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A woman speaks at a protest in Washington D.C. following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of its decision in the Roe v. Wade case on abortion rights, June 24, 2022. (Shutterstock)

How racialized women can tackle backlash when advocating for change

Advocacy often provokes strong reactions from those in power. This backlash deters others from speaking out and perpetuates a cycle of silence, gaslighting and compliance.
Actor Halle Berry, standing in front of U.S. senators, proclaims that she’s in menopause. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Menopause treatments can help with hot flashes and other symptoms – but many people aren’t aware of the latest advances

The number of patients prescribed hormonal therapy plummeted after 2002, due to findings experts have since questioned. With better understanding, more and more people are using these treatments.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns from a break in his hush money trial at Manhattan Criminal Court, May 28, 2024, in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, Pool)

The intersectionality of hate helps make sense of the ideology of Donald Trump and the far right

The intersectionality of hate, which combines racism, antisemitism and misogyny, leads the white heterosexual male to believe that he is a victim of the “minorities” he must resist.
Clara Bow appeared in 58 films in just over a decade. John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images

Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow

The star of the 1920s silver screen who appears on Taylor Swift’s new album abruptly left Hollywood at the height of her success – a middle finger to the men whom she had made rich and powerful.
Rape victim ‘Lucía’ saw women all over Spain take to the streets in fury at the treatment she had received (posed by model). Alto / Alamay

You Are Not Alone: powerful new film documents how women’s protest against misogyny helped change Spain’s rape laws

Documenting Spain’s #metoo moment, the film articulates women’s fury at the deeply entrenched sexism and misogyny that permeates Spanish society and culture.
It is not enough to remove the unfair barriers holding women back; we also need to confront the unfair privileges propelling men forward. (Shutterstock)

‘Benevolent sexism’ in startups widens the gender gap by advantaging men over women

For Canada’s new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy to be effective, we must gain a deeper understanding of sexism in startup spaces.
Contrary to toxic myths and cliché, feminist women are enjoying pleasurable sex lives. (Shutterstock)

Do feminists have better sex? Yes, they do

Research shows that feminist women are more likely to have sex that is more loving and pleasurable.
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.

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