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Ne me touche pas… the shift in sex and power sweeping France

Since #MeToo, France’s notoriously liberal attitudes to sex and sexual power are under the microscope as never beforeA few years ago I spent the weekend in a château deep in the rural Auvergne region of central France. Even more memorable than the crumbling property with its hectares of forest and decaying outbuildings, were the two elderly men to whom we were introduced when we arrived, who were enjoying an afternoon gin and tonic in the library. One – the father of my friend Guillaume – was Gu...
Tags: Sex, France, Relationships, Women, Life and style, Gerard Depardieu, Auvergne, Guillaume, MeToo Movement, Relationships and sex education

3 easy ways to help people in extreme poverty

Widely described as one of the most influential living philosophers, Peter Singer provides concrete and straightforward ways of combatting poverty.You can have a major impact by donating to organizations like the Seva Foundation or Fred Hollows Foundation, which perform cataract surgery; the Fistula Foundation, which corrects potentially ruinous complications that occur while giving birth; and Village Enterprise, which fosters and funds enterprise in small villages.A free download of the 10th an...
Tags: Health, Resources, Money, Activism, Medicine, Women, Economics, Poverty, Compassion, Public Health, Innovation, Mobility, Microfinance, Women In Business, Philanthropy, Social Change

'Diversity is now centre stage': Berlin film festival sets industry precedent

Event achieves gender parity among directors and executives but number of films directed by women falls slightly from 2019The Berlin film festival has achieved gender parity in some of its most senior positions a year after signing a pledge that commits film festivals to improve representation in relation to diversity.The Berlin festival, which opened on Thursday, is one of the major events to sign up to 5050x2020, which requires organisations to release information about the gender and race of ...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Film, Germany, Berlin, Race, Women, World news, Film Industry, Culture, Festivals, Berlin Film Festival, Cannes film festival, Venice Film Festival, Berlin film festival 2020

Amazing Vintage Photos Of Badass Women Riding Their Choppers

A chopper is a type of custom motorcycle which emerged in California in the late 1950s. The chopper is perhaps the most extreme of all custom styles, often using radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks for a stretched-out appearance. They can be built from an original motorcycle which is modified (“chopped”) or built from scratch. h/t: Some of the characteristic features... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, California, Women, Retro, Choppers

Kegel exercises aren’t solely for people with vaginas

Often people think that kegels are targeted solely at women who want to increase the tightness of their vagina, whereas in fact the exercises are for everyone who wants to engage in better sex The post Kegel exercises aren’t solely for people with vaginas appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Sex, Women, Article, Body Language, Kegel, Kegel Exercises, Dr Arnold Kegel

Over half of UK women killed by men die at hands of partner or ex

Femicide Census for 2018 shows 149 women killed, the highest number since census beganMore than half the women killed by men in the UK in 2018 were killed by a current or former partner, many after they had taken steps to leave, according to a report on femicide.The fourth Femicide Census, conducted by Women’s Aid and the campaigner Karen Ingala Smith, found 149 women were killed by 147 men in 2018. The number of deaths is an increase of 10 on the previous year and the highest number since the c...
Tags: UK, Crime, Women, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Karen Ingala Smith

Bargain Shopping Alert! Do NOT Miss the “DOLLS KILL” Sample Sale! 2/21-23 in SF + LA!

  Don’t miss this killer sale. You will be very happy with the amount of clothing that this brand is marking down. I asked for photos to illustrate this piece and they said they had so much stuff, that I should show up and shoot it on the day of the sale. (uhhhh.. that’s like […]
Tags: Featured, Shopping, California, La, Women, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Marketing Strategy, Gifts, Art and design

Workplace Revolution with Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson is the founder and CEO of The Riveter. If you’re not familiar with The Riveter, it’s a modern day union of women and their allies. It’s a community, a workspace and resource that supports women in building business and careers. The Riveter has locations all throughout the US and is growing rapidly. I cannot wait for you to this story. Amy Nelson practiced corporate litigation for over a decade in New York City and Seattle and worked in politics under several presidents. But it wasn’t ...
Tags: Photography, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, New York City, Women, US, Startup, Transition, Fear, Mother, Seattle, Gender Gap, Amy, Riveter, chasejarvisLIVE, Amy Nelson

