#guestpost: advancements in the sex industry that should concern women by @kateharveston

Guestpost by Kate Harveston, Political Journalist & Blogger. Kate writes at onlyslightlybiased.com and tweets @kateharveston. It seems like there are articles in the news every other day about changes and advances in technology — and they’re happening across industries, even in the sex industry. The sex industry has almost exclusively been dominated by the desires of men, and women seeking the same were often […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: women aren’t special: the insidious nature of benevolent sexism – @rolereboot

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A friend of mine recently shared a Vox article written by a self-proclaimed progressive dude titled, “Democrats should start accepting pro-life liberals like me” (spoiler, he’s really pro-choice). While the piece has its points, one line in particular didn’t sit well with me. The author, in an attempt to prove his progressive cred, begins listing the values that make him […]

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bonus #sundaysatire: “Yeah, but Brexit negotiations” May retorts for 7000th time today – @whispersnewsltd

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly been caught in a loop today after repeating the phrase “Brexit negotiations” for the 7,000th time in a bid to belittle her opponent Jeremy Corbyn. Speaking from a place that’s not London, May insisted to voters that Mr. Corbyn is incapable of bargaining with the EU as he’s not her, stating that she […]

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#saturdaysatire: woman who regrets voting for Trump still pretty racist – @reductress

Janet Ballard of Poughkeepsie, New York, now wishes she hadn’t voted for President Trump. However, she’s still super racist. While Ballard had somewhat opened her mind to others’ viewpoints after the election — viewpoints like “maybe we shouldn’t dump coal into streams” or “I want my children to have health insurance” — at the end of the day, she still really just […]

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#capitalismwilleatitself: Defanged and sprinkled with glitter, what does modern feminism offer girls today? – @feministcurrent

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Today’s girls still grow up surrounded by male contempt. The pornification of mainstream culture, of popular music and videos, and the constant scrutiny of social media sees their sexual objectification intensify. The conversation around their right to access abortion rages on. Cuts upon cuts are made to women’s domestic and sexual violence services, and astronomically expensive childcare costs inhibit their […]

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#womenslives: costly, traumatic nightmare of being undocumented and pregnant – @Madame_George on @broadly

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Undocumented migrants already struggle to access healthcare, but doctors warn that the problem is especially acute among pregnant women. Li fled to the UK in 2012, escaping persecution in China for being a Christian. But her problems got exponentially worse when she found out she was pregnant. Turned away from her local GP because she didn’t have documents to prove […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: women as incubators: How US law dehumanizes pregnant women -@broadly

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Today, many American women find themselves the subject of intense surveillance during pregnancy. Even as pregnant women happily anticipate the birth of a healthy child, families, friends, health care providers, and government officials often scrutinize their actions for behavior that could potentially risk the health of the developing fetus. Increasingly, widely held beliefs about how the “good” pregnant woman should […]

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#xisafeministissue: net neutrality is a feminist issue

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Wondering what net neutrality is? Simply put, net neutrality bars Internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating against web content and platforms technically and financially on the basis of ownership, ideas or location. Net neutrality is what makes it so that Comcast cannot throttle your connection to Amazon Prime Video because they want you to watch new shows on Comcast. It […]

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#saturdaysatire: “The power of Christ compels you” screams Pope after tackling Trump to ground

REPORTS emanating from the Vatican this morning contrast greatly with the official accounts of US President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Pope Francis, WWN can confirm. The first meeting between the two leaders had been much anticipated after the Pope decried the toxic messages Trump shared on his presidential campaign, solidified by Republican budget proposals unveiled yesterday which target cuts […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: what does it mean when we call women girls?

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Tackling the “girl” trend has become a bit of a trend in itself, but often these pieces elide a meaningful distinction between two kinds of “girl” book: those whose plots revolve around actual, underage girls and those whose titles describe adult women. Conflating the two makes sense if you’re wondering how girly the market has gotten (answer: very), but—as any […]

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#guestpost: Heteronormativity and the family

By Elin Weiss A while back I visited a friend who recently had a baby. During the visit we ended up talking a lot about expectations on mothers and fathers. The coupled that I visited, a man and a woman, did what worked best for them, and they were happy about how they divided chores and lived their lives together but […]

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