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Why Did I Hate Twilight So Much?

Confessions of a Twilight hater.

Today video essayist Lindsay Ellis returned to the internet with a video about looking back at the toxic levels of sexist and misogynistic attitudes surrounding Twilight and it's author Stephenie Meyer. It was a very insightful piece especially as someone who proudly slung that toxic level of vitriol.

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Funko’s First Jurassic Park Set Includes a Gloriously Shirtless Dr. Ian Malcom, But Leaves Out Dr. Ellie Sattler

Funko has announced a new collection to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original Jurassic Park film. The collection includes a bunch of dinos, Dr. Grant, a gloriously shirtless Ian Malcolm, and ... no Dr. Ellie Sattler. A figure is coming, but why are women so often an afterthought in merchandising?

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Things We Saw Today: Photographer Reshoots Sexist Vintage Ads to Highlight Their Ridiculousness

He highlights this in a photo series called "In a Parallel Universe" that reimagines sexist ads from the 1950s-60s with the gender roles reversed.

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Report Reveals Sex Trafficking at “Massage Parlors” Is a Major Problem in the U.S.

We see them everywhere, but probably don't think about them all that much. Massage parlors in strip malls and along roadsides that have covered-over windows and offer really cheap massages. For most of us, they don't look like particularly inviting destinations for a spa day, which is just as well, as that's likely not their primary purpose. Thousands of these across the U.S. are hubs for human trafficking and prostitution.

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New #MeToo PSA Tackles Harassment, Assault, and Rape of All Types Across Many Demographics

While there's been a focus on the higher-profile cases of harassment and assault being experienced by figures in the public eye, the #MeToo Movement, as well as the #TimesUp initiative, have always been about the instances of harassment, assault, and rape that women experience in all industries, among all demographics, and at all socioeconomic levels. This poignant PSA exists to capture that.

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What Aziz Ansari’s “Apology” Says About How Men View Their Encounters With Women

As I've read "Grace's" account of alleged sexual misconduct and Aziz Ansari's apology, and listened to the discourse around them, both publicly and among those in my personal network, the disconnect with which men seem to view women when in sexual situations is alarmingly clear.

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Where Did the Black Action Heroine Go?

Who has inherited the legacy of Pam Grier?

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Let 2018 be the Year We No Longer Have to Convince People That Female-Led Films Make Money

Sexist "accepted truths" are so 2017.

The three highest-grossing films last year all centered female protagonists. So, can we please just accept the fact that female-led movies make money? Please?

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This Awesome Megan Ganz Thread About Dan Harmon Is a Master Class in Apologies and Forgiveness

Very often, we talk about the apologies that are less than adequate. The ones that fall short. Thankfully, we have an example today of an apology that was actually done well. What's more, we have the recipient of that apology modeling forgiveness beautifully. Sometimes, the Internet can actually be a nice and hopeful place.

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Moira Donegan Steps Forward as the Creator of the “Sh*tty Media Men” List, Come What May

The creator of the "Sh*tty Media Men" list has come forward.

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Proud Mary Stars One of Television’s Biggest Stars, yet Sony Isn’t Promoting It

Have you heard about the movie Proud Mary? Do you know when it's coming out? Do know what it is rated? If not, you aren't the only one.

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Internalized Sexism and Star Wars: My Long-Overdue Apology to Luke Skywalker

Whiny. It's the word I've used most often to describe Luke Skywalker and to explain, despite enjoying the Star Wars franchise, why I never saw what the "big deal" was with regard to Luke. However, I recently was forced to confront the unconscious biases through which I was looking at the character, and I feel like I totally owe Luke Skywalker an apology.

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Tonya Harding Isn’t a Perfect Victim & That’s Why Her Story Matters

I, Tonya doesn't make Harding into a perfect victim, but she is a victim all the same.

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Ivanka Trump “Endorses” Oprah’s Golden Globes Speech … Which Means Nothing Without Condemning Her Father’s Actions

Oprah's Golden Globes speech this weekend was not only powerful and inspiring, it had many dreaming of an alternate universe in which, if we had to have a celebrity President in the U.S, it could at least be someone with a shred of human decency. Alas, we don't live in that alternate universe, and we're stuck with the misogynistic U.S. President we've got. Meanwhile, his daughter thought Oprah's speech was peachy keen. Great.

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Debra Messing Stands With Catt Sadler, Calling Out E! While Being Interviewed on E!

Last month Catt Sadler, the longtime co-host of E! News, parted ways with the network upon discovering that her male co-host, Jason Kennedy, who started around the same time Sadler did, was making close to double her salary. After repeated attempts to get what she deserves (and not succeeding), Sadler left, reminding all of us to "Know your worth."

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First Trailer for Rose McGowan’s Docuseries Citizen Rose Is Here

Rose McGowan has been one of the loudest and most controversial voices in the #MeToo movement. Whatever you may think of her individual tweets and her limelight in comparisons to other women of color, there is no denying that McGowan has been an unapologetic voice for the revolution going on in Hollywood.

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James Damore Is Suing Google for Discriminating Against White Dudes & the Lawsuit Is the Most Ridiculous Thing You’ll Read Today

James Damore, the guy who was fired from Google after writing a 10-page screed accusing the company of discriminating against conservative white men, has filed a lawsuit against his previous employers and oh wow, it is ... something.

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Natalie Portman Kills at the Golden Globes With a Well-Timed Comment on the Male-Dominated “Best Director” Category

One of the highlights of last night's Golden Globes ceremony came from Natalie Portman as she presented the Golden Globe for Best Director alongside Ron Howard.

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“USS Callister” Shows How Toxic Masculinity Keeps Men From Very Things They Say They Want

Just like in life.

**SPOILERS for the "USS Callister" episode of Black Mirror.**

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At the Intersection of Sexism and Racism: Today Hires Hoda Kotb to Replace Matt Lauer but Pays Her Less.

You'd think that this current moment of female empowerment might have taught the Powers that Be at NBC a thing or two about how sexism is a system of interrelated things that all bolster each other to perpetuate a racist, patriarchal...oh hell, if the whole Matt Lauer thing hasn't taught them this, my opening paragraph in a Mary Sue post isn't gonna. Sheesh.

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