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Five myths about unequal pay

The gender pay gap was in the news again last week, after a report found that at the current rate of change it would be another 60 years before women are paid equally to men. This comes hot on the heels of another report, which found the amount by which men out-earn women has increased – especially …

You Don’t Hate Feminism. You Just Don’t Understand It.

The latest anti-feminism campaign is a Tumblr called Women Against Feminism. But the participants aren’t against feminism, exactly. They just don’t …

How to Bring Back the Nigerian Schoolgirls, Three Months On

On Monday, it will be exactly three months since Boko Haram kidnapped over two hundred schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, in Nigeria. Briefly a cause célèbre, the girls have now been mostly forgotten by the citizens, celebrities, and politicians in other countries who once passionately pled for …

10 Ways Society Can Close the Confidence Gap

Female lack of confidence is a big topic of conversation this week in the wake of the publication of Katty Kay's and Claire Shipman's new book, The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance.<p>The truth is, while I'm happy for any conversation about gender gaps that need closing, I'm not …

Five alternative American heroes: the women we shouldn't have missed

Our 10 alternative American heroes contained only one woman. With your help, we redress the balance<p>When I put together a list of 10 alternative American heroes for Independence Day, I felt I had all the bases covered. Relying heavily on suggestions from Guardian readers, the list included civil …

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

<i>Editor's Note: This article updated from original, which appeared in Role Reboot.</i><p><i>"Stop interrupting me."</i><p><i>"I just said that."</i><p><i>"No explanation needed."</i><p>In …

Yale Poker Champ With $10 Million Shows Men How to Play Game

Vanessa Selbst spent part of her opening day at the World Series of Poker’s main event fighting for social justice which, along with an aggressive …

From Gin Lane to Magaluf, the press has always shamed women for profit

Sex sells, but sexism sells even better. Last week the Sun saw no contradiction in slut-shaming an unknown teenager on its front page for "performing sex acts" on more than 20 men in Magaluf, while featuring softcore pornography on page 3. According to witnesses, the teenage girl was promised an …

Kerry Washington And Cate Blanchett On Why Women Need To Take Risks

Although making a mistake -- whether at work or in life -- can be petrifying, Cate Blanchett and Kerry Washington think it's necessary.<p>At the Women In Film Los Angeles Gala on June 11, the 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards were presented to a group of extraordinary women including Eva Longoria, Rose …