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Best Essay Explains Misogyny and Rape Culture in a Way that Men Can Understand

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A Gentleman's Guide to Rape Culture  We are so grateful to author and actor Zaron Burnett (@zaron3) and Medium (@medium) for bringing his essay that puts misogyny and rape culture in a feminist perspective. It is a must-read for every young (and old) man, women too. It continues the important conversation that has finally (and thankfully) been thrust onto the front burner due to recent events. Within just a few paragraphs like this one, Zaron transported me back over 40 years ago when these ideas were rightly assumed by the ...

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Misogyny in the news, at last

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Editor's Note: There are few if any links in this post about the recent mass murderer because we have to stop sensationalizing perpetrators instead of sympathizing with the victims.   [Unfortunately]. . . we don't see misogyny as an ideology, we see it as a given for young men. -- Jessica Valenti, Author, Guardian columnist, and founder of Feministing.com (@JessicaValenti) God bless the most recent mass shooting victims. Their senseless sacrifice may mark the beginning of a serious discussion about the evils of misogyny, and Valenti is among the few journalists to hit the nail on the head about the root ...

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Summer Internships here, two websites

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View current job opening here. Join us in our mission aimed at ushering in The New Age of Sexual Freedom a world free from the global culture of racial, sexual, and gender oppression and violence driven by governments, religions, corporations, and social customs. You can view the job openings currently available at VenusPlusX here. Some are based in NY and others are not dependent on geography. Take a look for yourself or forward this on to friends who may be interested. VenusPlusX is a great place to work, where self-starters are rewarded for innovation.  

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A hypocrite the Boy Scouts can love

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New Boy Scouts President Robert Gates: 'I Would Have Supported Having Gay Scoutmasters' Despite media to the contrary, Robert Gates, the Bush and Obama Administration, Defense Secretary, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans) insiders didn't view him as a true friend helping to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell". He had no problem accepting any and all kudos that may have come his way, however. By now mention of active duty troops and veterans who had to endure nearly 3 extra years of discrimination under Gates, until he finally relented and put a freeze on dismissals. has been ...

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Science is teaching us all about Lipophilia

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Always Hungry? Here's why [T]he increasing amount and processing of carbohydrates in the American diet has increased insulin levels, put fat cells into storage overdrive and elicited obesity-promoting biological responses in a large number of people . . . . obesity rates . . . for adults, are almost three times what they were in the 1960s. Addressing the underlying biological drive to overeat may make for a far more practical and effective solution to obesity than counting calories. The latest frontier in nutritional research is revolutionary and important to every person, especially activists who wants to be more effective ...

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Eric Holder explains it all, now it’s your turn

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Holder confronts racial issues in address as White House puts discrimination at the fore Attorney General Eric Holder has withstood savage attacks from his detractors but he has hung on and has emerged as our explainer-in-chief when it comes to racism in this country, really racism everywhere. His recent commencement address at Morgan State University was his most bold and erudite attempt to educate the world, particularly America, on the insidious and subtle nature of racism. Holder rightly points out that the recent high-profile episodes of racism often mask systematic prejudice and discrimination. “These [recent] outbursts ...

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Winning (so far). Net Neutrality Protest Tomorrow

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Grassroots efforts to save Net neutrality may be working . . . more needs to be done to ensure the Internet is protected. There's no time to waste in feeling gratified even though advocacy organizations such as Free Press, CREDO, and MoveOn.org, along with tech companies such as Google and Facebook, and rank-and-file grassroots activists are so far holding back attempts to commercialize the Internet in ways that would impede the otherwise free flow of media and data.  Corporate special interests will not relent and neither must we. They want to secure fast lanes, the cost of ...

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Woefully bad news for Mothers and Children

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Save the Children Report Ranks Best and Worst Places to Be a Mother: U.S. Drops to 31st . . .   If you read this report, can you not be radicalized by its findings? Countries faring the worst were those affected by humanitarian crises . . Worldwide, more than half of all maternal and child deaths occur in areas made more fragile by conflict and disasters.  If you are an American, can you not be saddened and embarrassed that in just 15 years the U.S. has fallen from the top five in women's health to 31st? Since 2000, the risk that a ...

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Net Neutrality on the front burner, at last

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Basically Every Big Internet Firm Signs Letter Against FCC's Net Neutrality Plan There has been a rush of public pressure on the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to put off the May 15 vote that would drastically change the Internet. The commission has proposed allowing big providers (Verizon and Comcast to name two) to create higher priced "fast lanes" for big media companies such as Netflix to move their content, costs that will be passed onto consumers. Instead of maintaining the free and democratic access to the utility of the Internet, there would be winners and losers, different ...

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Yes, it’s true, anti-LGBT laws kill

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Quantifying the Effects of Homophobia Providing the quantifiable effects of homophobia will allow policy makers, economists, and global leaders to better understand that anti-gay laws ultimately do more harm than good, to LGBT people and the population at large. --Dominic Bocci for The Advocate Society must be kept accountable for the facts that an LGBT youth is 40% more likely to commit suicide than her straight counterpart. Homelessness, lack of health care access, substance abuse, and employment discrimination are all higher among LGBT people. Another new study, this time from Social Science and Medicine, has confirmed earlier data that . ...

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