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6 Signs Body Positivity Is Winning the Culture Wars

It’s finally happening. You guys, it’s finally happening! The body-positive revolution is happening, and it <i>will</i> be televised... and tweeted, …

"Her Story" Is The Groundbreaking Trans And Queer Web Series You've Been Waiting For

Her Story, the new six-episode series about trans and queer women navigating their professional and dating lives, is setting out to change the way we think about high-quality trans media.<p>Early in the just-launched web series <i>Her Story</i>, streaming now on YouTube, Violet (Jen Richards) and Allie (Laura …

Sundance Preview: 19 Films That Could Be the Next Oscar Breakouts

From Daniel Radcliffe as a dead body to young Barack and Michelle in love.<p>Though we’re still not done with this year’s Oscar movies, the start of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, on January 21, does technically mark the beginning of <i>next year’s</i> Oscar race. Though Sundance is largely made up of small …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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This Wedding Video Was Shot by a Dog

When Marshall and Addie got married in 2 feet of snow in Roan Mountain, Tennessee, they invited a very special videographer to document the special …

Just admit Hillary won! The silly sexism of the Fox News/lefty smartypants crowd

<b>(AP/John Locher)</b><p>“A man among boys?” This is the dumb commentary that happens when a woman is twice as good as the men on stage<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>October 14, 2015 3:33pm (UTC)<p>By all reasonable measures, Tuesday night's debate was a triumph for both Hillary Clinton and the Democrats generally. Early …

“Atlas of Beauty” Photographer Provides a Rare Look at Women in North Korea

Over two years ago, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc embarked on an ambitious quest to document diverse examples of beauty around the world through stunning portraits of women from more than 37 countries. Her journey has taken her to a diverse range of lands, including Tibet, Iran, Brazil, and …

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A woman’s right to say ‘meh’: being sex positive won’t guarantee you an orgasm

We tell women to have sex with as many partners as they desire while neglecting to tell men to study up on female anatomy. But who wants sex if it’s not good?<p>“I don’t mind motorcycles but do mind when people ride them without helmets,” I lied to a man named “Carl” on the dating app Bumble when he …

The uncomfortable truth about racism and the suffragettes

As Suffragette actresses come under fire for sporting t-shirts with the slogan 'I'd rather be a rebel than a slave', Radhika Sanghani reports on the women's rights movement's complex relationship with race<p>The upcoming movie <i>Suffragette</i><i>,</i> Hollywood’s take on the historical fight for women’s votes, has …

Feminism

Top Tips for Taking Portraits

As a self-taught photographer, I’m an advocate of learning through doing. I didn’t study it, but I can imagine that reading all the Photography 101 …

For transgender people, getting healthcare remains difficult despite Obamacare

Desperate for hormonal treatments, transgender patients were turning to friends and illicit dealers for unregulated cocktails of drugs. Many were left with health complications and infections that landed them in the waiting room of a busy South Los Angeles clinic.<p>"For the most part, they were …

Health Care

These beautiful portraits of Bangladeshi street kids with their dogs will break your heart

They don’t have much, but they have each other.<p>When Australian photographer Sam Edmonds went to Bangladesh to attend the Chobi Mela Photo Festival, …

This startup uses photography to empower women around the world

Bonnie Chiu has used photography to express herself for as long as she can remember. But it was a chance encounter with a group of teenage girls in …

8 Intimate Portraits That Seriously Blur Gender Lines

At first glance, it's difficult to label model Seth Atwell. And that's the point. Self-identification isn't supposed to fall into one category or …

9 Netflix Hacks That Will Make Your Life Way Easier

Binge on your favorite TV shows like an expert.<p><b>1. Helium.</b> Helium is a floating, transparent browser window that allows you to watch Netflix while you work on different projects.<p><b>2. The Neflix Enhancement.</b> This bundle of ingenious Netflix add-ons for Chrome gives you IMDB profiles, trailers, and …

Why "Black Lives Matter" Because All Lives Don't Matter in America

"All lives matter" is a given, a truism, close to a cliché. It is easy to claim, as a consequence. No reasonable person would resist the generalization. Of course, pretty much everyone says, all lives--all human lives, that is--matter (though Cecil the Lion evidences that at least some non-human …

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China feminists to mark womens conference with deafening silence

Security officials order activists not to commemorate UN’s Fourth Conference on Women as Chinese president appears in New York for gender equality summit<p>Exactly 20 years ago, He Xiaopei set off into the rain for a bike ride that would change her life.<p>The 38-year-old bureaucrat was bound for …

Everything That Happened in Marvel's Phase 2

We recap the second cycle of movies in the MCU, from Iron Man 3 through Ant-Man -- and everything in between.<p>With the release of Ant-Man, Phase 2 of …

At last, celebrity women in lesbian relationships are no big deal | Hannah Jane-Parkinson

Model Cara Delevingne and musician St Vincent were pictured sitting lovingly together at London fashion week, without any titillation or shock at their union in the media. It’s a joy to see<p>When is a lesbian relationship between two high-profile celebrities not cause for salacious and intrusive …

Don't keep saying yes: Why you need to stop being so nice

Saying "yes" to everything only ends in unhappiness. It's time women followed Kate Moss's lead and put themselves first, says reformed people pleaser Antonia Hoyle<p>The phone call from my editor came at 6.30pm: would I write a feature for first thing the following morning? My children hollered for …

Every Reason Your School's Gendered Dress Code Is Probably a Sexist Mess

Dress code conflicts announced the beginning of the school year with a bang. Usually, I'd provide an example, but it makes more sense to talk about the Missouri Legislature, where a few weeks ago, a dress code for interns was proposed, to much dismay and no small amount of ridicule.<p>"Removing one …

Feminism

Femen's topless condescension towards Muslim women only helps sexism | Susan Carland

Islam doesn’t require women to love misogyny as a religious duty – not that Femen would know. Muslim women are capable of standing up for ourselves<p>In an old parable, some people gather in a dark room in which there’s an elephant. They’re asked to describe it. One, who can touch only the elephant’s …

Beware The Manic Pixie Dream Boyfriend

<i>This post originally appeared on The Cut. By Anna Breslaw</i><p>When I was in college I dated a guy who always checked that I was listening closely before making proclamations like "Dead flowers are more beautiful than live flowers." After learning my building had roof access, he insisted we sit up there …

Relationships

Tone-Deaf Matt Damon Ridiculed For Comment On Diversity In Hollywood

The diversity issue is best Damonsplained.<p>Matt Damon, a white man, tried to school veteran producer Effie Brown in promoting diversity in film during the first episode of HBO's revamped "Project Greenlight," a reality series that lets one inexperienced filmmaker direct a $3 million feature.<p>"When …

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These Enchanting Wild Animal Portraits Will Stun You

What you're about to see isn't some kind of elaborate Photoshopped series, it's 100% genuine. Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova enlisted the …

Animals

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2015: The winners - Telegraph