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  Until recently, Chile was one of the toughest countries in the world to get an abortion. Along with El Salvador, Malta, the Vatican, the Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua, Chile's laws stated that women were not able to voluntarily terminate a pregnancy for any reason. However, Chilean president Michelle Bachelet has been at the forefront of a campaign to decriminalize therapeutic abortion (abortion after diagnosed medical necessity), and after two and a half years of discussion and debate, she enacted a law on Thursday that allows pregnancies...
Jane Austen is gracing the £10 in UK today – Mr. Darcy can just GTFO. BBC reports today that Austen will be replacing Charles Darwin and will be the exclusively accepted £10 by Spring 2018. Austen was born July 18, 1775 and it only took about 200 years for the UK to put her face on currency! Earlier this year, on the anniversary of her birth, it was announced she will adorn the newest £10 to huge support and excitement from various feminist/Austen-ist organizations. Austen is...
  On Saturday, actor Amber Tamblyn found herself embroiled in a Twitter saga that soon grew to be about something much more significant than a tweet. It all started with a retweet from 70-year-old director James Wood, in which he criticized the upcoming movie ‘Call Me By Your Name’ that will tell the story of a gay relationship between a 24-year-old and a 17-year-old. Armie Hammer, who stars in the film, hit back, asking “Didn't you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?" Tamblyn tweeted...
  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...