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Make Me a Sammich
On being a woman in the USA.
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I’m Not Offended

I’m Not Offended | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
by Sid “Don’t get offended.” “People are so easily offended.” “It’s the ‘in thing’ to be offended by something.” Shut up. It isn’t about offense. It’s about acknowledgement, disappointment, and standing up for change.
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Dear Trolls: Thank You

Dear Trolls: Thank You | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Having just returned from a 1.5 week Internet hiatus, I’m posting this because it’s ready to go. What I really ought to be posting about is the verdict that allowed George Zimmerman to walk away a free man after stalking and murdering Trayvon Martin.
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A Quick Note to Those Who Threatened Lindy West (and People Like Her)

A Quick Note to Those Who Threatened Lindy West (and People Like Her) | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
[Trigger Warning for Rape and Rape Threats] To Whom it May Concern:  “You’re too ugly to be raped. I want to rape you just to shut you up.” Look at what you just did. Seriously. Stop, right now, and reread that.
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Five Things I Know After #FBrape

Five Things I Know After #FBrape | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
I’m exceedingly proud to have worked on the #FBrape campaign to end gendered hate speech on Facebook, and of our success in getting the corporate giant to back down.
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Penny Arcade’s Gabe is Willfully Ignorant (Again)

I didn’t intend for this to be a post in and of itself, but trying to export from Storify to WP posted it, so here it is. (For additional context, read No Sacred Cows.) It’s not his ignorance that drives me insane.
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#FBrape: We’re Holding Facebook Accountable. Join Us.

#FBrape: We’re Holding Facebook Accountable. Join Us. | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
It’s gone on far too long. You know exactly what I’m talking about. Facebook’s wacky double-standard (triple? quadruple?
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The Perfection Myth

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Guest post by FrabjousLinz I’ve always struggled with body image. Wait, no, let’s be blunt. I’ve always hated the way I look, alternating with thinking I look OK at best.
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The Male “Default Setting” is Not “Rape”

The Male “Default Setting” is Not “Rape” | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Guest post by Ryan Pytleski Ryan is a MMAS reader and Twitter friend who has consistently displayed a keen desire to understand issues that affect women.
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The “Friend Zone” is Total Fucking Bullshit

The “Friend Zone” is Total Fucking Bullshit | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
I know, I’m late to the party, but it’s my turn to chime in on the ubiquitous Friend Zone conversation/debate/debacle.
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The Kitten Setting: An Experiment

The Kitten Setting: An Experiment | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Recently Mandaray told me about the Kitten Setting: a method for dealing with trolls on the Internet. I’ve been dying to try it out. Behold my first attempt at employing the Kitten Setting. For SCIENCE!
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Rules for Touching Me

Rules for Touching Me | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
by Sid I don’t like being touched. It’s a thing. That whole “three feet of personal space”? Me all over. Get too close and you may notice me inching away (if you pick up on social cues, that is). U...
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Changing the Conversation: Dark Alley Not Required

Changing the Conversation: Dark Alley Not Required | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
This post is part of Change the Conversation: A Day of Blogging About Sexual Assault (#pghSAAM). The usual trigger warnings apply. One of the most dangerous myths facing us today is that of the pre...
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#SAAM Facts: Arm Yourself

#SAAM Facts: Arm Yourself | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Last fall when the GOP was falling all over itself to determine who in their ranks could make the most asinine comment revealing their ignorance about rape and biology and pretty much everything, Soraya Chemaly wrote this article on HuffPo...
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Does This Rag Smell Like Chloroform to You?

Does This Rag Smell Like Chloroform to You? | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
[Trigger warning for discussion of rape.] This article contains spoilers. Dishonored is a game about choices and the effects of those choices.
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Confessions of a Feminist Butt | The Outlier Collective

Confessions of a Feminist Butt | The Outlier Collective | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Today I have a guest post up at The Outlier Collective for their week of conversation about Feminism. Have a look at this and the other contributions, as well as the conversations that have ensued. Fascinating stuff.
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Their Fear is Justified (or Why Speaking Out In Your Community Is Important)

Their Fear is Justified (or Why Speaking Out In Your Community Is Important) | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Guest post by Zachary Jernigan I asked Zack for a post in response to recent kerfuffles, debacles, and all-out flame-wars in the science fiction community.
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No Sacred Cows

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I’ve been at this blogger-activist thing less than a year, but I know I’ve said it more than once: I strongly believe we have to hold ourselves and our allies to the same standards we do our opponents.
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Why #FBrape is Not About Free Speech

Why #FBrape is Not About Free Speech | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
This is an opinion piece I submitted to the Seattle Times in response to an ACLU blog post claiming Facebook’s decision to apply their existing standards to gendered hate speech is bad for “free speech” on the Internet.
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How to Report an Asshole on Twitter

How to Report an Asshole on Twitter | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
[TW: Rape, Assholery] Today’s Asshole: Jose Canseco Mr. Canseco, a Very Famous Athlete, is accused of rape. Today he decided the best possible course of action was to out his accuser on Twitter.
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Learn This Word: Maybe

Learn This Word: Maybe | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Guest post by Joseph Paul Haines Joe posted this “rant” on Facebook yesterday and kindly gave me permission to share it here. Enjoy. ~Rosie After listening to a bunch of misogynistic bullshit lately I’d like to make a small suggestion.
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The Day the Onion Died

The Day the Onion Died | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Or at least, one can hope, because these assholes obviously haven’t learned anything. (It’s been dead to me since Quvenzhané.) Hey, The Onion? Violence against women isn’t funny. It wasn’t funny at the Oscars, and it isn’t funny now.
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How Many of Me Equals One Man?

How Many of Me Equals One Man? | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
by Sid I work for a game company. Of late, I’ve taken issue with some of the content we’re receiving, and I’ve been everything but quiet about it. I’ve written letters to management and blatantly refused to work on it.
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I Didn’t Know it was Sexual Assault

I Didn’t Know it was Sexual Assault | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Guest post by FrabjousLinz (originally appeared at her LiveJournal) (Trigger warning: this post talks about sexual assault and rape.
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Stop Telling Women to Smile

Stop Telling Women to Smile | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
The title of this post is the name of a street art project by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh aimed at raising awareness in men that street harassment is not ok, and in women that it’s perfectly acceptable to wish–and even to insist–that men would not demand...
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How Cool is This?

How Cool is This? | Make Me a Sammich | Scoop.it
Guest post by Ro Note: Ro transitioned several years ago. However, she lived in an isolated setting and had no access to transportation. Late last year, she moved to a village and what follows is her incredible experience.
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