How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke {Eric Clapp 3.0}

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke

How to Talk With Your Sons About Robin Thicke We thought this was a great article and wanted to share.  Keep reading after the jump to hear the best part of what this dad had to say… There have been a number of different parenting websites or blog posts who have come up with good ways to […]

Call for Submissions: TFW Forum on “Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism within Feminisms” {Deadline MAR 31}

via The Feminist Wire Recent critiques of “white feminist” silence surrounding the misogynist attack against nine-year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis, coupled with – what seems to be – a ubiquitous and ever-growing culture of indifference regarding violence against women of color in general, and “white feminist” taciturnity and/or insensitivity in light of the same, in […]

WATCH: Tavi Gevinson breaks down feminism for us on TEDxTeen

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Abused & Violated: What It’s Like Being a Teen Girl

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Abused & Violated: What It’s Like Being a Teen Girl The violations started small. I was 12, fairly tall with brand new boobs. My mother wouldn’t let me buy “real bras” for a long time. It didn’t occur to me that was weird until boys in my class started advising me to “stop wearing sports […]

On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them

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On My Breasts & Why Men Should Stop Policing Them Ok, so this isn’t really about my breasts. It’s about Dawn Holland’s breasts. Well, I guess it is kind of about my breasts, and Holland’s and every other woman’s. Let me explain. Holland was recently asked to leave an Applebee’s restaurant for breastfeeding her son… …discreetly… […]

WATCH: Teens Say It’s Time for a Woman Moderator to Host a 2012 Presidential Debate!

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Teens Say It’s Time for a Woman Moderator to Host a 2012 Presidential Debate! Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel and Elena Tsemberis are three high school students from New Jersey who are campaigning to add a woman to this year’s roster of Presidential debates.  After particpating in their schools Civics & Government Insitute they realized that it’s been […]

Do Men Play a Role in Securing Gender Equality for Women? {MARC Tweetchat}

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Men & Gender Equality for Women Yesterday I participated in a tweetchat about male involvement in the gender equality movement.  I wasn’t aware of the chat in advance, but when I jumped online to respond to this week’s @MFamMag tweets, I stumbled into the convo and couldn’t help myself…it’s a great topic. In the chat […]

New Research Shows the Role of Mentorship Between Women in the Workplace {Huffington Post}

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New Research Shows the Role of Mentorship Between Women in the Workplace We’ve seen her depicted time and time again — Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada,” Katharine Parker in “Working Girl,” Amanda Woodward on “Melrose Place” — the boss lady who clawed her way to the top and is always ready to undermine […]

A Message To Women From A Man: You Are Not “Crazy” {The Current Conscience}

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A Message To Women From A Man: You Are Not “Crazy” You’re so sensitive. You’re so emotional. You’re defensive. You’re overreacting. Calm down. Relax. Stop freaking out! You’re crazy! I was just joking, don’t you have a sense of humor? You’re so dramatic. Just get over it already! Sound familiar? If you’re a woman, it […]

The Good & Bad of TIME Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover

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The Good & Bad of TIME Magazine’s Breastfeeding Cover TIME Magazine’s new breastfeeding cover has people up in arms and it’s easy to see why.  Not only is she nursing a toddler, a known taboo in much of American culture, but she’s also sexed up in tight pants and a killer confident pose that almost […]

Beauty Redefined – PhD Students Reject Modern Beauty Standards & Empower Women

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Behind Beauty Redefined  Not long ago, our contributor Flor Olivo, of Florecita Growing Up, interviewed two amazing PhD students from the University of Utah, Lindsay and Lexie Kite.  These women are doing some amazing work on their blog Beauty Redefined.  They’re digging deep into media representations of women and western concepts of beauty, to reveal […]

Youngest Member of Chickahominy Tribal Council Aims to Become First Female Chief

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Will Jessica Stewart be the first female chief of the Chickahominy tribe? Charles City County, Henrico County’s closest neighbor to the east and just a few miles from Richmond, Va., was a secure and comfortable place for Jessica Stewart to grow up. She was surrounded by extended family and many other Chickahominy Indians. She grew up wanting to […]