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From her trademark trousers to her wild red hair, Katharine Hepburn was a classic Hollywood style icon, but it was her fiercely independent personality that made her a feminist inspiration ahead of her time. Famously stubborn and a snob, Hepburn insisted on cold showers to build character and did her own stunts in her movies because the stuntwomens' posture was not up to her standards. She lived her life according to her own rules in many ways, flouting social expectations of women's behavior and conducting...
  From November 1st through November 3rd, thousands of women from all over the world flocked to New Orleans for the TEDWomen2017 conference. Held at the Orpheum Theater, which is located in the city’s Central Business District, the three-day conference allowed for some of the most innovative, creative minds to share ideas with locals and TED enthusiasts who flew in especially for the occasion. Arriving at the conference’s kickoff on November 1st, attendees waited in a massive line, buzzing with excitement, and were entertained by The Pinettes...
  Regretting motherhood is a dark secret many women hide. But pretending it doesn’t happen, or passing judgment when it does, are insidious ways of diminishing the truth about women’s lives.  So many of us already know that being a mother might not be easy. But it’s also generally accepted that parenthood is worth it. Women who don’t want to be mothers are often pelted with opinions about how much they will regret missing out. Yet what about the women on the other side of this childbearing...
The backlash against Kevin Spacey has been swift and brutal. After he was accused of sexual harassment by Anthony Rapp in an incident that occurred in 1986, when Rapp was 14, a string of other accusers came forward, accusing the actor of groping and other inappropriate behavior towards young men. Spacey brushed off the accusations by officially coming out as gay, but this cynical tactic did not distract from the real and disturbing allegations against him. In response to the claims, Netflix canceled its popular...
  It's getting colder here in New York, so it's the perfect time of year to stay inside — or head to a theater — and watch a new movie or TV series, read a new book, or listen to a new album. Our pop culture picks for this Week of Women include Frances McDormand's new film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; the return of Maria Bamford's Netflix series Lady Dynamite; and more. As always, we haven't seen, read, or listend to all of these ourselves — when we have,...
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