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Politics, Working Women

In Light Of Recent UK Supreme Court News, It’s Time To Look At The Gender Equality Pipeline In Law Firms

In Light Of Recent UK Supreme Court News, It’s Time To Look At The Gender Equality Pipeline In Law Firms

2020 has been dominated by US Supreme Court news, with the death of gender equality icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the rush from conservatives to replace her large legacy […]

Politics

These British Laws Spearheaded By Female MPs Reiterate The Importance Of More Women In Parliament

These British Laws Spearheaded By Female MPs Reiterate The Importance Of More Women In Parliament

With only 32 per cent of Member of the House of Commons being women, there is still a heavy imbalance between the genders in this sector. But what women are […]

Feminism

Britain’s Girls School Association Teaching Students A Nuanced View Of Feminism

Britain’s Girls School Association Teaching Students A Nuanced View Of Feminism

The notion that women can “have it all” is not the kind of feminism we should be teaching women, says the Girls School Association in the UK. Gwen Byrom is […]

Entertainment

UK Eliminating Gender Stereotypes In Advertising, Saying They Are Harmful To Society

UK Eliminating Gender Stereotypes In Advertising, Saying They Are Harmful To Society

Many of us are familiar with the saying “sex sells”, and for a long time, that has been true of the advertising industry. Women’s bodies being used as literal objects […]

Working Women

UK Startup Aims To Recruit 1000 Women In Tech By 2020, Placing Focus On Skills Development

UK Startup Aims To Recruit 1000 Women In Tech By 2020, Placing Focus On Skills Development

We’ve talked a lot about the need to improve the visibility and presence of women in the technology industry here in the US. As major tech giants such as Google, […]

Working Women

Reaching For The Skies, UK Woman Becomes One Of The World’s Youngest Commercial Captains

Reaching For The Skies, UK Woman Becomes One Of The World’s Youngest Commercial Captains

At age 26, British woman Kate McWilliams is one of the world’s youngest commercial captain, working for UK-based airline Easyjet. She works out of London’s Gatwick airport, flying to roughly […]

Working Women

This Student Is Campaigning For Feminism To Be Taught In All UK Schools

This Student Is Campaigning For Feminism To Be Taught In All UK Schools

The current emphasis on feminism being amplified by social media and celebrities makes us excited for how the movement is going to be interwoven into the lives of the younger […]

Politics

UK’s Women’s Equality Party Leader: “I Get Up Every Morning Because I Want To Change Things”

UK’s Women’s Equality Party Leader: “I Get Up Every Morning Because I Want To Change Things”

Over the past couple of years, if you have been paying close attention to global politics, you will have notice a small but growing trend: women rising up to be […]

Contributors

What I Think About The Wage Gap After Learning I Was Paid Less Than Male Colleagues

What I Think About The Wage Gap After Learning I Was Paid Less Than Male Colleagues

By Torri Myler The wage gap is always a hot topic. Whether you’re a politician in search for media coverage or a feminist settling for the easiest argument supporting gender […]

Sports

UK Women’s National Soccer Team The Lionesses On Being Role Models For Younger Girls

UK Women’s National Soccer Team The Lionesses On Being Role Models For Younger Girls

By now we’re all familiar with the incredible success of the US Women’s National Soccer Team at the recent Women’s World Cup held this summer in Canada. The US Women […]

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 […]

Causes, Politics

The World’s First ‘Girl Summit’ Tackles Child Marriage & FGM

The World’s First ‘Girl Summit’ Tackles Child Marriage & FGM

The UK is on a roll! The British government teamed up with UNICEF for a first-of-its-kind conference called the Girl Summit, which was aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts […]

Politics

Forced Marriage Made Illegal By Law In The UK

Forced Marriage Made Illegal By Law In The UK

The UK has just brought about a new landmark law regarding forced marriages (note: different to arranged marriages) which will hopefully send a loud and clear message to countries everywhere: […]

Causes

Lush Cosmetics Stage Controversial Animal Rights Protest

Lush Cosmetics Stage Controversial Animal Rights Protest

Protests are a great (yet often dangerous) way to get a point across to someone, or a group of people, and it can also be the very thing that brings […]

Causes

Female Genital Mutilation Campaigns In The UK Achieve Two Major Breakthroughs

Female Genital Mutilation Campaigns In The UK Achieve Two Major Breakthroughs

Recognize this group of girls, or at least the one in the middle behind the stack of boxes? That’s 17 year old UK student Fahma Mohamed who is the face […]