What’s Current: Reddit users declare Nazi-themed war after long-standing abuse page shut down

Sex Workers Project asks MSNBC to pull show on “sex slaves” because it portrays sex work in a negative light.

Reddit is just as dark a misogynist internet hell-hole as 4chan at this point. When former CEO Ellen Pao, an Asian-American woman, attempted to reign-in some of the abhorrent behavior on the site, Redditers declared war.

Actress and filmmaker Ricki Lake takes on big pharma - Photograph: Jason Merrit via Getty Images
Actress and filmmaker Ricki Lake takes on big pharma – Photograph: Jason Merrit via Getty Images

Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein talk birth control in new documentary. The filmmakers are passionate about their subject, but terrified of the backlash they’ll face for questioning Big Pharma.

This writer is suspicious of male “feminists,” and you should be, too.

Friendly reminder: if you’re a man living in a Patriarchy, meaning you benefit from Patriarchy at almost every turn of society, then calling yourself a feminist does not exempt you from perpetuating male supremacy. Yes, you heard me right: even the act of calling yourself a feminist can be patriarchal.

Minions: Most sexist kids’ movie of the year?

The fact that the lack of females in children’s movies– from protagonists to crowd scenes, from heroes to villains — isn’t glaringly obvious to us and our children shows how sexist the world is. In the fantasy world, anything is possible, even gender equality. If we can’t even imagine it, we can’t create it. Unfortunately, Minions teaches kids, one more time, that females don’t matter much at all.

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and erstwhile academic in Philosophy. Follow her @Blasfemmey. Got tips? Email us.

Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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