social justice links: sexism & feminism
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So... I've got pages for my thoughts on racism and sexism, and on each of those pages I had lists of links to articles or videos about those issues. But I finally decided to move those links to a page specifically for links. That saved space on the other pages, as well as giving me a place to include links about issues other than just racism and sexism. However, even that page started getting too long, so I eventually broke it up into a few separate pages for different social justice issues.

Please note, this is mostly just stuff I've seen shared on facebook or learned of elsewhere, starting in May 2014. As such, these links barely scratch the surface of the subjects they address. There is much more research you or I or anyone can do on these subjects, which is beyond the present scope and purpose of this page. (Also note that links I add to this page may include articles, videos, etc., which were made long before I first saw them.) Some of the links I share here will be negative (showing society's problems), others will be positive (showing ways society is changing for the better and/or offering advice on how to help change society and ourselves).

TW/CN: some of the sites linked to from this page will talk about traumatic issues, including rape. Also, some use problematic language, particularly ableist terms to describe bigoted or classist people or attitudes.

(See also the list of GamerGate links on my sexism page.)
Also note that while I've tried to break these links into different categories for ease of reference, there is a LOT of overlap of subject matter, and many articles could easily be included under multiple headings.

abortion / women's health
Abortion: Is it Possible to be both "Pro-life" and "Pro-Choice"? (by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan)
Abortion Clinic Worker Speaks Out About The “Pro-Life” Women Who Become Patients
The Bible Tells Us When A Fetus Becomes A Living Being
Dear Fellow Dudes: shut up about how this is no biggie. (new site)
Donald Trump made a lot of horrifying claims about ‘late-term abortion.’ They aren’t true.
How Debates Over Abortion Later in Pregnancy Hurt the Women Who Need Them
How Federal Funding Works at Planned Parenthood
'I'm an OB/GYN - All Abortions Should Be Legal. No Exceptions.'
Miscarrying at Work: The Physical Toll of Pregnancy Discrimination
'Our hearts hurt': Men impacted by abortion restrictions share their stories 12-23-23
Outlawing Late Abortion Seemed Like Such A Reasonable Idea Until I Needed One Myself
Samantha Bee to anti-choice Georgia GOP state senator: 'Woman, have you lost your f*cking mind?' (w/video)
SciShow: The Hymen Doesn't Tell You Anything About a Person (video)
The things men actually believe about women's bodies is exactly why men shouldn't legislate women's healthcare.
Trying to Get Diagnosed While Female
Up to 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Here’s why many American women can no longer receive the vital care that I needed after mine
Why a Pro-Life World Has a Lot of Dead Women In It
Woman destroys anti-abortion argument by proving men cause 100% of unwanted pregnancies.
A woman who grew up in foster care explains why the 'adoption not abortion' argument doesn't fly.
Women Have Always Had Abortions

anti-feminism / men's rights activism
6 Common Arguments Against Feminism & Every Way You Can Shut Them Down
8 Things Some A$$#ole Says in Every Debate About Sexism
11 Signs You Might Be an MRA
Anti-Suffragette Postcards Posters & Cartoons
The feminist cupcake sale that led to death and rape threats
If I Admit That 'Hating Men' Is a Thing, Will You Stop Turning It Into a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?
Men Explain Lolita To Me
The Men's Rights Avengers (satirical comic)
Nine Frustrating Arguments About The Pay Gap, And How To Debunk Each One
On Misandry Being Real and Not Being Real
The plight of the bitter nerd: Why so many awkward, shy guys end up hating feminism
Rebecca Solnit on the #MeToo Backlash
A Reply to Lauren Southern’s “Why I’m Not a Feminist”
Sartorial Misogyny, Feminist Concern Trolling, and the "Little Things" in Science and Everywhere
Stop encouraging boys to 'say no to feminism'
What They Really Mean When They Say They’re Not a Feminist (comic)
Why the Men's Rights Movement Is Garbage

