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Some French towns have banned the burkini bathing suit. Image: Shutterstock.

Banning The Burkini Reinforces A Single Story About Muslim Women: 'They Need Saving.'

The recent series of burkini bans in resorts across France was met with sensationalist global headlines about protecting national security and women’ Read...
Pina Sadar of The Conversation    |   08.23.16   |   SHARE
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It all started with a 16-year-old French blogger named Adele Labo, who “suffered enormously” after being mocked by her classmates for refusing to shave. Image: Adele Labo.

'Princesses Have Hair': How A Teenager's Viral Hashtag Is Shaking Up Beauty Standards

For centuries — since the days of ancient Egypt, in fact — women have been going to immense lengths to remove their body hair. Plucking, shaving, Read...
Belinda Jepsen of Mamamia    |   07.25.16   |   SHARE
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The BIG Thing American Men Can Learn From French Men About Sex

First of all, because I'm traveling alone and have, what I imagine, quite an obvious American accent, men do not hesitate to engage me in Read...
Amanda Chatel of Your Tango    |   06.11.15   |   SHARE
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Traveling As A Feminist 

Traveling is good for your soul, or at least that’s what those motivational images of beautiful sunsets on Facebook say. I don’t know for sure how Read...
Nicole Froio    |   05.24.15   |   SHARE
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How Travel Saved My Love Life

It’s amazing that I could learn more about the flawed inner workings of my love life in a weekend than in 10 years of dating. Read...
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Your Guide To Anti-Immigrant Groups In Europe

For your education, let's take a look at the two biggest groups making the most anti-outsider noise in Western Europe right now. Read...
Jody Amable   |   01.22.15   |   SHARE
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New Research Suggests Female Ejaculation Is Just Watery Pee

A new study sheds more light on squirting. Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   01.12.15   |   SHARE
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To Be Honest, I Have No Idea What To Feel About The Charlie Hebdo Attacks

I gobbled up news all day and late into the night. And I was still just as confused—and just as sad—when I went to bed. Read...
Jody Amable   |   01.9.15   |   SHARE