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The Badass Bitches museum tour: for those who like their art with feminism and swearing

Museum Hack’s untraditional Badass Bitches tour is smart and fun and just a little bit messy.<p>Going on Museum Hack’s Badass Bitches tour — a Guerrilla Girls-inspired feminist spree offered at multiple museums across the country — feels a little like having brunch with your smart, interesting, funny …

Seattle Elects Jenny Durkan As Its First Female Mayor in Nearly a Century

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including …

Her Father Gave Her The Courage To Speak Out Against 'Honor Killings'

In the tribal region of Pakistan where Khalida Brohi grew up, girls didn't typically go to school. Instead, some were forced into marriage at a very young age — and punished by death if they don't act according to plan.<p>That's what happened to Brohi's 14-year-old cousin, Khadija. Khadija's family …

In 1974, They Gave The Nobel To Her Supervisor. Now She's Won A $3 Million Prize

In 1967, Jocelyn Bell Burnell was a graduate student at Cambridge, working on a dissertation about strange objects in distant galaxies known as quasars.<p>She and her supervisor, Antony Hewish, had built a radio telescope to observe them. Data from the telescope scrolled out from a machine — a line in …

Nobel Prize

Meet Souad Abderrahim, the first female mayor of Tunisia’s capital in 160 years

TUNIS — Souad Abderrahim is not like the past 32 mayors of this North African capital. They hailed from wealthy, influential families. She’s a self-made businesswoman. They were political appointees. She was elected in the first-ever mayoral vote last month.<p>And, oh, yes, they were all …

Tunisia

Scientist Whose Male Boss Won Nobel For Her Work Is Giving New $3 Million Prize Away

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell is creating a scholarship for women, refugees and minorities to study physics.<p>In 1974, Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s male PhD …

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Woman crashed Mormon Church service and accused former leader of raping her in 1984. He has denied it.

McKenna Denson had traveled more than 700 miles from her home in Pueblo, Colo., to attend a Mormon Church service in Chandler, Ariz., and didn’t waste time telling the congregation why.<p>Sunday was supposed to be a day of fasting and testimony at the church, and Denson strode up to the pulpit like …

Salt Lake City

Marie Severin, the legendary Marvel artist who never got her due

When comic book fans gush about their favorite superheroes like Iron Man or the Hulk, the names Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko often pop up.<p>But what about comic book artist Marie Severin?<p>On Thursday, Marie Severin's longtime friend and former Marvel staffer Irene Vartanoff announced that the …

Comic Books

Cool Leaning Carbon Electric Skateboard starts at 475 USD

Some crazy developments in the electric skateboard world. This is Carbon-Aluminium electric skateboard that has leaning wheels. Fortunate for us,</b> …

Brompton Electric – First ride

<b>Britain’s best loved, best selling bike just went Electric. There will be many of you reading this that have never ridden an e-bike before (and</b> …

The Award-winning Wheel Reflector That Instantly Make Biking Safer

Bicycles have always been the healthier way of commuting, but there’s still a long way to go to make bicycle riding as safe as sitting inside a car. …

Electric Bikes

Uber Wants You to Use an Electric Bike or Scooter for Short Trips Instead of a Car

Uber has rapidly expanded its slate of transit offerings in recent months, with the addition of electric bike and scooter businesses. Now the …

Electric Bikes

Steph Curry Wrote A Powerful Essay About Women's Equality, The Gender Pay Gap, And His Daughters

NBA star Steph Curry advocated for gender equality and for a push to eliminate the pay gap in an essay for The Player's Tribune, writing that …

Gender

Katherine Johnson, who hand-crunched the numbers for America's first manned space flight, is 100 today

<b>(CNN) —</b> Katherine Johnson, the woman who hand-calculated the trajectory for America's first trip to space, turns 100 today.<p>Before the arrival of electronic data processors, aka, computers in the 1960s, humans -- mainly women -- comprised the workforce at NASA known as the "Computer Pool."<p>Black …

