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By Amy Vernon | Women leaders, no matter their field.

40 Years Late, Talking Heads’ Most Valuable Member Is Still Its Most Under-Recognized

When you listen to Talking Heads' most iconic songs, they all have one standout element in common: Tina Weymouth's funky, melodic bassline. Without her there would no "Psycho Killer," no "Burning Down The House," no "Once in a Lifetime," — grooves which are immediately recognizable, ingrained in …

9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women

In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive or competent. One way to do that is to …

Leadership

The Mournful, Lonely Feminism of Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted

Chelsea Clinton, now a 37-year-old mother of two, has spent her adulthood weaving in and out of the family business. But even when she has dabbled in …

Books

Gender equality explained in a simple mathematical equation

Sometimes one is fortunate to find money in an old purse or pocket. For example, such was the case the other day when I put on a jacket I hadn’t worn …

Gender

A guy with no publishing experience tried to mansplain writing to a writer, and she trolled TF out of him

If you’re a woman who has ever interacted with a man, chances are you’ve been mansplained to. Hell, in all likelihood, you were mansplained to …

Guys, stop making a fuss – being a man couldn’t be easier

From not pleasuring a dog on a film set, to a man coming out as being attracted to his wife – men are given mountains of credit for acts of basic decency<p><b>I just don’t understand what I have to do any more as a man. The other day, I held a door for a woman and she bit my head off, saying I was</b> …

Feminism

How We Make Black Girls Grow Up Too Fast

It was over a plate of ribs at my aunt’s dining room table when I learned that being a woman is about what men are allowed to do to you. I was 15 years old. Mike Tyson was the most famous boxer in the world.<p>For the black people I knew, he was the pinnacle of the black sports elite. He had been born …

R. Kelly

Serena Williams: How Black Women Can Close the Pay Gap

Today is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. This day shines a light on the long-neglected fact that the gender pay gap hits women of color the hardest. …

Rose McGowan on Sexism in Hollywood

Rose McGowan ascended to fame in the late 90s following bombshell roles in edgy horror films like <i>The Doom Generation</i> and <i>Scream</i> and in grindhouse releases like <i>Planet Terror</i>. While she's perhaps best known for her relationship with Marilyn Manson--which resulted in nearly naked red carpet appearances …

Hollywood

ELLE's 2017 Women in Tech: Star Tech Voyagers

Meet the founders, execs, engineers, and VCs shaking up the world's most powerful industry.<p><b>This article originally appears in the August 2017 issue of ELLE.</b><p>In our fourth annual Women in Tech power list, we celebrate the founders, execs, engineers, and VCs shaking up the world's most powerful …

Malala Yousafzai

Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment

Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first. Then in a rush.<p>One female entrepreneur recounted how she had been propositioned by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist while seeking a job with him, which she did not land after rebuffing him. Another showed the increasingly suggestive …

Silicon Valley

Why Can’t Your Company Just Fix the Gender Wage Gap?

Beyond the stalling, waffling, denying, punishing, and ignoring, some answers.<p>At Citigroup Inc.’s annual meeting in New York City in April, after …

What lies beneath the brave new world of feminist dystopian sci-fi?

From the Bailey-prize-winning The Power to the bleakly compelling The Handmaid’s Tale, Leading writers explain why the genre is thriving<p>On an Earth blasted by the hot winds of a changed climate 200 years from now, who will be in charge? Will men be riding by in <i>Mad Max</i> steam-punk chariots, as their …

Literature

Science Has Consistently Underestimated Women Because Scientists Are Sexist

In her new book, "Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong," Angela Saini argues that the "sexist baggage" within science has made us—mistakenly—believe women are weaker than men.<p>In 2013, three scientists from McMaster University published an article in peer-reviewed journal <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i> …

Feminism

37 Women Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo and Championing Gender Diversity in Advertising and Tech

It should come as a shock to no one that there is a serious lack of gender diversity in C-suites across the country. Currently, just over 4 percent …

Women's News

Why Little Boys Need Wonder Woman, Too

Strong women shouldn’t be just for girls.<p>It’s not often I find myself in a New Jersey Walmart, much less find inspiration there, but that’s exactly what happened when my mother, my son and I hit one for supplies during a recent family trip. I was wandering through the disorienting and oversized …

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, Weaponized

The hit movie “Wonder Woman” stages a clever sight gag when our heroine infiltrates a gala held by a hated villain while wearing an evening gown that exposes the hilt of the battle sword she carries on her back. Partygoers are oblivious to the weapon. But those of us who were weaned on the comic …

Comics

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life

When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the …

Hillary Clinton

Why I cried through the fight scenes in 'Wonder Woman'

I did not expect to cry during “Wonder Woman.”<p>Specifically, I did not expect to tear up during the fight scenes. OK, maybe if Gal Gadot’s Diana, Amazon princess, had given some terrific speech, or if a character I liked had died, but I certainly did not expect to get all misty eyed during the …

Superheroes

Video: Menstrupedia’s comic book is informing and empowering young girls about menstruation

Where mothers still hesitate to educate their daughters about menstruation, these comic books bridge the gap.<p>It’s the 21st century, and women in …

Shopping

11 Female Artists Are Covering a New York Neighborhood in Murals

The artists of Women x Women cover the Lower East Side in art reclaiming the female gaze.<p>Walking around New York's Lower East Side, you'll start to notice there is a little more art than usual around the already artistic neighborhood. This is because art exhibition Women x Women, featuring 11 …

Art

Confessions of an overconfident, mediocre man

Thanks to their brazen over-confidence, mediocre men are being promoted to senior roles ahead of vastly more qualified women, writes Darren Saunders. …

Gender

A New Magazine for Women Photographers Celebrates the Female Gaze

She Shoots Film is a new indie fine art magazine featuring film photography by women.<p>Female photographers are taking back their medium.<p>The collective She Shoots Film recently launched their first print magazine, giving a physical space to female photographers who are interested in film …

Art

All-Female 'Wonder Woman' Screenings Setting Record For Stupidest Nerd Culture Debate

Wonder Woman<p>This week, the Alamo Drafthouse announced that they were going to have a women-only screening of <i>Wonder Woman</i> about a week after the film’s launch. Naturally, the internet took this in stride and the news was met with lots of head-nodding and polite applause.<p>Of course not.<p>Rather, the …

Feminism

A Twitter user just schooled us all on the Hatpin Panic, and basically all feminists should know about this

A hatpin isn’t an accessory that many women encounter nowadays. Probably because, hats aren’t a daily wardrobe occurrence for us anymore. Back in the …

Why 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes are the most powerful meme of the resistance yet

Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, …

Rights & Freedoms

Leering Angels, Sexy Hair & Feminism: Why Women Wear Veils

Why did the Vatican require Melania and Ivanka Trump to cover their heads? It may have started with amorous angels.<p>The big news out of President Trump’s visit to the Vatican this week had nothing to do with international policy. Instead people were bemused and entertained by the attire of First …

Feminism

This woman got promoted ahead of her male co-worker. What he did next was awful

<b>When a conversation starts with "I'm not sexist, but..." you know someone's about to be really sexist.</b><p>That's what happened to Azita.<p>She recently …