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Fark Bans Misogyny From Its Online Forums, Proves It's Possible. The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape. Many forces can drive a male college student to commit sexual assault.

The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

But one of the most important may be the company he keeps. A number of studies, on college campuses and elsewhere, have shown that having friends who support violence against women is a big risk factor for committing sexual assault. Now prevention efforts are exploring the idea that having male friends who object to violence against women can be a powerful antidote to rape on college campuses. "One of the things that matters most to boys and emerging adult men is the opinion of other men," says John Foubert, a researcher at Oklahoma State University who studies rape prevention among young men. One of the most well-known studies on perpetrators of campus sexual assault is psychologist David Lisak's 2002 "undetected rapists" study. He surveyed about 1,800 men, asking them a wide range of questions about their sexual experiences. All told, 120 men in the sample, or about 6 percent of the total, had raped women they knew. Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women.

Here’s What Happened When 50 Women Documented Fat Shaming for a Week. You know body shaming of women is out of control when even Sports Illustrated cover model Chrissy Teigen gets fired for being “fat.”

Here’s What Happened When 50 Women Documented Fat Shaming for a Week

But what’s daily life like for the average overweight or obese woman? A new study published in the Journal of Health Psychology reveals just how vicious the bullying and harassment they experience is. The researchers asked 50 overweight or obese women to keep a diary for a week, writing down every single incident in which they were insulted, humiliated, or bullied by others because of their size. During those seven days, the women reported a shocking 1,077 weight-stigmatizing events. The willfully ignorant women who post on 'Women Against Feminism' - LA Times. Two seemingly unrelated stories about feminism, sexism and social media caught my eye this week.

The willfully ignorant women who post on 'Women Against Feminism' - LA Times

The first is a kerfuffle over American Apparel’s back-to-school campaign, which featured -- at least briefly, on its Instagram account in the U.K . -- a young model in a plaid mini skirt leaning into the open window of what looks like an American muscle car. Shot from behind, her skirt is hiked, offering the viewer what is essentially a suggestive crotch shot. Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out : Goats and ... Nimco Ali was 7 when her parents took her Djibouti to have her genitals mutilated.

Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out : Goats and ...

Now the 30-year-old is a leading activist against the practice in England. Courtesy of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner hide caption itoggle captionCourtesy of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Nimco Ali was 7 when her parents took her Djibouti to have her genitals mutilated. Now the 30-year-old is a leading activist against the practice in England. Courtesy of West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner When Nimco Ali was 7, she thought her family was going on vacation. Ali doesn't remember the exact location. Female Writer Faces Twitter Backlash After Asking About Tampons. Trending on Related Blogs How I Became Thousands of Nerds' Worst Enemy by Tweeting a Photo 919 people reading on Gawker Let's Stop Trying To Teach Students Critical Thinking 490 people reading on io9 The Supersonic Nazi Rocket Concept Designed to Bomb Any City in 1 Hour 461 people reading on Gizmodo.

Female Writer Faces Twitter Backlash After Asking About Tampons

It's Simple, Invest In A Girl, Invest In The World. This infographic, courtesy of UNICEF, Every Woman Every Child and UN Global Education First Initiative, illustrates how investing in women and girls, is an investment in the world.

It's Simple, Invest In A Girl, Invest In The World

A girl multiplies the impact of an investment made in her future by extending benefits to the world around her. When girls and women earn income, they are likely to reinvest 90% of it into their families. In a recent letter to The New York Times entitled, Help Boys, but Don’t Shortchange Girls, Gloria Steinem, Pamela Shifman and Girls Inc., outline the lack of funding for girls by foundations, “Foundation funding directed to girls and women remains less than 7.5 percent of all foundation funding; funding dedicated to girls and women of color has, to our knowledge, never been counted.”

It’s simple, investing in women and girls is the right and smart thing to do! Other Stories You Might Like. Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health. Raising children in societies that adhere to rigid gender roles, with fixed ideas about what should be considered “masculine” and “feminine,” can actually be detrimental to their physical and mental health, according to a study that observed 14-year-olds’ interactions over a three month period.

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health

“Usually we think of gender as natural and biological, but it’s not… We actually construct it in ways that have problematic and largely unacknowledged health risks,” lead researcher Maria do Mar Pereira, the deputy director for the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, explained in an interview with ThinkProgress. Pereira drew her conclusions after being embedded in a class of teenagers in Lisbon, Portugal. Skirting Ochobo: Big Business Finds a Way around Local Customs.

Ten women marched in defiance of the stigma against women smoking cigarettes as part of the New York Easter Day Parade in 1929.

