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Millennials are questioning the purpose of having children if you cannot be there to raise them.

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Men, women, and media empire-building

annfriedman:

Narratives matter. When publishers who are not super keyed into the internet read inThe New York Times that there are these young men who are redefining media and building a dedicated online following, you can bet those young men become more attractive hires—and that they have more bargaining power. Theirs are the names that leap to mind. It’s like a sexist perpetual-motion machine. By the time we get to the advanced-empire stage of making demands and running spinoff sites, is it any wonder that women are conspicuously absent? [Ed. note: Well, not totally absent. They are often editing and assisting and doing the web producing for these men.]

Alla dis.

No seriously go read the whole thing.

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Unsurprisingly, the mythical image of a ‘leader’ embodies many of the characteristics commonly found in personality disorders, such as narcissism (Steve Jobs or Vladimir Putin), psychopathy (fill in the name of your favorite despot here), histrionic (Richard Branson or Steve Ballmer) or Machiavellian (nearly any federal-level politician) personalities. The sad thing is not that these mythical figures are unrepresentative of the average manager, but that the average manager will fail precisely for having these characteristics.

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vocativ:

Male tech bloggers speculate women’s brains can’t handle coding —> http://voc.tv/14EsNKo
I’ve seen The Social Network enough times to know that computer programmers tend to be skinny, anti-social twerps, who occasionally get punked by the cool kids before getting rich by stealing great ideas from their taller, more socially adroit counterparts. Oh, and they’re all dudes.
The last part of this cartoonish stereotype is actually true, and in a Larry Summers moment yesterday, a well-known entrepreneur sparked a big angry interwebs debate when he posited that the reason this boy’s club exists is that women are genetically predisposed to suck at coding.
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vocativ:

Male tech bloggers speculate women’s brains can’t handle coding —> http://voc.tv/14EsNKo

I’ve seen The Social Network enough times to know that computer programmers tend to be skinny, anti-social twerps, who occasionally get punked by the cool kids before getting rich by stealing great ideas from their taller, more socially adroit counterparts. Oh, and they’re all dudes.

The last part of this cartoonish stereotype is actually true, and in a Larry Summers moment yesterday, a well-known entrepreneur sparked a big angry interwebs debate when he posited that the reason this boy’s club exists is that women are genetically predisposed to suck at coding.

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Kelly Framel & Jamie Beck shot Danielle & Jodie Snyder of DANNIJO in Armani, inspired by the suffragettes of the 1910s. (via In Celebration { Of Sisterhood } | The Glamourai)

Kelly Framel & Jamie Beck shot Danielle & Jodie Snyder of DANNIJO in Armani, inspired by the suffragettes of the 1910s. (via In Celebration { Of Sisterhood } | The Glamourai)

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humansofnewyork:

“Even at this advanced age, I still don’t understand women. They remain a mystery.”“What specifically about women is most mysterious to you?”“The moods. Every woman is a special gift. But they all have the moods.”

And you, sir, are in all likelihood a bag of all the dicks.

humansofnewyork:

“Even at this advanced age, I still don’t understand women. They remain a mystery.”
“What specifically about women is most mysterious to you?”
“The moods. Every woman is a special gift. But they all have the moods.”

And you, sir, are in all likelihood a bag of all the dicks.

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Things that look like feminism but aren’t

Things that are not feminism:

1. Asking a question about why women do or want things and answering with why you do or want things, and calling it feminism. (Or, as Julia Wong put it, “My feminism demands that women be allowed to speak for themselves.”)

2. Assuming that a “vibrant young woman” (separate from a “soulfully beautiful and professionally accomplished one) suffers from false consciousness about her own sexuality, and that she needs your pity and implicit shaming, and calling it feminism.

3. Claiming that you are not judging women’s sexual behavior differently from men’s, and then judging women’s sexual behavior differently from men. And calling it feminism.

Read the rest, by Irin Carmon, here.

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The Admiration Society: I am sick and tired of saying I'm sorry.

theadmirationsociety:

Before I even get started, I’m making myself a promise. Whatever happens with this blog post, whomever it may upset or annoy, I WILL NOT BE SORRY.

Not being sorry is a major challenge for me. I am a woman, and I apologize for everything. I can’t seem to help it.

Awesome, awesome post from Tuesday Cain's first-grade teacher, who was also present for the protests at the Capitol in Texas.

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kirklarsen:

Yemeni 11 year old girl runs away from her family for trying to marry her off, gives this interview where she shows how much stronger and smarter than her parents she is.

This video’s sad, but this girl’s a badass.

Damn. Heartbreaking, but amazing. I truly hope this girl stays safe and is able to live her life the way she desires.

