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The Daily Show: Extended interview with Malala Yousafzai

(Source: Comedy Central's YouTube Channel)

Porn chic, gender performance and halloween fashion

By Jackson Katz
(Oct. 25, 2013 | The Huffington Post) - It's Halloween season, so naturally there is an uptick in social commentary about what children's costumes reveal about the state of U.S. culture. For many years now, Halloween has been a case study in our ongoing cultural schizophrenia about entertainment media, where adults alternately lament the loss of youthful innocence and then facilitate, if not openly encourage, our children's exposure to exploitative sex and violence. Read more

2013 Global Gender Gap Report is out

(Oct. 29, 2013 | The World Economic Forum) - The Global Gender Gap Index introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. According to the report, the U.S. ranks 23rd on the gender gap index. Read the full report

A Good Men’s Rights Movement
is hard to find

By Jaclyn Friedman
(Oct. 24, 2013 | The American Prospect) - Only once the production crew taped the microphone on my dress did I have second thoughts. As part of an upcoming 20/20 special, I’d agreed to a sit-down with Paul Elam. Elam is founder and publisher of A Voice For Men (AVFM), one of the main hubs for the burgeoning “men’s rights’ movement.” Read more

Why Instagram censored my body

By Petra Collins
(Oct. 17, 2013 | The Huffington Post) - I wasn't shocked at the reaction I received from my t-shirt. I'm used to being told by society that I must regulate my body to fit the norm. I'm used to the fact that images of unaltered women are seen as unacceptable. I've taught myself to ignore it (as much as I can) and through the Internet (via sites like ROOKIE) and social media platforms (like Instagram and Facebook) I've been able to freely share images and start discussions about these issues. Read more

Website apologizes, fires editor who called female scientist a "whore"

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Source: Slate.Com | October 14, 2013

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“Don’t be a creep”: The mentor-mentee relationship (Source: Slate.Com)

Leigh Alexander on the biggest problem with video games today

By Betsy Isaacson
(Oct. 11, 2013 | The Huffington Post) - When the popular hashtag #gamingmoments was first used on Twitter in May 2011, the idea was for users to pair it with their favorite, most memorable bits from video games. But when 31-year-old Leigh Alexander first used the hashtag, she was able to co-opt its meaning in just one tweet. Read more

For a safe, legal abortion . . .

By Sally Kohn
(Oct. 10, 2013 | Women in the World/The Daily Beast) - I’m always struck that anti-abortion activists try to frame being pro-choice as meaning you’re anti-family and anti-children. Because when I think about abortion, I think about my daughter. My partner and I have a five-year-old. Her name is Willa. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will be inundated with adorable pictures of Willa. Read more

What changes with women in the boardroom?

By Kelly Wallace, CNN
(Oct. 23, 2013) - Just as I began covering parenting and women for CNN, a college friend pointed out that the company where he's president is far outside the norm: eight of the company's 15 executives are women. Read more

Cuccinelli donated to groups that tell women abortion causes breast cancer

By Molly Redden
(Oct. 22, 2013 | The Mother Jones) - Ken Cuccinelli, the conservative attorney general of Virginia and the Republican candidate for governor in this November's election, has filed a summary of his tax returns showing that he donated thousands of dollars in the past four years to crisis pregnancy centers, the controversial facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortions. Read more

BBC's Liliane Landor: There is no fair representation of women
Lilliane Landor
Photo Credit: Martin Godwin for the Guardian

By Emine Saner
(Oct. 20, 2013 | The Guardian) - She is one of the BBC's most senior female executives, and although this in itself wouldn't necessarily mean that Liliane Landor is particularly concerned about women's representation in the media, it is clear that she is. Even so, she admits, the critical feedback the global news team received from its female audiences came as "a good wake-up call".

Women managers and executives believe ‘Image’ is more than twice as likely to be a factor for women than men for career progression

(Oct. 15, 2013 | Ipsos) - Women continue to face more obstacles than men when it comes to advancing their careers to top-level executive and management positions, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll of 501 female executives commissioned on behalf of Randstad. The data reveal that image has influence on career progression, while gender of superiors, surprisingly, does not. Read more

Louisiana women face grim statistics: Analysis

By the Associated Press
(October 13, 2013 | NOLA.Com) - Louisiana's women received a string of bad news recently about their status compared to their counterparts in other states and compared to the men at home.

A raft of recent reports and census data showed Louisiana fared poorly in pay equity, economic security, safety and representation in government and health outcomes. Read more

Contributed by Tucker Barry, LSU Manship School Master’s Student

On sex-selective abortion, we must not make a fetish of choice
By Rahila Gupta
(Oct. 8, 2013 | The Guardian) - A sting operation by Telegraph journalists who accompanied a pregnant woman to the doctors to terminate her pregnancy on the basis of sex selection has reopened not only the traditional divide on abortion between the anti-abortion and the pro-choice lobbies but also a debate among feminists. Read more

Contributed by Pratiti Diddi, LSU Manship School Master’s Student 

Women’s sexual health in pictures (The Guardian, Oct. 17, 2013)

Female scientists in Wikipedia under microscope in Rhode Island edit-a-thon (Oct. 16, 2013)

Hunks: How Ripped Became an Ideal – a historic look at images of masculinity (The Atlantic, October, 2013)

The way we talk about sexual assault is broken (Salon, Oct. 17, 2013)

Body Gossip puts spotlight on models and body image (The Guardian, Oct. 11, 2013)

Stanford athletes, allies launch “You Can Play” video (Stanford University Gender News, Oct. 9, 2013)

China’s Most Effective Whistleblowers? Mistresses (The Atlantic, October, 2013)

Child rape gets more media attention in Pakistan (IRIN, Sept. 24, 2013)

What 'Lean In' misunderstands about gender differences (The Atlantic, March, 2013)

Maryville: The latest example of how our culture failing its children (Role Reboot | Oct. 15, 2013)

Tech leaves women out (Source: CNN | Oct. 15, 2013)

Why naked pics aren't harmless (Source: Salon | Oct. 15, 2013)

The biggest problem with video games today (Source: Huffington Post | Oct. 11, 2013)

Legal developments on “Revenge Porn” issue (Source: Concurring Opinions)

Mormon Boy Band Thinks ‘You Are So Beautiful’ When You Don’t Dress Like A Whore (Source: Wonkette, Oct. 12, 2013)

GOP conservatives want contraception and reproductive rights taken away as part of a shutdown deal (Source: The Daily Beast, Oct. 10, 2013)

Forced sexual contact common among teens (Source: NBC News | Oct. 7, 2013)

France bans beauty contest for girls (The Guardian, Sept. 18, 2013)

Documenting a Pakistani girl’s transformation (The New York Times, Oct. 8, 2013)

Four executives on succeeding in business as a woman (The New York Times, Oct. 13, 2013)

A woman to serve on Twitter’s board? Here Are 25 (The New York Times Blog, Oct. 8, 2013)

Women on the front lines and behind the lens (The New York Times Blog, Oct. 10, 2013)

Nancy Pelosi, Betty Ford, Title IX pioneer among inductees in National Women’s Hall of Fame (The Washington Post, Oct. 12, 2013)

Wall Street loves a cheater (Newsweek Magazine, Oct. 11, 2013)

Why Amazon should keep publishing rape and incest porn (Source: OnTheMedia.Org)

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