Skirting Ochobo: Big Business Finds a Way around Local Customs

The interesting thing was, however, it was all a sham. The tobacco industry had set the whole thing up with the help of public relations mastermind, Edward Bernays. American Tobacco Company President George Hill knew cigarette sales would skyrocket if more U.S. women smoked, a behavior reserved for men in the 1920s that had closed off the female market. Within one year of Bernay’s stint, women were smoking. Today, similarly, Japanese fast-food has found a way to bypass the cultural stigmas that impede their profits.

The burger chain invented a wrapper that would allow women to open their mouths larger, but not be seen: the liberation wrapper. France Just Passed A Sweeping Gender Equality Law To Make It Easier To Get An... By Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on Share this:

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Writing About Writing (And Occasionally Some Writing): Changing The Creepy Gu... How being a writer helped me rewrite a sexist trope...for real.

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[Edit 3 (7/25/13): I speak to some of the more common comments, questions, and criticisms I've recieved in this Mailbox article. Edit 2 (7/18/13): Continue comments at the dedicated entry for the continuation of comments if you want a reply from me.Edit 1 (7/16/13): This post has gone viral and it now accounts for over half the traffic that this blog has ever received since I started it in February of 2012.

Unfortunately, that means it's starting to show signs of conforming to the laws governing the "bottom half of the internet. " A Woman Wore A Hidden Camera To Show How Many Times In A Day She Gets Harasse... It's constant, it's inescapable, it's hard to get away from. You know, your general whistles, catcalls, "hey," that kind of stuff. I've been harassed by white men and black men and Latino men and Asian men. The Bro-Country Backlash Is Here. "Girl in a Country Song" skewers the last few years of Nashville machismo—which is a refreshing change, and smart business.

Dot Records Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye are calling Nashville out. Not that you’d know it to hear them talk. The two 18 year olds, who together make up new country duo Maddie & Tae, come across as sweet, effervescent, and totally innocuous when talking about their upcoming debut single, “Girl in a Country Song.” Still a long way to go with workplace discrimination Chicago Tribune 7/28/14. Most Americans believe workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is illegal under federal law. It is not. A poll this year by the Public Religion Research Institute identified this misconception, and it also found that majorities “of both political parties and every major religious group support workplace non-discrimination laws for gay and lesbian people.”

Despite that support, Congress has been unable. For females in film, progress is Frozen. Anna and Elsa managed to rescue their kingdom from perpetual winter in the animated hit Frozen, but the challenge Hollywood faces now is to save other female characters and actors from being iced out of speaking roles in film. A new study from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative (MDSCI) at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism reveals that less than a third of all speaking characters were female across six years and 600 films. In 2013, females represented just 29.2 percent of all speaking characters. The researchers assessed every character who spoke one or more words on screen — more than 25,000 characters in all from the top grossing films released from 2007 to 2013.

The report is the largest, most comprehensive analysis of gender prevalence in recent film to date. The report is the largest, most comprehensive analysis of gender prevalence in recent film to date. Poehler and Fey lead the way Stacy Smith, left, discusses findings with her researchers. Bustle. Bright lipstick is for hussies, gal. Take that off. 23 Women Show Us Their Favorite Position. Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To. Beyonce Shuts Down Women Against Feminism With A Single Snap. Men aren’t entitled to women's time or affection. But it's a hard lesson to l... About a year after I graduated from college, I met the woman I was going to marry. Study: Young female scientists face sexual harassment, assault while in the f... Kate Clancy, the University of Illinois anthropologist who led the study.

Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Are Quietly Becoming The New Thing At Colleges. A popular student center at Northwestern University is the latest college campus facility to embrace gender-neutral bathrooms. EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers. Op-Ed: Feminism and the PIC: Why “Add-Incarceration-and-Stir” Doesn’t Cut It. By Jeanne Flavin and Laura Huss Many mainstream feminist and prochoice groups have been reluctant to adopt intersectional approaches and to declare common cause with other progressive movements. “Trophy Scarves”: Race, Gender, and the Woman-as-Prop Trope (NSFW) At the end of last year, Robin Thicke took a lot of heat for both the lyrics of his song, Blurred Lines, and the accompanying video. Why I Quit My College Fraternity. Standing up for men Chicago Tribune 7/10/14. ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — The feminists hadn’t shown up yet, but they could, at any moment, with their protest signs and screaming. The threat of them was an infuriating and exhilarating specter throughout the weekend, a symbol of the oppression facing the men’s rights activists who had gathered last month to meet for their inaugural conference.

