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44 Things That Defied The Curse of 2016
The dust is finally settling on the year that can only be described as a never-ending sh*tshow. 2016 will forever be remembered as the year that killed Bowie (and many more talented greats of our time) and The Great British Bake Off as we know it...
20/12/2016
There's a Super Important Message Hidden Inside This Lavish Instagram Account's Posts
How many times have you pored over someone's Instagram page, enviously wishing you could swap places with them? Maybe a better question is: if you've never done this, do you even know what Insta is? From sun-drenched holidays to faraway lands to monthly city breaks...
06/10/2016
This Powerful Photo Series Shows The Raw Suffering Of Sexual Assault Survivors In Response To Brock Turner's Release
Convicted sex offender Brock Turner was released from prison early this week, after having served just three months of his six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on Stanford University campus in January 2015...
08/09/2016
Watch Amy Schumer Shut Down Creepy-Ass Heckler
There's nothing Amy Schumer does better than tearing down misogynist pigs. So when a guy disrespects her at her own show in Stockholm, she made a spectacle of him the best way possible. If you need to know one thing about Ms Schumer, it's that you should not, under any circumstances, mess with her...
02/09/2016
#Mermaidthighs is The Body-Positive Response to Thigh Gaps We've Been Crying Out for
Thigh gap, smigh gap. Women of the Internet rejoice! Thin thighs are out and thick thighs are in and it's the best Instagram news we've heard all year. Females everywhere have reason to celebrate as we're no longer being judged on how much our thighs don't touch...
23/08/2016
'Does This Uterus Make Me Look Fat?' Why Women Need To Stop Obsessing Over Having A Flat Stomach
Although Instagram can provide hours of entertainment (I, for one, have scrolled more miles with my thumb than I've ran with my feet), mindless scrolling doesn't do your body confidence any good. With round-the-clock access to perfectly-framed and heavily-edited photos...
08/08/2016
Strong Is Sexy: Serena Williams Has An Inspiring Message About Body Shaming
Despite her exceptional sporting success and her incredible physique, Serena Williams is still often criticised for her athletic appearance. We know, go figure! But she's here to tell us that she would never change anything about her bod, cos strong sure is hella sexy when you're number one...
04/08/2016
WATCH: Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Gets A Powerful Feminist Makeover
It's hard to believe that the Spice Girls first appeared on our TV screens twenty years ago, making mischief and pulling tablecloths off tables in their video for Wannabe in 1996. But now in 2016 the tune is making a big comeback...
06/07/2016
Next Time You Compare Yourself To an Instagram Bod, Remember All Is Not As It Seems
​It’s no urban myth most social-media users facilitate various online platforms to promote an edited version of their everyday lives. Not-so-humble brags clutter Instagram and Facebook feeds, with the ultimate goal of inducing as much #lifeenvy as possible...
18/05/2016
What It's Like to Have Sex as a Victim of FGM by a Girl Who Knows All Too Well
The first time Mariya Karimjee had sex she was 22 and the experience was, by all accounts, a disaster. But not in the way that you or I may experience a first-time catastrophe: this wasn't about not knowing what to do or anything else that makes for an embarrassing first time...
11/05/2016
Women Are Sharing Their Earliest Experiences With Sexism Through The #WhenIWas Hashtag
It seems that sexism towards women is almost like some twisted rite of passage these days. Many of us have been experiencing sexism way before we were able to call it out on Twitter, but now women are...
20/04/2016
There's Now A Taxi-sharing Service Hailed As 'The Uber Just For Women'
New ride-sharing service Chariot is set to be the first taxi company that features all-women drivers picking up female-only passengers. Michael Pelletz came up with the idea when working for popular ride-sharing company Uber, but the company is already in hot water before it's even started...
14/04/2016
Women Walk Out Of Church In Protest Against Priest's Support Of Abortion Ban
Women in Poland have been seen walking out of a church during a priest's reading of a letter that supports the plan to tighten up laws on abortion. Meanwhile, women's rights activists take to the streets...
04/04/2016
Prince Harry Makes A Passionate Speech For Women's Rights At The Nepal Girl Summit
Prince Harry has been in Nepal for the past few days visiting people who were displaced from their homes after the massive earthquake that happened in the area nearly a year ago. He spoke to people in shelters and stayed with a local family in the small mountain town of Leorani...
23/03/2016
Calvin Klein Under Fire For 'Sexist' Advertising Campaign
Calvin Klein have come under fire for their latest #mycalvins ad after it had been said that their main New York billboard seemed to perpetuate outdated gender stereotypes, which we're totally bored of RN...
22/03/2016
Caitlin Moran Wrote An Open Letter To The Troubled Young Girls She Meets At Book Signings
Caitlin Moran is an icon to many people, and no more so than young girls. At Letters Live last weekend, Caitlin read aloud an open letter she wrote addressed to these girls that she meets at her book signings, and watch out - it's a total tear jerker...
18/03/2016
WikiHow Taught Me How To Be A Good Feminist
Today is International Women's Day. It's a day to celebrate women, our achievements, and everything we stand for. It's about standing up for feminism. But what is feminism, what makes a feminist and how can I become one? I was about to find out, thanks to my good friend WikiHow...
08/03/2016
10 Black Women Who Have Changed History
This month is Black History Month, and what better way to celebrate than learning more about the women who have helped us get to the position we are at now. In the face of extreme racism and sexism, these 10 beauties showed the world that nothing can hold back women of colour...
25/02/2016
Movie Producer Tweets Awful Script Introductions To Female Leads And It's Got Us Cringing
Film producer Ross Putman gets sent a lot of garbage scripts. So he started a Twitter account to share the one particularly depressing similarity in all these scripts: the role of the women in the movie...
12/02/2016
Ladies, Say Hello To Curvy Barbie
Playing with barbies can get boring when every single one of them looks the same. But, after 56 years, Barbie has now become a real woman - with hella curves! She now has 7 different skin tines and over 20 different eye colours, so now every girl can see a bit of themselves in Barbie...
29/01/2016
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