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Today is Hedy Lamarr's 101st birthday, as you may have noticed thanks to today's Google Doodle. You may know Hedy for her film career that spanned from the 1930s through the 1950s or simply as "the most beautiful woman in Hollywood." But there's a lot more to her than that. She had a pretty incredible life. In honor of her b-day, here are five things you need to know about this badass lady. 1. She was the first movie star to simulate a female orgasm onscreen. Read More
In the age of social media – where screenshots of dick pics are taken and mocked, social movements are started on Twitter, and gossip goes viral quicker than an STI – you’d think that the Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat bro who turned a black student away because the SAE party was “for white girls only” would have at least attempted to mask his bigotry. But he didn’t. Read More
Last week, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) released a haunting report about the current women's refugee crisis in Central America and Mexico. The report is “based on in-depth, individual interviews conducted by UNHCR from June to August 2015 with 160 women. The women ranged in age from 18 to 57. 63 women were from El Salvador, 30 from Guatemala, 30 from Honduras, and 37 from Mexico.” The outcomes are horrifying, and the women reveal their personal accounts of sexual violence, brutal beatings, and countless threats. Read More
It isn’t going to come as a galloping shock to anyone that men outnumber women in most positions of power from politics to STEM to the media and Hollyood. As part of their November Feminism issue, Elle UK launched a #MoreWomen campaign. In a 45-second video set to an infectious beat, “Get Your Way” by new singer Zilla, Elle UK has Photoshopped out the men in images of groups of powerful figures. Left standing (or sitting) is usually one woman, occasionally two or three. Read More
  In July, the Bratz doll collection was relaunched after a two-year hiatus. The little coverage that the relaunch received was mostly positive. But while popular, the heavily made-up and big-eyed franchise has received a ton of criticism for the characters' hypersexualized make-up and clothes, grossly disproportionate figures, and overall mockery of what it is to be a girl. Read More