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Hating on Girls

I really hoped hatred of young girls was a marginal phenomenon but unfortunately, Soraya Chemaly’s article about a facebook page committed to hating “12-year-old sluts” got me thinking it’s a norm rather than an anomaly. (Here’s the article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/12-year-old-slut-meme-and_b_1911056.html?utm_hp_ref=tw). The … Continue reading

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Equality in Education Leads to Equal Pay… Or Not!

I just read a rather convoluted editorial in Tuesday’s Aamulehti, concerning gender equality in education and the pay gap. The editor-in-chief, Jouko Jokinen, proposed that wages would rise in traditionally low paying women’s jobs in fields like healthcare and education, … Continue reading

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Men as Helpless Victims

And you think feminists make men look bad!? Oh boy. You should see the accomplishments of the “men’s rights” advocates in this area! I stumbled on a Finnish blog post about the sexual abuse of men. I thought someone was … Continue reading

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Shit Storm in Finland: Black Man Cast in a White Man’s Role

When I saw the tabloid headlines about the outrage caused by casting a black actor to play the role of Mannerheim, a national hero, I thought the tabloids were only trying to stir up a fuss and that they would … Continue reading

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Remember Schrödinger’s Rapist?

Right, that’s it. The next time a man tries to chat me up in the streets at night, I will go to the nearest people and tell them I’m being followed. It has happened to me a few times. I’ve … Continue reading

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Captain Obvious Investigates: Abortion Rates and Contraception

Jezebel has hit the mark again with this light-hearted article on a serious topic: ‘Abortion Capital of the World’ Curiously Less Abort-y After Women Go on the Pill. The Georgian abortion rates cited in the above article are staggering: an … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Avoiding Jail When You’re Pregnant

10 Tips for Avoiding Jail When You’re Pregnant | Fem2pt0. I stumbled on this shocking satire and was even more shocked to realise it wasn’t as satirical as I first assumed. The tips are based on real life incidents and … Continue reading

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