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Last week, the NFL announced its decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice for just 2 games following an incident of domestic violence that was captured on video. 
Social media reacted with horror at this lenient suspension, and there was an outpouring of men using #RayRice to speak out against violence against women. Best of all, most of them channeled their outrage by calling on the NFL to hold their players accountable and take domestic violence more seriously.By speaking up in this way, men everywhere showed how easy it is to #BeThatGuy who makes it clear that this is unacceptable.

Last week, the NFL announced its decision to suspend Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice for just 2 games following an incident of domestic violence that was captured on video. 

Social media reacted with horror at this lenient suspension, and there was an outpouring of men using #RayRice to speak out against violence against women. Best of all, most of them channeled their outrage by calling on the NFL to hold their players accountable and take domestic violence more seriously.

By speaking up in this way, men everywhere showed how easy it is to #BeThatGuy who makes it clear that this is unacceptable.

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Check out this BRILLIANT satirical infographic created by Femifesto (via Bust)
This tongue-in-cheek guide to not getting raped perfectly sums up the *helpful* tips women are constantly bombarded with, many of which are just thinly-veiled victim-blaming. 
Check it out and share it!
-Mihika

Check out this BRILLIANT satirical infographic created by Femifesto (via Bust)

This tongue-in-cheek guide to not getting raped perfectly sums up the *helpful* tips women are constantly bombarded with, many of which are just thinly-veiled victim-blaming. 

Check it out and share it!

-Mihika

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destinyjade00:

This.

Buzzfeed turns the tables on a couple of recent ads in this amusing video. Check it out.

By re-imagining these videos, and replacing the hyper-sexualized female actors with male actors, it’s even more apparent (to those who can’t ALREADY see how absurd these ads are in their original forms) that this kind of advertising is kind of, well, dumb. Not to mention the social repercussions of the continual objectification of women by the media.

The idea that “sex sells” is super outdated- as like this are unoriginal and reveal a serious lack of creativity.

Tweet us @breakthrough and tell us what you think!

-Mihika

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mslopez9:

Today is Malala Day. Lets all honor this incredibly courageous and admirable young woman.She is my inspiration and will always and forever be in my heart.

mslopez9:

Today is Malala Day. Lets all honor this incredibly courageous and admirable young woman.She is my inspiration and will always and forever be in my heart.

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halftheskymovement:

Today is Malala Day, a chance to celebrate and advocate for girls’ education. Malala Fund is working to provide access to education for girls in Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya and Jordan. Show your support by telling everybody what you are #StrongerThan, and learn more at http://www.malala.org/ 

halftheskymovement:

Today is Malala Day, a chance to celebrate and advocate for girls’ education. Malala Fund is working to provide access to education for girls in Nigeria, Pakistan, Kenya and Jordan. Show your support by telling everybody what you are #StrongerThan, and learn more at http://www.malala.org/ 

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usengageun:

Today is Malala Day! Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani blogger who drew global attention after the Taliban shot her in the head for advocating girls’ education, is celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday. Please join us in raising your voice for girls worldwide: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit UNICEF

usengageun:

Today is Malala Day! Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani blogger who drew global attention after the Taliban shot her in the head for advocating girls’ education, is celebrated her 17th birthday yesterday. 

Please join us in raising your voice for girls worldwide: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit UNICEF

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Pretty awesome, don’t you think?!
From Policy Mic:

Enter Adam Nathaniel Peck, a deputy digital editor at the Center for American Progress’s ThinkProgress, who went into a Hobby Lobby store yesterday and used the company’s products to send a very powerful message…

Pretty awesome, don’t you think?!

From Policy Mic:

Enter Adam Nathaniel Peck, a deputy digital editor at the Center for American Progress’s ThinkProgress, who went into a Hobby Lobby store yesterday and used the company’s products to send a very powerful message…

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Hello! I am Brenna Foster, the new Communications Associate at Breakthrough. I am thrilled to join such an exciting team of innovative and diverse people. I’ve worked as a communications professional at several non-profits in the US and across Asia, most recently in Seoul, South Korea, leaving me with a deep appreciation for kimchi and K-pop. I can’t wait to dive into social campaigns with Breakthrough and become a part of this amazing community!

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