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Media: Game of Thrones endorses pervasive rape culture.

What That Game of Thrones Scene Says About Rape Culture This link discusses how the most recent episode of Game of Thrones seems to endorse the US’s current rape culture. It also helps one understand how US media influences other industrialized … Continue reading

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Breaking the Cycle: Cross-Culturally Defining Domestic Violence and its Costs

By Amber Thomas             United States: She screams, “No!” as her boyfriend lights the match to set the car on fire with her beloved dog inside.  There is nothing she can do.  She is trapped.  If she fights back or … Continue reading

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Chien-Shiung Wu, The Focused Physician

Chien Shiung Wu was born in the Liuhe, Jiangsu province of China on May 29, 1912. She grew up in Taicang, China where her father was an advocate for girl’s education and founded a women’s school in China. In 1936, she graduated … Continue reading

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Brazilian Women Are Being Bullied into Having C-Sections

I ran across this article a few weeks ago the idea of women being pressured into having unnecessary surgical procedures.  This article is definitely worth a read.   http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/04/why-most-brazilian-women-get-c-sections/360589/    

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Op-Ed: Rape is Not a Weapon of War: Rape is a Symptom of Misogyny

By Lindsay Cortwright Jeanne was attacked by 10 militia members in her home, in a village, just outside of Burnia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They raped her, one after the other while her child cried in the background. When … Continue reading

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ACLU Files Additional Challenge to NC’s Amendment One

Amendment One is being challenged and there is a chance that marriage for same-sex couples will soon be legalized in North Carolina. I really hope that this happens, it breaks my heart that we are still having to fight for equality. http://equalitync.org/latest/news/aclu_files_additional_challenge_to_amendment_one/ … Continue reading

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“Ask Her When She’s Sober”

One of my favorite unorthodox websites to visit when I have a few moments to spare time is “cracked”. Now, for those of you who are unfamiliar with the website, go take a look and I guarantee you will be … Continue reading

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Another Dove Ad and Experiment: The Beauty Patch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EGDMXvdwN5c Dove has a new ad about its experiment on the “beauty patch.” Supposedly they recruited a group of women and told them they were going to wear a patch that would enhance their perceptions of themselves and make them … Continue reading

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Women/Feminists in the Workplace

I have always found it interesting that in theory women want to better our standing as a sex, but often struggle to work together to be able to do so.  There are sayings all over the internet about this.  One … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day, April 8

President Obama is pushing Congress to pass equal pay legislation. While gender discrimination in pay was banned by law in 1963, the sad reality is that women still earn on average 77 cents to every dollar earned by men. For … Continue reading

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