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Must Reads for the Week of April 11

This week a Veet commercial made us cringe with anger while we were in disbelief after learning that a Missouri lawmaker compared getting an abortion to buying a new car.

An article in the Guardian poorly attempted to justify street harassment while an original video showed us what it would look like if girls hit on guys the way guys hit on girls.

An artist is raising awareness about street harassment through a powerful street art project and we are learning more reasons why we need more women-led movies.

Female journalists share their stories of sexism and an article on rape culture focuses on sex and status.

Learn why the internet is not ‘open’ to women and learn how to tackle Steve Paikin’s gender troubles.

If you have an article or story that you think we missed, share it in the comment section.

  1. Great Article on How to Tackle Steve Paikin’s Gender Troubles. Let’s shatter some glass ceilings at TVO.
  2. Veet, the hair-removal brand, has a new ad campaign with the theme “Don’t risk dudeness”. Here are 5 Things Wrong With New Veet Commercials.
  3. Read 8 Stories Of Everday Sexism, As Told By Female Journalists.
  4. Why the ‘Open’ Internet is so closed to women. While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.
  5. This is What It would look like if girls hit on guys like guys hit on girls.
  6. Missouri lawmaker compares getting an abortion to buying a new car or re-carpeting.
  7. The intellectual defense of sexual harassment (Hint: there isn’t one). A poor logic in explaining why sexual liberation can be misinterpreted as sexual harassment.
  8. Here is further proof why films featuring strong women characters are better for production companies’ bottom lines.
  9. If you don’t like rape culture then focus for a minute on sex and status.
  10. Street art project that wants you to ‘stop telling women to smile’. Tatyana raises awareness about street harassment through powerful street art. 

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