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This Is What Summer Looks Like

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This Is What Summer Looks Like

Gross Dude: "Hey baby, what's going on?"
*I keep walking*
GD: "Oh come on, baby."
*I turn back*

Me: "Don't call me 'baby.'"
*I continue walking*

GD: "Ok, honey."
*I turn back again*

Me: " Don't call me 'honey' either."
GD: "Oh, ok. Sorry young lady."


I fucking hate summer.

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Talk Is Cheap: How Mansplaining Hurts Men

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Talk Is Cheap: How Mansplaining Hurts Men

A woman I know posted a picture of her daughter looking obviously pissed off and standing in front of the "Boys Toys" (bad punctuation and all) aisle at Target. The woman's daughter was upset because she likes superheroes, and yet, they are categorized under "Boys Toys." This is the same tired sexism we've seen for decades. The image was amazing (the mom is awesome), and it created quite the debate on Target's Facebook page.

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What Jessie Spano Taught Me

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What Jessie Spano Taught Me

Jessie: “Slater, haven’t you heard of the Women’s Movement?” Slater: “Sure… put on something cute and move it into the kitchen”

No switch was turned on. There was no “light-bulb-moment.” It was more like a snowball effect—feminism began piling up; year after year. It was just me, this really big snowball, and Jessie Spano.

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Mata Hari: Alone in the Presence of Men

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Mata Hari: Alone in the Presence of Men

Mata Hari. You have probably heard of her before, but do you know her story? She was an exotic dancer of Dutch descent, who was accused later in life of being a spy for Germany by the French. Hari was executed by a firing squad, and she never should have been. You see, it was later found that Hari was, in fact, not a spy. Two things she was which made her an easy target? Sexual and female.

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