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Rihanna to Join Bowie and Beyonce as Winner of the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award i-D
In New HBO Film, Women Tell Their Own Abortion Stories NBC News
Arianna Huffington Will Leave The Huffington Post To Build Health and Wellness Site The Huffington Post
Harassment Crisis Builds at Fox News, Despite Its Swift Response New York Times
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey All Use the 5-Hour Rule The Observer
Do Your Friends Actually Like You? The New York Times
Iran: Women's rights activists treated as 'enemies of the state' in renewed crackdown Amnesty Intl
A New Perspective on the Life and Legacy of Photographer Slim Aarons WSJ
In an exclusive excerpt from Slim Aarons: Women, author Laura Hawk, who worked with the photographer for more than a decade, reflects on the man behind the lens
This Sustainable Shopping Site Is a Saving Grace for Emerging Designers The Observer
A Guide to Harlem's New Wave of African Restaurants New York Magazine
African-inspired food is experiencing its own Harlem Renaissance.
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Raja Ampat: The World's Most Beautiful Islands CN Traveller
Surfers and divers always discover places first. Follow the bubbles to far-flung Raja Ampat in Indonesia, this year's biggest adventure splash
Anna Wintour's Wild Garden New York Times
A stroll through Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour's 40 acres -- is a testament to 20 years of work by her friend, the landscape designer Miranda Brooks.
Women's News Features
Golden Girls USA
Rio 2016: the US women's gymnastics team's sheer domination, explained VOX
Like we said they would, the Americans ran away with Olympic gold, beating the Russian team by eight points — an ocean of difference in a sport that often comes down to fractions of fractions of points.
There was no drama. There was no excitement. There was no suspense.
Despite the presence of glitter, eye shadow, and elegance, the Olympics women’s gymnastics team final was a slaughter. Here’s how the US team did it.
Daughter of Donald
Ivanka Trump on family, feminism, and her father's controversial bid for the White House Harper's Bazaar September 2016
Ivanka, the entirely devoted daughter, is, by most accounts, her father's greatest campaign asset—and one who is not going to go off-message about him. Those who try to get her to do that do not know what they're messing with. When I tell her that my friends supporting Trump hope to hell that she is the one calling the shots, she raises a perfect eyebrow.
Related: Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line Is Made by People Who Get No Paid Maternity Leave Slate
Donald Trump Has a Woman Problem , and It Goes Far Beyond His Sexist Comments
Consider the evidence that Trump believes men, and usually only men, are capable of occupying senior leadership roles: There was not a single woman on his billionaire-heavyeconomic advisory team. There are no women on his core management and strategy team. There were no women on his convention and delegate strategy team. There are no women on his foreign policy advisory team.
There are women working for the Trump campaign, but they largely occupy traditionally female roles in communications and public relations — important work, no doubt, but less about advising the candidate and shaping policy than communicating an already decided-upon message to the press and the masses. Out of dozens of advisers and state and regional staff, women's names do show up, but you can count them on one hand. Ditto his Supreme Court shortlist, where eight of his 11 picks were men, and all 11 were white.
This view of men as central, and women as either tokens or a secondary (and often inconvenient) political concern is exposed elsewhere in the campaign too.
Feminism Reigns Down the Eastern Corridor to DC
Glamour Exclusive: President Barack Obama Says, 'This Is What a Feminist Looks Like Glamour
We need to keep changing the attitude that raises our girls to be demure and our boys to be assertive, that criticizes our daughters for speaking out and our sons for shedding a tear. We need to keep changing the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality and rewards men for theirs.
We need to keep changing the attitude that permits the routine harassment of women, whether they’re walking down the street or daring to go online. We need to keep changing the attitude that teaches men to feel threatened by the presence and success of women.
We need to keep changing the attitude that congratulates men for changing a diaper, stigmatizes full-time dads, and penalizes working mothers. We need to keep changing the attitude that values being confident, competitive, and ambitious in the workplace—unless you’re a woman. Then you’re being too bossy, and suddenly the very qualities you thought were necessary for success end up holding you back.
We need to keep changing a culture that shines a particularly unforgiving light on women and girls of color. Michelle has often spoken about this. Even after achieving success in her own right, she still held doubts; she had to worry about whether she looked the right way or was acting the right way—whether she was being too assertive or too “angry.”
As a parent, helping your kids to rise above these constraints is a constant learning process. Michelle and I have raised our daughters to speak up when they see a double standard or feel unfairly judged based on their gender or race—or when they notice that happening to someone else. It’s important for them to see role models out in the world who climb to the highest levels of whatever field they choose. And yes, it’s important that their dad is a feminist, because now that’s what they expect of all men.
It is absolutely men’s responsibility to fight sexism too. And as spouses and partners and boyfriends, we need to work hard and be deliberate about creating truly equal relationships.
How Comparing Qandeel Baloch to Kim Kardashian West Exposed a Crisis of Feminism in Pakistan Vogue.com
Pakistani feminist and author Rafia Zakaria says that she objects to sex positivity when it becomes the prescriptive, normative sum total of feminist expression. But she’s quick to add that “disagreeing with the centrality of sex-positive feminism as the core of feminist practice is very different from eschewing public expressions of sexuality or sensuality.” She asserts that Baloch was in fact making a valid political statement by demonstrating that dominion over one’s body is the right of all women, not just rich radicals.
This is the nuance that’s largely missing from Pakistani discourse on Qandeel Baloch, which continues to speak of her empowerment in terms of a “good woman/bad woman” paradigm. It explains why feminism remains a hotbed of conflicting opinion. “Feminism in Pakistan has a very narrow connotation,” concedes Zubeida Mustafa, one of Pakistan’s first female newspaper editors and a leading columnist. “Feminism still has a long way to go before society will accept women who celebrate their bodies and are open about sexuality.”
Murdered Pakistani Icon Qandeel Baloch Had Zero F***s Left to Give
by Maajid Nawaz for The Daily Beast
Qandeel Baloch, real name Fauzia Azeem, may have been many of those things, but she transcended every single one of them. For despite Kim Kardashian’s undoubtedly noble and widely lauded contribution to social justice in America, she does not risk her life daily merely by existing.
But by her mere presence Qandeel Baloch was a one-woman revolution against religiously and culturally justified misogyny. This in a society where the cost of speaking out can be lethal betrayal by those who are meant to love you the most: your own family. So most of all let us remember Qandeel Baloch as a fearless Pakistani women’s rights campaigner who had zero fucks left to give.
For it is only by having zero fucks left to give that a woman in today’s Pakistan can be brave enough to post sexually suggestive videos of herself. It is only by having zero fucks left to give that a woman in today’s Pakistan could promise to strip online if her country’s national cricket team won against India. It is only by having zero fucks left to give can a woman in today’s Pakistan pluck up the courage to summon a leading member of her country’s mullah mafia to a hotel room, only to film him turning to putty in her hands, mesmerized by her flirtation as he allowed her to sit in his lap while she donned his religious hat. Apparently, Mufti Abdul Qavi even proposed to her in that fateful hotel room encounter.
This feckless mullah reacted to Qandeel’s murder by claiming it was a lesson to others. Apparently, no one should dare mock religious clerics in this way. Well, Mr. Abdul Qavi, Qandeel Baloch had zero fucks left to give about you.
The Tragedy of Qandeel Baloch Slate