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Emma Thompson Is Fighting For Better Female Roles & Rights

Emma Thompson Is Fighting For Better Female Roles & Rights

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She just celebrated her 55th birthday on April 15, but don’t put British actress Emma Thompson in any “old aged pensioner” category just yet!

This feisty, funny woman is snapping up lead roles left, right and center and is proving to the world (and other women) that aging has nothing to do with your value or your talent.

In an interview with BBC radio that categorizing movie-goers into…

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Paraplegic Woman Becomes A Surfer Thanks To An Unlikely Miracle

Paraplegic Woman Becomes A Surfer Thanks To An Unlikely Miracle

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Pascale Honore is a 50 year-old mom from Australia who was rendered paraplegic after a car accident 18 years ago. One of her favorite things to do was watch her two sons surf, which she had plenty of time to do since her accident left her wheelchair bound.

After spending so much time watching them in the water, Pascale dreamed of surfing herself, but knew it was impossible with her disability.

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Rwanda: From Genocide To The Highest % Of Women In Government Globally

Rwanda: From Genocide To The Highest % Of Women In Government Globally

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Talk about a revolution! From a country which suffered one of the worst genocides in recent history, they are certainly showing up the rest of the world right now. In 1994 there was a major civil war outbreak between the Tutsi and the Hutu people, and it was estimated that over a period of 100 days, close to 1 million people were slaughtered. It was a moment in history that will never be…

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Zoom Wanna know more about feminism? Then you MUST watch ‘The Punk Singer’ on #netflix. It’s the story of Kathleen Hanna: lead singer of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, wife of Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, & co-founder of the infamous Riot Grrrl movement in the US. It’s an eye-opening docu about how feminism has evolved and how female musicians played a pivotal role in advancing the movement in pop culture, especially in the 1990s. 🎥💥⚡️🎤🇺🇸🎵🎸📢 #bikinikill #julieruin #feminism #punkmusic #thepunksinger #kathleenhanna #beastieboys #nirvana #kurtcobain #letigre #riotgrrrl #gloriasteinem #joanjett #kimgordon #sonicyouth #punk #women #adamhorovitz #popculture  (at www.girltalkhq.com)

Wanna know more about feminism? Then you MUST watch ‘The Punk Singer’ on #netflix. It’s the story of Kathleen Hanna: lead singer of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, wife of Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, & co-founder of the infamous Riot Grrrl movement in the US. It’s an eye-opening docu about how feminism has evolved and how female musicians played a pivotal role in advancing the movement in pop culture, especially in the 1990s. 🎥💥⚡️🎤🇺🇸🎵🎸📢 #bikinikill #julieruin #feminism #punkmusic #thepunksinger #kathleenhanna #beastieboys #nirvana #kurtcobain #letigre #riotgrrrl #gloriasteinem #joanjett #kimgordon #sonicyouth #punk #women #adamhorovitz #popculture (at www.girltalkhq.com)

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Zoom #WCW goes to Canadian model, activist & UN Ambassador for nonprofit org Peace Jam Jessica Stam. This pig farmer’s daughter co-founded Blocks for Change which is an initiative to build a women’s health center in Kenya. In an interview with net-a-porter’s online mag she was asked why she does so much charity and she said: “Well isn’t that the point, giving back? Isn’t that what our purpose is in this world?” LOVE this woman! 🌍💋🍁🐖📷💰#jessicastam #unitednations #ambassador #fashion #model #beautiful #love #woman #rolemodel #girls #instagood #blackandwhite #picoftheday #africa #nonprofit #meaningoflife #purpose #giveback #charity #netaporter #canadian #blonde #beauty #activist #peacejam (at www.girltalkhq.com)

#WCW goes to Canadian model, activist & UN Ambassador for nonprofit org Peace Jam Jessica Stam. This pig farmer’s daughter co-founded Blocks for Change which is an initiative to build a women’s health center in Kenya. In an interview with net-a-porter’s online mag she was asked why she does so much charity and she said: “Well isn’t that the point, giving back? Isn’t that what our purpose is in this world?” LOVE this woman! 🌍💋🍁🐖📷💰#jessicastam #unitednations #ambassador #fashion #model #beautiful #love #woman #rolemodel #girls #instagood #blackandwhite #picoftheday #africa #nonprofit #meaningoflife #purpose #giveback #charity #netaporter #canadian #blonde #beauty #activist #peacejam (at www.girltalkhq.com)

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Lily Allen Laments The Way The Media Pits Women Against Each Other

Lily Allen Laments The Way The Media Pits Women Against Each Other

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She is the “anti” pop star, and always has been. British singer Lily Allen is notorious for not giving a damn but for a good reason, she lives by what she says and doesn’t do anything for show.

