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On Pitch Perfect, Mean Girls, and the limits of satire

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I was on board.

The first time I watched Pitch Perfect, I was surrounded by twelve 14-year-old girls who comprised the 9th grade girls’ basketball team I coached. I had never heard of the movie, but I loved music and acapella, so I ...

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In new study, 1 in 3 college women had experienced sexual assault by sophomore year

A new study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health confirms that about 1 in 5 college women experience rape or attempted rape on campus. Professor Kate Carey of Brown University’s School of Public Health surveyed 483 women at a university in upstate New York, and just over 18 percent of them said they had been raped, or had had an attempt at rape perpetrated against them, in their first year at college. 

A new study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health confirms that about 1 in 5 college women experience rape or attempted rape on campus. Professor Kate Carey of Brown University’s School of Public Health surveyed 483 ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the stage at Columbia’s commencement today.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against 10 oil companies for paying women less than men for the same work. 

Emma Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the stage at Columbia’s commencement today.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against 10 oil companies for paying women less than men for the same work. 

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Justice, like love: On intimate partner violence in queer communities

Ed. note: This is the fourth post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here, here, and here.

There came a point when I realized I couldn’t tell the difference between violence and love. 

Ed. note: This is the fourth post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first parts here, here, and here.

There came a point when I realized I couldn’t ...

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Watch: In Chile, only accidental abortions aren’t considered crimes

A new video campaign from the Miles Organization pokes sickening fun at the criminalization of abortion in Chile, where the procedure is illegal even in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the pregnant person’s life. 

A new video campaign from the Miles Organization pokes sickening fun at the criminalization of abortion in Chile, where the procedure is illegal even in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the pregnant person’s life. 

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The #ToyLikeMe campaign calls for toys with disabilities

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have been sharing photos showing the creative lengths they’d gone to making over their kids’ toys. 

Recently, a trio of British mothers started the #toylikeme social media campaign calling for better representation of disability in the toy box. On Facebook and Twitter, parents of kids with disabilities all over the world have ...

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