Alex Kanter

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Kim Kardashian's nude selfies might break the internet, but are they empowering?

Are nude selfies a la Kim Kardashian as "empowering" as the reality star claims? Maybe, but that doesn't mean anyone is paying attention.<p>Naked, in …

Feminism

Women Respond To The First Mean Thing Someone Said About Their Bodies

"I think what hurts the most is when you're young and someone makes fun of the way you look, because you can't control that."

At 12, Ashburn’s Jennifer Yu wins world chess title, first U.S. girl to do so in 27 years

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article misstated the last name of a chess grandmaster. He is Ben Finegold, not Ben Fineman. This version has been corrected.<p>Although Jennifer Yu started playing chess in first grade in California, her parents didn’t pay much attention to her progress. “My …

Macho Stereotypes Are Hurting Guys Too

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “toxic masculinity” — basically, the idea of gender-based pressure for men to act a certain way that can …

Kids Need to See Women on Currency, Here's Why and What You Can Do

How many times a day do you handle or see money? It is a form of media that everyone is exposed to, but the vast majority of people don't think about. And yet, our paper currency is one of the most subtle ways we teach kids to ignore and overlook the absence of women as public figures and people …

Feminism

Indian girl breaks national archery record at the age of 2

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri becomes the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event<p>Dressing yourself. Remembering to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. These are the usual achievements of your average 2-year-old.<p>Step forward Dolly Shivani Cherukuri. Nine days before her third birthday, …

Plight of girls trafficked from Nepal to India

It is estimated that thousands of vulnerable Nepalese women and girls fall victim to human trafficking in India each year.<p>Many of them are forced into prostitution, have their organs removed and sold, or end up as domestic slaves.<p>Volunteers and organisations from both sides of the two countries' …

India

Nepalese women torn between slavery in Lebanon and poverty at home

Many migrant workers suffer terrible conditions in Lebanon, but poverty and lack of opportunity in Nepal drives them back<p>When the 39 Nepalese migrant domestic workers spilled out of the arrivals gate at Kathmandu airport last month, many vowed to return to the country in which they had experienced …

Two Indian sisters 'gang-raped', killed and hanged from a tree

Three men arrested, including two police officers, after teenagers' bodies are discovered in Uttar Pradesh<p>Authorities in northern India have arrested three men, including two police officers, suspected of gang-raping and killing two teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree.<p>The …

Human trafficking: bottom-up solutions

Both the US and Britain are moving to stem sex and labor trafficking. But those involved in the problem say each community must rethink views of the …

Republicans Want to Stop Human Trafficking Victims from Getting Abortions

<i>This is the guy writing our national reproductive health policies: Texas Senator John Coryn wrote language into an anti-human trafficking bill that</i> …

Feminism

Shocking images show horror of child labour at toxic Cambodia rubbish site... and the tourists who visit to photograph them

• <b>Anlong Pi is situated just 18 miles form the popular tourist town of Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat temple</b>• <b><br>Around 200 people work at the toxic landfill</b> …

The company that made the world's most famous dress had a child labor problem in India.

Roman Originals is heavily promoting the now-famous dress on its website.Roman Originals<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free …

Child Labor

Born Slaves: Child Labor in an 'Adultocratic' World

<i>Editor’s note: This article is the latest in a series called Global Voices: Truthdig Women Reporting. The project creates a network of female foreign</i> …

Here's What the Senate's Massive Sex-Trafficking Bill Would Actually Do

The U.S. Senate is expected to pass the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act," which "targets both the buying & selling of trafficked victims," …

Mitch McConnell

Congress: Please Remove Controversial Pieces From Human Trafficking Legislation

The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA) has recently stalled due to a provision which expands the Hyde Amendment -- a rider that restricts federal funding for abortion and other health care services. The JVTA is one of three bills on which I testified last month in a Senate Judiciary …

New Jersey

How one teenage girl is using film to fight child sex trafficking

Rebecca Dharmapalan's parents always called her a rebel without a cause.<p>Growing up in Oakland, California — the birthplace of the Black Panther …