Women are tired of being judged by the Esquire metric.
All Women Are Feminists (And All Men Are Too): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pamela-l-smith/all-women-are-feminists_b_5601121.html
“Regardless of who is right and who is wrong, the sexual entitlement here is pretty undeniable. So is the immaturity. ‘I’m not a marriage counselor,” writes Bob Powers of Someecards, “but I’m pretty sure that if you and the spouse aren’t sleeping together as much as you’d like, the way to turn her on is not with passive-aggressive use of Microsoft Office.'”
SEX FOR SMART PEOPLE — a podcast created by a fantastic woman I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in person, Stephanie Johnstone, and her podcast partner David McGee.
NYT opinion piece: responses to the Hobart William Smith campus sex crime (rape):
“IN THE 19TH CENTURY, the paramount moral challenge was slavery. In the 20th century, it was totalitarianism. In this century, it is the brutality inflicted on so many women and girls around the globe: sex trafficking, acid attacks, bride burnings and mass rape.”
— Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, 2009
Why invest in girls?
An incredibly powerful tumblr with stories of sexism, emotional/verbal/physical abuse, and assault, from people who have maybe never told anyone before. Incredibly powerful. Please share and support these courageous voices. The more they know they are heard, not judged, and supported, the more we begin to change things for the better.
I Do Not Want My Daughter To Be Nice:
One mother’s tale of how her daughter doesn’t smile gratuitously to appease strangers, and how that is just fine.
I read this and wished I had had more of this role modeled for me as a child. I am endlessly smiling. It’s a midwestern point of pride to be nice. I don’t like to hurt feelings. Though, I am proud that I am also getting better at this. I now take AS MUCH care of my feelings as someone I’m in a situation with. Previously there was a tendency to care about their happiness MORE, at the expense of my own. This is no longer the case.
How to Talk to Little Girls:
“Not once did we discuss clothes or hair or bodies or who was pretty. It’s surprising how hard it is to stay away from those topics with little girls, but I’m stubborn.”