Pop star, producer or pariah? The conflicted brilliance of Grimes

Claire Boucher has spent a decade battling the press to reclaim her reputation. Dating Elon Musk means she’s never been more controversial – but could her new album set her free?Grimes has always had a tortured relationship with visibility. No sooner had Claire Boucher broken beyond the Montreal warehouse scene at the turn of the 2010s than she was telling journalists that she only fronted her music because she couldn’t afford to hire someone to do it for her. She wanted to be Phil Spector – tho...
Tags: Music, Elon Musk, Celebrity, Women, Music Industry, Culture, Canada, Pop and rock, Grimes, Electronic Music, Montreal, Experimental music, Napoleon, Phil Spector, Claire Boucher, Boucher

What do female film-makers have to say about male stories?

The directors celebrated in a new season at the Barbican – focusing on films about men, made by women – on turning the traditional gaze on its headWhen Ana Kokkinos found out her second film was going to be shown at Cannes in 1998, she was overjoyed. Charting 24 hedonistic hours in the life of a gay Greek-Australian teenager, Head On is a fierce and evocative depiction of queer identity and masculinity in crisis. Then she had her first interview. “The journalist told me there was a rumour that I...
Tags: Film, Women, Life and style, Culture, Men, Kathryn Bigelow, Cannes, Barbican, Point Break, Ana Kokkinos

Not so white, male and straight: the video games industry is changing

BAME and LGBTQ+ representation is above the average for the UK’s creative industries, while the number of women in the games industry is creeping upwardsThe old stereotype of video game players as spotty, socially isolated boys in basements is finally disappearing after decades, but the popular image of game developers is enduring. They are imagined to be white and beardy, with glasses and a probable fondness for sci-fi and fantasy, and this is hardly unjustified. Cast an eye over the developmen...
Tags: Games, UK, Technology, Race, Women, Culture, Britain, University Of Sheffield, Phil, BAME

On the Visual Thesaurus: The language of suffrage

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. My February column for the Visual Thesaurus looks at the linguistic legacy of the long, persistent effort that led to the amendment. Full access to the column is paywalled for three months. A subscription is still just $19.95 a year; if you’re hesitating, here’s an excerpt: Pronouns played a surprising role in the right-to-vote fight. For centuries, grammar guides had i...
Tags: UK, Women, US, History, Linguistics, Baron, Words, Susan B Anthony, Dennis Baron, Nancy Friedman, Visual Thesaurus

Rose McGowan says she regrets Natalie Portman Oscars dress comments

McGowan tweets that she ‘lost sight of the bigger picture’ after calling fellow actor a ‘fraud’Rose McGowan has expressed regret for her attack on Natalie Portman over the latter’s Oscar dress “protest”, which took aim at the exclusion of women from the best director Academy Award nominations. Related: Rose McGowan: Natalie Portman's Oscars dress protest 'deeply offensive' Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Film, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Feminism, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Natalie Portman, McGowan, Rose McGowan, Oscars 2020

Women to be Given Command Role and Permanent Commission says Supreme Court

Women to get Command role and Permanent commission says Supreme Court You might have read this news in today's newspapers that yesterday (17th February 2020), Supreme Court reprimanded the central government that women should be given command posting and also they should be given a Permanent Commission (PC) in the Indian Army within 3 months time. Picture Courtesy - Internet This was an old... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, Supreme Court, Women, Army, Officer, Armed Forces, Indian Army, Manisha, Permanent Commission, Government Job, Sarkari-naukri, Given Command Role and Permanent Commission

