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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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What if kids could vote?

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetEd note: This post is part of the second round of the Feministing “So You Think You Can Blog” contributor contest (background here). Stay tuned all week as our six finalists take turns turns covering the blog and giving us a sense of their personal contributor style. The winner of the contest and newest member [...]
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Hook-up culture: Many young women prefer it and that’s not a bad thing

Tweet Pic via Sociological Images. Hanna Rosin has an essay in The Atlantic this month about hook-up culture in anticipation of her book, The End of Men: And the Rise of Women.  I have been curious to see what direction Rosin’s book would go, since I have always been a fan of her well-researched and logical [...]
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Missouri judge terminates mother’s rights to son after being imprisoned from immigration sting

TweetIt truly doesn’t get worse than this:  On Wednesday a Missouri juvenile court judge terminated a Guatemalan woman’s rights to her 5-year-son because they believe she abandoned her child when she was imprisoned after a 2007 immigration sting at a poultry processing plant. Encarnacion Romero, the mother of the child, cried as she was leaving [...]
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80% of 10-year-old girls in the U.S. say they’ve been on a diet

TweetTell me there’s not something seriously fucking wrong with this fact. This is just one of many that have compelled Miss Representation, SPARK, Endangered Bodies and other organizations to host a 3-day long challenge to encourage the public to push women’s and girl’s magazines to take accountability for their direct impact on the epidemic of [...]
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