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A comic on gender roles

TweetIn this great comic from The Robinhead, an alien is confronted with our culture’s strangely stubborn investment in the concept of a gender binary. As the poor confused creature notes, “What I’m not understanding, however, is why I feel hatred and anger coming off of you at the idea of anyone living outside of your [...]
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Elle magazine examines gendered anxiety in men without thinking critically about gender

Tweet Elle magazine had a great opportunity to talk about how patriarchy and assumed gender roles hurt men. But they didn’t take it. Luckily, I have no problem doing it for them. Vogue is usually the only magazine I read every month. But I was drunk on a Sunday afternoon (completely normal on the DC brunch [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: LEGO unveils its first female scientist

TweetMeet Professor C. Bodin! Photo credit: Maia Weinstock I mean, it’s only taken a few decades since LEGO first launched minifigures in 1978 to get a female scientist on the roster. And sure, the total gender ratio of minifigure models is roughly 4:1 in favor of men–and the female ones that do exists seem excessively pink. (Last [...]
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Blast from the Past: Liberate Barbie and GI Joe

TweetHappy April Fools’ Day! This past year has brought us some great feminist pranks, including Pink Loves Consent and a neighborly protest of the always terrible Westboro Baptist Church. However, feminist humor certainly isn’t anything new. One of our Twitter followers (I see you, @SujathaBaliga) alerted us to a great feminist prank covered in the [...]
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Quick Hit: McKenna Pope’s crusade for gender neutral advertising of Easy Bake Ovens

Tweet13 -year-old McKenna Pope is seeking to break the gender paradigm in advertising, starting a petition to get Hasbro, the maker of the Easy Bake Oven to redesign its product packaging and advertising to include boys. Sparked by her little brother’s love to “cook,” Pope responded to her brother’s questioning why the commercial only features [...]
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