The crucial role of men in gender equality | MSNBC -
Sophie is part of Plan International’s “Because I am a Girl” campaign to empower and educate girls about their equal rights to education, health care, and violence-free environments. One of the campaign’s lessons is that the solution is not only in Sophie’s or other girls’ hands. Men and boys have a crucial leadership role in the fight for gender equality. One half of it. A half that is widely untapped.
Noah, a high school graduate, is one exception. “I am part of society,” he says. “If I change, I change society.” Noah started a group for high school guys to speak out against gender violence. He believes the problem and solution starts with him – that stopping gender violence means stopping boys and men.
Understanding gender inequality also means understanding political and economic power dynamics that favor men. Men control 81% of Congress. Men hold 95% of Fortune 500 CEO titles. Men occupy 70% of state judge seats. It’s men and boys (soon to be men) in the driver’s seat. It’s men who are obligated to help create change.
"Yeah, I drugged Chuckles the Beast, what of it? Just ‘cause he falls for the ‘Does this rag smell like ether?’ trick doesn’t make me the bad guy. It’s not my fault Chuckles is a sucker."
Hollywood's Huge Gender Gap in One Disturbing Statistic - PolicyMic
Dogs always seem to know when you’re upset and need extra love, even though they hardly understand a word of what you say. How can that be?
Our four-legged friends have a little patch of their brain devoted to deciphering emotions in human and dog voices, scientists reported Thursday in the journal Current Biology. (via How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido’s Brain : Shots - Health News : NPR)
Why We Never Get Over High School -
Apparently STL is not alone in the age old “where’d you go to high school?” question, but it is definitive enough to be used as the example for the interactive map.
Chuck tries to read my mind. Fails tragically. Goes to sleep in shame. #dogs #dogsofinstagram #pets
“The administration encouraged me to not go to the police and said that, because alcohol was involved and I was violating the rules there, they hinted that I could be expelled if I brought light to the incident,” the student says. “The focus was the alcohol. I drank. I sinned. I deserved to be assaulted in the middle of the night.”
Sexual Assault at God’s Harvard:
Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place. For these young women, it wasn’t.
lol, disposable income.
No, but seriously, don’t waste your money on sexist publications.
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