entitlement / gaslighting / "friend zone"
6 Ways Men Gaslight Their Partners About Household Labor Inequity
7 Lies ‘Nice Guys’ Will Tell You (And Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them)
Boy Threatens Girl With A Gun When She Rejects Him. But She Never Expected This Reaction.
Does Calling Out Sexual Entitlement Demonize Male Sexuality?
Her Name Was Janese Talton-Jackson. And She Was Killed Because She Said “No”
Joss Whedon and the Art-Artist Divide
A man killed a 19-year-old because she ignored his catcalls. This is why we need feminism.
On Microaggressions and Why They Matter
The one basic thing men still don't seem to understand about women
The Rage of the Incels
She Doesn't Owe You Shit
So a woman's idea of being friends is being friends?
This Is What Happens When Women Actually Accept A Compliment From A Man Online
This Tumblr Account Tells You What Happens When Women Reject Men
Women Share The Worst Ways A Guy Has Taken Rejection

feminism /activism (for women and/or men)
4 Reasons Why Penis Size Shaming Is Anti-Feminist
5 Responses to Sexism That Just Make Everything Worse
The 6 (Wrong) Questions Men Love to Ask About Women
23 Ways Feminism Has Made the World a Better Place for Men
35 Practical Steps Men Can Take To Support Feminism
Audi #DriveProgress commercial: "Daughter" (video)
Coming Out as Feminist
The fallacy of shielding boys from books that star girls
Feminism = fighting for equality for women. (comic)
Feminist Frequency
For Good Men To See Nothing
How I Became a Videogame Feminist (video)
How to Raise a Feminist Son
How to Talk to Little Girls
I Don’t Want to Be the Strong Female Lead
If Hermione Were the Main Character in "Harry Potter"
Inspire Her Mind (video)
Laurie Penny on sexism: Of course all men don’t hate women. But all men must know they benefit from sexism
Manfeels Park (satirical comic series)
Men share times when they've stood up to misogynistic behavior.
On The Front Lines In The Fight To End Child Marriage In The U.S.
Picture books that draw the line against pink stereotypes of girls
President Barack Obama Says, "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like"
So You Want to Be a Male Feminist? Here Are 11 Simple Rules to Follow
This movement wants guys to take a stand when women face verbal harassment.
This site is like IMDB but for finding sexual misconduct in Hollywood.
This viral airport 'mansplaining' story shows what male allyship can look like.
Violence against women—it's a men's issue: Jackson Katz at TEDxFiDiWomen (video)
We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston (video)
Why I Stood Up to a Sexual Predator "Pick-Up Artist" and How We Took Him Down
Why I'm A...Feminist *gasp* (video)

male privilege
13 Questions Most Cis Men Will Never Have to Ask Themselves
160+ Examples of Male Privilege in All Areas of Life
The Male Privilege Checklist
Nerds and Male Privilege: Tess Fowler and Comic Harassment
The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About
Women Are Revealing All The Things They'd Enjoy Doing If Men Had A Curfew In Eye-Opening Thread

