The Representation Project

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Women Respond To The First Mean Thing Someone Said About Their Bodies

"I think what hurts the most is when you're young and someone makes fun of the way you look, because you can't control that."

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Indian girl breaks national archery record at the age of 2

Dolly Shivani Cherukuri becomes the youngest Indian to score more than 200 points at a trial event<p>Dressing yourself. Remembering to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. These are the usual achievements of your average 2-year-old.<p>Step forward Dolly Shivani Cherukuri. Nine days before her third birthday, …

“You hold women in contempt”: Frat culture isn’t an aberration, it’s everything men learn about being a “real man”

<b>"Neighbors" (Universal Pictures)</b><p>A top researcher on masculinity tells Salon what’s wrong with the idea of “real men” — and how to change it<p>Katie McDonough<p>March 26, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>There are a lot of stories out there right now about frat culture, which is maybe why I find myself circling back to …

'The Color Purple' Is a Cultural Touchstone for Black Female Self-Love

Beyoncé quoted the movie in the liner notes of her first solo album. When Kerry Washington appeared on the cover of <i>InStyle</i> with dubiously light skin, …

Kids Need to See Women on Currency, Here's Why and What You Can Do

How many times a day do you handle or see money? It is a form of media that everyone is exposed to, but the vast majority of people don't think about. And yet, our paper currency is one of the most subtle ways we teach kids to ignore and overlook the absence of women as public figures and people …

On the Abuse of 'Bro'

The most important word of our time for now<p><i>Published in the September 2014 issue</i><p><b>The use of the word</b> <i>bro</i> is reaching epidemic levels. Now, after <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> and <i>How I Met Your Mother</i> and <i>Breaking Bad,</i> if a show contains more than one male character, they will, at some point, call each other …

Macho Stereotypes Are Hurting Guys Too

There’s been a lot of talk lately about “toxic masculinity” — basically, the idea of gender-based pressure for men to act a certain way that can …

18 Badass Women You Probably Didn't Hear About In 2014

Badass women alert.<p>Bayan Mahmoud al-Zahran opened the country's first female law firm, where she'll represent women and bring women's rights issues into the courts.<p>"I believe women lawyers can contribute a lot to the legal system," al-Zahran said. "This law firm will make a difference in the …

Maisie Williams Criticizes Emma Watson’s First World Feminism, But Her Argument Is a Little Unfair

Well, I already have to begin by saying that I find this news incredibly disappointing. When Emma Watson made her U.N. speech about feminism and the …

Dick's CEO apologizes to girl who blasted catalog - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: This story has been updated with responses from Dick's Sporting Goods.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- A 12-year-old girl from Arizona called out Dick's Sporting Goods for failing to include female athletes in its 2014 basketball catalog -- and got plenty of backup on the Web.<p>Now the company's CEO has …

At 12, Ashburn’s Jennifer Yu wins world chess title, first U.S. girl to do so in 27 years

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article misstated the last name of a chess grandmaster. He is Ben Finegold, not Ben Fineman. This version has been corrected.<p>By Tom Jackman<p>Tom Jackman<p>Reporter covering criminal justice locally and nationally<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Although Jennifer Yu started playing …

Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

Mindy Kaling is part of a small group of female comedians, writers and actresses who have created and now run their own TV shows. Kaling also stars in her show, <i>The Mindy Project</i>, as Mindy Lahiri, whom she describes as "delusionally confident" and "unapologetically selfish."<p>And how do others …

2014 Women Who Dare: Uzo Aduba

The actress with eyes wide open.<p>The day Uzo Aduba was cast as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> was the day she was going to quit acting. A theater actress, she'd been auditioning for television, and nothing was landing. "My family is from Nigeria, and when I was a kid, my …

This Comic Perfectly Captures How Feminism Helps Everyone

A comic artist known as Rasenth wants to set the record straight on sexism.<p>Rasenth, a 25-year-old based in Japan, has created a comic showing how sexism is hurtful to everyone -- and reminding us that we can only overcome it by working together.<p>Rasenth created the comic this summer, after student …

This Is What Happens When The Women In Horror Films Are Played By Men

You’ve never seen a damsel in distress like this before.<p>Featuring:<p>Corey Flaspoler<p>Jordon Sorenson (Twitter)<p>Josh Davis

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There’s More to Sports Than Macho Football Culture

This week, <i>New York</i> magazine ran a lengthy story by Jonathan Chait, entitled “In Defense of Male Aggression: What Liberals Get Wrong About Football.” …

WATCH: Laverne Cox Schools Gayle King on Respect for Gender Identity

You can always count on Laverne Cox to make sure that not only do the hosts she interacts with on television treat trans people respectfully, but …

Female CEOs Pose for Underwear Ads: A Step Forward or Back for Women in Tech?

Is it controversial to be a CEO in your underwear?<p>Many brands have been changing the way they use models in their ads lately. Several have promised …

Sexist Depictions Of Latinas Aren't Just A Hollywood Thing

<i>After Sofía Vergara's controversial appearance at the 2014 Emmy Awards, we wanted to see more perspectives exploring the cultural dimensions of the controversy. You can</i> read Juan Vidal's reaction here. <i>Here's a response from contributor Daisy Hernandez.</i><p>I have a love-hate relationship with actress …

For Playboy, Feminism Is Now Just Part Of Being A Gentleman

Something is afoot at Playboy.<p>The men’s magazine relaunched its main website, Playboy.com, a few weeks ago, promising in a release to go beyond nude …

Vogue Discovers Big Booties

Yesterday <i>Vogue</i> published an online article titled, "We're Officially in the Era of the Big Booty." <i>Cue all the eye roll gifs please</i>. The article is a …

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Red Carpet Moments Show Why Women Deserve to Be Asked About More Than Their Dresses

Hollywood awards shows are always a flurry of glitz and glamour on the red carpet. But although guys and gals alike get dressed to the nines, only …

Beyoncé's 'Flawless' feminist act at the VMAs leads the way for other women

Beyoncé, in the midst of an epic 15 minute medley at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music awards, performed her song “Flawless” in front of a giant screen blazoned with the word “FEMINIST”. And, as in her music video, the superstar sampled author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s speech on feminism and …

In One Perfect Sentence, Amy Poehler Schools a Guy in What It's Like To Be a Woman

Oh, Amy. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>For one, she can make a feminist argument zing like a "Weekend Update" punchline, a skill she …

Model Blasts the Company That Slimmed Her Body With Photoshop

Nowadays Photoshop is a standard tool of the fashion trade, with women’s faces and bodies smoothed and slimmed to fit a Barbie-like standard of …

In One Sharp Tweet, Lena Dunham Sums Up What's So Wrong With Leaked Celebrity Nude Photos

<b>The news:</b> Lena Dunham has a sharp response to conversations around this weekend's nude celebrity photo leak, which saw photos of of Jennifer …

Beyond 'no means no': the future of campus rape prevention is 'yes means yes'

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City …

Cee-Lo Green Pulled From Military Base Performance

After his atrocious Twitter comments about rape and subsequent terrible apology, Cee-Lo Green has been cut from the performance line-up of a concert …

Ray Rice Fired From Baltimore Ravens

<b>Update, 2:45 pm ET</b>: The NFL just announced that Ray Rice has been suspended indefinitely:<p>Roger Goodell has announced that based on new video evidence …