http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/steubenville_teen_convicted_of.htmlSteubenville teen convicted of rape rejoins high school football team
Goddamnit. I know everyone’s eyes are on Ferguson, MO right now, as are mine, but let’s not allow this news to pass by without voicing and sharing our fury.  This is sick, inappropriate, and appalling.  The football coach, athletic director, the principal—anyone who had anything to do with rewarding a (convicted) rapist by allowing him to rejoin high school athletics (a privilege, not a right) needs to be fired immediately.  

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/steubenville_teen_convicted_of.html
Steubenville teen convicted of rape rejoins high school football team

Goddamnit. I know everyone’s eyes are on Ferguson, MO right now, as are mine, but let’s not allow this news to pass by without voicing and sharing our fury.  This is sick, inappropriate, and appalling.  The football coach, athletic director, the principal—anyone who had anything to do with rewarding a (convicted) rapist by allowing him to rejoin high school athletics (a privilege, not a right) needs to be fired immediately.  

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Country Singer Kira Isabella takes on rape culture and the insane worship of high school athletes in this powerful video.  It only gets worse in college, so we need high school students to start rallying behind the victims (as they do in this video) so things can begin to change.  Star athletes have free reign almost everywhere, but we must draw the line when they feel entitled to a woman’s or girl’s body without her expressed consent.

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http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/photo-of-the-day-brilliant-vs-beautiful/
This image sums up a large part of what’s wrong with our society today; boys are programmed to think their sex makes them automatically brilliant, while girls are told they should focus on their looks alone.  It’s things like this that continue to program even female politicians into believing that men are superior to women.  As North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers just told the Republican Study Committee: “men do think at a higher level” so if they want to get women on board with the GOP, “we need our male colleagues” to “bring it down to a woman’s level.”  
How does Ellmers not realize that in saying women are inherently inferior to men, she’s (further) convincing her male colleagues that she isn’t equally qualified to the task she’s been elected to do?  Ridiculous.
http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/quote-of-the-day-to-reach-female-voters-gop-needs-to-bring-it-down-to-a-womans-level/

http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/photo-of-the-day-brilliant-vs-beautiful/

This image sums up a large part of what’s wrong with our society today; boys are programmed to think their sex makes them automatically brilliant, while girls are told they should focus on their looks alone.  It’s things like this that continue to program even female politicians into believing that men are superior to women.  As North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers just told the Republican Study Committee: “men do think at a higher level” so if they want to get women on board with the GOP, “we need our male colleagues” to “bring it down to a woman’s level.”  

How does Ellmers not realize that in saying women are inherently inferior to men, she’s (further) convincing her male colleagues that she isn’t equally qualified to the task she’s been elected to do?  Ridiculous.

http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/quote-of-the-day-to-reach-female-voters-gop-needs-to-bring-it-down-to-a-womans-level/

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A good ad and a point well-made.  Women have been programmed over generations to apologize for speaking or for “putting someone else out.” This ad highlights a few ways in which we women can make simple adjustments to our language choices that not only serve to make us more assertive, but that confirm our value; meaning, we should never be sorry for simple being. 

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/yesallwomen-pat-robertson-says-wives-must-gratefully-reward-husbands-who-do-chores-with-sex/discrimination/2014/05/27/88106
YesAllWomen? Pat Robertson Says Wives Must Gratefully Reward Husbands Who Do Chores With Sex
Brace yourself for a whole lot of “what the fuck is wrong with the world” Part 3.  
I’m pretty sure that just watching Pat Robertson talk about how a man doing the dishes equals obligatory sex on the part of the woman prompted some of my eggs to commit suicide.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/yesallwomen-pat-robertson-says-wives-must-gratefully-reward-husbands-who-do-chores-with-sex/discrimination/2014/05/27/88106

YesAllWomen? Pat Robertson Says Wives Must Gratefully Reward Husbands Who Do Chores With Sex

Brace yourself for a whole lot of “what the fuck is wrong with the world” Part 3.  

I’m pretty sure that just watching Pat Robertson talk about how a man doing the dishes equals obligatory sex on the part of the woman prompted some of my eggs to commit suicide.

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http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/yemen-child-marriage-human-rights-519066
Brace yourself for a whole lot of “what the fuck is wrong with the world” Part 2.
"An eight year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband, who was five times her age."
"Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia. This brings even more attention to the already existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle East."

http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/yemen-child-marriage-human-rights-519066

Brace yourself for a whole lot of “what the fuck is wrong with the world” Part 2.

"An eight year-old child bride died in Yemen on her wedding night after suffering internal injuries due to sexual trauma. Human rights organizations are calling for the arrest of her husband, who was five times her age."

"Al Nahar, Lebanon, reported that the death occurred in the tribal area of Hardh in northwestern Yemen, which borders Saudi Arabia. This brings even more attention to the already existing issue of forced child marriages in the Middle East."

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Brace yourself for a whole lot of “what the fuck is wrong with the world” Part 1.

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