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An interesting gender-flipped video on street harrassment…

…problematic in some ways, but worth a watch! http://www.upworthy.com/a-french-film-showing-men-what-being-a-woman-feels-like-kinda?g=2 Advertisements

A giant step backward: Fellows Friday with Nitin Rao, who speaks out on India’s recriminalizing of homosexuality

Originally posted on TED Blog:
In a major setback last week for the LGBT community, an Indian Supreme Court ruling upheld Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code — a 153-year-old law criminalizing gay sex. This act overturned a 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that this should not apply to consensual acts and, essentially, recriminalized…

Ban the word bossy. Sheryl Sandberg lights up TEDWomen 2013

Originally posted on TED Blog:
“That little girl’s not bossy. That little girl has executive leadership skills,” Sheryl Sandberg, left, tells TEDWomen co-host Pat Mitchell at TEDWomen 2013. Photo: Marla Aufmuth “It’s nice to look out and see so many women. That’s not my norm,” Sheryl Sandberg comments drily as she takes her place onstage…

Spread This Petition

Prime Minister John Key: bust the “Roast Busters” and show you take sexual violence seriously This is one of the responses that New Zealanders have made towards the ‘roast busters’ feature on the news recently. The fact that there has to be a petition is a terrible thing in itself, because it shows just how […]

The Consent Problem

I recently went onto the Auckland Uni page, and who did I see? None other than Nicola Gavey, who’s the supervisor for the research project we participated in. Her article, which was about the disturbing gang-rape culture and worrying lack of concern about consent issues, links to some of the aspects that we talked about […]

The 6 Most Shockingly Irresponsible “Fitspiration” Photos

Originally posted on Reembody:
The Reembody blog, up to this point, has been a thoughtful exploration of human movement, a subject about which I am extremely passionate. Today, however, I’m mad and I’m going to tell you why. I have been planning a blog post for a while on fitness misinformation, and it was originally going…

Film Screening this Thursday (R18)

Hey Everyone! This Thursday, Auckland University is hosting the New Zealand premiere of ‘Love and Sex in an Age of Pornography’, directed by Maree Crabbe and David Corlett . Maree and David work together on the Australian community education project Reality & Risk: Pornography, young people and sexuality, which examines the significant social and personal […]