Facebook, Rape Culture, and our Dangerously Low Standards

“Cosplay is Consent: If We are Dressed [sic] Like Sluts, Rape our Guts.” I am a woman who appreciates a good joke and who often enjoys dark humor, but when I saw this image making its way around Facebook, I did not laugh, and not just because it is devoid of anything that could be called humor. The antediluvian thinking that leads to a person calling a woman a slut

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Vagina Power: Fighting Gender Inequality Through Performance Art

In 2012, several members of the Russian band Pussy Riot were convicted of hooliganism and imprisoned for criticizing Russian president Vladimir Putin. Their chosen method of protest was to sing an anti-Putin anthem in the Christ Savior Cathedral, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Moscow. Their performance and arrest garnered global attention and, as a result, their battle against corruption in the government and in the legal system

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Abortion is Only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s Services — So What?

In July of 2015, an organization calling itself the Center for Medical Progress released a video that purported to show a high-ranking executive at Planned Parenthood arranging to sell the body parts of aborted fetuses. The video was later proven to be highly edited and intentionally misleading, but the image of ripped apart babies and profiteering doctors took hold and the damage was done. In the wake of this video,

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