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The Exceptional Rise Of “I” And “Me”

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The Exceptional Rise Of "I" And "Me"

According to a study published in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, in an analysis of literature published between 1960 and 2008, the use of first person singular pronouns (I, me) increased by a staggering 42 percent. An article published in The Atlantic Wire looks at this exceptional rise in first person pronouns and writer Eric Levenson theorizes that it may be attributed to the increase in women’s writing. Keep reading »

News Station Parodies “Blurred Lines” With Song About San Diego’s Creepy Mayor Bob Filner

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Hands down, the best part about pop songs is the inevitable parodies that follow. It’s undeniable that “Blurred Lines” is the song of the summer, so it’s without question that a San Diego news station would use the Robin Thicke song for their own parody music video. The staff of U-T TV filmed their very own “Blurred Lines” parody about San Diego’s Mayor Bob Filner, who has been accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault by 16 different women, including constituents and many past employees. His most recent victim, a former employee, said Filner repeatedly asked her out on dates and one day grabbed her and kissed her on the lips. Ick. Keep reading »

Kickass Woman Of The Day: 14-Year-Old Rachel Parent Puts Talk Show Pundit In His Place

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Fourteen-year-old Rachel Parent founded the organization The Kids Right To Know, which advocates for mandatory labeling of genetically modified (GMO) foods. The Canadian teen’s group and mission were lambasted on the billionaire pundit Kevin O’Leary’s talk show, so Parent challenged O’Leary to an on-air debate. Keep reading »

New Measures To Prevent Military Sexual Assault Are Released

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  • Today the Defense Department released its new measures to prevent military sexual assault and to better aid survivors. [USA TodayGuardian UK]
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s lady-centric organization Lean In, which encourages young women to be bolder in the workplace, wants to hire an intern. An unpaid intern. Huh? [Change.org]
  • Conservatives in Ohio plan to introduce an anti-abortion “fetal heartbeat” bill, which would criminalize pregnancy termination as soon early as six weeks into a pregnancy. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • Vogue‘s September issue will feature an interview with Texas State Senator/pro-choice warrior Wendy Davis. [Politico]
  • California’s Spreme Court rejected a bid to revive Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage. [Los Angeles Times] Keep reading »

London Taxi Ad Depicts Woman Who Was Either Just Raped Or Caught In A Rainstorm

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There are less obtuse ways of explaining the concept of a “rainstorm” in an advertisement, Data Cars. Because this one is looking a liiiiitle rapey, according to some anti-rape activists.

The London taxi company distributed 200,000 postcards which depicted this image — a woman in the rain, wearing a strapless dress and clutching something close to her chest while she looks unhappy — around London. While the image doesn’t explicitly depict a sexual assault, that association is easily conjured up by the fact the woman is showing so much bare skin and clutching clothes in her arms. Keep reading »

Australian Female Politician First Called “Sexy” By One Man Is Now Called Ugly By Another

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  • Earlier this week, the leader of Australia’s conservative party, Tony Abbott, was asked about two female politicians, Fiona Scott and Jackie Kelly.  Shoving his head far, far up his asshole, Abbott responded that the two women were “feisty” and had “a bit of sex appeal.” Now another Australian politician has responded with even dumber remarks — if you can believe it — by announcing that Abbott must have been wearing “beer googles” for thinking Fiona Scott was a fox. “I had a good look at Fiona Scott … and she doesn’t have sex appeal at all,” said former conservative leader Mark Latham. “Se’s not that good a sort.” He then continued that Scott is a “rather plain ordinary-looking woman” and “in politics they say it is showbiz for ugly people.” I can’t even … [The Week UK] Keep reading »
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