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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...
Katie Glass Was Right. The Mental Health Of Young Men Shouldn't Be Ignored.
The Sunday Times writer Katie Glass spoke out last weekend 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 2015
I’m proud of us, ladies. It’s 2015, 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...
This Woman Documented Her Stay At A Modern Mental Hospital And The Photographs Are Extremely Moving
We all have an image that we associate with mental hospitals but how much do you really know about what really happens to the people living there? Photographer Laura Hospes documented her own personal experiences of life inside one and with her raw...
Elderly Lady Stands Up To Slut-Shamer On Tube And Becomes Our New Favourite Person
If there’s one thing we love more than feisty ladies, it’s when they’re super old. So when a sweary OAP comes to the aid of her fellow female tube passenger who’s been publicly shamed by a stuffy middle-aged guy in a suit, we know we've found our new girl crush...
You're Annoying As Hell But I Still Love You! 30 Things ONLY Sisters Will Understand
There's nothing quite like having a sister. After all, it's like having your very own ready made BFF. The double wardrobe, the (brutally honest) insults and the fights that only last, what, like five minutes? A sisterly bond is unique but it's pretty hard to explain...
10 Simple Steps To CV Success Straight From The Recruiter's Mouth
There comes a time in one’s life where you must reevaluate everything: your taste in music, your taste in men, your fashion sense, your job. Sometimes your dream job may feel as difficult to come by as your dream man, but the perfect job could be one step closer to being yours with a top-notch CV...
Cannes Film Festival Makes Its Most Sexist Move Yet
With the Cannes Film Festival currently underway, many guests of the event are in uproar after word spread that numerous women attending were denied entry into the screening of "Carol" for wearing flats...
The Sexist Hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist Has Totally Backfired & It's Brilliant!
When Conservative radio host Doc Thompson created the hashtag #HowToSpotAFeminist he was unsurprisingly inundated with the stereotypical replies: fat, ugly man haters who refuse to shave their beards...
Outfit Changes? And One Too Many Shots? 30 Stages Girls Go Through Before A Night Out
Dolling up, free flowing spirits and feeling like a superstar? There's a reason why we put more effort into getting ready for a girl's night out than the night out itself. All our tanning horrors and wardrobe dilemmas suddenly become totally worthwhile...
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