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Avon apologizes for anti-cellulite ad after being accused of 'shaming women'

Avon responded to actor’s criticism: ‘We realize that we missed the mark with this messaging. We have removed this messaging’Cosmetics giant Avon USA has apologized for an anti-cellulite product after the ad campaign was accused of “shaming women”.Actor Jameela Jamil had criticized the ad, which features a seated woman in shorts and tank top with the caption “dimples are cute on your face (not on your thighs),” on Saturday afternoon on Twitter. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Women, Life and style, US news, Beauty, Avon, Jameela Jamil, Avon USA


An angel, a diamond: Aiia Maasware's Palestinian identity was erased in the aftermath of her murder | Jennine Khalik

It shouldn’t matter where Maasware comes from, but it doesThe senseless killing of student Aiia Maasarwe last week was a bitter reminder that women can have their lives pointlessly cut short by men, even when walking along streets they have memorised.The alleged rape and murder of Maasarwe is one of several brutal attacks on women in Melbourne in recent years, with Eurydice Dixon and Jill Meagher meeting similar fates. It has left women once again asking ourselves: where are we safe? Where do we...
Tags: Israel, Women, Australia news, Middle East and North Africa, Feminism, Palestinian territories, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Eurydice Dixon, Aiia Maasarwe, Maasarwe, Jennine Khalik, Jill Meagher


Revealed: Spice Girls T-shirts made in factory paying staff 35p an hour

Workers producing tops sold to raise money for Comic Relief receive far below a living wage‘Inhuman conditions’: life in factory making Spice Girls T-shirtsSpice Girls T-shirts sold to raise money for Comic Relief’s “gender justice” campaign were made at a factory in Bangladesh where women earn the equivalent of 35p an hour during shifts in which they claim to be verbally abused and harassed, a Guardian investigation has found.The charity tops, bearing the message “#IWannaBeASpiceGirl”, were pro...
Tags: Music, Women, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Global development, Spice Girls, Bangladesh, Inequality, Comic Relief, Spice Girls T, Spice Girls T shirtsSpice Girls T


'Inhuman conditions': life in factory making Spice Girls T-shirts

Staff at Bangladesh plant tell of fainting and abuse while sewing charity tops designed by groupRevealed: Spice Girls T-shirts made in factory paying staff 35p an hourSalma has never even heard of the Spice Girls. Her life, hunched over a sewing machine for up to 16 hours a day, is a world away from the luxuries enjoyed by the millionaire pop band.But while neither knows it, Salma and the Spice Girls are connected. The factory where she has worked for more than five years, off a narrow, winding ...
Tags: Women, World news, South and Central Asia, Global development, Spice Girls, Bangladesh, Inequality, Comic Relief, Dhaka, Salma, Spice Girls T


Women’s March 2019 – in pictures

Thousands gathered across the globe to call for equality and the protection of women’s rights Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, London, Activism, Protest, Women, Austerity, UK News, World news, Feminism, Donald Trump, Brexit


Women around the world march against austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest against violence and the impact of austerity on their livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters have rallied in central London in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles, to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest against violenc...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, Los Angeles, UK News, Women in politics, Donald Trump, Athens Berlin Washington DC


Women around the world march to protest austerity and violence

Tens of thousands take to city streets to protest violence against women and the impact of austerity on their livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sister’s Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters rallied in central London yesterday in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.In Athens, Berlin, Washington DC and Los Angeles to name just a few, tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out to protest viol...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, Los Angeles, UK News, Women in politics, Donald Trump, Athens Berlin Washington DC


Women's March 2019: Tens of thousands take to streets across the world – video

Demonstrators march on the streets of Washington, Berlin and London on Saturday as part of the global Women's March to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerityWomen’s March 2019: thousands around the world march to demand gender equality – liveWomen's March: 30 countries set to take part in third global protest Continue reading...
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Women's March 2019: Thousands take to streets across the world – video

Demonstrators took to the streets of Washington, London and Berlin on Satuday as part of the global Women’s March to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerity.Women’s March 2019: thousands around the world march to demand gender equality – liveWomen’s March: 30 countries set to take part in third global protest Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Berlin, Women, Washington London


