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Meghan Markle celebrates feminism in New Zealand

Meghan Markle celebrates feminism in New Zealand

Celebrity, Feminism
The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, brings home all the deep feelings at the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand with her powerful and heartfelt speech about feminism. Though there have been many a-great-humans who've spoken on this issue, Meghan has established a new meaning for what might be just a term for many, but truly is a modern global movement for human rights in the world. And it's all about fairness. "In looking forward to this very special occasion, I reflected on the importance of this achievement, but also the larger impact of what this symbolizes. Because yes—women's suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness." No, it's not about who pulls the chair for whom at a restaurant or who removes the lizard in the bathroom. Feminism is bigg
MPs to pressure May on abortion in Northern Ireland

MPs to pressure May on abortion in Northern Ireland

Activism, Featured, News, Politics, UK, World
MP’s plan to introduce a bill this Tuesday which could decriminalize abortion in Northern Ireland. Labour MP Diana Johnson and members from five other parties will put pressure on Theresa May to repeal the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act which enforced maximum life imprisonment on any woman who sought an abortion. https://twitter.com/DianaJohnsonMP/status/1053982515898343424 The bill, if passed, will ensure no woman from the UK will risk a life sentence for ending her own pregnancy. The 1967 Abortion Act did not extend to Northern Ireland and because of this, women have had to make journeys to England, Wales and Scotland to access essential medical treatment. A recent Amnesty International poll found that 72% of Northern Irish people support a change in the abortion law- s
Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Stylist Live: A celebration of Inspirational Books and Intersectional Feminism

Entertainment, Exhibition, Featured
Words: Lavinia Petrucci | Subbing: Joanne Clark Stylist Live was better than ever in its third edition, this time at Olympia London. Between inspirational talks and various freebies, no one left empty handed. Stylist Live got bigger and better last weekend at Olympia London. The three-day festival included more than 200 pop-up shops and inspiring talks and workshops. This year the amount of focus on books was extraordinary. On Saturday, the book war was between Labour MP Jess Philips with her book Everywoman opposite the actor and comedian Robert Webb with his How Not to be a Boy. One of the most packed sessions was certainly the discussion on How to be Brave: Speaking up against racism. With two extraordinary panellists like Reni Eddo-Lodge, the author of Why I’m No Longer

Is your size too big for your sexiness?

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Today, in 2017, a woman’s sexiness is no longer solely about lace tights, elegant makeup, and pure femininity. Although we still can’t avoid making the judgement based on one’s appearance, women have the right to express their personalities and at the same time feel good about it. BBC News recently reported that a US TV host went viral, after a body shaming social media post commenting on her body shape. Demetria Obilor, said to be "too curvy for her dress", made a video response with absolute pride of her self-image and zero cares given to the judgements.       “This is the way I’m built. This is the way I was born.” A social media post body-shaming a US TV host went viral. So Demetria Obilor made a video response saying, “I’m not going anywhere.” #bodyconf
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