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Photographer Jo Farrell spent nine years working on her latest project: Documenting the last Chinese women with bound feet. The results are remarkable. Farrell says she wants the message of her project to be one of survival: “In Chinese society, it was the only way forward for women. They did it because they thought it would give them a better future, a better life.” (Often, working class girls would have their feet bound in the hopes of marrying into wealthier families.) If nothing else, these...
On June 4, Barnard College—a women's college operated in partnership with Columbia University—announced a new policy of admitting trans women. Throughout the last year, student and alumni activists have worked with the Barnard administration to make this change possible. Barnard will now be admitting students who “consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth.” This is a big deal, because it means that students will not have to have full legal paperwork that consistently identifies them as a woman...
When winners of the Flanders Diamond Tour—the final race of the women's Lotto Cycling Cup—arrived at the podium this past Sunday, they were greeted with... women wearing bikinis!? Cyclist and journalist Marijn de Vries tweeted a picture of the podium, calling it an “utter disgrace." And it is a disgrace: The podium was meant to honor the women who had won this race. Celebrating their achievements with women in bikinis makes no sense at all. Why are there even still bikini-clad podium models at sporting events anymore?  The...
(Pictured: Miranda Lambert sporting a t shirt designed by Martina McBride.)  In case you’ve missed the country music shitstorm that is #SaladGate, radio consultant and super cool dudebro Keith Hill gave some advice to country radio stations: Play fewer of those pesky female artists. Hill told industry publication Country Aircheck, “If you want to make ratings in country radio, take females out… they’re just not the lettuce in our salad… the tomatoes of our salad are the females.” The “tomatoes” have had a lot to say about that. Miranda...
  June is Pride Month, and there are LGBTQ/queer pride parades, parades, and other events in cities and towns all over the country. Whether you plan to display your LGBTQ pride at a huge parade (like NYC’s in two weeks!) or in the comfort of your own home, here are some DIY ides to make your celebration as awesome (and rainbow-filled!) as possible. 1. Good old-fashioned tie-dyeing works on basically any fabric, and is a great way to add a bit of rainbow to your existing wardrobe!  2....
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