world instead of relying on your cute outfits and good looks to get by in your husband Fitz’s shadow. He will go down in the history books for all he did for this great nation (which, mostly, he did jack shit), while your years of behind-the-scenes hard work will be attributed to his name or simply forgotten.

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New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

todays lady news
  • A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate]
  • Feminist blogger Lindy West imagines a social network that is specifically feminist and anti-racist. [Daily Dot]
  • Read about racism in the newsroom. [New Republic]
  • A Joan Didion documentary is crowd-funding on Kickstarter! [Kickstarter] Keep reading »

Watch These Little Princesses Fight Sexism With F-Bombs

Feminism
"Pay Up Mothaf**ka!"

FCKH8 put together this amazing video of little girls summing up the women’s equality movement more succinctly than any grown-up ever could. After all, it’s their future we’re so worried about, right? The video highlights their T-shirt fundraiser, which goes toward supporting anti-sexism organizations and funding FCKH8 to keep pushing activist causes forward. I am head over heels for this one. Can I adopt one of those little girls? [BuzzFeed]

Taylor Swift: Criticizing Her For Writing About Exes Is Sexist

“My first album came out when I was 16, so I would write about my life as I saw it, as I felt it. And then what happens is as you get more successful, which you’re lucky if that happens, you have more and more people paying attention to what you’re doing and you’ve been doing it the same way your entire career as a songwriter, but all of a sudden the perspective has changed. They use kind of you writing songs about your life as a way to play detective. And for me, I have a really strict personal policy that I never name names, so anybody saying that a song is about a specific person is purely speculating….The most important thing for me is maintaining artistic integrity which means as a songwriter I still continue to write about my life…you’re going to have people who are gonna say, ‘Oh you know, like she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,’ and I think, frankly, that’s just a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”

Taylor Swift told Australian radio station 2DayFM how she really feels about all the flack she gets for writing so many songs about ex-boyfriends, and, well, she makes a great point. [Celebuzz] [Image via AKM-GSI]

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