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Politics

Female Rap Duo BomBaebs Tackle Rape, Misogyny & The Culture Of Shame In India

Female Rap Duo BomBaebs Tackle Rape, Misogyny & The Culture Of Shame In India

India, a country with 1.2 billion people is considered the largest democracy in the world. The federal elections in early 2014 where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected has been […]

Politics

Meet The Woman Running A Safe House Protecting Girls From FGM In Tanzania

Meet The Woman Running A Safe House Protecting Girls From FGM In Tanzania

One of the most despicable and ugly fights in the battle for women’s rights globally is against female genital mutilation. It is a cultural practice often referred to as female […]

Sports

‘Between Rings’ Docu Shows Boxing Champ Esther Phiri’s Fight Against Cultural Traditions

‘Between Rings’ Docu Shows Boxing Champ Esther Phiri’s Fight Against Cultural Traditions

Boxing champion Esther Phiri is Zambia’s first female boxer who holds a world title and is a symbol of hope for many women in her native country. Hers is a […]

Contributors

How Ingrained Are The Unrealistic Standards Barbie Has Inflicted On Young Girls?

How Ingrained Are The Unrealistic Standards Barbie Has Inflicted On Young Girls?

By Veronica Granja-Sierra As women, I’m sure we can all agree that Barbie was among our first or second most favorite childhood toy growing up. I’m also almost positive that […]

Entertainment

Meet The First British Female Muslim Hip Hop Duo – “Poetic Pilgrimage”

Meet The First British Female Muslim Hip Hop Duo – “Poetic Pilgrimage”

Who says faith and feminism don’t go together? Meet the first all-female hip hop Muslim duo who say they aren’t here to be poster girls for faith, but they are […]

Family Life

Photography Series Breaking Down Stereotypes About Girls In The Middle East

Photography Series Breaking Down Stereotypes About Girls In The Middle East

It’s easy to define the way we view women in the middle east, especially when we see the narrow depictions in the media. We are often reminded of that scene […]

Causes

‘Price Of Honor’ Docu Exposes The Horrific Epidemic Of Honor Killings

‘Price Of Honor’ Docu Exposes The Horrific Epidemic Of Honor Killings

Honor Killings may be a crime that is unfamiliar to most of us in the Western world, but don’t be under any illusion about it not happening close to home. […]

Working Women

Goldieblox Creator Debbie Sterling & Her Campaign For Female Engineers

Goldieblox Creator Debbie Sterling & Her Campaign For Female Engineers

If you are looking for a compelling reason why the number of women in STEM (science, tech, engineering and math) industries needs to increase, GoldieBlox creator Debbie Sterling has it […]

Sports

Muslim Female Boxer Causing Controversy While Inspiring Other Girls

Muslim Female Boxer Causing Controversy While Inspiring Other Girls

This is a story about art imitating life in a truly inspiring way. When you think of boxing you usually think of the greats like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and […]

Fashion & Beauty

Australian Muslim Women Mix Faith Fashion & Feminism In An Exhibition

Australian Muslim Women Mix Faith Fashion & Feminism In An Exhibition

Faith and feminism: sounds a little bit like a juxtaposition right? And what about if you add fashion into that mix? Sure there are countries where Muslim women are under […]

Family Life, Working Women

Goldie Blox Teaches Girls Being A Princess Is Hurting Their Career Choices

Goldie Blox Teaches Girls Being A Princess Is Hurting Their Career Choices

If you haven’t heard about Goldie Blox, here’s a quick catch up. It is a new toy available for girls created by female engineer Debbie Sterling from Stanford University in […]

Boys We Like

The Video Compelling Men To Do More To Prevent Gender Violence

The Video Compelling Men To Do More To Prevent Gender Violence

Meet Jeremy Loveday (through the interwebs, at least.) He is rad and we love his message. He is a writer, poet and performance artist from Victoria, Canada who likes to […]

Body Image

The End Of The Great Barbie Debate: She Is Not Scientifically Real

The End Of The Great Barbie Debate: She Is Not Scientifically Real

It’s been a point of contention ever since the Mattel doll was released upon the world in 1959, created by businesswoman Ruth Handler. The argument being, is this doll realistically […]