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

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

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

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / #Mermaidthighs is The Body-Positive Response to Thigh Gaps We've Always Wanted

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

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Movie Producer Tweets Awful Script Introductions To Female Leads And It's Got Us Cringing

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...

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?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Has The Family Guy/Simpsons Rape Joke Gone Too Far?

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...

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

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Slut shaming: Girls, are we really OK about having sex?

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...

Topless campaign for women's right to bare all

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Go Topless campaign We're all for equality but we had to raise an eyebrow when we heard topless LA 'feminists' revealed all at Venice Beach, as part of their campaign to sunbathe...

Unrealistic Much? See What Happens When Photoshop Wrecks Women In Famous Paintings

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

Watch What Happens When Strangers Slap Each Other

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

The Emily Letts Effect: Why We Need More Positive Abortion Stories

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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...

What Is 'The Public Rape Experiment' And Why Is Everyone Hating On It?

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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...

Fake Rape? Why It's Even More Disturbing Than It Sounds...

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Fake Rape? Why It's Even More Disturbing Than It Sounds...

French Youtuber, Remi Gaillard may have made this video as a joke, but it is causing more outrage than he could have imagined. Women everywhere are furious, while many viewers...

Inside The Mind of The Human Barbie: 5 WTF Moments From Her GQ Interview

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

Is The Secret Diamond Club The World’s Most Sexist Dating Site?

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The dating site for the world’s most eligible, wealthy men and beautiful women is now bringing its sexist new brand of VIP dating to the UK. But do we really want it? At all? Secret...

Why Boobs Equal Poverty And Other Sums That Don’t Make Sense

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We all know that poverty is a big problem that urgently needs fixing. But when you see these facts, you're going to feel a whole new kind of activist anger. Out of the 1.4 billion...

Didn't win an Oscar? Get free vaginal rejuvenation instead

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Didn't win an Oscar? Get free vaginal rejuvenation instead

Didn't win an Oscar? Never mind eh? There's nothing like a vaginal rejuvenation treatment to cheer an actress up when she's down. Yep, somehow the Oscars are reportedly offering...

Pussy Riot Release New Music Video For Anti-Putin Song

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Russian punk band Pussy Riot might have been bloodied with horsewhips by Cossacks in Sochi this week but that hasn't stopped them from releasing a provocative music video to go...

FGM: The Government Finally Fights Back Against Female Genital Mutilation

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / FGM: The Government Finally Fights Back Against Female Genital Mutilation

Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - a harrowing tradition that affects as many as 66,000 women in the UK. After thousands...

She's back! The Evolution of Wonder Woman

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

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' banned by universities for undermining women

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

Paid time off for your period…huh?

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We’ll skip pass the various red paint/wave euphemisms (even though there are ALWAYS new laughs to be had there) and get right to it. Having your period is a pain in the ovaries...

Top of the Lake: Intelligent female-fronted television

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

Lads' Mags ultimatum: Cover up or be taken down

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As of today, one of the UK’s biggest supermarket franchises, The Co-op, has given Lads' Mags a deadline of 6 weeks to cover up or get off their shelves. With David Cameron’s war...

Is Change.org the way for women to be heard

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If you’re not happy about something you change it right? That’s why women in their thousands have been signing their way to equality through the UK’s largest e-petition site change...

Woman Has To Explain To Female Airport Security Guard What A Tampon Is

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As 21st century women with easy access to female sanitary products it's all too easy to forget that, despite that pesky tampon tax, we're actually the lucky ones. This is a idea...

Vegan Bloggers Are Teaching Women How To Stop Their Periods Through Dieting

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We women all know that periods suck. They're uncomfortable, they make us moody and force us to eat a million cupcakes against our will. But they're a natural part of life, so we deal...

We Can't Deny It, 'Thunder Thighs' Is Our Summer Jam

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / We Can't Deny It, 'Thunder Thighs' Is Our Summer Jam

You can stop releasing songs now Justin Bieber, 'cos we've already found our summer jam and it's perfect. New York rapper Miss Eaves has released her new song 'Thunder Thighs'...

This Body-confidence Coach Is Destroying The "Fat Friend" Stereotype

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Body-confidence Coach Is Destroying The "Fat Friend" Stereotype

Michelle Elman is a body confidence coach but for 21 years she refused to wear a bikini in public. See, Michelle has had 15 surgeries over the course of her life - for a brain tumour...

Two Girls Are Banned From Flight For Wearing Leggings

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And today in sexist news that makes no sense: a United Airlines agent stopped two girls from flying because they were wearing leggings. In a series of tweets, one witness describes...

Watch Amy Schumer Shut Down Creepy-Ass Heckler

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Watch Amy Schumer Shut Down Creepy-Ass Heckler

There's nothing Amy Schumer does better than tearing down misogynist pigs. So when a guy disrespects her at her own show in Stockholm, she made a spectacle of him the best way...

