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19 Celebrities Open Up About Dealing With Their Eating Disorders

"This is who I am. And I am proud at any size."<p><b>01. Demi Lovato spoke to BuzzFeed about her issues with body image and her eating disorder recovery:</b><p>"I have come a long way mentally, emotionally, and physically, and I'm proud of where I am today. When I look back, it saddens me to think that I was so …

Mental Health
Social Media

Why gender can't be ignored when dealing with domestic violence

Domestic violence is a violation of human rights with damaging social, economic and health consequences. It is any incident of controlling, coercive, …

This hashtag is highlighting the workplace racism experienced by black women on a daily basis

The racism that black women experience daily in the workplace is a massive problem, and the viral hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork is creating a space for …

Video Games Are Making Teenagers More Sexist, Says New Study

Just what we need.<p>As anyone who has ever played Grand Theft Auto can attest video games have not, in the past, exactly been known as bastions of …

Feminism

Why Men Attack Women's Looks When They Feel Threatened

After Bill O'Reilly taunted Rep. Maxine Waters with racist comments about her hair, writer Marisa Kabas looks at how women continue to face ridicule from men who want to stop them from being heard.<p>In early October of last year, mere weeks before the presidential election, <i>People Magazine</i> reporter …

How Common Is Female-to-Female Sexual Harassment?

When former Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal came up with the concept of “period proof underwear,” the company was applauded for its commitment to empowering …

Employee Engagement

The hidden sexism in workplace language

While we may think we’ve come a long way, sexism remains in the corners of the words and phrases we use at work, says Mark Peters.<p>Neanderthalic behaviour such as calling a woman “honey” or “baby” is as out of fashion as cave paintings. Particularly in the workplace, certain kinds of sexist language …

Stereotypes

Women Share Tales Of Sexism With #NotAnAprilFool Hashtag

From everyday sexism to sexual harassment.<p>While we all did our best to not be caught out by April Fool’s gags on Saturday, the Women’s Equality Party …

Feminism

Don’t Worry, Sexism Is Alive and Well in Restaurant Kitchens

• Munchies asked a bunch of male chefs “Why There Are So Few Females in Professional Kitchens.” Your stance on gender prescriptivism will probably inform how you feel about their answers: “<b>Good female cooks often quit their work because the boyfriend, for example, finds it hard to be in second …

Kitchens

Dominique Crenn’s Perfect Response to a Dumb Sexist Question, and More A.M. Intel

<b>Dominique Crenn doesn’t have time for your sexist nonsense</b><p><b>Dominique Crenn</b>, chef of two-Michelin-starred Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn, is in Australia for the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The chef, who recently made the runners up list, coming in at #83 on the 51-100 …

New York Times

People have been suggesting improvements for Melania Trump's first official First Lady portrait

The White House have just released the official portrait of the First Lady, Melania Trump. The internet not-so-subtly suggested that the photo might …

How Gretchen Carlson Wants Women to Close the Wage Gap

When I got my first job at a TV station in Richmond, Virginia in 1990, I remember being shocked by the amount of money being put on the table. And …

Gretchen Carlson

Cristela Alonzo on Sexual Harassment in the Comedy World

"We have to start calling sexual harassment out because only then can we start to make progress on it."<p>Cristela Alonzo began 2017 with the Women’s March on Washington, which she calls a personal “kumbaya moment." Three days later, Netflix released her comedy special, <i>Lower Classy</i>, in which she gets …

Workplaces Haven’t Gotten Any Safer For Women In The Last 40 Years

Sexual harassment at work is just as pervasive now as it was in 1976<p>The <i>Mad Men</i> era is long over, and women are equals in the workplace, not eye …

Sexual Harassment

David Schwimmer launches anti-sexual harassment campaign

David Schwimmer is standing up for the women in his life by fighting sexual harassment.<p>“I grew up with stories of sexual harassment from my mom,” the …

Sexual Harassment

These short videos — brought to us by David Schwimmer — depict what sexual harassment looks like in real life

Thankfully, awareness about sexual harassment has been spreading lately — and the more people who share their stories, the closer we will come to …

Sexism in start-up investment leaves UK businesses male-dominated

The funding process for start-ups in the UK discriminates against female entrepreneurs, research has revealed.<p>As little as 9pc of the investment that poured into British start-ups in 2016 went to companies with a female founder, according to data from Barclays and the Entrepreneurs Network.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

Women Reveal What Happened To Their Careers After Reporting Sexual Harassment

One in three women experience sexual harassment at work, as reported by a 2015 Cosmopolitan survey.<p>Unfortunately, most of them don't report it.<p>Fear …

Freedom of Information

The Donald Trump handshake snub was painfully familiar

When I saw the footage of Donald Trump failing to shake Angela Merkel's hand, my stomach lurched. Trump actively avoided eye contact with the …

Donald Trump

Emma Watson’s Faux-Feminism in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The new adaptation fails to dispel the misogyny in the outdated story<p>Feminism and women’s rights are often hijacked by Hollywood, corporations, …

Feminism

Girls, 6, 'talk about diets' as shock figures show growing numbers of primary school pupils worry about weight

Almost a quarter of girls aged between eight and 11 already worry about their weight and appearance - a shocking Government survey has …

Mental Health
Hampshire

Camille Paglia: Blocking Campus Speech Is Anti-Democracy and Anti-Feminist

History moves in cycles. The plague of political correctness and assaults on free speech that erupted in the 1980s and were beaten back in the 1990s …

Feminism

Children are leading the way on tackling sexual harassment in schools

Children and young people’s experiences of sexual harassment in British schools has reached a crisis point. When the first parliamentary inquiry …