'Feminism' Is Merriam-Webster 'Word of the Year' - Text + Audio - 12 December 2017
"Covfefe, dotard, rocket man, moron, recuse, collusion, complicit, and #MeToo are among the words and phrases that dominated the news in 2017.
Yet a winner stands out. In 2017, a popular dictionary publisher says people looked up "feminism" more than any other."
'Time' Magazine Names Abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 6 December 2017
"Time Magazine has named the “Silence Breakers” -- those who have publicly shared their stories of sexual abuse -- as its 2017 Person of the Year."
Saudi Arabia Ends Ban on Women Drivers - Text + Audio - 27 September 2017
"For the first time, Saudi Arabia will give women permission to drive motor vehicles. State media reported on Tuesday that King Salman ordered the change. Saudi Arabia was the only country to ban women drivers. It did not approve driver’s licenses for women and those who tried to drive were detained."
How equal are you?
"Type your country into the search box to find out how it ranks for gender equality.
The figures are based on the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s annual Global Gender Gap report, which measures countries according to where women are more likely to be able to participate fully in political and economic life and enjoy the most equal access to education and healthcare."
US First Lady Honors International Women of Courage - Text + Audio + Video - 30 March 2017
"First Lady Melania Trump presented the U.S. State Department award to 13 women from countries including Vietnam, Colombia, Niger and Papua New Guinea. The award recognizes women who have shown great courage when faced with danger and violence."
New UN Secretary-General Looks for More Women in Top Jobs - Text + Audio - 4 January 2017
"Women’s rights activists were hoping 2016 would be the year when the United Nations elected its first woman secretary-general.
But when U.N. members voted in October, they chose Antonio Guterres, former president of Portugal.
He is the U.N.’s 9th secretary-general, and, like all the others, a man."
Women work 39 days a year more than men, report says - 26 October 2016
"according to the World Economic Forum."
City of Women - 11 October 2016
"“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” is a song James Brown recorded in a New York City studio in 1966, and, whether you like it or not, you can make the case that he’s right...
The biggest statue in the city is a woman, who welcomes everyone and is no one: the Statue of Liberty...
there are only five statues of named women in New York City: Joan of Arc, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman..."
Police in England and Wales consider making misogyny a hate crime - 10 September 2016
"Nottingham police experiment draws national interest after force launched more than 20 investigations in July and August."
Mary Wollstonecraft: 'Britain's first feminist' - interactive timeline
Six ways to tackle the gender pay gap - Article + Photos - 23 August 2016
"Women in the UK who return to work after having a baby continue to earn less than men for many years afterwards, according to a new report.
Part-time working, missed promotions and less experience are all contributing to what is being branded a "mummy tax"."
Women in UK still far adrift on salary and promotion as gender pay gap remains a gulf - 23 August 2016
"IFS (The Institute for Fiscal Studies) research shows average difference in pay is 18% and widens markedly after women have children."
Barack Obama’s letter on feminism is powerful stuff - 5 August 2016
"Barack Obama has penned an open letter on feminism and why men need to fight for gender equality too.
This isn't the first time that the President has declared himself a feminist, but his letter explains why and what men and women need to do next."
Read the letter.
Masculinity in America v the UK: which country has the manliest men? - 31 May 2016
"A survey has found 42% of US men rated themselves as ‘completely masculine’ as against 28% in the UK.
But does anyone know what ‘masculine’ means today?"
- A movie star and a maths expert fight for equal pay - 19 May 2016
"House of Cards star Robin Wright has revealed she demanded the same pay as her co-star Kevin Spacey - but what does fighting for equal wages look like for women who are not movie stars?"
- Ovarian Psycos: A bicycle crew that rides for feminism - Article + Video - 18 March 2016
"These women wear bandannas emblazoned with Fallopian tubes and are taking to the streets to protest domestic violence and promote female empowerment, reports Christian Blauvelt."
'Women are just better at this stuff': is emotional labor feminism's next frontier? - 8 November 2015
"From remembering birthdays to offering service with a smile, life has a layer of daily responsibility that is hardly discussed
– one which falls disproportionately on women. Finally confronting it could be a revolutionary step."
"Women at work: only recently has emotional labor slowly started to re-emerge in popular culture."
Women-only frustration venting store opens in Shenyang
"Breaking things to vent frustration is a normal phenomenon when people get upset, but usually such behavior would be stopped by others.
Recently, a Shenyang shopping mall opened a special store for people to break all kinds of things to relieve pressure and bad mood for a minute in Shenyang. But beware! It's for women only!"
- What is Women's Equality Day ? - August 26 - UPDATED
"The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote..."
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY :
'Fearless Girl' Statue Appears on Wall Street - Text + Audio + Pictures - 8 March 2017
"People in the United States marked International Women’s Day in different ways. Some went on strike and stayed home from work.
Others wore the color red. One investment group in New York City, however, celebrated in a different way. It put up a symbolic statue on Wall Street."
- Happy International Women's Day 2017! - 8 March 2017
"This International Women's Day, we’ve chosen to look to the past to celebrate some of the female pioneers who paved the way to where we are today."
- with a slideshow
"We hope you enjoy the journey through time and space to learn about these phenomenal women!
Visit Google Arts & Culture to continue the celebration and explore photographs, videos, and more of the heroines featured in today’s Doodle.
Explore the Doodles of the women featured today (in order of appearance)..."
- Do you celebrate International Women's Day (8 March) where you live?
Children can find out about three important women from British history with our stories about Beatrix Potter, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale.
You can find all of these 'British tales' stories and more in our UK topic.
- International Women's Day (IWD), "originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements."
MILLION WOMEN RISE MARCH :
Million Women Rise: thousands march through central London - Article + Pictures + Video - 11 March 2017
"Annual rally to campaign for an end to violence against women celebrates its 10th anniversary...
Gathering for the 10th annual Million Women Rise march, the protesters marched through Oxford Circus chanting:
“Whatever I wear, wherever I go, yes means yes and no means no”."
People take part in the Million Women Rise march through central London.
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE
AGAINST WOMEN :
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE :