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15 TV Shows That Make Women Feel Awful

by Grace<p>– on<p>in Girl Talk<p>From body image to beauty, the media is a large culprit in how women see themselves and, unfortunately, it coincides with …

The War on Female Body Image in Hollywood

Pressure about body image is all over the place in our modern society. It’s hard to go anywhere, let alone simply step foot outside, without seeing …

Jessica Chastain: the portrayal of women in films is disturbing

Jessica Chastain has criticised the portrayal of women in cinema, saying that the way female characters were depicted in the films she saw at the Cannes film festival was “disturbing”.<p>The actor made her comments at the closing press conference for this year’s festival jury, of which she was a …

Film Festivals

The pressure of perfection: five women tell their stories

Do you look at other people’s lives and compare them to your own? Does this make you question whether you are smart, fit or happy enough?<p>If so, then you may be a perfectionist. Writing for the Guardian earlier this year, clinical psychologist Linda Blair described a perfectionist as a person:“who …

Mental Health

Women's Body Image and BMI: 100 Years in the US

With the rise of mass media throughout the 20th century, the popular image of women in America has undergone a substantial change. From Marilyn …

How Social Media Is a Toxic Mirror

We’ve long understood that movies, magazines and television damage teens’ body image by enforcing a “thin ideal.” Less known is the impact of social …

Facebook

Negative body image of women is a very hot topic these days! The female body image and what a person should or could look like in marketing and …

Not An Object: On Sexualization and Exploitation of Women and Girls

Approximately 60,000 adolescent girls die each year as a result of violence and 120 million girls in the world today – about one in ten – have been …

Little Girls Start Believing Harmful Gender Stereotypes by Age 6

Psychologists say little girls have about six years before they’re affected by harmful gender stereotypes about their intelligence. The researchers …

Around The World, Girls Are Taught The Same Limiting Lesson

A groundbreaking new study reveals that harmful gender stereotypes are drilled into kids, from the U.S. to India to Egypt, at a heartbreakingly young age.<p>It doesn’t matter if you grow up in India or China or the United States ― when it comes to learning what it means to be a girl or a boy, a …

By age 6, gender stereotypes can affect girls' choices

Women account for more than half the U.S. population, but only 30 percent of those employed as scientists and engineers in the country. Researchers …

Gender Identity & Roles | Feminine Traits & Stereotypes

Our society has a set of ideas about how we expect men and women to dress, behave, and present themselves.<p>What are gender roles?<p>Gender roles in …

Ladies, The Smarter You Are, The More Likely You Are To Be Single

It's a tough world out there... full of awkward first dates, bad sex and limited chances at orgasms.<p>Women now associate the dating landscape with the …

Wheels of Change: How The Bicycle Empowered Women

As much as I love bike culture and everything bikes stand for, I, like many, may have underestimated the profound significance of the bicycle as a cultural agent of change. Thanks to a brilliant new book, I no longer do. <i>National Geographic</i>‘s <b>Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom</b> …

19 Reasons Why Girls And Boys Should Definitely Have Different Toys

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Keira Knightley: 'Where are the female directors and writers?'

Keira Knightley has spoken out over the lack of women working behind the camera in Hollywood, in a new interview.<p>The actress, recently nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Imitation Game, has criticised the one-sided nature of the industry and queried why the male journey is so consistently …

Feminism

Not just a girls' problem: the economic impact of menstrual shame

“During our periods, we used to have to clean our sleeping areas with leaves and weren’t allowed to enter the house,” says 12-year-old Sushila who lives in Gorkha district, central Nepal. “Now, we can sleep in our beds. We must be open about menstruation.”<p>When Sushila first got her period, she had …

Brock Turner released from jail after serving 3 months for sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> A prosecutor argued he should spend six years in prison. A judge ruled he should be jailed for six months.<p>And after sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and spending three months behind bars, it took Brock Turner less than 30 seconds to walk out of a California jail Friday.<p>The former …

Santa Clara County

Rape Victim Stories: Real Stories of Being Raped

Rape victim stories can be very difficult to read, frightening and emotionally draining for some but stories of rape show other victims that they are …

Brave Miss World

<i>Posted on: May 9th, 2018</i><p>I was about…6 I think. The first time it happened. My uncle was living with us after he came back from the islands. The first …

No Visible Bruises: Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury

In the first version of her story, Grace Costa says that, on the night after Christmas, in 2012, her ex-boyfriend broke into her house, hid behind her bedroom door, and then attacked her as she and her two grown children—a son and a daughter—were about to eat dinner. In the second version, it’s …

This Missouri City Banishes Domestic Violence Survivors for Calling the Police

In Maplewood, Missouri, calling the police on your abuser can get you evicted and barred from living within the city limits.In 2012, the city of …

Crime in Chicago, Illinois (IL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map

<b>According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there</b> <b>were 2,859 registered sex offenders</b> living in Chicago, Illinois <b>as of June 05,</b> …

Crime

Here Are All the Times Donald Trump Has Been Accused of Rape or Attempted Rape

Donald Trump’s reputation as a womanizer is well-known. So is his history as a misogynist. But it’s only with Friday’s release of an extremely lewd …

Here Are All of the Accusations Women Have Made Against Donald Trump

It was just weeks ago that a tape emerged of Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women. Since then, Trump has been accused of harassment …

Donald Trump Is Accused Of Raping A 13-Year-Old. Why Haven't The Media Covered It?

There are two big reasons.<p>If you’ve been anywhere near Facebook or Twitter in the past several months, you’re probably aware that there is a case working its way through the courts that accuses Donald Trump of raping a 13-year-old girl in 1994.<p>On Wednesday, the woman, who remains anonymous, was …

20 Standout Groups Stopping Domestic Violence

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While it may not be a comfortable topic, domestic violence (or DV) is incredibly common, both …

Little Girl Statue Stands Up to Iconic Wall Street Bull (and Masculinity)

As many American women prepare to draw attention to their role in the workplace, a Wall Street firm on Tuesday put up a statue of a girl in front of Lower Manhattan's well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.<p>Placing the diminutive, grade school-aged girl in front of the …

Oklahoma Republican Says God Can Use Rape And Incest To 'Bring Beauty From Ashes'

"The Lord uses all circumstances."<p>A Republican lawmaker in Oklahoma defending an anti-abortion bill claimed that rape and incest could be part of God’s will.<p>The bill by state Rep. George Faught would ban abortion due to genetic abnormalities or Down syndrome, with no exceptions for cases of rape …