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By Aaron Zeiler, frank Social Media Director

“The world is starving for answers and your words are food for thought.” – Get Lit Players, frank2016

Using media to support women and girls

The Hidden Vulnerabilities of @SoSadToday

The @SoSadToday account came to Twitter in 2012, bringing with it an emotional honesty that has been said to be form of feminist resistance to modern gender roles. The sad girl culture, also exemplified by Tumblr and the music of Lana del Rey, allows women to articulate their thoughts.

The New Yorker

5 Things You Can Do to End Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls in the Media

Women are people. While this may seem self-explanatory, pop culture continues to mass-produce the sexual objectification of women and girls through television, books, ads and more. Fortunately, Safe magazine suggests five things you can do to stop the sexual exploitation of girls. Let’s fix it.


What’s God got to do with it?

Conflict Between Science, Religion Lies in Our Brains

Faith and science require the use of separate parts of the brain: one part processes information through an empathetic network, while the other part uses an analytical network. Scientists say that people suppress their empathetic side when focusing on science, and vice versa. But religious scientists show that you can use both networks for thinking.

Science Daily

Choosing Love or the Mormon Church

In November, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced a new policy that made same-sex marriage and excommunicable offense, an action that shocked many faithful Mormons. While this has increased the struggle for LGBT Mormons, many are trying to find a way to bring their faith and love together. With the help of activist groups like Mormons Building Bridges (an ally group), a cultural change may come to the LDS church.

The Atlantic

So, Netflix binges don’t count?

Less Than 3 Percent of Americans Live a ‘Healthy Lifestyle’

A new study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows that less than 3 percent of Americans are living a “healthy lifestyle,” which includes 150 minutes of exercise a week and not smoking. While Americans are good at some of these qualifications (i.e. not smoking), very few can say they meet all four. What can we do to help people achieve a healthier life?

The Atlantic


Posted on March 25, 2016

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