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A recently published study on violence against women found that the mobilization of feminist movements is more important in stopping violence against women than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or even the number of women in politics.  The study, conducted over 40 years and in 70 countries, is the largest study on violence against women ever conducted. It found that feminist movements were the first to bring attention to the issue of violence against women, push for government action, and command support and attention from the public and the media. Read More
  If you haven’t already heard, Bic now has a line of pens “For Her,” and the only thing that sets them apart from all their other pens is that they are pink and purple.  Yet, they are twice the price of normal pens.   I know.   Even better though, Bic actually had the gall to ask awesome feminist Ellen DeGeneres to be their spokesperson for these lady pens, and asked her to be in a commercial, which Ellen said on her show “outraged” her, then went on to satirized the product and the company’s decision to make them. Read More
  Some idiot on Reddit decided to post a meme called “Feminist Nazi,” kicking off a series of memes by the same name, all of which portray feminists as unintelligent hypocrites.  The Reddittor, Galactic777, submitted the image pictured above of Layla Subritzky, a cast member from the ninth season of Big Brother Australia, that says “You’re supposed to pull my chair out, hold the door open for me, pay for me and be nice to me no matter what while treating me like an equal. Read More
  Reuters has recently reported that feminist Mormons are not voting for Mitt Romney. First of all, FEMINIST MORMONS EXIST?  I'm down with that! Secondly, you know the guy screwed up somewhere along the way if other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aren’t voting for one of their own. Aimee Hickman, co-editor of Mormon feminist magazine Exponent II, took Romney to task for his comments during last Tuesday's debate. Read More
  Malala Yousafzai, the brave young activist from Pakistan who was shot by the Taliban, is doing well. She’s currently recovering at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England.  Dr. David Rosser, the medical director at the hospital, stated that Malala is communicating freely and writing, and said that Malala wanted information about her condition to be made public. She can’t currently speak due to a tracheotomy tube, but should be able to within the next few days. Malala will need surgery to restructure her skull and Dr. Read More
                                            Disney screwed up this week.  Big Time.  Twice.  Retailer Barneys has announced a holiday display featuring the Disney character Minnie Mouse, who has a disturbingly disproportionate and unhealthy body at 5’11” and a size 0. Wow.  But wait, there’s more! A model-like Daisy Duck and Goofy are also featured. Read More
  IKEA has been under fire this past week after it was revealed that they had airbrushed all the women out of the images in their annual catalog for IKEA Saudi Arabia. They have since apologized and expressed their “regret” for the situation, telling the Associated Press, "We should have reacted and realized that excluding women from the Saudi Arabian version of the catalog is in conflict with the IKEA Group values." The company’s home country of Sweden was the first to criticize this move, followed by the U.S. Read More
  FAIR Girls is a wonderful organization that works to prevent exploitation of girls and end sex trafficking in Bosnia, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia, Uganda, and the United States.  FAIR stands for “Free, Aware, Inspired, Restored,” which is exactly what these young survivors of prostitution and violence become.  The name, according to their site, “reflects our ongoing commitment to providing girls around the world the chance to live happy, healthy, empowered lives.” In response to the U.N. Read More
    This Is Personal, a new social media campaign by The National Women’s Law Center, aims to educate and empower young women on keeping our reproductive rights intact and personal (since they clearly are a personal issue).       The campaign’s site provides helpful visual resources that clearly explain policies that jeopardize our reproductive rights, like a map highlighting states that require invasive ultrasounds before having an abortion. Read More
  You know how it goes. It’s that trite rom-com cliché that’s been done over and over again: a guy likes a girl who sees him as just a “friend.” This guy is usually the one that treats the girl right, listens to her, let’s her know how wonderful she truly is, despite how the world has mistreated her, blah blah blah. And then he gets pissed when she doesn’t want to bone him.  Really? Like, you two were FRIENDS! Can’t you just be a good guy and not expect sex in return? That’s how friendship works. Read More