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Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan improved their lead

In the sixth round of the Women Grand Prix in Sharjah both Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan won their games against Alina L’Ami and Anna Ushenina respectivly. It was a lucky day for the Chinese players as the third participant from China Zhao Xue also won today. Show More Summary

The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’

22 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

‘Happy Valley’ has magically transformed the crime drama genre by decoupling the violence against women from the suspense that keeps us watching.

Weekend catch-up: Iraq, PNG, nuclear submarines and much more

Bringing together all the longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. This week the Lowy Institute launched a powerful paper on violence against women in Papua New Guinea. The paper's author, Jo Chandler, also wrote...Show More Summary

Violence against women in PNG: How men are getting away with murder

All photos by Vlad Sokhin. In a new Lowy Institute Analysis published today, Jo Chandler presents a devastating picture of the endemic violence against women in Papua New Guinea and the role Australia can play in supporting local initiatives to address the problem. Show More Summary

Muslims Are Calling for Andrea Tantaros to Get Fired from Fox For Ripping Isis

Could FOX commentator, Andrea Tantaros’ entire career be in jeopardy after she spoke out against ISIS beheading Americans and Christians? Muslims are targeting her and demanding she be fired. Women

espnW gives fantasy football advice on which players are “marriage material”

I’m against the concept of espnW in general because I feel like it’s says, “it’s cool that you’re women, and you like sports, but here’s your own web site because ESPN.com is for boys only.” It’s the internet’s version of a 7th grade dance: boys on one side, girls on the other. If you go […]

How to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls Using Technology and Crowdfunding

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) -- the systemic abuse and enslavement of females -- represents one of the world's greatest moral challenges. In the 20th century, violence against women has been criminalized in the developed world...Show More Summary

Anti-Rape Nail Polish Stumbles Into Ideological Mine Field

Four undergraduate students at North Carolina University came up with a fashionable attempt at preventing violence against women, and stumbled into a broader, fiery debate about rape and how society addresses it The students, AnkeshShow More Summary

Video games can be better: Violence against women isn’t for decoration

More people are playing games than ever before. And it’s not just a numbers thing, it’s a demographics one: There

Top seed Li blasts away Han, takes swipe at Saina

China's Li Xuerui blasted away compatriot Han Li as she strode into the quarter-finals of the women's singles at the badminton world championships on Thursday. World number one Li started the contest against her 12th-seeded opponent in irresistible form before closing out an emphatic 21-9, 21-17 victory in just 27 minutes in Copenhagen. Show More Summary

Bondy: CiCi Bellis is ready for next step at U.S. Open

This was a few hours before the U.S. Open would announce CiCi Bellis’ court assignment for Thursday, for her match against a Kazakhstani named Zarina Diyas. Bellis was walking toward the women’s locker room, and she was asked where she’d like to play this second-rounder, maybe away from the crowds and all the craziness.

Students Invent Nail Polish That Helps Protect Women Against Date Rape

4 days agoOdd : Neatorama

It’s incredible to think that date rape is still such a prevalent thing that people are still working on scientific methods of battling against this disgusting and cowardly act, but since it’s still happening it’s a good thing there are people like the four guys in this picture figuring out scientific ways to protect women. Show More Summary

The Problem With 'The Casual Cruelty' Against Women in Video Games

Violence against women is an ugly reality that's all too common, no matter what walk of life people come from. Yet, video games tend to portray it in only a few cliched ways, to create a sense of environment and tone and cheaply get a reaction out of players. That's a problem. Read more...

Joss Whedon: Anita Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency “Is Just Truth-Telling. Deal.” - You've been Jossed. No, wait, that's something different.

4 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

A new Tropes Vs. Women in Video Games installment hit the web on Monday, and with it came the requisite (in the oh-of-course sense, not the this-should-actually-happen sense) wave of backlash against creator Anita Sarkeesian. If you're...Show More Summary

Access to Technology for All Women in Turkey

It is no doubt Turkey's women are tech savvy. They're laughing all over social media at conservative ideals and throwing slippers to oppose violence against women in Turkey. Women with access to technology and the know-how are taking...Show More Summary

How Not to Write About Rotherham

Sexual violence against women and girls comes in all skin colours, all languages, all forms of religious belief. One would hope its tacit acceptance by institutions laying claim to the protection of the most vulnerable lies in the distant past. Show More Summary

How games' lazy storytelling uses rape and violence against women as wallpaper

5 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Anna Sarkeesian's brilliant, crowdfunded Tropes vs Women in Video Games web-series (previously) has a new episode, Women as Background Decoration: Part 2 [TW: rape, sexual violence, violence], which expertly dissects the use of violence...Show More Summary

Don’t let liberal feminist “rape culture” theory get in the way of stopping rapes

Why would anyone truly interested in protecting women be against the "Undercover Colors" nail polish?

How to Win in the Battle Against Back Fat

5 days agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Back bulge around the bra area or a pesky muffin top plagues plenty of women, and there are lots of ways to feel more confident in your own skin with a little extra effort. Spot reducing doesn't work - but these healthy tips can help you achieve the results you're after! Source: Shutterstock

NSFW: New Tropes Vs. Women Video Released

Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency has released a new video that continues her series to point out tropes against women in video games. This time, the trope is “women as background decoration.” The video illustrates how frequently in games women are used as victims in an offhand way, often in sexualized situations. Due to violence, language, and nudity, the […]

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