Watch These Aussie Construction Workers Accost Women...With Compliments!

Watch These Aussie Construction Workers Accost Women…With Compliments!

The marketing team for Snickers Australia (which presumably sells candy bars that are exactly like Snickers except when you throw them they come back to you) decided to make a fun little take on their “You’re not you when you’re hungry” campaign. They had city construction workers yell to women all the sexy, sexy things they want to do to the current state of gender dynamics. See the whole video below: I want to see their boss be like, “Dammit boys, stop empowering women with your supportive words and get back to work!”  If this made your day, give this a share on Facebook! Read more: http://viralnova.com/nice-construction-workers/

15 Responses To The Question: "What Does The Word 'Queer' Mean To You?"

15 Responses To The Question: “What Does The Word ‘Queer’ Mean To You?”

“Queer is what you make it.” View this image › Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed 1. “I knew I was attracted to multiple genders for years but didn’t know how to own it.” “I knew I was attracted to multiple genders for years but didn’t know how to own it. The first time I called myself queer everything fell into place. I embraced my sexuality as disruptive and transformative. Today, queerness is the base of my politics, a lens through which I examine history, and the fuel that fires my writing. To be queer means I wake up every day ready to both love who I am and push myself to grow.” –Audrey White, 23 2. “This sense of otherness is a sentiment I generally identify as a feeling of queerness.” “I don’t typically ‘define’ myself as queer explicitly, although I very much identify with the term. ‘The other’ so thats […]

Student Chooses To Be Called 'His Majesty' To Protest Pronoun Selection Policy

Student Chooses To Be Called ‘His Majesty’ To Protest Pronoun Selection Policy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); Our understanding of gender has changed rapidly over the past few decades. In addition to changing attitudes about masculinity and femininity, our culture has become more accepting of transgender people and people who choose not to identify with any gender at all. Despite adjustments in thinking, language hasn’t caught up, which is why pronouns like the singular “they,” “ze,” and “hir” have come into more common use. iStock googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); Some people are not happy about these changes, including Grant Strobl. When the University of Michigan allowed students to list their preferred pronouns on the roll sheet so professors could refer to students comfortably, Strobl decided to act. He used the new policy to change his pronouns to “His Majesty.” In an interview with Fox News, Strobl said, “When I realized that the university decided to live a fantasy of allowing students to insert […]

Tell your English teacher they can shove it: AP Stylebook settles on its gender-fluid pronoun of choice

Tell your English teacher they can shove it: AP Stylebook settles on its gender-fluid pronoun of choice

Most people will never have a reason to consult the Associated Press Stylebook, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be influenced by it: plenty of reporters follow its guidance, and that filter through to what appears in print and online every day. Though the AP often says it’s just following the direction the language is taking, politics obviously plays a role. In 2013 the AP dropped “illegal immigrant” from its Stylebookand adopted a more nuanced and CAIR-approved definition of “Islamist.” This year, the AP is taking some baby steps toward contemporary sexuality and gender by adding Q to LGBT and allowing the use of “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun to take the place of the binary “he or she.” The AP Stylebook now includes "they" as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun:https://t.co/eAaBzqOgQT pic.twitter.com/lujCCJPjWe — CBS News (@CBSNews) March 28, 2017 AP allows for use of singular 'they'. Bans 'he' as gender […]

Boys 'Don't Cry' And Girls 'Aren't Strong,' But Parents Can Change The Conversation

Boys ‘Don’t Cry’ And Girls ‘Aren’t Strong,’ But Parents Can Change The Conversation

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ad13ad972d’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118133_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_580ad13ad972d’); }); Raising kids comes with a lot of challenges, but one roadblock that many parents don’t expect is dealing with gendered expectations. Before children are even born, people begin to make assumptions on who they will be based on their gender. Girls get pink clothes, boys get blue. Girls like princesses, boys like sports. Girls are emotional, boys are strong. There’s only one problem. These out-of-date ideals are simply not true and are in no way linked to gender. As a result, many parents are fighting back and changing the conversation. Their aim is to raise well-rounded children who become high-functioning adults. They refuse to place their kids in boxes because of what other people prescribe to them when they’re born. One of these moms is Nikkole Paulun, who recently […]

Bad News, Ladies -- You're Spending A Lot More On The Same Stuff That Men Buy

Bad News, Ladies — You’re Spending A Lot More On The Same Stuff That Men Buy

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.defineSlot(‘/37886402/VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’, [728, 90], ‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58097fb5be56d’).addService(googletag.pubads()) googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_MB”, “VN_”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_SC”, “VN_ORGN”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_TS”, “TS_D”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_AT”, “VN_ORGN_PG_D_REV_1.0_ASYNC_DEFAULT”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_CC”, “VN_ORGN_D_UNK_118106_A”); googletag.pubads().setTargeting(“NOVA_PG”, “1”); googletag.enableServices(); googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF_58097fb5be56d’); }); If you’re a woman, you’re probably aware that multiple studies show you’re only paid about 79 percent of what men make. But did you know that you’re also paying a lot more for the same things that men purchase? In fact, according to a 2015 study carried out by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, women’s products cost more than men’s about 42 percent of the time. Here’s how what’s known as the “pink tax” is making you spend more of your hard-earned cash, ladies. 1. Women’s haircuts are much more expensive. Flickr / scott feldstein Read More: 8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World In a 1996 survey of 200 New York City hair salons, 48.5 percent of them were […]