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So, men are obsessed with their bodies. Is that so bad?

January 31, 2012

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Male self-objectification has perhaps gone too far – but the compulsory self-loathing that came before was worse Mark Simpson guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 31 January 2012 David Beckham flaunts it in a 2008 advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani. Photograph: Kevin Sam/FilmMagic.com Back in the early 90s, when Loaded magazine and footie were conquering the culture, making it […]

So, men are obsessed with their bodies. Is that so bad?

January 31, 2012

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Male self-objectification has perhaps gone too far – but the compulsory self-loathing that came before was worse Mark Simpson guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 31 January 2012 David Beckham flaunts it in a 2008 advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani. Photograph: Kevin Sam/FilmMagic.com Back in the early 90s, when Loaded magazine and footie were conquering the culture, making it […]

Is the internet harmful to teenage girls?

January 31, 2012

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Caitlin Flanagan’s controversial new book, Girl Land, which argues that the internet has a damaging effect on teenage girls, has led to a furious row among US women Sarah Hughes guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 January 2012 Teenage girls surfing the internet: Flanagan argues it is ‘coursening and deadening’. Photograph: Alamy Few people are as experienced at […]

Is the internet harmful to teenage girls?

January 31, 2012

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Caitlin Flanagan’s controversial new book, Girl Land, which argues that the internet has a damaging effect on teenage girls, has led to a furious row among US women Sarah Hughes guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 January 2012 Teenage girls surfing the internet: Flanagan argues it is ‘coursening and deadening’. Photograph: Alamy Few people are as experienced at […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Reproductive rights and the Republican primary

January 31, 2012

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The extreme wing of the Republican Party wants to pass a law that would deprive women of their personhood. Rose Aguilar27 Jan 2012 According to Medical Students for Choice, even though abortion is legal in the US, 87 per cent of all counties and 98 per cent of all rural counties have no abortion providers […]