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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.

Escola Feminista Estiu, Barcelona, June 2014. @Kelly Gallagher !!

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"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."

"To The Dudebro Who Thinks He’s Insulting Me by Calling Me a Feminist,"John Scalzi responds to an attempt to belittle him by meme-izing a photo of him in a dress

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.

"Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures" - Cesar Chavez, who united Filipinos and Mexicans to end virtual enslavement in California

Sometimes a meme says everything I wish I could say in one pithy package. :)

Doctors can be fat-shamers too A troubling Washington Post essay reminds us medicine is not a moralizing stick with which to beat our patients. << ugh. Trigger warning

An NFL Cheerleader and Breast Cancer Survivor Fights ‘Pink-Washing’

Rape Culture

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.

Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots because it's okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, cause you think being a girl is degrading.