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From shorts to scrubs, Bangkok exhibition spotlights victim blaming

“Women are not to blame – no matter what they are wearing” By Rina Chandran BANGKOK – From a two-year-old’s sequined t-shirt to hospital scrubs, an…

In her own words: one Saudi Arabian woman on her first drive

by AFP Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia ended its longstanding ban on women driving on Sunday — and the second the clock struck…

Russians, foreigners seek love at World Cup

by Anaïs LLOBET During an afternoon at a Moscow park, Argentina fan Augustin Otelo is counting not the number of goals his team has…

Living with a volcano means dealing with its goddess

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii – During one of his daily briefings about the relentless eruptions of the Kilauea volcano recently, Hawaii County Mayor Harry…

What Meghan has taught us

By: Edinah Masanga Meghan’s transition from a divorcee ( I’m only emphasizing this because it is relevant to the story) into a Duchess of Sussex…

The politics of the headwrap – and how women are taking back its power

By: Edinah Masanga A piece of cloth tied beautifully on the head of a woman has moved from being a controversial tool used to control…

Why is red so powerful? Science has the answer

Why is red lipstick such a symbol of power, why does it make such a statement that women are advised to wear red -…

How can we handle being different when that is interpreted as abnormal?

By: Edinah Masanga Being different to what is considered normal by the mainstream society comes with a lot of baggage – and judgement. The baggage is…

Study Finds Almost All Beauty Products Sold to Black Women Contain Hazardous Ingredients

A smaller share of hair and beauty products marketed to Black women scored low in potentially harmful ingredients than products aimed at the general…

Life-saving Conversation with NYU Student who Survived Anorexia Nervosa & Penned a Children’s Book

By: STAFF WRITER Bobbie-Angela Wong survived anorexia nervosa after a long battle which started as a teenager. When she emerged from this life-changing journey, she penned…

Our Double Standards when it Comes to Sex Mates with a Big Age Gap

EDITORIAL: We call older men who have sex with younger women a more appealing, almost romantic term of sugar daddy while we call older…

‘Media Standards, Incessant Weight Loss Campaigns Drive People Towards Eating Disorders’ – model

By: BOBBIE-ANGELA WONG Society may consider me as a “healthy” being because I’m relatively thin. Therefore, the way I look means that I only eat…

Musings of Well-Travelled Women

By: EDINAH MASANGA Melissa Febos (not pictured), in her book Whip Smart: A Memoir, said, ‘New York is a miracle.’ “Back and forth from Brooklyn to…

Women Should be Having at Least Three Orgasms a Week: Sex Expert

A leading sex expert claims women should be having at least three orgasms a week but says many women are too stressed out to…

Black Women’s Beauty Related Experiences

Model, file photo Black women’s experiences are diverse but one string runs through them all; having black or mixed skin means you have to deal…

Women in politics – what (more) can we do to #PressForProgress

By: RAUL CORDENILLO The International Women’s Day 2018 campaign theme, #PressForProgress, is a strong call to action amid current world developments. It stresses that efforts…

Forget a Laden Tray, This is The Real ‘Breakfast in Bed’

By: STAFF WRITER As grand romantic gestures go, breakfast in bed is considered to be one of the sweetest displays of affection, love even. But hold…

Why Faking it ‘Till You Make it isn’t Enough: The Art of Reframing The Meaning of a sSituation

By Ariana Blossom Every workplace requires employees to engage in…

What Investors Look For in a Startup And Tips For Boss Ladies

Starting a business can be daunting, especially the financing aspect. However, this should not deter you from realizing your dream of becoming a…