Serious Goddamn Business
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We tell boys not to cry, then wonder about male suicide In courageously speaking of his depression, ex-footballer Dean Windass has helped to highlight a crisis in men's mental health
In fact, several studies in Sub-Saharan Africa found that if you provide a girl with underwear, sanitary pads, and health education, her chances of staying in school are 20 to 50% higher. This is especially true in rural settings.
"So why do I overreact more egregiously to criticism from women, when all of my childhood bullies were boys? The answer, I think, has less to do with the boys who bullied me, and more to do with the well-intentioned adults who tried to “help” me through that bullying: When I was a nerdy kid, adults regularly assured me that the abuse I suffered was acceptable because one day I would be entitled to constant positive sexual attention from women."
WHEN YOU KILL TEN MILLION AFRICANS YOU AREN’T CALLED ‘HITLER’. His name is King Leopold II of Belgium. He “bought” the Congo and enslaved its people, turning the entire country into his own personal slave plantation. He used their enslaved labor to extract Congolese resources and services. His reign was enforced through work camps, body mutilations, torture, executions, and his own private army.
Michael Norton of HBS studies wealth inequality perceptions and preferences | Harvard Magazine Nov-Dec 2011
This year, 14 million girls – some as young as eight years old – will be married against their will. What If Magazines Showed Child Brides and Slaves? Catapult, the crowd-funding platform dedicated to raising money for projects aimed at helping women and girls, has created a powerful "Cover Story" campaign to bring gender justice issues to a wider audience
In New York City, the average age at which a girl first becomes a victim of commercial sexual exploitation is 13. Catapult, the crowd-funding platform dedicated to raising money for projects aimed at helping women and girls, has created a powerful "Cover Story" campaign to bring gender justice issues to a wider audience.