• US Dept Of State Engaging Women Leaders To Promote Peace & Security

    US Dept Of State Engaging Women Leaders To Promote Peace & Security

    The U.S. Department of State’s “Women Leaders: Promoting Peace and Security” exchange program will bring 85 participants from around the world to the United States from September 8-26. Women leaders from government ministries, security sectors, and civil society organizations will explore how women can advocate for peace, promote stability, and […]

  • Katy Perry, Lorde, And Two Very Different Feminist Experiences

    Katy Perry, Lorde, And Two Very Different Feminist Experiences

    We know the “F” word is a touchy subject. Some women are too afraid to identify as a feminist in fear of isolating those around them. Others strongly agree with the modern feminist movement and can’t imagine how any woman wouldn’t. Two pop stars who are at the top of […]

  • Artist Christopher Williams Creates Exhibit Showing Advertising Without Photoshop

    Artist Christopher Williams Creates Exhibit Showing Advertising Without Photoshop

    Christopher Williams is a relatively unknown artist who currently has an exhibit on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) until November 2nd in New York City. It is called ‘The Production Line of Happiness’ and aims to subvert specific messages of consumerism by showing images we are accustomed […]

  • Why Women Who Wear Hijabs Have Better Self-Esteem & Body Image

    Why Women Who Wear Hijabs Have Better Self-Esteem & Body Image

    According to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Westminster and published by the British Journal of Psychology, British Muslim women who wear Hijabs have a better chance of having higher self-esteem and confidence in their body. 587 Muslim women were surveyed in England assessing their frequency […]

  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Banking On Female Empowerment For Economic Growth

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Banking On Female Empowerment For Economic Growth

    We love when a country’s leader makes the women of his or her nation a top priority. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is one of those leaders who deserves special recognition simply for this area alone. While we aren’t typically a political site, we are always keen on reporting stories […]

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Lena Dunham + Archie Comics, Zosia Mamet + Glamour Mag = Female Empowerment

Lena Dunham + Archie Comics, Zosia Mamet + Glamour Mag = Female Empowerment

If you are having ‘Girls’ withdrawals and can’t wait for season 5, never fear because you can get your Hannah and Shoshanna fix in the meantime, just in different ways. Actress Zosia Mamet, who writes a regular column for Glamour Magazine, has teamed up with the mag and healthcare company […]

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Aussie Feminist Film Festival Aims To Break Down Stigma Surrounding Feminism

Aussie Feminist Film Festival Aims To Break Down Stigma Surrounding Feminism

Feminism has had a bit of a shakeup globally. The ‘Women Against Feminism’ Tumblr page which caused a lot of controversy seemed for a second to give the movement a bad name and spit on all the years women fought hard for our freedoms which we enjoy today. But it […]

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Bollywood Star Sonam Kapoor Campaigns For Female Empowerment In India

Bollywood Star Sonam Kapoor Campaigns For Female Empowerment In India

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor is on a mission to empower women in India. This is the country where the majority of news stories we have seen over the past 2 years have been about the rape and murder of various young women. Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has […]

September 16, 2014 ×
New Research Suggests Video Games Have The Potential To Empower Girls

New Research Suggests Video Games Have The Potential To Empower Girls

In case you aren’t a gamer or don’t really care about anything to do with the gaming world, there is some news you probably should know about. Youtuber Anita Sarkeesian has recently been targeted by internet trolls because of her web series ‘Feminist Frequency’ where she talks about the blatant […]

September 16, 2014 ×
Kate Hudson Slams The Media’s Portrayal Of Body Image

Kate Hudson Slams The Media’s Portrayal Of Body Image

When it comes to the burden of responsibility of how young men and women develop a sense of body image, the media has a huge role to play. Just pick up any tabloid magazine where the majority of stories are centered around baby weight, female celebs in bikinis, suspected baby […]

September 15, 2014 ×
The Woman Who Successfully Fought For Equal Pay In Women’s Tennis

The Woman Who Successfully Fought For Equal Pay In Women’s Tennis

Equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender, is something that many sectors have still yet to implement. The sports industry is certainly not exempt from this issue. Just look at what female rugby players, soccer players, wrestlers, boxers, and some olympic athletes get paid in comparison to men, and […]

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CBS Sportscaster Issues Call To Men Following The Ray Rice Scandal

CBS Sportscaster Issues Call To Men Following The Ray Rice Scandal

The controversy surrounding NFL player Ray Rice is far from over. The former Baltimore Ravens player was captured on CCTV footage beating up his wife Janay in an elevator. His former team ended his contract which was a relief to many who were criticizing the NFL for not doing enough […]

September 15, 2014 ×
Meet Megan Smith, The 1st Female Chief Tech Officer At The White House

Meet Megan Smith, The 1st Female Chief Tech Officer At The White House

Technology is typically an industry that has been male-dominated for quite some time. When we talk about pioneers of the digital age, names such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg often get bandied around. But ever since Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, wrote and released her best-seller ‘Lean In’, […]

September 12, 2014 ×
Reese Witherspoon Talks About Representing Real Women In Film

Reese Witherspoon Talks About Representing Real Women In Film

Reese Witherspoon’s new film ‘Wild’ sees her playing Cheryl Strayed who wrote the book as a real life memoir. The story centers on a sexually daring woman who overcomes a string of personal tragedies by hiking more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.It is a bit of a […]

September 12, 2014 ×
NYFW Makes History In A Very Un-Fashionable (Yet Inspiring) Way

NYFW Makes History In A Very Un-Fashionable (Yet Inspiring) Way

Fashion isn’t the only thing people talk about during fashion week. Nope, in the last couple of years it has become the mecca for pushing boundaries when it comes to beauty and style. For a very long time society has been taught to “fit in” but more and more we […]

September 12, 2014 ×
In Defense Of Millennials – We’re Not An Entitled & Narcissistic Generation

In Defense Of Millennials – We’re Not An Entitled & Narcissistic Generation

By Jennifer Hacker It seems to me that every other day my Facebook news feed is cluttered with articles berating the millennial generation. Sites like The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and Thought Catalog are common offenders, frequently needing to weigh in on how Geny Y is messing it up. Not […]

September 11, 2014 ×
Jessica Simpson On Being Comfortable In Her Own Skin, Not Defined By Others

Jessica Simpson On Being Comfortable In Her Own Skin, Not Defined By Others

Singer, designer and mother of two, Jessica Simpson has been in the public eye for the majority of her life throughout the good, the bad, and everything in between. We’ve seen her rise to musical fame, her marriage and divorce to former boy band turned TV host Nick Lachey, and […]

September 11, 2014 ×