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We Really Should All Be Feminists — So Why Aren’t We?

We Really Should All Be Feminists — So Why Aren’t We?

Sweden is putting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s landmark TEDx Talk-turned-essay We Should All Be Feminists into the hands of every 16-year-old. Canada should consider doing the same for women aged 35-45.

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When your identity is an insult

When your identity is an insult

Marlo blogs like a woman about Always’ new #LikeAGirl video.

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WORDS HAVE MEANINGS: HYSTERIA

WORDS HAVE MEANINGS: HYSTERIA

Stop dismissing women as ‘hysterical’ — especially when they’re talking about rape culture.

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WORDS HAVE MEANINGS: RAPE MEANS RAPE

WORDS HAVE MEANINGS: RAPE MEANS RAPE

Rape is a visceral, potent word and using it carelessly — read: using it to describe, you know, ANYTHING OTHER THAN RAPE — diminishes it. SCREAMING’S Jen Zoratti has a serious bone to pick with careless talkers.

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Words Have Meanings: Her pregnancy, his baby?

Words Have Meanings: Her pregnancy, his baby?

This post may seem at first glance like it’s about Kim Kardashian but it’s not. The tabloid darling everyone loves to hate is merely being mentioned here as a convenient lead-in to the actual topic, which is a particular turn of phrase that often pops up whenever a woman announces she’s pregnant.

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