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The biggest classroom distraction isn’t girls’ skin, it’s…

The single biggest distraction in pretty much every classroom? Boys. If our children’s educational experience is being compromised, it isn’t because of what the girls are wearing or how much of their skin is showing. It’s because the rambunctiousness of … Continue reading

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#YesAllWomen Was Great. Now What? Seriously, Now What?

A lot of great experiences and insights have been shared via the #YesAllWomen hashtag, and we really loved that females were able to connect in this way. And we’re encouraged that some males were able to gain a deeper understanding … Continue reading

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How the Isla Vista Tragedy is Related to Our Society’s Emphasis on Violence in Male Gender Roles

Once again we’re faced with a tragedy involving a male targeting females because of an unmet expectation of his perceived right to get, well, pretty much whatever it is he believes he has a right to get from females. It’s … Continue reading

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Sex or Sex Assault: The 5 Ws Checklist

The American Judicial system has once again sent a clear message to America’s girls: sexual assault—even rape—is no big deal. In this case there was no question of wrongdoing. The 18-year old boy (at the time of the assault) admitted … Continue reading

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Women Bullying Women…And Letting Men Get Off Scot-free

The old phrase “She’s a homewrecker” has taken on a whole new meaning thanks to a website that allows women to expose other women they allege are having affairs with their partners. While this may seem like a fair way … Continue reading

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NFL Cheerleading: All-American Fun or Sexism?

A long-running debate hits the headlines again: a CNN article explores whether NFL cheerleading represent all-American fun or gratuitous sexism. One of the key components of the girlsCAN! program is having female athletes as Mentors, so we’re careful to keep … Continue reading

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Urging female college party-goers to take responsibility for their safety: sound advice or victim blaming?

Emily Yoffe’s article of October 15, recommending female students attending college parties avoid getting so intoxicated that the odds of falling victim to sexual assault increases, has polarized feminists responding to the article. Some viewed the article as reiterating practical, … Continue reading

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Emily Yoffe’s Personal Safety Advice Slammed By Many Feminists

Emily Yoffe, better known as Slate’s Dear Prudence, is receiving a thrashing from many leading feminist writers for an article she wrote advocating that college girls and women avoid getting so drunk they can’t protect themselves from predators that rely … Continue reading

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