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Watch Natalie Portman’s stirring “Power of Women” speech

On Friday evening, Natalie Portman delivered a stirring speech at Variety’s “Power of Women” event that resonated beyond the audience as video of the speech spread across the internet, delivering the message of “Time’s Up.”  Beginning with a blistering condemnation of Harvey Weinstein — “Harvey Weinstein, the man whose name has become synonymous with ‘serial...CONTINUE READING
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Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress carried an inspiring message about self-image

At her royal wedding, Princess Eugenie wore a dress with a low-cut back that revealed a long scar from an operation on her spine, inspiring others with back scars to share photos and feel more comfortable with their bodies. SEE ALSO: Royal wedding takes turn for the NSFW with BBC subtitle error Eugenie, who had...CONTINUE READING
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4 ways to help girls around the world achieve their dreams

Millions of girls around the world simply don’t have the same opportunities to succeed and thrive as boys.  There are too many reasons why girls are held back from reaching their full potential, but some of the unique challenges they face include poor education funding, limited access to menstrual supplies, and difficulty obtaining and using...CONTINUE READING
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‘Large Adult Son’ has perfect response to mom’s embarrassing #HimToo tweet

Pieter Hanson, Large Adult Son of the woman who recently made him the reluctant poster boy of the #HimToo movement, is officially on Twitter, and he’d like to set a few things straight. On Oct. 6, Hanson’s mother shared a cheesy photo of her son in uniform explaining he “respects women” but avoids taking them...CONTINUE READING
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The murder of a Bulgarian journalist shows not only the dangers of the profession, but of being a woman

It’s a dangerous time to be a journalist and even more so if you’re a woman. The murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova is the latest example of that horrifying fact. SEE ALSO: Women Warriors: A global movement against online misogyny Marinova, the administrative director of a local TV station, was beaten, raped, and found...CONTINUE READING
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What sexual assault survivors and activists are doing now after Kavanaugh confirmation

It was almost 5:30 p.m. ET on Friday. Sen. Susan Collins, once a swing vote, had just announced her plan to confirm Kavanaugh, all but guaranteeing his lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Jess Morales Rockett, political director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) — who you might recognize from a video where she...CONTINUE READING
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Brett Kavanaugh protesters ignore police barricades, occupy the U.S. Capitol

It’s very likely that alleged sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed on Saturday as a U.S. Supreme Court judge. The #resistance is having none of that noise. With hours to go before the Saturday afternoon Senate vote, protesters gathered in front of the United States Capitol took steps to make sure they’d be heard....CONTINUE READING
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Crowdfunding campaign against Susan Collins surges after senator says she’ll confirm Kavanaugh

Susan Collins, a Republican senator from Maine, announced Friday in a long-winded, tone-deaf speech that she’d vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The decision may be the biggest mistake of her political career.  Before she announced her support, a crowdfunding campaign to unseat Collins in 2020 should she vote for Kavanaugh had...CONTINUE READING
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2 activists have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their work to end sexual violence

Activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, who are working to end rape and sexual violence as weapons of war, were just awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.  SEE ALSO: A woman has just won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the first time in 55 years The two have both worked for years as activists,...CONTINUE READING
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Serena Williams shows different side of domestic violence in chilling video

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