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Women Are Terrified Of Rejecting Men Because Toxic Masculinity Is Very Real

<i>Trigger warning: This post contains mentions of sexual harassment, assault, and violence.</i><p>"I was walking home when a truck pulled up beside me. The guy kept cat calling me but I ignored him...until he yelled 'What are you, stupid or something?' That's when I told him to piss off. <b>He left when the</b> …

Empathy

The Indian women lighting the way for change

<b>In India's desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are becoming the surprise agents of change, convincing coal-reliant communities to switch to solar.</b><p>They are called "Solar Sahelis" or "solar friends", and their job is to convince their neighbours to invest in solar-powered solutions.<p>But it's not …

Women's News (India)

Ardern and Bhutto: Two different pregnancies in power

<b>Now that New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has hit world headlines by becoming only the second elected head of government to give birth in office, attention has naturally been drawn to the first such leader - Pakistan's late two-time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.</b><p>And there are some …

New Zealand

India women: Anti-trafficking activists raped after staging street play

<b>Five Indian anti-trafficking activists performing a street play were gang-raped at gunpoint in the eastern state of Jharkhand, police have confirmed.</b><p>The women were forced into cars and raped in a "secluded area", police told BBC Hindi.<p>Police say they are investigating the incident but have not made …

India

Did Miriam's Tambourine Make Her Look Fat?

Miriam of the Bible is probably best known as Moses’s older sister — she’s the one who placed him in a basket and sends him down the Nile to safety. …

Red Sea

5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women

If you're not the type to keep up with ugly, soul-killing political controversies, let me catch you up: A while back, hugely popular political …

Feminism

5 Ways The MRA Indoctrinates New Members With Cult Tactics

If you've spent any time on the internet, which you probably have considering you are on it right now, you may have encountered the special brand of …

Chris Brown

“It’s Chilly in Here”: The Phenomena of Women in Refrigerators

It’s been a long day of superhero antics. You’re lucky you escaped this incident alive. Tired, injured, and demoralized, you would like nothing more …

Green Lantern

5 Stupid Movie Tropes You Always See About Women

As you may have gathered from the never-ending screeches coming from the worst corners of the internet, pop culture is getting more progressive by …

Green Lantern

Bizarre Stereotypes About Women That Hollywood Won’t Let Go

<b>We're making memes smarter. So can you. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get started.</b><p>Hollywood loves stereotypes, and with good …

Hate Groups

Harvey Weinstein's accusers: Full list includes fledgling actresses and Hollywood royalty

During a “20/20” interview that aired Oct. 13, Bindi alleged that Weinstein attacked her in 2010. She was 29 at the time and was working in Hollywood as a massage therapist and had spoken to Weinstein about a possible book deal. During an appointment with him at the Montage Hotel, she said he …

Year of the Hollywood Female Activist: Grassroot Groups Rally to Thwart Trump

Ahead of California's June 5 primary, a new generation of industry leaders is working to influence 23 congressional and senatorial races and …

Black Lives Matter

Vogue defends Saudi princess cover after backlash

<b>Vogue Arabia has defended its use of a princess on its cover to mark "trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia", after being accused of ignoring a crackdown on women's rights activists.</b><p>The edition features Princess Hayfa Bint Abdullah Al Saud in the driving seat of a car.<p>A ban on women driving in the …

Saudi Arabia

7 Women on Job-Hunting and Getting Hired While Pregnant

<i>NEW MOM explores the brilliant, terrible, wonderful, confusing realities of first-time motherhood. It’s for anybody who wants to be a new mom, is a</i> …

Employment

Silence Around Menstruation Is Putting Women and Girls Around the World at Risk, Study Says

We need to talk about vaginal bleeding of all kinds.<p>A new study says that the global taboo surrounding vaginal bleeding is putting women and girls around the world at risk — and it's not just misinformation or embarrassment around menstruation that causes precarious health situations for women.<p>The …

Women's Health

How Periods Perpetuate Homelessness

Getting your period can lead to stress, embarrassment, missing meals, and missing opportunities.<p>Taylor D. was 23 years old when she had to decide between buying a meal or buying menstrual products. She was living on her own in San Francisco, and for 109 days, she experienced homelessness — seven …

Menstruation

Period Taboo Around the World

Periods: your body's monthly visitor. But no matter how many times that visitor stops by, menstruation remains a taboo topic around the world.<p>People who menstruate have long been taught to be ashamed of or to keep silent about their periods for many reasons. At a pool party, someone might avoid …

Menstruation

When Living Your Truth Can Mean Losing Your Children

The questioning went on for days. Did she allow her children to watch a Christmas video? Did she include plastic Easter eggs as part of her celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim? Did she use English nicknames for them, instead of their Hebrew names?<p>This grilling of Chavie Weisberger, 35, took …

Religion

Meet the “Dependa”: An ugly meme — and sexist stereotype — used to slur military spouses

<b>(Facebook/AntiDependa/Screen Montage by Salon)</b><p>As wives of service members become more outspoken, they’re also getting slammed with misogynistic caricatures<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>May 15, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>Friday was Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which was established by Ronald Reagan in 1984 to honor the …

17 Times Celebrities Had To Stop Their Interviews To Point Out Blatant Sexism

"Do you do that to the guys?"

The 10 Worst Stereotypes About Powerful Women

“I’ve been in this field for more than 30 years,” said co-anchor of <i>Today</i> Ann Curry. “I’ve heard a lot of stereotypes.”<p>Women continue climbing the rungs of power—building their ranks as heads of state, corporate leaders and media influencers—but their minority status means they still face harsh, …

How Painter Gwen John Started The "Single Women And Cats" Stereotype

Welsh artist Gwen John was a pioneer of the intimism style of painting that grew out of French impressionism in the early 20th century. While …

Revenge Is an Exploitation Movie for the #MeToo Era

Can you recommend a movie without telling anyone to actually see it? Because no sane, remotely tasteful person would tell you to watch <i>Revenge</i> (which opens today in select theaters and everywhere on demand). It’s a ludicrously gory, over-the-top, woman-on-a-rampage grindhouse film. It’s also a …

Christiane Amanpour Is Officially Replacing Charlie Rose on PBS

Christiane Amanpour will officially take over disgraced TV journalist Charlie Rose’s coveted one-hour nighttime slot on PBS, during which she’ll …

Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence-only sex education hurts victims of rape and human trafficking.

In 2002, 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was abducted from her Salt Lake City home, held captive in the mountains, and raped repeatedly for nine months.* …

'Hiding in plain sight': Buddhism's forgotten women

In both ancient lore and modern culture, we hear much about the Buddha's road to enlightenment – from his birth to his parinirvana, or death.<p>But …

Stories About Cults Are About Men, Women, and Power — That’s Why They’re Needed More Than Ever

In the #MeToo era, extreme narratives like "Wild, Wild Country" are all too valuable when it comes to making us realize when abuse is happening.<p>Think …

Ava DuVernay Fires Back at Men Who Aren’t Happy She Hires Female ‘Queen Sugar’ Directors: ‘Sue Me’

“Why did we do this?" DuVersay asks about hiring only women behind the camera. "Because we can create spaces that nourish in our own image."<p>“Queen …

Meet 4 Essential Women Filmmakers From the New Hollywood Era

This month, BAM is paying tribute to the true revolutionaries of the celebrated New Hollywood: the trailblazing women filmmakers who defied historic …