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Feminism Against Women?

Feminism Against Women?

Feminism is dead! Long live inequality! These are some of the mantras that one might see, viewing the latest viral social media. Reading these, it would seem that feminism is an old idea and in fact, against the equality of men and women. Young women and girls are speaking out against what they say are […]

Egypt and Feminism: What Does it Mean to be Egyptian and Female?

Egypt and Feminism: What Does it Mean to be Egyptian and Female?

Youtube recently posted a video showcasing an injured, naked woman being dragged through Tahir Square in Cairo during the inauguration celebration of Egypt’s new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Egypt has since demanded that Youtube take down the video. Police arrested seven men for sexually harassing and/or raping women after the video was filmed. In light of this […]

Ubisoft: A History of Controversies

Ubisoft: A History of Controversies

One of the biggest video game developers has been building an increasingly negative reputation in the past several years. Despite hit franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry and the latest Watch_Dogs, Ubisoft is quickly building a history of controversies. From implied sexism and racism to difficulties in playing the purchased games, it seems like almost […]

Why Google Doodles Feature More Women

Why Google Doodles Feature More Women

Google executive Megan Smith saw a report released in March that detailed a lack of diversity in Google Doodles. According to the SPARK Movement, from 2010 t0 2013, approximately 62 percent of the doodles were honoring white men. Women accounted for 17 percent and women of color only four percent. The report was picked up by […]

Tunisia Lifts Restrictions on Women’s Rights in Landmark Action

Tunisia Lifts Restrictions on Women’s Rights in Landmark Action

In a landmark action the North African country of Tunisia has lifted restrictions they had placed on the international women’s treaty in what is being lauded as a key victory for women’s rights in their region of the world. The Human Rights Watch today announced in a press release that the UN had been informed […]

Britain Branded the Most Sexist Country in the World

Britain Branded the Most Sexist Country in the World

UN spokeswoman for violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, has in some rather controversial comments branded Britain the most sexist country in the world, sparking a fierce defensive backlash in the British media. On a recent visit to the country, the UN envoy claimed that the sexism exhibited in the UK was more “in your face” […]

Texas Republicans and the Fight for Women

Texas Republicans and the Fight for Women

“Radical feminists have been making the pitch that justice demands that men and women be given an equal opportunity to make it to the top in the workplace”- former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn). With quotes like this one from Republican leaders, it has been clear in recent times that Republicans (especially in Texas) and the […]

International Women’s Day: Most Underrated Women in History

International Women’s Day: Most Underrated Women in History

March 8, was officially deemed International Women’s Day by the United Nations in 1975. It is a day the world recognizes the achievements women have made through history. It is a day to celebrate progress in women’s rights and an inspiration to continue making changes for the rights of women. Observing International Women’s Day, educates […]

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014

March 8th is the annual day of celebration for International Women’s Day, and in 2014 it falls on a Saturday. Every year on that date, women around the world observe the day. Early recognition of the day – as National Women’s Day – began more than 100 years ago. In 1908, females marched through the […]

Women Celebrated Worldwide [VIDEO]

Women Celebrated Worldwide [VIDEO]

This Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. Many may have already been reminded of this special day by catching Google’s current “Doodle” video, that appears as a clickable graphic just above the Internet giant’s search bar (scroll down for video). It features a group of multicolored characters, most likely representing women of all races […]

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