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WHY I'M A...FEMINIST *gasp*

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...this isn't even a quarter of my list ʘ‿ʘ

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FURTHER READING/SOURCES

Hollywood's Race & Gender-Based Casting
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/bccj/Casting_study.pdf

Women of Color in the Movies
http://www.policymic.com/articles/84899/hollywood-s-problem-with-women-of-color-is-even-worse-than-you-realize

State policy trends of 2013 (abortion restrictions)
http://www.guttmacher.org/media/inthenews/2013/04/11/

Does Congress Look Like America? (no)
http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/04/24/does-congress-look-america-infographic

Gender Gap in the 2012 Election Coverage
http://www.4thestate.net/female-voices-in-media-infographic/#

The Status of Women in the Media 2013 - Report
http://wmc.3cdn.net/51113ed5df3e0d0b79_zzzm6go0b.pdf

Studio Responsibility Index (LGBT Characters in the Media)
http://www.glaad.org/blog/first-annual-studio-responsibility-index-finds-lack-substantial-lgbt-characters-mainstream

The Wage Gap, By Gender and Race
http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0882775.html

Women and Money
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/10/01/women-money-the-pay-gap/

Women in the Boardroom World Map - Hiring Trends
http://www.grant-thornton.co.uk/en/Thinking/women_in_the_boardroom_world_map_infographic/

Women in STEM Fields
http://www.forbes.com/sites/work-in-progress/2012/06/20/stem-fields-and-the-gender-gap-where-are-the-women/

Rape Culture in Brazil
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-26820786

Child Brides in Yemen
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/oct/01/story-yemen-child-bride

SUMMARY
Especially on the internet, the idea that we still need feminism is hotly contested. In this episode of Sex+, Laci goes through a list of 60 reasons why she thinks feminism is still important and relevant in 2013. She closes by asking the audience to discuss whether or not they identify as a feminist.
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