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35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby

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In an expose spanning more than 30 years, NY Magazine gives voice to the 35 women who have accused Bill Cosby of drug-induced rape and sexual assault. As this piece highlights, women and victim/survivors of sexual violence are too-often silenced and ignored, especially when their perpetrators are celebrities or popular within their social circle. The…

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Emma Watson Fights for Gender Equality with Powerful UN Speech

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With the powerful call to action, “If not me, who? If not now, when?” Emma Watson launched the campaign HeForShe, a project of UN Women, seeking to further efforts around gender equality by engaging men and boys. There is plenty of room for critique of the UN system, and the efficacy of such a top…

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Rob Lowe on Sending His Son Off to College

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As actor Rob Lowe is preparing to say goodbye to his son after dropping him off at college his freshman year, he asks himself, “When was the last time my heart was breaking?” An honest, humble, and emotional insight into one father’s experience with his son. – Brett Goldberg Read the article via Slate.

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Be A Man – Joe Ehrmann TED Talk

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Former NFL defensive lineman turned motivational speaker and life-skills coach, Joe Ehrmann, provides a succinct, powerful, and informative presentation on hegemonic (or toxic) masculinity. Ehrmann explains that the phrase “be a man” makes up the three most harmful words every man/boy hears throughout their lifetime. He outlines the traditional view of masculinity as harmful, by requiring…

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