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What Do Women Really Want?

Posted by Artemis on July 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Psychologically-informed reflections on how we interact.

by Noam Shpancer, Ph.D.

New research challenges old ideas about female sexual desire.

Published on August 22, 2013 by Noam Shpancer, Ph.D. in Insight Therapy

What do women want?

Sigmund Freud famously asked the question, but...

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When Should You Blame a Woman For Her Own Rape? Check This Chart

Posted by Artemis on July 19, 2014 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


By Elizabeth Plank June 19, 2014

Why is that whenever a woman is raped, we lead with the follow-up questions? What were you wearing? What were you doing? Where were you going? Why were you at his house?

This instinct — to hold women responsible for th...

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Robin Thicke and the Dynamics of Abuse

Posted by Artemis on July 18, 2014 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


TW for domestic violence, abuse and rape

Robin Thicke is gross.

I mean, we knew that already, of course.

But today he has somehow managed to surpass his former grossitude and shot up through the I Can’t Even atmosphere and into the Outer Space Repository of Hella Gross Dudes.

But what could possibl...

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How terrible is it to be born a girl?

Posted by Artemis on July 16, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

By Isobel Coleman

updated 5:45 PM EDT, Fri May 30, 2014


Editor's note: Isobel Coleman is the author of "Paradise Beneath Her Feet" and a senior fellow of U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.


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Young Women See Sexual Assault As Normal, Report Finds

Posted by Artemis on July 9, 2014 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The Huffington Post | By Amanda Duberman


How does a crime committed against nearly 238,000 women a year go unreported 60 percent of the time? According to a new report, many victims of sexual assault may not actually see themselves as victims.

Heather Hlavka, a sociologist at Mar...

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Whose Islam? Whose feminism?

Posted by Artemis on July 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

By Latifa Akay


An artist’s depiction of ‘the feminist table’ today would look decidedly different to how it may have looked fifty years ago. Marriage – formerly perceived as a betrayal of the sisterhood – has been normalised, and even arch-enemy num...

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Jill Meagher husband: forget the lone monster myth, society has a role in rape

Posted by Artemis on June 18, 2014 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Oliver Milman

theguardian.com, Friday 18 April 2014 00.26 EDT

The trivialisation of male violence against women is a staple subject of mirth, says spouse of murdered Melbourne woman

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Study: In business, women value ethics more than men

Posted by Artemis on June 10, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


By Vanessa Ko, for CNN

May 17, 2013 -- Updated 0218 GMT (1018 HKT)

Men are less bothered by ethical sacrifices if it means more money and higher status


• A new study suggests that women a...

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Anger Over Glasgow Club's 'Disgusting' Poster Of Woman Pinned Down By Man's Fist

Posted by Artemis on June 3, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


The Huffington Post UK | By Lucy Sherriff

A club night has been heavily criticised after using an advertisement which pictured a semi-naked woman being seemingly pinned down with a male fist in her mouth.

The woman in the poster, which promote...

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