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Via: Alex Purdy
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Alex Purdy was looking for life long friendships, support and maybe some philanthropy when she joined her sorority. What she got was a house full of mean girls. When she left Greek life she made this video hoping to inspire change. She says this in the description:

This video is a reflection of my experience in a sorority. I decided to leave last semester and make this video to share my thoughts on how greek life can change for the better. I want to make it clear that all matters are purely my opinion. If you relate to some of the things I said, please share this video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #sororityrevamp to help inspire others to bring sororities back to their roots.


She mentions girls being given weight loss pills to encourage them to lose weight and girls being told to dress more provocatively so that "boys will like them".  Her biggest problem was the lack of compassion her "sisters" had toward each other. So far she's received mostly words of encouragement for her video. 

emma watson told not to use the word feminism in famous speech
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Emma Watson is on the cover of Porter this month, and she revealed an interesting new tidbit about her powerful 2014 feminism speech to the magazine. Apparently, prior to giving the now-famous speech, Watson was told to avoid mention of the word 'feminism' altogether:

I was encouraged not to use the word ‘feminism’ because people felt that it was alienating and separating and the whole idea of the speech was to include as many people as possible. But I thought long and hard and ultimately felt that it was just the right thing to do. If women are terrified to use the word, how on earth are men supposed to start using it?


If you missed Watson's speech, or just want to revisit her words, you can catch it in full below:



Fail of The Day: Store Pulls 'For Her' Pink Pencils After Online Backlash
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Women need pink pencils. How else are they supposed to write down things like their grocery list and wedding plans? DUH.

That, obviously, sounds ridiculous. But that is the message one blogger thinks UK department store John Lewis was making with their pink "For Her" pencils.

After online backlash, the store told Mashable they would pull the pencils from shelves.

The pencils features sayings like "Girl Boss," "Glamorous" and "Buy The Shoes!"

Writer Hannah Dunleavy had some things to say about them:

Yes indeed, if you are heading to an important meeting, nothing says 'respect me' more than a pink pencil with the words Girl Boss on. I only hope no one makes the mistake of taking the 'Buy The Shoes!' pencil into a meeting and has to leave to go shopping. Can you imagine!

But seriously, women love shoes, don't they? And glitter and bling and smelling roses. It's a wonder we get anything done at all.

On the other hand, some women saw no problem at all with the pink pencils.

To each their own?

Via: Raw Story
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Tucker Carlson and the crew over on Fox & Friends are aghast that Popeye has lost his traditional pipe and tattoo in the updated movie. Thing is, all we've gotten from Genndy Tartakovsky's take on Popeye is test footage, so it's a little preliminary to assume we've seen anything resembling a final design for the Sailor Man:



But the supposed emasculation of Popeye leads them into looking at the new Thor, and a four-year-old design of Wonder Woman, and how it's obvious that feminism and liberalism are turning superheroes into America hating wimps.

They did get one thing right, Wonder Woman deserved her own movie years ago.

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Poet, Mark Grist, recites his poem that expresses how his attraction to women lies in their level of intelligence and their ability to carry engaging conversation.

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