She Was Afraid To Speak Out About Sexism In The NFL. Key Word: Was.

Can we get the news networks and all the sports-related channels to broadcast this message on a loop for a full 24 hours? The story she shares around a minute in illustrates her point p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y, and everyone should hear what she has to say.

No time for video? Here’s a highlight:

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Feminist Women Care About Men. This Cartoon Proves It.

The Big Finish of this cartoon is an is an explanation of why it’s OK that some women sometimes say “I hate men!”

Harsh, right? Well…

After reading this cartoon, I’m thinking harder about what “men” really *really* means, and how the idea of “being a man” might even be annoying to those who identify as male. I *still* don’t think anyone should be screaming hate in any direction … but I understand the deal a little better now.

Understanding — it’s what’s for dinner. After you read your cartoons!

Just to set this up: Turns out (those who identify as) boys have just as many expectations of conformity thrown at them as ladies. Anyone who has all sorts of external cues thrown in their face (aka not just cis-boys or cis-girls but all humans) might find it a little harder to be internally chill, OK?

Then everyone’s trying to live up to a thing (being a good man, etc…) that’s not even real! Here’s a question to ponder: Why is society all into making good men and not just good humans?! I don’t know the answer.

This is my favorite part. I *love* looking behind someone’s angry words to really understand why they’re saying them.

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There's Something We All Start Doing To Babies When They're Born That Can Change Them For Life

I could have started this paragraph by saying, “This guy’s got a point” or “He’s super right on, and you should watch his video!” But I won’t. There are a few good reasons why.

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The Most Disgusting Science Experiment I've Ever Seen, Or A Terrifying Wake-Up Call?

I think we’re all aware that cigarettes contain tar and other carcinogens, but I didn’t realize just how gnarly that stuff looks when it goes into someone’s lungs. Check out the whole experiment, or just skip straight to 2:37 for the main event. Remember, many smokers put this amount of sludge (and often more) into their lungs every month. If you liked it, share this video in the name of science experiments everywhere. Or share it in the name of something else — I’m not the boss of you.

This experiment uses 400 cigarettes and simulates a 20-pack-per-month habit. For the traditional pack-a-day smoker, this is low.

Note from the producer and creator of this project:

“During running this experiment, the speed and air pressure of the machine was very high and strong, made it difficult to stop and catch some of the filters before burning a cigarette up to the end. Some filters burned down and sucked down into the water inside the bottle, what you see at the end of the video, the black substance, is tar mixed with the ashes of burned filters, that is what made it hard and look dry after boiling. The pure tar is sticky and usually remains softer than what you saw in this video.”

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When Women Have Equal Rights, It's Amazing How Many Other Problems Are Resolved

25,000 young girls are forcibly married every day. That’s 10 million girls every year. EVERY. YEAR. Kids that young should be playing pretend wedding. Not ACTUALLY getting married.

The first half of the video is depressingly depressing, so if you want to skip that, jump straight to 1:27 to hear all the ways ending the tradition of child brides will benefit women and all the ways empowering women will help improve society for everyone.

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These Men Aren't Walking In Women's Shoes, But They Are Wearing Their Skirts

With all the depressing news about India’s tendency to overlook and normalize rape culture and violence against women coming out lately, it’s a relief to see a group of people, especially men, reacting appropriately and working hard to, as this news report says, “change mentalities, not clothes.” 

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Malala's Father Explains That His Daughter Is So Strong Because He Didn't 'Clip Her Wings'

Ziauddin Yousafzai’s daughter Malala was shot by the Taliban in 2012 after she had just boarded a bus to school. Today, Malala is recognized around the world as a global leader for women’s rights … at the age of 16.

Ziauddin explains in his TED talk how he was determined to raise his daughter to be strong, confident, and passionate. He stresses that the plight of millions of women could be changed if both men and women think differently and break against the norms of family and society.

His message gives an inspiring lesson for all of us — fathers, mothers, men, women — to hear.

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Men: You May Never Be In A Woman's Body, But This Film Puts You There For 65 Seconds

Every once in a while, you’ll see a statistic that shocks you out of your seat. This is one of those statistics.

I know not every man in Egypt is a predator, but this seems like a woefully underreported problem. Take 60 seconds and see what it’s like to be a woman in Egypt.

Trigger warning: Depiction of sexual violence.

Share this if you think more people should know about this stat.

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