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  1. Joss Whedon Discusses Online Misogyny And Gives Advice To Feminist Men

    And just a pinch of yelling at Idris Elba.

    If you're Joss Whedon you're likely to be asked about two things in interviews these days—Marvel movies and feminism. Find out what the director had to say about some of the misogyny he witnesses online.

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  2. Intel Issues Official Statement Over Gamergate Related Advertising Pull

    Chip makers Intel have responded to the controversy surrounding their decision to pull an ad campaign on Gamasutra.

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  3. Evolutionary Anthropologist: Misogyny Not An Inherent Human Trait, Online Harassers Are “Bitter Baboons”

    Sorry, baboons. No offense.

    In his Slate article "Misogyny is Not Human Nature," evolutionary anthropologist Eric Michael Johnson quotes a Reddit user's excuse for the recent nude picture leaks: "[there is] something inherent about human nature that makes this kind of thing inevitable.”

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  4. Joss Whedon: Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency “Is Just Truth-Telling. Deal.”

    You've been Jossed. No, wait, that's something different.

    A new Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games installment hit the web on Monday, and with it came the requisite (in the oh-of-course sense, not the this-should-actually-happen sense) wave of backlash against creator Anita Sarkeesian. If you're one of those people who gives Sarkeesian hell because "she's just listing things you could find on Wikipedia!," Joss Whedon thinks you're missing the point.

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  5. Fark Adopts Strict No-Misogyny Comment Policy

    Now where can I go to be sexi--oh hello, Youtube.

    "If the Internet was a dude, we'd all agree that dude has a serious problem with women."

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  6. Sorry To Burst Your Masturbatory Comic Bubble (No, I’m Not)

    Essay

    [Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on Jill's tumblr, The Bird and the Bat. Trigger warning for language about sexual threats.] I have a theory on why a small segment of men who read comics send rape threats to women who write about comics. To put it simply, they think we’re destroying their masturbatory fantasies (literal or otherwise). You may laugh but it’s quite possibly the source of all the hatemongering. They’re under the impression comics are for men. Men only. And the characters therein, specifically the female characters, are there for them to ogle. The mere thought of that being taken away from them is frightening (even though, you know, porn and porn comics!). So frightening they will do anything to stop it. And they think silencing women with threats is the answer.

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  7. Kevin Smith Implores His Fanbase To Stop The Misogyny After Harassment Of Blogger

    Elsewhere on the internet

    In case you missed it over the weekend, something really great happened. Writer/director Kevin Smith asked his fans to "lose the f*$#ing misogyny." Unfortunately, something bad had to happen first. 

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  8. So Here’s the Slut-Shaming, Homophobic Post on Superheroes by… the Director of Guardians of the Galaxy

    Today in Depressing

    Generally, I don't make a habit of making news posts about things that happened on the Internet more than a year ago. Unless, of course, it managed to slip everyone's attention and is just blowing up now. I also don't make a habit of writing news posts about random people on the internet being jerks. Unless, of course, they're not random people at all, but people with significant power over either legal matters or the media we consume. The case of "The 50 Superheroes You Most Want to Have Sex With," or rather, the content of the commentary on the post of that name by writer/director James Gunn last year. See, in between last February and now, Gunn was tapped as the director for the first new set of characters to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 2, The Guardians of the Galaxy.

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