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Women's Rights Made Leaps in 2012, Just Not in Canada - Huffington Post Canada

Women's Rights Made Leaps in 2012, Just Not in Canada - Huffington Post Canada | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Women's Rights Made Leaps in 2012, Just Not in Canada
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Progress for the world's women has proceeded in fits and starts in the past century, but 2012 saw some clear advancement on numerous fronts and in diverse locations.
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8 Badass Environmentalists You Should Know - Emerging Women

8 Badass Environmentalists You Should Know - Emerging Women | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedIn In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, we’re celebrating 8-extraordinary women who have continuously advocated and rallied for our earth. These women work endlessly to implement policies and enact change to preserve and protect our environment – from waterways, forests, access to clean air, oceans, mountains, to the precious wildlife that reside within... Read more »
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This Unarmed Black Woman Was Shot by the Police, So Why Aren't We Marching for Her?

This Unarmed Black Woman Was Shot by the Police, So Why Aren't We Marching for Her? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Black women's lives matter.
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'Women Of Silicon Valley' is like 'Humans Of New York', but even better

'Women Of Silicon Valley' is like 'Humans Of New York', but even better | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Bringing awareness to the gender gap in tech, one cool photo at a time.
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We need to talk about Joss Whedon's 'feminism'

We need to talk about Joss Whedon's 'feminism' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
As the man at the helm of a movie that will make billions, Whedon is in a position to insist upon real change. So what's he doing?
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Meryl Streep funds initiative for women screenwriters over 40

Meryl Streep funds initiative for women screenwriters over 40 | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Meryl Streep is taking positive action to address the shortage of roles for women over 40, by encouraging more women over 40 to write movies.
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Activists put up “No Catcall Zone” street signs in NYC and Philly

Activists put up “No Catcall Zone” street signs in NYC and Philly | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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As the recipient of hundreds of instances of gender-based street harassment — ranging from verbal to physical — I have often wondered why we don’t have street signs telling people not to harass. After all, we have signs against littering, not cleaning ...
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Village women run safe water franchises in arsenic-hit India, Bangladesh

Village women run safe water franchises in arsenic-hit India, Bangladesh | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Rural housewives are being encouraged to set up businesses to sell safe water to save lives in their communities and earn some income
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Is It Sexist To Say That Women Are Superior To Men?

Is It Sexist To Say That Women Are Superior To Men? | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Is it finally time to recognize that women are biologically superior to men? Anthropologist Barbara J. King says that suggestion hurts more than it helps.
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Morocco’s Biker Girl Gangs Featured In Colorful New Doc 

Morocco’s Biker Girl Gangs Featured In Colorful New Doc  | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Artist Hassan Hajjaj's ''Kesh Angels' film showcases the badass women that are breaking gender stereotypes in the Middle East.
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Mayor of Boston proclaims tomorrow 'Riot Grrrl Day' in honour of Kathleen Hanna

Mayor of Boston proclaims tomorrow 'Riot Grrrl Day' in honour of Kathleen Hanna | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Let's all go to Boston tomorrow!
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Sarah Silverman has some Real Talk for you on the pay gap

Sarah Silverman has some Real Talk for you on the pay gap | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"The guys shoot and miss all the time, most of the time. And they get better."
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11 women's rights activists you should know

11 women's rights activists you should know | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
For Women's History Month, msnbc interviewed 11 women's rights activists who are fighting for the women's issues of 2015. Learn more about them here.
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Quentin Bryce urges focus on gender inequality to tackle domestic violence

Quentin Bryce urges focus on gender inequality to tackle domestic violence | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Domestic violence is getting worse and is caused by ‘rigid gender roles and stereotypes’, says former governor general
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Climate justice is intersectional feminism in action

Climate justice is intersectional feminism in action | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
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On a rainy Friday morning in mid-April, a group of Harvard University dining hall workers brought a petition about workplace conditions to the office of University President Drew Gilipin Faust. 
But President Faust wasn’t there. Instead, the employees presented the petition to the
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Jewish Feminists In Israel Defy Ban, Read From A Full-Size Torah At The Western Wall

Jewish Feminists In Israel Defy Ban, Read From A Full-Size Torah At The Western Wall | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
“One of the older Orthodox men kept chanting ‘my daughter can see you!’ But some of the women just shouted back ‘Good!’”
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I'm a lesbian, but I wasn't born this way – video

I'm a lesbian, but I wasn't born this way – video | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Julie Bindel explains why she believes she chose her sexuality, rather than it having chosen her
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How the women in blue are beating sexism in the police force | Julie Bindel

How the women in blue are beating sexism in the police force | Julie Bindel | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Thanks to the tenacity of female officers the police service is no longer a bastion of misogyny, and may well be setting a good example to other employers
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How Society Polices Women's Clothing (No Matter What We Wear)

How Society Polices Women's Clothing (No Matter What We Wear) | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Have you ever stood in front of your closet, worried about what you're choosing to wear because you know that no matter what you pick, someone will have an opinion about it? Whether it'll be pegged as too revealing, too dowdy, too shabby, or just "too much," it boils down to the
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Meet the woman mapping street harassment in Brazil

Meet the woman mapping street harassment in Brazil | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Juliana de Faria's first experience of street harassment was at age 11, walking home from a bakery in Sao Paolo.
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Two UBC scientists resign over lack of women nominations to Hall of Fame

Two UBC scientists resign over lack of women nominations to Hall of Fame | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Two female researchers tasked with helping to recognize the top scientists in the country have stepped down from their duties to protest lack of recognition for other women in the field.
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4 Ways Indian Culture Sends Its Young Women Toxic Messages – And How We Can Stand Up to Them

4 Ways Indian Culture Sends Its Young Women Toxic Messages – And How We Can Stand Up to Them | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

A part of the recent debate surrounding British documentary maker Leslee Udwin’s India’s Daughter involves some people’s frustration over showing India in a bad light. 


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Sorry Dove, empowerment isn’t a personal care product | Arwa Mahdawi

Sorry Dove, empowerment isn’t a personal care product | Arwa Mahdawi | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The Choose Beautiful campaign’s promise to boost your self-esteem is cynical – it just wants you to choose Dove
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Unravel - Aeon Video

Unravel - Aeon Video | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
‘Maybe the water is too expensive to wash them’: Indian women recycling clothes from the West wonder about the lives of those who wore them.
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Before Lena Dunham, there was Anaïs Nin – now patron saint of social media

Before Lena Dunham, there was Anaïs Nin – now patron saint of social media | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
The idea that Anaïs Nin could be widely regarded as inspirational would have been unthinkable even a few years ago – but the internet turned her work around
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China's women's rights activists arrested after protest over domestic violence

China's women's rights activists arrested after protest over domestic violence | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Creative and imaginative activism has landed five core members of China's new feminist movement in jail, accused of provoking social instability.
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