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The Doctor Will See You (on Television) Now

Superheroine Burka Avenger brings messages of gender equality and health to Pakistan in the form of a television cartoon. Image - Next City

Two years ago, a television cartoon in Pakistan made waves for its star, a superheroine named “Burka Avenger,” who promotes positive social change while clad in the titular billowing black silk outfit. With the tagline “don’t mess with the lady in black,” the show presents plotlines promoting gender equality, environmentalism and health. The idea that […]

‘Cheer up, love’ – why is Harriet Tubman being told to smile 100 years after her death?

The US treasury is to put anti-slavery campaigner Harriet Tubman’s portrait on $20 bill. But some in America have objected to her stern face. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The US treasury is to put anti-slavery campaigner Harriet Tubman’s portrait on $20 bill. But some in America have objected to her stern face. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Did you hear the one about the woman still being told to smile, over a hundred years after her death? As most of us celebrated the decision to […]

One in five couples in ‘distressed’ relationships, report finds

The next time you and your partner are arguing over money, or whose turn it is to clean the kitchen, just remember — a simple thank you can go a long way. Corbis

Nearly three million people in Britain are in “distressed” relationships where they regularly argue or consider divorce, a new report has found. The stresses of parenting and financial pressures are heaping strains on relationships, leaving 1.4 million families “at breaking point”, the study warned. Experts said the findings of the Relationship Distress Monitor report are […]

Female MPs call for breastfeeding to be allowed in House of Commons

It is time to allow breastfeeding in the House of Commons chamber and raise the age limit on bringing children through the voting lobbies, one Labour MP has said. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

It is time to allow breastfeeding in the House of Commons chamber and raise the age limit on bringing children through the voting lobbies, one Labour MP has said. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Female MPs have demanded new mothers be allowed to breastfeed in the House of Commons chamber, a move they say may be seen […]

Jane Fonda: ‘It took me 30 years to get feminism’

Jane Fonda Photograph: John Sciulli/Getty Images

Jane Fonda Photograph: John Sciulli/Getty Images The actor and activist Jane Fonda has admitted that she was “a late bloomer” when it came to feminism, and it was not until she was in her 60s that she really understood the movement. Writing in Lenny, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s online newsletter, Fonda – who is […]

Here’s what happens in a country where women are punished for having abortions

A pregnant woman. Photo Credit: Alex Lee/Reuters

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said women should be punished for having abortions if the procedure is illegal in the US. In El Salvador, women are punished for having abortions. Some Salvadoran women say the near-total ban on abortions ends up punishing those who haven’t even attempted to terminate their pregnancies. Paula Avila-Guillen — a […]

Top Female Players Accuse U.S. Soccer of Wage Discrimination

The United States national team members Megan Rapinoe, top; Carli Lloyd (10); and Hope Solo (1) last year during a victory over Japan for the World Cup title. Credit Franck Fife/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

U.S. Soccer, the governing body for the sport in America, pays the members of the men’s and women’s national teams who represent the United States in international competitions. The men’s team has historically been mediocre. The women’s team has been a quadrennial phenomenon, winning world and Olympic championships and bringing much of the country to […]

Prince Harry Gave A Wonderfully Feminist Speech About Women’s Access To Education

Britain's Prince Harry (C) speaks with delegates during the start of the Nepal Girls Summit 2016 in Kathmandu on March 23, 2016. Photo Credit: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)

During a visit to the Girls Summit in Kathmandu, Prince Harry delivered a powerful speech about women’s rights and access to education. He delivered the speech on March 22, the final night of an official visit to Nepal, next to Nepali president, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is the first woman to hold the title, and […]

Hillary Clinton gets big celebrity boost with new Shonda Rhimes ad

Hillary Clinton gets big celebrity boost with new Shonda Rhimes ad

Shonda Rhimes, the high-profile TV executive behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, has given a big celebrity boost to Hillary Clinton with a new endorsement ad featuring the three leading ladies from her mega-hit shows. Rhimes – along with Kerry Washington from Scandal, Ellen Pompeo from Grey’s Anatomy and Viola Davis from How to Get Away […]

Aung San Suu Kyi leads party into Myanmar parliament to claim power

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw as hundreds of MPs from her NLD will form Myanmar’s ruling party. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw as hundreds of MPs from her NLD will form Myanmar’s ruling party. Photograph: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters After half a century of military-dominated rule, Aung San Suu Kyi has led her National League for Democracy (NLD) party into Myanmar’s parliament, taking a […]

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