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  1. 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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  2. [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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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