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    It’s the Sundaylies! Permission to Shop, the Carrie Fisher-Shaped Hole in the World, Complaining About 2016, and more!

    Sunday Funny: Have hope for 2017. (via xkcd) Teen Skepchick In Which my Husband is Consulted on my Shopping Unmarried Elizabeth apparently needs her husband’s permission to shop. Awesome Sauce Music Friday: The Wrath of Hell on the Golden Records We’re not quite sure how a song about emotional blackmail found its way onto the Voyager interstellar record, but here…

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    Why ‘Nasty Woman’ was a Sexist Comment

    Featured Image from SurlyAmy. You can get it on a shirt (or other product) here. See her awesome new Red Bubble shop for other designs!   A few days ago, we got a question about the third presidential debate sent to us through the contact form. With permission from the author, I am providing the question and answer I gave…

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    Photo of Trump from a debate saying "I will take care of women."

    Don’t Worry Ladies, President Trump Will Take Care of You

    At this point in the 2016 US presidential election, it’s no secret that Trump is a misogynist who regularly disparages and objectifies women, so it’s not a surprise that he is polling at dismal numbers among women voters. Although women are often treated as a special interest group, they make up 51% of the electorate, so Trump is going to need…

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  • Feminism

    Sexy Manspreading: Don’t Fight The Feeling

    Manspreading is the key to the hearts of women everywhere—at least, that’s the conclusion of a recent Atlantic article, “When Manspreading is Sexy.” It’s based on the findings of a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that found that men who sat in “expansive postures” got better reactions in speed dating than those who adopted a…

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  • Feminism
    Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton Is Not My Feminist Hero

    An article has been making the rounds that shares a self-described “all-caps explosion of feelings” about the how the left has failed to support Hillary Clinton’s run for president. Amid important points about how Clinton criticism can often be sexist and Clinton’s gender makes her presidential campaign all the more challenging, there’s a troubling refrain: We all make mistakes. Give Hillary…

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    Surly Amy flower hair clip that says "Science Saves Lives"

    In Defense of Pink Science

    Over at Quartz, Shannon Palus wrote a great piece about how condescending so many campaigns to get women into STEM are, whereby companies market to women using female stereotypes under the assumption that it is the only way any woman would be interested in STEM fields. Palus argues that the real reason there are a dearth of women in STEM…

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    Beer, Queer? Thoughts On Beer and Gender

    Scottish self-proclaimed “punk rock” brewery Brewdog has released what it calls “the world’s first transgender beer.” Dubbed “No Label,” the beer is “brewed with hops that have changed sex from female to male flowers prior to harvest,” thus in the minds of Brewdog making it a Statement for Equality and, uh, somehow a symbol of the trans community. We were…

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  • Feminism
    Young Black man flexes biceps while wearing shirt that reads, "This is what a feminist looks like"

    How Feminists Can Do More to Fight Toxic Masculinity

    @AbsurdistWords had some powerful things to say on Twitter on Thursday about toxic masculinity and the ways we rob men of healthy tools for processing and expressing emotion. (I highly encourage everyone to read his TL for some great insights; the conversation was storified here.) While he’s right to say that men need to fight this cultural norm from within,…

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