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10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn

By Soraya Chemaly / alternet.org via filmsforaction.org “Stop interrupting me.”  “I just said that.” “No explanation needed.” In fifth grade, I won the school courtesy prize. In other words, I won an award for being polite. My brother, on the other hand, was considered the class comedian. We were very typically socialized as a “young lady” and […]

SeaWorld Being Sued (Again) For Allegedly Drugging and Confining Orcas to “Chemical Tubs”

SeaWorld Being Sued (Again) For Allegedly Drugging and Confining Orcas to “Chemical Tubs”

As the documentary Blackfish so poignantly pointed out, animals in captivity – especially large, marine mammals like killer whales – are not meant to be raised and bred for public entertainment. Worse off, living in small, confined areas, they are more prone to become aggressive and suffer from declining physical and psychological health. For reasons […]

This Powerful Ad Campaign By Deepika Padukone Will Change The Way You Look At Women…

“My choice,” resounds Deepika Padukone’s voice, as clips of women embracing their shakti dance across the screen. This is not the first time Deepika Padukone has spoken out about issues that speak to her soul. Not too long ago the Bollywood actress opened up about depression and the necessity to view and treat it as a serious concern. But this […]

[Study] Americans Are 58 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Cops Than Terrorists

[Study] Americans Are 58 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Cops Than Terrorists

Once the statistics were released showing that American citizens are eight times more likely to be killed by cops in their own nation than terrorists, increased attention turned to the problem of police misconduct in the United States. But given recent FBI data from which a much higher figure can be extracted, that attention is likely to […]

Powerful Ad Campaign Reminds Not To Measure A Woman’s Worth By Her Clothes

Powerful Ad Campaign Reminds Not To Measure A Woman’s Worth By Her Clothes

Created for Terre Des Femmes, a Swiss human rights organization focused on gender equality and feminism, the brilliant ad campaign below reminds us all that the worth of a woman should never be measured by something like the neckline of her blouse, the height of her heels, or the length or her skirt. While some view heels of a certain […]

This Activist Posts Feminist Messages On Pads And Shares Them Around Her City

This Activist Posts Feminist Messages On Pads And Shares Them Around Her City

As an important an issue feminism is, it’s a difficult topic to raise awareness about as it’s either taken as a form of ‘man-hating’ or passed off as ‘angry woman rage’. But one activist named Elonë from Kasruhe, Germany, has solved the problem by using a controversial medium: women’s pads. To drive home her message about […]

Watch The Beautiful Moment Everyone Speaks This Man’s Language For The First Time Ever

We don’t always think about how deaf or hearing impaired people feel on a day-to-day level, unless we personally know someone who uses sign language as their primary mode of communication. ‘Hearing hands’ by Samsung is very touching, and (despite being a commercial), very real. Hidden cameras follow a man and his friend during a short walk around […]