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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Scarier than Your Halloween Costume

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.)

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny Found Some Sexist Pigs

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.)

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Perspectives

Maid Cafes, Bikini Bars, and The Hypersexualized Asian Woman

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 […]

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News

News in Asia

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 […]

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Crossposts

Facebook: Take Action Against Sex Trafficking Page!

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 […]

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Life

They Say Potato, I Say You Have GOT to be Kidding Me

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.

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Op Ed

Psst… Tumblr Serves Up Porn to Minors

(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 […]

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News in Europe

Your Weekly European Roundup

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.