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JWT identifies 20 female tribes in global study

J Walter Thompson has come up with 20 new female tribes as part of its initiative analysing women's attitudes to life issues such as sexuality, …

The growing gender divide over “Ghostbusters”: Why movies starring women get slimed by male critics

Because film criticism is so male-dominated, men have a disproportionate say—especially on movies about women<p>After months of fanboys arguing over a movie no one has even seen, critics finally got a peek at Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, in which comedians Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen …

Jennifer Aniston indicts “dehumanizing” tabloid culture in scathing HuffPo essay: “Is she pregnant? Is she eating too much? Has she let herself go?”

Fed up with never-ending bump-watch, body-policing gossip, Aniston criticizes narrow cultural roles for women<p>One quirk of our time is the access we have to a plethora of information. A quick Google search can turn up facts and figures to almost any person, place or thing. In terms of people -- …

5 times “Girls” creator Lena Dunham took a stand

On Tuesday, she called on New Yorkers to help “get rid of the guns” in subway ads for “Jason Bourne”<p>On Tuesday, "Girls" creator Lena Dunham promoted an idea first floated by producer Tami Sagher -- to remove all the guns from ads on the New York subway system for the new Matt Damon film "Jason …

Build Your 2016 Content Marketing Strategy In 7 Steps

Seventy-six percent of B2C marketers report using content marketing, yet only 37% say their strategy is actually effective. Blindly pursuing content …

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975)

In Simone de Beauvoir’s 1945 novel <i>The Blood of Others</i>, the narrator, Jean Blomart, reports on his childhood friend Marcel’s reaction to the word …

Do alpha 'XX women' exist?

Alison Wolf's new book: The XX Factor: How Working Women Are Creating a New Society, argues that women at the top are widening the gap between …

Why is 1960s female icon Diana Rigg now laying into other women?

<b>Age:</b> 74.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Invincible.<p><b>Ah, Diana Rigg!</b> Yes, Diana Rigg. She –<p><b>Ah, Diana Rigg!</b> Yes, I said, Diana Rigg. She's in the news bec –<p><b>Would you stop</b> …

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What Women Want

It's an age-old, mystifying question no one has ever really nailed down. Many people have taken stabs at it, merely guessing off their own experiences and what they've been told, but if we're still asking the question and not yet feeling comfortable we know the answer, we must not have answered it …

Unapologetics: Countering Apologetics With Humer

01<p>of 18<p>Omnipresence: God is Omnipresent & Everywhere, Even in the Bathroom<p>Bad Ideas Should be Laughed At, Not Just Refuted with More …

Drew Barrymore Interview: Actress Calls Women 'Moody'

We're generally pretty big Drew Barrymore fans. This is a woman who has copped to growing facial hair while pregnant, admitted that she doesn't think women can have it all and starred in what is perhaps the best movie of all time, Never Been Kissed.<p>That is why we were particularly distressed to …

All women gain from feminism – even Diana Rigg

The other day a perfectly nice chap opened the door for me in a restaurant so I spat in his face and started ululating Greenham style. Another man …

Why Men Hate To Give Women Feedback

Early in my career, a friend vented to me about how his day had turned into a disaster. He was a new manager, and had to give a performance review to one of his female direct reports. He didn’t go in concerned, as from his point of view, her assessment was overwhelmingly positive with a few minor …

Life in Code: Why this entrepreneur is telling the stories of women in tech

Seattle entrepreneur Paul Watts was tired of just thinking and talking about the lack of women in the tech world, so now, he’s doing something about …

The power of the media: putting women in the frame

"Is there a Men's Room?" This is a question we've been asked more times than I'd care to count since founding The Women's Room, the database of …

A Few More Words About Women and Work

After watching the HBO documentary <i>Manhunt</i> about the CIA analysts tracking al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, I asked everyone I could if they knew the analysts had all been women, and not just the character Maya in the <i>Zero Dark Thirty</i> movie. I thought maybe I had missed something, but no one did.<p>They …

Emotional Nudity: An Open Letter To Women Who Constantly Complain But Never Change

<i>Ladies, stop rewinding and repeating the same drama and just do something about it already.</i><p>Dear Sista Complains A Lot: There is something that I’ve been wanting to say to you and I finally think it’s time. I’m hoping that you can hear me over your constant grumbles of discontent. I’m praying that …

Women Of Different Generations Need To Talk

Cartoons are often based on a cliche–it takes what we know and twists it, and that’s what elicits a laugh. In this case, we are all familiar with the classic New Yorker type cartoon of the businessman showing his world (or his business) to his son, the heir. And saying something funny. In this …

No Country for Frumpy Women

Have you noticed how women in almost every professional field today are subjected to a hotness rating?<p>Here’s a rating of the sexiness of women in …

We Need To Recognize The Accomplishments Of Women

Billie Jean King. Martina Navratilova. Sheryl Swoopes. Natasha Kai. Megan Rapinoe. Sue Wicks. Rosie Jones. Michelle Van Gorp. Amber Harris. Jessica …

Will we ever have more women at the top?

The Guardian launched a new section on its website focusing on women in leadership at an event on Wednesday night. The new site aims to address the …

Women Replace Men As Leaders Of Progressive Think Tanks

As conservatives consider new ways for the GOP to reach out to women voters, progressives have taken a different approach: tapping women to run their think thanks.<p>When Anne-Marie Slaughter was chosen to succeed Steve Coll as president of the New America Foundation in April, she became the latest in …

Time for a small smile of optimism for women at the Royal Society?

The Royal Society, the national academy of science for the UK (and the Commonwealth), is a venerable beast, having celebrated its 350th anniversary …

Transplant hope for women born without wombs

Sophie Lewis was told at the age of 16 that she would never be able to bear a child of her own. If she wanted a family, the only options would be …

The Curious History of Women Who 'Passed' As Men In Pursuit of a Dream

Of the many things I can't imagine myself doing -- like jumping out of an airplane -- I'd have to say that posing as a man would be pretty difficult for me. And who'd believe it? I'd make such a tiny little guy.<p>Before Dustin Hoffman in <i>Tootsie</i>, Julie Andrews in <i>Victor Victoria</i> and Jack Lemmon and …

Why Are We So Ashamed of Our Women Heroes?

For as long as I can remember, I've relied on the inspirational company of heroes. When I was in grade school, I read every biography in a blue-book series of famous figures in American history: Dr. King, Helen Keller, FDR, Harriet Tubman, and many more. All of their stories told my soul I could …