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Boy Scouts to drop ‘boy’ from namesake program upon welcoming girls

In 2017, the Boy Scouts of America announced after 107 years that the organization would finally allow girls to join in 2018.  Now, before the historical change takes place, the BSA organization announced it’s dropping the word “boy” from its namesake program. On Wednesday, the organization revealed its new gender inclusive campaign, “Scout Me In,”...CONTINUE READING
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‘God of War’ shows how far the video game industry has come… and how far it has to go

A new God of War game has arrived. It’s a signpost of maturity for the video game industry, but it’s also a symbol of problems that still persist. For seven games, an ash-covered man with chains fused to his forearms battled his way through the Olympian pantheon in a gleeful parade of blood, sex, and...CONTINUE READING
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How advertisers target female runners like those in the Boston Marathon

On an April morning in 1967, Kathrine Switzer ate a late breakfast of bacon, eggs, pancakes, and toast. The Boston Marathon wasn’t due to begin until noon, so she had plenty of time to get to the starting line. When the time came, she pinned the number 261 to her chest and started running through...CONTINUE READING
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The Trump administration is hellbent on erasing the reality of people’s lives

Donald Trump’s authoritarian leanings are on full display nearly every day in his grandiose, paranoid tweets. The president’s anti-democratic impulses are one thing to behold — they often feel like an anomalous attack on America’s key norms and institutions.  But make no mistake: A similar strain of autocratic thinking has popped up across the Trump...CONTINUE READING
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Transgender couple speak out against offensive tabloid headline about their wedding

The Sun newspaper has been criticised for their headline on a piece about a trans couple getting married. SEE ALSO: This ‘gender-free’ clothing store has fashion for anyone On Tuesday, The Sun ran a story on the wedding of army officer Hannah Winterbourne to actor Jake Graf, both of whom are transgender. While the couple...CONTINUE READING
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Meet the man whose voice became Stephen Hawking’s

Stephen Hawking’s computer-generated voice is so iconic that it’s trademarked — The filmmakers behind The Theory of Everything had to get Hawking’s personal permission to use the voice in his biopic. But that voice has an interesting origin story of its own. SEE ALSO: The world reacts to the death of the much-loved Stephen Hawking...CONTINUE READING
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6 brands contributing to feminist causes for International Women’s Day

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a time to both celebrate the accomplishments of women and to raise awareness for issues that still affect women worldwide. To mark the day...CONTINUE READING
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Want to feel tired? Here’s how a working woman got dressed in the 18th century.

As a woman who sighs loudly each and every time I put on skinny jeans, this video shook me to my core.  Clocking in at five minutes and 26 seconds, the new clip from CrowsEyeProductions shows how a Western “working woman” during the 18th century would have gotten dressed. To be honest, it’s strangely calming...CONTINUE READING
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Miss America CEO resigns after sexist, offensive emails surface

There he goes, Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell. Haskell had been suspended Friday after a HuffPost story detailed his email correspondence over the years leading the beauty pageant. His leaked emails included many sexist, offensive comments about contestants and winners. SEE ALSO: People are angry over Miss America CEO’s alleged sexist and fat-shaming emails...CONTINUE READING
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