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  Grab a ball gown and head down to the Edison Ballroom for a night filled with all your feminist fantasies come true – that’s right, it’s the Feminist Press Feminist Power Awards. In case you live under a rock, the Feminist Press is a “nonprofit organization founded to advance women’s rights and amplify feminist perspectives” that has over 40 years experience in the industry. The Feminist Press has played a growing part in the feminist movement for quite some time; some past honorees include: Hillary Rodham...
  Last week, news broke about a grave marked “Bj 581” at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Birka, Sweden, that was long thought to be a high ranking Viking warrior amongst Nordic soldiers. Scientists discovered the warrior was, in fact, female! Through scientific discovery, more and more of pop culture’s fictional female warrior icons like Wonder Woman, Brienne of Tarth, Eowyn Of Rohan, and Mulan are becoming a reality. Éowyn of Rohan defeating the Witch King in Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King Thanks to...
  In 2016, Alisha Coleman, a 911 phone operator from Georgia who had been working at the Bobby Dodd Institute for nearly a decade, was fired for getting her period at work. Now she, with help from the ACLU, is suing the company for “unlawful work discrimination." “Firing a woman for getting her period at work is offensive and an insult to every woman in the workplace. A heavy period is something nearly all women will experience, especially as they approach menopause, and Alisha was shamed, demeaned...
  Witschy, an Etsy-type online marketplace for women selling and buying art, was founded by two female entrepreneurs in 2016 and has, since its launch, sold art to a total value of over $200 000. It’s a success story created by Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer, two female artists and entrepreneurs. Oh, and did we mention “Keith”? This third — male — co-founder may only exist in our minds (and in investors’ inboxes) but he’s managed to get deals and star treatment that Gazin and Dwyer...
On Friday evening, Harper’s Bazaar hosted its annual ICONS party in celebration of New York Fashion Week and its "Icons"-themed September Issue. It was attended by a slew of fashion’s most well-known women — from Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Director Carine Roitfield, Iris Apfel and Cindy Crawford to icons-in-the-making Gigi Hadid, Ashley Graham and Winnie Harlow. But what is a night honoring fashion, and the women in it, without the inevitable party-crashing by a straight, white man who isn’t a part of the industry, but feels entitled...
    How does one woman go from doing stand up as way to combat fear to running New York’s most diverse comedy festival for a second year? Hard work, receiving death threats and a great sense of humour, explains comedian Coree Spencer. In 2015, the comedian set herself on a path to creating Cinder Block Festival, a comedy festival that was both diverse and welcoming. Spencer has been involved with comedy since the early 2000s, when she was a sketch comic in film and won awards in...
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has again stated that she wants to repeal what she called the “failed system” of Title IX, which was expanded by the Obama administration. "Any perceived offense can become a full-blown Title IX investigation, but if everything is harassment then nothing is," she said in a speech on Thursday, as she emphasized the plight of those who are falsely accused of sexual misconduct. She seemed less concerned about the survivors, and her statements were met with outrage from advocacy groups. Title IX...

    Kentucky is not normally on the forefront of lawmaking, let alone breaking news – but the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, KY is in a heated legal battle that is getting everyone’s attention. The center opened in 1980 and didn’t garner a lot of attention until 2015, when House Representative Matt Bevin won his election on Trump’s coattails. The election was particularly exciting for Republicans for two reasons: the GOP took control of the House for the first time in nearly 100 years, and...
Ivanka Trump shows she’s all bark and no bite when it comes to women’s issues. In her role as an assistant to the President, Ivanka has made working women one of her core issues. But now, Ivanka has announced her support for the White House’s decision to scrap a policy to require businesses to disclose employee pay along with the gender, ethnicity and race. “Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended...
Texas women now need to take out “rape insurance,” thanks to an anti-reproductive rights bill signed into law last week. Via Broadly, House Bill 214 removes abortion coverage from all private, state-offered, and ACA insurance plans — with no exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal abnormalities. Instead, women need to buy this insurance separately — “rape insurance,” as Texas Democrats are calling it.The Hill details that the law's abortion restrictions include abnormalities where the fetus does not develop kidneys or a brain. Additionally, this means, as Broadly...
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