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  1. Twitch’s New “Dress Appropriately” Policy is Founded on Obliviousness

    Because sexist dress codes do no one any good.

    The 970 million dollar game-streaming service, Twitch, just updated their Rules of Conduct to disallow “sexually suggestive” clothing, including outright toplessness (gasp!).

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  2. Last Night’s Jeopardy Featured A Head-Bashingly Sexist “What Women Want” Category

    What is "No more of this bullshit on national television?"

    Alex, I'll take "Disgusting Gender Stereotypes That Are Damaging As A Part Of A Larger Misogynist Culture for $500," thanks.

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  3. Google Done F@#$ed Up, Autocorrect Doesn’t Believe Women Can Teach Themselves Calculus

    Google, did you mean: Don't suggest that women can't teach themselves calculus?

    TED.com editor Emily McManus tweeted a pretty disturbing screengrab this morning. After searching Google for "english major who taught herself calculus" Google stupidly asked, "Did you mean: english major who taught himself calculus?"

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  4. Village Voice Writer Calls Out Commenters For Gendered Insults Against Their Guardians of the Galaxy Reviewer

    *angrily* I AM GROOT.

    Part of growing up is recognizing that, even when it's a person's job to write about their opinions, that said opinions might differ from yours doesn't make what you think any less valid. So when Stephanie Zacharek wrote a less-than-positive review of Guardians of the Galaxy—a movie that hasn't even been released, mind—the Internet calmly and collectively noted her critiques and then carried on living their liveHA JUST KIDDING! They called her a harlot.

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  5. Rethinking the Progressiveness of Fargo‘s Molly Solverson

    One Strong Female Character doesn't cut it.

    The problem with Molly isn’t Molly. The problem with Molly is the way in which the show's writers have configured her as a Strong Female Character in a wasteland of women that we're intended to see as sluts, nags and doormats.

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  6. Carol Rossetti’s Empowering Illustrations on Womanhood Will Make You Cheer, Smile, Maybe Cry a Little

    Preach.

    This series of illustrations by Carol Rossetti highlight the difficulties faced by women in our society—but they also serve as empowering reminders that will have you pumping your fist in the air. She's also done other illustrations in different languages, which you can find her on her Facebook page. Now it's time to let the images speak for themselves.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: Doctor Doom As an ’80s Pop Sensation

    Nice shades.

    Rocky Davies also did 80s album covers for the Joker, the Xenomoprh, and Shredder. "You know, like Doom tried to do some good PR and produce an upbeat pop album," says the artist. "It has hits like 'Latveria, Why Latveria?' and 'Doom Done Did It Again' and 'Four Coffins' and 'Chrome Dome.'"

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  8. We All Benefit From Better Representation

    C'mon, people, it's not rocket science.

    It's 2014, and I keep asking myself: Why aren't we farther than this? I don't just mean the lack of space colonization, sarcastic robots, and hoverboards that films promised me would be here by now. I mean representation in pop culture and storytelling. Seems we should be better about that, especially when the explanations for why we're not all sound pretty crap.

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  9. “Code Babes” Website: Women Strip, Men Learn, Everything Is Horrible

    Thank god! It's been a full half hour since I was objectified!

    The Internet is in a 100% justified uproar right now over a new website of dubious veracity. The premise behind Code Babes is basic (also disgusting): the site teaches male users to code by having a traditionally attractive woman remove enough clothing to keep "things interesting."

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  10. Study Proves Youtube Commenters Are The Worst

    If you don't have anything nice to say, say it on Youtube. Everyone else is.

    Youtube comment sections showcase humanity at its worst, and that's no longer just my personal (accurate) opinion, it's science. A study in PLOS One reveals that trolls on Youtube are more frequent and make more sexist, emotional, and irrelevant comments than on other parts of the Internet. Does that vindicate anyone? I hope so.

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