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The Justice League We Deserve Is Here to Fight “The Creepriarchy”

Lady Parts Justice League, founded by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show," advocates for reproductive rights and gender equality with a side of unapologetic badassery.

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5 Women To Remember on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day was created by the UN as a way of giving thanks and paying tribute to the women who have worked to increase women's access to education, safety, and general independence around the world. So today at TMS we are going to talk about 5 women (2 historical and 3 modern women) who worked to ensure equality for women.

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Dear Cis Men: You’re Not the Exception

The more I have informal conversations about the current moment in feminism, focused on sexual harassment and assault, abuse of power, and female bodily autonomy, the more I realize just how disconnected many cis men feel from the problems, or the solutions.

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Exclusive Clip: Marianna Palka’s Feminist Dark Comedy Bitch Shows a Family in Shambles When Mom Disappears

The emotional and domestic labor that women are expected to provide for free (while men get to think about themselves and their own needs) often gets taken for granted. In this exclusive clip from the upcoming feminist dark comedy, Bitch, we see what a family might look like if Mom suddenly weren't around.

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This 10-Year-Old Girl Scout Created a New Badge Encouraging Girls to Raise Their Hands & Speak Out

Alice Paul Tapper–the daughter of CNN's Jake Tapper, named after the famous suffragette Alice Paul–penned a New York Times op-ed explaining why she decided to introduce a new badge into her Washington D.C. Girl Scout Troop.

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Bias, Not Behavior Determines Women’s Fate in the Workplace According to New Data From Harvard

Even as we acknowledge how terrible sexism is, the onus of halting its effects is often placed on women. We frame sexual assault in terms of women "not getting raped" as opposed to telling men not to rape. We frame domestic responsibilities in terms of women "having it all" as opposed to men "sharing some." In the workplace, women have been advised to "lean in," but all the leaning in in the world doesn't rid the workplace of the one thing that truly stops women's careers in their tracks: bias.

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Bank Behind That “Fearless Girl” Statue Systemically Discriminated Against Hundreds of Female Employees. I Wish I Were Even a Little Surprised

Today in 'unsurprising hypocrisy'

We're not new to the idea that some people use feminism and other forms of perceived wokeness as a sort of commodified deflection shield, attempting to buy themselves goodwill they can then exploit by trampling those they claim to support. This is not something we haven't seen before. But this story of the Wall Street bank that commisioned the "Fearless Girl" statue discriminating against hundreds of women is so over the top it feels like it needs to be from The Onion.

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Things We Saw Today: The U.S. Voted Against UN Resolution Banning the Death Penalty for LGBTQIA+ People

So, here's another addition to today's Terrible Parade: The U.S. Amabassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voted against a resolution that would globally ban the death penalty for LGBTQIA+ people, joining Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

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With Chaos Walking and Edge of Tomorrow 2 Doug Liman Delivers the Gender-Balanced Sci-Fi Teams We Need

Doug Liman's body of work is really, really eclectic. The same guy who directed Swingers and Go also directed The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. Now, he's currently gone into production on Chaos Walking, a YA genre story, and is developing Edge of Tomorrow 2, both of which have intriguing women at their centers.

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The Lego Movie Sequel Will Be All About Exploring Gender Bias & We Are Here For It

"That’s the major thing that the movie is about. What’s different and similar about gender, when a boy plays vs. how a girl plays? What kinds of stories are there?"

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Kelly Clarkson Hates Dr. Luke So Much, She Refused Sharing Songwriting Credit With Him

We've been covering the ongoing Kesha/Dr. Luke legal battle, in which Kesha alleges years of rape and mental/emotional abuse at the hands of her longtime producer. However, Kelly Clarkson not only revealed her personal distaste for Dr. Luke in a recent interview, but illuminated how the music industry silences its women.

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Mattis Orders Freeze on Trans Military Ban, But That’s What He Was Ordered to Do in the First Place

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has announced that he's still allowing trans people to serve in the military, despite the White House's orders directing the Department of Defense to ban trans people. But that's what he was told to do in the trans ban guidelines anyway.

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Boys Can Like Butterflies: How Policing Little Boys Contributes to a Culture of Male Violence

In the midst of all the horrible things happening in our country right now, there was a Twitter thread I came across a couple of days ago that not only made me sad, but made me very afraid of the ways in which we are all complicit in a culture of male violence. Especially since that male violence seems to be manifesting itself right now in the form of white nationalism. 

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The Steve Trevor Factor: Wonder Woman Gives Us a Template for What Gender Equality Can Look Like

As female-led as this film was, and as important as the variations on femininity it portrayed were to it, the thing that firmly locked its message in place was Steve Trevor. **SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM**

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Millennial Men Are Reportedly Craving Stay-at-Home Wives More Than Any Recent Generation, But Why?

No, really. Why?

Millennials are more engaged in gender politics than ever before. So what's with the desire for women to stop working?

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Iceland’s Government Wants to Make Sure Women Really and Truly Get Equal Pay

It's one thing to talk about closing the gender-based wage gap. But now Iceland has taken steps toward becoming the first country to make employers prove they pay their employees equally.

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Feminism Around the World: Economist Analyzes Global Gender Gap in the Workplace Despite Feminist Gains

There's no question that, in many areas, the lives of women have improved worldwide as more and more women in more and more countries force gender equality to the forefront of the national discussion. However, there's also no question that "improvement" depends on the sector at which you're looking, and what you consider positive, feminist change.

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Tomi Lahren’s Show Stops Production After Pro-Choice Comments Made on The View

After writing about Tomi Lahren back in December, I silently promised myself that I would never write about her again. I didn't want to give her any more of a platform than she already has. However, now that Trump has become President, I believe that examining the Tomi Lahrens of the world is especially important in that it allows us to navigate our increasingly fraught path toward gender equality.

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Male Hollywood Producer Thinks Industry Gender-Based Wage Gap Is Women’s Fault (SPOILER ALERT: It’s Not)

Gavin Polone is a successful Hollywood film and television producer whose credits include television shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Gilmore Girls, and films like Panic Room and Zombieland. After over 30 years in the industry, he clearly knows a lot about creating content people will watch. You know what he doesn't know a lot about? How systemic sexism works.

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Laverne Cox Responded to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Argument That Trans Women Aren’t Women

The "trans women have experienced male privilege and are thus not women" argument is tired, but persistent—and seemingly immortal.

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