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Brains aren’t actually ‘male’ or ‘female,’ new study suggests. Stop pretending men and women are from different planets.

Brains aren’t actually ‘male’ or ‘female,’ new study suggests

(iStock) Lots of folks -- well-intentioned and otherwise -- like to point out the supposed differences between male and female brains. But it's time to throw away the brain gender binary, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Brains can't really fit into the categories of "male" or "female" -- their distinguishing features actually vary across a spectrum. [New study finds that your ‘gaydar’ is terrible] It's exciting news for anyone who studies the brain -- or gender. "Whereas a categorical difference in the genitals has always been acknowledged, the question of how far these categories extend into human biology is still not resolved," the authors write in the study.

[They were born identical twin boys, but one always felt she was a girl] Rape Culture 101. [Trigger warning.]

Rape Culture 101

10 Types of Misogynist Men We All Need to Know About – And Then Call Out! How best to articulate and combat? : TwoXChromosomes. So I saw this today: When I saw it, my sense was that it reeked of casual sexism, with a lot of the insults from the disgruntled employee being strongly gendered, as though the incompetence of the manager was somehow linked to being a woman, and needlessly sexualized ("Your breath reeks of corporate cock").

how best to articulate and combat? : TwoXChromosomes

First, am I imagining this? It seems reasonable that someone who is comfortable putting those things in a video for fellow disgruntled coworkers might have expressed themselves with similar language in said workplace before. I understand that much of the video is for effect, but I have certainly overheard those kinds of comments before in the real world. Next, what have you found to be the most effective ways to help someone understand that they're being casually sexist in these sorts of ways? If Women's Roles In Ads Were Played By Men. Smpx comments on Why won't women come to our parties? Male actor dresses as woman to experience sexual harassment. The sacrifices some people make..

How do you see past or ignore the rampant gender bias on Reddit? : TwoXChromosomes. How Misandrist Are You. Remember that idea of a porn site with hot guys and average looking girls? Well, I'm doing it. : TwoXChromosomes. A place of equality and acceptance. WHAT WE PRETEND, "Don’t Tell Me To Smile: A No-Nonsense Guide to... Feminist Interpretations of Emma Goldman - Google Books. Listen Carefully, This Is What Rape Culture Sounds Like In America. Two women just explained the insidious nature of rape culture in under three minutes.

Listen Carefully, This Is What Rape Culture Sounds Like In America

At the 2014 National Poetry Slam in August, spoken word artists Desireé Dallagiacomo and Mwende Katwiwa (a.k.a FreeQuency) performed the poem "American Rape Culture," and explained how some of the songs we sing along to on the radio are directly contributing to rape culture. The result is a bold poem that reminds us how subtle -- and dangerous -- misogyny can be when put to a pop song tune. Dallagiacomo begins the spoken word by pointing out that Robin Thicke sings the line "I know you want it," 18 times in "Blurred Lines. " Katwiwa adds that in Rick Ross' "You Ain't Even Know It" the rapper says, “Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it. Rebel Girls: Our “False Rape” Hysteria is Bullsh*t. Header by Rory Midhani As soon as the Rolling Stone piece on a University of Virginia gang rape began to unravel, I knew what was coming.

Rebel Girls: Our “False Rape” Hysteria is Bullsh*t

The air smelled vaguely of freshly-purchased fedoras. The Internet felt defensive. And so it began. Suddenly, we were all stuck in a conversation on the falsely accused instead of the eternally silenced, a conversation about perpetrators and their struggles instead of rape victims and their trauma, a conversation about whether or not rape is something that even happens instead of a conversation about how to finally make it stop. I am derailing that conversation, and I come bearing every ounce of truth I could muster about “false rape accusations” and the pitiful rape culture the myth of them exemplifies.

So, what’s a “false rape accusation,” anyway? Honestly, the definition of a “false rape” will vary depending on who is talking about it. Let’s start with the basics: a “false” rape and an “unfounded” rape, in the language of the law, are the same thing. The Female Character Flowchart. SUSURRATIONS: "If he’s not calling you, it’s because you are not... 101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women. I’ve considered myself a feminist and male ally to women for quite some time.

101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women

When I took my first Women’s Studies class two years ago with Professor Denise Witzig, little did I know that it would take me down an unsuspecting, beautiful, and transformative path towards feminism. Below, I’ve complied a list of 101 everyday ways for men to be allies to women. I must acknowledge that this post was written with cisgender, heterosexual men as a possible, target audience due to the lack of support from this group. However, I feel that many of these points are applicable on a broader scale. If you have suggestions or additions to this list, I’ve included my email at the end of this post. 1. I’m very intentional in making this point first. 2. In order to be a successful ally, you must make a daily effort to understand privilege. 3. Allies are not perfect by any means. 4. If you’re serious about being an ally, I think this point is somewhat obvious. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.