Comments like 'little girl needs to keep to herself before daddy breaks her face' get a free pass in the name of free speech.
Recent figures show that women are adversely effected by the 2017 federal budget.
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The 2017 budget contains initiatives that help alleviate some of the worst aspects of its predecessors. However, it doesn't radically turn things around for women.
An Angolan importer buying Havaianas in the market of Brás, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Portuguese-speaking Angola, influencing women's fashion and creating a business opportunity for thousands of Angolan female entrepreneurs.
The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" presents rape as an aggressive act, working hand in hand with the powers that be and permeating a school’s entire culture.
David seducing Bathsheba, Anonymous.
Women are constantly implicitly blamed, both in the Bible and in contemporary culture, for their rape.
A controversial policy could make women prove they were raped before they can get benefits is set to come into effect despite a wide coalition of opponents.
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Some deride a Carnival trend in which women revel in the streets wearing swimsuits and feather boas. But to feminists, 'bikini mas' is a highly political act.
Most revenge isn't violent or dramatic, but instead involves petty acts against coworkers or lovers. And some types work better than others.
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What do you do if you marry a beast?
The Love Witch
This is a thought-provoking, odd, shocking and beautiful movie about feminism, fantasy and film history.
It has been a rough year for the women of this world, which makes a day of recognition even more important.
Western countries are wising up to the fact that you have to deal with how the world is, not how you want it to be.
Newly-elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed,left, and outgoing president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
The Somali election didn't deliver the long-awaited universal suffrage, but was another exercise in limited democracy that extended only to a small part of the population.
This rough and tumble sport has smashed through gender stereotypes – can it now be a force for social change?
Jazmina Cininas, Christina sleeps on both sides of Grandma’s bed, 2010. Reduction linocut 52.8 x 71.8cm.
From witch-hunts to the suffragettes, belief in womanly werewolfs has flourished at times when the female gender was under threat. But in contemporary fiction, film and art, werewolf lore is evolving in surprising ways.
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.
It always seems just out of reach.
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While Clinton's popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, her rival's nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias in management.
Establishing unique voices from various female perspectives will help create a united front on issues of specific female concern.
Sport remains the most evocative public demonstration of difference between the sexes, so its importance to feminist politics cannot be neglected.
Slaves’ stories are not commonly known. But historical archives hold a clue to individual lives.
It is possible to trace the links between patriarchy, violence, gender roles, and the state further into the past. It's also possible to trace the ongoing resistance to these by some women.
It was a vintage year for women's visibility, but that's not necessarily a good thing.