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The Woman Who Started "Me Too" On Why "We Didn't Need Another Quiet Day"
This weekend, survivors of both sexual assault and harassment rallied around #MeToo, a hashtag intended to spread awareness about how alarmingly common it is to be a victim of sexual misconduct or violence. The trend stemmed from protests related to a temporary lockdown of actress Rose McGowan's account last week, which many felt was reflective of a society that doesn't take women's accounts of sexual abuse seriously.
For background: McGowan has been fiercely critical of producer Harvey Weinstein since The New York Times published an Oct. 5 report detailing a litany of accusations regarding producer Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, particularly toward young female employees. (Weinstein publicly apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past," but "unequivocally" denied many of the specific assault and harassment allegations.) Last week, McGowan's account was temporarily locked for reportedly tweeting someone's personal phone number amid a series of tweets related to her own alleged assault.
politics  women  social_media  sex  crime  twitter  me_too 
19 hours ago by rgl7194
A new LEGO set honors the women of NASA—and it looks pretty awesome | Ars Technica
"The set clearly touched and inspired many."
A new playset from LEGO will honor four key women in NASA history—astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and pioneering astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison. The 231-piece set will be released on Nov. 1, with a recommended selling price of $24.99.
First proposed in July, 2016 by the deputy editor of MIT News, science writer Maia Weinstock, on the LEGO Ideas website, the project reached 10,000 supporters in just 15 days. "The set clearly touched and inspired many," Weinstock said. In addition to the historical minifigures, the set includes three builds that put the work of each woman into historical context.
lego  women  space 
22 hours ago by rgl7194
The Problem with the #MeToo Campaign
"The problem is not that women have trouble considering themselves victims of sexual violence, but that men have trouble considering themselves the aggressor."
rape  society  women  sexism  crime 
yesterday by kwon
The Life of a 10/10 Male (Tinder Case Study)(Pics) | Tinder Seduction
The premise was simple, saying he “made a tinder troll account just to see how well a male model compares to the rest of us.”
women  dating  model  troll  male  experiment  study 
yesterday by dmg46664
What Are the Actual Objections to Girls in Boy Scouts? - The Atlantic
"it does seem to represent a step toward what is a very clear takeaway from last week—or maybe year, or ever—that boys need to learn how to interact with girls."
boyscouts  women  culture 
2 days ago by icco

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