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Iranian Woman Beats Up Cleric After Being Told to Cover Up

Don’t mess with Iranian women. Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti was just doing his regular religious duties, politely telling an Iranian women to cover herself up. She brashly responded with “You should just close your eyes.” What happened next was a … Continue reading

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2011 World Ranking of Most Gender-Equal, Corrupt, Generous and Prosperous Countries

With the end of 2011, it’s a good time to think about where the world is in terms of extremes. That includes the most populated, most gender-equal, most corrupt, most generous, and most prosperous countries in the world. I specifically … Continue reading

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The Barbie Effect

Everyone knows that Barbie isn’t a particularly realistic-looking doll, and much has already been said about the notion that Barbie promotes an unhealthy and ridiculous ideal of beauty that women can’t possibly live up to. But that doesn’t stop many … Continue reading

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The Domestic Abuse Double-Standard – Part 2: A Man’s Worth

Battered women are damsels in distress. Battered men are the butts of jokes. This double-standard can be seen from a live broadcast of a few months prior. Continue reading

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The Domestic Abuse Double-Standard – Part 1: Are women always the victims?

Domestic abuse is an awful thing. Women are seen on TV all the time being bruised and battered… but where are the men? It turns out, they’re suffering too, but in a different way. Continue reading

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