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Women must be treated as human beings, not commodities, says UN

Women and girls are not commodities and must be treated as human beings with equal rights to men, politicians from across the world who are gathered at a conference in Stockholm heard on Wednesday.<p>Babatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the UN population fund, UNFPA, told delegates at the …

Stop Telling Women to "Man Up" at Work

When the Ottawa Citizen asked me to be a columnist, my first response was pride. My second response, after the adrenalin wore off, was complete and …

Amazon employs 18 women among 120 most senior managers

Amazon may share its name with mythology's greatest female warriors, but the world's largest online retailer employs just 18 women among its 120 most senior managers, and none of them report directly to the boss.<p>Amazon's founder, chief executive and chairman, Jeff Bezos, runs the company through a …

Creativity Fuels Future of Women's Rights

In the past month -- as we celebrated Gloria Steinem's 80th birthday, marked International Women's Day and commemorated another women's history month -- we've found ourselves wondering what will drive and inspire a new global generation of feminists and a new wave of gains in women's rights around …

Can Women Decide for Themselves?

Not a bad idea at all, making one's own decisions. Unfortunately, it's not always easy today if those are health care decisions, especially if you're a woman... especially if you're poor... especially if you live in the many, many areas of the U.S. without access to a women's health clinic. But …

The 15 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies

Think it's still a man's world? These women would beg to differ.<p>The Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), a nonprofit membership group for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies, today releases its seventh annual list of the 50 fastest-growing women-led companies. This year marks the …

Financial Services

This Is Why We're Still Talking About Equal Pay

This year's Equal Pay Day falls on April 8. The date symbolizes how far into 2014 a woman has to work to earn the same money as her male counterpart did in 2013.<p>The National Committee on Pay Equity launched the symbolic day in 1996 to bring awareness to the perpetual gender wage gap. Since then, …

Olivia Wilde: "Why Aren't Women Being Empowered From A Young Age By The Media?"

If you are unfamiliar with the Vday movement, then don’t waste another moment getting in the know. It is a global activist movement campaign which …

5 Surprising Benefits of Cold Showers

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

The 10 best health and fitness apps of 2013

I’m not one of those calorie counting fitness fanatics. I just really hate buying clothes and don’t want to have to purchase larger sized pants. In …

The 25 Best Things You Can Do for Your Body

Your quality of life is largely dictated by one factor: your physical health. And when it comes to building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, we …

Health

Leading a New Wave of Women Into Politics

The number of women holding state office in California is at an all-time low. The percentage of women in the state legislature peaked in 2005 -- at 30.8 percent -- and has been falling ever since.<p>We've lost one woman in the legislature during each of the past eight years. And this year, we could …

The Internet's Most Desired Gay Male Escorts Tell All

<i>Escort and porn star Boomer Banks. (Credit: Mark Henderson)</i><p>P eople think you're just this f--king hooker, someone who's money-hungry, dirty and gross. But that's not my reality," said Boomer Banks on a recent March afternoon, looking up from his sewing machine. "It isn't my be-all, end-all. It's …

The Most Important BuzzFeed Quiz of All Time

Thanks to the <i>BuzzFeed</i> quiz, we now all know which city we should live in (Paris), what kind of sandwich we are (grilled cheese), and which <i>Twin Peaks</i> …

Girls can be anything when they grow up – until they start playing with Barbie

Ever ask a seven-year-old girl what she wants to be when she grows up? Chances are that if she plays with a Barbie, "scientist" won't be her first choice.<p>We recently asked 37 girls in the US between the ages of four and seven to spend some time with a toy and then answer two questions: how many of …

Flirtation or sexual harassment? Here's how to tell the difference

"Equality means never paying a woman a compliment" … said no feminist ever.<p>Amid the exciting recent surge of feminist activism and energy in the UK, a slight confusion seems to have crept in around the idea of battling sexual harassment. The general concern seems to be that by condemning sexual …

The 13 Worst Synonyms For 'Vagina,' Ranked

Is there such thing as a non-gross, or even <i>kind of</i> sexy term for a woman’s vagina? When it comes to vagina vernacular, it’s an endless struggle.<p>There’s a whole wide world of vaginal euphemisms out there, ranging from the mildly confusing (“box” -- why?) to the truly horrifying (“meat flaps,” …

Rashida Jones: The Problem With Sexy Selfies

In this week’s issue of TIME, actress Rashida Jones talks about the new movie <i>Cuban Fury</i>, out today in the U.S., in which she plays a corporate …

For Chrissake, Going Without Makeup Is Neither a Trend Nor Laziness

"Not wearing makeup: is it feminism, laziness or the rise of cosmetic normcore?" wonders Slate. Huh. Good question: having a face and not smearing …

27 Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them

Project Unbreakable is an online photography project that aims to "encourage the act of healing through art." Trigger warning for sexual assault.

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