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Men’s most common fallback position is to establish a neotraditional division of labor: 70% hope to convince their wives to de-prioritize their careers and focus on homemaking and raising children. Women? Faced with a husband who wants them to be a housewife or work part-time, almost three-quarters of women say they would choose divorce and raise their kids alone. In fact, despite men’s insistence on being breadwinners, women are more likely than men to say they value success in a high-paying career.

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explore-blog:

Actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr was once called “the most beautiful woman in the world.” She also gave us the technology that laid the groundwork for Wifi and Bluetooth. 

explore-blog:

Actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr was once called “the most beautiful woman in the world.” She also gave us the technology that laid the groundwork for Wifi and Bluetooth. 

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Jen Kirkman - comedian: Twitter Hiatus Until The Men I Know Get Loud

jenkirkman:

I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so sick of the way men on Twitter treat lady comics. And my male friends always DM me or text me or email me or talk to me about how they hate it too but they never speak up.

I am constantly tweeting about gay rights (I’m straight) and racism (I’m white) - it takes…

JEN KIRKMAN, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. Read all of this.

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Anger is like sugar in a cocktail. I’d rather have none at all than a grain too much.

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CATCALLED

catcalled:

Welcome to CATCALLED, a collection of women’s stories about street harassment in New York City. For two weeks this August, eleven women in the city kept a log of their harassment experiences, and how the presence (or absence) of catcallers affected their actions. Their experiences may surprise you—they certainly surprised each other, and at times, even the participants themselves.

Street harassment is a tricky issue. Its interpretation is almost entirely subjective, and the experience of it can range from violated and frustrated to annoyed. Harassment itself is hard to define, as well. What’s the difference between harassment, a catcall, flirtation, and a compliment? At the same time, it’s difficult to argue that sexual harassment is anything but an unfair burden placed on women in urban spaces, and one that can be incessant and invasive.

Part of the story of this project has been discovering that most women have found a way to deal with harassment on a regular basis. Even if an individual woman may feel that the status quo is acceptable, she is usually able to point to precautions she takes to feel safe as a woman. Even if an individual woman feels flattered by catcalling, she can probably point to a situation in which she felt extremely vulnerable due to catcalling—probably as a young teenager. We believe that all women, in some way or another, have to grapple with objectification and safety in public spaces, whether that space is Central Park or Times Square.

CATCALLED is an attempt to give that struggle a voice. Over on the right you can see 11 different badges, one for each of our 11 participants. The women who wrote for this project live in four different boroughs and have a range of sexualities, ethnic backgrounds, and life experiences. There is no one place to start reading, no one person to focus on. Each participant has an introduction from me, giving you a sense of what you might get out of reading those entries; each woman has additionally highlighted her own entries, to reflect what she has found most valuable. After the project was over, all 11 participants responded to someone else’s logs for their exit interview, beginning a conversation about different experiences that we hope you continue. You can add to the dialogue by clicking respond. In addition to publishing questions, comments, and ideas on our blog, we will also be featuring readers’ daily logs—a single-day entry about street harassment. And of course, if you would like to contact us more directly, you can find out how to do that here.

We hope you get something out of this—men and women, in the city and out of it. We have learned a lot from beginning this dialogue, and we can’t wait to see how you respond.

Rad. Check this out.

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obitoftheday:

Dear Tumblr,
This is NOT Susan B. Anthony. This is Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in 1910.
Ms. Anthony was arrested on November 5, 1872 for voting in the presidential election (straight GOP ticket) and fined $100. She never paid. She was also never beaten or photographed being beaten.
Great stories don’t need to be manufactured if they’re already great.
Thank you….and regardless the fight undertaken by women (1920), African Americans  (1865 & 1964), Native Americans (1924), and other underrepresented groups for the right to vote is amazing and should be given recognition.
But please, please, please use Google’s reverse image search.
picturedept:

Election Day, 1872.
arcaneimages:

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined $100 for registering to vote.



Good to know! Thank you for fact-checking. My original point stands, however.

obitoftheday:

Dear Tumblr,

This is NOT Susan B. Anthony. This is Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in 1910.

Ms. Anthony was arrested on November 5, 1872 for voting in the presidential election (straight GOP ticket) and fined $100. She never paid. She was also never beaten or photographed being beaten.

Great stories don’t need to be manufactured if they’re already great.

Thank you….and regardless the fight undertaken by women (1920), African Americans  (1865 & 1964), Native Americans (1924), and other underrepresented groups for the right to vote is amazing and should be given recognition.

But please, please, please use Google’s reverse image search.

picturedept:

Election Day, 1872.

arcaneimages:

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined $100 for registering to vote.

Good to know! Thank you for fact-checking. My original point stands, however.