Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux, twin sisters competing in their third Olympic games, reflect on the U.S. women's hockey team's fight for equal pay and where women stand in the fight for equality today.
The recent firing of Canadian Pacific Railway train conductor Stephanie Katelnikoff, reportedly stemming from her personal social-media postings, is raising red flags.
Why are some Grammy Awards attendees planning to wear white roses to the event on Jan. 28? A look back to the suffragette movement might provide some clues.
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.
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.”