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Entertainment

Forget Marvel & DC, This Comic Book About India’s Rape Problem Is Elevating Social Conscience

Forget Marvel & DC, This Comic Book About India’s Rape Problem Is Elevating Social Conscience

We’ve all seen the horrific news stories and watched with shock and shame about the unfolding and seemingly increasing rape problem in India. The most recent wave of news attention […]

Entertainment

This Woman Created ‘Native Max’, The 1st Native American Lifestyle & Culture Magazine

This Woman Created ‘Native Max’, The 1st Native American Lifestyle & Culture Magazine

You may have recently heard the news of a group of Indigenous American actors walking off the set of a new Adam Sandler movie called ‘The Ridiculous Six’ in disgust […]

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 […]

Body Image

Kelly Clarkson, Rebel Wilson & The Push Back Against Body-Shaming Culture

Kelly Clarkson, Rebel Wilson & The Push Back Against Body-Shaming Culture

By now you’re probably already familiar with some or all of these stories. Singer Kelly Clarkson being “fat-shamed” by a British woman on twitter. The Canadian meteorologist receiving derogatory viewer […]

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 […]

Celebrities

Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift & The Problem With “Takedown Culture”

Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift & The Problem With “Takedown Culture”

The news of an anonymous hacker breaking into the iCloud accounts of major female celebrities and leaking their private photos from their phone to the public via the internet on […]

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 […]

Politics

Michelle Obama: Leadership Is About Empowering Both Men & Women

Michelle Obama: Leadership Is About Empowering Both Men & Women

Following on from President Obama’s passionate speech at the Young African Leaders Initiative this week about empowering women and getting rid of traditions such as female genital mutilation and child […]

Fashion & Beauty

Lily Cole Says Media’s Definition Of “Beauty” Is Too Narrow

Lily Cole Says Media’s Definition Of “Beauty” Is Too Narrow

Lily Cole just said in an interview with the Guardian what we’ve all been thinking for a long time: that the standards of beauty which exist today are mostly BS! […]