Tag: misogyny

Rejection From Women Led Suspect to Throw 5-Year-Old Over Railing at Mall of America: Report

Emmanuel Deshawn ArandaPhoto: Associated Press The 24-year-old man charged with hurling a 5-year-old boy over a railing at the Mall of America was “looking for someone to kill” after being rejected by women at the mall for years, police say in a criminal complaint. Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, of Minneapolis, faces attempted murder charges, and is […]

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TV Shows Are Navigating the #MeToo Movement Surprisingly Well

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. As society continues to peel back the layers of misogyny that have been preventing gender justice since the dawn of time (or at least since the emergence of the patriarchy, roughly 12,000 years ago), we’re starting to see more and more of our favorite TV-shows weigh-in on sexual […]

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After That Super Bowl Halftime Show, It’s Safe to Say Black Girls Are Not Like You, Maroon 5 

(L-R): Singers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas; Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Donald Miralle (Getty Images), Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Can you […]

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#MuteChrisBrown Too, Because He’s Clearly Committed to Being Trash

Chris Brown performs onstage during ‘We Can Survive, A Radio.com Event’ on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images for Radio.com) In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of renewed talk about toxic masculinity, particularly amongst viewers of Surviving R. Kelly and the legions debating the necessity of Gillette’s controversial ad […]

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After Surviving R. Kelly, What Now? How About Trusting Survivors and Dismantling Systemic Misogynoir?

Survivor Jerhonda Pace, Surviving R. KellyScreenshot: Lifetime (YouTube) It was three nights of television that rocked the black community—surprising since they detailed approximately three decades of well-known allegations of predation, exploitation and abuse by R&B artist R. Kelly. But if Lifetime’s record-breaking documentary Surviving R. Kelly finally put a human face onto the collective trauma […]

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Y’all Haters Corny with That Colorism Mess: The Bria Myles Debate Proves Some Are Still Stuck in the Dark Ages

Real talk? The Glow Up doesn’t really make a habit of keeping up with the Instagram model brigade. This isn’t because they’re not beautiful or worthy of big thangs, but simply because there are too many of them for our meager staff (read: me) to keep track of, in addition to celebs, supermodels and beauty […]

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Y’all Haters Corny with That Colorism Mess: The Bria Myles Debate Proves Some Are Stuck in the Dark Ages

Real talk? The Glow Up doesn’t really make a habit of keeping up with the Instagram model brigade. This isn’t because they’re not beautiful or worthy of big thangs, but simply because there are too many of them for our meager staff (read: me) to keep track of, in addition to celebs, supermodels and beauty […]

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Ebro Vs. Kodak Black: Talking About Sexual Assault Is Worse Than Actually Being Charged With It, Apparently

Screenshot: Twitter: @Hot97 It’s been a hell of a week to talk about male artists, sexual assault and the courtesies and praise they do or do not deserve from the media—and the public at large. It began with a debate over the “King of R&B”—a conversation which successfully highlighted how far out of their depth […]

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What Are Reasonable Expectations to Have of Rappers?

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz (Getty Images for Atlantic Records) I have a theory that because of the way we curate our social media circles nowadays, I believe most of us think our circles are representative of reality. This is my story, this is my song. I also think it’s pure bullshit. We all know most of […]

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What Hate Looks Like: Man Shoots Ex-Girlfriend in Back of Head Outside Her Workplace

Screenshot: 11Alive A man is in custody after allegedly shooting his ex-girlfriend, the mother of his children, in the back of the head outside her Suwanee, Georgia, workplace. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on Wednesday morning, 30-year-old Nathanieo Pinkins went to Quality Technologies where his ex-girlfriend was sitting inside her car. He shot at her […]

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The Moroccan Photographer Tackling Misogyny in the Arab World

This article originally appeared on VICE Arabia. Fatima Zohra Serri wanted to study photography after leaving high school, which would have meant leaving her hometown of Nador in northern Morocco. However, her conservative father wouldn’t let her—he believed that girls shouldn’t live far from home. So, instead, the 23-year-old studied at Nador’s Applied Technology Institute […]

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Trump’s Treatment of Women, Not Russia, Will Bring Him Down

Left: Photo of Donald Trump by Drew Angerer/Getty. Right: Photo of Summer Zervos by KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty For months, White House watchers have been focused on the big scandal that has the potential to bring this president down: Russian collusion and the obstruction of justice charge that could go with it. Every new development in Robert Mueller’s […]

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