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Anita Sarkeesian on Life After Gamergate: ‘I Want to Be a Human Again’

Originally published on The Daily Beast.

Written by Jen Yamato.

“I want freedom, the right to self-expression,” turn-of-the-century activist Emma Goldman once said when a man chided her for dancing. “Everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” Those words, from a woman once dubbed one of the most dangerous figures in America, ring even louder when spoken in a new web series by Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian—the fearless vlogger who has shaken up the gaming industry, taken on Gamergate, and is now more determined than ever to unsettle the patriarchy.

Plenty of her critics still see Sarkeesian as a danger. They’re mostly men, like the ones that still harass her online, or alt-right “internet supervillain” Milo Yiannopoulos, who sicced his followers on […]

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HOT WOMEN ROCK: Entrepreneurs at any age

Pat Duckworth, a UK-based author, has announced a new book “Hot Women Rock!” launching on October 4th.

Pat is an author and inspirational international speaker who has helped many women find their mojo-regardless of age. Her mantra is, if you think it’s too late for you to achieve your dreams-think again!

Pat discovered her entrepreneurial mojo in her mid-50s and has captured that experience, along with stories from other women, in a new work, Hot Women Rock. She talks about how women with an entrepreneurial spirit can achieve their dream life, irregardless of their age, and offers practical tools and advice for getting one’s entrepreneurial mojo going.

Pat Duckworth is a menopause expert, award-winning author and inspirational international speaker. Most recently, Pat […]

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Jessamyn Stanley Is Changing The Yoga World, One Pose At A Time

Originally published on Self.

Written by Zahra Barnes and Nadya Wasylko.

Jessamyn Stanley, 29, yogi and self-described fat femme, began practicing yoga five years ago when she was in graduate school. As her practice developed, she documented it all—the progress, setbacks, and many barely clothed yoga poses—on Instagram, eventually amassing over 219,000 wonderstruck followers to her phenomenally motivational account, @mynameisjessamyn.

Today she is a certified yoga instructor in Durham, North Carolina. She’s been profiled by numerous mainstream media outlets, including Glamour,Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, and New York Magazine‘sThe Cut. She appeared on the cover of FabUPlusmagazine. She’s teaching a Yoga Journal workshop this fall. And her first book, Every Body Yoga, is coming out in the spring. […]

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The Half the World Team

HOT WOMEN ROCK: Entrepreneurs at any age

Pat Duckworth, a UK-based author, has announced a new book “Hot Women Rock!” launching on October 4th.

Pat is an author and inspirational international speaker who has helped many women find their mojo-regardless of age. Her mantra is if you think it’s too late for you to achieve your dreams-think again!

Pat discovered her entrepreneurial mojo in her mid-50s and has captured that experience, along with stories from other women, in a new work, https://www.amazon.com/Hot-Women-Rock-discover-entrepreneurial-ebook/dp/B01JEV9T6Q. She talks about how women with an entrepreneurial spirit can achieve their dream life, regardless of their age, and offers practical tools and advice for getting one’s entrepreneurial mojo going.

Pat Duckworth is a menopause expert, award-winning author, and inspirational international speaker. Most recently, Pat has been running workshops for […]

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Wrangler’s #MoreThanaBum Campaign Pushes Forward the “Women Not Objects” Movement

Originally published on Fashion and Mash.

By Rachel Arthur.

Wrangler's #morethanabum campaign

Wrangler has launched a new campaign starring Grammy award winner Kimbra focused on a cry against female stereotyping.

#Morethanabum aims to move the cultural conversation away from simply aesthetics about women towards a deeper understanding of achievement and aspiration. It is anchored by a song composed by Kimbra called Ain’t About What’s Behind Me, including samples of women saying the word “bum”.

Created by ideas agency We Are Pi, it looks to go beyond traditional advertising in women’s fashion and in denim in particular, to launch the brand’s new “Body Bespoke” range. This line redefines the design process of women’s jeans by going against the fashion industry norm of […]

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