Fox News Advises Women To Ditch Feminism, Offers Tips To 'Keep Your Husband Happy' Major New Study Finds Kids Raised By Same-Sex Couples Are 'Healthier And Happier' These Quotes From Students Nail Everything That's Wrong With School Dress Codes. School Sends Letter Home Declaring That Student Isn't Dressed Appropriately — In Jeans And A T-Shirt. #SurvivorPrivilege shows George Will just how fun it is to be a rape survivor. Order bans bias against gay staff Chicago Tribune 6/17/14. Michele Bachmann Rails Against Proposed National Women's History Museum. Parents Of Transgender Son Share Their Emotional Story With Inspirational Min... 51 Pretty Shocking Facts That Make Things Harder For Every Woman You Have Ever Met.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects challenge to Calif. law banning ‘gay cure’ therapy. When She Turned The Tables On This Reporter, It Got Hella Awkward And Proved ... Calif. High School Students Accused of Using a ‘Prom Draft’ to Find Date. In 2014, The Classical World Still Can't Stop Fat-Shaming Women : Deceptive C... Famous Nude Paintings Get Photoshopped To Fit Today's Beauty Standards. This Is What Bullying An Adult For Being Gay Sounds Like. You May Not Even Realize You've Done It.

How Being a Stay At Home Dad Made Me Embrace My Inner Feminist. 1a3.jpg (320×320) Denying feminism a vexing trend for young celebrities. Janet Mock flips the script and interrogates a cis journalist on her womanhood. Students Saw A Gay Couple Kiss In Front Of Kids, And The Students Got Mad For All The Right Reasons. A Few High School Boys Send Their Instructor A Clear Message After She Teache... National Center for Transgender Equality: News. Wendy Davis Greeted By 'Abortion Barbie' Posters In Los Angeles.

Women React to a Murder Spree at UCSB With an Airing of Grievances. Two Very Powerful Women Get Asked About Double Standards. Their Responses Pro... If This Happened To People Who Work Regular Jobs, It'd Be Headline News For Months, Maybe Years. I Only Hit You Because You Have A Job: Working Women And Domestic Violence. “Dude, You Need to Get into Nursing”: How Organizations Recruit Men to Nursing. To increase diversity, tech companies must revamp the way they recruit Chicago Tribune 6/12/14. Homophobia Hinders Women in Building Trades. Gender Bias in ER Heart Attack Care: Men Get Help Faster. If 3 Little Girls Did This To My House, I'd Do Everything I Could To Get Them...

Gender at the NY Times: The Most Comprehensive Analysis Ever. Sociological Images - Role models and gender stereotyping. By Gwen... High school edits yearbook photos deemed immodest. Women 'Complain A Lot, Interrupt,' Developer Says At Conference : All Tech Co... News.ca Mobile. The Cops Called It A Lovers' Quarrel. She Took Polaroids And Proved Them Wrong.

LEGO To Release Female Scientist Figurines. Thankfully, Violence Against Women on the Decline. Study shows domestic violence falls as women gain rights from land ownership. Where Are All The Male Teachers. Not all men: How discussing women’s issues gets derailed. Stopdomesticviolence. A-fight-as-us-girls-face-genital-cutting-abroad. No prison time for Indiana man convicted of drugging, raping wife. Gender Neutral Bathrooms: Solving the Sign Problem. SPEAKING OUT FOR GIRLS Chicago Tribune 6/22/14. Woman, 18, survives ‘honor killing’ attempt Chicago Tribune 6/6/14. Do Men Feel the Sting of Sexism? You Bet We Do. - Eminem Terrified As Daughter Begins Dating Man Raised On His Music. The New American Man Doesn't Look Like His Father. Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys. TRUE IDENTITY Chicago Tribune 6/24/14. Saturday Stat: Women’s Refusal to be Deferent and the Words that Describe Them.

5 Things You Shouldn't Say to Women Who Don't Want Children. On Teen Sexting: Same Sexism, Different Technology. Dark days for McMahon Chicago Tribune 6/18/14. The DMV Refused To Give A 16-Year-Old Boy His License Until He Removed His Makeup. Why We Need More Positive Representations of Women in Sports Media and How We Can Support Them. Representations of Gender in Father’s Day Cards. The Last Women Foot Binders Of China Deserve To Be Seen. La. governor enacts new limits on abortion clinics 6/13/14. To Fight Campus Rape, Culture Must Change : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture. How Boys Teach Each Other to Be Boys. The Invention of the Playboy. Are You Working Hard Enough to Achieve Your Natural Body?

The Truth Behind 'Men's Body Wash' And 'Women's Body Wash' Will Make You Feel Dirty. LEGO To Release Female Scientist Figurines.