• Vanessa Hudgens Says Beyonce Helped Make Her A Better Feminist

    Vanessa Hudgens Says Beyonce Helped Make Her A Better Feminist

    Just when you thought you were sick of seeing the continual pattern of female celebrities claiming they aren’t feminists yet everything they stand for pretty much IS feminist, along comes a story of one who did the opposite. Vanessa Hudgens, former Disney star turned respectable actress who battled all the […]

  • ‘Girls’ Actress Jemima Kirke Joins The Fight For Women’s Reproductive Rights

    ‘Girls’ Actress Jemima Kirke Joins The Fight For Women’s Reproductive Rights

    You may have heard the saying: “if men had to use birth control, it would be available in vending machines”. It certainly would be a VERY different world if the burden of contraception fell exclusively on men. Buzzfeed even did us all a favor and showed what life would be […]

  • UN Women Challenges Patriarchal Culture In Egypt With This Video

    UN Women Challenges Patriarchal Culture In Egypt With This Video

    If someone asked you what your mother’s name was, you’d have no trouble answering their question. It doesn’t seem like the type of question that should be troubling by any means. But in a country like Egypt, the very act of saying your mother’s name out loud in public is […]

  • This Millennial Muslim Feminist Blogger Is Challenging Media Stereotypes With Her Narrative

    This Millennial Muslim Feminist Blogger Is Challenging Media Stereotypes With Her Narrative

    When you hear the word “feminist” images of Rose the Riveter or Gloria Steinem often come to mind. We think of women who are fighting against gender inequality in society, in politics and even in religion. So when you hear the words “Muslim” and “feminist” together, it seems like a […]

  • The Indian Village Celebrating The Girl Child With Eco-Feminism Project

    The Indian Village Celebrating The Girl Child With Eco-Feminism Project

    If you’ve ever seen the documentary ‘It’s a Girl’ you will be familiar with the phrase “girl child”. In countries like India and China whose populations are in the billions, and who are still largely dominated with patriarchal mindsets, being a girl is not necessarily an empowering thing. In India, […]

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Eating Disorder Org Re-Imagines Comic Book Characters With Realistic Bodies

Eating Disorder Org Re-Imagines Comic Book Characters With Realistic Bodies

Eating Disorder awareness week may have been from Feb 22-28th this year, but there’s no reason why the education and awareness shouldn’t continue every day of the year. Across America is it estimated 20 million women suffer from an eating disorder, and 10 million men. What has increasingly influenced and […]

April 20, 2015 ×
OITNB’s Matt McGorry Has Some Thoughts About The Wage Gap

OITNB’s Matt McGorry Has Some Thoughts About The Wage Gap

Male crush…everyday! Actor Matt McGorry who has recently admitted he is a feminist is certainly walking the talk when it comes to gender equality. In honor of Equal Pay Day celebrated on April 14, Matt shared a post on his Facebook page on the wage gap. It is worth reading […]

April 19, 2015 ×
Positive Body Image Is The Right Of Every Woman, Not A Privileged Few

Positive Body Image Is The Right Of Every Woman, Not A Privileged Few

As the editor-in-chief of GTHQ, I had grand plans to write a personal editorial piece each week, or at least each month. Unfortunately things have been so busy at our headquarters that I just haven’t had time…until now. I have been reading the many celebrity body shaming stories that have […]

April 19, 2015 ×
That Time I Learned My Expensive College Degree Wasn’t The Path To Career Happiness

That Time I Learned My Expensive College Degree Wasn’t The Path To Career Happiness

By Joyce Akiko Six months into my expensive new degree, I knew: I had made a terrible mistake. With one and a half years left to go, I had a tough decision to make. Should I keep going? Should I cut my losses and move on? I deliberated for a […]

April 19, 2015 ×
Canadian Fair Trade Campaign Shares Stories Of Labor Exploitation On Clothing Labels

Canadian Fair Trade Campaign Shares Stories Of Labor Exploitation On Clothing Labels

In April 2013, the garment world was the talk of news headlines after a textile factory collapsed in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, killing over 1000 workers and injuring over 2500 more. It brought to light the reality of unsafe and often illegal working conditions many garment factory employees are made to […]

April 17, 2015 ×
This Program Teaches Kenyan Boys To Stand Up To Violence Against Women

