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Landmarks around the world light up for International Women’s Day

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Cities worldwide have outfitted their buildings with magenta lights to commemorate women on International Women’s Day. 

Here are some of the globe’s most iconic landmarks, honoring women with bright lights and projected messages.

Spain

Madrid’s Neptune fountain turns pink for International Women’s Day #8deMarzoHuelgaFeminista pic.twitter.com/YM2cZOMTno

— Sara Houlison (@SaraHoulison) March 8, 2018

Spain saw one of its biggest public demonstrations in history as an estimated 5 million people striked across the country, according to The Guardian. The millions of women workers protested machismo culture and workplace harassment. Madrid’s Neptune Fountain was lit up in magenta in honor of the strike.  Read more…

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Why teenage boys don't want to call themselves feminists

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Identifying as a feminist is, for many of us, synonymous with believing in gender equality. But, for teenage boys in the UK, it’s not quite so straightforward. 

British teenage boys don’t want to refer to themselves as feminists, even though they believe in gender equality. Their reasons for distancing themselves from the word are far-reaching and complex. 

Recent research by the National Citizen Service (NCS) found only 11 percent of teen boys call themselves feminists, despite the fact that 88 percent of them believe in feminismRead more…

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Café charges men more to make a point about the gender wage gap

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Here’s a way to get people talking about the wage gap.

Handsome Her, a café in Melbourne, Australia, that describes itself as a “space for by women, for women,” has created quite the kerfuffle for its “house rules” blackboard it erected recently, highlighting the gender pay gap.

“Men will be charged an 18 per cent premium to reflect the gender pay gap, which is donated to a women’s service,” reads the second rule of the board. 

The other rules include women have priority seating, and that respect goes both ways. Read more…

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How binge listening to podcasts helped me get through my breakup

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On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected to be my president. Two days later, my boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue and, to top it all off, the internet in my flat went out the same night.

Having recently moved from Los Angeles to London for university and to be in with my then boyfriend, I was suddenly very alone in a foreign country with a broken heart and no internet. I couldn’t watch the typical breakup films and TV shows that would have distracted me from the pain of abandonment.

In the silence of my flat, my mind would be pulled into thoughts about the deterioration of my relationship — how it happened, why I didn’t see it coming, what I might have done wrong. I tried to quiet my brain with Youtube videos of baby animals and Vine compilations, but as a student on a budget there were only so many data add-ons I could afford. To fill my need for constant sound I began bingeing on podcasts. Read more…

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Customizable, animated feminist “candy hearts” for an anti-trumpist v-day

Clair writes, “In light of all the coverage of Trump Valentines, I wanted to share a kickass content piece I helped create that is a feminist alternative. With the Women’s Marches and Trump’s complete disregard for the American people–especially women–it’s important to share positive, pro-female content too!”

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