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"When a woman is breastfeeding, she is not trying to offend you with her breasts. She is giving life-sustaining food to her child. Do you really want her to have to do that behind closed doors — especially if those closed doors are the doors of a nasty public bathroom stall?" - +Upworthy 

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"The number one gift a mother can give her daughter is a positive self-image in the face of rampant cultural stereotypes and media sexualization." - +Melissa Wardy 

A special LIVE chat with Melissa Atkins Wardy, on the Friday before Mother's Day, to discuss the important role that mothers play in the education and socialization of girls.

Melissa is the author of "Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, Birth to Tween"  and the owner of Pigtail Pals & Ballcap Buddies, an inspiring apparel shop for kids. www.pigtailpals.com. 

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Added photos to #BeyondtheBinary: Artists Challenging Toxic Masculinity.

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Whether it's on TV, in magazines, or in the ads we walk past daily, we all receive constant messages on how to act “like a man” or “like a lady.” Mainstream media’s understanding of the gender binary can be very limiting, if not hurtful, but some artists and activists are using art and media to challenge society’s narrow view of masculinity.

We'll join the International Museum of Women (IMOW) and an incredible cast of panelists to discuss how they are using art to expand our definition of masculinity.

Use the Q+A function here to ask questions or be sure to tweet us at @IMOWomen and @TheRepProject, and tag your post with, #BeyondtheBinary

To learn more, check out the online gallery, "On Masculinity," curated by our own Jennifer Siebel Newsom: imow.org/curatingchange/siebelnewsom

Panelists:

John Edmonds is a photographer who lives and works in Washington, D.C.  His work explores and examines identity through race, masculinity, sexuality and gender representation.  (@ABOUTFACEBLOG)

Alexa Hassink is a Communications Officer, Program Associate with Promundo, which works internationally to engage men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women

Juliana Britto Schwartz is the Digital Communications and Media Manager at the International Museum of Women. (@JulianaBrittoS)

Imran Siddiquee is the Director of Communications for The Representation Project. (@imransiddiquee) 

We'll also be joined by Dani Fishman, a member of the film team behind "The Mask You Live In." (@danifishman) 

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The official trailer for "Miss Representation," written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

A documentary by +The Representation Project.

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Added photos to Truth in Advertising: Should Photoshop Use Be Regulated?.

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Join us today at 11 am PT (2 pm ET) for this LIVE Hangout! We'll be talking photoshop with Seth Matlins, one of the creators of the new "Truth in Advertising Act" in front of Congress, and two young women who are media activists with SPARK Summit.

Use #TruthInAds  to ask questions of the panel!
A discussion of the "Truth in Advertising Act," a new piece of legislation which aims to put a regulatory framework around photoshopping in advertising. 

With +Seth Matlins, +Imran Siddiquee, teen activists from SPARK Movement and more.

Seth Matlins, along with his wife, is the creator of what has become the Truth In Advertising Act of 2014 (H.R. 4341), which he conceived while founding and running FeelMoreBetter.com. He is also the founder of That Was Then Enterprises, a brand and intellectual property development company. Twitter:@SethMatlins

SPARK Movement trains girls ages 13-22 to be media activists and leaders in the fight against sexualization. SPARK activists successfully lobbied Seventeen magazine to drop Photoshop in 2012.

Imran Siddiquee is the Director of Communications for The Representation Project. Twitter:@imransiddiquee 

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A discussion of the "Truth in Advertising Act," a new piece of legislation which aims to put a regulatory framework around photoshopping in advertising. 

With +Seth Matlins, +Imran Siddiquee, teen activists from SPARK Movement and more.

Seth Matlins, along with his wife, is the creator of what has become the Truth In Advertising Act of 2014 (H.R. 4341), which he conceived while founding and running FeelMoreBetter.com. He is also the founder of That Was Then Enterprises, a brand and intellectual property development company. Twitter:@SethMatlins

SPARK Movement trains girls ages 13-22 to be media activists and leaders in the fight against sexualization. SPARK activists successfully lobbied Seventeen magazine to drop Photoshop in 2012.

Imran Siddiquee is the Director of Communications for The Representation Project. Twitter:@imransiddiquee 

#TruthInAds

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+BuzzFeed celebrated the last day of Women's History Month yesterday with this adorable and inspiring post.

See more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/15-adorable-kids-pose-as-iconic-figures-in-womens-history

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