From overlooked extra to Spike Lee star: how I beat Hollywood’s colorism

DeWanda Wise was offered roles of criminal, addict or prostitute. Then Spike Lee insisted on hiring an actor with her skin tone. Now shes a leading lady Growing up in the DC metro area, I was cute with a caveat: I had chocolate skin. When I was six years old, a close relative quipped that […]

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High school slut-shaming still haunts me. Kavanaugh made me relive it | Leslie Bennetts

The pain of being shamed by a boastful, lying schoolboy has never left me, says journalist and author Leslie Bennetts When Renate Schroeder Dolphin Renate Alumnius (sic), which classmates explained as the code phrase that boys used to boast about their sexual conquest of a female student at a nearby Catholic girls school. Dolphin was […]

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Why I find the Kavanaugh/Ford case so unsettling | Nesrine Malik

Christine Blasey Fords allegations will remind many women of men from their past. However, there can be strength in not forgetting, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik Its hard to describe how it feels to be a woman living through the Brett Kavanaugh case in the US has triggered some unexpectedly profound emotions. There is something […]

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Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the shock result three years after […]

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Ireland has changed utterly: the cruel eighth amendment is history | Ivana Bacik

An end to our 35-year struggle for safe, legal abortion is at last in sight, writes senator and campaigner Ivana Bacik Ireland has spoken and we have made history. The clause inserted into our constitution in 1983 that bestowed on the unborn a right to life equal to that of a pregnant woman can at […]

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How white women use strategic tears to avoid accountability | Ruby Hamad

The legitimate grievances of brown and black women are no match for the accusations of a white damsel in distress That the voices of women of colour are getting louder and more influential is a testament less to the accommodations made by the dominant white culture and more to their own grit in a society […]

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‘No woman is safe’: Why hasn’t THIS political perv been blacklisted? [pics, video]

Since we’re on the subject of predators in politics, now might be a good time to highlight one particularly egregious repeat offender: It's time to talk about former Vice President Joe Biden, the open sexual predator. A thread/moment… — Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) November 13, 2017 In this clip, former Vice President Biden uses […]

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Its Cathartic To Have A Chance To Speak Out On The Internet About My Experience With Sexual Assault For The Millionth Fucking Time

The news of Harvey Weinstein’s repulsive history of sexual assault has sparked a deluge of social media posts from men and women alike detailing their experiences as sexual assault survivors. As a sexual assault survivor myself, I, too have participated in the movement, and for me, nothing has been more cathartic than getting the millionth […]

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Men, you want to treat women better? Here’s a list to start with

Over the last week, theres been a lot of talk about how women are treated in the workplace and elsewhere. TV writer Nicole Silverberg argues that if men want to step up, they can Hey men, what are you planning to do better? Because you need to do better. Here are ideas on how you […]

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers licences be issued to women who wanted them Women in women being allowed into a sports stadium for the first time. It is the most significant change yet to a rigidly conservative social order in Saudi Arabia that has […]

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