‘I look at the clock… it’s 3am’: Why can’t women sleep

While her husband snores peacefully beside her, Mariella Frostrup, like women everywhere, is wide awake – mind spinning. But why? And what can she do about it?It is 3am. I know because I’ve checked the clock three times since I crept to the loo at 1.45am. Within minutes of my return to bed I feel the delicious fog of slumber evaporate, my heart rate rises and my brain begins its relentless scan for topics to keep me engaged. Occasionally, I get a laugh out of what I dream up as a priority worry;...
Tags: Family, Sleep, Women, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Menopause, Yeovil, Stormzy, Mariella Frostrup

‘Virginity is an obsession in Morocco’: an extract from Leïla Slimani’s Sex and Lies

The author reflects on the challenges faced by young women in the country of her birth, where extramarital sex is a criminal offence• Interview with Leïla Slimani: ‘This book is a mirror to make the elite look reality in the face’I left Morocco more than 15 years ago. With the years and the distance, I have surely forgotten quite how difficult it is to live without the freedoms that have become so natural to me. In France it can be a struggle to imagine the disorientation that comes with a young...
Tags: Books, France, Africa, Women, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Feminism, Morocco, Autobiography and memoir, Leïla Slimani, Society books

Frankfurt, Germany Museums: What’s New?

What's New in Frankfurt, Germany's Museums. New exhibits at the Jewish Museum, the Liebieghaus museum, Städel Museum, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt.
Tags: Travel, Germany, Women, Frankfurt, Museums, FRANKFURT Germany, Stadel Museum, Cultures & Festivals, Liebieghaus

Let’s talk sex: The science of your brain on dirty talk

One in five people in a new study admit that they have stopped sex cold because of the dirty talk.90% of the participants felt aroused by the right erotic talk with their partner.Dirty talk activates the erogenous zones of the brain: the hypothalamus and amygdala. By electrifying our most powerful sex organs, our brains, research has shown that provocative conversation has the ability to add serious sizzle to our sex lives. Yet, it's a highly subjective form of bedroom art that comes in many...
Tags: Europe, Sex, Relationships, Women, Communication, Vulnerability, United States, Innovation, Men, Medical Daily, Superdrug Online Doctor, Daryl Cioffi

The Scent of Love: Choose a Valentine’s Fragrance from Love Potion Fragrances 1-4!!

  If you are looking for a great gift for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day,  birthdays or anniversaries, this might be your lucky day. Love Potion 1-4 fragrance collection is something you should check out because the collection features 4 unique scents and each has some amazing ingredients that ultimately create an interesting fragrance story. More […]
Tags: Photos, Family, Adventure, Women, Lifestyle, Holiday, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Valentine's Day, Art and design, Innovation, Tips, Insight, Men

Tennessee Republicans worry women will go on tampon-buying frenzy

During a three-day sales tax holiday, shoppers are allowed to buy computers and clothing tax-free, but not feminine productsWomen can’t be trusted around tax-free tampons. If you cut the price of menstrual products they’re bound to go tampon-mad and buy boxes of the stuff, just for the hell of it. They’d line their walls with super-plus, they’d polish their floors with pads; it would be absolute bedlam.That appears to be what Republicans in Tennessee think, anyway. On Tuesday GOP lawmakers pushe...
Tags: Women, US news, Gop, US politics, Tennessee

I know who we R. Does the National Association of Realtors?

Did you know that two-thirds of Realtors are women? Did you know about only 4 percent of members are under 30? Did you know that the median age for a Realtor is 54? You would never guess by looking at NAR’s advertising campaign.
Tags: Video, Opinion, Women, Advertising, Old, Woman, Radio, Advertisements, Agent, Columns, Ageism, Text Messages, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Realtor, Select

Number of female homicide victims rises 10% in year

Figures for England and Wales show there were 429 male and 241 female victims in 2018-19The number of female victims of homicides in England and Wales rose by 10% in the year to March 2019, to the highest number since 2006, official figures show.There were 662 separate homicide incidents in the period, up 3% from the 644 the previous year and the highest since 2008, when there were 712, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Continue reading...
Tags: England, Crime, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Office for National Statistics ONS Continue

