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Millicent Fawcett: Suffragist becomes first woman honored in London's Parliament Square

The statues of famous men in Britain's Parliament Square have finally got female company. A memorial to an activist who fought for the right to let …

Feminism

Women Don't Owe Men a Debate About Feminism

That guy sitting on campus with his "change my mind" sign? Let him read a damn book.<p>It has taken me 31 years of life as a woman on this planet, but I’ve reached a point where I no longer feel I owe badly-intentioned men a debate.<p>When I saw pictures of Steven Crowder sitting on campus smugly …

Feminism

The generation gap is back – but not as we know it | Brigid Delaney

There is an ideological conflict brewing between ‘woke’ millennials and an older generation, a conflict where neither understands the other<p>For a while there, in the first part of the new millennium, the generation gap was pretty much assumed to be dead.<p>People in their 40s shopped in the same …

Alex Smith

13 Books About Equality That Every Member Of The Resistance Needs To Read

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this post-2016 election climate, it’s that equality means something different for nearly everybody — perhaps …

Will America Ever Have a Woman President?

A year ago, it seemed like a safe bet. Today, it feels further away than ever. 20 women consider what it would take to get there.<p><b>Most people who follow politics spent 2016</b> imagining an America where Mr. President became Madam President. But the reality today looks very different. The highest glass …

Jane Fonda Gets It: Weinstein’s Victims Are White and Famous, and That’s Why We Care

‘This has been going on a long time to black women and other women of color,’ Fonda says, surfacing the racial hypocrisy in this scandal that the …

Gloria Steinem is (cautiously) optimistic about Trump’s America

With the Trump administration’s relentless attack on women’s rights and the repeated reminders that powerful men can get away with sexually harassing women for decades, it might seem reasonable to be pessimistic about women’s and civil rights in America.<p>But things might be better than they look, …

My Words Scare Men And Empower Women

I know when something I’ve written has hit the high note that I wanted it to, for two reasons:<p>1. Women from all around the world reach out to me to …

Female founders take charge in Vietnam

Will Greene Contributor<p>Will Greene runs Tigermine, a consultancy that supports science and tech innovation in Asia.<p>The first time Huong Tran pitched a group of Vietnamese investors on Epomi, a beauty retail startup she founded in 2014, she was shocked by their reaction.<p>“They told me that women are …

Tunisia: 'Landmark' new law gives women protection from rape and domestic violence

A new law passed in Tunisia to crack down on violence against women has been hailed as a “landmark” of progress by human rights groups.<p>It also …

Don't think marital rape exists? Ask the woman who found videos of her husband raping her while she slept

It is hard to imagine a greater betrayal: a young woman picked up her husband’s phone, spotted an app she didn’t recognise and opened it. Imagine her shock when she discovered videos that showed him raping her while she was asleep. This week, at Newcastle crown court, that husband was jailed for …

9 ways science has been totally sexist, and totally wrong

It's easy to assume that just because something is scientific it's true.<p>That doesn't account for the glut of conflicting findings both in academia …

This Is Why Women Make Better Managers Than Men

You’ve asked mentors for advice on how to be a better boss, learned how to be a crystal clear communicator at work, and read tips for first-time managers. Now that you’re in charge, you want to lead like a true boss. Here’s the thing: According to a Gallup report, you may already have what it takes …

Gender Equality Going Coast-to-Coast

Do you believe that gender equality in the workplace is possible? How about in the home or in politics? We’ve moved forward in so many ways over the years, yet at the same time we’ve also taken huge steps backwards.<p>Just last week, another executive order was signed to allow U.S. employers to limit …

Feminism

Michelle Obama has dragged this US election out of the gutter | Anne Perkins

Donald Trump has sunk US politics in a grotesque mire of populism. But the first lady’s speech on respect for women captured the best of her country<p>Michelle Obama may have done the seemingly impossible. She may just have rescued the US elections from the grotesque and demeaning mire into which they …

3 Strategies for Raising Money as a Female Founder

<i>This piece originally appeared on Brunchwork.com.</i><p>Only 7 percent of venture capital funding goes to female founders. That is why Anu Duggal started …

What does a feminist internet look like? | Chitra Nagarajan

Creating an empowering online future doesn’t just mean ending harassment of women – it means harnessing the internet’s power to show the reality of our lives<p>Dance like nobody is watching, sing like nobody is listening and email like it will be read out in court. Or so Nadine Moawad of the …

Feminism: Alive, Well And More Relevant Than Ever

After decades of decline and marginalization, feminism is experiencing a renaissance.<p>Ten years ago, only 24 percent of women surveyed by CBS News considered themselves feminists. Now jump forward to a 2015 poll conducted by <i>The Washington Post</i> and Kaiser Family Foundation, which found that a robust …

Drawing the neck(line)

Q: Here's a twist on sexism in the workplace. Why is it okay for women in a professional environment to wear low-cut tops that reveal an inch or more of the line between their breasts? Men never wear their shirts open. Men consistently wear their shirts with only one button at the top open. I find …

Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita—slave and advisor to the Pharaoh—finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, …

11 Addictive Books You Can Tear Through in a Weekend

Short, sweet, and page-turning.<p><b>1. The Girls by Emma Cline</b><p>This mesmerizing novel follows impressionable teenager Evie Boyd as she falls in with a sketchy, cult-like group inspired by the Manson Family. Come for the salacious connections to real life, stay for Cline's haunting depiction of female …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't)

Watch 80 years of subtle sexism in under two minutes.<p>Don't be a slut, but definitely don't be too prude. Don't be so emotional, but don't be a cold-hearted bitch. Prioritize your family over your career, but are you <i>sure</i> you want to be a stay-at-home mom?<p>Throughout our lives, women hear insidious, …

Feminism

Bring Climate Change in From the Cold

While the nation focuses on terrorism and the horrific attack in Paris (as well as other nations overseas), there is another issue that the Pentagon has stated is an immediate threat to our national security. Yet it is rarely, if ever, discussed in those terms on the Republican side of the aisle. …

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

The tomb of Nefertiti, concealed within Tut’s?

Wouldn’t it be <i>great</i>?<p>News of a new theory that has been circulating since the end of July hit the mainstream media last week (see e.g. <i>The Economist</i>,</i> …

Ancient manuscript pieced together after Cairo Museum find

The 2.5 metre, 4,000-year-old artefact, containing spells and depictions of gods, is both the longest and oldest leather manuscript from ancient Egypt<p>A leather manuscript more than 4,000 years old has been painstakingly reconstructed by a scholar after it was rediscovered in the Egyptian museum in …

Ancient History

For the Men Who Still Don't Get It

The current state of feminism has occupied my mind lately, not the least because a poem I wrote 20 years ago, essentially a feminist manifesto, has …