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'Stop Telling Women to Smile'

Fed up with her own street harassment, artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh created an ongoing public art series that actively addresses the issue. In her work, she interviews other women affected by the problem, paints their portraits, and then showcases the finished work on walls throughout the city. …

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

Population director tells politicians they have a duty to raise status of women and to reinvigorate commitments on equality<p>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 …

Geography

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 …

John Paul II

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 …

Gloria Steinem

Meet Debbie Sterling

Our Mission<p>GoldieBlox is the award-winning children’s multimedia company disrupting the pink aisle in toy stores globally and challenging gender …

Startups

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 …

Santa Clara

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 …

Yves Saint-Laurent

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, …

Gender

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

You probably see cold showers as dreadful things that you’ve never put yourself through of your own free will; rather, they’re forced on you by …

Wellness

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 …

Fitness

The 25 best things you can do for your body

1. Meditate<p>Meditation may seem like a passing trend, but the newly-popular practice touts some serious health benefits. <i>Om</i>-ing is optional, but …

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

Just because kids have iPads doesn't mean toys have lost their impact. It's time to deconstruct the plastic blond bombshell – especially the swimsuit edition<p>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 …

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

Not sure if you are complimenting a woman, starting a flirty conversation – or harassing them? Consult our handy checklist<p>'Get your arse out mate!': Leah Green turns the sexual harassment tables<p>"Equality means never paying a woman a compliment" … said no feminist ever.<p>Amid the exciting recent surge …

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 …

Penelope Cruz

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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