Feminism

The woman banished to a hut during their period

<b>An ancient Hindu tradition meaning menstruating women are banished to an outhouse is still alive in western Nepal. Meet those who have to sleep outside every month, and the women fighting to end the practice.</b>

Sexism

As if America Needs Another Reason to Hate Chelsea Clinton

As if America Needs Another Reason to Hate Chelsea Clinton [VIDEO]<p>Leftist women prove once again that they are every woman’s enemy unless your name …

Women's News

What I want you to know about acquaintance rape

<b>Trigger warning: This essay discusses sexual assault and acquaintance rape.</b><p>If you get your information about sexual violence from the news, then you …

Women's News

Don't slate Angela Merkel's reply to the most boring question you can ask a politician in 2017

The greatest political faux pas of 2017 is to not identify as a feminist. If you are a political figure, be it the Prime Minister of Great Britain or Canada, it is mandatory to wave the feminist flag and wear the t-shirt - quite literally. The least you need to do is grab one of the famous …

Women's News

Women In The U.S. Don’t Live In A Dystopian Hellscape. Yet.

"The Handmaid’s Tale" resonates, but there’s reason for hope.<p>You’d have to be fairly clueless about the current political moment not to feel a shiver of recognition watching “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the new dystopian drama on Hulu.<p>Based on Margaret Atwood’s bestselling novel, the show debuted …

Women's News

Jessica Chastain on sexism in Hollywood: 'Somebody important kind of spanked me'

Jessica Chastain plays ruthless secret agents, political lobbyists and wins endless award nominations. And she's unafraid to speak out about sexism in the film industry. So why does talking about her granny make her cry?<p>Jessica Chastain still has a key ring she was given by her high-school …

Sexism

5 Ways to Teach Your Children About Consent

In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, author and sexual consent activist Amy Hatvany shares five ways to talk to your kids about sex and consent.<p>It's not an easy thing to talk with your kids about sex. We live in a culture soaked in sexuality—it's used to sell everything from cars to toys …

Parenting

U.S. Alpine director to petition ski officials to let Lindsey Vonn race men

U.S. Alpine director Patrick Riml said he will push for rules alterations at the upcoming International Ski Federation (FIS) meetings to possibly …

Sexism

“Patriarchy is a Bitch” T-Shirt Drops on Donald Trump's 100th Day in Office

It honors black feminists.<p>From the Million Women’s March to Black Lives Matter, it’s crystal clear how the new wave of protests against the current administration took their inspiration from Black women’s struggles for liberation.<p>Now, on the 100th day of the Trump administration, and the first …

Patriarchy

The Heineken Ad Is Worse Than The Pepsi Ad -- You’re Just Too Stupid To Know It

It tricks you into thinking social problems can be resolved if only people tolerate their oppression a little bit more.<p>If you asked me to describe the worst blind date ever, it would go something like this:<p>We arrive at an abandoned warehouse for drinks. My date looks like a cross between John …

Women's News

How Mom's Brand Of Feminism Isn't Cutting It Anymore

Sometime around high school or college, it occurred to me that equality was pretty cool. So I started proudly calling myself by the label I thought …

Women's News

Female Dragonflies Are Faking Their Death To Avoid Males And The Internet Is Like, We Feel You Girl

When I first started dating my husband, we were both working at restaurants about a block away from each other. I usually got done first so I would come to his bar and wait for him to be done so he could walk me home. We both lived and worked in Lincoln Square, a fairly safe neighborhood in …

Women's News

Why Some Conservatives Think LGBTQ People Deserve to Get Beaten Up

Last Thursday, Republican Sen. Mike Enzi spoke to a group of middle and high school students in Greybull, Wyoming. During Q&A, a sophomore named …

LGBTQ

Women given third class status in Islam: Subramanian Swamy

Citing examples of triple talaq and the practice of marrying four wives in Islam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday …

Islam

Would You Exchange Sex for Cheaper Rent?

