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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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Innocence of Muslims and Freedom of Speech

Storming embassies and killing ambassadors is a disproportionate reaction to slander of a prophet. There is no excuse for such mindless violence. The Muslim rioters should acquaint themselves with the rest of the world enough to learn about freedom of … 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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The Salsa Pasión Rapes

When I set out to write this blog, I didn’t think I would be writing about rape quite so much. But when I started a feminist blog, I started paying more attention to gender issues, and the attitudes concerning rape … Continue reading

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Sexist Ads from the 1950s Show How Times Have Changed

10 Most Sexist Print Ads from the 1950s | Business Pundit. Those ads are hilarious, except when you realise that back in their day they were considered an okay way to present women in the media. The bright side is, … Continue reading

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Feminism and Men’s Rights

There is a persisting misconception about feminism: that feminism is opposed to men’s rights. I wish I could clear that misunderstanding because it’s something I have to explain time and again when people accuse me (and feminists in general) of … Continue reading

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