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Egypt girls launch cycling equality campaign

<b>Girls in northern Egypt have launched a bike-riding campaign in protest against widespread intolerance towards female cyclists.</b><p>It's unusual to see women cycling in Egypt, and some of those who do so face harassment from passers-by. But five teenagers in the city of Port Said are trying to change …

Texas Tea Party Lawmaker Pushes for Schools to Out Their Students to Parents

Konni Burton, a Texas Tea Party state senator, has proposed a bill that would lawfully require school employees to out queer students to their …

Malala Yousafzai Wants To Become The Prime Minister Of Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai may only be 19 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than most people aspire to in a lifetime. In addition to being a …

They replaced the lawn with a gorgeous drought-tolerant meadow that doesn’t need mowing

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submitted by readers, a Cheviot Hills lawn is removed and replaced with native grasses such as <i>Carex pansa</i> and <i>Carex tumulicola</i> to create a low-water urban meadow.<p>Inspired by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, a leading proponent of choosing perennials …

Hillary Clinton is an actual feminist: She met Trump’s misogyny head on, without apology

Instead of going cautious and playing it safe, Clinton leaned hard toward feminism in the final debate with Trump<p>Hillary Clinton frequently gets characterized as an overly cautious politician, afraid to go out on a limb and swift to scurry towards some ill-defined "middle" at the first sign of …

Child brides: The Syrian girls pushed into early marriage

<b>Child marriage is on the rise among Syrian refugees. Without the means to provide for their families, parents are arranging matches for children as young as 12.</b><p>Dressed in a bright pink hijab, 16-year-old Rime (not her real name) sits quietly in a classroom as other young girls arrive.<p>They are here …

An upsetting but important study revealed kids can experience body image issues at much younger ages than we thought

We live in a patriarchy that enforces impossible beauty standards. We are surrounded by media images that only praise select kinds of body sizes and …

These Illustrations Capture The Absurd Expectations Women Face

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.<p>Sometimes, the easiest way to get a profound point across is to paint a picture. Daisy Bernard, a London-based fashion illustrator and writer has done just that with a series of illustrations that demonstrate the everyday mixed messages women receive when it …

Are Women Innocent?

I was involved recently, as I often am, in a discussion about misogyny, specifically about sexual violence, which had also, unsurprisingly, turned into a discussion about men, and I was asked the following question: "If women were accused of [perpetuating sexism], wouldn't you be offended?"<p>It's the …

How a 3D clitoris will help teach French schoolchildren about sex

Paul Verlaine celebrated it in his 1889 poem Printemps as a “shining pink button”, but thanks to the sociomedical researcher Odile Fillod, French schoolchildren will now understand that it looks more like a hi-tech boomerang. Yes, the world’s first open-source, anatomically correct, printable 3D …

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Serena Williams Was Body-Shamed on Twitter Because of Her Nipples

Can everyone grow up, please? Thanks.<p>Last Thursday, Serena Williams, the 21-time Grand Slam winner, was playing a match at Wimbledon. Except that her tennis skills were not the topic of conversation.<p>She was sporting a crisp tennis whites by Nike that she showed off of in an Insta pic. She captioned …

Oscar Film Spurs Stronger Law Against Killing Women For ‘Dishonoring’ Family

An 'honor killing' involves a woman being murdered for her marriage choices, premarital sex and more.<p>The 2016 Oscars was a big night for calling out world problems: Chris Rock slammed Hollywood for its lack of diversity, Vice President Biden pushed people to step up on sexual assault, and Leo …

15 photos that show how gender isn't the most important thing about us.

Rhys Harper created this project because he felt like the "media and society in general is starting to discuss trans issues more, and there is more …

Inequality is killing American women

Research reveals women living in the lowest-income areas in the U.S. are twice as likely to suffer maternal death<p>Imagine that each year six U.S. passenger jets crashed, killing all passengers on board. Imagine that every person who died on those planes was a woman who was pregnant or recently gave …

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UN Barbershop conference aims to get men talking about women's rights

The governments of Iceland and Suriname are hosting a high-level conference designed to change the way men and boys think and engage in discussions about gender equality.<p>The two-day Barbershop conference, which begins on Wednesday at the UN in New York, will bring together heads of state, male …

Gender

Parents under investigation for allowing their kids to go outside

Danielle and Alexander Meitiv have two kids, age six and ten. They let them walk home together from the park. Someone saw the kids walking without an …

Reign's Caitlin Stasey Urges Women to 'Reclaim Our Bodies' on Nude Feminist Website

With the new website Herself, <i>Reign</i> star Caitlin Stasey is putting women’s naked truth in the spotlight.<p>Stasey, 24, is among nine women participating …

5 Charts That Show Just How Terrible Women Have It In Hollywood

This just in: Women haven't made any progress in film in 17 years.<p>Did you know that half of the people in the world are women? A new study suggests that Hollywood does not!<p>Looking at the top 250 movies of 2014, a recent study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San …

Parents investigated by CPS for letting their kids walk home alone

Maryland parents are under investigation by Children’s Protective Services (CPS) for allowing their 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son to walk from a local park to their home through a suburban community.<p>Danielle and Alexander Meitiv told the <i>Washington Post</i> that they gave Rafi and Dorva …

Police stand up to violence against women

<b>AUSTRALIA’S police force have stood together in Canberra’s Parliament House to take a stand against violence against women.</b><p>Police Commissioners …

Australia

The dark side of this sunny Caribbean island | Toronto Star

Sabrina’s refugee claim was accepted in 2009 and she eventually shared her story with UQAM’s human rights clinic, which began investigating …

Discrimination is not natural; it is learned: Ending violence against women

Sometimes when I’m in a group of women, I find myself silently ticking us off by sets of three: one, two, three; one, two, three. Statistically, I …

Gender

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …