I remember being about 12, opening a fashion magazine full of beautiful women for the first time and really absorbing what it said. Fashion magazines are a big part of growing girls lives – the majority of women have been attracted and absorbed by fashion magazines at one point or another in their lives and … More Why the Only Body Type for Women Should Be ‘Beautiful’
A number of women were asked to pick between the two for Dove’s #ChooseBeautiful campaign, and the result reveals a powerful message on how women see themselves. The company put up signs that said “beautiful” and “average” above the doorways of shopping centers in five cities—San Francisco, Shanghai, Delhi, London and São Paulo—and watched as … More Do You See Yourself as Beautiful?
Last year, we were shocked to learn from a comprehensive study by the World Health Organisation that more than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime; a study that also found that the most likely perpetrator in these cases is a victim’s male partner. … More Why is Sexual Violence Against Women on the Rise?
As photoshop turns 25, the effects the image-altering programme has on our society have been pretty negative so far. However, Emma Roberts recently became the latest advocate for going photoshop-free with her promotional photoshoot for Aerie – the lingerie brand that made a big splash when they decided to put out their campaign photos, un … More Inspiring and Stunning: Emma Roberts Does a Photoshop-Free Campaign for Aerie
Monica Lewinsky’s TED Talk, entitled “The Price of Shame“, during which she discusses her own experience with a very public episode of cyber-bullying and the negative and overwhelming power of digital media, begins like this: “At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss, and at the age of 24, I learned the … More Monica Lewinsky Speaks Up Against Cyber Bullying
Kate Winslet was on ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls” last week for the third episode of his show’s second season. During the show, Kate Winslet – one of the most beautiful and iconic women of our time, discussed the problems she had with body image growing up. During a conversation with Bear about growing up … More Kate Winslet Discusses Body Image and Parenting: “We’re so lucky we’re curvy”
#AndStill, the undefeated UFC champion, Ronday Rousey took to her UFC 190 Vlog to talk about how she deals with the people who say she looks ‘masculine,’ or that she doesn’t have a feminine body. This type of criticism is unfortunately commonplace for female athletes. Serena Williams, the #1 ranked player in singles tennis is … More Ronda Rousey Defends Her Body Before Her Title: “I’m not a DNB”
Women working in STEM fields are 45% more likely than their male counterparts to leave the industry within a year. This is a field that is already dominated by men in academia. Women have cited isolation, biased evaluations and a lack of sponsors as reasons they leave science, engineering and tech fields. “It’s death by a … More STEM Women Fire Back at Sexism With #DistractinglySexy Responses
“If the goddesses and gods of the universe do the right thing, then you will also soon be the proud alumni of the college that produced America’s first female president – Go Hilary!” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Celebrated Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, gave a rousing commencement address at Wellesley College Friday, talking about feminism, her … More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – A Living Goddess, Inspires Wellesley Grads
Before giving up power to Muhammadu Buhari, outgoing Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill setting the path for the criminalisation of female genital mutilation (FGM). More than 125 million girls and women around the world are estimated to have undergone some form of FGM, with the majority concentrated in 29 countries, all but two … More Why Other Countries Should Stand Up for Women and Follow Nigeria’s Ban of FGM