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  1. Startup Tech Company Denies Female Programmer a Job Because of Her Looks

    *Incoherent rage yelling*

    Oberlin senior Elizabeth Bentivegna is currently interviewing for post-grad jobs and experiencing some of the double standards and gender-based discrimination that comes with being a woman in tech.

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  2. Feminism Ain’t Easy: That Time Joss Whedon Used Our Tweet to Call a Jurassic World Clip Sexist

    Saying 'Joss Whedon' and 'feminist' in the same sentence will get you a variety of responses. There are those who think him one of the best examples of the term while others think he shouldn't be associated with it at all. However, I'm going to write about it today as recent events have made me realize there may be no harder thing one can choose to be than a feminist. Allow me to explain.

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  3. Here’s Why Everyone Is Mad at This Four-Year-Old Axe Body Spray Ad

    Other than that it's terrible, of course.

    Axe Body Spray has a much-deserved reputation for buying into the worst, most toxic stereotypes about gender roles in an effort to get middle school-aged bros who don't know any better to buy their sickening scents. But this ad in particular, which emasculates men who dare to be friends with women by suggesting they have braids, has been making the rounds on the Internet this morning.

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  4. Matthew Vaughn Responds to Concerns Over Kingsman Sex Scene, Blames Humorless Feminists

    Kingsmansplaining?

    Well, this is a bummer. Spoilers ahead if you haven't watched Kingsman: The Secret Service yet, or if you prefer to not sully your day with some grossness.

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  5. Why All Those Sexist Complaints About The New Ghostbusters Movie Are Garbage

    I simply love the first Ghostbusters movie, though I know it has issues. It gets lost a little in the last third, and its treatment of women is not exactly that positive (right from the opening, where a professor is targeting a student for sex). Despite that, I’d still argue that the movie contains some of the greatest filmmaking of all time. Okay, I might be biased as I'm a fan, but even Bill Murray agrees. Clearly he's not biased because he's Bill freaking Murray.

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  6. Joss Whedon Clarifies, Adds To His Comments On Sexism In Comic Book Movies, Remains Excellent

    Kitty Pryde forever.

    Yesterday, we told you about Joss Whedon speaking up last summer against the "genuine, recalcitrant, intractable sexism, and old-fashioned quiet misogyny" in the world of comic book movies. Now, Whedon has clarified his comments; but don't worry, he doesn't take back anything he said.

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  7. Australian Paper Publishes Sexist Obituary Of A Talented Female Writer And Scientist

    Wowwww.

    Australian author and accomplished writer Colleen McCullough published twenty-five books in her time, including the best-selling The Thorn Birds. She passed away at age seventy-seven on Thursday - but whomever wrote her obituary didn't seem particularly interested in McCullough's accomplishments.

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  8. Joss Whedon Comes Down Hard On The “Genuine, Recalcitrant, Intractable Sexism” In Comic Book Movies

    Tell 'em, Joss.

    In a conversation with Digital Spy on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron, two months before the Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel movie announcements, Whedon said the lack of female-led superhero films were inexcusable, and encouraged Marvel to take the lead on lady superhero films.

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  9. Study Reveals Male Internet Commenters Don’t Believe Evidence of Sexism in Science, Also Water Is Wet

    Misandry, however...

    Writing for the Internet is a lot like shouting into a garbage pit of despair, especially when readers' privilege prevents them from acknowledging important issues despite the facts.

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  10. No, Gillian Anderson’s The Fall Is Not Just “Classy Misogyny”

    It's not sexist to talk about sexism.

    On November 16, Observer columnist Rachel Cooke took the second series of BBC's The Fall to task over her belief that the show was little more than a fetishization of violence against women. Allow me to disagree.

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  11. [Updated] Hey Lead ESA Scientist, We Fixed Your Horribly-Sexist Lady Shirt For You

    There. Much better!

    Remember how a lead ESA scientist on the Rosetta livestream yesterday wore that awful shirt covered in sexualized women? Friend and TMS reader Rachel sent us this photo which goes ahead and fixes his look right up. What better way to wear your science pride on your sleeve than to rock a shirt covered in famous historical women in STEM?

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  12. Woman Uses Her #DCHostSearch Video To Call Out DC’s Sexism

    Preach.

    You may have seen a lot of videos in your Twitter feed lately for DC's ongoing host search, but I doubt you'll find another submission this honest.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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