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Today In Disappointing: William Shatner Cries “Misandry,” Proving That Fans Understand Kirk Better Than He Does

On Twitter yesterday, William Shatner got involved in a discussion about misogyny and its imaginary counterpart, "misandry" (you know, "reverse racism's" cousin?). What's interesting is that the discussion, as well as his disappointingly sexist comments, were the result of a fan tagging him in an article that the fan completely misunderstood.

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Reddit’s “Red Pill” Misogyny Swamp Was Reportedly Created by a GOP Lawmaker

The founder of the misogyny hub has ben outed as a GOP lawmaker from New Hampshire. That's terrifying and, honestly, not that surprising.

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Game Show Had Men Guess if Women Were “Fat or Pregnant” & Tried to Sell It as Social Progress

No, really.

A game show in the Netherlands is gaining widespread criticism for their show 'Bring Your Bathing Suit,' which features segments like 'fat or pregnant?' 'Is this a man or a woman?' and 'Chinese or Japanese?' All of those are exactly what you're hoping they're not.

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White Male Lawmakers Are Really Mad They Got Called Out for Playing Cards While Women of Color Were Speaking

During a lengthy debate in the Minnesota House last week over a bill to raise penalties on protestors, a number of women of color gave impassioned, thoughtful speeches. And a lot of white men didn't hear them, because they were busy playing cards in another room.

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The Era of the Socially Acceptable (and Totally Misogynistic) Hatred of Anne Hathaway Is Finally at an End

Praise be!

Everyone has different tastes, and we all have actors we don't care for. We all meet personalities that rub us the wrong way. If Anne Hathaway isn't for you, that's fine. But we can't pretend like the widespread, mass-hating of Hathaway was rooted in anything but straight-up misogyny.And it looks like we don't have to anymore.

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Mike Pence Is Getting a “Working For Women” Award Because That’s the World We Live In Now

Is this the Upside Down?

Is this a prank? It has to be a prank, right?

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This Parody of the BBC Dad Interview Gets Sexism in Parenting Right–And Then So Wrong

Comedians Jono and Ben have released a parody of the interrupted BBC interview with Professor Robert E. Kelly. In their version, it's instead a mother who gets interrupted by her children--and her very different reaction illustrates our gendered expectations for domestic labor.

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Donald Trump Is Not Having a Great Day

His meeting with Angela Merkel was a total embarrassment.

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Secret U.S. Marine Facebook Page Shared Nude Photos of Female Colleagues Without Their Consent

The U.S. military has a long history of misogyny, sexual assault, and gender inequality within its ranks, and it seems that this type of behavior and disregard for its female members extends to life outside the armed forces, too. Today, we learned that many Marines are semper fi to misogyny as we learned about a Facebook group where male Marines, both current and retired, posted and shared nude images of female colleagues.

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NM City Councilor Responds to Women’s March With Domestic Violence Joke, Is Example of How Trump Has Normalized Misogyny

The Women's March was an event that gave voice to the voiceless, united women of different backgrounds, and sent a clear message of protest. For many others, like J.R. Doporto, it was an opportunity to release the inner misogynist.

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Casey Affleck and Nate Parker: How Hollywood and Its Industry Press Help Perpetuate Racism and Misogyny in Film

2016 has been a dumpster fire. Too many cool people have died, too many incompetent people have been elected President of the United States, and there are too many men who've been accused of sexual assault and sexual harassment that now have films they've worked on campaigning for Oscar nominations. Yet those two men, Casey Affleck and Nate Parker, are not being forced to deal with their pasts in the same way.

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Finding Feminist Submission: How I’m Pushing Back Against Non-Consensual Misogyny in BDSM

My husband says and does the most misogynistic things imaginable to me, and I melt like a popsicle in the sun. But after this election season, non-consensual misogyny has flourished in the kink community—and we need to fight it together.

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8 Times Futurama Dropped the Ball on Gender

Gender identity is a subject where the writers of Futurama often stuck their feet in their mouths.

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I Was A “Terrorist B*tch”: A Dispatch From Trump’s America

Last week, my usually uneventful walk turned into something completely different—all because I dared to wear the hijab.

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How I Realized That Men Can Cook Thanksgiving Dinner

Somehow, in spite of the fact that this man cooked meals for me literally every day, the thought of him cooking a Thanksgiving feast was unthinkable.

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Samantha Bee Interviews Women Leaders Around the World to Show How Far Behind We Are on Cultural Misogyny

The office of the United States presidency colloquially claims the moniker "the leader of the free world," but actually, the rest of the world has pulled ahead on knocking down at least one major barrier: electing women into the highest office in the land.

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Moé, Misogyny and Masculinity: Anime’s Cuteness Problem–and How to Fix It

It's adorably problematic!

Let’s talk critically about cuteness. Specifically, let’s talk about a subset of cuteness in Japanese 2D artistry: moé. (Two syllables: moh-eh. Not Moe like the bartender.)

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Feminism Around the World: Malaysian Rapists Marry Child Brides to Escape Prosecution

There are two things that are very wrong in Malaysia right now. First, rape in a marriage is not illegal. So, once you get hitched, rape "ceases to exist." Second, adult men can legally marry children. These two things working in tandem make life as a young girl in Malaysia particularly difficult.

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The Daily Show Reminds Us That Donald Trump Has Always Been This Misogynistic and Gross

He's not just putting on a show for this election. Donald Trump has always been as misogynistic and disgusting as he appears to be right now. He just wasn't running for The Most Important Post in America before. Thankfully, we have The Daily Show around to remind us of that fact as they dig back into the archives for some good ol' early-1990s footage.

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Internet Jerks Pledge to Make Internet Even Worse in #TheTriggering

Determined to maintain social media's status as a greasy dumpster fire, some internet jerks are coining March 9th and 10th #TheTriggering.

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