That is probably one of the reasons she is talked about in a polarizing way. Her music is undeniably filled with meaningful lyrics that have a strong message. No bubblegum pop here. Music is the platform…

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From Child Bride To Local Hero, Woman Becomes Mayor Of Turkish Town

From Child Bride To Local Hero, Woman Becomes Mayor Of Turkish Town

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There is nothing like the power of the human spirit to conquer all evil. It is seen in both men and women and truly shines after someone has been through a traumatic experience. The more people speak up about their struggles, the more people identify with them.

A woman in Turkey has just become mayor of her town, Kocakoy. It is a small farming town with only 17,000 people in Turkey’s Kurdish…

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White, Male ‘Lego’ Movie Director Promises More Strong Females In Sequel

White, Male ‘Lego’ Movie Director Promises More Strong Females In Sequel

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Ok we admit it, we didn’t go and see the ‘Lego’ movie because it wasn’t our thing. But there’s a VERY good chance we will see the sequel. Why? Because the director Chris McKay has just become our new favorite male in Hollywood.

We all know the ratio of male to female in Hollywood across the board is pretty dismal for the ladies. We need better representation on screen which means we need more…

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Viral French Short Film Reverses Gender Roles In An Oppressed Society

Viral French Short Film Reverses Gender Roles In An Oppressed Society

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This is a must-see! A director and screenwriter from France, Eléonore Pourriat, made a short film called ‘Oppressed Majority’ (“Majorité Opprimée” in french) five years ago and released it in February 2014 online finally, but only in French. It did reasonably well, but a couple of months later when she added the English translation, it exploded!

“When I made it I hoped there would be an interest…

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Susan Boyle On Having Aspergers: “Don’t Pity Me, Understand Me”

Susan Boyle On Having Aspergers: “Don’t Pity Me, Understand Me”

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She shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009 by blowing away a panel of British judges including Simon Cowell by singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from the musical ‘Les Miserables’. The reason it caused such a stir was because when she came out on stage, she was dressed in ordinary clothes, looked quite unassuming and most of all Simon Cowell never thought she would have the voice she did.

Since…

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Sandi Thom: “Our Only Limits Are The Ones We Place On Ourselves”

Sandi Thom: “Our Only Limits Are The Ones We Place On Ourselves”

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If you’re a millennial, you will be familiar with the name Sandi Thom. She is the Scottish singer who burst onto the international music scene with her girl power anthem ‘I wish I was a punk rocker’ in 2006. She is also the first ever artist to webcast live from the basement of her house, back when live streaming was still an untapped resource of even industry peeps.

The relatively then-unknown…

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Ethnically Diverse Countries Fare Better With Female Leaders, Statistically Speaking

Ethnically Diverse Countries Fare Better With Female Leaders, Statistically Speaking

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Want another great reason for more women to take up positions of leadership? A new study shows that countries which are ethnically diverse suffer from slow economic growth except where there is a female leader.

Nichols Pierce and Susan Perkins from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois have released findings showing that gender does matter when it comes to…

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Goldie Blox Teaches Girls Being A Princess Is Hurting Their Career Choices

Goldie Blox Teaches Girls Being A Princess Is Hurting Their Career Choices

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If you haven’t heard about Goldie Blox, here’s a quick catch up. It is a new toy available for girls created by female engineer Debbie Sterlingfrom Stanford University in California. She saw a gap in the market for girls from a young age, and realized they had no toys or tools teaching them about the engineering industry from a young age, hence the industry is vastly male-dominated. She built a…

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Aussie Designer Admits Fashion Industry Needs Healthier Model Standards

Aussie Designer Admits Fashion Industry Needs Healthier Model Standards

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Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week in Sydney just came and went but it wasn’t without a bit of controversy. No, we’re not talking about models falling on the runway, we’re talking about yet another body image debate about models.

Australian designer Alex Perry who already caused quite a stir for getting Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio to walk in his show, was also part of a heated…

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Zoom This girl is on fire. 🙅🔥💥 #instagood #instafun #meme #qotd #colors #tagsforlikes #happy #strong #aliciakeys #regram #wordstoliveby #girl #fire  (at www.girltalkhq.com)

This girl is on fire. 🙅🔥💥 #instagood #instafun #meme #qotd #colors #tagsforlikes #happy #strong #aliciakeys #regram #wordstoliveby #girl #fire (at www.girltalkhq.com)

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