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A Female Body-builder Body-shamed Another Woman In The Gym And People Are Understandably Outraged

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / A Female Body-builder Body-shamed Another Woman In The Gym And People Are Understandably Outraged

If you've ever felt intimated by the so-called 'fit fam' that are a feature in every gym, you can spare a thought for this unfortunate lady who found herself on the receiving...

There's a Super Important Message Hidden Inside This Lavish Instagram Account's Posts

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How many times have you pored over someone's Instagram page, enviously wishing you could swap places with them? Maybe a better question is: if you've never done this, do you even...

WATCH: Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Gets A Powerful Feminist Makeover

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / WATCH: Spice Girls' 'Wannabe' Gets A Powerful Feminist Makeover

It's hard to believe that the Spice Girls first appeared on our TV screens twenty years ago, making mischief and pulling tablecloths off tables in their video for Wannabe in 1996...

Prince Harry Makes A Passionate Speech For Women's Rights At The Nepal Girl Summit

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Prince Harry has been in Nepal for the past few days visiting people who were displaced from their homes after the massive earthquake that happened in the area nearly a year ago...

Calvin Klein Under Fire For 'Sexist' Advertising Campaign

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Calvin Klein have come under fire for their latest #mycalvins ad after it had been said that their main New York billboard seemed to perpetuate outdated gender stereotypes, which...

Women Are Sharing Their Earliest Experiences With Sexism Through The #WhenIWas Hashtag

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Women Are Sharing Their Earliest Experiences With Sexism Through The #WhenIWas Hashtag

It seems that sexism towards women is almost like some twisted rite of passage these days. Many of us have been experiencing sexism way before we were able to call it out on Twitter...

5 Reasons We Need To Sign The #Equality4MentalHealth Petition

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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...

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

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / 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

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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 Fitness Instagram Star Wants You To Stop Being So Self-critical

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It's easy to be critical of yourself when you're just a double tap and scroll away from Instagram perfection. But French blogger Louise Aubery isn't having any of it. In her latest...

Rihanna's Body Transformation In Pictures

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Our girl Riri has gone through a pretty awesome body transformation recently and to be quite honest, we're all here for it. Now, if only all weight gains were treated like this...

Tesco Are Going To Pay Our Tampon Tax So We Don't Have To

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Hooray! It's a good day to have a uterus because Tesco is the first retailer to pay the 5% tampon tax, meaning our sanitary products will finally be cheaper. Ok so they're still...

'Tattoos Don't Define The Person': Nurse's Son Says You Shouldn't Judge Her By Her Ink

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / 'Tattoos Don't Define The Person': Nurse's Son Says You Shouldn't Judge Her By Her Ink

Tattoos in the workplace has been long debated. Is it freedom of expression? Or should they be covered up during your nine-to-five? Jordan Miller argues that a person's body art...

This 26 Year Old With Wrinkles Is Teaching Us To Love Our Bodies

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In today's women-are-the-best news, allow me to introduce you to Sara Geurts - a 26-year-old body-positive advocate who is championing the mantra that "each imperfection you have...

Mum-of-three Proves There's An Ugly Side To Every 'Picture-perfect' Instagram Photo

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Mum-of-three Proves There's An Ugly Side To Every 'Picture-perfect' Instagram Photo

Whether it's a selfie, work pass or group photo, it can be so hard to find the angle in which you look best. The struggle is real, you guys. But once you've got that angle, BAM...

Cards Against Humanity Make Fun Of Pink Tax With Pricey 'For Her' Edition

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Cards Against Humanity Make Fun Of Pink Tax With Pricey 'For Her' Edition

Cards Against Humanity is their name, offensive is their game. And they're back at it with their new version of the game - a pink edition, made just for us ladies. I'll let you...

Good News Gals! Someone Has Finally Created A Beer For Women

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Good News Gals! Someone Has Finally Created A Beer For Women

Oh em gee ladies, isn't it just like, the literal worst when you go to a pub and you don't fancy a prosecco and there's no Aperol spritz and only beer left, but ew! It's beer...

