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At Catholic Schools, Sex Ed Turns Into Shaming Young Girls

In my opinion, sex-ed is one of the most useful things which should be taught in school since kids reach puberty, and even earlier. But bad sexual education is worse than not receiving it at all; it indoctrinates young people with false, dangerous information that can have disastrous consequences. I had the misfortune of being taught sexual education in a workshop at the Catholic school I attended: it was two days filled with sexism, slut-shaming,

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Why The #MeToo Movement Is So Important To South Korea

The word feminism became the word of the year following the incredible acts of women around the world, and in October 2017, prominent women in the entertainment industry came out with their own stories and became major supporters of women who have experienced sexual abuse. The #MeToo Movement has sparked important discussions about the hardships for women globally, and in South Korea has allowed women who previously felt like they did not have a voice to express their hardships.

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My Male Friends Only Want To Talk Feminism When It’s About Hitting A Woman Back

Why is it that my male friends only care about feminism and equality when it’s about hitting a woman? It’s always ‘Well if you want equality men should be able to hit women’, first of all, I said I wanted equality, not violence. Feminism; the social, political and economic equality of the sexes, to men is nothing more than women growing out their armpit hair and burning their bras. These are statements as part of

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Feminism Applies To Men Too

fem·i·nism /ˈfeməˌnizəm/ noun the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes Feminism – it’s a word that has received plenty of backlash and criticism over the years. As pink “pussy hats” and the Venus symbol have become powerful representations of the feminist movement, feminism has become misconstrued into a battle that only represents the rights of females. However, the seas of pink marching across Washington and the activists protesting all over

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Cornell Fraternity Put On Probation Over “Pig Roast” Contest Targeting Overweight Women

Cornell’s Zeta Beta Tau fraternity has been put on a two-year probation for a contest where pledges earned points for having sex with overweight women. The contest was called a “pig roast”, and if there was a tie, the winner was whoever had slept with the heaviest woman. The women were not informed about the game. According to the university report, the challenge took place in 2017, but it is unclear how long the contest

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Justin Trudeau Visits UChicago And Talks About Being A Feminist (Something That He’s Not)

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, prides himself on being a feminist. In a visit to the University of Chicago, on 7 Feb. 2018, he said, “You don’t define yourself by what you get from the world, but what you give to the world.” He has stated several times that he and his wife are raising feminist children because that is what we need to do to make the world better. In fact, in October

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Stop Using “Science” to Justify Your Sexism

It’s an age-old justification: women are inferior to men in aspects such as physical and intellectual abilities, a reasoning for misogyny against the female species. Those who use this theory claim it as science, implying that it is an undebatable matter. This is not science. This is sexism. And here’s real science to prove it. The ideology of female inferiority as a whole goes back through centuries of time, but it was birthed as a

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A Movement Is Trying to Prevent ‘Virginity Tests’ in a Rural Indian Community

There has recently been a movement to prevent newly-wed brides from a nomadic community in the western Indian state of Maharashtra from having to go through ‘virginity tests’, as reported by the BBC. The virginity tests involve the couple being given a white sheet and going to a hotel room where they are expected to consummate the marriage while their families and members of the council wait outside. If the bride does not bleed during

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Rape Culture Is Alive and Well and It Doesn’t Just Affect Our Celebrities

About a week ago, I started attending Krav Maga classes at a local studio. Before the class started, one of the instructors sat down with me to talk about what I wanted to gain from the classes. The question of why I was drawn to Krav Maga in the first place was brought up, so I told him I wanted to learn how to defend myself, he asked why and I responded: “is it too

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Why I Have Decided To Free Bleed

Throughout my life, I have made many small decisions to better myself and express who I am. These decisions, such as choosing not to shave, have made me more confident in being the most honest version of myself that I can show. In doing so, I have found other companions and communities of like-minded people to share these feelings with. Being a part of something, even something small, can feel so huge and rewarding especially

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