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Republican lawmaker very sorry he said men should be able to rape women if abortion is legal

Republican lawmaker very sorry he said men should be able to rape women if abortion is legal

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White singers deserve the same scrutiny for sexism as Snoop Dogg

White singers deserve the same scrutiny for sexism as Snoop Dogg

“I am not excusing the misogyny present in a fair chunk of rap music, nor am I hoping that organisations like Collective Shout protest the entry of every artist with a criminal history or dodgy back catalogue. Instead, I am questioning why the behaviour and lyrics of artists like Snoop Lion, Tyler the Creator, and Kanye West are held to account while others appear to get a free pass.

If perpetrating and glorifying violence against women is unacceptable, then it should be without caveats. If one group of people or style of music is being scrutinised more heavily than another, perhaps it is not only an issue of gender but also an issue of race.”

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The lie of ‘women and children’

The lie of ‘women and children’

My first question: Why invoke ‘womenandchildren’ when condemning the use of chemical weapons by Assad?  Chemical weapons cross a line of human decency – although one might argue that all weapons do so. Calling for the protection of “womenandchildren” allows leaders to frame wars as matters of national security, under the assumption that women and children must be protected for nations to be secure. “

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How male sexual entitlement hurts everyone

How male sexual entitlement hurts everyone

“But the truth is, no one is ever owed sex – not when they’re nice, not when they’re domineering, not when they’re manipulative, not when they’re attractive, and definitely not just because they’re a man.

If you really want to wipe out rape culture (the attitude that sex without consent is OK within certain circumstances), you need to understand how male sexual entitlement negatively impacts everyone, men included.”

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5 Reasons there aren’t more women in atheism

5 Reasons there aren’t more women in atheism

“Kim Rippere, founder of Secular Woman, explains, ‘The secular community needs to be self-reflective regarding acceptance and inclusion both within our community and in society and the media has to stop ignoring women atheists or it will continue to be difficult for women to emerge as atheist leaders.'”

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Fuck the high road: The upside of sinking to their level

http://www.thenation.com/blog/174624/fuck-high-road-upside-sinking-their-level#ixzz2VCm4VnZW

“But the high road is overrated. It requires silence in the face of violent misogyny, and a turn-the-other cheek mentality that society has long demanded of women. A vibrant feminist movement has ensured women don’t take injustices laying down offline—so why would we acquiesce on the Internet?”
Read more: http://www.thenation.com/blog/174624/fuck-high-road-upside-sinking-their-level#ixzz2VIvPFsjM

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