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Why is India ignoring rape?

Initially intended for a weekend screening to coincide with International Women’s Day, a documentary concerning the brutal rape and murder of a 23 year old Indian woman was shown by BBC Four this month. “India’s Daughter” revisits the 2012 attack on physiotherapy student Jyoti Singh by six men, and gives voice not only to her grieving family, but the rapists.

Initially intended for a weekend screening to coincide with International Women’s Day, a documentary concerning the brutal rape and murder of a 23 year old Indian woman was shown by BBC Four this month. “India’s Daughter” revisits ...

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Does Size Matter? The Problem with Pushing Men to be the Sexual Alpha (Constantly)

If you thought sexual inequality has to do with just females, it actually doesn’t. And because the “menimists” refuse to make any effort to actually point out the sexual inequality involving men, maybe I, Kerry Moynihan, will instead.

If you thought sexual inequality has to do with just females, it actually doesn’t. And because the “menimists” refuse to make any effort to actually point out the sexual inequality involving men, maybe I, Kerry Moynihan, will ...

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A character on Grey’s Anatomy had a post-20-week abortion: Where’s the discussion?

Last month, Dr. April Kepner, a surgeon on Grey’s Anatomy, and her husband, Dr. Jackson Avery, made the heartbreaking choice to terminate a wanted pregnancy due to severe issues with the fetus that meant the baby would be unlikely to survive and would be in constant pain if he did.

Last month, Dr. April Kepner, a surgeon on Grey’s Anatomy, and her husband, Dr. Jackson Avery, made the heartbreaking choice to terminate a wanted pregnancy due to severe issues with the fetus that meant the baby would ...

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Being female in a male-dominated virtual world

Video games have evolved immensely over the past twenty years, developing from two-dimensional Mario fighting to save Princess Peach to three-dimensional warriors exploring a vast world with virtually endless possibilities.

Video games have evolved immensely over the past twenty years, developing from two-dimensional Mario fighting to save Princess Peach to three-dimensional warriors exploring a vast world with virtually endless possibilities.

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A new Brazilian law on femicide to offer greater protection

Cross-posted from UN Women

Announced on national television on International Women’s Day and hailed as a commitment to UN Women’s new Step It Up campaign, on March 9, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law that criminalizes femicide, the gender-motivated killing of women, and sets tougher penalties for those responsible for such crimes. Noting that on average 15 women are murdered every day in Brazil simply for being women, she described the matter as “a gender issue.”

The new legislation amends Brazil’s Penal Code to redefine “femicide” as any crime that involves domestic violence, discrimination or contempt for women, which results in their death. Imposing harder sentences of between 12 to 30 years’ imprisonment, the bill also includes longer ...

Cross-posted from UN Women

Announced on national television on International Women’s Day and hailed as a commitment to UN Women’s new Step It Up campaign, on March 9, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law ...

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“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” forces discourse on feminism

As readers of this blog are likely well-aware, feminism has lately gained mainstream momentum. From Cheryl Sandberg’s momentous yet controversial release of Lean In to the UN’s “HeForShe” campaign and Beyoncé’s VMA performance, feminism has re-emerged as a hot topic around the world, so much so that men and women alike are participating in a global conversation.

As readers of this blog are likely well-aware, feminism has lately gained mainstream momentum. From Cheryl Sandberg’s momentous yet controversial release of Lean In to the UN’s “HeForShe” campaign and Beyoncé’s VMA performance, feminism ...

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A feminist resurgence in 2015?

Three steps give a ballerina the momentum she needs for a grand jeté across the floor. This leap doesn’t come from nowhere; it starts with the momentum she needs to gather to make her toes push deliberately down to lift her body into the air.

Three steps give a ballerina the momentum she needs for a grand jeté across the floor. This leap doesn’t come from nowhere; it starts with the momentum she needs to gather to make her toes push deliberately ...

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