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44 Things That Defied The Curse of 2016

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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...

#SilenceHidesViolence: The Campaign Encouraging Victims Of Domestic Violence To Speak Out

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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...

#Mermaidthighs is The Body-Positive Response to Thigh Gaps We've Always Wanted

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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...

Caitlin Moran Wrote An Open Letter To The Troubled Young Girls She Meets At Book Signings

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / 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...

There's Now A Taxi-sharing Service Billed As 'The Uber Just For Women'

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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...

Movie Producer Tweets Awful Script Introductions To Female Leads And It's Got Us Cringing

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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...

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

Home / Women in Focus / Women in Business / 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...

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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...

Breast Cancer Survivors Show Their Scars In Response To The “Insensitive” #ShowYourStrap Campaign

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / 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...

Why Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Is So Important

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Since recovering from an attack that almost claimed her life, 17-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has achieved amazing things with her passionate activism, and was recognised...

Has The Family Guy/Simpsons Rape Joke Gone Too Far?

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Although the eagerly awaited Simpsons and Family Guy crossover hasn’t hit our screens yet, the episode has already caused its fair share of controversy after the sneak peek featured...

Girl Has Surgery To Get A THIRD BOOB To Make Herself 'Unattractive To Men'

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Girl Has Surgery To Get A THIRD BOOB To Make Herself 'Unattractive To Men'

After emailing over 50 different surgeons, a woman has successfully had cosmetic surgery to give herself a third breast. Now there's a sentence we never thought we'd be writing...

Green Eyed With Jealousy & Hating On Life? 15 Signs You're Having A Quarter Life Crisis

Home / Women in Focus / Personal Life / Green Eyed With Jealousy & Hating On Life? 15 Signs You're Having A Quarter Life Crisis

They say the older you get the less you care, but this couldn't be further from the truth. For us, as soon as we hit our 20s and 30s life was anything but a satisfaction. Do you...

This Is What Living With Breast Cancer Really Looks Like

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Most of us will know someone who has had breast cancer, in fact 1 in 4 of us will be diagnosed at some point in our lives. But unless you are close to the woman who's suffering...

5 Things You Need To Know Right Now: Our Best Pins

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Wanna know what made the Sofem hall of fame? From sunshine and cider to vitamin C's amazing benefits last week was yet another week of gorgeous pins. We hope you're in a pinning...

Meet The Model Who Is Changing ALL The Rules: Here's What Beautiful Really Looks Like

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Model Nikia Phoenix is rewriting the rules about what it means to be beautiful. Strong, independent and totally unique, Nikia's stand-out looks have always set her apart from...

22 Everyday Struggles All Neurotic Girls Go Through

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Life as a neurotic person ain't easy but when you look at it from an outside perspective, man is it hilarious. Yes, it we might be obsessive and unstable but as all mildly neurotic...

Get Out Of A Funk! 23 Ways To Have A Happy Monday

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Everyone knows Mondays suck. Period. But don't let stress and weekday drudgery ruin your week! It's time we finally reclaim our happiness and start getting motivated again - are...

Slut shaming: Girls, are we really OK about having sex?

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If we asked if you’ve ever called someone a slut - despite the fact you’d quite like the right to sleep with whoever you like yourself - the chances are that you have. Slut shaming...

Germany: towards gender parity on boards

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After Norway in 2003, Spain in 2007 and France in early 2010, Germany is now calling for legislation which will see more parity on boards of directors. Towards male/female parityF...