Space Travel

The artist who triumphed over her shocking rape and torture

A new play celebrates the 17th-Century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi, who defied her rape and torture through masterful paintings.<p>"The works shall speak for themselves." So wrote Artemisia Gentileschi in 1649, in a letter to a patron acknowledging her rare position in the art world at that …

Art

They Were America’s First Female Soldiers. Now They’re Getting The Recognition They Deserve

When Grace Banker graduated from Barnard College in 1915, women did not yet have the right vote. But lacking this basic right didn’t stop Banker from …

U.S. Army

4 Things Men Are Really Doing When they ‘Play Devil’s Advocate’ Against Feminism

<i>Originally published on Everyday Feminism.</i>—I just did a radio show.I was asked to come on to talk about street harassment. More specifically, I was …

Feminism

Moment hero nurse confronts knife attacker in A&E waiting room to give patients time to flee

This is the moment a hero nurse confronted a knifeman as he rampaged through an A&E waiting room forcing terrified staff and patients to flee.<p>Video …

Judiciary

A black woman shot and killed her abusive husband in a “stand your ground” state. Now she faces murder charges.

She says her estranged husband was charging at her. Now she’s in jail.<p>A black woman in Selma, Alabama, says she shot and killed her abusive husband because he charged at her and she feared for her life.<p>Now she’s facing a murder charge — despite living in a state with a “stand your ground” law in …

Crime

Radical women: how Latin American artists rebelled with their work

In 1968, Argentinian artist Graciela Carnevale created an unlikely art exhibition: she invited people into an empty gallery, locked them inside, and left.<p>But Lock-up Action, as the artwork was called, came to a swift end when the trapped gallery-goers flagged down a pedestrian, who broke a glass …

At Nike, Revolt Led by Women Leads to Exodus of Male Executives

For too many women, life inside Nike had turned toxic.<p>There were the staff outings that started at restaurants and ended at strip clubs. A supervisor who bragged about the condoms he carried in his backpack. A boss who tried to forcibly kiss a female subordinate, and another who referenced a staff …

Business

20 Rising Female Filmmakers You Need to Know in 2018

IndieWire’s annual tradition of rounding up emerging female directors continues with a batch of 20 filmmakers that span the globe, from the United …

Filmmaking

Atita Verghese's Girl Skate India is breaking the rules for Indian girls

Bengaluru, Karnataka<p>Inside a sprawling sports center near Bengaluru’s tech hub of Sarjapur, little boys practice scoring goals on a football pitch while others jump high on nearby trampolines. There seem to be boys and men everywhere—except inside the skate park, where there are hardly any to be …

Forget Suits. Show the Tattoo. Female Candidates Are Breaking the Rules.

The guys at the union hall have just swapped out the first keg when Abby Finkenauer, Democratic candidate for Congress, arrives and immediately reveals the kind of vulnerability that campaign consultants have long told women to avoid.<p>She starts by discussing her $20,000 in student loan debt, then …

Voting

Meghan Markle is an ally as India battles menstruation taboos

U.S. news<p>A surveillance program that monitors Americans on domestic flights, even if they are not suspected of a crime or having ties to terrorism, is being questioned by civil liberties advocates.<p>"The whole thing is just absurd on so many levels," said Hugh Handeyside, senior staff attorney with …

Surveillance

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Lynda Carter in <i>Wonder Woman</i> (1975), “Phantom of the Roller Coaster, Pt. 1”

Aretha Franklin: A Life in Pictures

Billie Jean King Blasts Ban on Serena Williams' French Open 'Catsuit'

“Criticizing what she wears to work is where the true disrespect lies,” King tweets<p>Tennis great Billie Jean King reacted Saturday to the banning of …

Serena Williams

Brazil arrests hundreds for violence against women

The arrest of more than 1,000 people is just the beginning of major police operations to come, police say. The operation targeted men responsible for …

Rio De Janeiro

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says America 'was never that great'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said America "was never that great" during a speech on Wednesday, drawing criticism from President Donald Trump and the Republican looking to unseat him in November.<p>Cuomo made the comments in the context of a larger argument about gender equality and …