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Why women are leaving engineering: “It’s the climate, stupid!”

Engineering seems like a pretty sucky place to work these days, especially if you identify as a woman. According to a survey by psychologist Dr. Nadya A. Fouad, 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either left the field or never entered. The study of over 5,300 women found that the workplace environment was the leading cause of discontent with the field. 

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National Poetry Slam 2014 Queerer Than All The Other Slams Forever

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3 things you might not know about the badass feminist icon Lauren Bacall

Actress Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at the age of 89, was famous for her films, memorable lines, husky voice, and marriage to Humphrey Bogart. But she also challenged gender norms on screen, and was an advocate for freedom of speech and unapologetic liberal. Here are a few things you might not know about about her.

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Going to the movie theater to work out: fat activism, playing videogame and a love letter to a dear friend

Going to the movie theater to work out: fat activism, playing videogame and a love letter to a dear friend

Andy Bruce

[TW: ableism, fatshaming, fitness]

Caption: “Nah, na, na, na, na, na! My combo is better than yours!” Description: [Image: A ¾ view of a red In the Groove 2 video game cabinet. On a ledge attached to the machine is a short cylindrical hard container, mostly yellow with an eyeball centered on the top.   On the cabinet’s digital screen screen: a dark grey background, top and center is the word “INSTRUCTIONS” in red lettering.  Under the word “INSTRUCTIONS”, to the left, a line four white directional arrows: left, down, up and right. Still on screen, under the set of arrows is a lighter grey square with directional arrows in a cross formation: the up and down arrows are red and the left and right arrows are blue.   Under the cabinet screen are two side-by-side sets of four buttons in a cross formation: a top rectangular green button, a bottom red rectangular button.   In the background a yellow UFO catcher arcade cabinet.]

Caption: “Nah, na, na, na, na, na! My combo is better than yours!” [Image: A ¾ view of a red In the Groove 2 video game cabinet. On a ledge attached to the machine is a short cylindrical hard container, mostly yellow with an eyeball centered on the top. On the cabinet’s digital screen screen: a dark grey background, top and center is the word…

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Want to make a donation to an organization doing good work to help pregnant folks in prison? Check out the The Prison Birth Project: http://theprisonbirthproject.org/donate

Want to make a donation to an organization doing good work to help pregnant folks in prison? Check out the The Prison Birth Projecthttp://theprisonbirthproject.org/donate

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I friend requested "the other woman"

rebelgrrrlitaliana:

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I was broken up with this past May. Little did I know, my ex had been cheating on me with another woman for over a month.

A month after the breakup, I found out my ex had cheated on me for (minimally) a little over a month. When he broke up with me, he said, “I just don’t have the time for…

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pervocracy:

Important Facts About being a Real Man:

  • All men are real men
  • Feminine and androgynous men are real men
  • Trans men are real men
  • Real manhood will not be lost or damaged by listening to women, learning from women, or working for women
  • Stringent requirements for being a real man: 1. be a man
  • Men who hurt people are real men, they have a problem but it isn’t being insufficiently real or manly
  • All men are real men
  • Except this one
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the patriarchy hurts men too. but not dogs.

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WOMEN'S LITERATURE 101: THE BOOK LIST

thefeministpress:

Part II in our Feminism 101 Booklist series, here is a list of literature by ladies that shakes the boundaries of old-white-dude academia. All books are linked to their publisher’s purchase page, not Amazon. Most are published by independent presses.

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Leaders Of The New School: 15 Queer Female Hip-Hop Artists You Should Know

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Are you a woman who finds it hard to smile AT ALL TIMES? Are men constantly begging you to smile in public? Sign up for the “Smile Bitch Training Camp!” We’ll teach you how to smile like a lady!