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Why these women decided to ‘divorce’ their mothers

Annabelle* is the first to describe herself as loud, obnoxious and independent. While she "butted heads" with her mother as she was growing up, it was nothing outside the realm of typical pre-teen rebellion. Then, at 14, Annabelle found her mother's behaviour was becoming increasingly odd. A friend of the family seemed to linger around […]

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The one word all women should use more? No!

The one word all women should use more? No! Miel de Botton explains how she became empowered when she stopped saying yes to everything Saying yes to everything left Miel de Botton constantly exhausted  Here, she reveals how she stopped feeling over-committed by using the word no Saying no is a way to not to […]

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Stop justifying women-killers, Italy PM tells judges

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday criticized judges who granted mitigating circumstances to murderers of women on the grounds they were blinded by jealousy or disappointment. Domestic violence is recognized as a serious problem in Italy, and this month two sentence reductions sparked outrage because judges cited the hurt feelings of […]

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What It Feels Like to Travel While Black

I woke up at 6 a.m. in a tiny hotel room in Tokyo, checked my phone, and found an email from our hostel in Kyoto: “You missed your check-in date.” In a half-awake frantic moment, I rummaged through my bag to find the itinerary I had printed out before we left New York. We were […]

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Women determined to succeed in US film industry

In spite of the current under-representation of women, about half of film graduates are female, and they are determined to make it. As Hollywood gears up for its biggest night, the Oscars, filmmakers are drawing attention to the lack of women working in the industry. Despite the fact that women make up about 50% of […]

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Women Were The Champions Of The Oscars & It’s About Damn Time

If "The Oscars" and "gender equality" don’t typically go hand-in-hand in your mind, you’re certainly not alone. Year after year, the Academy Awards has snubbed women, whether by honoring only male-driven Best Picture nominees, skipping over women in many behind-the-scenes categories or, more often than not, sadly doing both those things. Yet the 2019 Academy […]

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How Women In The Film Industry Are Advocating For Equal Pay

This article includes paid advertising content from Visa. Awards season sure does make it seem like the film industry is all about glitzy trophies, glamorous outfits, and the fight to claim your best-in-class bragging rights, but the lead-up to these massive productions is full of major behind-the-scenes wins that may never make it to your […]