rape/abuse culture / consent culture
3 Ways My Parents Unintentionally Taught Me That My Consent Didn’t Matter
4 Things We’re Not Saying When We Say ‘Rape Culture’
7 Reasons So Many Guys Don’t Understand Sexual Consent
8 Ways the Legal System Screws Rape Victims
All the ways I’ve not been raped
Between Brock Turner and Brett Kavanaugh, when do girls matter?
Chanel Miller's animated short shows exactly what sexual assault survivors go through (w/video)
Comedian Shares Stories Of All The Times She Didn’t Encounter A Rapist
The comedian who confronted Harvey Weinstein wears the outfit she was assaulted in for 'Times' op-ed
Committing sexual assault is never 'out of character'
A Conversation Between an OB-GYN and Her Trump-Supporting Father About Sexual Assault
#DearDaddy (video)
Dear Dads: This is what rape culture looks like, and you're responsible
Dear dads: Your daughters told me about their assaults. This is why they never told you.
For 1 in 16 US women, their first experience with sexual intercourse was rape, study says
A Gentleman's Guide to Rape Culture
'Grey's Anatomy' Boss Offers Point-by-Point Rebuttal to Brett Ratner's Assault Claim Denials
Grumpy Princess: No Means No (But so do other things too!) (video)
How 'Slut Shaming' Has Been Written Into School Dress Codes Across the Country
I Have Been Raped by Far Nicer Men Than You
I’m a 37-Year-Old Mom & I Spent Seven Days Online as an 11-Year-Old Girl. Here’s What I Learned.
I’m Interested In You. That Doesn’t Mean I’m Trying To Have Sex With You.
It Isn’t Just T.I. — Virginity Testing Is a Worldwide Problem
It's not ideal, but... (comic)
The Kissing Sailor, or "The Selective Blindness of Rape Culture"
Maine Teenager Suspended For ‘Bullying’ After Posting Notes About Rapist At Her School
Man Perfectly Explains Women’s Rage Today Using Brutal Analogy So That All Men Can Finally Understand It
Men Must Make Sure Other Men Believe Women (video)
#MeToo isn’t enough. Now women need to get ugly
On Being a Woman in America While Trying to Avoid Being Assaulted
On Mishearing "Get Consent" as "Don't Have Sex"
One Reason Why False Rape Allegation Statistics Are So High
A PSA About Nude Photos
Rape Culture – Cover Your Eyes
Sexual Consent 101: A Basic Guide to Consent (w/tea video)
This Gay Man Made A Great Point About Why Women Should Dress However They Want
To Men I Love, About Men Who Scare Me
Violence has a long lasting impact.
We Can Teach Kids About Consent Without Bringing Sex Into the Conversation
We Prioritize Boys' Suffering At Girls' Expense
What I Need YOUR Sons to Know About Rape
What If We Treated All Consent Like Society Treats Sexual Consent? (comic)
What's rape anxiety? This woman explained it to her favorite men, and they were shocked.
When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying
When You Can’t Throw All Men Into The Ocean And Start Over, What CAN You Do?
Why Are Judges So Concerned About the Future Potential of Rapists?
Why Conservative Women Are Ok with Harassment
"Why Didn't You Report It At The Time?"
Woman Explains Difference Between Rape And Consent In 5 Tweets To Men Who Still Don’t Get It
Woman Explains Rape In Just 11 Tweets And Everyone Needs To Read This NOW
Women Know Rapists. Men Don't

sexual discrimination / double standards
5 Ways The Gaming Industry Is Way More Sexist Than You Think
25 Things to Know About Sexism & Misogyny in Writing & Publishing
40 Basic Rights Women Did Not Have Until The 1970s
Actual words my coworkers have said to me, a woman in tech
Basic parenting gets fathers a gold star, and other things I learned on paternity leave
The Bewildering and Sexist History of Women’s Pockets
Brave Enough to Be Angry
Comedy Central's The Glass Ceiling game gets way too real. (satirical video)
Every man should see the infuriating reaction to this woman's blog post.
‘F**king Bitch’ And The Everyday Terror Men Feel About Powerful Women
Has Anything Changed for Female Politicians?
He Swapped Email Signatures With a Female Co-Worker, and Learned a Valuable Lesson
How Gender Inequality Sounds to Normal People (satrical video)
How Sexism Affects Women’s Health Every Day
How We Teach Our Kids That Women Are Liars
If the Government Treated Men Like It Treats Women (comic)
I’m Sexist, and So Are You
I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.
Internalized Sexism and Star Wars: My Long-Overdue Apology to Luke Skywalker (w/"The Case Against the Jedi" video)
LEGO Friends (comic)
#LikeAGirl (video)
Losing my religion for equality
A man said Johnny Depp physically abused Amber Heard, so finally she is believed
Mansplaining, Explained (comic)
Men Just Don't Trust Women. And This Is a Problem.
Paul Dini: Superhero cartoon execs don't want largely female audiences
The Politics of Pockets
The Problem with Female Protagonists
Shortpacked! - False Equivalence (comic)
Someone cleverly reversed the roles of women and men throughout history and it's simply a brilliant must-read.
'Star Wars' toymakers were 'specifically directed' to exclude Rey
The Terrible Bargain We Have Regretfully Struck
Tomboys & Tiaras: Why I Don't Want My Daughter to Hate Pink
We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative
What Happened When I Posed As a Man on Twitter
What Kristen Stewart Taught Me About Internalized Misogyny
What We've Forgotten
The Misleading Translation of "Wives, Submit," ...And a Tale of Battle-Ready Women
When Men Are Too Emotional to Have a Rational Argument
When Scientists Say, "Me, Too"
Why the Wage Gap Is Very Real But Shouldn’t Be - Desi Lydic Womansplains (video)
Why These Common 'Nice Guy' Behaviors Are Actually Sexist Microaggressions (comic)
Women Are Sharing Their Horror Stories About Working In Male-Dominated Industries
You Don’t Have to Hate Women to Be Sexist: Everyday Ways You May Be Sexist Without Knowing It

