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Why Men Cat-Call, According to Men

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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photo via picography Advice from three of our guy friends. This week, they answer the following: Why do men cat-call? Straight Married Guy (Figleaf): Oh boy, where did I just see a link to a TV clip of a woman walking up to men who cat-called her and asked them why?  (You can answer in [...]

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Understanding Islamic Feminism

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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“Islamic feminist.” Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But this week’s episode of the PRI radio show “America Abroad,” produced and written by (our amazing friend) Mia Lobel, will get you thinking. This fascinating hourlong podcast called “Understanding Islamic Feminism” covers feminist reinterpreters of the Koran in Egypt,¬†Morocco’s most progressive family law in the East¬†(which makes¬†it [...]

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Some Early Sexist Tweets About Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

Monday, April 13, 2015

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image via Earl of Taint Yep, we totally live in a post-feminist world, where gender doesn’t matter, everyone’s on an equal playing field, and sexism has been stamped out. And can we get a pony, while we’re at it? Maybe a unicorn? Because that’s just not the reality we live in. Below are just a [...]

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Sign More Petitions: White House Endorses Ban on Conversion Therapy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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17-year-old Leelah Alcorn, in a selfie she posted to her Tumblr account Earlier this year, transgender teen Leelah Alcorn committed suicide and said, in her suicide note, that her family had forced her to see Christian therapists who told her that she was ¬†”selfish and wrong and that I should look to God for help.‚ÄĚ [...]

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20 Rand Paul Quotes That Tell You Everything You Need to Know

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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photo via Wikimedia Commons So Senator Rand Paul is running for president. The good news is, there’s no need to do any hard-core investigative reporting in order to figure out if he’s the man for the job. His own oh-so-quotabe quotes tell you everything you need to know. You know, whichever way you’re planning on [...]

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Interesting Kickstarter: A Documentary on an Alternative Love Model

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Filmmakers Ian MacKenzie and John Wolfstone are challenging what they call “the myth of the one” by profiling a group in Portugal called Tamera, a “free love” community dedicated to “social sustainability” and a “future without war” by making all matters of love and sexuality within a community completely transparent. Check out their impressive pitch [...]

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TBT: Stephen Fry on the Catholic Church’s Obsession with Sex

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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Lo listens to YouTube debates on religion for fun. (Seriously, it makes doing the dishes so much more entertaining.) She just came across an oldie-but-a-goodie: A 2009 “Intelligence Squared” debate entitled “The Catholic Church Is a Force for Good in the World” featuring Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdecombe (with a voice only a Monty [...]

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Love Has No Labels

Friday, March 6, 2015

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“Before anything else, we are all human.¬†It‚Äôs time to embrace diversity.¬†Let‚Äôs put aside labels in the name of love.” No, it’s not skeleton porn. #LoveHasNoLabels is the new diversity and inclusion campaign by the Ad Council. ¬†There’s a dedicated website with a quiz, stories, tips, resources and the obligatory adorable video that will melt the [...]

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The Kurdish Feminist Revolution…with Assault Rifles

Friday, January 23, 2015

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Itai Anghel, an Isreali Jewish news correspondent and filmmaker with the balls the size of pumpkins, recently wandered into Syria and Iraq with a camera and not much else (no helmet, no bullet proof vest) to capture the front lines of the Kurdish fight against ISIS. (Apparently the Kurds are the only ones confronting ISIS [...]

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Vote Today!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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No excuses! On this day — today,¬†Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 — you’ve got to get out and vote to, among other things, protect women’s rights, including access to birth control, safe abortions, good sex ed, and equal pay for equal work. Even if it doesn’t seem like there’s any difference between Republicans and [...]

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