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Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' inspires all-female theatre show

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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...

Oh great, the gender pay gap just got worse...

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Just when you thought the equal pay gap was getting better along comes the bonuses to slap us in the face. This week the results of a new survey for 2013 showed that the existing...

The rise of the male feminist: Why men are finally embracing the F-word

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Anyone notice the sea level rising? It could be global warming yes, but another reason might be the icy attitudes towards feminism are starting to thaw, and now more than ever...

Making A Stand Aginst FGM: Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

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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...

Thought This Was Going To Be Amazing. And Empowering. Instead I Just Want It To Stop.

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Thought This Was Going To Be Amazing. And Empowering. Instead I Just Want It To Stop.

Feminism is a good thing. Fact. This video is a bad thing. Fact. Watch and learn what happens when BuzzFeed try to take the well-loved listicle and turn it into a video. It just...

Hate Sexism? Why Are You Making These Mistakes?

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Ever commented on what a "pretty little girl" your friend has or have you ever told your boyfriend to just "grow a pair?" Yeah, we're guilty of it too. But there's a good reason...

WATCH: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

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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...

This Is What Barbie Would Look Like If She Was Based On A Real Woman

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Most of us know that looking like a Barbie doll just isn’t going to happen in the real world…unless you’re pumped full of plastic of course. But new photos of what the average...

How to achieve your goals: We take some lessons in ambition from James Cracknell

Home / Women in Focus / Career / How to achieve your goals: We take some lessons in ambition from James Cracknell

James Cracknell certainly isn’t a man to rest on his laurels. The British rowing champion has won two Olympic gold medals – in Athens in 2004 and Sydney in 2000. He’s also rowed...

These Texts Show The Terrifying Reality Of Life As A Domestic Abuse Victim

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One Imgur user's post is going viral for its horrifying and very real portrayal of domestic abuse which she experienced at the hands of her ex-husband. She has now been divorced...

YAS! Science Says Plus Sized Women Are Having A Positive Impact On Our Mental Health

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We all know the scarily thin women on the catwalk and fashion spreads don't resemble women IRL, but that doesn't stop us comparing ourselves to them and feeling hella bad as a result...

Women Walk Out Of Church In Protest Against Priest's Support Of Abortion Ban

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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...

How can you keep the house hygienic?

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How to keep the house hygienic Love it or hate is, cleaning is a fact of life - and no matter how much you loathe rubbering up in those marigolds, we'll bet you'll loathe bacteria...

Women Are Squishing Their Boobs Into Hearts On Social Media For No Apparent Reason

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I'm all for body-positive trends, although I'm yet to be so brave as to publicise my many imperfections on social media, but the latest one doing the rounds is a little more contr...

Tess Holliday Has A Few Things To Say About Robbie Tripp's 'Curvy Wife' Tribute

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Robbie Tripp's Instagram pic dedicated to his 'curvy wife' made the Internet hella mad mostly because of the congratulatory nature of the post, namely the bit where he brings...

The Reason Why Women Are Sharing Photos Of Their Bellies

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On this day, women everywhere are lifting up their tops, baring their bellies, scrawling female-related health conditions across them and sharing their photos on social media...

Picture-proof Toned AF Personal Trainers Have Cellulite, Too

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With all the retouching, photoshopping and Facetuning saturating our social-media feeds, it's easy to take everything we see for face value, including the impossibly flat stomachs...

This Body-positive Blogger Clapped Back To Trolls Who Slammed Her For Gaining Weight In The Best Way

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Body-positive Blogger Clapped Back To Trolls Who Slammed Her For Gaining Weight In The Best Way

Body-transformation photos have become somewhat of a social-media phenomenon in recent times and by now, most of us are tuned into the fact personal trainers who spend their lives...

Mexico City Metro Installed A 'Penis Seat' To Raise Awareness For Victims Of Sexual Assault

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Mexico City have installed a penis seat on one of their trains in order to raise awareness for the huge number of women who are victims of sexual violence in the country's capital...

Meet The Tough Mums Who Are Proving Anything Is Possible

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Battling cancer, losing a spouse and near-death experiences are challenges we pray we never have to overcome. But this group of truly inspirational women have proved anything...