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See More As a child of the Internet and confirmed weirdo, imagine my relief when they finally took that last bastion of in-person awkwardness — dating — to my laptop instead. I’ve been using one of the major dating sites, OkCupid, on and off for about five years now. While it has its perks, being a woman on a dating site means immersing yourself in a disgusting cesspool of exposed nerves, unfiltered testosterone, and daily propositions to engage in sex acts so horrifying, I hadn’t even heard of them before, and I’m from the Internet. I got the feeling that a lot of men on that site would message literally any woman who had a profile, but the optimist in me wanted to believe that there was a limit. Maybe there was a woman so awful, so toxic, so irredeemably unlikeable that no one would message her, or if they did, at least they would realize they never, ever wanted to meet her. So I made the OkCupid profile of the Worst Woman on Earth, hoping to prove that there exists an online dating profile so loathsome that no man would message it.

Anne Summers’ call to arms on International Women’s Day: Calling yourself a feminist not enough

Chinese police detain bookseller Gui Chinese police detain bookseller Gui Minhai Chinese agents have seized Swedish citizen and Hong Kong-based bookseller Gui Minhai from a Beijing-bound train, according to his daughter. More videos What is the biggest challenge facing women? Thomson Reuters Foundation Australia’s leading feminist activist Anne Summers has issued a call to arms for women everywhere and she says women need to do more than just call themselves feminists.

Expectations are nothing more than future disappointments.

Pinterest The memory is vivid. I left my amazing job at NBC to move back to Chicago. I started dating my angel, Jaime Holland. I wrote an album with Matthew Johannson. I got to hang with Owen Wilson, and worked with Will Ferrell on an amazing project. Had a conversation about Barack Obama with David Gregory.

Welcome to the Red Pill: The angry men’s rights group that ‘knows what women want’

But even as we speak up for women and applaud the efforts of modern-day feminists, we still have to admit that the feminist movement is no where near perfect. Yes, we can say that there are some things really wrong with feminism right now and still be feminists. Judging from the comments and emails we get, I know a lot of you guys feel the same way. Here are 12 things that are wrong with feminism right now that we all need to keep in mind: I identify as feminist, but I don’t identify as a feminist, i.

I believe in the equality of the sexes and I oppose gender discrimination but I won’t hang the tag of A Feminist on myself because that seems to me to be announcing to the world that I agree with all of what modern feminism says, which I don’t.

As a society, it sadly seems that we are ready to believe anything about women.

ShareThis At a benefit the other night, I saw Andrea Dworkin, the anti-porn activist most famous in the eighties for her conviction that opening the floodgates of pornography would lead men to see real women in sexually debased ways. If we did not limit pornography, she argued—before Internet technology made that prospect a technical impossibility—most men would come to objectify women as they objectified porn stars, and treat them accordingly. In a kind of domino theory, she predicted, rape and other kinds of sexual mayhem would surely follow.

The feminist warrior looked gentle and almost frail. The world she had, Cassandra-like, warned us about so passionately was truly here: So was she right or wrong? Internet porn is everywhere; even “nice” guys are hooked. So where does that leave their girlfriends? The rise of Internet dating has brought a sexual openness not to mention one-night stands to the younger generation not seen since the seventies heyday of Maxwell’s Plum.

But can there be too much of a good thing? By Vanessa Grigoriadis January 13, She was right about the warning, wrong about the outcome.

Welcome to the Red Pill: The angry men’s rights group that ‘knows what women want’

If a key opens a lot of locks, it is a master key. But if one lock is opened by lots of keys, it is a dodgy lock. As he tells it, “girls threw themselves at us for a sip of our vodka, to sit with us, to feel wanted. A table of girls, I went over to the girls on other side of club, and said ‘Hi, can I get a sip of your champagne? Can I join you? And I tried to go to a group of girls and that failed too, as they thought they were superior.

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So what does it all mean? These men’s activists use the term ‘blue pill’ to refer to conventional dating practices. Enter ‘red pill’ theory. This is the belief that what women really want from men is a bit of good old-fashioned subjection. Rather than focussing on the very real issues affecting men today such as mental health stigma, suicide and the under reporting of sexual abuse, the activists focusses on how women ‘should’ behave instead.

Red pill aficionados, who mostly hang out on Reddit boards, really believe that women are wrong when they claim that they want respect and equality. Apparently what we really want is dominance and traditional gender roles. Red pill theory puts women back in the kitchen Credit: Alamy Men on the internet who claim that women are lying about wanting equality are nothing new.

This is a discussion space for women who believe that they are biologically programmed purely to procreate, and see being single in your thirties as an actual tragedy. The forum itself goes further in to explaining how a red pill woman is expected to deport herself. For instance the importance of not being too bright: Men are not sexually attracted to intelligence, and are put off by argumentative know-it-alls.

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Airbrushing Cara is just cruel 06 Jan Yes, apparently all it takes for the internet to believe something is a trend is a few celeb tweets, blog posts and a hashtag. But, behind all of this is something much darker: The thigh gap proves this.

Attention Craving I refuse to believe you feel a genuine outpouring of love for your Facebook friends.

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The forum itself goes further in to explaining how a red pill woman is expected to deport herself.

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Saw a great light show.