We Heart: Students Fighting Victim-Blaming With #MyAntiRapeFace

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Here’s one way to offend students (and, you know, women who reside on planet Earth): Tell them their facial expressions cause sexual assault. That’s exactly what one violence-prevention advocate did recently at Ramapo College in New Jersey. According to campus newspaper The Ramapo News, Cory Rosenkranz, a psychological counselor at the school, put the responsibility for preventing sexual assault squarely […]

We Heart: HuffPost Canada’s Tribute to Rape Survivors

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On Sunday, The Huffington Post Canada offered up a haunting tribute to rape survivors. Using tweets shared with the trending hashtag #BeenRapedNeverReported, HuffPost filled its landing page and the front page of its Living section with truth-telling revelations. The hashtag was created by former Toronto Star reporter Antonia Zerbisias and Montreal Gazette writer Sue Montgomery in support of […]

All About That Catcalling Video

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By now you’ve probably heard about the catcalling video co-created by anti-street-harassment group Hollaback! and Rob Bliss Creative. The video features a woman who, while walking around New York for 10 hours, gets harassed by men more than 100 times; it’s been making its way speedily around the Internet and think-pieced in high volume. While some have come out in […]

NEWSFLASH: North Dakota Court Restricts Medication Abortions

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The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a state law restricting medication abortions will be allowed to take effect, severely limiting women’s access to a safe, legal medical procedure. Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which first filed a lawsuit challenging the bill in July 2011: Today’s decision […]

Baby North West Gets Gender-Policed

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Little Miss North West is not even 2 years old and already she’s stirring up trouble with the gender police. Her father, Kanye West, claims he invented the leather jogging pant, so it was no surprise to see little North sporting a pair of the slick trousers on her mother Kim Kardashian’s Instagram last week. What was surprising, […]

Fox News Host to Young Women Voters: “Go Back on Tinder”

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It seems that conservatives are determined to quash the millennial vote before the midterms next month: they’ve moved polling places off college campuses, introduced unnecessarily strict voter ID laws and now they’re advising young women to skip the polls and “go back on Tinder or Match.com.” In a segment of Fox News’ “The Five” earlier this week, co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle […]

Victory! Thrift Store Pulls Sexy Halloween Costumes for Girls

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If you’re a Halloween enthusiast, you may know that one of the best places to pick up inexpensive pre-fab costumes is the local thrift store. What you probably wouldn’t expect to see are skimpy, sexed-up outfits for little girls—but that’s exactly what one Canadian thrift store had on offer recently. Mom and writer Raina Delisle penned a […]

New Research Exposes Myths About Voter Fraud

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While Texas Attorney General (and gubernatorial candidate) Greg Abbott (R) celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision to allow his state’s discriminatory voter ID laws to go into place—citing a “voter fraud epidemic” as just cause for the rule—new research from the Government Accountability Office shows that voter fraud is, in fact, an imaginary problem. The GAO […]

Why Did Hulu Reject This Rape Survivor’s Political Ad?

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Amanda was enjoying her daily run when she was attacked and raped. Afterwards, she went to the hospital where she was immediately offered emergency contraception. In the video below, she shares her story in an ad paid for by the No On 67 campaign, and explains that she opposes Colorado’s personhood ballot measure—Amendment 67—because it would ban the […]

The Woman Who Could Replace Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

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By now, the mayor of my beloved hometown, Toronto, needs no introduction: His name is Rob Ford. He’s the guy who gets belligerent at sporting events, sometimes speaks with a faux Jamaican accent, coached a kids’ football team (but can’t catch a football) and, oh yeah, occasionally smokes crack while “in a drunken stupor.” Ring […]