Hundreds join London Women's March to protest austerity

Demonstrators march in solidarity with 89 other protests worldwide to improve quality of women’s livesPropelled by a mass public rendition of Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves and accompanied by a thudding police helicopter overhead, hundreds of protesters rallied in central London on Saturday in solidarity with an estimated 89 Women’s Marches worldwide.“Today is about improving the living and working conditions of women”, said organiser Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a lawyer and activist. “On the gro...
Tags: Gender, Politics, London, Activism, Women, UK News, Women in politics, Brexit, Shola Mos Shogbamimu


Thousands join Women's March across US as controversy dampens turnout

Rallies take place in cities from Washington to Los Angeles but an antisemitism row has overshadowed the buildupThe first Women’s March, held the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as president in 2017, was the largest single-day protest in US history, drawing millions to the streets to reject Trump in a colourful riot of placards, fury and pink “pussy hats”. Related: What has the Women’s March accomplished, beyond mere visibility? | Jessa Crispin Continue reading...
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Women's March 2019: thousands to protest across US

Policy platform to be revealed at main event in Washington DCMovement has suffered infighting over antisemitism claimsThousands of protesters will take to the streets across the US on Saturday to resist Donald Trump and stand up for women’s rights at the third annual Women’s March.Though this year’s event has been marred by controversy, participants will seek to channel the spirit of the first massive march in 2017 that saw hundreds of thousands of protests take over the nation’s capital the day...
Tags: Protest, Washington, Women, US, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, Donald Trump


Women's March: 30 countries set to take part in third global protest

Women to march against violence and austerity with UK rally likely to have anti-Brexit tone Women in more than 30 countries around the world are expected to gather on Saturday as part of the global Women’s March, to protest against violence against women and the impact of policies of austerity.In London thousands are expected to gather outside Portland Place in central London at 12.30pm and march to Trafalgar Square by 1.30pm, ending in a two-hour rally. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Activism, Protest, Women, Austerity, UK News, World news, Feminism, Trafalgar Square, Brexit, Portland Place, MeToo Movement


Woman denied abortion in Dublin despite new legislation

Hospital’s decision has raised questions over introduction of abortion services in IrelandA hospital in Dublin has refused an abortion to a woman with a fatal foetal abnormality, raising questions over Ireland’s recent introduction of abortion services.The Coombe hospital, a leading maternity facility that has signed up to the service, reportedly declined to terminate the pregnancy because it did not “fall neatly” into a fatal foetal abnormality diagnosis. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Society, World news, Ireland, Abortion, Dublin, Reproductive rights (developing countries


Women's March set to proceed under cloud of controversy

Event on Saturday set to be smaller after several major sponsors withdrew following allegations of antisemitismJust two years after leading the largest recorded protest in US history, the third annual Women’s March on Saturday is set to proceed under a cloud of controversy. Related: Theater project lets women who accused Trump tell their stories Continue reading...
Tags: Activism, Protest, Women, US, US news, Trump, Antisemitism, MeToo Movement


Victim-blaming outcry as Japan pop star says sorry for alleging fans assaulted her

Band manager criticised for silence after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, said she was attacked at her homeJapan’s harsh treatment of its female celebrities has again come under scrutiny following outcry over the music industry’s handling of an alleged assault on a member of a popular girl band.Social media users and TV commentators have joined the barrage of criticism targeting AKS, a music management agency, after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, went public this month with allegation...
Tags: Music, Japan, Women, Asia Pacific, Maho Yamaguchi


Victim-blaming outcry as Japan pop star says sorry after alleged assault by fans

Band manager criticised for silence after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, said she was attacked at her homeJapan’s harsh treatment of its female celebrities has again come under scrutiny following outcry over the music industry’s handling of an alleged assault on a member of a popular girl band.Social media users and TV commentators have joined the barrage of criticism targeting AKS, a music management agency, after Maho Yamaguchi, a singer with NGT48, went public this month with allegation...
Tags: Music, Japan, Women, Asia Pacific, Maho Yamaguchi


On the Street…Esther Quek, Milan


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'Time to start talking about consent': Thailand's nascent #MeToo moment

A web project that let people share stories of sexual assault is growing into a n influential force for changeIn a small bookshop in Suan Phlu, a lively district of Bangkok, an unusual conversation is taking place. Men and women crammed into the nooks and crannies between the books listen intently as Wipaphan Wongsawang picks up a microphone and gestures around her. “Women in Thailand should not have to be silent about rape and assault any longer,” she says. “It’s time people started talking abo...
Tags: Women, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Bangkok, MeToo Movement, Suan Phlu, Wipaphan Wongsawang


