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  As the adage goes, the only people who truly understand a marriage are the two individuals within it; but it’s hard to ignore certain trends that arise in hyper conservative communities where men hold all the power and women are tasked solely with subservience. It’s even harder to ignore the facts: Women who seek divorce in Orthodox Jewish communities face serious repercussions beyond the run-of-the-mill trauma of an average marital unraveling. They are manipulated, ostracized from their own communities. They are left to dangle in...
It's no secret that Hillary Clinton is the popular choice for Democrat bid in the upcoming 2016 presidential election, and, just like the discourse surrounding her 2008 primary run, we're seeing a lot of iffy plays on gender politics popping up. One thing that's particularly irked us: Is it okay to put Bill in a dress? Bill For First Lady is a campaign supporting Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president. They are currently accepting signatures for a petition asking her to run and have gained just under 9,000. The...
Australian model Stefania Ferrario is joining former Australian Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester in the movement to eradicate the term "plus size" in describing those who are over a size 4 in the modeling industry.  The movement started back in February when Rochester made a comment about "plus size" model Laura Wells who, in her opinion, wasn’t "plus size" at all. This happened after Upstart’s Be You Campaign posted a picture of Wells and labeled her a plus size model. Rochester’s Twitter post read, “Any idea the...
Just a few days ago, 17-year old Australian student Masa Vukotic was brutally murdered in a park during part of her exercise routine. Detective Inspector Mick Hughes, in response to this needless death, told the community that people—“particularly females”—should not be alone in the parks. Vukotic was attacked and killed around 7pm; it was still daylight, and there would have been people around. Even if she had been running at 4am in the dark, there was nothing wrong with her activity. Are women expected to stay...
It’s true: Monica Lewinsky is back (though given that she’s been a household name since the late nineties, it doesn’t feel like she ever left). Her decision as a 22 year-old resulted in a constant shadow of controversy, sex, and shame, but now she’s sharing her story with the world—and finally getting some positive attention for it. Lewinsky broke a decade-long silence with an essay published in Vanity Fair last year, and her recent TED Talk titled “Price of Shame” is wonderful and inspiring. We...