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Test tubes and makeup rules

A Modern Feminist?

We have been taught to think, from a very young age, that an intelligent person, a scientist, looks a certain way, which often isn’t very feminine.
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Down with the binary

Thinking Outside the Binary

I don’t want to carry on the tradition of the gender binary. I want to analyze it, question it and reject it altogether, all the while encouraging others to do the same.
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Pain is beauty

Thinking Outside the Binary

Maybe if I stopped all attempts at femininity, my appearance would no longer be in focus. I could blend in the background, a vague outline of a person.
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Make some noise

Sex on Tuesday

Aside from the role that it can play in perpetuating rape culture, hypermasculinity helps explain why a lot of men may feel reluctant to vocally express pleasure during sex.
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