In this powerful slam poem, Ethan Smith recounts his separation from the girl he grew up being, and both apologizes to and reconciles with his former self. [via UpWorthy]
Twitter has come under fire from mainstream journalists and institutional gatekeepers, derided as “toxic” and a “poisonous well.” But this opposition to Twitter—to its strengths as a democratizing platform—is as old as media itself.
If Kimye can show us anything, it’s that we still have a long way to go when it comes to smashing gender roles.
RH Reality Check recently spoke to Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman, who are crowdsourcing funds for Fattitude, their documentary about fat prejudice. The filmmakers discuss the core principles of Fattitude, the harassment they’ve experienced while making the film, and much more.
This BuzzFeed video draws attention to the ridiculousness of forcing gender roles on children by demonstrating how it looks when these roles are imposed upon adults in a work environment. [via UpWorthy]
As many of our readers know, on Monday morning RH Reality Check posted a graphic on our Facebook page that included a link to an article on another website that, as many people rightly pointed out, is transphobic. This should not have happened and I apologize.
The central argument in Lean In is that one can strategize their way through the patterns of structural sexism. But Abramson’s firing provides a powerful case study for the fact that we cannot win a game we are rigged to lose.
The Kermit Gosnell film raised more than $2 million from 26,574 backers to produce a lurid movie dramatizing the Gosnell trial in what will most likely be anti-abortion propaganda.
On Louie, an interaction between comic Louis C.K. and Vanessa shines a light on the systematic shaming and punishment of fat women, and the misogynistic implications that can be drawn about men’s “standards” of women’s physical appearance in dating. [via Jezebel]
Feminist writer and author Jessica Valenti, Democratic strategist Tara Dowdell, filmmaker Byron Hurt, and McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed join Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss former President Bill Clinton’s scandalous relationship with former secretary Monica Lewinsky, and what it has exposed about American society’s treatment of women when it comes to sex. [via Melissa Harris-Perry]