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Schools: Stop Forcing Kids to Conform to Gender Norms

In the last few weeks, there have been a couple of instances across the country in which schools asked students to change their appearance to match gender norms and threatened to punish them for not doing so.

In the last few weeks, there have been a couple of instances across the country in which schools asked students to change their appearance to match gender norms and threatened to punish them for not doing so.

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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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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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The Brutal Lust of the “Jigaboo” Fantasy “Mammyfied” Through Fashion

It is my hope that at least, every Black woman who sees these “Mammy” earrings is going to say they are racist without a second thought or question in their mind. Let’s stop being surprised by the ignorance of this country and challenge ourselves to be proactive about our images. The exploitation will continue if we don’t provide an alternative. 

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Sex and the City, and Other Onscreen Treats

This spring brought us a host of female-centric movies, but none hit the sweet spot of genuine artistry and popular subject matter.

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(VIDEO) So… About that Video

Heather critiques a sexuality education video from a national organization which, she argues, unnecessarily perpetuates negative stereotypes about both men and women.

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Gender Stereotypes Thrive in Grey Matter and Pink Wear

One would hope after decades of social progress in the workplace, at school and home that the gender stratification of toy stores, clothing racks and extra-curricular activities would be relegated to the dustbin of history. Not the case.

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Slutty Girls and Stupid Boys: Today’s Abstinence-Only “Education”

One of the common themes you’ll find in abstinence-only curricula is the constant shaming of young women who don’t uphold certain visual standards of chaste and purity.

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Shifting the Blame onto Victims

Latest reports by India’s National Crime Records Bureau found a seven-fold increase in rape cases between 1971 and 2006. But the agencies that should ensure safe environments for women make excuses for perpetrators and resort to moral policing rather than finding ways to make women safer.

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