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12+ Ways Job Applications Discriminate Against Applicants

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5 ways to talk about sexism without having to talk about it

Thanks to the Sony hack—which showed that not even famous (and presumably powerful) actresses are immune to an unfair pay gap—and new reports on the lack of working female directors, almost every actress is now asked to share her thoughts on sexism in Hollywood.

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5 perfect reactions to the ‘short skirt’ debate

When girls at a school in Auckland, New Zealand were told their skirts had to fall below their knees, their principal decided to give the most WTF reason in the history of sexist dress code decrees. According to The Guardian, the school’s deputy principal told them this new rule was intended to “keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas, and create a good work environment for male staff.”

For some reason, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu decided to wade in on the controversy.

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Are critics of rape porn guilty of kinkshaming?

With his all-American good looks and clean-cut image, Adult film star James Deen has been hailed as the “boy next door” of porn, but in the in the wake of rape allegations, people are now questioning the rape fantasy content in his films. In an article for The Daily Beast, former adult film star Aurora Snow, talks about how the definition of rape can become “muddled” in an industry where violent sex is the norm.  “When your job regularly consists of roughing a woman up, ignoring her pleas, and choking her out, do you start to bring some of that behavior home with you?” she asks.

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