Female homicide victims in England and Wales up 10% in year

Official figures show there were 671 victims of homicide, 429 male and 241 female, in 2018-19The number of female victims of homicides in England and Wales rose by 10% in the year up to March 2019, to the highest number since 2006, official figures show.There were 662 separate homicide incidents in the period, up 3% from the 644 the previous year and the highest since 2008, when there were 712, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Continue reading...
Tags: England, Crime, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Office for National Statistics ONS Continue

Rose McGowan: Natalie Portman's Oscars dress protest 'deeply offensive'

McGowan posts Facebook attack on Portman, who wore a gown embroidered with names of female directors snubbed at awardsActivist and actor Rose McGowan has labelled Natalie Portman a “fraud” for wearing a dress to the Oscars embroidered with the names of female film-makers including Greta Gerwig and Lulu Wang who were passed over for best director nominations.In a post on Facebook, McGowan said Portman had made “the kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media” but was “more li...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Film, Women, Life and style, US news, Culture, Feminism, Awards and prizes, Oscars, Greta Gerwig, Natalie Portman, McGowan, Portman, Rose McGowan, Lulu Wang

The cheating wife, her rich lover and a court case for 'immoral' Pakistan TV hit Meray Paas Tum Ho

Creators of Meray Paas Tum Ho could be facing legal suit amid accusations the hugely popular show was ‘misogynistic’A court in Pakistan has summoned the creators of a wildly popular television series after a petition was filed demanding they apologise for portraying Pakistani women as “greedy, selfish and non-professional”.In the petition filed at the Sindh high court last month, lawyer Sana Saleem said the television series Meray Paas Tum Ho (I Have You) was “ridiculing a woman who makes the sa...
Tags: Television, Women, World news, South and Central Asia, Television & radio, Pakistan, Global development, Sindh, Women's rights and gender equality, Sana Saleem

'Why did she have to die?' Mexico's war on women claims young artist

Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre was shot as she cycled home last month in the violent border city of Ciudad Juárez. Her friends and comrades have little hope of justiceThey gathered in the chill of a high desert night, around a bakery on a street corner in the US-Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez, to blend homage with mourning, love with sorrow.Opposite them: a mural of painted eyes and the words “Te observan” – they’re watching you. And a self-portrait by the artist, Isabel Cabanillas de la To...
Tags: Mexico, Women, Americas, US, Ciudad Juarez, Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre, Cabanillas

Tampon wars: the battle to overthrow the Tampax empire

For decades, one company has ruled the world of tampons. But a new wave of brands has emerged, selling themselves as more ethical, more feminist and more ecological.By Sophie ElmhirstThe Queen of Tampons, one of several nicknames, is a jubilant woman called Melissa Suk. Four years on the throne as the associate brand director of Tampax, Suk holds court at the head office of the multinational consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati, Ohio. From there, she oversees an empire spann...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, Women, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Ohio, Geneva, Menstruation, Johnson Johnson, Cincinnati Ohio, Procter Gamble, Suk, Sophie ElmhirstThe Queen, Melissa Suk Four

The Islamic Perspectives And Rulings on Rape and Sexual Assault

  The post The Islamic Perspectives And Rulings on Rape and Sexual Assault appeared first on
Tags: Featured, Sexual Assault, Religion, Women, Society, Rape, Islam, Men, Muslims, Featured Home, Featured Society, Featured Video, Hena Zuberi, Saba Syed, Dr. Yasir Qadhi

Humans evolved for punching, study confirms

With males having more upper-body mass than women, a study looks to find the reason. The study is based on the assumption that men have been fighters for so long that evolution has selected those best-equipped for the task. If men fought other men, winners would have survived and reproduced, losers not so much. According to biologist David Carrier of the University of Utah, "In mammals in general, the difference between males and females is often greatest in the structures that are used as we...
Tags: Gender, Women, War, Innovation, Men, Violence, Evolution, Carrier, Morris, University of Utah, Jeremy Morris, David Carrier, Human body