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Topless women campaign to Free The Nipple: why on earth do women want to walk around topless in public? 1) Instagram won’t let you post nipple pics Scout Willis began her spontaneous protest because Instagram wouldn’t let her post a picture of a jacket that had two topless ladies (her mates) emblazoned on the black – or one of Willis in a sheer top.

Topless women campaign to Free The Nipple: why on earth do women want to walk around topless in public?

They called them “instances of abuse” so Willis “walked around New York topless and documented it on Twitter, pointing out that what is legal by New York state law is not allowed on Instagram, as she writes in her blog post for XO Jane. 2) Why not? It’s legal. Why A UK Food Bank Is Now Providing Tampons For Women Who Can't Afford Them. Vicky Spratt | Features Editor | Tuesday, 15 March 2016 The Debrief: Access to sanitary products should be a basic right.

Why A UK Food Bank Is Now Providing Tampons For Women Who Can't Afford Them

Periods affect half of the world’s population and the price people who can’t afford sanitary products pay is high: their confidence and, even, their health. WHAT IS FREE THE NIPPLE? The empowerment trap: Ivanka Trump and the art of co-opting feminism. Here’s our reality: white women’s votes helped lead Donald Trump to victory.

The empowerment trap: Ivanka Trump and the art of co-opting feminism

We can expect, in the days ahead, to see Republicans pointing to these votes as proof that women love Trump, and that the openly misogynist president-elect really does have their best interest at heart. What will make this placation dangerous is that the incoming administration has a ready-made symbol to prop up their lie: Ivanka Trump. Trump’s dutiful daughter brands herself as a sort of Sheryl Sandberg-lite: she launched a Women Who Work campaign, was the catalyst behind her father’s vague maternity leave proposal, and carefully curates her social media accounts to present herself as a glamorous but accessible working mom.

And now, with a role on Trump’s transition team, Ivanka will continue to be presented as a salve for her father’s overt sexism and racism. U.S. election exposes feminism’s failures. One blessing for which I am eternally grateful is that I came of age in the late 1990s and early 2000s, in an era where feminism was in fashion.

U.S. election exposes feminism’s failures

So as I reached the age where I didn’t have much interest in listening to the feminist leanings of my mother, I could instead listen to those of Ani Difranco, Sarah MacLachlan, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey and Bikini Kill. Heck, even the Spice Girls brought the message of Girl Power to the mainstream, wearing both feminism and skimpy dresses with pride. I grew up in an era where tough chicks were cool and there were plenty of them to emulate. But as I entered adulthood, feminism largely faded from mainstream view. Meryl Streep joins feminist protest over 'bias' at Dublin's Abbey theatre.

Hollywood stars, including the actor Meryl Streep and director Wim Wenders, have lent their support to feminist protests at Ireland’s most famous theatre over a male-dominated series of plays to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Meryl Streep joins feminist protest over 'bias' at Dublin's Abbey theatre

Ahead of a protest outside the Abbey theatre in Dublin on Thursday, an array of actors and playwrights took to social media to show solidarity with the #wakingthefeminists movement, founded in response to the Abbey’s decision to include only one play by a woman in its commemorative season. A photograph of Streep – currently appearing in cinemas as Emmeline Pankhurst in Abi Morgan’s film Suffragette – alongside the US actor Christine Baranski was published on Twitter, with a message reading: “I support Irish women in Irish theatre.” Since it opened its doors in 1904 the theatre in Dublin’s Lower Abbey Street has been the creative hub for some of Ireland’s most famous dramatists and writers including WB Yeats, Sean O’Casey and JM Synge. Women’s empowerment. Actor Deepika Padukone joins 98 women in director Homi Adajania’s two-minute-34-second short film titled My Choice.

women’s empowerment

The black-and-white montage features women from varied walks of life, including Vogue India’s fashion director Anaita Shroff Adajania, director Zoya Akhtar, hairstylist Adhuna Bhabani-Akhtar, film critic Anupama Chopra and model Pallavi Das among others. As the voice in the video clip, Padukone narrates a monologue penned by writer Kersi Khambatta where she asserts a woman’s right to choose how she lives her life in all aspects: “To wear the clothes I like… To marry, or not to marry… To love a man, or a woman, or both…”. Khambatta is the co-author of two of Adajania’s previous films, Being Cyrus and Finding Fanny. “In my family, my father is the only male in the house, but all of us have a voice,” Padukone tells Vogue India. “I’ve always been allowed to be who I want to be. Women are calling the Trump campaign about their periods. One Utah woman called Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Friday with a question: Where should she send her used tampons in case of a miscarriage?

Women are calling the Trump campaign about their periods

An Indiana woman called with a different query: Could she go swimming, or would the chlorine in the water be harmful to her unfertilized eggs? And a Colorado woman had a message for the campaign: She may have lost a couple hundred eggs just today. The flood of calls, reported in comments on Facebook, are part of a social media push started by women in Indiana opposed to a restrictive abortion law passed earlier this year in Indiana that required the remains of a miscarried or aborted fetus to be buried or cremated. In April, women began calling Governor Mike Pence’s office in protest.

Gender pay gap closing but still wide. Ben Harvey - The West Australian The latest official report into gender equality in the workplace has shown corporate Australia has made inroads but the chasm between what men and women earn is still huge.

Gender pay gap closing but still wide

The new study by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, an Australian Government statutory agency charged with improving equality in the workplace, found women account for half of the workforce but only 16.3 per cent of chief executive roles and 37.4 per cent of all management roles. Women earned 77 per cent of the male average full-time income. The average full-time female employee made $26,853 less than her male counterpart last financial year.

Senior managers who were women got $93,884 less. Malala Yousafzai Wants To Be The Prime Minister Of Pakistan - Motto. Malala Yousafzai may only be 19 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than most people aspire to in a lifetime.

Malala Yousafzai Wants To Be The Prime Minister Of Pakistan - Motto

In addition to being a staunch advocate for girls’ education rights around the globe, the Pakistani native is the youngest person to ever win a Nobel Peace Prize and she also has a bestselling memoir under her belt. Now, she’s revealing one more goal: to one day become the prime minister of Pakistan. Speaking at the Investing in the Future conference in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, Yousafzai said she hopes her latest dream would enable her to help girls and women more fully reach their potential in her home country. “But when I saw women role models, it broadened my vision,” Yousafzai said according to Gulf News. “I saw Benazir Bhutto as a woman leader [who was] twice the prime minister of Pakistan.