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It Gets 0.86 Percent Better For The Gays And Lesbians Every Year

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  • Public opinion of homosexuality improves by 0.86 percent per year worldwide. [The Daily Beast]
  • The Ku Klux Klan says that it’s embracing racial diversity in order to work toward building a “strong America.” OK. [The Root]
  • The Bath Film Festival has a feminist rating for movies this year. [Marie Claire]
  • Nico Lang dissects the cultural trope of the “crazy bitch” in relation to Taylor Swift’s new video. [Daily Dot]
  • Amanda Palmer regrets making a snap decision to continue extending an invitation to Jian Ghomeshi to join her in Toronto on her book tour. [Salon]
  • Read about the relationship between body hair and femininity. [YouBeauty]

Amazing New GoldieBlox Ad Takes On Beauty Myths, “1984″ Style

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Kickass girl-empowering toy company GoldieBlox has released a new ad, and this one features Metric’s “Help I’m Alive” while brilliantly mimicking Apple’s famous “1984″ ad. The ad’s goal is to shatter the myth perpetuated by dolls that little girls’ worth rests on their looks. To combat it, the company created an action figure for girls. Here’s hoping it sells out this holiday season! [HuffPost]

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Doris Baker Is One Of The World’s Only Honorary Green Berets

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Doris Baker, a 97-year-old Virginia Beach woman, spent decades teaching the children of US Special Forces soldiers at their base in Bad Toelz, Germany after World War II. On Wednesday, she became an honorary Green Beret for her hard work, which is a title only 10 people hold. A ceremony with full military honors was held for her at the retirement community in which she now lives. Baker signed up to teach abroad when she discovered that the Michigan school where she’d been working paid women less than men. The school in Germany, which served the 10th Special Forces group, was extremely close to one of the largest SS training camps. In addition to teaching, she became a major emotional resource to her students and their families when the soldiers were away. Even the high-ranking leaders on the base referred to Baker as an officer in charge, and dozens of Green Berets who lived on the base during Baker’s tenure affirmed their support for her nomination to receive the honor. Over the years, she rose to become the principal of the school on the base. If her storied teaching career wasn’t amazing enough, she’s also an accomplished photographer whose images of the Cold War have been applauded and exhibited. She also published a book called “The Originals,” the only book about Green Berets written by a woman. Basically, we should all want to be her when we grow up. Congratulations, Doris! [UPI, WTVR] [Image via WTVR]

Robert Downey Jr. Thinks Feminism Is “Make Believe”

  • I don’t know why I’m surprised. This is coming from a guy who became one of the highest paid actors in the world by regularly being rewarded for being a hypocrite. Life’s not going to be fun for his baby daughter, huh? [Crushable]
  • Gabrielle Union spoke out in the December issue of Cosmopolitan about her nude photos being stolen in the iCloud hacking scandal. She’s determined to fight back against the hackers and is disappointed by the lack of response from advocacy groups. [Page Six]

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Simmons College Is Now Trans* Inclusive

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  • Simmons College in Boston is adopting trans* inclusivity. [Boston Globe]
  • According to the Minneapolis media’s #PointerGate, pointing your finger makes you a gang member. [The Root]
  • If you believe women should like being catcalled, let Amanda Marcotte tell you why your opinion isn’t relevant. [Raw Story] Keep reading »

The Daily Mail Fabricated A Controversy Over T-Shirts To Sully A Women’s Rights Organization, And It Worked

According to the UK’s Daily Mail, a “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like” T-shirt worn by politicians and celebrities like Benedict Cumberbatch (posing in the shirt, above) was made by women in Mauritian sweatshops working 45 hour work weeks at 99 cents an hour, and sleeping in rooms with 15 other women. The shirts retail for $85, with all the proceeds going to the Fawcett Society, a UK women’s rights organization. Keep reading »

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