A Guy Committed Murder Because He Couldn’t Get A Date, And Twitter Responded In A Massive Way

One young man who blamed women for his failure to get dates and get along with women killed six people and wounded seven more. The Internet responded in a huge way, and it’s still going. The hashtag #YesAllWomen was born, and it took Twitter by storm. Millions of tweets have included the hashtag.

I have read literally hundreds of them, if not more, and I can tell you that they are chilling and eye-opening. When I mentioned the hashtag and some of the stories to my wife, she replied, “Of course … I always carry my keys in a way that they can be used if someone attacks me. We learn that early on.” For someone who considers himself a pretty well-educated and in-touch dude, it rather floored me.

Here is a map of the tweets from around the world and two of my favorite tweets, but there are so many more of these conversations happening right now on Twitter. Link to get there is below.

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Turns Out The Price Tag In My Underwear Was Attached To Something Else Entirely …

I’m pretty sure no cisgender* dude I’ve ever met has had to spend this much money on his junk. Good thing he’s getting paid more annually!

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‘We’d Love To Hire More Women, There Just Aren’t Enough Who Are Qualified.’ Challenge Accepted.

What’s the best way to fight back against an industry that keeps making the same lame excuses about why they won’t hire you? Make those excuses irrelevant.

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When You Take The Sexism Out Of Headlines, The Results Are Hilarious. (But Should They Be?)

Ever notice how tabloids seem to find it downright scandalous when female celebrities complete simple tasks? Well, the folks over at Vagenda Magazine prompted Twitter to take the sexism out of some of those headlines. And the results are amazing.

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Psst! Can I Tell You A Secret About Smart Girls?

We don’t all wear glasses and we don’t all magically transform into super models when we let our hair down. I know, I know! It’s crazy, right? 

So if it’s not the glasses and the hair, then what makes a smart girl smart? Here, I’ll let Amy Poehler (“Saturday Night Live,” “Parks And Recreation”) and her “Smart Girls at the Party” crew explain what they like to celebrate about smart girls:

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My Son, Cian. Yes, My Son Who Wears Dresses

Being a Parent means a lot of different things to many different people. What does being a parent mean to me? It means, putting someone before myself. It means, loving someone more than anything in the entire world. It means, raising a child to become the best version of themselves. To encourage. To respect. To inspire and develop the next generation of our society. Becoming a parent no longer is about US. It’s about THEM.

In 2012 I became a parent. Becoming a parent changes you. Sometimes for the best and for some, for the worst. Having my son changed me for the best. I need to be an example for my son. I want my son to grow up knowing he has a voice. Grow up knowing he can do and be ANYTHING he wants to be in this world. Grow up having the confidence to express himself. Grow up being able to LOVE himself. So, I made sure I did (and still do) these things for my son.

This is my son Cian and he loves to wear dresses.

Cian also loves to wear a cape and play Superhero. He loves Ironman, Paw Patrol, Hiking, playing cars and cutting his hair short to look like other men he sees. My son is a boy. He knows he’s a boy. We are teaching him that girls have a vagina and boys have a penis. ** He has a penis, he is a boy. ** He doesn’t use his penis to be able to wear a dress, nor does he use his penis to operate the dolls and cars he plays with. His gender does not dictate what he should wear or what he should play with because he does not use his gender to operate or use it. My husband and I are raising him without gender stereotypes.

We’ve never taught it to him “This is for girls and this is for boys” and we never will. Why should we? What difference does it ACTUALLY make? I am indifferent if you agree with what I’m encouraging my son to do with expressing himself. I’m aware that it’s unconventional. I don’t expect you to agree. What I DO expect is respect. What I DO expect is not to be treated like I’m abusing my son. What I DO expect is for people to see that my son is HAPPY and realize that that is all that matters at the end of the day. Because I became the parent he needs me to be, he has more confidence in his little finger than most adults will ever have in their entire life. Because I am the parent he needs me to be, he knows he is able to love and express himself without shame. That me and his father will love him without fail. I’m not only the parent he needs me to be, I’m the parent I WANT to be.

This is my son Cian and he is a five-year-old boy.

**(We don’t believe this is always the case ie: trans-gendered. Some days he says he wants to be a girl with a vagina and we simply tell him, “When you’re an adult, you can certainly make the decision to change to that if you wish”. He’s 5. He also wants to be a Mermaid and Ironman. We’re keeping it simple right now lol. We support our child in whoever they are and look forward to seeing how their gender expression manifests as they age. The most important thing to us is the health and happiness of our son.)

Christmas, 2016. He loves to look just like his Daddy sometimes too.

Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/my-son-cian-yes-my-son-who-wears-dresses/

MAP: For A Global Superpower, America Sure Doesn't Measure Up Here

If the women in your life suddenly up and move to Iceland, Finland, Norway, or Sweden, this map should give you a good clue why. But it’s not all bad news for American women — despite America ranking 22nd overall in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, we do rank #1 when it comes to women getting their educations. 

Click on your country to see how it ranks in offering women the best shot at their dream jobs, education, and oh yeah … health and survival

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Sexists Think Women Are Bad At Math, But Do They Really Think We Don't Know 77 Is Less Than 100?

I know we’ve all seen the numbers on this one (77 cents!?), but it’s still an unbelievably important and unjust reality. We’ve made a ton of progress in the past few decades, so it’s pretty crazy that things still aren’t equal.

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These Girls Have Seen Their Own Potential. They're Going To Do Amazing Things With It.

Parents, if you let your daughters miss school for just ONE day, please make it this one. The world will be better for it. 

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Ladies, You Want To Be Respected? Someone Else Did, Too. His Name Was HITLER.

If you wanted to know why women are evil harpies hell-bent on destroying America, this graphic will help you.

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