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Ellie Goulding Gets Real About Sexism In The Music Industry

"It annoys me that guys can easily write about one-night stands, but if a girl writes about one? God, that's terrible, you know?"<p>Ellie Goulding is having quite a year. Not only did the singer release a new album, she also starred in Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" music video, appeared on the cover of …

Müllermilch Labels on Milk Bottles Spark Sexism, Racism Claims

MAINZ, Germany — Provocative labels featuring 1950s-style pin-up models on milk bottles have triggered an online storm, with critics condemning the designs as sexist and racist.<p>The Christmas special edition containers of "Müllermilch" in Germany and Austria feature cartoon women wearing little …

Flavors

Brazilians strip off to expose violence against women

The 200 to 300 protesters from the international SlutWalk movement blocked traffic along Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beachfront avenue in various states of undress.<p>The raunchy tone is a key element of SlutWalk demonstrations, targeting what activists say is the widespread blaming of women for their …

This Is What Happens When A CEO Actually Cares About Equality For Women

Salesforce has spent $3 million adjusting salaries so that women and men are paid equally.<p>The price of gender equality: $3 million.<p>That's how much cloud-based software company Salesforce has so far spent on adjusting the salaries of its workers so that men and women are paid fairly, Chief Executive …

What Being A Young Muslim Woman Is Really Like

Over the past few years, modesty and style have seemingly converged. Longer sleeves, looser silhouettes, and an overall more understated aesthetic …

The LBGT community isn't so happy about BrewDog's new Transgender beer, which the company says is not a gimmick

The founder of outspoken Scottish craft brewery BrewDog says its new "transgender" beer is not a gimmick and is a genuine effort to help the LBGT community.<p>But the beer has provoked some backlash in the LBGT community. A spokesperson for charity Stonewall told the Independent it was "concerned …

Beer

17 Things Only People With Mental Health Issues Know

It’s a flaw in your chemistry, not your character.<p>We've all heard someone use one of those terms to describe another person's behavior, or even said it ourselves. As harmless as the words seem, they carry a lot of weight, especially for people living with a mental health condition — around 1 in 5 …

When we ban begging we take away the First Amendment rights of the poor | Matthew Segal

US income inequality,US constitution and civil liberties,Law,US news<p>It is cruel and unfair to say that governments can regulate words spoken by the poor but not by the wealthy, who can afford TV ads and lobbyists<p>All across America, municipalities have criminalized begging. This is bizarre. It is …

Rights & Freedoms

Goddesses of Food: Changing the Way We Think About Women in the Kitchen

By Olivia Harrison<p>In November of 2013, <i>TIME Magazine</i> released an international cover story called "The Thirteen Gods of Food," which profiled people who have played a meaningful role in "working the magical thinking and eating that reaches our dinner tables." Unfortunately, not a single female chef …

Here's how you can tell your boss you have depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control, around one out of every 20 Americans lives with depression.<p>As a mental health issue, depression is often misunderstood and stigmatized, and it can be especially contentious to deal with in the workplace.<p>Psychologist Dr. Deborah Serani has written two …

Depression

Male engineering student perfectly explains why women aren't equal to men

A letter penned by mechanical engineering student Jared Mauldin has gone viral thanks to its impassioned description of the differences between men and women in the field<p>In STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) university courses, men typically outnumber women by a considerable …

Amber Rose’s SlutWalk Sends a Powerful Message About Female Sexuality: See Pics

People from all walks of life showed up to stand up against slut-shaming.<p>On Saturday, October 3, model and actress Amber Rose hosted her first ever “SlutWalk” in Los Angeles as a way to empower women and fight back against slut-shaming.<p>RELATED: A CELEB'S GUIDE TO OWNING YOUR NEXT 'WALK OF …

The first female Iron Chef: How I overcame sexism in the kitchen

Chef Cat Cora has never been one to follow convention. From braving the infamously anti-female kitchens of Europe’s top chefs, to turning down a job …

Emma Watson Gives the Numbers on Sexism in Hollywood

Actress and women's rights activist Emma Watson has spoken out about her experience with sexism in Hollywood, and provided some startling hard …

Fox Sports' selfie shaming of sorority was casual sexism at its most insidious

When broadcasters spent two minutes roasting a group of sorority sisters for taking selfies at the ballpark, it showed yet again that sports remains a boys’ club<p>The Arizona Diamondbacks entered Wednesday night’s game at Chase Field with a record of 76-81, all but the OED definition of mediocre and …

8 Intimate Portraits That Seriously Blur Gender Lines

At first glance, it's difficult to label model Seth Atwell. And that's the point. Self-identification isn't supposed to fall into one category or …

20 Badass Tattoos Inspired By Health And Wellness

Seriously awesome ink ahead.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Want to save $45,000 in university costs? Live with Mom and Dad

<i>Reprinted by permission of the authors, Kyle Prevost & Justin Bouchard, from More Money For Beer and Textbooks. Copyright©2013 by Young and Thrifty Publications.</i><p>While living in residence might mean having the time of your life, and getting an apartment with a couple of close friends may be the …

A crucial mental health conversation is happening all over Twitter

One woman has motivated an incredibly important social media movement and in doing so has started an essential conversation surrounding mental …

Emma Watson Says Hollywood Sexism Is Right There In The Numbers

Directed by a man: 17 times. Directed by a woman: twice.<p>Actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson has long been vocal about her stance as a feminist and her support for gender equality. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Watson reinforced her views while also talking about the …

The Deadly Consequences When Police Lack Proper Training to Handle Mental Illness Calls

Shirley Marshall Harrison's voice sounds calm on the 911 call, as she told the operator she needed police officers to help get her son to a hospital. …

Meet the computer scientist who just got $625K for his work that helps track down human traffickers

He's building powerful data-processing programs that are open for anyone to use for anything — from tracking down human traffickers to analyzing genes.<p>He's also just been dubbed one of 24 MacArthur Foundation 2015 'genius grant' award winners, announced on September 29. The award comes with …

NASA and Google extend partnership with D-Wave to develop quantum computing powered artificial intelligence

NASA believes quantum computing powered artificial intelligence and machine learning could further space exploration

Apple reveals just how seriously it takes your privacy

Apple has updated its website with new details about about its privacy policy and how it uses customer data.<p>Under the heading “The most personal technology must also be the most private,” the site runs down all of Apple’s core services, and explains how Apple protects user data in each case.<p>Here …

Last Pirate Bay co-founder released from prison

Gottfrid Svartholm, also known as Anakata, released from prison three years after his arrest in Cambodia<p>A co-founder of the Pirate Bay has been released from prison after serving three years for copyright and hacking offences.<p>Gottfrid Svartholm was initially convicted in 2011, when his involvement …

Marion Cotillard says feminism has no place in the film industry

Surprise comments follow Emily Watson’s claim at the San Sebastián film festival that equal pay was not her ‘personal quest’<p>The Oscar-winning actor Marion Cotillard has said there is no place for feminism in Hollywood because the very term itself creates “separation” between the sexes.

Geena Davis on Hollywood Sexism: ‘Nothing Changed’ After ‘Thelma & Louise’

Over the course of this year, an increasing number of actresses have spoken out about their unequal employer, showbiz. Geena Davis is the latest star …