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Barbie Gets With the Times

In an effort to make up for years of giving the young women of the world an unrealistic self image, Mattel has introduced the new Entrepreneur Barbie that comes with a briefcase, smartphone, and tablet. What potentially sets this new Barbie apart from other Barbies is the “social network” that comes along with the doll, … Continue reading

We’re Back From Hiatus!

After some time off, we’re excited to get back in to the swing of thing. Stay tuned for some cool stuff!   Follow us on twitter: @proequalityproj Check out our tumblr: http://proequalityproject,tumblr.com    

On Beyoncé as a Feminist Icon

One of ProEQ’s new favorite writers, Lauren Rankin, wrote another amazing piece last week on Beyoncé and her role as a feminist icon. Discussing disparagement of Beyoncé, comparing that to feminist treatment of Lena Dunham, the article condemns attacks by “white women” deciding who is “feminist enough.” In the words of the author: Until white feminists stop … Continue reading

Lauren Rankin (@laurenarankin) on Men in Feminism

Last week, feminist activist and freelance writer Lauren Ranken wrote a wonderful piece on the role that men can play in Feminism. People consistently mischaracterize what Feminism is, so her piece begins with a definition for those not in the know: Feminism is a movement to eradicate gendered oppression, to highlight women’s voices and experiences, and … Continue reading

Lucy Liu on Racism in Hollywood

  In a blogpost on Women and Hollywood this week, Kerensa Cadenas discusses an interview that Lucy Liu recently did with Designer Magazine Net-A-Porte where she addresses Racism in Hollywood. Quoting the original source, Cadenas highlights Liu’s comments: I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with … Continue reading

The Portrayal of Women in Video Games

Feministing has posted an article highlighting the first installment of the “Tropes vs Women in Video Games” project. Check out the first video!!

Men Are More Likely to Drop Out of College Than Women

You know why? Because they can!   In a new study by the journal Gender and Society, entitled “Gender, Debt, and Dropping Out of College”,  the journal posits that Men are more likely to drop out of college because they are less likely to take on debt. The reason being: It’s rooted in the persistent wage … Continue reading

Rape Is Not Inevitable

The Nation has posted an article praising Zerlina Maxwell for going on FOX News to combat the idea that giving women guns is the way to prevent rape. In response to Hanity, she said: I don’t think that we should be telling women anything. I think we should be telling men not to rape women … Continue reading

Lawyers Suck: Steubenville Lawyers to Argue Blacked-Out Rape Survivor Totally Consented

First off, let’s note that I AM a lawyer. Secondly, yes, I agree…this is one of the worst things I have read in awhile. In case you missed it, Jezebel posted an article this week about the rape case in which a teenage girl is said to have consented despite the fact that she was … Continue reading

Oregon set to cover transgender youth under Medicaid

In a super awesome move by Oregon, their state Medicaid will soon begin covering treatment for youths experiencing gender dysphoria: [T]he new health care plan will include not only mental health counseling and pediatric evaluation, but also medication, procedures, and follow-up care related to the suppression of puberty… We hope Washington will soon follow suit!! … Continue reading

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