Ioana Ulmeanu

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The Love Hospital that separates spouses from their lovers

<b>A new industry has emerged in China, helping husbands and wives to separate their unfaithful spouses from their lovers. It's called mistress dispelling, in which clients often pay tens of thousands of dollars to see off unwanted love rivals.</b><p>A middle-aged woman wearing a funereal black lace dress …

Model Lauren Wasser May Lose Her Other Leg to Toxic Shock Syndrome. Here's What That Is

After losing part of her right leg to toxic shock syndrome back in 2012, model Lauren Wasser’s struggle with the condition isn’t over. She told the …

100 best nonfiction books: No 76 – A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792)

This radical text attacked the dominant male thinkers of the age and laid the foundations of feminism<p>The term “feminism” did not exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this short book (just 98pp in my Vintage Classics edition) and some critics have resisted its author’s identification with the …

Feminism

What Do Feminists Owe Right-Wing Women?

Feminism is as popular now as it’s ever been—a little too popular, for those who want it to mean something. Celebrities from Beyoncé to Aziz Ansari and Taylor Swift have proudly claimed the label. Ivanka Trump has said that her father, Donald, is a feminist, and frequently implies that she is …

Here we GLOW: spandex, subversion and the joy of women’s wrestling | Heather Bandenburg

For female wrestlers such as me, it’s great to see a TV show that embraces the empowering, stereotype-defying truth about our fantastic sport<p>GLOW – a series about women’s wrestling by the creators of Orange is the New Black – launched at the weekend to huge excitement. As a wrestler myself, I’ve …

A Doctor's Plan to End Patriarchy

Advocating for access to safe abortions, Willie Parker decided to attack the root of the problem.<p>Willie Parker became a Christian at age 15. Well into his career as an obstetrician-gynecologist, he refused, on religious grounds, to perform abortions.<p>Over the years, he saw more and more patients who …

The destruction of Hillary Clinton: sexism, Sanders, and the millennial feminists | Susan Bordo

In this extract from her book, <b>Susan Bordo</b> asks how the most qualified candidate ever to run for president lost the seemingly unloseable election<p>Many books have been written about the way racial differences among feminists both divided and pushed feminist thinking and practice forward over the past …

New Study On The Representation Of Women In Media Sadly Confirms What We Already Knew

That’s what a new survey of a thousand women on role models and representation of women in film and television by the Geena Davis Institute and JWT …

Supermodel Sasha Pivovarova Collaborates with Cult-Favorite Brand Frame on a Collection of Illustrated Denim

Sasha Pivovarova's wide-eyed, hypnotic face is internationally recognizable, thanks to her frequent appearances in ad campaigns for Prada and more, as well regular magazine covers. But off-camera, the Russian supermodel has been working on her career as an artist, illustrating books for both Karl …

Here's Why Botox Might Be Feminist After All

By now you know the tedious choreography of the grooming gap. It starts with the dance of different gender expectations: Women need to pluck, tweeze, wax, highlight, polish, moisturize, powder, pencil, shadow, line, and gloss to feel put together in situations where even our gay BFFs can usually …

Largest all-female expedition leads the way for women in STEM

A journey to the southernmost continent in the world made by 76 women in science aims to change the face of leadership.<p>On 2 December, the largest …

Women's News

These farm girls became basketball stars of the Great Depression

They were farm girls — sturdy sharecroppers’ daughters — and they were obsessed with basketball.<p>In spare minutes between feeding chickens and working …

​the womanhood project is the new photography platform urging women of the world to unite

We meet the magic minds behind the exciting new feminist platform.<p>They say the best things come in pairs, which couldn't be truer for creative collaborators Sara Hini and Cassandra Cacheiro. Born in Algeria, but moved to Montreal at a young age, Sara always felt like the odd one out. With her …

The Hardest Books We've Ever Read

What book to you humble brag about having read? We all have one, that super-difficult book you slogged through one summer on principle in your …

Anti-Abortion Women's Marchers Head Back To Washington

Meet the women who are both anti-Trump and anti-abortion.<p>Women against abortion are descending on Washington, D.C., for another march on Friday. For those among them who identify as feminists, it’s a chance to stake out their identity in the era of President Donald Trump.<p>The March for Life, an …

I'm A Pro-Life Christian Who Proudly Attended The Women's March

<i>This piece originally appeared on Facebook, and is shared and lightly edited here with the author's permission.</i><p>I am a pro-life Christian who marched …

Trump reinstated the global gag rule. It won't stop abortion, but it will make it less safe.

