Posts Tagged Sexism

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New study confirms that anger bolsters men’s authority while undermining women’s

I think most of us probably don’t need academic research to know there’s a double standard when it comes to how men’s and women’s expressions of anger are received. But a new study confirms it: anger tends to bolster men’s authority while undermining women’s. 

I think most of us probably don’t need academic research to know there’s a double standard when it comes to how men’s and women’s expressions of anger are received. But a new study confirms it: anger ...

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Apple rejects satirical app that exposes politicians who are against repro rights

Comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and vocal reproductive rights advocate, recently created Hinder, a satirical app that shows you which politicians are trying to limit access to birth control, abortion, and sex education in your state.

Comedian Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and vocal reproductive rights advocate, recently created Hinder, a satirical app that shows you which politicians are trying to limit access to birth control, abortion, and sex education in ...

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Feministing Reads: Joanna Russ’s “We Who Are About To…”

One of the most enduring themes of mainstream fiction is heroism against impossible odds: no matter how staggeringly unlikely the hero’s ultimate triumph may be, you can rest assured that through some contrivance, it will be secured by the end of the third act. But, even if it’s a bit hopeless, might there not be something interesting and profoundly human in impossibility itself?

One of the most enduring themes of mainstream fiction is heroism against impossible odds: no matter how staggeringly unlikely the hero’s ultimate triumph may be, you can rest assured that through some contrivance, it will be secured ...

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New favorite Instagram: Feminist_Tinder

I’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the guys do the rest. 

I’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the ...

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On street harassment: Asking for it

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, bird ready to flip. Most days I walk down the street with my bitch face very active. Keep away! I want to shout. My pussy secretes poison! My nipples shoot fire! Touch me and your fingers will burn off! 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, ...

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