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The Catch-22 of Sexually Liberated Women

It is often the most prominent women on social media who experience the most criticism. Read More »

Social Media Is Being Used as a Vehicle for Human Trafficking

We all know how powerful social media can be, but some might not know it plays a prevalent role in one of today's largest international crises: sex trafficking. Read More »

Gold's Gym Responds to Its "This Is No Shape for a Girl" Ad

From Olympic athletes to Hollywood celebrities, there is no shortage of body shaming in our global culture. Read More »

Leslie Jones Encourages Gabby Douglas with #Love4GabbyUSA

Olympian Gabby Douglas continues to be scrutinized time and time again — from her hair, to her makeup, and not putting her hand over her heart during the national anthem. Who would've thought being an Olympic gold medalist would be so challenging? Read More »

MAKERS Celebrate the 2016 Rio Olympics

So far, the Rio Olympics have been monumental, groundbreaking, and tear-jerking to say the least. Read More »

This Woman Celebrated Her Job Offer Like a Wedding Proposal, and It Was Amazing

Being single in the age of social media can be tough. Ask anyone in her 20s or 30s, and she might tell you about how her social media feeds are inundated with engagements, weddings, and even babies. But why not celebrate other major life milestones as well? Read More »

#MenInHijab: An Act of Solidarity for Gender Equality

Photos of men in hijabs — the headscarves worn by women of the Muslim faith — are posted all over social media to show support for Iranian women. Read More »

As Free Speech Becomes Cyber Bullying, When and for Whom Do Social Media Platforms Draw the Line?

After very recent episodes of cyber bullying against Taylor Swift and Leslie Jones (for separate reasons), executives of Twitter and Instagram took to their respective platforms to suspend users and delete comments in order to remedy the damages from reported abuse. Read More »

These Tweets Prove #NoWomanEver Enjoys Being Harassed or Catcalled

This weekend, women punctuated their tweets with the hashtag #NoWomanEver to show the dreadful street harassment they regularly face and to attest that no woman ever enjoys being harassed.  Read More »

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