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The ‘Sexism in Magic: The Gathering’ Reading List

“You don’t look like a Magic player,” a familiar comment to women in the Magic: The Gathering gaming community, is also the title of a Metafilter post (by user Fizz) compiling six pieces on gender and sexism among the game’s players and creators. The quoted pieces address issues of in-person sexism, gender and…Read more… Continue […]

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The ‘Sexism in Magic: The Gathering’ Reading List

“You don’t look like a Magic player,” a familiar comment to women in the Magic: The Gathering gaming community, is also the title of a Metafilter post (by user Fizz) compiling six pieces on gender and sexism among the game’s players and creators. The quoted pieces address issues of in-person sexism, gender and…Read more… Continue […]

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What Men Should Learn From Women About Work-Life Balance

“Women almost never become art monsters because art monsters only concern themselves with art, never mundane things,” writes Jenny Offill in her novel Dept. of Speculation. “Nabokov didn’t even fold his own umbrella. Vera licked his stamps for him.” Women, instead, are forced to “balance” work and life.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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BANTER EXCLUSIVE: Victimhood, Fame, And My Date With Aziz Ansari

This is not a story about Aziz Ansari harassing or assaulting me. This is not a story blaming “Grace,” the woman accusing Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct. This is a story intended to be part of a larger, more complicated conversation that is far from binary, a place my younger self would not have …Continue […]

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Hey Men, Your Satire Sucks

Just today, Young Turks founder and head anchor Cenk Uygur was called out for a series of misogynistic blog posts he wrote in the early 2000s. These posts included complaints about not getting laid enough (“It seems like there is a sea of tits here, and I am drinking in tiny droplets”), rules …Continue reading Continue […]

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How to Fight Sexism on Your Company’s Slack

“Your company’s Slack is probably sexist,” writes Quartz reporter Leah Fessler. As on other open-discourse platforms like Reddit, chat rooms, and email listservs, men tend to dominate the conversation. Slack’s open format can favor male communication patterns like bluntness and rambling, over female patterns like…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Sarah Palin Defends Gene Simmons, Destroys The English Language in the Process

After Gene Simmons was banned from Fox News for life after behaving atrociously towards its employees this past week, defender of all things idiotic Sarah Palin took to her trusty Facebook page to denounce Fox and wreck the English language in the process.  It was a truly painful experience …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Battle of the Sexes Heats Up In Wake of Sexual Assault Allegation Tsunami

In the wake of accusations of sexual assault brought forth against Minn. Democratic Senator Al Franken, allegations of sexual misconduct by Alabama Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore, and sexual harassment and assault accusations against celebrities Louis C.K. and Harvey Weinstein, US women have …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: The Dirty Secrets of Manhood

The Banter Long Read: This article might get me booted out of the man club, but knowing the horror stories that have been injected into the world by the latest series of all-male sexual predators, I’m not sure I want to be a member despite the fact that I’m happy with my masculinity: my two […]

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Streamer’s Hateful Rant Revives Debate About Women On Twitch

Last week, streamer Trainwreck got handed a five-day suspension by Twitch after a video went viral featuring an incendiary rant against women streamers, in which he called them things like “god damn sluts” and accused them of stealing views from those who he viewed as more deserving streamers. This poured gasoline on…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How, if You’re a Man, to Deal With the Fact That You’re Probably Trash

The one thing I keep coming back to when thinking about Louis C.K. now isn’t the bizarre and abusive sexual habits revealed, in detail, last week by the New York Times—repeated forms of sexual misconduct that confirm the long-standing rumors about him and validate platforms such as Gawker, who first reported on this…Read more… Continue […]

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MEMBERS ONLY: Sexism Against Men Isn’t Acceptable Either

The Banter Long Read: I know that as a man, the amount of sexism I’m subjected to is vanishingly small compared to women, especially in my day to day life. I don’t get catcalls walking down the street. I don’t get called “Sweet cheeks” or “Sugar tits”. No one tries to pinch my …Continue reading Continue Reading […]

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Breitbart Starts a “Hollywood Rape Culture Livewire” Because They Love Women So Much

Breitbart.com is outraged by Hollywood rape culture in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, so outraged in fact that they’ve started a ‘Livewire’ on the front page of their site to highlight stories about women suffering in the industry: Coming from the internet cesspool of white …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Breitbart Starts a “Hollywood Rape Culture Livewire” Because They Love Women So Much

Breitbart.com is outraged by Hollywood rape culture in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, so outraged in fact that they’ve started a ‘Livewire’ on the front page of their site to highlight stories about women suffering in the industry: Coming from the internet cesspool of white …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How Men Can Help Stop Sexual Harassment at Work

Workplace sexual harassment affects far more women than men, but men are the ones who bear responsibility for ending it. Besides, of course, not harassing women, we need to stand up for them, especially (and unfortunately) as we’re more likely to be heard and respected than the victims themselves. Esquire has a guide…Read more… Continue […]

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Alison Wonderland shares story of sexual harassment

Over the past few weeks, reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault have made headlines across the country. From accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to accusations against music producer The Gaslamp Killer, women of all backgrounds are coming forward to tell their stories of harassment and assault. Additionally, a social media campaign called “Me Too,” […]

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Twitter Destroys Tucker Carlson After He Attacked Hillary Clinton Over Harvey Weinstein

The Alt Right’s favorite schoolboy Tucker Carlson was given a ruthless beating on Twitter after attacking Hillary Clinton for not responding fast enough to the Harvey Weinstein yesterday, and deservedly so. Tweeted Carlson: Forgetting the somewhat inconvenient fact that he not only failed to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Bechdel Test, and Other Media Representation Tests, Explained

In the latest episode of Rick & Morty alternative The Simpsons, guest star Alison Bechdel describes her famous Bechdel test for films: Do two female characters have at least one conversation that’s not about a man? Marge immediately brings up Homer, provoking Bechdel’s FAIL animation, shown here in handy exploitable…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Uber, Get Your Sh*t Together

by Kate HarvestonHas there, in recent memory, been a company which has fallen from grace as spectacularly as Uber after such a swift ride to the top? It was supposed to be the fresh face, the harnesser of technologies, that would deliver the world’s nations from the monopolistic and occasionally …Continue reading Continue Reading at […]

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