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Inside China’s Last Matriarchy

Inside China’s Last Matriarchy

  China’s one-child policy led to millions of female infanticides—except in a lush valley known as the “Land Where Women Rule.” Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Lugu Lake is home to China’s Mosuo matriarchy. The region’s 40,000 denizens have come up with a unique own family structure that puts women in charge. The […]

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

There’s a strong feminist case for Hillary Clinton

Breaking news: Having a uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president. That’s the message rapper Killer Mike, quoting feminist Jane Elliott, sent to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders when Killer Mike said, to great applause, “A uterus doesn’t qualify to you to be president of the United States.” To which students of […]

Ajak Deng Announces she is Retiring from Fashion

Ajak Deng Announces she is Retiring from Fashion

South Sudanese model Ajak Deng has announced she is retiring from international runways and moving back to Australia where her career started, for “the life that I fully deserved [sic]” in her own words. The model made the announcement today on her Instagram account 67.000+ followers. The 26-year-old’s farewell comes following claims from her manager that his client […]

5 surprising ways to train your brain to boost your self-esteem

5 surprising ways to train your brain to boost your self-esteem

Train your brain to find confidence.Do you ever find yourself analyzing someone, wondering if they are truly confident or just hiding their insecurities? Self-esteem describes a person’s sense of their own self-worth and personal value. In other words, it is directly related to how confident you are. When we let certain aspects and abilities about […]

10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

If you’re like many people, you can be a little OCD about language, but at the same time you can go ADHD and lose the thread and use some words loosely. Like you’re kinda bipolar or schizophrenic about it, ya know, and maybe you get paranoid that someone’s gonna go psycho on you about it. […]

As an 18-Year-Old Reproductive Rights Activist, I Support Hillary

As an 18-Year-Old Reproductive Rights Activist, I Support Hillary

I’m a millennial woman who supports Hillary Clinton for president. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Protecting and expanding reproductive health care are non-negotiable for me — as they should be for you, too. After all, if we can’t control our bodies and health, we can’t control our lives or our futures. No other presidential contender – in this […]

How Some Tunisian Women Navigate The Social Expectations Of Wedding Night Virginity

How Some Tunisian Women Navigate The Social Expectations Of Wedding Night Virginity

Tunisia has made seemingly dramatic strides in recent years in the realms of women’s rights and religious freedom. In 2014, the country gained worldwide praise for adopting a constitution that addresses women’s equality, as well as freedom of belief, worship and conscience.   But while equality for women is gaining ground in parts of Tunisia, a deep-rooted conservatism […]

India’s Dark Secret

India’s Dark Secret

Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot knife slicing your clitoris. Imagine young girls shrieking in pain. The cruel practice of female genital cutting […]

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

14 Things Every New Leader Needs to Know

All too often new leaders are thrown to the wolves and expected to survive with nothing more than a quick go get em’ sentiment from the powers that be. Then about six-months (or 10 years) later someone in HR says, “We should probably send you to a workshop on leadership.” And the leader is now […]

Rape in South Africa: why the system is failing women

Rape in South Africa: why the system is failing women

About 150 women report being raped to the police in South Africa daily. Fewer than 30 of the cases will be prosecuted, and no more than 10 will result in a conviction. This translates into an overall conviction rate of 4% – 8% of reported cases. In this edited extract from her new book, Rape […]