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Your Guide to 'Not All Men,' the Best Meme on the Internet

Your Guide to 'Not All Men,' the Best Meme on the Internet | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
The universe holds immutable truths: matter cannot be created or destroyed, an object in motion will stay at motion unless acted on by an outside force, and any time a woman points out sexist bullshit, some hero's opinion will gallantly ride in on a fedora, chiming in "Not All Men!"
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Some hilarious insight on the #NotAllMen trend :)

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The Most Powerful #YesAllWomen Tweets

The Most Powerful #YesAllWomen Tweets | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
The suspect in Friday's killings in Santa Barbara, Calif. wrote a manifesto promising revenge on all the women who had rejected him. But Twitter users responded with their own thoughts on and experiences of misogyny, centered around the hashtag #YesAllWomen
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8…10…13 ways to perpetuate the ‘good wife’ patriarchy | Mail & Guardian Women

8…10…13 ways to perpetuate the ‘good wife’ patriarchy | Mail & Guardian Women | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
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Spot-on, funny South African article about how the 50s Housewife expectation can still be found online today. 

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Childhood Gender Roles In Adult Life - YouTube

Boys will be boys. Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1pADF80 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ilcE7k Post to Twitter: http://bit.ly/1rZuqjK M...
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If we find applying childhood gender roles to adults absurd, why do we apply them to our children in the first place? #gendernormsarestoooopid

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EverydaySexism (EverydaySexism) on Twitter

EverydaySexism (EverydaySexism) on Twitter | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
The latest from EverydaySexism (@EverydaySexism). Documenting experiences of sexism,harassment and assault to show how bad the problem is &create solidarity. We may add tweets with our @ or # in to the project. London
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@EverydaySexism constantly retweets women everywhere's everyday experiences of sexism. This way, we raise awareness of how people suffer from sexism everywhere, every day. You can't ignore it if it's staring you in the face. 

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political blonde | Human Rights – Feminism – Shoes

political blonde | Human Rights – Feminism – Shoes | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
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Feminist Joan Smith's website

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Is misogyny worse now than before the internet?

Is misogyny worse now than before the internet? | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
We asked five feminists whether sexism has become more prevalent in the digital age, or simply more visible
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Stunning reflections from five prominent feminists. 

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The Future of (Online) Feminism [Infographic] | Valenti Martin Media

The Future of (Online) Feminism [Infographic] | Valenti Martin Media | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
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A brilliant infographic from FemFuture, who believe that the future of feminism lies in the "online revolution". 

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Misogyny and the Internet: for better or worse? | | New Media Lab |

Misogyny and the Internet: for better or worse? | | New Media Lab | | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
Die-hard internet enthusiasts would hail blogging and social media for empowering the feminist movement by “giving a voice to the voiceless”. Sceptics remind us, though, that the same set of online tools make misogyny easier than ever
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Internet, We Need to Talk. It's About Your Sexism

Internet, We Need to Talk. It's About Your Sexism | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
The Internet is a fantastic place, boasting a wealth of information, advice and tools that can enrich the lives of those who use it. Communication is far easier than ever before, through the vast a...
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Some stunningly articulate, well-researched and in-depth insight on patriarchy in the online sphere. 

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The quiet violence of sexist language | Thought Leader

The quiet violence of sexist language | Thought Leader | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
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Some appropriate commentary on the South African public's response to the recent shooting at Rhodes University. 

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17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex

17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
It's time to change the narrative.
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Online exposure of destructive gender norms. 

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Why everyone should read #YesAllWomen on Twitter after Elliot Rodger’s rampage in Santa Barbara

Why everyone should read #YesAllWomen on Twitter after Elliot Rodger’s rampage in Santa Barbara | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
ELLIOT Rodger said his bloody rampage was “retribution” for being constantly rejected by women. Social media has responded in force with the #YesAllWomen hashtag trending on Twitter from people determined that Rodger would not have the final word.
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The origins of the #YesAllWomen hashtag!

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New Statesman | Let's call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism

New Statesman | Let's call the Isla Vista killings what they were: misogynist extremism | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
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Brilliant commentary by Laurie Penny on the Isla Vista killings. 

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Meet "Feminist Frank," A New Meme That You're Going To Wish Was An Actual Guy

Meet "Feminist Frank," A New Meme That You're Going To Wish Was An Actual Guy | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
Feminist Frank, will you be my boyfriend? (Images courtesy of Imgur .)
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Feminism's new favourite meme. 

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Examples of online misogyny and abuse | End Online Misogyny

Examples of online misogyny and abuse | End Online Misogyny | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
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A collection of examples of online misogyny. 

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Beatrix Campbell - Writer, Feminist, Green Party, Playwright, Broadcaster, Social Commentator

Beatrix Campbell - Writer, Feminist, Green Party, Playwright, Broadcaster, Social Commentator | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
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How the internet made misogyny easy - Telegraph

How the internet made misogyny easy - Telegraph | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
BBC Two's Blurred Lines: the New Battle of the Sexes showed that misogyny has become easier to express, says Michael Deacon
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Stunningly-written article from The Telegraph on how the internet makes misogyny easier. 

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17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Boys About Sex

17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Boys About Sex | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
Time to change the narrative.
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A brilliant list of popular culture's horrible effects on male sexuality & psyche. Useful to people of all genders, actually.

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Dear Internet, can you save us from high school Sex Ed? | | New Media Lab |

Dear Internet, can you save us from high school Sex Ed? | | New Media Lab | | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
I learnt some incredible things in high school Sex Ed. One was that a woman’s hymen is structured like the seal on a Ricoffy tin: that once she has sex, her body is open for business and will never be the same again. (I remember the sneaking
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No Shame for Victim-blamers | | New Media Lab |

No Shame for Victim-blamers | | New Media Lab | | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
What?!” Paul has been absent-mindedly scrolling on his laptop for a while, but now he has found something that really removes him from our jovial meeting. “Two people were shot dead..! In a res
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Do the benefits of social media make up for the safe, sinister shadow it provides for anyone wishing to make a harmful or discriminatory statement without facing its social consequences? 

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Five reasons why South African Sex Education sucks

Five reasons why South African Sex Education sucks | Sex, Gender and the World Wide Web | Scoop.it
Brace yourselves for the understatement of the century: South Africa has a problem with sex.
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