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Poetry and Gender

Content description: Discusses gender identity and awesome poetry and awesome poetry in question mentions homophobic slurs. Hey! So I spent my weekend rediscovering slam poetry and attending a bunch of awesome women’s week workshops at my uni (which I will tell you all about at some point). One of these workshops …

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Can We Reclaim The Movement?

If you’re a regular reader on the Skepchick network, you’ve likely heard about the kerfluffle over on FreethoughtBlogs involving Thunderf00t. If not, here’s a basic rundown from Greta Christina. Thunderf00t has sparked a lot of controversy with his actions, but what I found perhaps the most interesting response to his …

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Feminism

Woo Is For Women?

First of all I’d like to issue an informal apology for breaking the Saturday seal, but I really wanted to post about this, because this has been a pet hate of mine for a while, and while it is probably going to be relevant for as long as there are …

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Father’s Day!

It’s Father’s Day, and bloggers all over the interwebs are clacking away at their keyboards, talking about all things dad-related. I will be making general statements and also referencing my dad. One, my dad is awesome. B, no. Two, my dad is a perfect example of breaking stereotypes. Three, or C, if we’re …

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Stories That Matter: Harry Potter & Social Justice

So there I was. Just starting my study abroad experience, feeling a very long way from home, and scrolling through a list of student associations of various stripes and wondering how the hell I was going to meet people if every!single!one! of them was either a religious group, fraternity or …

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Neutral Words in Gendered Advertising

There are a lot of products that specifically market to one gender demographic over the other. I’ve noticed over my years of exposure to television and advertising that certain words aren’t directly associated with one gender or the other, but are sometimes exclusively used in advertising geared at one or …

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