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Strong Female Characters—Jane Bingum, Drop Dead Diva
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A new paper on sexting among adolescents … called ‘Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t … If You’re a Girl’… [finds] that both girls and boys send and receive naked or semi-naked pictures of themselves with some regularity, but only the girls are socially punished for it. ‘Boys in our study described girls who did send sexts as ‘sluts’ or ‘insecure,’ whereas they characterized girls who did not send sexts as ‘prude’ or ‘stuck up,” University of Michigan researchers Julia Lippman and Scott Campbell write in the Journal of Children and Media. ‘This indicates that sexting is a lose–lose proposition for girls; regardless of whether or not they sext, their behavior is evaluated in harsh—and often sexist—terms.
Seriously. You want to be coddled from birth to grave? Talk about feminist entitlement.How dare someone want their own fucking insurance which they PAY for to cover medication that is essential to most people’s lives? Do you know how many people rely on birth control for its effects on periods, or how it treats ovarian cysts? No obviously not so shut up with your ignorant shit
Birth control costs hundreds of dollars a year; an IUD costs about the same as a month’s salary working at minimum wage. 34% of American women voters report having not been able to afford contraception consistently over the course of their lives, and unintended pregnancies cost the government millions of dollars in social services costs that ultimately get passed on to the taxpayer. Maybe if employees were paid sufficiently, we could have a conversation about employees paying for them themselves, but since the minimum wage already isn’t a living wage, let’s bypass that and talk about how contraception is healthcare and health insurance should cover it. I don’t see anyone suing over the fact that the health insurance they provide covers Viagra.
Folks, it is 2014 and I can’t believe I have to say this but…the word “feminazi” has got to go.
I know that someone somewhere will undoubtedly say that there are more important things to worry about, who cares about this word, or that I am overreacting. And maybe I am, but truth be told, I don’t think so. There are two major problems I have with this word: the first is that it perpetuates…
True gender equality is actually perceived as inequality. A group that is made up of 50% women is perceived as being mostly women. A situation that is perfectly equal between men and women is perceived as being biased in favor of women.
And if you don’t believe me, you’ve never been a married woman who kept her family name. I have had students hold that up as proof of my “sexism.”
My own brother told me that he could never marry a woman who kept her name because “everyone would know who ruled that relationship.” Perfect equality – my husband keeps his name and I keep mine – is held as a statement of superiority on my part.
"i don’t support feminism because i don’t hate men"
Approximately 800 women die every day due to pregnancy complications or complications during childbirth.
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