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Fattitude: A Body Positive Documentary

Fattitude is a feature-length documentary by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman that exposes how popular culture fosters fat prejudice and then offers an alternative way of thinking.

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The Second Lady’s Abortion: What ‘House of Cards’ Got Right… and Didn’t

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the Netflix drama "House of Cards"

Unlike other televised representations of abortion experiences, House of Cards pulls back the curtain on the complex internal processes and external actions taken by many who have had abortions.

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‘Pink’ Stories Are Some of the Most Important of Our Time

The OpEd Project has released a dismaying report showing that female op-ed writers still mostly write about "pink" topics such as women-specific health care.

The OpEd Project has released a dismaying report showing that female op-ed writers still mostly write about “pink” topics such as women-specific health care. But those stories are critically important, and if women “break out” and write about other things, who’s left to cover them?

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How Are Men Celebrating Women’s History Month?

Via Mashable.com: “Comedian Kate Hendricks teamed up with Mashable to ask men on the street to discuss their plans for celebrating women during the month of March. While some gave genuine, honest answers to Hendrick’s questions, others stooped to sarcasm to avoid the topic entirely.”

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‘Abortion Tourism’ and Married Sex: Conservatives Get Mad at Anything Women Do

A writer at the Daily Caller is mad that women who can't access abortion locally might get the "vacation" of sitting on a bus to get outpatient surgery.

A writer at the Daily Caller is mad that women who can’t access abortion locally might get the “vacation” of sitting on a bus to get outpatient surgery. Bill O’Reilly is mad that Beyoncé enjoys married sex. It seems like anything you do these days is making the right mad, if you’re female.

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New Campaign to ‘Ban Bossy’ Asks Us to Rethink How We Teach Girls to Behave

How do the words we use to describe girls dictate their behavior and self-perceptions, as well as the perceptions others have of what their behavior means? These are important questions, because when our societal standards of behavior for girls doesn’t match what we expect from boys, we perpetuate the sexism that holds girls back from becoming leaders. This “Ban Bossy” video by BBDO New York and LeanIn.org highlights the price we pay for discouraging girls from leading and calls on all of us to change the narrative. [via UpWorthy]

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The Sexists Are Already Coming Out of the Woodwork for Hillary Clinton

She hasn't even announced if she'll run for president in 2016, but critics and media analysts alike are already struggling to cover the former secretary of state without falling into sexist tropes.

She hasn’t even announced if she’ll run for president in 2016, but critics and media analysts alike are already struggling to cover the former secretary of state without falling into sexist tropes.

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Conservative Waiver Mania, and Tragedy in the Rio Grande Valley

On this episode of Reality Cast, I interview journalist Brian Beutler about the conservative waiver mania. In another segment, I discuss how things are getting really bad for women in the Rio Grande Valley, while the absurd and routine conservative attacks on women continue.

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On Prosecutors Having Survivors of Assault Arrested: It’s Not a Zero-Sum Game

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A recent Slate piece argued that coercing testimony from survivors of violence means more victims testifying, which means more offenders jailed, which means less DV and sexual assault. However, this position is, as it turns out, largely nonexistent in the real world.

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MHP on the ‘Barefaced’ Campaign During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in 2013

MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week and the “Barefaced & Beautiful, Without & Within” campaign last year.

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