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For many women and girls in developing countries, menstruating is a great social, financial, and physical burden. But thanks to Femme International’s Feminine Health Management Program—an initiative that provides thousands of girls in East African secondary schools with menstrual cups—the load may be slightly lightened. Typically, sanitary pads are $1 each—a seemingly small amount to many. But because the average daily wage of a day laborer in Africa is only about $1.25, the cost can be debilitating. Women  make great sacrifices to save up for...
Forget your triple tall morning espresso. There’s a faster way to get your blood boiling: a hearty dose of mansplaining: Russell Crowe, the de facto emissary of all things misogynistic, is at it again. The 50-year-old star of the upcoming film "The Water Diviner" told Australian Women’s Weekly, “To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40,45,48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s not being...
Street style blogs are everywhere (The Sartorialist, Street Peeper, and Stil in Berlin are some our  personal faves.) They may seem like a modern meme, but actually, street fashion photography has been around much longer—maybe even as long as photography itself. Mashable recently curated some photos by Edward Linley Sambourne, all taken during the Edwardian era in and around Kensington, London, featuring ladies in their amazing #ootd. Anything for fashion, right? We think these gals all had some serious personal style (especially considering how the...
Seventeen year-old Samira Omar suffered terrible burns to her head and shoulders in a bullying incident while at school in the United Kingdom. She was afraid that she would never heal, but after returning to Canada, came across a cosmetic tattoo expert named Basma Hameed, who changed her entire outlook on healing. Hameed suffered horrible burns herself at the age of 3,  and since then has learned and mastered the art of covering them up. She uses pigments that matches the skin tones of her patients...
Amazing news for women of all ages and bibliophiles alike: Joan Didion is being featured in Céline’s latest ad campaign, joining the growing list of older women who represent major consumer product companies. The journalist, novelist, screenwriter, and icon has been called the muse of the French luxury brand’s creative director, Phoebe Philo, who is quick to point out that age doesn’t limit the 80 year-old from being the ultimate Céline woman. Fearless in her ambition and willing to share her rawest personal experiences with the...