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Iceland becomes first country to legalise equal pay

Iceland legalises equal pay between men and women in a world first.<p>A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.<p>The legislation, which came into force on Monday, the first day of 2018, makes Iceland the first country in the world to legalise equal pay between …

Gender Equality

Boys need us to help free them from the tyranny of gender norms, too

When we talk about gender rights or gender equality, we invariably focus on girls and women. And that makes sense. It’s the female sex that for too long had been held back, denied even the most basic rights and opportunities, and constricted within a far smaller sphere than historically has been …

Swedish model gets rape threats after ad shows her unshaved legs

Arvida Byström is bombarded with online abuse after posing for Adidas video with hairy legs<p>A Swedish model says she has received rape threats for posing in an advertisement with unshaved legs.<p>Arvida Byström, who is also a photographer and digital artist, appears in a video and photograph promoting …

Adidas Originals

Mothers of invention: why Hollywood always returns to mum-horror

Darren Aronofsky taps into the maternal instinct to inspire fear in his latest movie, Mother! – and he’s certainly not the first film-maker to do so<p>Mother!, the title of Darren Aronofsky’s new film, is guaranteed to make horror fans sit up and take notice. Motherhood is almost as endemic a theme in …

Horror

Emmys 2017: Fans Can't Get Over Dolly Parton's Vibrator & Boob Jokes

Dolly Parton is a national treasure. Can she host the Emmy Awards next year?<p>Parton and her "9 to 5" co-stars held a reunion during the 2017 Emmys. Parton presented Alexander Skarsgard with his award, alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who were also nominated for their Netflix series "Grace and …

Dolly Parton

Megan Fox’s 4-Year-Old Son Wears Dresses & Non-Gender Binary Outfits — Social Media Reacts

Megan Fox sparked controversy on social media after she posted a photo to Instagram on Monday of her eldest son, Noah, wearing an Elsa dress from …

Social Media

Epic Books You Should Read if You Like 'American Gods'

From angsty red monsters to a literally dead God whose corpse must be disposed of, these seven Gaimanesque novels give ancient myths and religions a modern twist.<p>In Starz's new TV show <i>American Gods</i>, the deities and demons of ancient mythology must battle the new gods of technology and money. The …

Books

'Little House on the Prairie' star Alison Arngrim speaks out against sexual abuse in Hollywood

Alison Arngrim insists more work needs to be done to protect child actors from potential predators.<p>“We need to go further, we need to make it really, really easy for kids to have a place to report stuff because sadly there is a high incidence of sexual abuse in the industry,” the former child star …

Sexual Harassment

Chloe Grace Moretz 'Appalled and Angry' Over Body-Shaming Ads for Animated Film

The actress took to Twitter to express her disapproval as others denounced the ads<p>Chloë Grace Moretz is distancing herself from recent ads for her …

Were 17th-century women really as rebellious as Jamestown makes out? Absolutely

Are female characters who defy sexual submission inauthentic for 17th-century Virginia? If anything, history suggests, the writers toned down the filth factor<p>“I will not marry your brother so that he can crush the soul out of me!” asserts Alice, the heroine of Jamestown, Sky’s new period drama. Set …

Feminism

Dennis Lehane’s ‘Since We Fell’ takes us into the heart of a tormented woman

Dennis Lehane’s 14th novel takes the author back to his old New England stomping grounds, that fertile place of “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island.” This tale, “Since We Fell,” basing its title on an old torch ballad, is a pleasantly twisted character study and a love story told in no particular …

Books

Beware: Oscar UPSET by Isabelle Huppert?

According to the Experts’ predictions at Gold Derby, <b>Emma Stone</b> (“La La Land”) gets excellent odds (2/7) to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. …

Sundance Forever: How The Brutal ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse’ Helped A Generation Of Girls Grow Up

<i>As the 2017 Sundance Film Festival rolls on, all this week we’ll be looking at the films that defined Sundance, why they still matter, and where their influence can still be felt.</i><p>One of the best films ever made about female adolescence, Todd Solondz’s <i>Welcome to the Dollhouse</i>, hinges on a rape joke: …

Andy Warhol

Samantha Bee and Jane Pauley Are Breaking the News

“Jane Pauley! You’re all in leather,” said Samantha Bee, as Ms. Pauley walked into the private dining room at Asiate restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York. And she was: in a sleek, black leather suit.<p>“My husband calls it my biker-chick outfit,” Ms. Pauley said, surveying a sleeve …

TV shows

20 Female Instagram Artists You Should Follow Immediately

Instagram is usually categorized as a social media network. This isn't really incorrect — we do go there to post photos of nights out, see what …

Ruby Rose Is 'Glad' She Didn't Get Gender Reassignment Surgery: 'I Want to Have Babies One Day'

Ruby Rose is thankful that she didn’t have gender reassignment surgery when she was younger.<p>“I’m a woman … I want to have babies one day, so I’m glad …

Tilda Swinton Sent Us Her Email Exchange with Margaret Cho About Doctor Strange, Diversity, and Whitewashing

Earlier today, we posted about Margaret Cho’s account of a “fight” she had with Tilda Swinton regarding her controversial casting in <i>Doctor Strange</i>, …

In the Operating Room During Gender Reassignment Surgery

Behind the scenes with identical twin Emmie Smith during her medical transition.<p>Before August 30, 2016, getting stitches at age seven was the most time Emmie Smith had ever spent in a hospital.<p>That morning, she swapped her plaid shirt and jean shorts for a gown, tucked her hair into a cap, and …

What's the number one problem with online dating after 50?

Shares 6<p>A picture of his what? The number one problem with online dating.<p>Online Dating After 50? There’s a Problem.<p>I’ve been thinking about penises. …

Relationships