Intimate partner violence, or domestic violence, accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime in the United States. Cristen and Caroline uncover the cycle of domestic violence and manipulation that keeps female and male victims from leaving their partners and the long-term health impacts of this epidemic of abuse.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but this is a conversation we need to be having year-round.

The Fat GUY Stigma

Fat stigma affects men, but perhaps more insidiously than it does women. Oh, and to all the fat-shamers out there: studies have proven that fat-shaming is NOT good for public health.

Notorious RBG, THE TATTOO!

Notorious RBG, THE TATTOO!

turnofthecentury:

A Female Reportage Photographer Surveys Berlin (c. 1910) Women in journalistic professions were a rarity in Wilhelmine Germany. Nonetheless, some women did succeed in establishing themselves as journalists – initially, they did so by working for the women’s newspapers and magazines that had been around since the middle of the nineteenth century; later on, they also worked for large newspapers. In this photograph (c. 1910), a female photographer surveys metropolitan Berlin from a crane being used in the construction of the Stadthaus [City Hall] on Molkenmarkt. The City Hall was built as an extension of the Rotes Rathaus [Red City Hall], whose large tower can be seen at the right. The Berliner Dom [Berlin Cathedral] can be seen in the background off to the left.  via GHDI

turnofthecentury:

A Female Reportage Photographer Surveys Berlin (c. 1910) Women in journalistic professions were a rarity in Wilhelmine Germany. Nonetheless, some women did succeed in establishing themselves as journalists – initially, they did so by working for the women’s newspapers and magazines that had been around since the middle of the nineteenth century; later on, they also worked for large newspapers. In this photograph (c. 1910), a female photographer surveys metropolitan Berlin from a crane being used in the construction of the Stadthaus [City Hall] on Molkenmarkt. The City Hall was built as an extension of the Rotes Rathaus [Red City Hall], whose large tower can be seen at the right. The Berliner Dom [Berlin Cathedral] can be seen in the background off to the left.
via GHDI

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if you don’t know who’s in this picture, you should listen to our episode on women pioneers in comedy: The MAKERS of Comedy
(ps - it’s gilda radner)

if you don’t know who’s in this picture, you should listen to our episode on women pioneers in comedy: The MAKERS of Comedy

(ps - it’s gilda radner)

(Source: kaycorleones, via katespencer)

npr:

nprfreshair:

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series Girls, has a new collection of personal essays called Not That Kind of Girl. She joined Fresh Air to talk about oversharing, feminism, OCD, and why she thinks most depictions of sex in movies are destructive.  

Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost ‘Girls’

say what you will about Lena, but she’s pretty spot-on about the whole oversharing thing.

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17 Vintage Slang Terms for “Woman”

Is it time to bring back a “choice bit of calico”?