One writer investigates the growing trend of men taking advantage of vulnerable women.<p>When a low, steady voice from behind calls my name, my heart rate shoots up. It is the same voice that slimed its way out of my iPhone receiver a few days ago when I arranged this pub meeting with a potential new …

Pregnancy

The Problem with ‘Girlboss’ Feminism

There’s a scene in Episode 9 of <i>Girlboss</i> — the new Netflix series about how Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso started her flashy retail website — in …

Women's News

Monica Lewinsky, Amy Fisher, and More Famous Mistresses — See Where They Are Now!

Remember Monica Lewinsky? Or how about Amy Fisher? Sure these mistresses became famous after news broke about their alleged affairs, but what …

Women's News

Jayalalithaa's cape as shield; Mayawati's handbag, a sword: The weapons of women in politics

<b>To handbag</b> (verb)<p>[WITH OBJECT] humorous, informal<p>(of a woman) verbally attack or crush (a person or idea) ruthlessly and forcefully.<p>Love her or hate …

Mamata Banerjee

Why the Heineken advert isn't any better than Pepsi's

We've had enough of brands pretending to be woke<p>Two years ago smugglers managed to get 48,000 cans of Heineken into Saudi Arabia by disguising it as Pepsi. This is ironic because Heineken's latest advert, which has been described as the "antidote" to Pepsi's awful Kendall Jenner fuck-up, is …

Women's News

Fans Are Devastated That MTV Cancelled "Sweet/Vicious"

"I was sad when I read this but now I'm just getting angrier and angrier," one fan wrote.<p>Posted on April 28, 2017, 22:12 GMT<p>Fans of the MTV show <i>Sweet/Vicious</i> got bad news on Friday, April 28 when the show's creator, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, announced the show has officially been canceled. Robinson …

TV

Are we living in The Handmaid’s Tale?

Margaret Atwood’s <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is a brilliant achievement of dystopian fiction – detailed, haunting and deeply creepy. The much-praised TV version debuted this week, and, by all accounts, it’s spectacular.<p>The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when environmental poisons (a favourite …

Literature

Did Heather Matarazzo’s Below Her Mouth Twitter Thread Discount the Experiences of Bisexual Women?

<i>Below Her Mouth</i> is a Canadian film making its U.S. debut this weekend. It’s a story about queer women told by a queer, female director that boasts an …

Women's News

How inner Melbourne pubs are fighting back against the culture of sleaze

Drink spiking, sleazy remarks, assaults. This week's investigation into endemic sexual harassment in the hospitality industry does not come as a …

Brisbane

Sexual assaults at concerts 'rarely reported'

A victim called Emily said she was dancing at a gig when a person reached between her thighs and grabbed "really aggressively" at her crotch.<p>She …

UK News

The “Latina Power” tee you’ve seen all over Instagram supports an important cause

There are few things that get our fashion loving, feminist hearts going more than seeing a cool tee for a good cause. Whether you’re wearing the …

Fashion

2 Social Causes That Need To Be On Your Company's Radar

The 2016 election was an emotional rollercoaster…to put it lightly. It brought to light a number of social issues polarizing the nation, and it is perhaps the polarization that was so hard to swallow. Following the November 8th election, there were a number of uncertainties regarding our domestic …

Mental Health

Bill O’Reilly, Dr. Luke, and the End of Impunity for Powerful Men

Sometimes it feels like we’re living through a crescendo of misogyny. A man who bragged on tape about committing sexual assault was elected president. Every day, we’re told we don’t need feminism anymore, yet prominent women are chased out of online spaces by virulent trolls and rape threats. Men’s …

Women's News

Relatable: Female dragonflies would rather play dead than mate with a male

If you’re a woman and you’ve ever just averted eye conduct with people on the street or relied on headphones to avoid men trying to talk to you, you …

Nature

Jessie Reyez Calls Out Industry Sexism in "Gatekeeper" Video

The Toronto singer shows us the uncomfortable and awful demands women sometimes face to make it in music.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey US.</i><p>Sexism and misogyny toward women in the music industry is a tired reality. So often we dole out frustrated proclamations of being better and that …

Sexism

Sean Hannity says it’s the ‘total end’ of Fox News if this report is true

Fox News host and talk radio star Sean Hannity appeared alarmed at a report from the New York Magazine that Fox News was heading toward a management “shakeup” at the network after the accusations that took down Bill O’Reilly. Hannity said it would be the “total end” of Fox News if the report was …

Sexism