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“You hold women in contempt”: Frat culture isn’t an aberration, it’s everything men learn about being a “real man”

A top researcher on masculinity tells Salon what’s wrong with the idea of “real men” — and how to change it<p>There are a lot of stories out there right now about frat culture, which is maybe why I find myself circling back to bigger questions about masculinity. Or at least the version of masculinity …

Feminism

Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn urges media to change labels given to women

Social media giant's European vice-president tells conference of frustrations at language used to describe women in business<p>The vice-president of Facebook in Europe – one of the online industry's most powerful executives – has revealed her frustration at being portrayed in the media as a …

#WomenCallAction: Illuminating the Relevance of Women Directing U.S. Media

by Rachel Feldman<p>-<i>USA</i>-<p>As a woman director who has been working in Hollywood for 30 years, banging the drum for gender equity behind the camera, I am …

Rape Culture Is Everywhere Our Children Can See — Watch Your Favorite Movies Prove It

Rape culture is everywhere, but most of the time we don't even notice it. As Senior Editor Liz Plank wrote here back in January, rape culture and …

Feminism

Model Blasts the Company That Slimmed Her Body With Photoshop

Nowadays Photoshop is a standard tool of the fashion trade, with women’s faces and bodies smoothed and slimmed to fit a Barbie-like standard of …

Red Carpet Moments Show Why Women Deserve to Be Asked About More Than Their Dresses

Hollywood awards shows are always a flurry of glitz and glamour on the red carpet. But although guys and gals alike get dressed to the nines, only …

This Is What Happens When The Women In Horror Films Are Played By Men

You’ve never seen a damsel in distress like this before.<p>Featuring:<p>Corey Flaspoler<p>Jordon Sorenson (Twitter)<p>Josh Davis

Horror

What Women Could Lose If the GOP Defunds Planned Parenthood

On Thursday the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the GOP's Affordable Care Act replacement—the American Health Care Act—which would, among other things, defund Planned Parenthood.<p>Truth be told, "defund" is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to how this bill would actually affect …

Planned Parenthood

California State Colleges Might Provide the Abortion Pill to Students

“Women in 2017 shouldn’t be fighting for access to their bodies.”<p>Since the Republican health-care bill would slash Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood, essentially federally defunding the organization, California legislators might take a step to help ensure some measure of reproductive …

Health Care

Borenstein: County hired social worker with domestic violence history

Contra Costa County made a dubious hire in its child protective services division: A worker who has her own history of domestic violence and …