#todayin: sexism: study: sexist internet dudes refuse to believe sexism is a thing

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Clue’s in the title, there. From: feministing: According to a new study, That Guy in the Comments Section is going to need a lot more than Real Scientific Evidence to convince him that sexism exists. The study, published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly, examined the hellhole that is the comments sections of articles reporting on experimental evidence of gender […]

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#todayin: misogyny: On how feminism supposedly destroys femininity (according to Paulo Coelho)

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This old chestnut (that feminism has encouraged women to be “unfeminine”, whatever that is) does the rounds every so often. What it means is that the complainant believes that (1) women are no longer sufficiently subservient and “ladylike” and (2) women are no longer unquestioningly and categorically receptive to men’s advances. (That is, that feminism has reinforced for women that […]

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#todayin: sexism: dressing for the occasion (dress codes imposed on girls)

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Excellent post. On aworldworthchanging: Clothing policies are everywhere. Whether they are rooted in tradition, are for practical purposes or to give off a particular impression, many workplaces have a specific uniform, you are expected to not wear white to a wedding (unless you’re the bride), black is for funerals and you shouldn’t turn up to an important meeting with your […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “… providing the girls with a job and Sun readers with some light and harmless entertainment…

Fantastic. Pay these people more (say, 11% more) because they sure do deserve it. They have an uncanny understanding of social issues. Thank you for your email of today regarding Page 3 girls in the Sun. While I understand that some people are offended at seeing naked breasts, this particular page is something of a national institution, providing the girls […]

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#todayin: misogyny: ads use real google searches to show the scope of sexism worldwide

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From adweek: Here’s a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google’s autocomplete feature. Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, offers this summary: “This campaign uses the world’s most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results […]

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#todayin: misogyny: We Live In A Rape Culture

Very good post breaking down rape culture, for those still in doubt that it exists. On the thefeministwire: Many people object to the phrase “rape culture.”  They don’t understand how a culture as civilized as ours can be defined by a force as destructive as rape. They deem it an overstatement, an “over-analysis” by angry bra-burning feminists. Some even consider […]

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#todayin: misogyny: The Objectification of Women – It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures

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Excellent, insightful post. When feminists decry the objectification of women, most people immediately think of the images that saturate our magazines, movies, adverts and the Internet, of women in varying stages of undress, dolled up and presented for the male gaze. Yet, while sexual objectification is a huge problem, it is, sadly, only a fraction of the objectification of women […]

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#todayin: misogyny: “What do you think about his choice?”: uncovering the men who visit prostitutes

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This link (the Invisible Men Project) makes for some really upsetting reading. The Newstateman’s piece (also linked) mentions that research on, and discussion of, sex work has often been criticised for omitting the voices of the workers themselves. The Invisible Men Project does nothing to redress that imbalance. Yes, it is illuminating and “valuable data” and all the rest of […]

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#todayin: misogyny: Female ‘Purity’ Is Bullshit

A catcall is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The purity myth is entirely about reminding you that you are not yours. The fetishization of female purity in a world where catcalls are an acceptable form of communication telegraphs one thing very clearly: “Women, stop sexualizing yourselves—that’s our job, and you’re taking all the fun out of […]

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#todayin: misogyny: report: that’s what she said: #ladculture in universities

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Universities seldom take action in relation to sexist incidents, often suggesting that women need to take responsibility for keeping themselves safe. […] That lad culture punishes those women students who step up to lead the struggle for women’s equality is proof that it contributes to women’s continued oppression. […] There is a danger that women students will slip through the […]

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