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Wives and grandmothers first? It's time to fight this insidious sexism

The portrayal of women in the news as wives first and people second is widespread, while the treatment of older women goes a step further, combining ageism and sexism<p>Did you know that women can continue to manage high-profile jobs after their grownup children have had babies? This may not sound …

Hillary Clinton: Australian PM Julia Gillard faced 'outrageous sexism'

In two separate interviews on Monday, Hillary Clinton praised female leaders in Germany and Australia, saying the US should follow suit and put a woman in charge.<p>Although she is widely expected to run for the presidency in 2016, Clinton was careful to not go as far as saying it should be her in the …

Empowering Women And Girls, One Hashtag At A Time

Women rule social media. They dominate Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, and stand click-to-click with men on Twitter and Tumblr. It’s not all pretty pictures. This is truly the breakout year for driving awareness on women and girls’ issues through hashtag activism. Some have a professional …

We Know That Just 3 Minutes Makes Girls Feel Bad. What About 10 Hours A Day?

17 Famous Women on What Feminism Means to Them

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This season’s hottest trend in fashion is ‘hipster sexism’

<b>BY MIRI MOGILEVSKY</b><p>American Apparel has finally ousted their creepy, sexually harassing founder and CEO of 25 years, Dov Charney. The ex-CEO has been …

What makes a slut? The only rule, it seems, is being female

Sandra Fluke heard it when she talked about insurance coverage for birth control. Sara Brown from Boston told me she was first called it at a pool party in the fifth grade because she was wearing a bikini. Courtney Caldwell in Dallas said she was tagged with it after being sexually assaulted as a …

Facebook's Nicola Mendelsohn urges media to change labels given to women

The vice-president of Facebook in Europe – one of the online industry's most powerful executives – has revealed her frustration at being portrayed in the media as a mother-of-four who "wanted it all".<p>Nicola Mendelsohn, speaking at a conference in London, said there needed to be an overhaul of the …

Do Hashtags Count As Activism?

In a commencement speech earlier this month, Shonda Rhimes ruffled some feathers when she said, "A hashtag is not a movement." Here's what Twitter activists had to say in response.<p>On June 8, Shonda Rhimes — producer, writer, and creator of hit TV shows <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> and <i>Scandal</i>, and executive …

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This World Cup Domestic Violence PSA Will Haunt You

A chilling new PSA seeks to remind the public about the very real connection between the rise in domestic violence and the World Cup.<p>Created by …

Lucy Liu Combats Violence Against Women From Behind the Lens

Photo: Getty<p>Whether she is playing kick-ass heroine Alex Munday in <i>Charlie's Angels</i> or scolding Samantha for using her name to score a Birkin bag in <i>Sex and the City</i>, Lucy Liu is always quick to make us laugh. But at last night's world premiere of <i>Meena</i>, Liu took on a more serious role. The actress …

This Amazing Burn Survivor Landed a Major Women’s Magazine Cover

Just like the Marlboro Man and athletes in Gatorade ads, famous faces on magazine covers are aspirational by design. (“Buy a copy and be …

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Was Not Enough

There's a revelatory Lauryn Hill song called "Little Boys", in which she sings, "What happens to young men/ Disappointed once again/ When they find out they're not supposed to grow?/ Do their lives become a lie?/ Should they wither up and die/ When they find out they deserve more than they know?"<p>As …

The Princess Effect

How women's magazines demean powerful women—even when they're trying to celebrate them.<p>On June 18, the Hearst Corporation announced that Alyssa Mastromonaco, the former White House deputy chief of staff for President Barack Obama, would shortly join the publishing juggernaut as “an ambassador for …