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Malala Yousafzai speech in full

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has addressed the United Nations as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child.<p>She marked her 16th birthday by delivering the speech on Friday at the UN headquarters in New York.<p>Taliban gunmen shot Malala on her school bus last …

Malala Yousafzai

If I had a chance to study. Nepal—thinkEQUAL

Women must do well in school to support themselves. Papua New Guinea—thinkEQUAL

Massachusetts Might Force a Woman to Share Parental Rights with the Rapist Who Impregnated Her

In Massachusetts, it is perfectly legal for a man to seek custody of a child he fathered by raping a woman. As strange as this sounds, a woman is currently fighting to prevent this scenario from becoming her reality.<p><i>Image via Flickr user CMCarterSS</i><p>In Massachusetts, it is perfectly legal for a man …

U.S. Federal Courts

This Video Perfectly Explains Why Body Image Is Different For Women

"Women in my family have been shrinking for decades," declares Lily Myers.<p>Her slam poem, "Shrinking Women," which won Best Love Poem at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in April, perfectly expresses the pressure women feel to take up less and less space, to be quiet, to be small and …

Victoria's Secret Protest In Bras Outside California Store Demands Body Diversity (PHOTOS)

Victoria's Secret hasn't maintained a pristine rep as of late, from its controversial Bright Young Things tagline that had conservative parents in a tizzy to its failure to deliver on the promised "survivor" mastectomy bras.<p>The lingerie retailer became the target of more negative attention on …

Image Is Powerful, But It's Not Everything: A Model's Honest Opinion

"I am on this stage because I'm a pretty, white woman." That's just one of the honest, revealing, refreshing lines from model Cameron Russell's TED …

Body image: Imagine Barbie with actual human proportions

Barbie’s got a bad reputation when it comes to promoting a healthy body image in young girls ‘ and it’s not for no reason. If Barbie were a real …

Underwear blogger's message to her bullies: It didn't work, I love my body

She’s struggled with body issues for her entire life, and as a size 12 woman attending college in New York City, Stella Boonshoft is faced with images of skinny, half-naked women everywhere she goes.<p>To stand up to all of the people who have picked on her and to spread her message of body …

New York City

How to Get a Dancer's Body

Simone De La Rue dishes on the secrets behind her BBS method.<p>Simone De La Rue is responsible for the covetable toned limbs and abs of a bevy of boldface names like Karolina Kurkova, Naomi Watts and Sandra Bullock. Her clients, devotees of the Body by Simone method (or BBS for short), swear by her …

Artist Creates 'Realistic Bodied' 19-Year Old Barbie Doll

This is the Barbie doll (right) artist Nicholay Lamm created using 3-D imaging and the Center for Disease Control's average measurements for a …

School programs confront the issue of body image

Kjerstin Gruys, an author and activist who is working on a doctorate in sociology at UCLA, makes a living opening the eyes of young women, talking …