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What are men to do in the age of Trump?

Donald Trump represents far more than a setback for women. He also represents the failure of men to deal with their own questions of gender<p>“Men: Time to Listen”. So read a sign on the National Mall in Washington during the Women’s March protesting against Donald Trump the day after his inauguration.<p>…

Feminism

Egyptian lawmaker says women should prove they are virgins to go to college

JERUSALEM – He’s at it again.<p>Last month, Egyptian lawmaker Elhamy Agina declared that women should undergo female genital mutilation in order to “reduce their sexual desires” because Egyptian men are “sexually weak.”<p>Now, he wants all Egyptian women to undergo compulsory “virginity tests” prior to …

The parents of Nigeria's missing Chibok girls say they're 'wounded' after Boko Haram's new video

In the video published by the militants on social media on Sunday, a masked man stands behind a group of the girls, and says some of them have been killed in air strikes.<p>Many of the girls' parents in the northeastern town of Chibok said they tried to watch the video straight away, but were unable …

Boko Haram massacre women in north-east Nigerian village

Militants rampage through Kuda in Adamawa state, burning down homes and killing at least 18 women<p>Boko Haram militants have shot 18 women dead at a funeral in north-eastern Nigeria, rampaging through a village, setting houses on fire and shooting at random, according to witnesses and local …

A Woman Is Calling Out The Men Who Shame Women For Sharing Nude Photos

The woman behind the #ShirtlessShamers2016 hashtag told BuzzFeed News she's "frustrated" with people shaming women's bodies online.

The Secret War Crime: How Do You Ask Women to Relive Their Worst Nightmares

Ayak poses while nine months pregnant at a safe house in Uganda, Dec. 8, 2015.She lost her entire family to a rebel atta<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Lynsey …

Where Are The Black Girls??? - The Co Report

No shade, but Refinery 29 and Fashionista, where are your black girls? Why aren’t more women of color showcased in the fashion community? There is a …

Meet the Artist Using Superheroes to Highlight Racism

We caught up with artist Markus Prime, a graphic illustrator who is using his talents to explore issues of race, class, and representation in his new book, “B.R.U.H.”<p>Graphics illustrator Markus Prime's B.R.U.H.: Black Renditions of Universal Heroes comes out today. In <i>B.R.U.H.,</i> Prime reimagines some …

A Detailed Response to My Favorite Piece of Hate Mail from Black History Month

Being a black activist means getting a ton of crappy mail/Twitter hate. I'd normally ignore them, but some letters just deserve a little feedback.<p>A couple of weeks ago, I sat on a Black History Month panel along with Supriya Dwivedi, Sylvia Maracle, and Nikki Clarke. It was a pretty awesome panel, …

Chamber of Commerce

The Worst Movie of the Year Is This Russian Educational Video About “Dumpster” Women

Here’s a fun video about the dangers of sleeping with non-virgin women because they’re “dumpsters” permanently full of “genes” from previous sex …

10 feminist books to read after you've gotten through the classics

Literature has always been the foundation of the feminist movement. Since the 18th century, when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote A <i>Vindication of the Rights</i> …

Trafficked into sex work, Uganda women stunned to be duped by other women

KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At first, Sarah Nakintu was grateful to her friend for alerting her to job opportunities in marketing and retail in Dubai.<p>Nakintu, a 27-year-old woman from the Ugandan capital Kampala, trusted her friend, who had worked in the United Arab Emirates and seemed …

Africa

'Before he beat us every day, but now it is less': domestic violence in South Sudan | Nadene Ghouri

Gender violence is rife in Warrap state, where girls can be married off for 150 cows and it is considered a sin for men to do chores. Will an experimental programme of group discussions change anything?<p>Bakhita lifts her T-shirt to show her scars: crisscrossed weals snaking from the base of her neck …

Nobody Catcalls the Woman in the Wheelchair

Within feminist spaces, it's assumed that #YesAllWomen experience street harassment. The ways in which that harassment manifests -- the age it starts, its intensity or form, the consequences of speaking out -- may vary depending on one's intersecting identities. But all women, we're told, know the …

Islamic State Issues Fatwa On How To Properly Rape Enslaved Women, Girls

Far from trying to conceal the practice, ISIS has boasted about it and established a department of "war spoils" to manage slavery.<p>Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when "owners" of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid …

Delhi: 7-year-old girl raped by three men, battles for life at AIIMS

A 7-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by three men in Delhi's Tigri area on Saturday evening. One accused has been arrested, reports NDTV.<p>The …

Delhi gang-rape 3 years on: How can the youngest rapist be about to walk free?

Any day now, the youngest of six men who, three years ago gang raped and tortured a student on a moving bus in Delhi, will walk free. Four of his fellow rapists have been given the death penalty. One took his own life in prison, or was murdered, depending whose lawyer you believe.<p>The victim, Jyoti …

I just want to be a hairy girl and for that to be OK

Women – we all remember the first time it was brought to our attention that something wasn’t right about our body hair. Whether it was in the sixth grade when your crush was yelling, “Ewwww, you have <i>so much arm hair</i>!” in front of the entire class, or when you were at home watching hair removal ads, …

The U.N. Sent 3 Foreign Women To The U.S. To Assess Gender Equality. They Were Horrified.

The human rights experts concluded that the country falls far behind most others.<p>A delegation of human rights experts from Poland, the United Kingdom and Costa Rica spent 10 days this month touring the United States so they can prepare a report on the nation's overall treatment of women. The three …

Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty of rape

<b>(CNN) —</b> A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty Thursday of some of the most serious charges against him, including sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and rape.<p>Holtzclaw faced 36 counts. He was found guilty on 18.<p>The former officer cried openly in the courtroom …

Goldie Taylor—Cop Used Whiteness as His Weapon to Rape Black Women

A former Oklahoma City cop thought his badge and his race would protect him as he sexually assaulted woman after woman. An all-white, mostly male …

My Open Knees Are None of Your Business

I watched Amy Schumer's HBO special the other night. Her performance at the Apollo Theater is one of the most brilliant stand-up routines I've ever seen. Aside from being hysterically funny, she's a thought-provoking feminist who understands how to turn everyday situations into comedy gold.<p>Schumer …

Hillary Clinton: Judge by Gender, Not Character

Hillary Clinton's apparent rendition of Martin Luther King's celebrated lines in his I have a Dream address is, "I have a dream that one day women will be judged by their gender, not by the content of their character."<p>During last Tuesday's CNN Democratic debate, Ms. Clinton clucked that the …

Why A Village Leader Ordered The Rape Of A 14-Year-Old In India

Last week, a young man from a remote village in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand was accused of sexually assaulting a married woman. To punish him, the village leader reportedly ordered the rape of his 14-year-old sister. The husband of the woman who was allegedly assaulted was told to carry …

Model and Bodybuilder Keeps Teaching Job After Parents Shame Her "Pornographic" Instagram Account

Mindi Jensen was posting bodybuilding pictures to inspire other women to get fit.<p>Mindi Jensen, a divorced mother of four, is a bikini model and bodybuilder when she's not teaching at North Sanpete Middle School in Moroni, Utah. She recently started posting pictures of her bodybuilding progress to …