Thousands of women will die across the world, and millions will lose access to both safe abortion and birth control.<p>President Donald Trump reinstated — and massively expanded — an executive order Monday barring US foreign aid from going to any nongovernmental organization (NGO) that either provides …

Watch Ashley Judd Recite a 'Nasty Woman' Poem at the Women's March

“I am a nasty woman."<p>Nasty women, unite!<p>At the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Ashley Judd recited a poem from 19-year-old Nina Donovan, a Tennessee-based spoken word poet who <i>The Huffington Post</i> reports performed the poem in December, that touched on issues ranging from homophobia, to racism, to …

Celebrities Join Women's Marches Around The World In Solidarity

✊ ✊ ✊ ✊ ✊<p>The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump millions of women organized in cities around the world on Saturday to express their disapproval of the new administration. From Washington D.C. to Los Angeles, from Chicago to London, from Sydney, Australia, to Paris, France, …

Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

And why the late, great Carrie Fisher deserves to join Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker as one of the genre’s most brilliant exponents<p>For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It …

Carrie Fisher

Here's the Full Transcript Of Gloria Steinem's Historic Women's March Speech

#peoplepower #nomoreaskingdaddy #putyourbodieswhereyourbeliefsare<p>On January 21, 2017, an estimated 500,000 women in pink hats gathered at the Women's March in Washington D.C. for the largest public rally for women's right in recent history. The historic event kicked off at 10 a.m. on Independence …

Feminism

Don’t Hold Your Breath for Taylor Swift vs. Katy Perry on Ryan Murphy’s Feud

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford might be the series’s only Hollywood story.<p>On Thursday, the long wait for <i>Feud</i> finally stopped feeling infinite: FX announced at T.C.A. that <b>Ryan Murphy’s</b> upcoming anthology drama will premiere on March 5. But the series, which will be titled <i>Feud: Bette and Joan,</i> sounds …

8 podcasts every woman should listen to

The world is noisier than ever, and it’s difficult to get a clear perspective from women who are facing society’s gender assumptions and …

Russian art collection of Jewish couple who survived the Nazis goes on display

Jacob and Kenda Bar-Gera collected works by non-conformist artists suppressed by the Soviet Union<p>An important collection of underground Russian art collected by a Jewish couple who were liberated from the Nazis by the Red Army will appear at auction in London next week.<p>The 62 works of …

Why misogyny won

America’s president-elect is an alleged sexual predator. This theory of sexism explains how it came to this — and why even many women voted for Trump.<p>After leaked audio showed Donald Trump bragging in 2005 that he can “grab [women] by the pussy” and kiss them without consent because he’s “a star,” …

Most Annoying Study Reveals Age When Women Are Too Old For Jeans

This is so not happening!<p>Here we go again. According to a survey of 2,000 Brits, women should retire their jeans at age 53. Stop. Please don’t shoot the messenger.<p>The survey was conducted by CollectPlus courier service, whose marketing director appears to not actually believe the results herself. …

Rhode Island

This British line just launched their first wedding dress collection and it’s boho beautiful (and totally affordable, too)

Just in time for wedding season (isn’t every season wedding season?), there’s a brand new bridal line from an amazingly cool British label, and we’re …

Weddings

Marie Antoinette to Madonna: On the garment trade and the misuse of its muses

Over the course of fall fashion month, the runway muse for Spring/Summer 2017 has been described as Lady Diana (at Mulberry and Burberry), illustrator Jayde Fish (by Gucci) and Marie Antoinette (chez Fendi).<p>Fashion: You keep using the word muse, but I do not think you know what it really means. The …

How global warming is leading people to re-use their clothes

Climate change is likely to change every part of our lives. And that isn’t just the expected things – the changes happening in our environment are …