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Disney star Rowan Blanchard, 13, wrote a thought-provoking essay on intersectional feminism

Disney star Rowan Blanchard, 13, wrote a thought-provoking essay on intersectional feminism | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"Many of us seem to have not accepted the fact that police brutality and race issues are our issues too."
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The F-Word Returns: Gender (In)equality Depicted in Cartoons - NDTV

The F-Word Returns: Gender (In)equality Depicted in Cartoons - NDTV | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
For every victory claimed in the cause of feminism, there are several instances of gender bias, stereotyping, discrimination and denial of even basic rights to women everywhere.
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Don't mansplain things to me

Don't mansplain things to me | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Halfway through my presentation a fellow student interjected and began regurgitating exactly what I’d been saying. He spoke directly to me, as if he were the tutor and I were his lowly student who hadn’t quite managed the readings that week. It was infuriating, and oddly humiliating – I started to wonder if I had misunderstood the theory, since he was delineating it with such gusto.
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26 Times Celebrity Men Shut Down Sexism In The Best Damn Way

26 Times Celebrity Men Shut Down Sexism In The Best Damn Way | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
"If someone asks if you're a feminist, you have to say yes."
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In Small Places - Right Now

In Small Places - Right Now | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
In Australia, a woman is killed by a former or current partner almost every week. In the latest instalment of the Right Now Essay Series, Emily Maguire examines what we know about domestic violence and how to stop it.
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How the ABC's female journalists are changing the newsroom

How the ABC's female journalists are changing the newsroom | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
They're steely-smart and proof that more women are commanding the news agenda.
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Tennis’s Top Women Balance Body Image With Ambition

Tennis’s Top Women Balance Body Image With Ambition | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Issues over self-acceptance among female tennis players persist, compelling many of them to avoid bulking up.
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Serena Williams Beat Maria Sharapova For The 17th Straight Time. But Serena Still Makes Less Money.

Serena Williams Beat Maria Sharapova For The 17th Straight Time. But Serena Still Makes Less Money. | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

Serena Williams is the most dominant female athlete of our era and perhaps any era. So why isn’t she earning more in endorsements?

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My Personal Decision To Wear The Hijab Has Nothing To Do With Me Being Oppressed

My Personal Decision To Wear The Hijab Has Nothing To Do With Me Being Oppressed | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
She makes some fascinating points that will definitely make you think twice before you buy into the Islamophobic assumption that all hijabi women are forced to - while also acknowledging that some women are.
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Fleeing genocide: 'We ate anything, crickets or some lizards'

Fleeing genocide: 'We ate anything, crickets or some lizards' | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Somalai Seng first heard the Khmer Rouge through a crackling loudspeaker on an old truck.
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Sorry, but it’s time for women to stop apologising so much | Viv Groskop

Sorry, but it’s time for women to stop apologising so much | Viv Groskop | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
I’ve been round the UK asking people to reveal the apologies they would like to give and receive – and women’s strange relationship with ‘sorry’ is clear
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Rihanna’s self-indulgent video is not clever. It’s pure misogyny | Barbara Ellen

Rihanna’s self-indulgent video is not clever. It’s pure misogyny | Barbara Ellen | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Bitch Better Have My Money is crude, unwieldy, misogynistic – and don’t start me on artistic licence
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Girls who have sex are like tape that loses its stickiness. Seriously? | Van Badham

Girls who have sex are like tape that loses its stickiness. Seriously? | Van Badham | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Comparing girls to used sticky tape or old chocolate bars is nothing less than pre-emptive slut-shaming. The Christian lobby has no right to a girl’s sexuality
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Is Australia going backwards on gender equality? - Open Democracy

Is Australia going backwards on gender equality? - Open Democracy | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
I left Pakistan to live in a society that was supposedly free from bias and discrimination.
What happened?
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Why We’re Calling Bullsh*t on Excuses for Workplace Sexism

Why We’re Calling Bullsh*t on Excuses for Workplace Sexism | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Ever heard these excuses for why gender discrimination at work “isn't about sexism?" This really puts in perspective why we shouldn't believe the lies.
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Teens Are Memorising Julia Gillard's Misogyny Speech And Shouting It In The Streets

Teens Are Memorising Julia Gillard's Misogyny Speech And Shouting It In The Streets | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Teenagers joyfully re-enact Australia's first female PM's famous speech word-for-word.
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Meet the First Woman to Win Math’s Most Prestigious Prize

Meet the First Woman to Win Math’s Most Prestigious Prize | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
As an 8-year-old, Maryam Mirzakhani used to tell herself stories about the exploits of a remarkable girl. Every night at bedtime, her heroine would become mayor, travel the world or fulfill some other grand destiny.
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KBG84: Japan's new 'girl band', average age 84

KBG84: Japan's new 'girl band', average age 84 | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Pensioners become pop idols with their band KBG84 playing to sell out crowds, although defibrillators are close at hand at concerts
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The inspiring story of how Venus Williams helped win equal pay for women players at Wimbledon

The inspiring story of how Venus Williams helped win equal pay for women players at Wimbledon | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Until 2007, women champions at the legendary tennis tournament won a smaller cash prize than the men champions
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Why women should stop striving for equality – video

Why women should stop striving for equality – video | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Instead of asking to be included, argues Reni Eddo-Lodge, women should aim for liberation
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Stop calling women 'girls'. It's either patronising or sexually suggestive

Stop calling women 'girls'. It's either patronising or sexually suggestive | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
A photographer got short shrift when he called education secretary Nicky Morgan and energy secretary Amber Rudd ‘girls’. Why? Because they’re fully grown women, yes, women
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Watch Young Women Destroy Gender-Based Barriers #LikeAGirl In Under 3 Minutes

Watch Young Women Destroy Gender-Based Barriers #LikeAGirl In Under 3 Minutes | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it

A powerful new ad is reminding young women that they can conquer their limitations -- like a girl. On July 7, Always released a video called "Unstoppable," featuring young girls talking about the ways society limits them because of their gender. The spot is a follow-up to Always' #LikeAGirl Super Bowl ad.

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I will not tell girls not to walk alone. I will not tell them to be careful

I will not tell girls not to walk alone. I will not tell them to be careful | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Last month, as I left a club to walk home, I was attacked by a man I had never seen before. I am meant to be afraid. But I will not be limited by the daily threat of assault
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Patricia Arquette: "It's weird that, in the supposedly civilised world, women are still being discriminated against"

Patricia Arquette: "It's weird that, in the supposedly civilised world, women are still being discriminated against" | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Actor and women's rights advocate Patricia Arquette opens up about her new role as a plus-size model, and that Oscars speech.
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Why is there always a backlash against feminist stars? | Eva Wiseman

Why is there always a backlash against feminist stars? | Eva Wiseman | Women of The Revolution | Scoop.it
Fearless feminist icons like Lena Dunham are held to impossible standards and then pilloried. Will the same now happen to brilliant comedian Amy Schumer, asks Eva Wiseman
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