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The case for free tampons

The cost of a product that half the world’s population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply too much<p>When I got my first period, I was in the most embarrassing place my then-11-year-old self could have imagined: my grandparents’ house. I wasn’t sure what to …

Getting rid of tips could reduce sexual harassment, advocates say

Survey shows three-quarters of women in US food service industry have been sexually harassed: ‘You have to tolerate what the customer might do to you when they pay your bills’<p>Women’s rights advocates say getting rid of tipping could help end rampant sexual harassment in the restaurant …

Sexual Harassment

MasterChef judge tells female contestants to choose between kitchen and family

‘No BS, put career first to do well,’ says Monica Galetti – but not all female chefs agree, and fear promising talent will be put off<p>It doesn’t, to borrow a well-known phrase from <i>MasterChef</i>, get much tougher than this. Or at least that is what chef, presenter and judge of <i>MasterChef: The</i> …

Human Geography

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

Taylor Swift On Feminism: It's the Most Important Movement You Can Embrace

Over the past few years, songstress Taylor Swift has really come of age in the public eye — and her feelings on feminism have rapidly evolved as …

92-year-old cancer survivor becomes oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Ready to feel bad about sitting on your couch and watching Netflix all weekend? Well, Harriette Thompson became the oldest woman to complete a full …

Pope Francis two years on: 'The Lord chose me for a short mission'

In a TV interview the head of the Catholic church calls his predecessor ‘an institution’ for his decision to step down and says he is open to a brief reign<p>Pope Francis has marked the second anniversary of his election by giving an interview in which he says he expects his time at the Vatican to be …

Christianity

Congratulations women, your career officially ends at 45

A toxic combination of ageism and sexism means that women's careers are effectively ending at the age of 45, according to a new Government report. The author, Dr Ros Altmann, explains why and what needs to change<p>We’ve all heard of the gender pay gap – it is real, although it is closing. However, …

Gender

How Women Are Changing The World, Shown In Gorgeous Illustrations

Peruvian artist María María Acha-Kutscher wants to make women's participation in social movements more visible -- and her gorgeous illustrations do just that.<p><b>(Story continues below.)</b><p>Acha-Kutscher started her "Indignadas" project in 2012, paying homage to woman activists worldwide. She illustrates …

No Ceilings - Not There Yet: A Data Driven Analysis of Gender Equality

No Ceilings - Not There Yet: A Data Driven Analysis of Gender Equality by Clinton Foundation on Livestream - Livestream.com

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Fred Thomas - Cops Don't Care Pt. II

The 10 TED Talks you’ve commented on the most

TED Talks

On being wrong

Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? "Wrongologist" Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not …

How to make hard choices

Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up -- or get married?! Where should I live? Big …

‘Insidious Conspiracy’ Against Women Costs Economies Up to 30% of GDP, Says IMF Chief

By<p>Ian Talley<p>Ian Talley<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@iantalley<p>Ian.Talley@wsj.com<p>An “insidious conspiracy” of laws is keeping women out of the workforce around the world, costing the global economy badly needed growth, said Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary …

Economics

#AskHerMore Hits The RED CARPET!

Red Carpet

The Entrepreneur Fighting Gender Stereotypes In Combat Sports

How a combat sports company for women is doing more than just transforming how we see female fighters.<p>Women athletes have made great strides in recent years. In 2012, 4,847 women competed in the London Olympic games, the most ever in Olympic history. Not only that, women represented every country …

Oped: Achieving gender equality is the challenge of our times

Op-ed: Achieving gender equality is the challenge of our times<p><i>By: Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri</i><p><b>Date:</b> Tuesday, February 24, …

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Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves?

Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. She was well-equipped to succeed too: An ambitious math and science wiz, she could code faster, with fewer errors, than anyone she knew.<p>In 2011, after 15 years, she left before achieving a …

Tech Industry