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Feminism

Britain’s Girls School Association Teaching Students A Nuanced View Of Feminism

Britain’s Girls School Association Teaching Students A Nuanced View Of Feminism

The notion that women can “have it all” is not the kind of feminism we should be teaching women, says the Girls School Association in the UK. Gwen Byrom is […]

Entertainment

UK Eliminating Gender Stereotypes In Advertising, Saying They Are Harmful To Society

UK Eliminating Gender Stereotypes In Advertising, Saying They Are Harmful To Society

Many of us are familiar with the saying “sex sells”, and for a long time, that has been true of the advertising industry. Women’s bodies being used as literal objects […]

Working Women

UK Startup Aims To Recruit 1000 Women In Tech By 2020, Placing Focus On Skills Development

UK Startup Aims To Recruit 1000 Women In Tech By 2020, Placing Focus On Skills Development

We’ve talked a lot about the need to improve the visibility and presence of women in the technology industry here in the US. As major tech giants such as Google, […]

Working Women

Reaching For The Skies, UK Woman Becomes One Of The World’s Youngest Commercial Captains

Reaching For The Skies, UK Woman Becomes One Of The World’s Youngest Commercial Captains

At age 26, British woman Kate McWilliams is one of the world’s youngest commercial captain, working for UK-based airline Easyjet. She works out of London’s Gatwick airport, flying to roughly […]

Working Women

This Student Is Campaigning For Feminism To Be Taught In All UK Schools

This Student Is Campaigning For Feminism To Be Taught In All UK Schools

The current emphasis on feminism being amplified by social media and celebrities makes us excited for how the movement is going to be interwoven into the lives of the younger […]

Politics

UK’s Women’s Equality Party Leader: “I Get Up Every Morning Because I Want To Change Things”

UK’s Women’s Equality Party Leader: “I Get Up Every Morning Because I Want To Change Things”

Over the past couple of years, if you have been paying close attention to global politics, you will have notice a small but growing trend: women rising up to be […]

Body Image

UK Model Puts Unhealthy Fashion Industry Standards On Blast After Being Told To Lose Weight

UK Model Puts Unhealthy Fashion Industry Standards On Blast After Being Told To Lose Weight

It’s a familiar tale, one where a young woman is shamed for her body type by an industry that has successfully thrived off telling generations of men and women that […]

Contributors

What I Think About The Wage Gap After Learning I Was Paid Less Than Male Colleagues

What I Think About The Wage Gap After Learning I Was Paid Less Than Male Colleagues

By Torri Myler The wage gap is always a hot topic. Whether you’re a politician in search for media coverage or a feminist settling for the easiest argument supporting gender […]

Sports

UK Women’s National Soccer Team The Lionesses On Being Role Models For Younger Girls

UK Women’s National Soccer Team The Lionesses On Being Role Models For Younger Girls

By now we’re all familiar with the incredible success of the US Women’s National Soccer Team at the recent Women’s World Cup held this summer in Canada. The US Women […]

Politics

The Global Fight Against FGM Goes Up A Notch With New Laws In The UK & Egypt

The Global Fight Against FGM Goes Up A Notch With New Laws In The UK & Egypt

Female Genital Mutilation is one of the most horrific acts inflicted upon young girls in certain parts of the world. For those not familiar, it is the act of cutting […]

Entertainment

Grazia Magazine UK’s 10th Birthday Celebration Was A Feminist Dream Party

Grazia Magazine UK’s 10th Birthday Celebration Was A Feminist Dream Party

Now this is the kind of party we like! Graza Magazine UK just celebrated their 10th birthday, and did it in style. While the drinks flowed and the guests were […]

Causes

“Boobs Aren’t News!” Video Experiment Shows Blatant Sexism In UK Newspaper

“Boobs Aren’t News!” Video Experiment Shows Blatant Sexism In UK Newspaper

Yep that’s right, boobs aren’t news. Every woman has them, they are a part of the human body, and we’ve known this for centuries. Yet we have created a culture […]

Causes

UK Clubs Unite To Fight Sexual Harassment With New Zero Tolerance Policy

UK Clubs Unite To Fight Sexual Harassment With New Zero Tolerance Policy

Sexual Harassment is no joke. The toughest thing about this issue, is that there is not enough legislation in some areas where it is a crime, and therefore women feel […]

Fashion & Beauty

Plus Size Latina Model Denise Bidot Says Curvy Women Are Changing Fashion

Plus Size Latina Model Denise Bidot Says Curvy Women Are Changing Fashion

If there’s one thing we loathe about fashion, it’s trends. Trends are usually so dictatorial and make many of us feel inferior if we don’t have THAT item, only for […]

Entertainment

Rona Fairhead Named As The BBC Trust’s First Female Chairperson

Rona Fairhead Named As The BBC Trust’s First Female Chairperson

If you, like us, get exciting when we hear about female trailblazers in the media, then remember the name Rona Fairhead. The former Financial Times chief executive has just been […]