When She Pretended To Talk To Beyoncé On The Phone, I Laughed. Until It Hit Me Why She Was Doing It.

Does sexism still exist? Wait, hold on — before you come to a conclusion, watch this video from “The Daily Show” starring Jessica Williams talking about one of the most universal rites of womanhood.

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Just A Reminder That There's No Such Thing As 'Men's Work' And 'Women's Work'

Some professions that have been traditionally male (and white male, at that) are changing right in front of us. Here’s a woman who loves what she does every day as a Massachusetts ironworker.

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Dear Men: You'll Feel Awkward For The First Couple Of Weeks, But It's All Worth It, I Swear

Movember is a charity that raises money for men’s health. How? Well, you’ll see. Oh, and there’s totally a way for the ladies to be involved, too. I’ve signed up to be a Mo Sista.

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What Does It Mean To Be Sexually Healthy? These Folks Share Some Words of Wisdom.

Thanks to the “little blue pill,” we’ve heard a lot about men’s sexual health. But these people have some messages for women.

This is a video inspired by concerns over FSD (female sexual dysfunction), which is a lot more common than I knew. The
health professionals behind this video want to raise awareness about how to be sexually healthy and to advocate the continued
development of a range of strategies like counseling,
alternative and pharmaceutical medicine, and education to support all women’s
sexual health. (There are 26 FDA-approved medications for male sexual dysfunction, but none for women.)

Regardless of how you feel about the pharm industry, the messages here about communication will really resonate. If you want to delve deeper, this presentation and this article lay out some different parts of the discussion.

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BULL'S-EYE: Geena Davis Tells Hollywood Where To Stick Its Ageist, Sexist Representations Of Women

One of the many, many things I like about this video is that it’s a nice reminder that women in their 50s are just as capable of being total bad-asses as women in their 20s. Geena Davis is a member of Mensa, and an Olympics archery team semi-finalist. She’s not putting up with any more stereotypes of women and girls in the media.

If you ignore the demand she makes at 1:31, you might just end up like the poor paparazzo at 1:11.

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The Official ‘How To Avoid Rape’ Satire. Inspired By Terrible Advice Everywhere.

OK, let’s give college bulletins and glossy magazines the benefit of the doubt: They’re probably seriously concerned with stopping rapes on campuses (and elsewhere). And maybe they sincerely believe that a good way to do that is to suggest some of the steps you’ll see below.

The problem is that when you focus on controlling how women behave to avoid rape, however well-meaning that advice is, you’re missing a pretty big piece of the reason rape is so prevalent: namely, rapists. I’d much rather see a discussion about how we get men to understand consent and stop being creepers than the bizarre, contradictory wardrobe suggestions brilliantly parodied in this video.

TRIGGER WARNING: Nothing graphic, but this video features fictionalized rape scenarios and at least one incredibly skeevy-looking dude.

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That Awkward Moment When You Realize America Is Way More Sexist Than You Could Have Imagined

Can we all just agree that it’s pretty bananas that half of America is shamefully unequal from the other half? Still? I hope you’re nodding. If you’re not, maybe this will change your mind.

Please help Kamala get this film made by donating to her Kickstarter by Oct. 21, 2013. And share this so her movie can happen!

UPDATE (10/22):The campaign was a success! Thank you to everyone for bringing attention to this important issue.

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