Acne Studios Drops Radical Feminist Range For FW15. Emma Watson HeForShe Campaign Calls For Gender Equality In Fashion. Emma Watson's HeForShe campaign just inspired us all again with this amazing new video for Vogue.
Broaching the important conversation about gender equality within the fashion industry, the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador and September Vogue cover star shares her thoughts on equal rights alongside leading fashion designers. 3 Designers on How They Define Unisex Fashion. A New Push for Art World Gender Equality. Guerrilla Girls, Do Women Have to Be Naked Update (2005) from the series, “Guerrilla Girls Talk Back: Portfolio 2.
" Photo: Courtesy of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, © Guerrilla Girls. Feminism is getting a boost at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, this fall, via Women, Arts, and Social Change (WASC), a new initiative that takes a cross-disciplinary approach in addressing social and political issues that affect women.
The focus of the program will be Fresh Talk, a conversation series that will bring together prominent women both in the arts and in other fields to discuss pressing issues facing women today, including equality, race, education, and the environment. "Our goal is to take the three core principles on which the museum was founded—arts, women and social action—and create programs that could begin to make a difference," said NMWA director Susan Fisher Sterling in a statement. Charli XCX explores feminism and pop in new doc. Today the word feminism is everywhere: in headlines on the internet or in bright lights at Beyoncé concerts.
As Tavi Gevinson said in a recent Vanity Fair interview, “As feminism becomes more integrated into mainstream publications and conversation, I feel weary of an obsession of celebrity culture masquerading as activism or as conversation or action.” While this means that the advocacy of women’s rights is getting more and more attention, it also means that the word has become confused, even ubiquitous. Women Should Pay More for Health Care. The Obama Administration is about to spend $684 million on a public relations and enrollment campaign to persuade young, uninsured Americans to buy government-approved Obamacare plans.
In order to be successful, it needs to persuade young men in particular to enroll, but Obamacare requires insurers to charge men the same for their premiums as women in 2014. This attempt at fairness is anything but. If fairness were really the guiding principle, it would be quite simple: women would pay more for health insurance because women consume more health care. First, let’s address the obvious. Women carry and deliver babies. But childbearing is not the only reason women’s health costs are higher.
Yet women also tend to live longer. Women’s greater attentiveness to their own health likely also contributes to their longevity. Will a 50/50 pledge help fix gender equality in tech? Women are woefully under-represented in the tech industry.
A study last year found that of 6,517 companies that had raised venture funding in the US only 183 had a female chief executive. Now one of those is setting out a simple, practical idea that might actually move the dial. Launched this week by Sandi MacPherson, founder of the San Francisco-based social networking startup Quibb, the 50/50 Pledge aims to get an equal proportion of men and women on stage at tech events by connecting organisers with a directory of relevant female experts. There's nothing luxurious about my periods, so why is the Government taxing tampons as if there is? The average woman buys, uses and throws away 11,000 tampons during her lifetime.
In my local Tesco, a box of 20 regular Tampax costs £3.14. This means that someone earning minimum wage must work approximately 38 full working days to pay for her lifetime’s supply. Jennifer Lawrence expresses anger at Hollywood's gender pay gap. Jennifer Lawrence has come out hard against the gender pay inequality in Hollywood, in an impassioned essay she wrote for her friend Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter newsletter.
The Hunger Games actor for the first time addresses revelations from the Sony hack that she earned considerably less than her male co-stars in American Hustle, despite her major role in the film and bankable status as a Hollywood A-lister and Oscar winner. “When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony,” she writes.
“I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need.” Women’s places: the fight for gender equality in tourism. On the slopes of Mount Meru in northern Tanzania, Fatima Faraji welcomes guests to her 20-acre coffee plantation, where she harvests only the fullest cherry-red arabica berries.
Hand-picked by a team of experienced women, the coffee is pulped and processed on site the same day. Fatima tells visitors the story of her 40-year management of the farm, and of the long hours of hard graft. Playboy Will No Longer Feature Nudes. Playboy has finally decided to cease featuring nudes in its print edition, 14 months after it made the same move online.
It’s unknown if the decision was made in a moment of clarity for Editor-in-Chief and Chief Creative Officer, Hugh M.