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“This widespread cultural message could not be clearer: Men’s sexual urges are uncontrollable and therefore not their responsibility. It’s a fairly insulting view of male morality and sexuality, but it’s also one that allows the culture to put the blame for men’s bad (and criminal) behavior on women’s shoulders. But making women responsible for men’s sexuality isn’t just about excusing rape and sexual harassment. It’s a cultural rule that enforces the idea that this is a man’s world—women just live in it.” – Jessica Valenti for The Nation
-The Golden Globes were dominated by women supporting each other, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler boosted ratings, proving the female duo’s talent. (NYTimes)
–The Invisible War was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
-Beyonce stands up for gender equality. (UpWorthy)
-“We have defined beauty…as tall, slender figures, and femininity, and white skin. And this is a legacy that was built for me, and it’s a legacy that I’ve been cashing out on…I got these free things because of how I look, not who I am. While there are people paying a cost for how they look, not who they are.” – Model Cameron Russell talks openly about modeling and the “legacy of gender and racial oppression” in society (via TED)
–Upworthy highlights the Swedish Toys ”R” Us catalogue, released late last year, that challenges gender stereotypes.
-Nigella Lawson told ABC not to airbrush her stomach on billboards and promotional posters.(Buzzfeed)