Y’all. It’s been a hell of a week. Of course we’re still dealing with GamerGate, plus the backlash to the street harassment video that everyone loved just a few days ago. And don’t forget the fucked up Halloween costumes that are already out there! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is Scarier than Your Halloween Costume
Happy Friday, everyone! It’s time to learn about all the things that sucked this week! Hooray! Let’s talk about Miss America, the NFL, and why you really should smile more, ladies! Trust me on that one. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Found Some Sexist Pigs
I’ve struggled with accepting my body and appearance from the moment my family told me I’d be pretty enough to marry a rich man. So naturally my desires of being seen as beautiful (from a Eurocentric model) or being seen as a sex object were some of the things I formerly aspired to. But being in a job that focused on my appearance was something that was still seen as taboo.
Hello, friends. How was your week and weekend? Good, I hope!
The young Pakistani teen who was shot by the Taliban has been a prominent figure in the media this past week. Malala Yousafzai released her new memoir, I Am Malala, and was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize (the award went to the group disarming chemical weapons in Syria.) Her interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has been shared and gifed a hundred times and she met with President Obama and asked him to reconsider the US drone program because of the effects on her country and people. Read More News in Asia
Earlier on Tuesday evening I was doing some research on Kolkata, India and was searching for some information about sex work in the city. I did a quick search for Sonagachi, which is the city’s largest red light district. In fact, it’s one of the biggest red light districts in all of Asia. Sonagachi is also the focus of the 2004 documentary Born Into Brothels. You can read about the crimes against women and girls that are committed in Sonagachi in a variety of places, or you can watch the documentary. Read More Facebook: Take Action Against Sex Trafficking Page!
Let’s get something straight–a 14-year-old girl is not a “prostitute,” media and law enforcement officers. She is a victim of human and/or sex trafficking. Read More They Say Potato, I Say You Have GOT to be Kidding Me
(Ed. note: Some NSFW content and images after the cut) I’ll never forget the day I sat down with a large cup of coffee and my daughter’s laptop to do some leisurely Internet surfing. I clicked the bookmarked tab for Tumblr, not realizing that my 15-year-old (at the time) was already logged in and was greeted by a shit load of porn. Read More Psst… Tumblr Serves Up Porn to Minors
Welcome to another week of Euro News! This week: wreckage from the downed AirFrance flight of two years back is finally located, a police officer in Northern Ireland is killed by a car bomb, and an arrest was made in Sweden’s torture/sex chamber case. Read More Your Weekly European Roundup