When It Comes To Money, Women Need More Than Symbolism

The U.S. is planning on putting a woman on the $10 bill, but considering the state of the gender pay gap, perhaps we should put a woman on a special bill – one for $7.80.

A woman makes 78 cents for every dollar a man makes, according to census and income data cited by the White House and others. And the number is lower for African-American women (64 cents) and Latinas (54 cents). In a range of studies, the pay gap between men and women has persisted even when you account for the fact that women are more likely to take jobs in lower-paying professions and time out of the workforce to care for children or family – though it does narrow.

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Feminist: Feminism is for everyone!!

Feminist: *Ignores male victims of rape*

Feminist: *Ignores male victims of abuse*

Feminist: *Ignores the frighteningly-high male suicide rate*

Feminist: *Makes fun of the ‘fragile male ego’*

Person: *Isn’t a feminist*


My feminism has nothing to do with men. It is not defined as “equality for all genders”. It isn’t even about equality. I don’t want to be equal with men because I don’t like or want this patriarchy men have. My feminism is about liberation for all women, and an end of the oppression of all women, including women of color, immigrants, lesbians, and trans women. It is about equity- doing what is necessary to ensure everyone has a quality standard of life, has their human rights respected, and is free from oppression. I am not into definitions of feminism that are aimed at making feminism appear non-threatening to men. It IS threatening to them, and it should be.

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LOVE this definition of feminism!

Animal Crossing, The Sims, and Minecraft are all worldwide sensations made by what one would now consider to be AAA companies, and yet, since not one of these games has violence as a core mechanic, each and every one of them has been criticized as not being ‘game-y’ enough.

The fact that the same criticism is levied at so-called ‘casual games’ and ‘casual gamers’ reveals a link between the two: games that don’t include violence as a core mechanic are perceived by the community as being fundamentally more feminine than games that do. Games with women-majority audiences, women-majority casts, and women-majority dev teams are frequently lumped in with this kind of critique. Violence, goes the logic, is what makes a game masculine—and, by extension, being masculine is what makes a video game a video game.


25 Women Bare Their Gloriously Unretouched Thighs – And Describe Them In One Word

When you think of your thighs, what descriptors comes to mind? Are they “thick”? “Honest”? “Magical”?

One word many women associate with their thighs is “complicated.” It can be hard to be 100 percent into your thighs when the only ones we seem to see are attached to airbrushed models in magazines and advertisements. Quite often, those “perfect” thighs don’t even exist without the help of crafty retouchers. (Spoiler alert: 90 percent of women have cellulite.) But knowing that intellectually doesn’t always assuage the visceral shame women can feel when they feel like they don’t measure up to an ideal.

(Photos by Damon Dahlen / Art direction by Rebecca Adams)

“In her film career, the Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis is best known for her movies such as A League of Their Own, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, and The Accidental Tourist but Davis also has an equally impressive record of challenging the rampant gender stereotypes in children’s entertainment. In fact, her dedication to this issue was such that she founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media with the aim of dramatically altering how girls and women are reflected in media.

The Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children. According to one of their recent studies, only 29.2% of 5,554 speaking characters in 122 family films analyzed were female – the same three males for every one female ratio that existed in 1946.

In an interview with Hollywood Reporter, Davis described the realization that first made her aware of the extreme gender imbalance in family films: “It wasn’t the lack of female lead characters that first struck me about family films. We all know that’s been the case for ages, and we love when movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen hit it big. It was the dearth of female characters in the worlds of the stories — the fact that the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations were nearly bereft of female population — that hit me over the head.

This being the case, we are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space. Couldn’t it be that the percentage of women in leadership positions in many areas of society — Congress, law partners, Fortune 500 board members, military officers, tenured professors and many more — stall out at around 17 percent because that’s the ratio we’ve come to see as the norm?”

To learn more about the work of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media – which believes that “If she can see it… she can be it.” – visit http://www.seejane.org/. To reach Davis’ entire Hollywood Reporter interview, visit http://bit.ly/1gskwmY

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9 Celebrities Who Pissed Off Instagram With Their Nipples

Basically, you can paint and sculpt your nipples and post that on Instagram, but your actual nipples are a no-go. This is just another reason why women feel weird about their bodies. Men have nipples, but ours are chillin’ over sacks of fat so that’s not okay? It’s for this reason the Free the Nipple movement was started. Also because women are not allowed to be topless (even while breastfeeding a human she created) in public in 35 states. Your nips can land you jail time, which is absurd.