Why 'A Room of One's Own' Still Matters
Gillette's inspiring toxic masculinity ad asks: "Is this the best a man can get?"
“We are taking a realistic look at what’s happening today, and aiming to inspire change by acknowledging that the old saying ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ is not an excuse. We want to hold ourselves to a higher standard, and hope all the men we serve will come along on that journey to find our ‘best’ together.”
2018: The year when women fought back
Iconic speeches by Oprah Winfrey, Viola Davis, Halsey, Dr Christine Blasey Ford, Doctor Who, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and more.
Lakhs Join Hands For Kerala's 'Women's Wall', Initiative Attacked in Kasaragod
"The wall was attacked in Kasargode’s Chettukund by BJP and RSS workers who pelted stones at the women and set fire to the dry grass on railway tracks near the wall."
Why have we waited so long for a women's AFL league?
"It’s amazing to see the rapid rise. I think it’s taken so long because it’s taken time for the AFL to give us a chance."
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
"I built a career out of self-deprecating humour, and I simply will not do that to myself anymore..."
After a year when 69 women were murdered, this gives me hope
"[...] it will be another year in which we can look back and see that we did not stop fighting, that each hard fought step forward has had some effect and that the fight is one we can eventually win."
Saudi Arabian women threaten to flee the country en masse if they are not given basic rights
“We have been attacked, jailed, tortured, and shamed. [...] But with every passing day we grow stronger, braver, and smarter.”
Book Of A Lifetime
"I put my books up around me, and I thanked Virginia Woolf out loud and felt profoundly happy. Once I had a room of my own, I started to make money from writing fiction."
Natalie Portman's Step-by-Step Guide to Toppling the Patriarchy
"When you light someone else's torch with your own, you don't lose your fire, you just make more light and more heat. [...] Use your fire to light other women's torches and make more light and more heat for all of us."
I've Talked with Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don't Know
"Teenage boys are hungry for practical conversations about sex. They want to know the rules. They want to be the good guy, the stand-up, honorable dude. Their intentions might be good, but their ignorance is dangerous. Our society has begun talking a bit more openly about these issues, but that doesn’t mean teenage boys suddenly have all the information they need."
Afghanistan’s All-Female Orchestra Goes Global
In spite of fierce resistance at home, a brave group of Afghan girls has come together to form Zohra -- an all-female orchestra named after a Persian goddess. Now this musical group is taking their message of hope and empowerment overseas.