Dreamboat Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has warmed our hearts once again. Giving a powerful speech alongside wife Sophie at Hamburg's Global Citizen Festival, the political duo pushed for the empowerment of women.
Ivanka Trump’s new book will debut at No. 4 of the New York Times Best Seller list for advice books. Despite canceling her book tour and receiving scathing reviews, Ivanka Trump appears to have a best-seller on her hands. According to CNN, Women Who Work, which was released on May 2, will debut at No. 4 on next week’s New York Times Best Sellers list of advice and how-to books.
A profile of Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, has sparked a debate over the line between being a faithful husband and perpetuating the old boys’ club. It all goes back to a 2002 interview with The Hill, in which then-Rep. Pence said that he “never eats alone with a woman other than his wife,” and won’t attend events where alcohol is served unless she’s there too.
On January 21st millions of marchers all around the world gathered together in peaceful protest and to get their voices heard on a whole spectrum of causes: women’s rights, reproductive rights, gender equality, violence, LGBT rights, workers rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, and on and on. In London we had hoped that there would be 50,000 – we could see the numbers growing as the date approached.
Never was there a word more likely to insight controversy than the F-word. No not that F-word, I’m talking about feminism. Mention the fact that you’re a feminist and some people will automatically assume that means you’re anti-male. But it isn’t about burning your bra or wanting to live in a man-free bubble, feminism is about equality. Just ask Emma Watson.
Since her defeat in the US election *still sobbing*, Hillary Clinton has retreated somewhat from public life. In a video for the 2017 Makers Conference released on Monday, and her first statement since the inauguration, Clinton addressed the year’s theme (“Be Bold”), and delivered a rallying cry to women all around the world to continue the fight for gender equality. Issuing a call for women to keep the momentum going, Clinton explained that now more than ever, women need to remain strong.
Americans across the nation will tune in on Sunday, Feb. 5 to watch the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots battle it out in Houston during Super Bowl LI. Traditionally, brands have featured spots — for which they pay millions — using humor, playing off current events and trends, sexualized content, and even powerful anecdotes with undertones reflecting deeper messages. Who could forget the 2016 star-studded Mini car commercial, featuring Serena Williams and Abby Wambach among others, that shot down stereotypes, or the provocative and controversial Carl’s Jr.’s and GoDaddy commercial in past years, featuring scantily clad women?
Jenn Oxborrow was shocked earlier this week when she saw a homework assignment requiring her 16-year-old daughter to “go on a date” with a member of the opposite sex — with the goal being to not spend more than $5. The assignment was part of the mandatory “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy” class at Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was filled with dating suggestions that Oxborrow and other parents deemed misogynistic and inappropriate.
This time, Madonna has been targeted by the Daily Mail for her “ageing wrinkled” hands that shockingly reveal her real age. Daring to lift her hands to the camera, Madonna showed that she is ageing naturally – and gracefully – with a few lines and wrinkles seen. Google ‘Madonna age’ and you get 785,000 news results.
Nicola Thorp, a 27-year-old from London, was sent home from her temping job at PwC for turning up to the company’s HW in flat shoes. “I expressed my confusion as to why [I was being turned away from work], and they explained that flat shoes are not part of their dress code for women,” she told the Evening Standard. “The supervisor [from Portico, a company that PwC outsources its reception services to] told me that I would be sent home without pay unless I went to the shop and bought a pair of two to four inch heels.
Women in Hollywood are often victims of sexism, ageism, objectification and “can you believe she actually wore that?” However, as one LA movie producer has revealed, even on paper, actresses are unable to escape cliched Hollywood tropes. Ross Putman took to Twitter to share excerpts from actual scripts he’s read, detailing the absurd and, surprise, sexual ways female characters are introduced. To protect the anonymity of the writers, all female characters names have been changed to “Jane” and Putman writes in his Twitter bio, “Apologies if I quote your work.”