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In the words of Chi Yvonne Leina: How I stopped grandma from ironing my budding breasts

TweetCross-posted from UN Women On World Press Freedom Day, we highlight award-winning Cameroonian journalist and blogger Chi Yvonne Leina, a correspondent for UN Women media partner World Pulse. She is the founder and coordinator of Gender Danger, a grassroots women`s organization that is fighting to end the practice of breast ironing in Cameroon. She attended [...]
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Who is genderqueer?

TweetIn the feminist college campus culture, gender is discussed almost with a laugh. We’ve been through it: sex is distinct from gender, although not severed completely; gender itself is a fickle subject, impossible to detangle from culture; and gender and sex don’t map out onto personal characteristics or sexual orientation. Those who are genderqueer–blurring the [...]
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“The women of LA” vs. “The ‘Nice’ Guys of LA”

TweetFor those of you living in Los Angeles, you may have already seen this video called “Women of LA.” I don’t have to explain to you why it’s the worst. But now, there’s a response video created by some wonderful people called “The ‘Nice’ Guys of LA.” Check it out and love it forever. Tweet
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For Valentine’s Day, let’s learn about love from Hugh Jackman

TweetIt’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re all thinking about love. So it’s more than a little serendipitous that this story has been popping up in various forms on every damn news outlet ever within the last 24 hours. Here’s the gist: Hugh Jackman has once again had to deny rumors that he’s gay. And not surprisingly, these [...]
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2012: The year of rape

TweetI AM FED UP WITH RAPE. We live in a society where rape is commonplace, regular, and very frequently overlooked in the legal system (unless it is in regards to boys, which then receives overwhelming outrage, as in the Penn State scandal). We have an overabundance of reported rapes (and please note, these all occurred in 2012): [...]
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