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In this Gender Reader: reporting sexual assault in Japan; anti-chikan pins; capturing LGBTQI lives in photography; Japanese actresses discuss white-washing in Ghost in the Shell, and more:

anti groping pin

“Matsunaga crowdsourced designs for badges intended to deter men from groping schoolgirls” [Shiori Ito/Al Jazeera]

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Question: do you prefer reblogs or readers? I’ve been doing more reblogs lately, but I wonder if the old format of gender readers is better for this blog. What do you think?

Warning: some of today’s links deal with rape, rape apologists, and Steubenville.

Don’t forget, there’s always an item of good news at the end.

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Lately, I’ve found myself in a state of near-constant feelings of butting my head against a proverbial wall, smushed up against a glass ceiling. Not in my job or relationship, mind you, but just the endless stream of universal passive and active hatred directed at women. Everything feels really bleak sometimes. I feel like I’m watching some sort of absurdist play, and that I don’t get the punchline.

I want to focus on this utter nonsense this month. Don’t worry, I’ve got a store of links about masculinities, sexual minorities, and positive things saved up for you, but we need to talk about this.

So, remind me again why the virtue of my being born female* means my life is worth less that of a man? Look me in the goddamn eye and tell me I am less of a human being because I have a vagina.

Whipping out the big guns for this one. Courtesy of Know Your Meme.

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