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For International Men’s Day, We Salute Men In The Trenches For Gender Equality!

Today is International Men’s Day. You might be thinking to yourself, Isn’t almost every day Men’s Day? Believe me, I’m wondering the same thing.

I’ll roll with it, though! I’ve made a policy of not making public shows of gratitude to male feminists, because too often those public shows of gratitude make it seem like men are doing women a favor by deigning to acknowledge injustice and believe that we should be their equals. But, for International Men’s Day, I’d like to acknowledge the good work of a few men who are not just saying that they believe in gender equality, but really living the struggle.

So, male feminists, on International Men’s Day, we salute you! Thanks for speaking against the status quo, for taking harassment and abuse alongside the women you work with, for writing serious and nuanced critiques of gender constructs in our culture.

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Congrats, Stoners: Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year Is For You

Congrats, Stoners: Oxford Dictionaries' Word Of The Year Is For You

Beating out “Bae,” “Budtender,” “Contactless,” “Indyref,” “Normcore,” and “Slacktivism,” Oxford Dictionaries’ Word Of The Year has officially been crowned! While they were all worthy contenders, this year’s pick was an obvious choice since it’s usage has more than doubled over the last year, and you’re 30 times more likely to come across the word than you were two years ago. So without further ado, the Word Of The Year is… Keep reading »

12 Questions I Have For Charles Manson’s Fiance

In case you’ve missed the internet’s collective freakout this week, Charles Manson, mass murderer, is engaged to a 26-year-old named Afton Elaine Burton. Manson is serving life in prison and the pair has permission to marry in the facility. A few questions I have for Burton…

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Female Police Officers In Indonesia Have To Submit To A Vaginal Probe To Prove Their Virginity

todays lady news
  • Female police officers in Indonesia must submit to a “virginity test” that involves probing their vaginas. [Sydney Morning Herald]
  • A racist “#PantsUpDontLoot” billboard, parodying the “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan, could go up in Ferguson. [The Root]
  • An Uber executive suggested that the company could spread the details of a female journalist’s personal life in order to smear her, after she wrote critically about the service. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains The End Of “Interstellar”

I Am Much Less Confused Now

I don’t think this video will spoil much for you, but my text might, so SPOILERS, possibly. In this video Neil DeGrasse Tyson explains some of the more confusing theoretical points of the end of “Interstellar,” specifically regarding the movie’s treatment of the dimension of time. This is a good primer on time as the fourth dimension, so watch it if you’re wondering about that, too! Keep reading »

7 Things Feminists Should Understand About Today’s Men

7 Things Feminists Should Understand About Today's Men
Dear White Feminists
10 Things White Feminists Should Know To Better Understand Intersectionality
Here are 10 things to know to better understand intersectionality. Read More »

The feminist movement began as a struggle for basic rights: women’s suffrage, reproductive rights, access to work and education, and equal rights within those institutions. Through the hard work and dedication of our foremothers, many of those feats have been won. As a result, our culture has become dominated by a narrative that is not representative of the country’s reality: A progressive picture of fairness and equal opportunity regardless of sex or race. One where the fight for Civil Rights eradicated racism and feminism ushered in an era of “equality” between the sexes.

Yet, in reality, not much has really changed where gender relations are involved. Though a small percentage of men and women have entered fields that they were once barred from participating in because of their sex, most work fields are extremely gendered, many of the most dangerous occupations are still dominated by men and society still has very restrictive gender ideals. Keep reading »

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