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Gabby Douglas Gets One More Gold, For Winning Facebook Fans

They've been called the first "Social Games" — and the London Summer Olympics have delivered on that promise, making social stars out of athletes like gymnast Gabby Douglas, who saw her Facebook fanbase grow by nearly 4,000 percent during the games.<p>Gymnasts Marcel Nguyen and Jordyn Wieber were also …

Olympics "In the Spotlight" notch

WIMBLEDON, England – Serena Williams loves Gabby Douglas. Or as she says, "I'm obsessed with Gabby Douglas."<p>The tennis star said she had "chill bumps" when she watched Douglas become the first African-American woman to win the all-around Olympic gymnastics gold Thursday.<p>Williams also has followed …

In a world that considers all women physically flawed, we need less angst and more anger

Debate over the online abuse directed at model Robyn Lawley redirects attention from issues that really shape women's lives<p>To call it "the politics of appearance" suggests a seriousness that this kind of talk really does not deserve. These debates damagingly redirect attention from the issues that …

'Beauty quotient' still a limiting factor for professional women

Do women suffer from a double standard in the workplace in relation to how they look? Have we gotten past the subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) shade of sexism in hiring and promotion – disproportionately affecting women – that I identified in 1991 as "the professional beauty quotient"?<p>It is …

Feminism

Obama apologizes to Kamala Harris for 'best-looking attorney general' comment

After his remark that California’s Kamala Harris was the “best-looking attorney general in the country” sparked controversy, President Obama apologized for what some deemed to be a sexist comment, and what others argued was a dumb, but harmless, compliment.<p>The president called Harris to apologize …

What About The Amazons? I'm Tall But NOT Model-Thin, And I Rarely See Women Who Look Like Me Represented In Media

With a 6'3" father and a 6' paternal grandmother, it was never a question that I was going to be tall. I was always told that this was a lucky thing. Who's tall? Basketball players! Models! My height was going to arrive one day, and it'd be a gift. Just like my period.<p>In actuality, it turned out to …

Feminism

Shocking Study Confirms Men Love Looking at Boobs

Groundbreaking studies do exist. There’s Milgram’s obedience test. Pavlov’s dogs. This new gem out of the Midwest, however, isn’t one of them.<p>Aptly …

Women ogle other women as much as men do

Researchers at the University of Nebraska used eye-tracking technology to show that both men and women look at a women’s chest, waist and hips when they meet.

9 Ways Women Get on the Cover of 'Sports Illustrated'

<i>Hope Solo is about to be the first female in over a year to appear on the weekly magazine's cover</i><p>U.S. goalie Hope Solo will be on the cover of the next <i>Sports Illustrated</i> in the wake of her team's loss to Japan in Sunday's World Cup final. It's a rare feat for a woman to grace the cover of the …

Why do music videos portray black women as exotic sex objects?

As a music lover born in 1989, I was so excited when the digital television revolution came to our house and gave me access to limitless music videos. Just six years later, when I turned 17, I stopped watching them, sick of the misogyny and racism I was seeing.<p>In these videos, women are usually …

Pregnant Kim Kardashian Is Being Fat-Shamed, and It Needs to Stop

It’s time to stop ridiculing the reality star for her pregnancy weight gain, says Isabel Wilkinson.<p>There’s a moment halfway into this week’s episode …

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Self-Acceptance

Women in science: 'Whoa, what are you doing here?'

Ada Lovelace Day has put the focus on women in science. The Everyday Sexism Project invited them to tweet about their experiences and found many still facing 19th-century attitudes<p>This week saw a day of celebration for Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician who wrote the world's first computer …

Women Need to Stop Asking for Permission to Succeed

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Perhaps this quote from Charles Dickens' book <i>A Tale of Two Cities</i> best sums up the current efforts aimed at helping women break through the glass ceiling to gain access to the c-suite. With all the media attention being drawn to the issue of …

50 years after Equal Pay Act, why are women still making less?

The Cycle hosts talks to Stephanie Coontz about how far women have come in terms of equal pay in the work place and why the income gap still exists in such a large capacity.

The women who won our workplace rights are being forgotten

Women who fought to overcome gender discrimination at work are now being sidelined because of their age<p>They were the first generation to "do it all". Now they are in danger of disappearing from public life altogether. Women in their 50s and 60s, the people who fought for better rights at work, for …

27 Badass Ladies Who Secured Your Right to Vote

The 19th amendment granted women the right to vote on August 26, 1920 — seventy-two years after the idea had first been proposed.<p>During those years, …

Ana Marie Cox: Abortion can be an economic issue for women

The Up panel continues the discussion on abortion legislation within the states, and talk about how it can be more than just a “social issue” for women, it’s also an economic issue.

Stop debating Mumbai’s reputation and get to the real issue: Cities don’t rape women, men do

“Is Mumbai going the Delhi way?” a poll by a newspaper asks. Insensitive? Flippant? Divisive? All that and more—with absolutely no thought to nuance, opening no new discourse, asking the wrong questions, and trivializing the issue.<p>The posturing, the silly games of one-upmanship played across …

Sexual Harassment

Media need to stop portraying women simply as 'touchline totty'

Sexism in sports journalism, such as Colin Murray's comment on Jessica Ennis's bottom, discourages girls from getting sporty<p>Try Googling the words "women" and "sport" and you quickly come across the item "No athlete would mind being interviewed by one of these sideline hotties" from the US's Men's …

Essence: Black women still poorly depicted in media

Pop quiz: When you think of media representations of black women what comes to mind? Recognize any of these labels?<p>Angry black woman. Baby momma. Black Barbie. Gold-digger. Unhealthy fat black woman.<p>They are stereotypes that a research firm partnered with Essence Magazine uncovered in a survey of …