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Black Arab Women Tackle Racist Beauty Ideals And Stereotypes

Black Arab Women Tackle Racist Beauty Ideals And Stereotypes

Black Arab women are drawing inspiration from global anti-racism protests to fight back against long-standing discrimination and Middle Eastern beauty standards that favour light skin and straight hair. Black Arabs in the Middle East and North Africa, who descend from sub-Saharan Africans, suffer social marginalisation and unequal job prospects and are often subjected to racist […]

Bomet Girl Suicide After Humiliation Over Menses

Bomet Girl Suicide After Humiliation Over Menses

Friday, September 6, 2019, started off as a normal school day for 14-year-old Jackline Chepngeno. She rose with high energy, took a shower, enjoyed her breakfast and trekked to Kabiangek Primary School in Konoin Sub-County, Bomet County. In high moods and at peace with herself, Jackline, a Standard Six pupil, enjoyed lessons until the third […]

Zoe Saldana Is Battling Female Stereotypes

Zoe Saldana Is Battling Female Stereotypes

As a green-skinned alien in the blockbuster movie “Avengers: Endgame”, actress Zoe Saldana hopes she can promote a clear message – that time’s up on old-fashioned female stereotypes. Saldana, who also starred as Neytiri in the 2009 box office smash hit “Avatar” and in “Star Trek”, said she does not like being characterised by her […]

We Are Not Dolls, We Are Human Beings – South Korean Women Abandon Makeup To Fight Against Male Domination

We Are Not Dolls, We Are Human Beings – South Korean Women Abandon Makeup To Fight Against Male Domination

South Korean university student Yim Ji-su used to sacrifice up to two hours of sleep each morning for her laborious makeup routine – from applying foundation and concealer to perming her shoulder-length hair. But about six months ago, she joined a growing band of young women who have given up makeup and cut their hair […]

6 Stereotypes Women Are Tired of Hearing

6 Stereotypes Women Are Tired of Hearing

As women, we know what it’s like to be stereotyped. We’re sensitive. We’re sweet. We apologize for everything. We love to clean and cook. We like ice cream when we’re heartbroken and shopping on all occasions. And of course, we all worship Beyoncé. While one of these stereotypes might be true (YASSS QUEEN), the others […]