Posts made in April, 2016

The Legal Genital Mutilation for Girls

The Legal Genital Mutilation for Girls

Why do girls want labiaplasty? They’re told to hate every inch of themselves By Jessica Valenti Despite all the feminist progress we’ve made, women and girls are still subject to mixed messages about how their bodies must be perfect It would almost be easier if there were a specific moment that sparks self-loathing in a young girl. A particularly nasty comment made, maybe. Or an...

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DO NOT READ THIS

DO NOT READ THIS

[Essay] RED LIGHT THERAPY By Adam Phillips, from Unforbidden Pleasures, which was published this month by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Phillips is a psychoanalyst and the author of more than fifteen books. Traffic changed in the United States after the First World War, when the traditional mutual accommodation travelers had been making to one another on their bikes and cars and carts was replaced...

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Standing up to Rape Culture

Standing up to Rape Culture

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to amplify the stories of survivors and inspire individuals to take action to stop sexual violence in their communities. That’s why this week, we’re asking you to tweet that you believe victims of sexual assault. Together, we can stand with survivors and challenge the cycle of violence. We’re making progress thanks to films like...

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