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The Struggle of the Female Suffragist Movement: The First Progress

The suffragist movement could be seen as the first progress towards equal rights between women and men. Historically dating from the end of the 19th Century and the start of the 20th,  a group of women decided to fight for suffrage and have a voice and opinion in politics. It was a  nuanced fight between the suffragists and external political groups.
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Rosa Parks and the Bus Seat that Changed Everything

Rosa Parks is regarded as one of the most influential black figures in all of Black History due to how she was able to start the civil rights movement by simply refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.
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CODA: And the Winner Is… Next Stop, Hollywood

Coda Has Been Made with Film Starring a Disability-Led Cast Now it may not be a big deal for a lot of people but for others it certainly is, as of 28th February 2022, Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win not one but two awards at Screen Actors Guild Award. This has led to further hope of winning an Oscar. 
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MARCH 8: INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN’S DAY

In order to start talking about the origins of March 8, International Working Women’s Day, we must historically address, on its own, the women’s movement and how they were involved in the class struggle. They aimed to achieve their emancipation and equal rights for all, as well as putting an end to their subjugation on all fronts.
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TikTok creates a hostile space for black creators

I’ve been on Tiktok for less than a year and in this short period, I have seen how the algorithm works – and doesn’t work – for creators who are using the platform for education, activism, and social awareness. Being a brown woman, I already started on the back foot. According to Tiktok, addressing critical race theory is now a bannable offense. But let’s go a further back.
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Celebrity feminism through pop music: “I don’t need a man, ...

Celebrity feminism has become a trend within the last decade. Many celebrities, ranging from Beyoncé and Taylor Swift to Emma Watson and Angelina Jolie, are not only calling themselves feminist but also making feminism a significant part of their mediated identity.
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A guide to understanding the Golden Globes controversy

The Golden Globes have been a prestigious and powerful award ceremony ever since its establishment in January 1944. However, this year’s awards have quietly passed in January without their usual glamour and star-filled red carpet. While most of the other award ceremonies are scheduled to go on, as usual, the Golden Globes’ 2022 ceremony did not happen at all.
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The Harmful Sides of  Girl Boss Feminism

The term Girl Boss refers to the emancipated woman of the 21st century who has let go of her previous shackles by succeeding and advancing in a liberal society. It has been a preferred term for companies and clothing brands to advertise just how progressive they are. They do this by highlighting the successes of women in business, as well as encouraging women and girls to become Girl Bosses and take charge of their own lives.
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Victories and Validation: A year on from the legalisation of ...

Translation by David Crowe *This research was supported by a grant from Internews Health Journalism Network Law number 27,610; access to the voluntary termination of pregnancy (la Interrupción Voluntaria del Embarazo, IVE) was sanctioned by the National Congress of Argentina one year ago on the 30th December. According to the Argentinian National Ministry of Health, there have now been 32,758 pregnant women who, between 30th December 2020 and the 30th November 2021, have had safe and free legal abortions through ...
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The Christopher Hitchens Vacuum: Ten years of no hitch reviewed.

I remember being a teenager, alone, spooling through YouTube watching Christopher Hitchens clips, interviews, and debates. Back then, I had ambitions of becoming a writer, though I spent far too much time (and, admittedly, still do) watching things online and far too little actually reading books.