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Must Reads for the Week of April 4

NewspaperThis week we were enraged after learning about police officers charged with raping crime victims and that many teens think sexual harassment is a normal part of a job.

Celebrities like Law and Order’s Mariska Hargitay team up to fight rape culture while the prestigious Harvard University fails to protect victims of sexual violence. 

Yet we are hopeful after reading about the superb work of sexual health educators in teaching boys to question what they’ve been told about ‘manhood’ while a Snickers ad both breaks and reinforces gender stereotypes.

See an adorable photo project highlighting influential women figures in history and learn why female-centric films actually make money in the box office.

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

  1. The Talk: A new sex ed for boys. Educating boys about sexual health by teaching them to question all they have been told about what it means to be a man.
     
  2. Dear Harvard: You might have won, but I still have a voice.
     
  3. NO MORE campaign sheds light on the realities of rape, sexual assault and victim blaming for both women and men.
     
  4. When Cops Rape Crime Victims. Police officers charged with raping women who call the police for help.
     
  5. Sadly most teens think sexual harassment is just part of any job.
     
  6. A reading list of 15 books written by women worth a read.
     
  7. The Dollar-and-Cents Case Against Hollywood’s Exclusion of women.
     
  8. Because of Them, We Can” is an adorable photo project that highlights some of the most influential and often overlooked figures of women’s history.
     
  9. After reviewing over 1,500 films, the data reveals that female-centric films make plenty of money.
     
  10. See how an ad both breaks and reinforces gender stereotypes.

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