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Anti-Trafficking Activist Somaly Mam: “I Didn’t Lie”

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  • Cambodian anti-trafficking activist Somaly Mam says she never lied about her past, despite allegations in Newsweek last year. (Marie Claire)
  • Noted literary sexist Ed Champion’s Twitter account has been suspended after he harassed and threatened author Porochista Khakpour. (Daily Dot) Keep reading »

Surprise, Surprise: Elite Daily Wants You To Take These White Guy Climate “Brotesters” Seriously

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What’s a brotest, you ask? Oh, you don’t ask, because you immediately get the idea? Let this red-Kool-Aid-swilling Reagansexual elaborate anyway:

It derives from when we see evil in the world, and bros are sent to fix it.

He’s referring to the People’s Climate March, by the way. Keep reading »

Amorous Polish Donkeys Reunited At Zoo After Slut-Shamey Separation

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It isn’t just teenaged girls who are slut-shamed for their sexual behavior. A pair of donkeys at a zoo in Poznan, Poland were unfairly and unjustly separated after their “amorous” “lovemaking” upset local mothers.  Keep reading »

This Brilliant Spoof Of “Girlfriend Intervention” Is Everything

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Fairy Blackmothers To The Rescue

A new Lifetime show, “Girlfriend Intervention,” invites a group of black women (or, as the show calls them, “sisters”) to make over a white woman (a “basic”) and help her find her inner “strong black woman.” Yes, this is an actual show! On TV! How this racist mess got past multiple executives and onto the air without even one of them questioning whether it’s obscenely problematic boggles the mind. Stand-up comedian Phoebe Robinson and her friend Jessica Williams from “The Daily Show” decided to replicate “Girlfriend Intervention” on real-life New York City streets, and the results are every bit as amazing as you think.

8 Reasons Why Feminism Isn’t “Anti-Male”

Dating While Feminist
Amelia sounds off on dating while feminist. Read More »
Soapbox: Judgey Feminism
Elizabeth Wurtzel reminds us how anti-feminist it is to judge other women's decisions. Read More »
Frisky Feminism!
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8 Reasons Why Feminism Isn't "Anti-Male"

As highlighted in Emma Watson’s recent speech addressed to the United Nations, society has ravaged the word “feminism.” For many, the term has become synonymous with “anti-male.” This perception derives from the attempt to view feminism as a singular movement or theory founded by lesbians and promoted by man haters. In actuality, feminism represents an entire spectrum of ideas, many of which address the impacts of patriarchy on both male and female bodies and psyches, directly and inadvertently. The concept of male/female equality, which is the focus and goal of feminism, encompasses a more fluid view of both masculinity and femininity, freeing both genders from socially binding constructs that otherwise limit freedom of individual expression. In that way, feminism as a whole, to a large extent, works to benefit, uplift and free not only women, but also men from the shackles of male dominance and patriarchy. Let’s explore how… Keep reading »

Exercise Is Possibly As Effective As Therapy Or Medication For Treating Depression

The results of a UK study on depression and exercise show that it’s possible that exercise is as effective for treating depression as therapy or medication. The researchers caution, of course, that better studies need to be done to come to a conclusion.

But cool! Maybe that’s one of the reasons we get depressed in the winter (I was not going to the gym during the Endless Winter this year, that’s for damn sure). Medical News Today goes on to review the chemical reasons that exercise helps with depression: It increases our levels of a protein called PCG-1a1 that purges substances from the body that are harmful to our mental health, and also helps our enzymes to speed up the conversion of a stress-linked metabolite called kynurenine into kynurenic acid. Keep reading »

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