What It's Like to Have Sex as a Victim of FGM by a Girl Who Knows All Too Well

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / What It's Like to Have Sex as a Victim of FGM by a Girl Who Knows All Too Well

The first time Mariya Karimjee had sex she was 22 and the experience was, by all accounts, a disaster. But not in the way that you or I may experience a first-time sex catastrophe...

This Husband's Note To His Wife And Her 'Curvy Body' Is What Romance Is Made Of

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Husband's Note To His Wife And Her 'Curvy Body' Is What Romance Is Made Of

Next time you're on the hunt for a new boyfriend, make sure you compare him to Sarah Tripp's husband, Robbie. He took to Instagram this week to praise his wife and her beautiful body...

A London Bar Is Asking For 'Extremely Attractive' Staff Only And Twitter's Not Impressed

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / A London Bar Is Asking For 'Extremely Attractive' Staff Only And Twitter's Not Impressed

A new jazz bar in London advertised for waiting staff to come and work for them, but there was one stipulation to the job: "unfortunately", you had to be extremely attractive...

Women Now Need Permission To Get An Abortion In Arkansas

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Women Now Need Permission To Get An Abortion In Arkansas

Whilst we continue to take steps forward in our fight for equality, there's always something or someone that forces us to take massive strides backwards. Case in point: Arkansas...

Plus-size Model Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After She Was Fat Shamed By A Fat Driver

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Plus-size Model Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After She Was Fat Shamed By A Fat Driver

Body-positive advocate and hugely successful plus-size model Tess Holliday has vowed to boycott popular taxi-driving app Uber after being fat-shamed by a driver who is overweight...

This Fitness Blogger Hasn't Shaved Her Legs In Over A Year And She Might Be Onto Something

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This Fitness Blogger Hasn't Shaved Her Legs In Over A Year And She Might Be Onto Something

While the official end of winter blesses us with longer days, brighter mornings and a spring in our step, it also brings with it the dreaded obligation to banish every bit of...

Why Women Need To Stop Obsessing Over Having A Flat Stomach

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Although Instagram can provide hours of entertainment mindless scrolling doesn't do your body confidence any good. With round-the-clock access to perfectly-framed and heavily-edited...

Ladies, Say Hello To Curvy Barbie

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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 Top-Ranking Star Pupil Received Mysterious Zeros On Her Exam Results And The World Is Pissed

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

9 Transgender Celebrities Taking Down Ignorant Stereotypes

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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...

Elderly Lady Stands Up To Slut-Shamer On Tube And Becomes Our New Favourite Person

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

This Woman Documented Her Stay At A Modern Mental Hospital And The Photos Are Extremely Moving

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

Is Rape Culture Something That's Taught At School?

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High school student Emma, 17, today wrote a letter to her principal stating: “School dress codes perpetuate sexism, rape culture and victim blaming. It’s time we put a stop to that...

This Woman Has A Message About Body Image And You Need To Listen

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

WTF! So Upskirt Photos Are Legal Now??

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / WTF! So Upskirt Photos Are Legal Now??

Peeping Toms are completely gross, and there are laws in place to prevent pervs from snapping photos of naked women in public places. But what about using your camera phone to...

This New Barbie Isn't What You'd Expect. Is She...Normal?

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / This New Barbie Isn't What You'd Expect. Is She...Normal?

Barbie seems to be reinventing herself more often than Madonna circa late eighties/nineties but her latest look isn’t what you’d imagine. In fact, she looks pretty, er…normal...

WATCH: How the Media Failed Women in 2013

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

Sexist comments? Save it. Here's the best ball-busting comebacks ever

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

17 of the Most Amazing Things About Being a Woman

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#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...

7 Things We Want To See Change This IWD #makeithappen

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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...

Single, Young And Paying For Sex? What Men Are Really Up To At The Weekend

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Old perverts and geeky men that lacked the confidence to speak to women USED to be the image I had of men who paid for sex. This new report changes everything. For me, paying...

This Man Tried To Defend Cat Calling And Was Utterly Destroyed

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After the video of a girl walking through NYC for ten hours and receiving an abundance of cat calls and wolf whistles went viral last week, CNN brought in author of Code of Honor...

All The Proof We Ever Needed That Drunk Girls Are Targets For Rape

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / All The Proof We Ever Needed That Drunk Girls Are Targets For Rape

While we agree that a girl hammered in public is not a great look, the way men react to her is an even uglier sight. When Stephen Zhang's social experiment filmed an actress prete...

Emma Watson Has A Message About Feminism Everyone Needs To Hear

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News just in: Emma Watson is officially your new feminist hero. Watson was recently in New York to launch her first campaign as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador,“HeForShe”...

The Naked Truth: Photographer Shows What Real Boobs Look Like Without Photoshop

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Fed up of seeing boobs that look more like perky human cannonballs than actual breasts? You might want to take a look at photographer Laura Dodsworth's new project which shows...