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Must Reads for the Week of June 27

We are seeing more campaigns aiming to empower girls such as the #LikeAGirl campaign by Always, the rape awareness posters using Disney princesses and the new girl centred movie from Pixar.

An article by Jessica Valenti tries to define the meaning of the word slut and another insightful article debunks the myth of ‘the perfect victim’.

Get inspired by an amazing comic capturing Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal woman poem and watch 16 instances of Micro-Mysogyny that proves patriarchy is everywhere.

If you have an article that you think we missed, let us know in the comments section!

  1. Using ‘like a girl’ in phrases like ‘you throw like a girl’ or ‘you run like a girl’ is in majority of times perceived negatively. Always campaign #LikeAGirl brilliantly challenges this normalized yet harmful form of sexism that every girl faces.
  2. Jessica Valenti gives an insightful answer to the question, “what makes a slut?”
  3. Finally Pixar has a new movie, Inside Out, that is centred around girls.
  4. Here is a powerful article on the myth of “the perfect victim” when it comes to sexual assault.
  5. An amazing comic capturing Maya Angelou’s poem, “Phenomenal Woman”.
  6. E! online polled their readers and after dissecting the ‘perfect’ female celebrity body parts, came up with this perfectly gross female.
  7. An artist uses Disney princesses for rape awareness posters.
  8. Intergenerational feminism and the path ahead.
  9. 16 Instances of Micro-Mysogyny that prove the patriarchy is everywhere. 

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