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Making A Stand Aginst FGM: Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
The 6th February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, more commonly known as FGM. This refers to the destructive removal or partial removal of the external female genital organs, with the goal of preserving a woman's virginity and inhibiting her sexual feeling...
06/02/2014
WATCH: Disney Channel welcomes its first same-sex couple on ‘Good Luck Charlie’
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, the first Disney-affiliated same-sex couple! In the next to last episode of the popular Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie, Disney is introducing a family of two mothers raising their preschool-aged daughter...
30/01/2014
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' inspires all-female theatre show
With lyrics like ‘you’re an animal’ and ‘I know you want it’ it’s no surprise people are still riled by Robyn Thicke’s sexist song of the summer. The Blurred Lines video has been viewed more than 257 million times (we can’t think why...
29/01/2014
One girl explains sexual objectification in the best way possible. Now we’re angry.
It's a sickening fact but sexual objectification is everywhere. But it's got so bad that most of us don't even realise when it's happening. It's affecting our relationships, our mental health, well - just about everything...
24/01/2014
She's back! The Evolution of Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is arguably the most famous super heroine of all time. With her badass attitude, her hot and healthy body, not to mention all her cool toys, she is the one character of the comic world that every little girl dreams of being...
19/12/2013
WATCH: How the Media Failed Women in 2013
2013 seems to have been a great year for the representation of women in the media. It has seen the young activist Malala Yousafzai named as Time’s most influential person of the year, Hollywood blockbusters starring strong female leads such as The Hunger Games and Gravity smash box office records...
12/12/2013
Sexist comments? Save it. Here's the best ball-busting comebacks ever
Last week @EverydaySexism asked their Twitter followers to tweet out their best responses to sexist comments and seriously, they're so good we want to give them a medal. We've been fans of EverydaySexism ever since they first started naming and shaming examples of modern day sexism (yeah...
09/12/2013
Jamelia is the face of Avon UK’s ‘Shine Light and Speak Out’ against domestic violence campaign
A shocking one in four women suffer from domestic abuse in the UK, which is a statistic that desperately needs changing. In light of this, beauty brand Avon UK and singer-songwriter Jamelia are uniting for a very exciting campaign called ‘Shine Light and Speak Out’...
03/12/2013
Girls in engineering: New badass advert by GoldieBlox encourages girls to get engineering
Move over Lily Allen, there’s a new feminist video in town. A badass ad campaign by GoldieBlox aims to get more young girls into engineering while taking down a hella load of gender stereotypes on the way...
21/11/2013
Just one dose of HPV vaccination may be enough
A new study has great implications for women around the world, especially those in developing countries. Just one dose of the HPV vaccine Cervarix could be enough to protect women from two strains of human papillomavirus and cervical cancer...
05/11/2013
How sexist are we in 2013? Turns out very...Google suggest shows sexist search terms
You might assume that the idea that women should vote, work, or have rights is, you know, obvious - but think again. If you really want to know how much of a sexist place the world really is; just type a few little words into Google and you can find out...
22/10/2013
Is Downton Abbey's ‘graphic’ rape storyline at all justified?
Ever since late Sunday night, Downton Abbey has hit the headlines. Around 10 million viewers were shocked as living room favourite, Lady’s maid Anna May Bates (Joanne Froggatt), was attacked and raped by a visiting valet...
10/10/2013
The girl effect: Investing in girls for the future
We've all heard of girl power, but what about the girl effect? This is a declaration for the rights of girls which is being presented to the UN secretary-general this Friday, the International Day of The Girl...
10/10/2013
New laws to make revenge porn illegal?
Break ups are hard enough as it is, but they’re especially traumatic if you have an angry ex who is gunning for revenge and isn't afraid to share intimate pictures of you with the rest of the world. Now...
03/10/2013
No More Page 3! The story so far...
Fed up of seeing boobs in newspapers? Us too. Which is why we've been fully supporting the No More Page 3 campaign. Since it launched last summer they've had over 119,000 signatures (including ours) to petition to put an end to this archaic and sexist practice in The Sun...
03/10/2013
Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' banned by universities for undermining women
Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines is definitely an opinion splitter. Whether you think it was the tune of the summer or a slap in the face of feminism one thing's for sure, everyone's been talking about it...
24/09/2013
The top ten funniest feminist videos ever
Feminism doesn’t have to be all straight-faced seriousness. Sometimes it can be more powerful to put a point across by tickling your funny bone rather than by being told off – which is exactly what these brilliant bunch of men and women have set out to do...
12/09/2013
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines parody banned for indecency?! Oh the irony.
We're not gonna lie. We find Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video to be a piece of complete sexist crap - the naked version and the mainstream version. But we're failing to understand how a parody of the video...
02/09/2013
No nipples please - we're Irish: The Irish Sun bins boobs on Page 3 (sort of)!
In a decision that has shocked us all, The Sun in Ireland has chosen to take out the bare boobs on Page 3. After a lot of campaigning from ‘No More Page 3’, thousands of signatures and a overwhelming public and political support in the UK, could this be the beginning of the end for news with boobs...
16/08/2013
Top of the Lake: Intelligent female-fronted television
When you turn on the TV nine times out of ten you’ll be watching a sexy leading lady. That’s of course IF there are any female leading ladies to begin with. But that’s something that Oscar-winning writer and director Jane Campion is looking to address...
14/08/2013
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