How did a punchline about bad middle-aged fashion become a trendy must-have for women of all ages?
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Written from prison, the new book of poems by the writer, academic and activist shows her fire but also her deep love for Uganda.
Ruth Stuart, the filmmaker of To Egypt and Back with Imperial Airways (1933)
There are many gems of female filmmaking in the archives that have been overlooked and should be made accessible to contemporary audiences
A trans Pride flag crosswalk in Calgary was defaced in August 2019 with a violent message, which was later covered with fresh paint and positive messages were left written with chalk. Anti-trans activism from feminists remains a challenge for transgender people.
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TERF is not a slur. Instead, we should use words that accurately describe how some feminists are actually anti-trans activists.
In urban Namibia, performance poetry provides a safe space for women to share their experiences and challenge traditional ideas.
New technology has created new options for women in Jordan.
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Research reveals a complicated relationship between surveillance and freedom, as surveillance activities allow for greater autonomy for women hoping to work in Jordan.
Katherine Johnson spoke at the Oscars about her work depicted in the 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures.’
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NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
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Today’s young women might be less interested in etiquette classes, but many still seek advice on presenting a polished image. It’s important to remember girlbossing is capitalism, not feminism.
Women in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood are protesting a new Indian citizenship law that they say will discriminate against Muslims, women – and, particularly, Muslim women.
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A round-the-clock strike of Muslim women in a working-class neighborhood of Delhi is India’s most enduring pocket of resistance to religious discrimination, inequality and gender violence.
A new set of postage stamps pays tribute to the male voices of Australian sports commentary - but there have long been female sports broadcasters and their voices are getting louder.
Trad wives are drawn to retro 1950s images of women as “happy housewives”
The Tradwife movement confounding feminist critics is a reaction to our overburdened times.
Salon workers – who are usually women – report clients sharing details of domestic violence, health issues and heartbreak.
While popular portrayals of hairdressers and beauticians present them as “bimbos”, salons can also provide a refuge for clients to share painful realities.
Men make more money in women-dominated fields, such as teaching.
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Men who work in female-dominated fields tend to get more prestige and higher wages.
Violence during the 2011 London riots.
Politicians who refuse to listen to popular demands have a reason to be concerned.
‘The rapist is you’ sung next to Tower Bridge on December 7.
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A Chilean feminist anthem is being sung across the world in protest at violence against women.
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.