This May be the Most Important Speech on Feminism of Our Time (VIDEO)

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Emma Watson’s UN speech is making headlines around the world. The “Harry Potter”actress spoke at the UN for her recently launched He For She Campaign, a U.N. solidarity movement for gender equality.  In her speech, Watson explains how the notion of “Feminism” has gone wrong and calls for men to actively partake in the campaign, which addresses […]

GeekGirlCon: Pushing Back Against Sexism in Geek Culture

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By Catherine Kyle In 2011, I attended the first-ever GeekGirlCon, an annual convention held in Seattle, Washington dedicated to establishing a safe and inviting space for self-identified female geeks. As I listened to various talks and became acquainted with the members of my own panel, a session that focused on the idea of the female […]

Block Shop Sisters and the Painted Scarves from Rajasthan

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  By Agnieszka Bielecka What happens when you bring together two talented sisters, Indian textile artisans and inspirations from the American desert? The answer would be: Block Shop Textiles, a Los Angeles-based company run by Lily and Hopie Stockman. Back in 2010, while Lily was living in India, she fell in love with traditional textiles from the […]

10 Makeup and Beauty Care Items Every Health Savvy Girl Should Have

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  Makeup image via Shutterstock By Amalissa Uytingco Going green does not only refer to recycling and energy or water conservation. All over the world, emerging companies are applying the “green” philosophy to cosmetics, aiming to create environmentally friendly product lines that promote the use of natural ingredients. However, with the extensive range of companies […]

Red Means Stop: The Truth Behind Amsterdam’s Rosseburt

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Amsterdam Red Light District photo via Shutterstock By JJ Fox Sex, drugs and Heineken. Amsterdam is the home of hedonism for tourists the world over. Their lax attitudes towards all things taboo have labelled this city a heaven on earth for those seeking to escape the confines of an uptight society. Above all things, Amsterdam […]

Is Feminism a Dirty Word?

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Shailene Woodley photo via Shutterstock BY BETH LALONDE Shailene Woodley broke my heart. She really, truly did. As disappointing as I found Lana Del Rey’s recent declaration that feminism “is just not an interesting concept,” and Little Mix’s unanimous “no” when asked if they considered themselves feminists, Woodley’s rejection hurts the very most. See, I’ve been […]

The WEEP Women of Kenya

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Kenyan Woman photo via Shutterstock By Rose Taylor One of the most significant discussions today is centered around women’s equality and empowerment, making it a leading issue in the new global economy. Despite copious NGO’s and local charities working for women’s rights and empowerment, the extent to which such institutions are successful is variable. On […]

Something is Rotten in Modern Feminism

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Woman behind barbed wire photo via Shutterstock By Beth Lalonde Walk into any bookstore, and the evidence will arrest you at once: row upon row of glossy hardcovers, each one bedecked with an impossibly beautiful portrait of an impossibly wealthy woman. Big, aspirational verbs leap out at you in capital letters. Lean in. Ask for it. […]