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Actual words people say to a blonde woman studying engineering at MIT

Actual words people say to a blonde woman studying engineering at MIT | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Sometimes I feel as if in saying that I attend MIT, I’m telling a blonde joke.
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#StartWithTheBoys ​- A film by Vinil Mathew starring Madhuri Dixit for #VogueEmpower - YouTube

We teach our “tough boys” not to cry, but instead we should teach them not to make women in their lives cry. 'Start With The Boys', a short film directed by ...
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"Boys don't cry" is a subtle way to say that expressing emotions is weak and un-masculine, and pushes the idea that agressive, "tough-guy" attitudes are not only ok, but the only valid way to express emotions as a man. 

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The feminist T-shirt scandal exposes an entire system of exploitation

The feminist T-shirt scandal exposes an entire system of exploitation | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
With allegations of low worker wages and poor conditions for the Mauritius women who made the The Fawcett Society feminist T-shirt, is the scandal a lesson in the perils of ‘commodity feminism’?
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Rape and death threats are terrorizing female gamers. Why haven’t men in tech spoken out?

Rape and death threats are terrorizing female gamers. Why haven’t men in tech spoken out? | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
I'm Gamergate's latest victim.
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Efua Dorkenoo Dies at 65; Key Foe of Genital Cutting in Africa, Middle East

Efua Dorkenoo Dies at 65; Key Foe of Genital Cutting in Africa, Middle East | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
She helped lead a successful 30-year campaign against the tradition of genital cutting of girls and women, mainly in Africa and the Middle East, by casting the practice as a human rights violation.
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Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Imposing a Women’s Studies Curriculum on your Disney Princess. Someday she’ll thank you!
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A Female Game Developer Had To Flee After Her Address Was Posted Online...

A Female Game Developer Had To Flee After Her Address Was Posted Online... | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
"The police just came by. Husband and I are going somewhere safe," professional game developer Brianna Wu tweeted on Saturday night.
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A Sainsbury's Store Asked A Lesbian Couple To Leave Because They Kissed And A Customer Complained

A Sainsbury's Store Asked A Lesbian Couple To Leave Because They Kissed And A Customer Complained | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
And to cap it all, they did it on National Coming Out Day.
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In-debt idols send wrong message to girls

In-debt idols send wrong message to girls | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago a female pop group called The Margarines debuted via a Tokyo news conference. Since Japanese show business has no shortage of young women who want to sing ...
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What Counts? Elizabeth Ellen and What Makes A Victim

What Counts? Elizabeth Ellen and What Makes A Victim | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
On Elizabeth Ellen's recent essay on rape accusations, and the nature of victimization.
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On sexism in the alt-lit community and a message for all us wannabe male feminists

On sexism in the alt-lit community and a message for all us wannabe male feminists | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
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Teenager killed in Egypt while defending women from sexual harassment | Egyptian Streets

Teenager killed in Egypt while defending women from sexual harassment | Egyptian Streets | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Ahmed Fayed, 17, stabbed to death while helping women escape sexual harassment Ahmed Fayed, 17, was stabbed to death on Sunday while attempting to rescue women
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Virginia Cases Show Vulnerability of Women on Campus

Virginia Cases Show Vulnerability of Women on Campus | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
The safety of female students is a focus at the University of Virginia after a man was linked to the recent disappearance of Hannah Graham, a student, and a killing in 2009.
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Interview: Caitlin Moran on the Working Class, Masturbation, and Writing a Novel

Interview: Caitlin Moran on the Working Class, Masturbation, and Writing a Novel | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
"I'm very much a bitch-gotta-pay-rent girl. I worked my way up from the ghetto and I think women should be paid for their great ideas."
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WINNER: Dance Your PhD Contest 2014! - YouTube

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"Uma Nagendra isn’t just a biologist, she’s also a talented trapeze choreographer, and she was joined by colleagues to present her PhD in plant-soil feedbacks after severe tornado damage in unique fashion. The University of Georgia student won first prize in the annual Dance Your PhD competition, run by the Science journal, its publisher AAAS and HighWire Press, winning a $1,000 prize in the process."

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Silent Veil - A Documentary by Depilex Smileagain

Silent Veil is a documentary film by Depilex Smileagain about the acid burn victims in Pakistan. Depilex Smileagain is a supportive organization which helps in the rehabilitation of such victims by providing them with surgeries and skin treatments. Once the acid victims have recovered, Depilex Smileagain also trains them professionally in their fields of choice and also helps them getting a job or starting a business of their own.
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For Asia’s Gays, Taiwan Stands Out as Beacon

For Asia’s Gays, Taiwan Stands Out as Beacon | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Unlike its neighbors, Taiwan has offered workplace protection to gays and lesbians, and activists say legal same-sex marriage is only a matter of time.
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What I Learned From Talking Back To Men

What I Learned From Talking Back To Men | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Harnessing the courage within myself—courage I didn’t even know I had—to coolly, calmly call this guy out has made me a better human being.
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Revenge porn to be criminal offence with threat of two years in jail

Revenge porn to be criminal offence with threat of two years in jail | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
New legislation will punish practice of sharing sexually explicit media on internet without consent, says justice secretary
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Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made
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Chart: The Typical White Family Is 20 Times Wealthier Than the Typical Black Family

Chart: The Typical White Family Is 20 Times Wealthier Than the Typical Black Family | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Income inequality isn't distributed equally.
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How feminism could save Japan from demographic doom

How feminism could save Japan from demographic doom | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it

Japan isn't having enough babies. Blame the labor market — and sexism.


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“Sit back and shut the f*ck up”: On taxis, gender, and power

“Sit back and shut the f*ck up”: On taxis, gender, and power | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it

“Sit back and shut the f*ck up”: On taxis, gender, and power http://t.co/WGWjc0xj0k via @feministing


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The Danger of Letting Monsters Pass As Internet Trolls | VICE News

The Danger of Letting Monsters Pass As Internet Trolls | VICE News | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Even when expressing neo-Nazi beliefs or getting dozens of drag queens' Facebook accounts suspended, trolls are allowed to enjoy a moral ambiguity.
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The DA-Zed guide to Nicki Minaj

The DA-Zed guide to Nicki Minaj | A Feminist Eye | Scoop.it
Getting fired from her waitress job and why she (briefly) quit twitter – the inside scoop on 26 of our cover star's finest moments
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