This week we enter the 16 days of action to end violence against women after celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Monday, Nov. 25th.
Feminism is once again becoming a hot topic as a TedTalk about Feminism goes viral, a Huff Post explains there’s no typical feminist while Michelle Obama is labelled as a “bad feminist”.
Sexism in professional sports is alive and an infographics shows us the absurd inequality in the film industry.
As you may have heard on the news this morning, Simon Gittany was convicted today of throwing his girlfriend Lisa Harnum, a Canadian, off the 15th floor balcony of their apartment in Sydney Australia.
After the verdict was read, Lisa’s mother told reporters her daughter’s death was a “powerful wakeup call to young women and to parents, siblings and friends of these young women, to be aware of the warning signs of a controlling relationship and to take a pro-active approach to assisting them.”
We've all seen the recent headlines with high profile allegations of domestic abuse. I can't count the number of times I've heard friends and family ask the same question of those stories: "why doesn't she just leave?"
Too many people assume that if a woman is in an abusive relationship that she is making a choice to stay and that she has the power to end the abuse if she just leaves.
This week, the internet exploded with stories, videos and graphics all about empowering and inspiring women and girls to reach for thier dreams.
From toys designed to encourage girls to consider STEM careers to incredible stories of young girls who are currently pursuing STEM careers, you can't help but be inspired.
Feministing took an interesting spin on a recent UN Women ad campaign; an unusual take on speaking out against sexual violence and the launch of a magazine that is highlighting real, un-retouched women!