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Insane Quotes From Human Barbies That Prove Life Ain't So Fantastic When You Look Like Plastic
So we've had 'Normal' and 'Entrepreneur' Barbie in the news recently, but now it's time for the slightly insane, fairly racist Human Barbies to rear their overly preened heads yet again. This week, 16 year-old Lolita Richi came onto the scene as the youngest human Barbie out there - congratulations...
22/08/2014
10 Badass Cartoon Characters Who'd Be Feminists In Real Life
Spinelli. Lisa Simpson. Jane Lane. Those names will probably ring a bell for '90s girls who grew up with Saturday morning cartoons, but turns out there was a whole lot more to them than just kids entertainment...
05/08/2014
Honour Based Violence: Why You Need To Remember #BritainsLostWomen
Choice: the one word that defines our generation is often the one we take the most for granted. But what happens when that choice is brutally taken away? Karma Nirvana and Cosmopolitan UK have teamed...
30/07/2014
This Video Will Make You Rethink How You See Homelessness For Good
When most people look at that girl on the street, 9 times of out 10 they'll think a life of drugs or bad choices got her there. But just imagine you've been fired, or you're too ill to work, you can't pay your rent and there's no-one there to help you pick up the pieces...
24/07/2014
The End Of FGM And Child Forced Marriage: What Every Woman Needs To Know About The Girl Summit
Sometimes events happen that are so awful they seem more like the plot of a twisted horror story than real life. For millions of girls facing the threat of FGM and forced child marriage, that horror story is their daily reality...
23/07/2014
Hey, Instagram: Stop Fat-Shaming Plus-Size Women!
Last week, 19-year-old Samm Newman posted a picture of herself on the popular photo-sharing app in a bra and undies. Since it's the summer, itty-bitty bikinis, booty shorts and barely-there shirts have taken over Instagram...
16/07/2014
#LikeAGirl: New Viral Ad Busts Gender Stereotypes
Most sanitary pad adverts are totally cringeworthy, with their obnoxiously smiley actors and blue liquid tests. So, Always has taken a different route with their recent viral ad campaign: tackle an issue that young women face when they hit puberty...
01/07/2014
Disney Princesses Used In Powerful Rape Awareness Campaign
The fact that over 40% of sexually assaulted minors have been abused by a family member is not a statistic that sits comfortably with anyone. One artist, who was motivated after hearing her friend's harrowing story, decided to do something about it...
27/06/2014
Artist Tortured Like Lab Animal In A Campaign Against Animal Testing
We love our beauty products but how much do you really think about what goes on behind the scenes? This video serves as a shocking reminder of the horrific tests that happen daily to laboratory animals across the globe...
24/06/2014
Watch What Happens When Strangers Slap Each Other
Most of us have wanted to give someone a casual backhander at some point in our lives. That's just a given. But we're guessing that the majority of people won't have had the satisfaction of actually doing so (even if they deserved it)...
24/06/2014
Unrealistic Much? See What Happens When Photoshop Wrecks Women In Famous Paintings
In some of the most famous paintings in the world, the women appear with realistically beautiful, curvaceous figures. Since most of us are sick and tired of seeing the same general perception of the 'ideal body' as a stick thin figure with no boobs...
03/06/2014
The #YesAllWomen's Manifesto: How The World NEEDS To Change Post-Elliot Rodger
There’s a 141-page manifesto going around that details why women caused a 22-year-old educated and extremely privileged man to kill six people and injure thirteen others. Why something that inflammatory is easily accessible to the public so close to the crime is another question for another day...
27/05/2014
The Emily Letts Effect: Why We Need More Positive Abortion Stories
Emily Letts documented her abortion and nearly broke the Internet. The responses that followed proved that despite abortion being a common, safe, and relatively quick procedure, people are afraid to talk about it or misunderstand it...
19/05/2014
This Woman Has A Message About Body Image And You Need To Listen
If we asked you to describe your body in one word, would it be positive? When Tanya Brumfitt asked 100 women in this video to do the same, almost every single response she got was negative. But instead of everyone getting down about it, this should serve as a wake up call...
16/05/2014
What Is 'The Public Rape Experiment' And Why Is Everyone Hating On It?
Yousef Erakat is a YouTuber who video tapes some hysterical pranks and experiments for his channel, FouseyTUBE. He also uses his craft to raise awareness for some tough issues, like sexism and rape culture...
25/04/2014
13 Of The Most Scandalous Ad Campaigns Of All Time
Perhaps a sign of marketing genius is being able to spark conversation and leave an indelible impression on potential consumers. But is it possible for companies and magazines to push boundaries so far they actually cross the line? We believe so...
11/04/2014
Shocking Sexual Harassment In UK Government
You'd think (or at least hope) that in Westminster of all places, instances of sexual harassment just wouldn't fly. Well not according to a Channel 4 investigation into sexual harassment in Parliament...
11/04/2014
Inside The Mind of The Human Barbie: 5 WTF Moments From Her GQ Interview
In this day and age of shock antics, we've found ourselves desensitized to most of the wacky behaviour of attention seekers. However, Valeria Lukyanova's (a.k.a. The Human Barbie) GQ interview not only caught our eye, it's now burned into our minds...
08/04/2014
How Much Do You Really Care About Poverty? 'F*ck The Poor' Campaign Will Tell You...
It's a hard fact to face up to but although you might care about poverty, how much do you actually do to help those less fortunate than yourself? This video shows what happens when the campaign 'F*ck The Poor' takes to the street...
08/04/2014
'Get Your Arse Out!' What Happens When Women Turn The Tables On Men
It is a sad fact that women are subjected to sexism on a daily basis, and many consider it as a normal part of life. The Guardian decided to investigate what would happen if a woman initiated a sexist situation at the man's expense, and the reactions ranged from annoyance to utter bemusement...
04/04/2014
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