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Why are teenage rape survivors being driven to suicide?

Tweet*Trigger warning* Just days after Rehtaeh Parsons’ death comes news of an eerily similiar case. Like Parsons, Audrie Pott was 15 years old when she was raped by classmates at a friend’s house. A photo of her assault was also spread among her peers. A week later, Potter committed suicide after posting on her Facebook wall, ”The [...]
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Who approved these ridiculously sexist “Avengers” T-shirts?

TweetWelp, sexist advertising doesn’t get much more blatant this. Here’s Marvel’s Avengers T-shirt for boys: And for girls: Update: Sign the petition to say we’re #notbuying it. Related: What if dude superheroes posed like lady superheroes? Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetUrge the White House to recognize non-binary genders. Five-year-old girl names dinosaur… after herself. Why didn’t Abigail Fisher get into UT? Support the #NotBuyingIt app! Stop fat shaming Kim Kardashian. A response to Chloe’s piece on “bad” bodies and “bad” feminists. A Horace School alum speaks out about sexual abuse at the school (reported on [...]
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All Malala Everything

Tweet Let Malala Yousafzai be a reminder to all of us of strength, courage and unflinching determination to survive and succeed in a world that demands you to fail. The artists at Zen Pencils have created a beautiful and moving comic of Malala’s story, centering around her profound conviction of the right to educate girls [...]
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Why I’m not looking for the missing Black folks on HBO’s “Girls”

TweetBefore I start: I did not see any of the second season yet, so NO SPOILERS! Anyway…Almost everybody loves HBO’s Girls–even black girls like me who don’t have a TV and have to make arrangements to go watch it at someone else’s place (hence the reason I haven’t seen season 2). I say “almost” because [...]
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