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Politics

If You Think Feminism Is Pointless, Hear Why The Members Of Pussy Riot Still Fight For It

If You Think Feminism Is Pointless, Hear Why The Members Of Pussy Riot Still Fight For It

For those of us living in our comfortable, Western surroundings, is easy to trample on the feminist agenda thinking it is “outdated” or not needed anymore. There is a dangerous […]

Contributors

A Feminist Perspective On Why More Men Need To Join The Fight For Gender Equality

A Feminist Perspective On Why More Men Need To Join The Fight For Gender Equality

By Isabel Wiliams Here’s why I think gender equality is a men’s issue, just as much as it is a woman’s. Roughly a year ago, an actress known primarily for […]

Family Life, Girl on a Mission

This Mom Created A Line Of Suits For Girls As An Alternative To The Princess Epidemic

This Mom Created A Line Of Suits For Girls As An Alternative To The Princess Epidemic

For years gender norms have dictated what women are and aren’t supposed to wear, as well as men. There used to be a time when a woman wearing long pants […]

Boys We Like

Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Men In Afghanistan, Inspired By He For She, Stand Up For The Women In Their Country

Ever since actress Emma Watson launched the He For She campaign for UN Women in late 2014, it has become he signature initiative to engage men in the fight for […]

Boys We Like, Sports

Valencia CF Are The 1st Sports Club To Become Global UN Women Ambassadors

Valencia CF Are The 1st Sports Club To Become Global UN Women Ambassadors

We did a giggly little girly dance when we heard Bollywood actor and activist Farhan Akhtar was named as the first male ambassador for UN Women as part of their […]

Politics

The Indian Village Celebrating The Girl Child With Eco-Feminism Project

The Indian Village Celebrating The Girl Child With Eco-Feminism Project

If you’ve ever seen the documentary ‘It’s a Girl’ you will be familiar with the phrase “girl child”. In countries like India and China whose populations are in the billions, […]

Politics

Lebanese TV Host Says Shutting Down Sexism On Air Is About Self-Respect, Not Ratings

Lebanese TV Host Says Shutting Down Sexism On Air Is About Self-Respect, Not Ratings

This statement is well on its way to becoming the best meme the internet has ever seen. It perfectly states what equality is about, and why some people have trouble […]

Boys We Like, Sports

Taekwondo Champ Fights Gender Discrimination & Violence On Behalf Of Girls In Tajikistan

Taekwondo Champ Fights Gender Discrimination & Violence On Behalf Of Girls In Tajikistan

We’ve all heard the saying “a real man does not hit a woman”. Well in the case of Tajikstani taekwondo champion, Daler Tyuryaev he teaches women to defend themselves against […]

Causes

2 Art Projects Serve As Important Reminders Of The Need For Gender Equality

2 Art Projects Serve As Important Reminders Of The Need For Gender Equality

Art can often be a vehicle that enables society to think about issues in ways that the media or other industries cannot. When we talk about needing “change”, the biggest […]

Boys We Like, Politics

Turkish Men Wear Skirts In A Solidarity Protest About Violence Against Women

Turkish Men Wear Skirts In A Solidarity Protest About Violence Against Women

When Emma Watson urged men to be part of the gender equality conversation in her ‘Her for She’ campaign launch speech, this is what she was talking about. When President […]

Politics

Gender Equality Becomes A Key Focus Of The 2015 World Economic Forum

Gender Equality Becomes A Key Focus Of The 2015 World Economic Forum

There has been a lot of talk about Emma Watson’s speech on gender equality at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It made a lot of headlines not […]

Causes

Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, The Woman Behind Emma Watson’s Viral ‘He For She’ Speech

Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, The Woman Behind Emma Watson’s Viral ‘He For She’ Speech

2014 was certainly great year for the fight for gender equality, especially in the publicity department. One of the highlights was British actress Emma Watson’s ‘He For She’ campaign speech […]

Family Life

Pearl Power: The Children’s Book Teaching Kids About Gender Equality

Pearl Power: The Children’s Book Teaching Kids About Gender Equality

If self-esteem and gender stereotypes start forming in kids minds as young as 6, then doesn’t it make sense that more media should be directed at empowering our youth? We […]

Politics

Saudi Arabian Singer TamTam Releases Video About Gender Equality

Saudi Arabian Singer TamTam Releases Video About Gender Equality

Saudi Arabia is known for being a country that is oppressive in certain ways toward women. They cannot vote, and they cannot drive. That is just the tip of the […]

Creativity

Artist Creates Comic Explaining How Sexism Affects Women AND Men

Artist Creates Comic Explaining How Sexism Affects Women AND Men

We all know how damaging sexism can be. Unfortunately there are too many attitudes from both men and women in the media which teach us to brush it off and […]