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Why an Australian Snickers ad is a kick up the vagina

TweetCross-posted at Miscellaneous Me. When I first saw the recent Australian Snickers advertisement online, I had no idea of what I was about to watch, presuming it to be a generic homemade video and not part of a corporate advertising campaign. The viral video was simply listed on an entertainment site as, “Aussie Builders Surprise Women With Loud Empowering Statements,” and was [...]
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When “smart meets sexy,” or when bad humor happens to good people, or even how hard is it to just apologize and put people first, not stereotypes?

Tweet“It’s just a joke.” “I thought it was funny.” “Stop overreacting.” “It’s sparking conversations. It was approved by network Standards and Practices and it uses humor to illustrate the point about how powerful a combination ‘sexy’ and ‘smart’ are. Personally, I think it’s hilarious.” To a lot of us who have been on the wrong side [...]
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MRAs attempt rebranding as ‘Men’s Human Rights Activists’

TweetLast Spring, the Southern Poverty Law Center (splcenter.org) profiled a group of websites as promoting misogyny. Among these were some popular spaces for “the men’s rights movement,” including avoiceformen.com, the-spearhead.com, mensactivism.org and the men’s rights subreddit. On January 21st 2013 , A Voice for Men used the words, “privileged white bitches in our dust” to boast outranking Feministing.com via Alexa’s traffic data. (AVfM may not be aware of the [...]
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“Living Young,and Wild and Free……well if your a man!”

TweetGoing to College parties in the middle of the summer is just protocol for most teenage girls and boys my age. I can assure you no matter what country your from College parties all contain the same coinciding elements of free alcohol, Loud Music and dare I say it Horny teenagers! But it seems that as we teenagers [...]
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So, I went to the movies – no strings attached.

TweetThose of you who know me personally know that despite my feminist leanings and my best intentions, I am still a sucker for hollywood. In particular, I love romantic comedies and teen  flicks, (not to mention teen television and YA novels). When it come to these often patriarchal films, I am not a complete push over – [...]
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