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Lily Bevan and Sally Phillips Are Creating Fun Female Characters In New Comedy Series 'Talking To Strangers'

Female comedy continues to going from strength to strength but, as Lily Bevan laments, she is tired of playing "The Girlfriend"; atypical, one-dimensional characters created for...

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...

This Woman Live-blogged The Aftermath Of Her Rape

Amber Amour is a 27-year-old woman from New York. Whilst on a trip to Cape Town, South Africa with her 'Stop Rape. Educate' campaign, she was raped in a the shower of a hostel...

'Overweight Haters Ltd' Are Handing Fat-Shaming Cards To Women On The Tube

As if our morning commute wasn't stressful enough, now we have to deal with a bunch of d*cks who think it's their prerogative to print off a load of fat-shaming cards and hand...

Here’s Just 3 Examples Of Why The International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women Is So Important

In 1993, the UN General Assembly Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women was created to take action against the epidemic. But more than 20 years on UNWomen.org...

Why Is Office Bullying Getting Worse And How Can We Stop It?

There’s an office bully in nearly every workplace. They bombard you with passive aggressive emails, leave mounds of work on your desk and try at least once a day to embarrass...

What This Husband Wrote About His Wife's Work As A Trauma Nurse Is Incredible

Bobby Wesson had an incredible response after posting a picture of his wife cuddling their toddler on Facebook along with an explanation about his wife's experiences as a trauma nurse...

5 Reasons We Need To Sign The #Equality4MentalHealth Petition

Danny Boyle, Louis Theroux and Miranda Hart are just three in a long list of public figures who have signed the #Equality4MentalHealth, an open letter calling for physical and...

Emma Watson And Malala Yousafzai Are Changing The Face Of Feminism Together

By speaking about feminism during her He for She campaign at the UN, Emma turned a controversial word into a solidly positive message, and converted many to the cause for equality...

What Does Facebook Tolerate More - Nudity Or Racism? The Answer is Depressing

A topless woman or a racist comment, which would you find more offensive? Well a German photographer wanted to know where Facebook stood on the matter, and the answer is sure...

15 Reasons Tampons Are So Effing Luxurious

Because tampons are a girl's best friend. Not diamonds. Always tampons. Period tax sucks but rather than get eggy about it we thought we'd give those people who don't bleed from...

Research Shows There’s More Women In The Boardroom Than Ever - But We Can’t Stop There

A recent government report has shown that some of the UK’s top companies have hit a “major milestone” by significantly increasing the number of women in their boardrooms. Great, right...

Police Launch New Sexual Consent Campaign Using A Cup Of Tea...

Thames Valley Police have launched a Youtube campaign that uses a cup of tea as an analogy for sexual consent, which is both great and depressing at the same time... This use...

This Guy Rocks A Pink Tutu To Support His Cancer-suffering Wife & It's Brilliant

When Bob Carey's wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, he wanted to find a way to support his wife whilst also making people laugh. For him, The Tutu Project was the perfect...

This Girl Shames Disgusting Online Creeps In The Best Way

How do you deal with a decade of sexist and racial abuse from trolls, fetishists and general sleazebags? You publicly shame them, that's what. High five to the girl with the violin...

Why Crying At Work Isn't A Big Deal From Someone Who Knows

Lena Dunham and Gloria Steinem recently came out as office criers in this week's Lenny Letter, making women all over the world rejoice and sing 'It's my office and I'll cry if...

Baby Loss Awareness Week: Why Losing A Baby Shouldn't Be Taboo

This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week - a week dedicated to breaking the 'taboo' subject of losing a child and helping women to get the support they really need in order to talk...

How The World's So-Called 'Ugliest Woman' Turned Online Hate Into The Most Inspirational Campaign Ever

We’ve all experienced some form of bullying at one point in our lives but imagine being in high school and stumbling across a video on Youtube about yourself. Now imagine that...

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...

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. To promote her upcoming movie Suffragette...

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...

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...

Why It's Time To Stop Ignoring The Mental Health Of Young Men

The Sunday Times writer Katie Glass spoke has spoken out about the masculinity crisis that’s affecting the mental health of young men today. With suicide rates rising, guys are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

International Women's Day: 10 Things That Are Still A Work In Progress For Feminists In 2017

I’m proud of us, ladies. It’s 2017, 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 Emmeline Pankhurst...

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 two minutes flat. If we didn't have a heavy flow and a raging mood swing before...

This Woman Documented Her Stay At A Modern Mental Hospital And The Photos 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...

