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The Photoshop transformation in this music video will shock you

Tech News Today<p>How hackers can use chip flaw to get your password<p>Tech News Today - 01-09-18<p>HP recalls laptops over fire risk, How to see if A<p>Tech …

Full-face veils aren't barbaric – but our response can be

Should Britain follow France and Belgium in a general ban on wearing the full-face veil in public? Using threats and coercion to force a Muslim woman to adopt a full-face veil is already a criminal offence in the UK, and our schools, workplaces and courts already have wide powers to impose …

The women who fought as men: Rare American Civil War pictures show how females disguised themselves so they could go into battle

• Some enlisted alongside their husbands as they couldn't bear to be apart<br>• They often served with distinction fighting in dozens of battles<br>• One even …

What it means to be a scientist and feminist: three generations, three views

Scientists share their thoughts on feminism's place in science, the challenges faced and what's needed to progress<p><b>Georgina Rippon</b><b>, 63, professor of cognitive neuroimaging at Aston University</b><p>Being a scientist and a feminist is a win-win situation. Science gives you the weapons to do battle in …

Gender as Non-Fiction

A Q&A with Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive<p>"My gender is a work of non-fiction," author, activist, and biologist Julia Serano declares in one of the essays in her new book <i>Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive</i>, out on October …

Lay off Michelle Obama: Why white feminists need to lean back

<b>Michelle Obama (AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>The first lady’s critics miss the fact that black women have never been the model for mainstream American womanhood<p>Brittney Cooper<p>November 29, 2013 12:43pm (UTC)<p>In a column at Politico last week entitled “Leaning Out: How Michelle Obama Became a Feminist Nightmare,” …

Read Beyoncé's Essay on Gender Equality

Beyoncé has written an essay titled "Gender Equality Is a Myth!" for the new installment of Maria Shriver's Shriver Report, a study that the journalist publishes alongside the Center for American Progress.<p>Beyoncé makes the simple case for gender equality in America through equal pay in the …

Beyoncé Pens Badass Essay On Gender Equality

If Beyoncé's video album left any question as to her feminist credentials, the pop star's contribution to The Shriver Report has us bowing down all over again.<p>Led by journalist and former first lady of California Maria Shriver, The Shriver Report is a media initiative which documents the influence …

Beyonce: Gender Equality Is a Myth

In a new essay, Beyonce has some words of encouragement for all the single ladies and grown women out there. "We need to stop buying into the myth …

Feminism

Audrey Niffenegger Art: 'Awake in the Dream World' Presents Surreal Portraits Of Mystical Women (PHOTOS)

"The compulsion when I'm writing has often been: 'Let's kill them all!' writes Audrey Niffenegger, author of "The Time Traveler's Wife," in a piece for the Guardian. "I can make my characters' lives really quite miserable. I don't feel a duty to give hope or do the right thing, only to get inside …

“Smile, baby”: The words no woman wants to hear

Telling women to “smile” may seem a small thing — until you consider what often happens when women don’t want to<p>Yesterday, I missed a train and I was frustrated, hot and tired. A man standing in the station decided it was a good time to pass his hand along my arm as I ran by and whisper, “You’d be …

Rage, Fear, Sadness, Fatigue. The Yoga of Darkness.

<b>By Karin L. Burke</b><p><i>“Emotion is the chief source of all becoming-conscious. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into</i> …

Female genital mutilation: 'Mothers need to say no'

"As a little girl I would go looking for the cutters and ask them when it was my turn," Faduma Ali says. "I thought it was exciting. I wish I had known then what I know now."<p>It's almost eight decades since Faduma underwent female genital mutilation (FGM), sometimes known as female circumcision, in …

California Rape Loophole Closed Thanks To New Law Signed By Gov. Jerry Brown

A California man's rape conviction was overturned by an appellate court in January because of a terrifying loophole in the state's sexual assault law: the victim wasn't married.<p>Now, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday, all women who are raped -- not just married women -- can get …

Apple’s Seductive Brand Promise: Cultural Capital & Social Mobility - Sociological Images

<i>This is the fourth post in a four part series.</i> <i>Start at the beginning with:</i> Whimsical Branding Obscures Apple’s Troubled Supply Chain.<p>Despite the …

