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France Is Taking a Stand Against Sexism the U.S. Would Never Consider

It costs more to be a woman than a man.<p>It's an infuriating and relatively unnoticed fact: Not only do women earn less than men, all around the world, …

The gender pay gap is a myth

This week the Fawcett Society published an equal pay report. ‘Women currently earn, on average, £2.53 less per hour than men do’ we are told, because …

Feminism

This Is Why Feminism Isn't Called 'Humanism'

If you've ever had to explain why feminism isn't called "humanism" (or if you're a little confused yourself), vlogger Steve Shives is here to sum up the reasons in under five minutes.<p>Shives, a vlogger for YouTube channel The Breakfast Club, uses an LA metro sign that his friend posted to Facebook …

THE SAD STATE OF WOMEN’S PLAY SUBMISSIONS

In trying to choose a title for this blog post, I started out with something like “Why Women Need To Submit,” and realized just how awful that …

Crossword Puzzles

27 Things That Currently Define Rape Culture

By Kelly Hills,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1mW3ZIJ<p>1. Assuming men aren’t raped.<p>2. Assuming male rape isn’t as important as female rape.<p>3. …

Feminism: this is not as good as it gets

"It was like the maddest kind of falling in love." This is how feminist activist and writer Beatrix Campbell began describing the women’s lib movement of the 1970s to a room of intergenerational feminists last Tuesday night.<p>Campbell was part of an impressive line up on a panel to discuss Fifty …

Some Egyptian Men Say New Law To Ban Sexual Harassment Won't Make A Difference Because "Women Like It"

Khaled Kashary keeps one eye on his phone and the other on the steady stream of women passing him near the entrance of the Cairo University campus.<p>His cousin has promised to send him a photo of a woman his parents want him to meet, but Kashary, 23, seems much more interested in those within arm's …

Sexual Harassment

Abortion wars: anger grows on America's new frontline over a woman's 'right to choose'

Women are finding it increasingly hard to obtain abortions in the US - and those who do are accused of “baby murder”. Now they are trying to fight back.<p>As the young woman eases herself gingerly into a car, a disembodied male voice echoes across the car park of the medical clinic in Texas.<p>"Ma'am, …

Abortion In India Is Legal Yet Women Are Still Dying

One day in the summer of 2013, 25-year-old Seteng Horo found herself on a bus to the nearest public hospital, about four hours away from her remote village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. It's not a trip she can afford to take often — buses are infrequent, the journey is long and the cost …