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Why We Should Fear the Rise of America’s Latest ‘Bro Pastor’

Mark Driscoll is, without a doubt, a major player within white conservative American evangelicalism.

With an empire extending far beyond his churches in Seattle, Mark Driscoll is, without a doubt, a major player within white conservative American evangelicalism. And that should scare people who are dedicated to the rights of women in the United States.

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The Hunger Games’ Gender Role Revolution

Much ink has been spilled in praise of Katniss Everdeen as a strong, flawed, mold-breaking heroine. But as the second Hunger Games movie storms the box office, Peeta Mellark—the baker, the nurturer, the feeder—is having his own moment. And well he should.

Much ink has been spilled in praise of Katniss Everdeen as a strong, flawed, mold-breaking heroine. But as the second Hunger Games movie storms the box office, Peeta Mellark—the baker, the nurturer, the feeder—is having his own moment. And well he should.

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Yet Another T-Shirt Tells Girls They Can Be Good at Shopping But Not Math

As back-to-school season approaches, young girls are once again told by retailers not to bother with math—they should stick to things girls are good at like shopping.

As back-to-school season approaches, young girls are once again told by retailers not to bother with math—they should stick to things girls are good at, like shopping.

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Disney Backtracks Over ‘Sexy’ Princess Merida Makeover

Amid outrage over the new, sexier look of Merida, the unconventional princess from the movie Brave, Disney assured fans that the makeover was always intended to be temporary.

Amid outrage over the new, sexier look of Merida, the unconventional princess from the movie Brave, Disney assured fans that the makeover was always intended to be temporary.

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Singing, Dancing, Performing: The Pressure on Women Artists to Be Extreme

Industry and societal pressures push women to two character extremes: the innocent, sweet girl-next-door type or the crazy, wild party animal.

Industry and societal pressures push women to two character extremes: the innocent, sweet girl-next-door type or the crazy, wild party animal.

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The Disney Paradox: Advertising Princesses as Strong and Brave While Making Billions on the “Meek and Beautiful”

In an (almost) inspiring ad, Disney attempts to equate being a princess with being brave, strong, and generous. The ad is good but is it enough to counter the company’s own marketing machine that tells girls being pretty is most important?

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Where’s Your Shame, Woman?! Fundamentalist Pastor Takes to YouTube to Fault Women for All Social Ills

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Popular conservative Christian pastor says “America is over” because shameless women who have sex and vote are running wild and screwing everything up.

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Hardwire This: Turning Evo Psych Upside Down

Evolutionary psychologists specialize in coming up with primal, survival-related explanations for “The Way Men and Women Are.” While some of their scenarios are thought-provoking, a closer look suggests some of their interpretations make them little more than Professional Guessers.

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Point-Counter-Point: Is a Royal-Wedding-Watch Fun or Harmful to Little Girls?

Should a 4-year-old girl bombarded with princess mania watch the royal wedding? Two of our writers debate. 

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What Are We Buying Into?

It’s natural to feel good about buying a product from a company that is contributing money to a good cause like breast cancer prevention. But what are we buying into? And is it part of the problem?

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