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Dating Tips For the Feminist Man

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The internet is ripe with listicles and click-bait, but this article is the real deal. Examining dating through a feminist lens, author Nora Samaran, explores what it means–tangibly, realistically, practically–for cis-males to no simply call themselves a feminist, but to put that into action, to live their politics. With a focus on intersectional privilege and…

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Resistance, Caring, & “Mask”ulinity: The Feminist Message of the Dudes in The Force Awakens

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The Force Awakens, in addition to giving us a well-rounded female lead,* is chock-full of men who display vulnerabilities, empathy, and kindness, and one man who is struggling with living up to the ideals and expectations of toxic masculinity (referred to in the Star Wars universe as: The Dark Side). This article explores the ways…

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Alan Rickman’s Underrated Feminism

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Feminism looks differently to each of us, and there is not shortage of ways that individuals can enact and embody their feminism. For Alan Rickman, feminism meant “common sense,” and looked like fairness, respect, and honoring the contribution of women, recognizing that he was a better man and artist when surrounded by the best people,…

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“Mad Max” Is A Feminist Playbook For Surviving Dystopia

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SPOILER ALERT: Maybe the finest, most feminist, moment in Mad Max: Fury Road comes when Max, with only three bullets in his rifle, misses the mark twice; rather than taking a third and final shot, full of masculine hubris, hands the rifle over to Furiosa, who not only hits the mark on the first try,…

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Hermione Granger And The Goddamn Patriarchy

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What if instead of being another young-adult novel told from the perspective of an entitled young white male with a savior complex, the Harry Potter series had been given a different type of narrator? We all know that without Hermione, Harry and Ron would have died in Book One allowing Voldemort to prevailed. Featuring fire,…

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What Stalled the Gender Revolution? Child Care That Costs More Than College Tuition

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Because our governments rarely if ever account for the cost of unpaid–mostly domestic, or home-based–labor, both physical and emotional, it is especially important that our social movements do. Emotional labor and unpaid domestic work, caring for children and elders, and the household, must not be assumed to be women’s work, or for those of financial…

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35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism

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Feminism is for, and benefits, everyone. That is also to say that if you aren’t part of the solution of dismantling patriarchy, then you are part of the problem of upholding sexist and oppressive institutions. This article provides tangible, real-world, and practical tips on how to further feminist efforts; recognizing and checking one’s privileges in…

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