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This map shows you which Indigenous lands you’re living on

This Columbus day, celebrate the person who really discovered America — aka, pretty much everyone except Christopher Columbus. By now, it’s well known that Indigenous people populated America well before Columbus arrived, and he wasn’t even the first European to land here.  So instead of throwing up a dumb Columbus meme on Facebook, use your...CONTINUE READING
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Brett Kavanaugh’s use of the word ’emotional’ exposes a gross double standard

Emotional. This is the word Brett Kavanaugh employed in an op-ed to describe his behaviour during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  In an op-ed entitled “I Am an Independent, Impartial Judge” published in the Wall Street Journal, Kavanaugh characterised his conduct in the hearing as “emotional,” perhaps, “too emotional at times.” He prefaced...CONTINUE READING
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Young people are the loneliest age group but smartphones aren’t to blame

Youth is a period most often associated with great promise, many possibilities, and an overall sense of freedom. But, youth can also be a time in life when many of us feel very lonely.  A new major survey of over 55,000 people conducted by the BBC found that the loneliest among us are not the...CONTINUE READING
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Gender stereotypes are still alive and well in the online dating world, study says

Women, if you think it serves you well to write the first message after matching with a guy, you’re wrong. Men, if you think that financial success is irrelevant in dating, you, too, are mistaken. At least if we are to believe the numbers. Online dating may have practically revolutionised how we date in modern...CONTINUE READING
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People are freaking out that Meghan Markle closed her own damn door

Meghan Markle just blew people‘s damn minds.  In a moment of pure, earth-shattering, uninhibited mayhem, the Duchess of Sussex just closed her own car doorLike the rest of us.  Someone fetch my smelling salts. Anarchy reigned on Tuesday, as the Duchess attended her first solo engagement as a royal, appearing at the Oceania exhibition at...CONTINUE READING
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Americans hate selfies, but can’t stop taking them

Americans have a love-hate relationship with selfies. A new survey from the research company YouGov shows that over 63 percent of Americans say they take selfies. But that doesn’t mean America is all aboard the selfie train.  While most Americans may take selfies, the majority of selfie-takers also associate at least one negative trait like...CONTINUE READING
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Twitch now has four women in its seven-person C-suite

Ok, Twitch! The video game streaming service Twitch announced on Friday three new leadership hires. And with the addition of three new female executives, Twitch’s team of C-level executives has just become majority women.  Now, four out of seven of Twitch’s chief executives are female — which is not something you see every day in...CONTINUE READING
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The world isn’t ready to trust angry women. This book wants to change that.

In the women’s final of the U.S. open, the world came face-to-face with the righteous rage of a woman on live television. What came next, however, proved that society and the media were more irked by Serena Williams’ expression of anger and more interested in discussing her on-court decorum than interrogating the reasons behind the...CONTINUE READING
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OkCupid now has a dedicated space for preferred pronouns

Personal pronouns are important as they play a vital part in acknowledging and respecting people‘s right to identify however they choose.  That’s why it’s a huge step in the right direction that dating app OkCupid now allows users to display their pronouns prominently in a dedicated space on their profiles.  SEE ALSO: If you’re cracking...CONTINUE READING
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How women across the globe are fighting back against revenge porn

Editor’s Note: This piece is part of an ongoing series exploring what it means to be a woman on the internet. Women around the world are harnessing the power of the internet to build a new set of digital ethics based on consent. They include Katelyn Bowden in the U.S., who found out a year ago...CONTINUE READING
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