Podcast #474: The Surprises of Romantic Attraction

According to the popular, evolutionary theory of human attraction, people select romantic partners based on objective assessments of what’s called their “mate value” — the extent to which an individual possesses traits like good looks and status. But is that really all that’s behind the way people pair up? My guest today has done a series of studies which add greater nuance to the mysteries of romantic attraction. His name is Paul Eastwick and he’s a professor of psychology at USC Davis. We...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Women, Dating, Usc, Squarespace, Paul Eastwick, Wolf Paul


Raise boys who end the #MeToo crisis

Former FOX News host Gretchen Carlson says that, as a culture, we didn't know how to speak openly about sexual harassment until very, very recently. And there's still a lot of work to be done. Her docuseries on the subject, Breaking the Silence airs January 14 at 8 PM on Lifetime. Her own experiences of sexual harassment played out on air in real time... and were wrongly condoned by a major news organization. Gretchen has emerged as one of the most influential voices in the #MeToo movement, lo...
Tags: Congress, Women, Innovation, Men, Gretchen, Gretchen Carlson, Media Industry, Sexual Violence, Big Problems


What would make a woman go back to Boko Haram? Despair | Azadeh Moaveni

In northeastern Nigeria, the militant group exploits a broken social system. There are lessons here for the rest of the worldZahra and Amina seem like lucky survivors of the scourge of northeastern Nigeria, the jihadist movement known as Boko Haram. Both were wives of fighters. Zahra escaped by agreeing to detonate an explosive vest that the militants strapped to her. After walking miles to her intended target, a government checkpoint, she turned herself over to soldiers. Amina fled with her thr...
Tags: Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Women, World news, Poverty, Humanitarian response, Internally displaced people, Amina, Zahra, Azadeh Moaveni, Chitra Nagarajan


Catch Singer/ Songwriter/Musician Eliza Spear + Her New Single at The MINT!

When you hear about a new musician, singer or songwriter, it’s often that the person in question is all three things: singer/songwriter/musician- because that’s the nature of the music business. Often there multi-faceted elements of music or other skills like acting or writing are part of living with parents or other family members who are […]
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Rahaf al-Qunun lands in Toronto after long journey to safety

Saudi teen was granted asylum by Canada after flying to Thailand to escape her familyThe Saudi woman who barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room in a desperate attempt to flee abuse landed in Canada on Saturday, capping a tumultuous and uncertain journey towards safety.Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived in Toronto, the country’s largest city, tweeting “OMG … I’m in Canada everyone” and posting a video of her plane touching down at Pearson International airport. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, Women, Americas, Toronto, World news, Thailand, Canada, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Feminism, United Nations, Refugees, Justin Trudeau, Pearson International, Rahaf Mohammed al Qunun


Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


Why ‘mom guilt’ is an unreasonable term

America's poor family leave policies for new parents are the reason why 'mom guilt' is universal – but that guilt is unreasonable, says Smith Brody. 'Dad guilt' is not a term, but men should also be part of this conversation.For every month of parental leave that a father takes, the mom's lifetime earnings increase by 7%. Studies prove fathers who take parental leave ultimately have better relationships with their teenage children. The Fifth Trimester: The W...
Tags: Work, Parenting, Children, Women, Pregnancy, America, Policy, Work-life balance, Innovation, Women In Business, Smith Brody


Wives of Political Leaders Have Long Been Called ‘First Ladies.’ California’s Jennifer Siebel Newsom Has Other Plans

How an unprecedented moment fits into centuries of history for political spouses
Tags: News, California, Women, Uncategorized, Language, Titles, Jennifer Siebel Newsom


Air pollution 'as bad as smoking in increasing risk of miscarriage'

Scientists called study’s findings upsetting and said toxic air must be cut Air pollution is as bad for pregnant women as smoking in raising the risk of miscarriage, according to a scientific study. They said the finding was upsetting and that toxic air must be cut to protect the health of the next generation.Air pollution is already known to harm foetuses by increasing the risk of premature birth and low birth weight. Recent research has also found pollution particles in placentas. Continue rea...
Tags: Women, Pregnancy, UK News, World news, Air Pollution, Pollution, Health & wellbeing