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In Terry Gross's NPR interview with writer and editor Jessica Grose, professor of linguistics Penny Eckert, and speech pathologist Susan Sankin, the subject on the table was the policing of young women’s voices. “People are busy policing women’s language and nobody is policing older or younger men’s language,” Eckert says. Two of the speech tics discussed are uptalking (ending a sentence like it’s a question) and vocal fry (drawing out, or rasping, the ends of sentences). The clear double standard here? Men often employ these...
According to a recent report from the World Health Organization, transgender people are not getting adequate health care, and widespread discrimination is largely to blame. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, and it can be seen most clearly when you consider the extremely high rates of HIV among transgender women worldwide. Yesterday evening on All Things Considered, NPR’s Arun Rath spoke with JoAnne Keatley, one of the authors of this WHO report. In the interview, Keatley described the shocking rates: “There was a...
35 – it's the alleged number of women Bill Cosby has raped by use of Quaaludes. Though this large number is haunting, the number of people refusing to believe the women is even worse.  In a recent project conducted by New York Magazine's, Noreen Malone and Amanda Demme, these women have finally been given the chance to tell their horrifying stories. Though a hacker (supposedly not hired by Cosby's team) took the site down in an effort to mask these tales, the project is back up and...
OITNB star and heartthrob Matt McGorry continues to impress us on Twitter, sharing his thoughts about feminism and privilege. When actress Kether Donohue tweeted at McGorry, asking him what it’s like to be “dating while feminist,” he had a great string of replies.     Keep being your dreamy self, Matt.   Via Cambio   Images via Cambio and malecelebbio.com Read More On Bust.com: Orange Is The New Black's Matt McGorry Speaks The Truth About Feminism   How The Women Of Twitter Took A Misogynist Hashtag & Made It Awesome #HowToSpotAFeminist ...
Last week, Amy Schumer met with two Australian radio hosts, Matt Tilley and Jane Hall of KIIS 101.1, to discuss her new movie, Trainwreck. And a train wreck is exactly what happened. Matt Tilley asked a few questions that Schumer was not happy about—and understandably so. Unsurprisingly, Schumer didn’t put up with his bullshit. After discussing the costumes in the movie, Tilley asked, “Do you have the word ‘skanky’ in America?” Schumer cleverly responded, “We do have that word. What made you think about your mom?” Jane Hall tried...
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