Rape is about power, not sex

Traditional gender roles, a self-policing community, hierarchies where certain people are considered untouchable: that's a perfect recipe for rampant sexual abuse and inadequate prosecution. We've seen it in the Catholic church, in Hasidic Jewish communities, among Mennonites in Bolivia. So why …

Lucy Vallender, UK's First Transgender Muslim Woman, Gets Married After Leaving Territorial Army (PHOTOS)

Lucy Vallender finally feels "true to herself" since getting gender confirmation surgery and converting to Islam, saying that since the surgery three years ago and the conversion last September, "I felt happy and relieved at last -- the happiest I've ever felt in my life." She's been called the …

Portraits Of Women As Everyday Objects Question Gender Roles

The series <i>Like Everyday</i> of Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian is powerful in its simplicity. She created the images shortly after marrying her …

Jailbreak The Patriarchy Can Gender-Swap Everything You Read On The Internet

Danielle Sucher wants to re-gender what you read on the Internet.<p>Sucher, 32, currently works as a software developer for web and mobile consultancy 9mmedia. In 2011, she wrote a Chrome extension, "Jailbreak The Patriarchy," that swaps the gender of every pronoun and explicitly gendered term in any …

'Raising My Rainbow': Bringing a child up free of gender parameters - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Parents raise boy as gender creative<p>Play Video - 5:44<p>Play Video - 5:44<p>More video<p>3:23 Sponsored Content Now Playing‘Pregnancy, OMG!’: New book takes a warm look at moms-to-be<p>3:13 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch Hoda Kotb’s daughter Haley Joy hunt …

Parents of gender-creative boy: We're 'reluctant pioneers' - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Parents raise boy as gender creative<p>Play Video - 5:44<p>Play Video - 5:44<p>More video<p>3:23 Sponsored Content Now Playing‘Pregnancy, OMG!’: New book takes a warm look at moms-to-be<p>3:13 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch Hoda Kotb’s daughter Haley Joy hunt …

Whether women 'lean in' or 'lean out', jobs have to change for us to succeed

Exactly 20 years ago this month, I leaned in – big time. I was 29, and during my first maternity leave I was promoted to become the editor of Roll Call, the political newspaper that covers Congress. I spent three years in that job and another seven in various management positions in journalism and …

Miley Cyrus joins the boys’ club

<b>(Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>Miley Cyrus acted like a male pop star at the VMAs. But she’ll get criticized like a female one<p>Soraya Chemaly<p>August 26, 2013 11:30pm (UTC)<p>It’s hard being a living doll. Ask Miley Cyrus. The singer’s slightly bizarre, teddy-bear twerking performance at last night’s MTV’s Video …

This Month in Sociological Images (August 2013) - Sociological Images

<b>Happy end of August!</b><p><b>SocImages News:</b><p>I had the opportunity to publish essays in <i>Politico</i> and <i>Salon</i> this month. The first was a response to an accusation …

Mark Millar and Todd McFarlane: Ladies, Comics Aren't For You

Wow, everything I've been doing is wrong.<p>When I started reading comics and writing comic fanfics as a kid, I guess I just didn't know that I was in …

The English Language Limits Gendered Language

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.<p>It's commonplace to throw "man" at the end of "I don't know," just as is referring to anyone (regardless of his or her sex) …

Robyn Lawley: the world's most refreshing supermodel?

Robyn Lawley is the supermodel you've never heard of. Last year she was the face of Ralph Lauren; the year before she appeared on the cover of Italian Vogue. She has her own fashion range, a book deal, and presents cookery shows in her native Australia. But you probably don't recognise Lawley …

Robyn Lawley On Body-Shaming: 'Skinny' And 'Fat' Labels Are Holding Us Back

Ralph Lauren campaign star Robyn Lawley may be a plus-size model icon -- but you'd better not call her one. In an interview with the Guardian on Friday, the size 12 stunner reveals thats she's loath to endorse any label, big or small.<p>Robyn thinks that celebrating a so-called plus-size shape can be …

Battle Of The Sexes: Beauty Product Edition

Once upon a time, Roland Barthes wrote extensively and poetically on the seemingly mundane subject of advertisement for detergents and soaps: "These …