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The Colorless Life of a Widow in Nepal

As a child in Nepal, I saw women from my great-grandmother to strangers on the bus stand out like sore thumbs in a sea of reds and other bright colors with their all white attire. While I didn’t question their bangle-less and color-less look, I also never understood it since color and women’s attire is such a vital aspect of our culture. Religious practices from birth filled with red powdered and yellow liquid tikas to

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When The Feminism Conversation Gets Hypocritical

I recently happened to stumble upon the realization that certain qualities in women seem to entice admiration and profound respect, whilst other factors seem to garner more negative epithets. This dogmatic line of belief on what makes a woman “empowering” occurred to me as I overheard a young girl proudly declaring how she “never played with dolls” when she was younger and “always preferred toy soldiers.” What was interesting to me, however, was the prospect

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Why Every Teenager Needs To Attend A Women’s Empowerment Conference

The idea of feminism is still a topic that is constantly misinterpreted by those who associate the movement with women feeling like they are better than men. In my very small conservative high school, you can find a handful of teenage boys and even staff, who believe feminism is simply a way for women to victimize themselves in a society that they believe, treats women well. For a lot of teenage girls, feminism may be

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Germaine Greer Isn’t a Feminist: Celebrate Women Who Are

Feminism isn’t what it used to be, and in no way is that a negative thing. Intersectional, supportive and inclusive feminism is the equality movement needed for all women, and is being spoken about and fought for on a wider level. While although we haven’t reached a completely equal society for everyone, progress has undoubtedly been made. As a global community we have brought the #MeToo initiative (first created by Tarana Burke, a social activist

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Ireland is Finally Voting For Abortion Rights

This morning, 25th of May, ballots in Ireland finally opened, giving the country a chance to change its controversial abortion laws once and for all. The referendum will last for the whole day, until 10pm, and around 3.2 million people are registered to vote; 100.000 extra people have been added ahead of the vote. Ireland’s legislation on termination of pregnancies have been defined as some of the strictest in the developed world. These are ruled by the Eight Amendment, which has

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Why The World Wants #JusticeForNoura

It’s heartbreaking to think that we live in a world which sentences a teenage girl to death because she killed her rapist husband; this is the story of Noura Hussein, a 19-year-old Sudanese girl that is facing, in these days, the terrible sentence the court has given her, hoping that there will be changes and that she will decide her own fate. Noura was forced into child marriage, an issue that is still, sadly, common

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What My Body, My Choice Really Means to America

The historic case Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 and set the act of abortions to be federally legal. That gave the impression the discussion on abortion and female reproductive rights were protected by the government, due to citizens having the right to privacy. However, it is 2018 and we still have issues with female body autonomy. In March, an official speaking for President Trump called America a “pro-life nation” before delegates of the

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The Revolution Will Be Instagrammed: How Two Teen Activists Are Changing The World With Their Posts

Let’s be real: the way we use Instagram today is far more influential than the way it was intended to be used. What started off as a yet another photo sharing application has now become a revolutionary method of communication. Instagram is our generation’s virtual megaphone—a phenomenal platform that allows each and every one of its 500 million daily active users to share, inform and debate trending topics. With Instagram, people like me, who like to keep

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Chinese Tech Startups Are Hiring Women To “Motivate” Their Coders

Throughout the years, the technology field has made many leaps in improving our daily lives, and while this is admirable, many do not acknowledge the fact that women oftentime face gender discrimination in this male dominated field. Recently, tech startups in China have been seeking out more female employees for their offices; however, their focus has been on hiring women to bring more fun to the office rather than hiring them to write code. According

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At Catholic Schools, Sex Ed Turns Into Shaming Young Girls

In my opinion, sex-ed is one of the most useful things which should be taught in school since kids reach puberty, and even earlier. But bad sexual education is worse than not receiving it at all; it indoctrinates young people with false, dangerous information that can have disastrous consequences. I had the misfortune of being taught sexual education in a workshop at the Catholic school I attended: it was two days filled with sexism, slut-shaming,

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