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 old and wise AF. So when a sweary OAP comes to the aid of her fellow female tube passenger who’s been publicly...

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...

10 Simple Steps To CV Success Straight From The Recruiter's Mouth

There comes a time in one’s life when you must reevaluate everything: your taste in music, your taste in men, your fashion sense, your job. Sometimes your dream job may feel as...

100 Quotes About Embracing Change

Change is scary but it can also lead to wonderful experiences, moments, and people. Whether it's a new job, relationship, or solo move across the country, learn how to embrace...

Inspirational quotes: Wise words from famous women

Women in the lime-light have done a LOT more than look good over the years. These famous women have helped change the way the world looks at women - and said some pretty inspirational...

Mother's Day Gift Guide: 100 Perfect Presents

If you're stuck for ideas on what to buy your mum this Mother's Day then you're in the right place. We've rounded up 100 perfect presents that are sure to make her smile this...

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Change is scary but it can also lead to wonderful experiences, moments, and people. Whether it's a new job, relationship, or solo move across the country, learn how to embrace...

100 Of The Best Quotes To Live Your Life By

It's amazing what the power of a few simple words can do. Starting your day off with an inspiring and enlivening quote can be the difference of going through the motions of any...

Most powerful women: Girls who rule the world

It's the ultimate girl power list.This week, Forbes released their yearly 'World's 100 most Powerful Women' list, which is chocka with strong women who have made it to the top...

Donna Summer | 31 December 1948 – 17 May 2012

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20 Books That Will Make You A Stronger Woman

These are must-read books that will lift you up, make you feel alive, feed your inner feminist, strengthen your connection to other women, and simply prove how goddamn good female...

The Ultimate To Do List: 100 Things You Must Do Before You Die

Make the first move."Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around for a while, you could miss it." Wise words from Ferris Bueller, and ones we should remember each...

Witty women we love : Our top 21 funny women

Any of you heard of a show called Girls? How about Miranda? Hang on, stupid question really because obviously OF COURSE YOU HAVE! Recently funny women seem to have been splitting...

100 Friendship Quotes Every BFF Needs To Hear

Friends. What would we do without them? They are the family we choose and people we make memories that last a lifetime with. The truth is, we'd be lost without them. See our top...

Happiness Quotes: 100 Ways To Think Yourself Happy

Be happy, it drives people crazy.Isn't that what we are all searching for in life? A little bit more happiness? Well, if you're looking to think yourself positive, it's time to...

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...

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...

31 Stages Girls Go Through On Every 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...

Why Your Butt & Your Self-Esteem Need to Meet YouTuber Cassey Ho

Beads of sweat are running down my face as I begin a set of single-leg bridges on the floor or my flat. One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" is playing in the background...

The 19 Things You Should Never Do In Your Thirties

Ladies, it's time to put an end to the adolescent antics, you're all grown up now and fabulous at thirty. Here's how to get the best out of this rockin' decade. 1. Shop At Forever...

A Letter To Mum: 23 Things We Should Thank Our Mothers For

Dear Mum, thank you for putting up with our cruel adolescence, bad attitudes and emotional cascades. You are truly a woman of all and we cannot thank you enough. Girls I'm sure...

10 Inspiring Women You May Not Know But Should Be Obsessed With

We thought we should give a shout out to women that are incredibly inspiring even though you may not recognise their name. Sure we respect the Sheryl Sandberg and Michelle Obamas...

17 of the Most Amazing Things About Being a Woman

#Sorrynotsorry to all you gents out there, but being a female is kick-ass. There's really no debating it. We're mothers, leaders, CEOs, sisters, soldiers, caretakers, daughters...

#GirlfriendGratitude: 11 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Woman

Ladies, it’s International Women’s Day today so what better time to let your man know just how special you are to him? After all, you know guys aren't into all that mushy stuff...

This International Women's Day Support Women With The #TellHer Movement

Today is International Women's Day, which means there's no better day to appreciate the women around you. The theme of this year's International Women's Day is to "make it happen...

7 Things We Want To See Change This IWD #makeithappen

In case you didn't know March 8th is a pretty big deal for women across the globe. It marks International Women's Day and an opportunity to both celebrate the achievements of...

Girl Code: 13 Things Women Need to Stop Doing To Each Other

It’s hard out here for us ladies, we have to deal with our fair share of sh*t. But let’s face it girls, we don’t make it easy for ourselves, at times we can be our own worst enemies...