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Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

LGBTQI

The ‘benevolent sexism’ behind Dylann Roof’s racism

Many important things will be said in the next few weeks about the murder of nine people holding a prayer meeting at a historic African American church in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17.<p>Here I want to focus on what the suspected killer, Dylann Roof, said right before he gunned …

Feminism

22 Tricks To Solving The Biggest Summer Hair Problems

From scalp sunburn to frizz, how to protect your hair this season.<p><b>If you don't have time to dry your hair after you wash it...</b><p><b>1)</b> <b>Tie it in a chic double-knot bun.</b> This might be hard to master with dry hair but it's really simple when your hair is wet and slick. Put your wet hair in a high pony and …

Hair

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

Backlash against overtesting, “accountability” and Common Core is right on. Here’s how we empower teachers and kids<p><b>Failing grades for the accountability movement</b><p>I’ve been delighted to watch a popular backlash building against an educational “accountability” movement that has robbed students of …

The 'Harry Potter' Cast Had The Most Magical Reunion Ever

We solemnly swear that this is amazing.<p>Draco Malfoy was hanging out with the Weasleys in West Hollywood recently and decided to share the Hogwarts reunion on Instagram for all us Muggles to see. Ten points to Slytherin for that!<p>Joining actor Tom Felton in the photo were Rupert Grint, otherwise …

Jimmy Kimmel: I won't say sorry for slamming anti-vaccine parents

Jimmy Kimmel has an 8-month-old daughter, and he is sick and tired of all this anti-vaccination chatter lately, so he decided to do something about it.<p>The TV host made a PSA last week about why parents should be vaccinating their children. He preceded the video with a long speech about his …

You Won't Believe These Beautiful Images of Honey-Covered Humans

The concept for artist Blake Little‘s latest exhibition took him by surprise.<p>In 2011, the portrait photographer was shooting a man who reminded him, …

Patricia Arquette on pay equality: Insulting to feminism.

It's easy to laugh at the timid way that celebrities frequently wade into feminism, offering pat statements scripted by a team of public relations …

Feminism

Men support women's rights in Turkey... by wearing miniskirts

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not unusual for men to join the fight for women's rights. But it is if they choose to wear miniskirts while they do it.<p>The brutal murder of a Turkish woman, Ozgecan Aslan, 20, who allegedly fought off a sexual assault before her body was burned and dumped in a riverbed, has sparked …

A & D

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I Photographed Women From 37 Countries To Show That Beauty Is Everywhere

I’m a photographer from Romania that quit her job and started a new life. Two years ago I took my backpack, my camera and begun to travel around the …

The Real Reason Girls Don't Like to Code

I recently sat down for a visit with friend who is running a program focused on STEM, and his insights into the boy/girl ratio were discouraging. "We offer coding camps and courses and work hard to get the word out to everyone. We send invitations to all of the girl-focused organizations. But last …

Teenage coders behind Tampon Run take their feminist game to the App Store

Throwing some tampons at sexism in the tech industry<p>There’s no known antidote to the toxicity of Gamergate, but one good way to recuperate is by directing your attention to the teenage creators behind a game called <i>Tampon Run.</i> Sophie Houser, 17, and Andrea Gonzales, 16, met during a summer program …

These Are The Ballerinas And Ballerinos Of Instagram

American Ballet Theater icon Misty Copeland has over 402,000 followers on Instagram. To compare, athletes like Venus and Serena Williams have 89,500 and 992,000 followers, respectively. Michael Phelps has 462,000. Danica Patrick has 26,900.<p>Of course, ballet is easily the most photogenic of the …

What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women

Business Silicon Valley Tech Industry<p>On a spring afternoon last year at an outdoor café in San Francisco, two denizens of the tech community sketched …

Google Invests $50 Million In “Made With Code” Program To Get Girls Excited About CS

This week, Google launched a new initiative called Made With Code, aimed at getting young women excited about learning to code and close the gender gap in the tech industry. The idea behind it is to show young girls that the things they love, from apps on their smartphones to their favorite movies …

Islam and feminism aren’t in competition

On a sweltering day in Jakarta, I met Maria Ulfah Ansor. It was late 2002, and I had just arrived in Indonesia to study women’s activism for my …

Religion

Danseur: Portraits of Masculinity - Photographs and text by Amy Elkins | LensCulture

<i>Masculinity as a socially constructed identity is not a stable entity, but one made up of conflictual and contradictory aspects.</i><p>—Ramsay Burt, author of The Male Dancer<p>The images above are a selection from the project "Danseur," which seeks to explore and push aspects of male identity, gender …

Girl Scouts CEO On The Importance Of Encouraging Girls To Enter STEM Fields

Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chavez shares her thoughts on what we can do to encourage girls into emerging fields.<p>Last night, President Obama talked about the state of our union, and if there was a single theme he returned to again and again, it was this: Our leaders in Washington are setting the …

The ugly truth about sexual assault: More men admit to it if you don’t call it rape

A researcher tells Salon about the startling data on men’s ideas about sexual assault — and how to change them<p>A recent study from researchers at the University of North Dakota offered some troubling data about the sex lives of college men. Among the respondents, a group of 73 straight male …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

New Year's Resolutions for Photographers

Ball drops! Confetti! Staying up extra late!<p>The time has come to get started on those New Year Resolutions. But hey, no need to fear. Resolutions can …

Dancing with Costica - Photographs and text by Jane Long | LensCulture

The Dancing with Costica series initially came about when I decided to brush up on my retouching skills. After finding the Costica Acsinte Archive on Flickr I became fascinated with the images and their subjects. I wanted to bring them to life. But more than that I wanted to give them a story.<p>I …

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly not wasting time as it delivers on that promise. Both the institution's Freer and Sackler galleries have posted over 40,000 pieces of global art online, all of which can be used for non-commercial …

Teen’s note attributes death to lack of acceptance for transgender identity

A suicide note left behind by a 17-year-old Ohio teen who died last weekend has sparked debate about transgender youth.<p>Authorities identified the teen as Joshua Alcorn, who preferred to be known as "Leelah." WCPO Cincinnati reported that Joshua/Leelah was walking along the southbound lanes of I-71 …

'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts see high-school basketball team disinvited from event

A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in nationwide protests over police killings of unarmed black men.<p>The boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Mendocino High School were disinvited from a tournament that starts on Monday at …

Terry Crews Is 'Not Going To Be Silent' About Sexism

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews just dropped some serious knowledge about feminism, masculinity and manhood. And we're <i>definitely</i> listening.<p>The actor and former NFL player sat down with The Agenda's Elamin Abdelmahmoud for the What Makes A Man 2014 conference to discuss Crews' new book about …

Obama Supports Girls in Science, Refuses to Gender Toys At Annual Christmas Event

This December marked the first time that President Obama participated in the Marine’s Toys for Tots program by helping the First Lady divide donated …

Meet the most famous woman in computing you've probably never heard of

Ada Lovelace was born famous: the daughter of celebrated poet Lord Byron. Often considered the world’s first real rockstar, Byron’s wild lifestyle and sexual exploits helped define modern celebrity.<p>Ada’s mom wanted none of it. To prevent her child from acquiring her dad’s crazy temperament, she …

#TechTuesday – 5 Amazing Female Engineers That Time Forgot

<i>There have always been extraordinary women in STEM… it just wasn’t called that in the 1800s. Meet these five incredible engineers and learn about</i> …