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Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl

Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl

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Victoria's Secret model Cameron Russell gives TED talk on why girls SHOULDN'T want to be supermodels AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY Cameron Russell walking the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 7, 2012 in New York Cameron Russell, the catwalk superstar and lingerie model for Victoria's Secret has taken to the stage at a TED event in Washington DC. The 25-year-old model advised young girls against following her path. Appearing at the event alongside top scientists, economists and political advisors, including former Secretary of State Colin Powell and inspirational soprano singer Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick, who received a double lung transplant in 2009, Russell took to the stage in October to explore her experience of body image and the modeling industry in a ten-minute talk, a video of which was posted online December 6 and has been generating buzz this week. The TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 session was titled 'Be Fearless'.

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement - Duke Special Collections Documents from theWomen's Liberation Movement An On-line Archival Collection Special Collections Library, Duke University [ Subject Categories | Keyword Search | Links ] The War on Suffrage “Nine little Suffergets, Finding boys to hate, One kisses Willie Jones, And then there are Eight.” Ten Little Suffergets tells the sad tale of ten little girls who lose their pro-suffrage leanings when they spy shiny objects like toys, men, and the Sandman. The 1915 picture book ends with the final baby suffragette cracking her baby doll’s head open. The Difference Between Sex Appeal and Sexual Objectification by Lisa Wade, PhD, Feb 11, 2013, at 12:00 pm Over at Feministing, Maya Dusenbery made a great observation about the conservative response to Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show. Conservatives widely criticized her for sexually objectifying herself. She made her “sex appeal the main attraction,” said one commentator, who said that Beyoncé “humping the stage and flashing her lady bits to the camera” made her “sad.” Another said that her performance was “tasteless and unedifying.” Dusenbery notes that the definition of sexual objectification is the reduction of a person to their sex appeal only.

An interview with Jim Sterling about sexism in game culture Jim Sterling, a staff writer for Destructoid and weekly video blogger for The Escapist, is a pretty big name in the video game blogosphere, as someone who has been doing it for quite a while and one of the few professional video game bloggers out there. He has gained quite a bit of influence as a reviewer for pushing back against game companies who want nothing more than shills for their games instead of real, honest reviews. Sadly, Jim Sterling also had a pretty unfortunate history of saying really sexist things. To be honest, I’d pretty considered Jim Sterling a bit of a lost cause, so I mostly stopped paying attention to him for the last year or so. That is, until two of his recent Jimquisition videos caught my attention: This video about the creepy cull of female protagonists in video games and this video about the objectification of women being inherently unequal to the treatment of men in games.

Anatomy of an unsafe abortion I was in clinic when I heard the overhead STAT page to the emergency room. As I sprinted down the stairs, I ran through the possible scenarios. I wasn’t on call, so the day to day gynecologic emergencies weren’t my purview. I hadn’t operated on anyone in the past few weeks, so unlikely to be one of my own patients with a complication. Logically there was only one conclusion. The Egregious, Awful and Downright Wrong Reactions to the Steubenville Rape Trial Verdict I've not commented either way on this case or any other case like it but I, personally, feel that the media circus surrounding rape cases, (In the UK and USA, at least,) is too much. The punishments are arguable as they vary from too short (a few weeks/months) to 1/3 of a normal life span, but the media circus is what is truly unfair. These people have their faces plastered across the news for days/weeks (Even before they are proven guilty,) and, as a result of that, these guys will be much harder to employ. People might avoid them.

See how quickly a society can shift its sexual attitudes At TEDGlobal 2013, Shereen El Feki shared how her research in the Middle East revealed more conservative attitudes about sex than existed in the 10th century. Photo: James Duncan Davidson “The political and the sexual are intimate bedfellows,” says Shereen El Feki in yesterday’s talk. “That is true for all of us, no matter where we live and love.” Frat Email Explains Women Are "Targets," Not "Actual People" I'm sure that there are going to be a lot of people who respond to something like this with the attitude that's it's not really a big deal. I mean, yeah, it's pretty disgusting but like Free Speech and stuff and besides can't you take a joke, you humorless lesbian shitass? Here's the thing though. It's not enough to just tell me to just avoid people like this or to not bless them with access to my pie. It's not enough to say that as long as I don't have to date this guy, it doesn't really matter what he thinks. Because his thinking does affect me-just the fact that this email exists affects me.

How To Be A B*tch Fail to smile every moment you are in public or around other people, because the first sure sign that a woman is a bitch is any expression that does not indicate happiness. Be assertive when you talk to people especially when you‘re standing up for yourself after you’ve felt insulted or disrespected. Be genuinely competitive in anything and you will not only be seen as a bitch who is too concerned with winning, you’ll also be seen as “manly” because only men compete, women are supposed to collaborate. Be well-dressed. Bitches are always well-dressed because they are obviously trying to prove that they’re better than everyone else.