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male celebrities for Emma Watson’s #heforshe

"When women get behind something, their sheer numbers and passion force it into the mainstream. That’s why you can name the actor who plays that werewolf kid in “Twilight” and probably sing at least the chorus to one Justin Bieber song. What do tween boys like? I have no clue. Sports? Probably sports."

Septembeard, Octobeard, Novembeard, Decembeard, Manuary, Febroary, and the other lesser months

#148 Because of virginity tests in Indonesia.


In the Prabumulih district in south Sumatra, Indonesia, female high school students may soon have to undergo an annual hymen examination if they wish to continue their studies. The idea was put forward in August 2013 by Muhammad Rasyid, the district’s education chief, who believes it is “an…

#169 Because of the Medicare penis pumps.


Contraceptive mandate has been one of the most controversial aspects of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. Contraceptive mandate is a regulation which requires health insurers, or employers that provide their employees with health insurance, to…

#196 Because of harmful male gender roles.


Feminism isn’t only about giving women access (or acknowledging the prescence and work of women) in male-dominated fields. It is also about elevating the status of what is traditionally considered as “female” or “girly” and opening up rigid gender roles. If behaviours and activites that we often identify as female are no longer seen as negative and inferior, they lose their power as insults and will not be considered undesirable qualities in a man. 

#221 Because gender roles are harmful to teenagers.


(…and others.)

Dr Maria do Mar Pereira, deputy director for the University of Warwick’s Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, observed a class of 14-year-olds in Lisbon during a three month period. She participated in all aspects of their lives, including classes, lunch breaks and…

#227 Because of feminine sanitary products.


On average, a person who menstruates will spend an approximate total of 3500 days of their life doing just that. That could translate into about 11 400 tampons in a lifetime which in turn translates into an extra gender-based expense every month. It’s hard to avoid biology, but it seems even…

#242 Because of Mary Brandon's face.


This is Mary Brandon's face after visiting the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London.


What happened to her?

A man in the crowd groped her. She told him to stop. He didn’t. She pushed him and told him to stop. And then he punched her in the face.

No, this isn’t just an isolated…

#243 Because of the mayor of Valladolid.


Earlier this week hundreds of people hung bras around the city hall in Valladolid, Spain.


In a protest to demand the resignation of the city’s mayor Francisco Javier León de la Riva after he warned men to be wary of false rape accusations.

The protest came after the mayor had…

#245 Because of the rape of Maria Marcello.


Last week, an Oxford University student writing under the pseudonym Maria Marcello described her rape experience and gave a detailed account of how the police pressured her to drop the case.

These are some of the comments she received about her article:

#271 Because of rape culture. - Part 2.


You can be an active part of rape culture without actually comitting sexual assault. Here political sportswriter Dave Zirin explains how & why in the context of the Steubenville High School rape case


A very accurate depiction of a cat owner.



Thorin’s motivations in The Hobbit movie: deep, meaningful destiny to reclaim ancestral homeland

Thorin’s motivations in The Hobbit book: 


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