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Alicia Keys VMAs 2016: The Singer Responds to Critics Blasting Her for Wearing No Makeup

Proving that most celebrities really are damned if they do and damned if they don't, Alicia Keys faced intense public scrutiny after appearing makeup-free at Sunday's Read More »

Where Are All the Female Truck Drivers?

MAKER Andra Rush leads the largest female-owned business in Michigan: Rush Trucking. Read More »

This Is What Hillary Clinton's Mental Health Plan Means for Women

Hillary Clinton's new comprehensive mental health agenda promises to address many topics surrounding the United States' mental health crisis, ensuring its continued treatment as a national priority, beginning with the conv Read More »

Tech Appeal: The Women Helping Girls Get Into STEM

When it comes to women in STEM, sadly, the statistics are still depressing: according to WISE (a campaign to encourage Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) figures f Read More »

500 "Kung Fu Nuns" Are Spreading the Message of Gender Equality in the Best Way

According to reports by The Indian Express, last year's devastating earthquake in Nepal caused a spike in human trafficking. Read More »

This Ruling Brings the US One Step Closer to Complete LGBTQ Equality

After a very controversial House Bill 2 (HB2) was signed in North Carolina in March 2016, and subsequent boycotts ensued, a Read More »

Tags: LGBTQ, pride, Equality

"Equal Means Equal" Director: "This Isn't a Movie, It's a Movement"

Filmmaker Kamala Lopez stopped by AOL's New York City headquarters on Tuesday to discusses "Equal Means Equal," a film that dives deep into women's rights and gives a powerful look into the way women are treated in the United States today. Read More »

On Being a Muslim in the Workplace

Anti-Muslim bias has been increasingly a part of the American cultural landscape, and the last year has been especially horrifying: A New York Times article titled "American Muslim Read More »

Satirical Comic Points Out Workplace Realities for Some Women

Ladies in leadership roles: you know you got where you are by going easy on the male egos in your workplace, right? You daintily tiptoed your way to the top, and therefore, should be consistent in your non-aggressive way of giving your male counterparts instructions, right? Read More »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Rihanna

Over the past couple of months, Rihanna's social media platforms have become a beacon of hope. (It seems the only people who know what’s happening are Samsung users.) For the rest of us, Bad Girl RiRi continues to tease out the release of her hotly anticipated album, Anti. Read More »

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