BY Kathryn Hensch
on Jun 10, 2015
In a recent interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ryan Gosling revealed that his fictionalized love for women’s rights in the Feminist Ryan Gosling meme is actually how he feels. Hey boy: you’ve got us swooning.
Gosling is well aware of his famed meme. On the topic, he said “I mean, look, I have very strong female characters in my life. I grew up with strong women and the amount of them grows exponentially as time goes on, in my world. And that's my reality. So, I just tend to gravitate towards stories with strong female characters... Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 09, 2015
It was revealed recently that eight out of the ten men arrested for the shooting of Malala Yousafzai were acquitted of the charge, according to Takepart. Yousafzai was shot in 2012, on a bus traveling home from school. The Pakistani Taliban targeted Yousafzai because of her outspoken stance that girls should be allowed to attend school.
In April it was reported that the ten suspects had all confessed to and been sentenced for their crime. They were to serve a life sentence, which in Pakistan is 25 years. Read More
The phrase “queen bee” brings to mind Regina George, Heather Chandler, Cher Horowitz, even Miranda Priestly—ladies in charge. The term has also been used to describe a syndrome of top professional women keeping other women out of senior positions—something that's (surprise!) a myth, according to new research from Columbia Business School. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on Jun 09, 2015
We all know that actors, authors, and, of course, models are Photoshopped relentlessly in the media—but even politicians aren’t safe from alterations. Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young won a case for defamation against a satirical magazine called Zoo Weekly this past week for that very reason.
In response to her strong views that those seeking asylum should have a place in Australia, Zoo Weekly thought it would be clever to offer that refugees could stay in their magazine office—if she agreed to a bikini photo shoot. Read More
At the University of California, San Francisco, women will now be able to get over-the-counter hormonal birth control (the options are the pill, the patch, or the ring) at the Walgreens pharmacy on campus.
This development is part of SB 493, a 2013 California law allowing pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraception. Beyond contraception, pharmacists will be able to administer some vaccinations, order lab tests, and prescribe some other medications. The idea is to make basic healthcare more accessible to patients, which—all in all—sounds great to us. Read More