There’s Something Absolutely Wrong With What We Do To Boys Before They Grow Into Men

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“Be a man” is something we’ve all heard at one time or another, even a few of the women reading this right now. Being a “man” in that sense means something completely different to me (and maybe you, too) than what that phrase implies. I can’t even begin to describe the toll that the concept […]

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She Was Afraid To Speak Out About Sexism In The NFL. Key Word: Was.

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Can we get the news networks and all the sports-related channels to broadcast this message on a loop for a full 24 hours? The story she shares around a minute in illustrates her point p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y, and everyone should hear what she has to say. No time for video? Here’s a highlight: Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-afraid-to-speak-out-about-sexism-in-the-nfl-key-word-was

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A Quick Guide To Identifying Someone's Sexual Orientation By Appearance Alone

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I wasn’t a “lipstick straight girl” before I came out as gay, so why am I now a “lipstick lesbian”? Stereotypes cause a lot of problems. If you agree, pass the word along, and let’s break them down together. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-quick-guide-to-identifying-someones-sexual-orientation-by-appearance-alone-10

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She Was Raised To Believe Women Are Worthless. You Should See What Changed Her Mind.

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We’re trained to think about our basic privileges as having things like food, clean water, and a home. And then there are basic privileges we don’t talk about, stuff that’s so taken for granted we can’t even imagine what it’s like not to have. Here’s one of those. Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-raised-to-believe-women-are-worthless-you-should-see-what-changed-her-mind

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A Bevy Of Famous Ladies Sing Along To This 50-Year-Old Classic. Wow. This Song Is Magic.

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I had never listened to Lesley Gore’s 1964 song “You Don’t Own Me” and thought of the power of women just saying that phrase together: “YOU. DON’T. OWN. ME.” Not to our special someones … but to our government. Until now! Dayum! Gauntlet thrown! The ladies behind this magical mash-up of celebrity lady faces did. […]

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You've Never Heard Of Her, But She's Basically One Of The Most Important Women In Movie History

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Alice Guy-Blaché was a woman of firsts. She did so many awesome things for movies and as you’ll see, just about no one has heard of her. That’s a travesty. The fact that this woman who made history was completely forgotten made me emotional for a full 8 minutes, much to the consternation of everyone […]

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Actors ≠ Supermodels — An Explainer By The Glorious Emma Thompson

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Ah, wonderful wonderful Emma Thompson. Is there no wrong you can do? Fierce activist against human trafficking, brilliant actor, and now a vocal protester against her industry’s double standards — especially in the last gif below. It’s just a great example of a bad-ass woman standing up for something she believes in. It’s worth noting […]

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Can A 2-Minute Video Do Justice To 1 Billion Girls? This One Does.

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Our planet has over 1 billion girls, who face a number of opportunities and tragedies. Here’s a video tribute to those 1 billion girls out there who’ve made this planet what it is. FACT CHECK TIME! We can’t really fact-check the 10,000 dance moves, 50 million first loves, and 46 million breakups (lol), but we […]

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What The Bechdel Test Is And Why Every Movie In Hollywood Needs To Pass It

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Think of the last movie you watched and answer this: Did women talk to other women about anything other than men? Jobs, friendships, politics, life … seriously, anything else other than men? Let me be more specific: How can you tell whether a movie does a sucky job with its female characters? Well, pretty easily […]

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