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Research Shows There’s More Women In The Boardroom Than Ever - But We Can’t Stop There
A recent government report has shown that some of the UK’s top companies have hit a “major milestone” by significantly increasing the number of women in their boardrooms. Great, right? Fantastic, even...
Police Launch New Sexual Consent Campaign Using A Cup Of Tea...
Thames Valley Police have launched a Youtube campaign that uses a cup of tea as an analogy for sexual consent, which is both great and depressing at the same time...
This Guy Rocks A Pink Tutu To Support His Wife Suffering From Cancer & It's Brilliant
When Bob Carey's wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, he wanted to find a way to support his wife whilst also making people laugh. For him, The Tutu Project was the perfect way to do this. Since then, they've launched the #Dare2tutu hashtag to spread awareness and raise money...
This Girl Shames Disgusting Online Creeps In The Best Way
How do you deal with a decade of sexist and racial abuse from trolls, fetishists and general sleazebags? You publicly shame them, that's what. High five to the girl with the violin.
Why Crying At Work Isn't A Big Deal From Someone Who Knows
Lena Dunham and Gloria Steinem recently came out as office criers in this week's Lenny Letter, making women all over the world rejoice and sing "It's my office and I'll cry if I want to". (Or is that just us...
Baby Loss Awareness Week: Why Losing A Baby Shouldn't Be Taboo
This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week - a week dedicated to breaking the 'taboo' subject of losing a child and helping women to get the support they really need in order to talk about their experiences with miscarriage, rather than suffering in silence...
How The World's So-Called 'Ugliest Woman' Turned Online Hate Into The Most Inspirational Campaign Ever
We’ve all experienced some form of bullying at one point in our lives but imagine being in high school and stumbling across a video on Youtube about yourself. Now imagine that the video was entitled “THE UGLIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD...
This Victoria's Secret Photoshop Fail Might Be The Worst Yet
It's not the first and it probably won't be the last time the Victoria's Secrets photoshop team screws up. The brand is known for its liberal use of airbrushing but this time they've really overdone it...
Meryl Streep And Co-stars Face Backlash Over Suffragette T-Shirts
‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’ T-shirt used to promote Meryl Streep's new movie gets attention on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.
Breast Cancer Survivors Show Their Scars In Response To The “Insensitive” #ShowYourStrap Campaign
Marks & Spencer have launched the campaign, #ShowYourStrap which encourages women to post selfies showing their bra straps and although it has good intentions, many survivors are left unimpressed.
People Are Tearing Down Gender Stereotypes With The #MasculinitySoFragile Hashtag
The #MasculinitySoFragile hashtag is trending on Twitter, and it's brilliant. The hashtag highlights the downsides and pitfalls of toxic masculinity, and aims to prove that expressing emotions and feelings doesn't make you less of a man...
Why It's Time For The Mental Health Of Young Men To Stop Being Ignored
The Sunday Times writer Katie Glass spoke out recently about the masculinity crisis that’s affecting the mental health of young men today. With suicide rates rising, guys are finding it harder to find ways to speak out and ask for help...
Actress Jessica Biel Launches Sex-Ed Video Series To Educate Women About Their Bodies
Quick question: how well do you know the female anatomy? Could you tell the difference between labium majus and the labium minus? It seems many women don't actually know their bodies that well, and actress Jessica Biel is about to change that...
Black Dot Campaign Gives New Hope For Victims Of Domestic Abuse
This campaign made by an unknown survivor of domestic abuse has raised awareness on the subject of emotional, physical and sexual violence by drawing a small black dot on the palm of your hand, allowing victims to ask for help without actually having to utter a word...
9 Transgender Celebrities Taking Down Ignorant Stereotypes
In 2015, the conversation when it comes to transgender issues is getting louder and harder to ignore. And thank f*ck for that! But whilst it is finally an LGBT issue that's being addressed, we shouldn’t get complacent - it continues to be a fragile subject...
Video Shows How Clueless Men Really Are When It Comes To Pads And Tampons
In a video that is both hilarious and a little depressing, we watch four men attempt to explain the form and function of various feminine hygiene products. We're talking tampons and maxi pads.
#SilenceHidesViolence: The Campaign Encouraging Victims Of Domestic Violence To Speak Out
According to National Office of Statistics 4.6 million women in England and Wales have experienced domestic abuse. But with statistics like that, the global conversation on domestic violence is, for the main part, still on mute...
This Top-Ranking Star Pupil Received Mysterious Zeros On Her Exam Results And The World Is Pissed
School exams are never easy. But at least when we fail we normally know it’s because we haven’t studied enough. But what if you found out that all your hard work had been squandered by a corrupt education board? Egyptian star student Mariam Malak experienced just that...
10 Things That Are Still A Work In Progress For Feminists In 2016
I’m proud of us, ladies. It’s 2016, and we have come so far in our fight for equality. We’ve done a great job in our roles as feminist goddesses, and I reckon Emily Pankhurst would be pretty impressed...
This Period-Shaming Ad Is Everything That's Wrong With The World
Congrats guys! You've managed to body-shame and period-shame 50% of the world's population in under 2 minutes flat. If we didn't have a heavy flow and a raging mood swing before, this advert ought to do it...
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