The new sign commemorating the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique shooting now recognizes that it was an attack against women and feminists.
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Thirty years after the Montreal Massacre that killed 14 women, new threats such as the incel movement pose dangers to the feminist movement.
Susan Stamberg interviewed President Jimmy Carter during a National Public Radio call-in program in 1979.
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From the beginning, National Public Radio vowed that it would speak with 'many voices.'
Two female models face off in a production of
The Magic Flute at Texas A&M University. Above, the Queen of the Night is up to no good, while the passive Pamina awaits her rescuer.
Princess movies and opera alike reveal the limited number of models available to women. "Le Dernier Sorcier", composed by Pauline Viardot in 1869, shows that a much richer world is possible.
A woman of the Pa'O tribe waits for a boat at Nang Pan market by Inle Lake, eastern Shan State of Myanmar.
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Climate change will affect everyone, but women will overwhelmingly bear the greatest burden.
A portrait of George Eliot at 30 by Alexandre-Louis-François d'Albert-Durade. Her masterpiece Middlemarch is often claimed to be the greatest novel in the English language.
Henry James called her a 'great, horse-faced bluestocking'. On the 200th anniversary of her birth, we celebrate George Eliot, a literary trailblazer with an endless appetite for ideas, living in a patriarchal time.
In ancient China, India and the Middle East, the art of eyebrow threading was popular. It is now enjoying a resurgence.
Moulding eyebrows to make a statement is nothing new. A journey through history, across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, shows some of the highs and lows of brow fashion.
Products like backpacks, beer and Q-tips are marketed in a gender-specific way.
The sale of women’s backpacks is up by more than 20 per cent in the past year: but why can't we just call it a backpack? Why does it have to be a 'lady backpack?'
Lady Reading in an Interior (between 1795 and 1800).
Marguerite Gérard (1761–1837)
In a turbulent period of French history, women's journals started to agitate for legal, political and cultural rights.
Before the election that secured his second-term victory, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd during a political campaign road show in Varanasi, India.
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India's Modi government has used populist rhetoric to scare the public and turn Kashmiri Muslims into symbols of terrorist violence. The news media in India seems to be following along.
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party leader Elizabeth May take part in the the Federal leaders French language debate in Gatineau, Que. on Oct. 10, 2019.
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Three feminist scholars evaluate the political platforms of Canada's major political parties.
Anti-#MeToo sentiments were so common in this author’s story she decided to write about it.
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A feminist scholar wrote about her online dating experiences. She wasn't expecting the avalanche of negative anti-feminist comments.
Montse Barado, casa Armengol (Sorpe). In summer, once a week, cattle ranchers and shepherds climb to the communal lands to have a look at the animals and give them some salt.
David Tarrasón i Cerdá,
In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.
Lots of women are fighting the system from within.
Feminist activists are finding new avenues for activism in neoliberal times.
‘#Unapologetic’ the new campaign by Matell wants to portray Barbie as a doll telling women and girls they can be anything they want with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Contradictions abound as companies seek to style themselves as advancing gender equality while at the same time marketing sexist products or thriving on sexist employment practices.
Protests by the All India Democratic Women’s Association in Mumbai against the new law.
The Indian government’s recent criminalisation of instant 'triple-talaq' divorce has stoked dispute among the very people it purports to protect: Muslim women.
Shulamith Firestone interviewed in 1969.
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Second-wave feminist Shulamith Firestone was mocked when she published a 1970 manifesto advocating artifical wombs, but her arguments about the exploitation of reproductive labour remain timely.
Dalia Yashar, one of the first Saudi female students in training to become commercial pilot, pictured on July 15, 2018. Her future passengers will include solo women travelers, too.
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Saudi women may now travel without a man's permission, easing one of the most repressive aspects of the country's 'guardianship' system. Women in Saudi Arabia gained the right to drive last year.
Women in Africa are still represented by patriarchal stereotypes in the digital space.
Feminists in Africa must step up to the challenge and redress the manner in which African women are portrayed in the digital age.
African National Congress women’s league members marching to the home of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in 2018.
Women were able to pursue an impressive feminist agenda as South Africa made its transition to democracy. But 25 years later there's not a lot left of the early victories.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag: until now it has been rare for a female TV character to ‘break the fourth wall’ and address the viewer directly.
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Key to the success of the much-lauded Fleabag is its creator's repurposing of two cliched narrative devices: flashback and breaking the fourth wall.