GIRLS NOT BRIDES

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Child Marriage: Breaking the Tradition Take a moment to think back when you were a child—say, at 10 or 11 years old. What were you preoccupied with? Chances are your concerns were about homework, enjoying fun stuff with friends, spending time with family, doing household chores and basically discovering things around you. Chances are marriage and having children were the … Read More

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The Hollaback Movement

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Hollaback! Girl: Ending Street Harassment Even if you’ve never heard of the term “street harassment” before, there’s a good chance that you may have experienced it, especially if you’re female or an LGBTQ individual. When we think of the word “harassment”, we usually associate it with offences done in private places where there are no witnesses and the victim cannot … Read More

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EMMA WATSON

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You Need to Stop and Listen to Emma Watson’s UN Speech – #HeForShe   She was wearing a classic white suit, elegant tasteful makeup, and a neat low ponytail. For someone who has been in front of the camera since she was a child, young actress of Harry Potter fame Emma Watson was visibly nervous when she stood in front … Read More

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THE ILLUSIONISTS

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The Illusionists: Body-Shaming and Self-Hate Are the New Marketing Strategies Have you ever felt so uncomfortable and unhappy in your own skin that you decided to do something about it by buying particular products? For instance, perhaps you felt like your skin was too dry, dark or old-looking so you went out to buy moisturizers, skin whiteners and anti-ageing creams. … Read More

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KATHERINE SWITZER

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Only Men Were Allowed to Run in This Marathon for 70 Years, Then a Woman Decided to Join Perhaps one of the most fulfilling and remarkable things that you can do as a woman is to become a pioneer in your chosen field—to pave the way in a male-dominated industry so that other women may have the freedom and encouragement … Read More

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BIG BALLET

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BIG BALLET: CAN BIG GIRLS BECOME BALLET DANCERS TOO? When you think about ballet, you probably imagine slim and graceful women doing pirouettes and leaping through the air on stage. As harsh as it may sound, almost nobody associates ballet with bigger or overweight girls dancing. However, this doesn’t mean that there are no big girls who dream about being … Read More

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YOU OK SIS?

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#UOkSis: Letting Street Harassment Victims Know They’re Not Alone     If you’re like most women, then you’ve probably experienced it one way or another. You are walking down the street, minding your own business, and then all of a sudden, it happens to you: a man or a group of guys whistle, make cat calls or say something sexually … Read More

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#SurvivorPrivilege

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RAPE CULTURE & THE #SurvivorPrivilege TREND   One of America’s leading news publications, The Washington Post, recently made headlines itself after publishing a controversial article about rape. Penned by one of the Post’s conservative columnists George Will, the article expressed the author’s opinion that rape and sexual assault statistics—particularly in universities and colleges—are inaccurate. This is because he suspects that … Read More

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#YesAllWomen

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The #YesAllWomen Hashtag: Addressing a Social Problem After the Santa Barbara Killings On May 23, America was yet again shocked by the latest mass murder to hit the headlines. This time, it was a 22-year-old boy named Elliot Rodger who killed six people in Santa Barbara and ended up possibly killing himself. Naturally, there was a viral and strong reaction … Read More

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TARA MOSS

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The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss: The Power of Labels   Tara Moss is a Canadian-Australian writer whose works include nine novels, including Fetish, The Spider Goddess and The Skeleton Key. She has also written the short story collections Psycho Magnet, Know Your ABC’s and Intuition. This 2014, Moss released her first non-fiction book entitled The Fictional Woman. According to Moss, … Read More

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