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Ada Hegerberg becomes first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, gets asked if she can twerk

When Norwegian footballer Ada Hegerberg became the first woman to win the Ballon D’Or, she likely wasn’t expecting to get asked about her dancing prowess.   Not only are we still living in an age where women are having “firsts,” we’re also still living in an era where men think it’s cool to ask women...CONTINUE READING
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‘Beautiful’ and ‘bittersweet’: Why the midterm elections should give you hope for America

After two years of waiting for the chance to rebuke President Trump and the Republican Party at the polls, voters from across the political spectrum finally got their chance Tuesday night.  By flipping the House, several statewide offices and legislatures, and hundreds of state legislature seats to Democratic control, voters sent an undeniable message: They...CONTINUE READING
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‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ star Rachel Bloom wrote a song skewering women’s magazine covers

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom has been skewering unrealistic expectations of women (set by both men and women) and debunking sex myths for years. But now, the actress, singer, and comedian has a new platform: a musical magazine cover. For the cover of the fall issue of Allure, Bloom wrote a superb song about the...CONTINUE READING
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Harassment of young girls in public is so relentless it has become normalised, report finds

Women and girls are enduring street harassment “so frequently” that it is normalised to become “a routine part of everyday life,” a new government report has found.  MPs on the Women and Equalities Committee investigated the issue of street harassment over the course of nine months and found that “relentless” harassment (which can begin during...CONTINUE READING
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Two kickass women created a neon-lit pop-up classroom to teach girls to code

This post is part of Mashable‘s ongoing series The Women Fixing STEM, which highlights trailblazing women in science, tech, engineering, and math, as well as initiatives and organizations working to close the industries’ gender gaps. Diversifying the white male dominated tech industry is quite the task, especially outside major cities. But there are two kickass...CONTINUE READING
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Serena Williams shows different side of domestic violence in chilling video

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The world isn’t ready to trust angry women. This book wants to change that.

In the women’s final of the U.S. open, the world came face-to-face with the righteous rage of a woman on live television. What came next, however, proved that society and the media were more irked by Serena Williams’ expression of anger and more interested in discussing her on-court decorum than interrogating the reasons behind the...CONTINUE READING
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