This Program Teaches Kenyan Boys To Stand Up To Violence Against Women

Although rape is a punishable crime in many countries, it has somehow become more of a grey area issue than an incident worthy of punishment. It’s really sad. We can’t just blame people’s attitudes, however. As the world has changed and evolved, so have our ways of thinking. The way […]

April 17, 2015 ×
Shiza Shahid, Cofounder Of The Malala Fund, Is Seeking The Next Young Female Revolutionary

Shiza Shahid, Cofounder Of The Malala Fund, Is Seeking The Next Young Female Revolutionary

It’s time to get familiar with the name Shiza Shahid. She is changing the world and looking for other women to join her along the way. Shiza is the co-founder and former CEO of The Malala Fund. Her journey is an extraordinary insight into the power of determination and how […]

April 17, 2015 ×
CEO of PRI Alisa Miller Creates Initiative To Increase Women’s Stories In The News

CEO of PRI Alisa Miller Creates Initiative To Increase Women’s Stories In The News

Britney Spears’ breakdown. Anna Nicole Smith’s death. Kim Kardashian’s wedding – both of them. What do each of these events have in common? They dominate news headlines and are amongst the most widely reported news on women globally. But what about issues like child marriage, honor killings, female genital mutilation, […]

April 16, 2015 ×
Dance Queen Robyn Launches Tech Festival For Teen Girls

Dance Queen Robyn Launches Tech Festival For Teen Girls

She is one of the few artists who successfully transitioned from a 90’s pop star and reinvented herself as a force to be reckoned with in the electronic music world with hits such as ‘Dancing on my Own‘ and ‘Hang with Me‘. Aside from her musical prowess, she is a […]

April 16, 2015 ×
Former Child Brides Take Zimbabwe Government To Court Over Marriage Laws

Former Child Brides Take Zimbabwe Government To Court Over Marriage Laws

When you think of your childhood, images of playing in the sun, freedom, toys, school and friends often get conjured. But imagine if you grew up in a part of the world where you were expected or forced to be married to some strange man more than three times your […]

April 16, 2015 ×
Jaime King Defends Kim Kardashian, Slams Society’s Body Shaming Obsession

Jaime King Defends Kim Kardashian, Slams Society’s Body Shaming Obsession

Jaime King we hart you! Yes we spelled that wrong on purpose you guys. It was a nod to the actress’ role on ‘Hart of Dixie’. Why do we “hart” this babe so much? Actually it has nothing to do with acting skills. It has to do with her display […]

April 15, 2015 ×
‘Between Rings’ Docu Shows Boxing Champ Esther Phiri’s Fight Against Cultural Traditions

‘Between Rings’ Docu Shows Boxing Champ Esther Phiri’s Fight Against Cultural Traditions

Boxing champion Esther Phiri is Zambia’s first female boxer who holds a world title and is a symbol of hope for many women in her native country. Hers is a story of bravery and courage despite being brought up in a culture where becoming a sports champion is not usually […]

April 15, 2015 ×
Jane Lynch, Cristela & Lily Tomlin To Headline The 7th Annual Women In Comedy Festival

Jane Lynch, Cristela & Lily Tomlin To Headline The 7th Annual Women In Comedy Festival

The 7th annual Women in Comedy Festival will take place in Boston from April 22-26th and this year promises to be a killer show! The headliners are Jane Lynch, Lily Tomlin and Cristela Alonzo. This is not just any average comedy festival, and despite the  “women” part in the title, […]

April 15, 2015 ×
Model & Acid Attack Survivor Katie Piper Brings Confidence To The UK Runway

Model & Acid Attack Survivor Katie Piper Brings Confidence To The UK Runway

Katie Piper is the face you’d most likely see next to the definition of “success is the best revenge” if there were a book of life sayings as common as a dictionary. In 2008 she was attacked by an ex-boyfriend who threw acid on her face with the intent to […]

April 14, 2015 ×
China Releases The Feminists Jailed For Protesting Sexual Harassment

China Releases The Feminists Jailed For Protesting Sexual Harassment

On March 6 five Chinese women were detained by Police because they were suspected of creating a disturbance. What they were really doing was preparing for a protest on March 8, International Women’s Day, to raise awareness about sexual harassment. Sound like a punishable offense to you? Of course the […]

April 14, 2015 ×