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Hollywood Producer Who Exposed Sexism in Scripts on Twitter Is 'Overwhelmed' by Response

Hollywood Producer Who Exposed Sexism in Scripts on Twitter Is 'Overwhelmed' by Response

Originally posted 02/11/2016 01:05PM

Hollywood producer Ross Putman is frustrated with the way women are described in film scripts, and on Wednesday he decided to do something about it.

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Filed Under: Feminism, Movie News

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Lingerie Company Features Women with Underarm Hair and Stretch Marks in New Ad Campaign

Originally posted 02/10/2016 03:45PM

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));#NeonMoonCelebrateYouIt's time to celebrate our "flaws". To celebrate our very first Valentine's Day, Neon Moon encourages you to celebrate yourself above all else with #NeonMoonCelebrateYou. Our amazing new campaign video showcases the different ways people love themselves and their bodies, just like we all should. Tag people below who you love and celebrate for being themselves! Let's share the body-positive love this Valentine's Day.Love, your feminist Valentine, Neon Moon.www.neonmoon.coPosted by NEON MOON on Monday, February 8, 2016 Self-proclaimed feminist lingerie company Neon Moon encourages women to celebrate themselves with a new ad campaign that features models of all shapes, sizes and ages, with underarm hair, scars and stretch marks.

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Filed Under: Feminism, Body shaming
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Are Super-Absorbent Tampons to Blame for Toxic Shock Syndrome?

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Are Super-Absorbent Tampons to Blame for Toxic Shock Syndrome? Experts Weigh In

Originally posted 02/08/2016 04:30PM

Any woman that's used a tampon has likely heard about toxic shock syndrome – but what exactly causes it? And are you at risk?

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Marijuana-Based Vaginal Suppositories May Relieve Menstrual Cramps – But Are They Safe?

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Health Experts Weigh In on Safety of Marijuana-Based Vaginal Suppository to Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Originally posted 02/08/2016 09:30AM

A cannabis-based vaginal suppository is now on the market, claiming to help relieve menstrual cramps – but even if you were willing to try this very unorthodox method of dealing with period pain, should you?

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Filed Under: Feminism, Health
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This Woman Can Lift 10 Lbs. with Her Vagina Thanks to 'Vaginal Kung Fu,' Says It 'Connects a Woman to Her Sexual Power'

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This Woman Can Lift 10 Lbs. with Her Vagina Thanks to 'Vaginal Kung Fu,' Says It 'Connects a Woman to Her Sexual Power'

Originally posted 02/05/2016 11:20AM

Kim Anami is a Vaginal Kung Fu master, and says that this method of building vaginal strength can do everything from improving your sex life to providing a natural facelift.

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Filed Under: Feminism, Fitness

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How Tony Goldwyn's Parents' Marriage Made Him a Feminist

Originally posted 01/26/2016 10:00AM

Scandal star Tony Goldwyn is opening up about how watching his parents' marriage inspired him to become a feminist.

In a revealing essay written for More magazine, Goldwyn recounts how his mother Jennifer Howard put aside her acting career for his father (and later his stepfather).

"The theater was in Mom's blood. She did some prestigious shows … but she eventually gave up acting," Goldwyn writes. "Perhaps she didn't have what it takes. But my suspicion is that she lacked the support she needed from my dad (the film producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr.) and felt that her primary duty was to be a wife and mother.

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Kentucky High School Administrators Forced Girl to Kneel to Determine if Her Dress Was Too Short

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Kentucky High School Administrators Forced Girl to Kneel to Determine if Her Dress Was Too Short

Originally posted 01/22/2016 11:05AM

Wearing a knit dress that hit just above her knees and a pair of black, opaque leggings, Amanda Durbin didn't expect to get in trouble for her outfit at her Brownsville, Kentucky, high school.

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'We Almost Lost Our Daughter' to Toxic Shock Syndrome, Says Father of 15-Year-Old, Now Expected to Make a Full Recovery

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'We Almost Lost Our Daughter' to Toxic Shock Syndrome, Says Father of 15-Year-Old, Now Expected to Make a Full Recovery

Originally posted 01/21/2016 09:10AM

When 15-year-old Rylie Whitten started complaining of body aches on Jan. 2, her parents and doctor assumed she just had the flu.

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TLC Star Whitney Way Thore Calls Out Cashier for Sexism in Controversial Facebook Post

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TLC Star Whitney Way Thore Calls Out Cashier for Sexism in Controversial Facebook Post

Originally posted 01/19/2016 02:40PM

Whitney Way Thore is stirring up controversy on Facebook again.

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Proposed State Bill Would Make Obtaining Viagra as Difficult as Getting an Abortion

Proposed State Bill Would Make Obtaining Viagra as Difficult as Getting an Abortion

Originally posted 12/17/2015 04:10PM

A South Carolina lawmaker has written a bill that would make it as difficult for men to obtain erectile dysfunction drugs as it is for women to access abortion services.

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