women's rights

  • Sofia Vergara on women in 2019: 'We deserve as much as everyone'

    Yahoo Entertainment talks to women in Hollywood about what they hope to see in the coming year.

  • NBA dancers reveal decades-long culture of 'brainwashing,' unfair pay and eating disorders

    Current and former dancers open up to Yahoo Lifestyle about what it's like to represent billion-dollar teams — and what they would change if they could.

  • 'Boys are not allowed to touch me': Principal threatens to expel teen over T-shirt

    After allegedly being harassed at school, a 17-year-old girl is being threatened with expulsion for wearing a T-shirt that told boys not to touch her.

  • New mom gets customer complaints after breastfeeding in front of male coworker

    When Sharayah Williams returned to work after the birth of her son, her workplace was incredibly supportive. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before head office was hit with a slew of customer complaints. The new mom was seen breastfeeding in a public area amongst customers and colleagues, which was completely within her legal right — yet somehow, the nursing mom managed to rub shoppers the wrong way.

  • Justin and Sophie Trudeau Gave a Powerful Speech on Gender Equality

    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.

  • Apparently, They Really Like Ivanka Trump in Saudi Arabia

    Ivanka Trump accompanied her father and the first lady on the diplomatic trip to Saudi Arabia. While the news cycle continues to churn around President Trump’s first foreign tour — particularly the glaring contradictions between his current statements and the things he stated publicly before he became president — another Trump story is also developing. While most of the conversation around Ivanka, and Melania as well, focused heavily on the women’s wardrobe choices, Ivanka herself became a trending news topic in Arabic social media.

  • This Lady Gave Up Fashion for Female Reproductive Rights

    Wednesday is International Women’s Day, so Yahoo Style is highlighting a few of the powerful women who are living by the year’s IWD theme, #BeBoldForChange, which calls on women to help forge a more gender inclusive world. Lindsay Rodriguez, 34, is from Austin, Texas, and is the coordinator of the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. For Rodriguez, the real turning point came in 2011, when the conservative Texas state lawmakers approved legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, resulting in the closing of more than 60 family planning clinics statewide.

  • 'Now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes': What's next for the Women's Movement?

    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.

  • International Women's Day: 'Why are we still protesting this sh--?' Here's why.

    As part of Yahoo’s global coverage of International Women’s Day 2017, Yahoo Canada profiled women from various backgrounds and professions and asked them “What’s next?” What happens after Women’s Day — what would women like to see happen next in their personal lives, in their respective careers, and as a whole for females across the nation? “While women in North America might be shocked to learn that women in El Salvador can be jailed for up to 40 years for having a miscarriage, or that women in Iran still can’t attend sporting events without risking arrest, we still have a long way to go in Canada.” — Jess Tomlin, The MATCH Fund. Jess Tomlin, executive director of the MATCH International Women’s Fund, is gearing up for International Women’s Day in Ottawa — any progress she makes will not only help educate and support the needs of women in Canada, but it will ripple change into the lives vulnerable women across the globe.

  • Why we're raising our sons as feminists

    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.

  • Hillary Clinton declares 'the future is female' in powerful new video statement

    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.

  • A Young Woman Is Being Body-Shamed by a Breitbart Editor — and a Wisconsin Sheriff

    On Jan. 21, more than 1 in 100 Americans took part in women’s marches throughout the country to oppose threats against women’s rights and make their voices heard. About half a million of those people were in Washington, D.C. — and one of those participants was Elizabeth Flora of Southport, N.C.

  • Emma Watson hanging out with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is our #WCW

    What better way to celebrate Women Crush Wednesday than with two of our favourite women: Emma Watson and Sophie Grégoire Trudeau.

  • Women Chess Grandmasters Threaten Boycott Over Hijab Controversy

    The next world chess championship tournament will be held in Tehran, where women competitors will be required to don headscarves, also known as hijab.

  • Officer threatens to arrest woman for breastfeeding in public

    When it comes to breastfeeding in public, everyone has a right to their own opinion. But it’s quite another matter when an officer — someone whose job it is to protect the basic human rights of citizens — allows his personal opinions get in the way of the law. “Tonight while in Piggly Wiggly with my sister and both my children (the oldest 20 months and the youngest 1 month old today) while nursing, a deputy approached me right when I was about to leave and informed that I needed to cover up because someone might find it ‘offensive,'” shared Savannah Shukla in a Facebook post. Shukla lives in Georgia, a state where breastfeeding in public is legal and certainly not considered offensive.

  • This Beauty Contest Was Shut Down for Being Too Sexist

    A West African beauty contest that judges women based on the size of their rear ends is officially history. “Miss Bim-Bim,” an event that takes place in Burkina Faso, has been canceled by the nation’s government for objectifying women.

  • As She Slams *That* Kanye Vid, We Give Props To Lena Dunham For Always Having Women’s Backs

    Lena Dunham is pretty cross with Kanye West. ICYMI, Kanye debuted the video for his single ‘Famous’ last weekend and the Internet is still basking in the controversy. The video features a whole host of celebrities including Rihanna, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose and Taylor Swift, lying naked in bed with Kim and Kanye in what is meant to be a recreation of Vincent Desiderio’s painting ‘Sleep’.

  • Woman Turned Away From Flight For Wearing Short Shorts

    Maggie Mcguffin was turned away from a Jet Blue flight on account of her “inappropriate” shorts. In the Facebook post which has since received thousands of reactions, comments and shares, Mcguffin’s friend said: “Despite contacting Jet Blue at length, all they have done to “make it right” is refund her for the swim trunks and give her less than $200 in credit. After checking the Jet Blue website we found no indication of a required dress code.

  • Woman asked to leave toddler gym class for breastfeeding

    Last Monday, Kate Haslam took her son to a gym class at the Spring Valley YMCA in Limerick, PA, like she does every Monday. Part way through the class, he got hungry so she did what many mothers would do, she took him to the side of the room and nursed. But when two managers approached her and asked her to leave the room, she was shocked. 

  • Lingerie brand attempts to empower women -- both those who wear and make their undergarments

    Co-founders Gina Rodriguez and Catalina Girald. (photo: Naje)