This Girl Just Flipped Feminine Beauty On Its Head. These Grotesque Photos Say It All.

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This Girl Just Flipped Feminine Beauty On Its Head. These Grotesque Photos Say It All.
I once read this quote that has stuck in my mind: “What some women do to themselves for beauty would be considered torture if done by one person to another.” Australian artist Jessica Ledwich seems to agree with that quote, judging by this art series of hers she named “The Ferocious – Monstrous Feminine.” In the […]

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8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World

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8 Outdated, Horrid Rituals Women Are Still Subjected To All Over The World
Weddings, bat and bar mitzvahs, communions…they’re all ritual practices we’ve grown accustomed to. Rituals are created by societies to establish a sense of community and oneness. But not every ritual ends with a party and a cake. Even in 2016, there are still some cultures that continue to enforce ancient ceremonial practices — often at […]

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Feminism In Faith: Zainah Anwar’s Quest To Reinterpret The Qur’an’s Most Controversial Verse

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Feminism In Faith: Zainah Anwar’s Quest To Reinterpret The Qur’an’s Most Controversial Verse
By one common reading of the Holy Qur’an, a Muslim woman must choose between rejecting her faith and rejecting the notion of equality. This Kuala Lumpur-based journalist and activist has been working to find a third option. View this image › Photograph by Sze Ning for BuzzFeed If a Muslim woman opens up the text […]

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The Reason Why These Women Are Dressed Like Superheroes Is So Powerful

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The Reason Why These Women Are Dressed Like Superheroes Is So Powerful
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 35 percent of women worldwide will experience physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse in their lifetime. While most people tend to think of abusers as being strangers in dark alleys, the sad reality is that a large portion of violence against women is committed by people they know. […]

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Here Are 27 Eye-Opening Facts About Women You Never Knew. Men, Take Notes.

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Here Are 27 Eye-Opening Facts About Women You Never Knew. Men, Take Notes.
Women don’t have it easy in this world. From the big things like menstruation and childbirth to cultural standards of beauty and expected behavior. One way for at least us men to make women’s lives easier might simply be to know more. Here are 27 entertaining, informative and occasionally tragic facts about women that I bet […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Being A Woman

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The Ultimate Guide To Being A Woman
According to everyone else. View this image › Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed 1. Be happy and appreciative of everything you have because women have come really, really far. 2. Smile, especially when people gawk at you and catcall you on the street. Accepting compliments is the polite thing to do. 3. Understand that catcalling and […]

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What’s Really Behind The Ridicule Of Renée Zellweger’s Face

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What’s Really Behind The Ridicule Of Renée Zellweger’s Face
It’s plastic surgery shaming, yes, but also about how we think Renée Zellweger is supposed to age. Getty Images for ELLE Jason Merritt Getty Images for ELLE Jason Merritt   “This Is What Renée Zellweger’s Face Looks Like Now,” “What HAS Renée Zellweger Done to Her Face,” “Stop What You’re Doing: Renée Zellweger Has a […]

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The Sly Capitalist Seduction Of “Fifty Shades Of Grey”

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The Sly Capitalist Seduction Of “Fifty Shades Of Grey”
Beneath the BDSM trappings of Fifty Shades lies the fantasy that wealth will set us free. Warning: Spoilers! View this image › Universal Pictures The most dramatic reveal of Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t the Red Room of Pain. It’s not Dakota Johnson’s pubic hair, or even Jamie Dornan’s abs. It’s Christian Grey’s penthouse: bathed […]

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The Trouble With “It Girls”

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The Trouble With “It Girls”
We’ve used the term for nearly a century. But what does it tell us about the way we label women and their work? View this image › Matt Baron / BEImages / Getty Images / BuzzFeed News On the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair, Rosamund Pike gives her best icy blue-eyed Grace […]

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