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Women donning gorilla masks pose in front of the original Guerilla Girls posters, as part of the ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition at the V&A in 2014. Eric Huybrechts/Wikimedia

Do women have to be naked to get into museums? Why female artists continue to be underrepresented in the art world

Notwithstanding the proliferation of exhibitions devoted to women, the question that feminists asked in the 1980s is more relevant than ever.
Much commentary has focussed on the political harms of deepfakes, but we’ve heard less about how they are specifically being used to degrade girls and women. (Shutterstock)

Cyberbullying girls with pornographic deepfakes is a form of misogyny

Understanding how deepfakes can be used as a tool for misogyny is an important first step in considering the harms they will likely cause, including through school cyberbullying.
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind (1939). Archive PL/Alamy

How Vivien Leigh survived Hollywood before #MeToo

As Hollywood continues to reckon with its past, Vivien Leigh’s story is a reminder of the challenges faced by women, even the most successful ones.
A community event takes place on June 29 outside Hagey Hall at the University of Waterloo to focus on supporting one another and making everyone feel safe after an attack at the university earlier in the week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

University of Waterloo stabbings: We all need to teach ‘gender issues’ to protect our communities from hate

We need to care for those most affected, and consider both how we create safe work and learning environments, and how we de-escalate movements of misogyny, homophobia and transphobia.
South Korean women protest against sexism and digital sex crimes, such as the making of pornography using hidden cameras. Jean Chung/Getty Images

Why so many South Korean women are refusing to date, marry or have kids

The South Korean government’s embrace of gendered citizenship has fueled the virulent gender war between men and women, with digital sex crimes used as ammunition.

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