sexual harassment
Adult Wednesday Addams: Wednesday vs Catcallers (video)
America’s catcalling madness: What Michael Che & co. keep on missing
Bystander Tips | Stop Street Harassment
Dear Men: This Is How You Should Be Approaching a Woman on the Street
In creepy Reddit megathread, thousands of women recount the first time they were perved on by a grown man
It’s Important For Men to Understand That They Need To Stop Telling Women to Smile
Last Week Tonight: Online Harassment (video)
Last Week Tonight: Workplace Sexual Harassment (video)
Man Poses as Woman on Online Dating Site; Barely Lasts Two Hours
Marines’ Secret Trove of Nonconsensual Nude Photos Is About Power, Not Sex
#MoreThanMean - Women in Sports 'Face' Harassment (video)
One in Ten Girls is Catcalled Before Her 11th Birthday. Here Are 6 Things Parents Can Do About It
Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream
The problem with men who harass, and the men who enable them, is not a lack of training
PSA: Dear Street Harassers
Robot Hugs: Harassment (comic)
The Rock Test: A Hack for Men Who Don’t Want To Be Accused of Sexual Harassment
"Send Nudes": A New Study Shows How Often Boys Pressure Girls For Explicit Photos
The Sexism of Telling Women to Smile
Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018
That's Harassment (PSA videos)
What I Wish Men Knew About That Creepy Guy At Starbucks
What It’s Like When a Coworker Tells You to Smile
What to Do If You See a Female Coworker Being Harassed
Why Do Men Tell Me to Smile? My Face Is Not Their Concern.
Why the deck is stacked against working-class feminists
Why We Smile at Men Who Sexually Harass Us
Woman's explanation for being 'standoffish to men in public' brings up an important point about unwanted attention.

toxic masculinity / positive masculinity
3 helpful ways to teach boys to become men without the 'man up' nonsense.
Comic Shows Why Boys Develop Sexism From Early Age By Interactions With Adults (comic)
Dad-Shaming Sticker Tells Men They're Being 'Feminized' by Using Changing Tables
Hollywood, It's Time to Retire the 'Loveable Misogynist' Movie Hero
How to Raise a Sweet Son in an Era of Angry Men
The Media Is Lying to You About Men’s Emotions, And It’s Really F*cked Up – Here’s a Healthier View (comic)
Nerd Role Models: Captain America and Non-Toxic Masculinity
Newsbroke: Don't Drink the Toxic Masculinity (video)
Nick Offerman's thoughts on men crying are the perfect antidote to toxic masculinity.
Resistance, Caring, & “Mask”ulinity: The Feminist Message of the Dudes in The Force Awakens
Toxic Masculinity Stew (comic)
“Traditional Masculinity” Isn’t Under Attack Because It Doesn’t Actually Exist
What Do We Mean When We Say “Toxic Masculinity?” (comic)
Whatever happened to the noble art of the manly weep?

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