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A model uses her success to underscore some important points about image and privilege.

A model uses her success to underscore some important points about image and privilege. | Gazing | Scoop.it
She exposes that there's a lot more that's fake besides the Photoshopping.
Raya Darcy's insight:

"It'd be difficult to find a single one of us who hasn't been influenced by advertising and images. It's so subtle that a lot of us could probably even tell ourselves we haven't been influenced because it's like the air we breathe — it's around us constantly and we don't even think about it that much."

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This homophobic Tumblr post transformed into a dystopian LGBTI adventure novel and it is amazing - Gay Star News

This homophobic Tumblr post transformed into a dystopian LGBTI adventure novel and it is amazing - Gay Star News | Gazing | Scoop.it
If there was a straight island, gay island and lesbian island, which one would survive?
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5 Times Mark Ruffalo Was A Passionate Feminist

5 Times Mark Ruffalo Was A Passionate Feminist | Gazing | Scoop.it
Mark Ruffalo takes the (feminist) cake.

The 47-year-old actor is no stranger to speaking his mind on important topics including environmental issues, LGBT issues and -- our personal favorite -- fe
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National Treasure Amber Rose Presents Delightful Guide to Mastering the 'Walk of No Shame' 

National Treasure Amber Rose Presents Delightful Guide to Mastering the 'Walk of No Shame'  | Gazing | Scoop.it
Amber Rose is, factually, looking better and having a better time than pretty much everyone. She’s parlayed that into an inspiring public service announcement with Funny or Die, in which she has sex with a rando and struts home the next morning, shoes in hand, going-out dress riding both up and down, waving cheerily at everyone from the milkman to the mayor.
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Remember the 'Rosie the Riveter' image pretty much everybody knows? It's not what you might think.

Remember the 'Rosie the Riveter' image pretty much everybody knows? It's not what you might think. | Gazing | Scoop.it
The image of "Rosie the Riveter" that most people think of is kinda not actually her.
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My life without gender: 'Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have'

My life without gender: 'Strangers are desperate to know what genitalia I have' | Gazing | Scoop.it
Raised a girl, became a boy, and now? From navigating public bathrooms, to choosing what to wear, Tyler Ford on living as a genderless person
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Mattel needs a wake up call: Writer speaks out as geek Barbie book pulled from Amazon

Mattel needs a wake up call: Writer speaks out as geek Barbie book pulled from Amazon | Gazing | Scoop.it
Susan Marenco is having a tough morning. She got 146 emails before she woke up, with headlines like "Shame on you". Then Good Morning America phoned – and all before she'd had her morning coffee.
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The Bechdel test: which pop songs pass it?

The Bechdel test: which pop songs pass it? | Gazing | Scoop.it
Not many is the answer, but Elliphant’s One More is a rare and genuine celebration of girl power
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Watch Emma Watson’s Fantastic Speech On Gender Equality Here

Watch Emma Watson’s Fantastic Speech On Gender Equality Here | Gazing | Scoop.it
Footage of the iconic speech has finally surfaced online.
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The Woman Who Created The Bechdel Test Is Officially A Genius

The Woman Who Created The Bechdel Test Is Officially A Genius | Gazing | Scoop.it
Alison Bechdel -- graphic novelist, cartoonist, all-around feminist superstar -- is a MacArthur Genius.
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Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female | Tor.com | Gazing | Scoop.it
Re-identification of Viking corpses has revealed that half of their warriors were female.
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Eve Ensler: trans people have been caricatures for too long

Eve Ensler: trans people have been caricatures for too long | Gazing | Scoop.it
Transparent, Orange Is the New Black and Sense8 have brought transgender characters to wider TV audiences. But where are all the trans love stories? The author of The Vagina Monologues unveils the sexy new web series Her Story
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The problem with being 'badass'

The problem with being 'badass' | Gazing | Scoop.it
As a battlecry for feel-good feminism, the phrase peaked in ubiquity this year. But is the idea that women should behave like men really something to celebrate?
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Lives transformed: do famous transgender people help the cause?

Lives transformed: do famous transgender people help the cause? | Gazing | Scoop.it
Have celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, Kellie Maloney and Andreja Pejic changed the experience of ordinary transgender people? Elizabeth Day reports
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I’m Proud of Being Trans, and I Don’t Care About Passing | VICE | Australia / NZ

A few months ago, sitting on a tram at lunchtime, I noticed a young girl staring at me with her mouth wide open. Staring back I thought: There's nothing like the puzzled look of a child on public transport to tell you you're not passing.
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'Look like a girl … think like a man': Bic causes outrage on national women's day

'Look like a girl … think like a man': Bic causes outrage on national women's day | Gazing | Scoop.it
Pen manufacturer accused of sexism over its pink ‘for her’ biros in 2012 causes fresh outrage over South Africa women’s day advertisement
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3 Well-Meaning Assumptions About Women You Never Realized Were Sexist

3 Well-Meaning Assumptions About Women You Never Realized Were Sexist | Gazing | Scoop.it
You're probably reinforcing sexist thinking without even realizing it with these well-meaning assumptions about women. What other forms of benevolent sexism would you add to the list?
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Gamergate: How gaming became a feminist issue

Gamergate: How gaming became a feminist issue | Gazing | Scoop.it
A lover's online betrayal has turned into an internet battle of the sexes they're calling Gamergate.
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Domestic violence should NEVER be reported like this.

Domestic violence should NEVER be reported like this. | Gazing | Scoop.it
Murdoch's Courier Mail should take note.
Raya Darcy's insight:

"A newspaper should never use a tragic act of domestic violence to sell more papers".

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emma watson, the "game-changer," and the pitiful standards of celebrity feminism

emma watson, the "game-changer," and the pitiful standards of celebrity feminism | Gazing | Scoop.it
emma watson recently delivered a speech at the UN to launch the HeForShe campaign that would galvanise men and boys as advocates for gender equality and the issues faced by women and girls around t...
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Vitriolic abuse of Anita Sarkeesian: why the games industry needs her

Vitriolic abuse of Anita Sarkeesian: why the games industry needs her | Gazing | Scoop.it
Three weeks ago, well-known feminist gaming critic Anita Sarkeesian was forced to leave her San Francisco home due to an ongoing tirade of abuse and threats. Members of a vocal minority of online trolls…
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Bomb Threat Targeted Anita Sarkeesian, Gaming Awards Last March

Bomb Threat Targeted Anita Sarkeesian, Gaming Awards Last March | Gazing | Scoop.it
An anonymous e-mailer threatened to blow up a bomb at the Game Developers Choice Awards this past March unless the hosts rescinded an award recognizing feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian, the organizers of the event have confirmed to Kotaku.
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Why I Call Her My 'Partner' and Not My 'Girlfriend'

Why I Call Her My 'Partner' and Not My 'Girlfriend' | Gazing | Scoop.it
She is my partner. She is not my girlfriend. Choosing to use the word "partner" is somewhat political, but it is also very personal.
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