It's About Time! Students In The UK Will Now Be Provided With Free Tampons

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / It's About Time! Students In The UK Will Now Be Provided With Free Tampons

Out of this years' annual National Union of Students conference came some news that made us punch the air with delight and scream "Better late than neverrrr!" Yes, finally, the...

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

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

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

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

Video Shows How Clueless Men Really Are When It Comes To Pads And Tampons

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

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

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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...

Our Top 10 Favourite Feminist Poets

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To celebrate all the female wordsmiths out there, we have put together a list our favourite feminist poets. From poets who wrote about women from female perspectives and explored...

International Day Of The Girl: Stand Up For Girls' Rights

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Did you face issues when you were growing up? In one form or another, we all have. Think about it. Millions of girls worldwide are victims of some form of physical violence, sexual...

This Video Will Make You Rethink How You See Homelessness For Good

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

The End Of FGM And Child Forced Marriage: What Every Woman Needs To Know About The Girl Summit

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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...

Hey, Instagram: Stop Fat-Shaming Plus-Size Women!

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

No More Page 3! The story so far...

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Fed up of seeing boobs in newspapers? Us too. Which is why we've been fully supporting the No More Page 3 campaign. Since it launched last summer they've had over 119,000 signatures...

Artist Tortured Like Lab Animal In A Campaign Against Animal Testing

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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...

#LikeAGirl: New Viral Ad Busts Gender Stereotypes

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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...

Minister For Sports & EQUALITY Says Girls Should Take Up More Feminine Sports. Sigh.

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Minister For Sports & EQUALITY Says Girls Should Take Up More Feminine Sports. Sigh.

Want to get more girls into sport? Health and Equalities Minister, Helen Grant says the answer lies in 'feminine' sports like cheerleading and Zumba. We can't even express how...

Girls in engineering: New badass advert by GoldieBlox encourages girls to get engineering

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / Girls in engineering: New badass advert by GoldieBlox encourages girls to get engineering

Move over Lily Allen, there’s a new feminist video in town. A badass ad campaign by GoldieBlox aims to get more young girls into engineering while taking down a hella load of...

Riot-inducing 'Sluts of Gothenburg' Instagramers forced to pay damages

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In what could be a new victory against cyber-bullying, two teenage girls in Sweden have been jailed and ordered to pay damages to victims of their ‘Slut Shaming’ page that sparked...

MP Caroline Lucas told to cover up during debate on the No More Page Three Campaign

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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas was today ordered to cover up during a debate on media sexism and the No More Page Three Campaign. The MP was called upon by the Chairman to adhere...

Insane Quotes From Human Barbies That Prove Life Ain't So Fantastic When You Look Like Plastic

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

This Female Student is Carrying her Mattress Everywhere Until her Rapist is Expelled

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Emma Sulkowicz says she was raped on her first day of sophomore year at Colombia University. Since then, she has been trying to convince her faculty and college administrators...

Life As A Dominatrix: Meet The Real-Life Christian Grey

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When you think of a dominatrix what do you think of? Black leather catsuits, whips, chains and an old Etonian boy being spanked? Well, actually, that’s not always the case. We...

Is Downton Abbey's ‘graphic’ rape storyline at all justified?

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Ever since late Sunday night, Downton Abbey has hit the headlines. Around 10 million viewers were shocked as living room favourite, Lady’s maid Anna May Bates (Joanne Froggatt)...

Porn Sex vs. Real Sex: Sex Myths Busted

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If you've ever had sex and watched porn then you'll probably be aware there are some BIG differences (how's that for an innuendo?). Thankfully the guys at KB Creative Lab have...

India target "underdressed" shop mannequins in anti-rape effort

Home / Women in Focus / Key debates / India target "underdressed" shop mannequins in anti-rape effort

India’s latest initiative against rape? To ban the display of bikini-clad mannequins in shops in Mumbai. The proposal, which is supported by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation...

Should sex and relationships education be compulsory?

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Today marks the start of a five-day mega campaign by No More Page 3 and Everyday Sexism (and others), to try and make relationships and sex education compulsory learning in schools...

Lose the Lad's Mags campaign

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This weekend in an open letter to The Guardian, 11 of the nation’s top lawyers and infamous Women’s groups Object! and UK Feminista showcased their new campaign, ‘Lose the Lad's Mags’...