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@lynnharris thanking everyone for showing up tonight! We’re really blown away! Enjoy, guys! (at Gotham Comedy Club)

@lynnharris thanking everyone for showing up tonight! We’re really blown away! Enjoy, guys! (at Gotham Comedy Club)

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T-2 hours till Dudes Against Violence Against Women! See you guys soon!  (at Gotham Comedy Club)

T-2 hours till Dudes Against Violence Against Women! See you guys soon! (at Gotham Comedy Club)

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We’re prepping for tonight’s #comedyshow!! Dudes Against Violence Against at Gotham Comedy Club in #NYC! See you there! (at Fifth Avenue)

We’re prepping for tonight’s #comedyshow!! Dudes Against Violence Against at Gotham Comedy Club in #NYC! See you there! (at Fifth Avenue)

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we’re so excited we can’t even hold the camera steady! fun meeting at the flipsicle office, talking empathy, action, and tech. so many ideas!

we’re so excited we can’t even hold the camera steady! fun meeting at the flipsicle office, talking empathy, action, and tech. so many ideas!

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beautiful Repeal Hyde Art Project

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WHO:  Comedians seen on Saturday Night Live, HBO, Comedy Central, and more, including Todd Barry, Dean Obeidallah, Wali Collins, Dean Edwards, Rob Paravonian, Ted Alexandro, Ritch Duncan, Adam Wade, Pete Dominick

WHAT:  An evening of comedy presented by Dean Obeidallah and Breakthrough, a global human rights organization working to make violence and discrimination against women unacceptable.

WHEN:  Aug 26th, 2014. Doors open at 6:30pm

WHERE:  Gotham Comedy Club, NYC

WHY:  We’re not just raising money. Or even “awareness”! We’re raising the VISIBILITY of the MAJORITY of dudes who are willing to take action to make violence and discrimination against women unacceptable. We’re raising our voices together, and we’re raising a GLASS (specifically, two drinks, minimum) to a future in which everyone is equal, and all jokes are funny. All proceeds will help build the Breakthrough Generation: the generation that will make violence against women unacceptable.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW: http://gothamcomedyclub.com/event.cfm?id=332348

Can’t make it? Invite your friends in/around NYC to the FB Event!

Follow Breakthrough on Twitter

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"Image Credit: Carol Rossetti

When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. 

Thousands of shares throughout the world later, the appeal of Rosetti’s work is clear. Much like the street art phenomenon Stop Telling Women To Smile, Rossetti’s empowering images are the kind you want to post on every street corner, as both a reminder and affirmation of women’s bodily autonomy. 

"It has always bothered me, the world’s attempts to control women’s bodies, behavior and identities," Rossetti told Mic via email. "It’s a kind of oppression so deeply entangled in our culture that most people don’t even see it’s there, and how cruel it can be."

Rossetti’s illustrations touch upon an impressive range of intersectional topics, including LGBTQ identity, body image, ageism, racism, sexism and ableism. Some characters are based on the experiences of friends or her own life, while others draw inspiration from the stories many women have shared across the Internet. 

"I see those situations I portray every day," she wrote. "I lived some of them myself."

Despite quickly garnering thousands of enthusiastic comments and shares on Facebook, the project started as something personal — so personal, in fact, that Rossetti is still figuring out what to call it. For now, the images reside in albums simply titled “WOMEN in english!" or "Mujeres en español!" which is fitting: Rossetti’s illustrations encompass a vast set of experiences that together create a powerful picture of both women’s identity and oppression.

One of the most interesting aspects of the project is the way it has struck such a global chord. Rossetti originally wrote the text of the illustrations in Portuguese, and then worked with an Australian woman to translate them to English. A group of Israeli feminists also took it upon themselves to create versions of the illustrations in Hebrew. Now, more people have reached out to Rossetti through Facebook and offered to translate her work into even more languages. Next on the docket? Spanish, Russian, German and Lithuanian.

It’s an inspiring show of global solidarity, but the message of Rossetti’s art is clear in any language. Above all, her images celebrate being true to oneself, respecting others and questioning what society tells us is acceptable or beautiful.

"I can’t change the world by myself," Rossetti said. "But I’d love to know that my work made people review their privileges and be more open to understanding and respecting one another."

From the site: All images courtesy Carol Rossetti and used with permission. You can find more illustrations, as well as more languages, on her Facebook page.

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We’re at the Foundation for a Just Society for a Brain Trust for an exciting upcoming project! 

Stay tuned!

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devoureth:

A most excellent lesson in self-defense à la Agent Gracie Hart.

Friendly reminder that Miss Congeniality featured a practical self-defense lesson in the middle of a Hollywood movie while also dealing with with issues of sexual assault and victim blaming, dismantling the myth that all feminists need to look and act a certain way, featuring women of color in the pageant without it being any kind of issue, and bringing in an awesome female villain because women can be any kind of character thank you very much.

Rock on, Gracie Lou.

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Check out this AWESOME article by Breakthrough's Phoebe Schreiner and College Football Hall of Famer (+ Feminist!) Don McPherson! 
#YesAllMen Must Challenge NFL Response to Ray Rice

Check out this AWESOME article by Breakthrough's Phoebe Schreiner and College Football Hall of Famer (+ Feminist!) Don McPherson

#YesAllMen Must Challenge NFL Response to Ray Rice

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