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23 Bücher aus den letzten fünf Jahren, die jede Frau lesen sollte

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 9:11 AM

Frauen, die Bücher lieben, kennen das Problem: Du willst einfach alles lesen.

Schnell bist du überwältigt von den Bestsellerlisten, denn der Tag hat einfach nicht genügend Stunden, um jedes neue Buch zu lesen. Erstaunliche Memoiren, neue Fortsetzungen, eine erschreckend lange Liste an Lesezeichen im Internet: Es kann stressig sein,...

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Por que esta mulher está mostrando as cicatrizes de sua mastectomia preventiva

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 4:18 PM

Uma mulher que teve os seios extirpados quer deixar claro que suas cicatrizes não a definem.

Catherine Keeney, de Newarthill, Escócia, compartilhou no Facebook fotos das cicatrizes que tem devido à mastectomia bilateral que fez. Ela escreveu que quis mostrar como ficou seu corpo depois da cirurgia e reforçar...

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HS Principal Says Dress Codes Are Necessary To 'Preserve' Girls' Virginity

(3) Comments | Posted October 30, 2015 | 12:37 PM

Please be advised: Dress codes are designed to protect women from their male peers. 

At least, that's what Jim Bazen, the principal of Plymouth Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI, wrote in an op-ed for Michigan Live. According to Bazen, young men literally cannot help themselves from...

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Kids' Lemonade Stand Perfectly Illustrates How Unfair The Wage Gap Is

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 10:58 AM

It's ridiculous that in 2015 women, especially women of color, don't receive the same pay as white men for equal work. And a new video uses adorable children to show just how unfair that is.

The video, produced by Make It Work, an activist group focused...

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This Woman’s Tumblr Post Shows The Painful Side Of Breast Cancer Awareness

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2015 | 2:15 PM

Jenn Alter said she was sick of people sexualizing breast cancer. So she posted some photographs showing just how painful breast cancer treatments can be.  

(Some images below may be considered graphic.)

Alter, 36, recently shared images on her Tumblr showing what her body looked like after...

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Donald Trump Defends Burqas But Can't Help Being Sexist About It

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 2:00 PM


Donald Trump, a man of the people, totally understands why a woman would wear a burqa. It's because then she doesn't have to bother with makeup! Duh!


At a town hall event in New Hampshire on Monday, Trump spoke about how he would approach foreign...

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Most Female Billionaires Live In This Country

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2015 | 10:09 AM

Women make up just 10 percent of the world's billionaires, but their ranks are steadily growing -- at least in certain countries.

According to The Independent, China is the country with the largest number of billionaire women in the world by a landslide.   

 The Independent...

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The Message All Fat Women Deserve To Hear

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2015 | 12:16 PM

"This is for all the people who have spent their entire life feeling horrible about their bodies."

That's how writer and activist Jes Baker introduces her new project, #FatGirlsCan, in a video PSA that may or may not make you cry (no judgment). 

"We...

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Lea Michele Writes Powerful Essay On The Importance Of Empowering Other Women

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 11:38 AM


"Too often, women are not encouraged to express ourselves."


That's what Lea Michele wrote in an op-ed for The Daily Beast this week. Michele explained the importance of women empowering other women in a world where women's experiences, opinions and unique traits are often dismissed and overlooked. 

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Why This Young Woman Is Sharing Her Preventative Mastectomy Scars

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 2:08 PM

A woman who had her breasts removed wants to make it clear that her scars don't define her. 

Catherine Keeney, from Newarthill, Scotland, shared photographs of her scars from a bilateral mastectomy on Facebook. She wrote that she wanted to show what her body looked like after surgery, and...

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11 Times Amber Rose Was Unapologetically Feminist

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 2:03 PM

Amber Rose is an unabashed, unapologetic feminist. 

Rose, who turns 32 on Oct. 21, started her career as a stripper before moving into acting and modeling. In the past few years, she's worked hard to make a name for herself as a feminist activist and outspoken champion of women's rights,...

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A New Campaign Is Stressing The Importance Of Feminist Inclusion

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 10:30 AM

"The images I had of what a feminist is, growing up, were really these images of white women and privilege."

That's what Aisha Moodie-Mills, president and CEO of The Victory Fund, said in a video released on Monday for the Ms. Foundation's new campaign, #MyFeminismIs. The

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Nikki Black a repris le contrôle de son corps après un cancer grâce aux tatouages

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 12:37 PM

Quand l’auteure et humoriste Nikki Black a été diagnostiquée du cancer du sein, elle s’est sentie perdre le contrôle de son corps. Une paire de tatouages l’a aidée à reprendre le dessus. (Les images ci-dessous pourraient être considérées peu appropriées pour le milieu de travail)

Aujourd’hui âgée de 25, Black...

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How Tattoos Helped A Breast Cancer Survivor Take Back her Body

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 12:02 PM

When writer and comedian Nikki Black got breast cancer, she felt like she was losing control of her body. A pair of tattoos helped her get it back. 

(Some images below may be considered NSFW.)

Black, now 25, was diagnosed in June 2013 and underwent a double mastectomy the next month. 

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A Modern-Day Witch Explains How Magic Can Empower Women

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 12:26 PM

Witchcraft, Wicca, paganism, goddess-based spirituality. Whatever you want to call the practice of magic, it's empowering women. 

Enchantments is a New York City occult store (and home to three cats) that sells custom candles, incense, spiritual books, blended oils and other magical products. It's also a place where both...

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For Women With Breast Cancer, 'Pinktober' Isn't Always Empowering

(3) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 11:47 AM


October makes Wendy Lawrence anxious.  


During her first Breast Cancer Awareness Month after being diagnosed with a stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma in 2012, Lawrence participated wholeheartedly. She wore the pink T-shirts and ribbons, and rallied together with her friends and family around the cause that had become...

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Bratz Dolls Reimagined As Extraordinary Women

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2015 | 12:05 PM

An artist is giving Bratz dolls the makeover they desperately need. 

The dolls have long been criticized for their revealing outfits and heavy makeup, and parents have raised concerns about what Bratz teach children about women

For her Mighty Dolls project, Wendy Tsao...

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How One Woman Is Using Instagram To Call Out Gross, Creepy Men

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 2:24 PM

"Being 4'9", Asian-American, and a musical performer has sort of been a nightmare combination when it comes to harassment -- it seems to attract an insane amount of unacceptable, predatory behavior."

That's what professional violinist Mia Matsumiya had to say when describing the impetus behind her new Instagram account, @Perv_Magnet....

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What It's Like To Be A 24-Year-Old Woman Running For Congress

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 11:03 AM

Sometime late last winter, I sat across from Lindy Li at a Manhattan hotel and asked her to repeat herself when she told me she was running for Congress in 2016.

Li and I were classmates in college, and have worked together on Princeton's alumni council since graduating in 2012. At the...
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18 Real Things Republicans Have Said About Abortion And Planned Parenthood

(1) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 3:24 PM

 Republican lawmakers have some... interesting views on abortion.

In many states, women are already required to jump through incredible financially draining, emotionally taxing, time-consuming and medically-unnecessary hoops to access abortion, a 100 percent legal medical procedure. And, worryingly, the lawmakers creating these obstacles are often misinformed about how...

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