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US Marine Corps to See First Woman Infantry Officer Join Ranks Badass Women 

US Marine Corps to See First Woman Infantry Officer Join Ranks

(Sputnik) – A female officer is expected to graduate the US Marine Corps’ onerous 13-week Infantry Officer Course (IOC) on Monday, for the first time in the unit’s 250-year-long history. The officer, whose name hasn’t yet been disclosed, has already completed the final graded stage of the course alongside her male peers, US military officials confirmed to The Washington Post. She is one of the four female Marine officers who volunteered and attempted the course after ground combat specialties were opened to women last year in April. The course, seen as one of the most difficult and also one of the most resistant to full gender integration in the military, first opened Read More

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9 Things Ladies Can Do To Protect Themselves A Woman's Guide to the Apocalypse Featured 

9 Things Ladies Can Do To Protect Themselves

(SurvivalSullivan) – I was at the local market a few weeks ago picking up a few things for the house. As I was walking out to my car I noticed a lady putting her groceries into the trunk of her car. She was just going about her business without a care in the world probably thinking of what she had planned for dinner that night or what errands she would run in the morning. As I passed I noticed that she had set her purse in the basket where one would normally place their child. You know that little fold down Read More

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To Hell With Body Shaming: Aussie Model and Entrepreneur Posts ‘Real’ PHOTOS Badass Women 

To Hell With Body Shaming: Aussie Model and Entrepreneur Posts ‘Real’ PHOTOS

Australia (Sputnik) –  In the world of Photoshop and Instagram there is one brave young woman who is trying to stop body shamers and online bullying. Sherlyn Tan, 30, is using her internet fame to educate followers on body image by posting natural photos of herself. Melbourne based entrepreneur Sherlyn Tan created a $4 million fashion company, from a secondhand clothing brand, called Twenty3AU. She often poses for photographs in her own clothes, but she does it differently than most of the fashion models do today A post shared by 🦄 Sher 亚雪琳恩 🦄 (@sherlyn_fitness) on Aug 16, 2017 at 6:43pm PDT “Being the founder Read More

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Women Advancing Africa placing women at the centre stage of Africa’s Economic Advancement Women 

Women Advancing Africa placing women at the centre stage of Africa’s Economic Advancement

Africa (NFA) – The inaugural Women Advancing Africa (WAA) Forum is a new Pan-African flagship initiative launched by the Graça Machel Trust to acknowledge and celebrate the central role women play in shaping Africa’s development agenda and by driving social and economic transformation. The Forum will take place from 9-12 August in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Kilimanjaro. Mrs. Graça Machel says, “Africa has experienced tremendous development in the last few decades, however a significant gap in the economic advancement of women remains a huge challenge. Africa is in a second liberation era – the economic liberation. Women can no Read More

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21 Canning Tips for Beginners A Woman's Guide to the Apocalypse 

21 Canning Tips for Beginners

(SurvivalSullivan) – As a child, I would marvel at the canning exhibits at agricultural shows with my mother. The peaches, plums and apricots in the jars displaying the blue ribbons, were perfectly positioned and the color seemed to capture the essence of summer sun-ripened fruit. I could only imagine the taste of the contents of those award-winning jars that only the judges were lucky enough to experience. Reaching that pinnacle of home canning isn’t so hard. It is something like medicine – to succeed as a doctor you follow procedures, and the most important of all is sterilization and Read More

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The 5 Day Challenge: Learn One Survival Skill a Day for 5 Days A Woman's Guide to the Apocalypse 

The 5 Day Challenge: Learn One Survival Skill a Day for 5 Days

World (SurvivorSullivan) – Trying to learn everything there is to know about prepping and buying all of the survival gear you and your family could possibly ever need is an extremely daunting proposition. Most folks come to embrace the concept or preparedness after becoming worried about national/world events or after living through some type of natural disaster. The rush to prep after having one’s eyes opened about the plethora of SHTF scenarios which could soon unfold understandably sparks a frenzied “have to do everything at once…and right now” mindset. Newbie preppers must pause after their moment of enlightenment and Read More

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No Man’s Land: Sweden Unveils Girls-Only Festival to Avoid Rape Featured Women 

No Man’s Land: Sweden Unveils Girls-Only Festival to Avoid Rape

Sweden (Sputnik) – The sexual assaults and rapes that have plagued Swedish summer festivals for several years have spurred the authorities into action. A Swedish municipality is poised to arrange a “man-free” festival to avoid any harassment whatsoever, which goes against the grain of Sweden’s egalitarian, inclusive and gender-neutral ways, many argued. Earlier this summer, comedian and program leader Emma Knyckare proposed arranging a festival without men amid a seemingly incessant wave of sexual assaults, which earned Sweden, which sees itself as having “the world’s first feminist government,” the unflattering moniker of “the rape capital of Europe.” “What do you think of holding a super-cool festival Read More

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Teaching Little Girls To Lead Featured Women 

Teaching Little Girls To Lead

World (Conversation) – By the age of two, most children use gender pronouns in their speech and proactively identify people as men and women. And by the time they turn seven, little boys and little girls have already learnt a lot about what is expected of them within our – binary – gender system. Much of this learning is unintentional, communicated via pop culture. A few years ago, a researchers from Granada University analysed 621 characters of both sexes from 163 cartoon series, including Monster High and Shin Chan. They found that women are largely relegated to secondary roles: Read More

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What are ‘creepshots’ and what can we do about them? Women 

What are ‘creepshots’ and what can we do about them?

World (Conversation) -The “creepshot” is the latest trend concerning the non-consensual image-sharing of women. A creepshot – a photo taken discreetly of women in public by men – is provoking questions concerning rights to privacy in public, and ethical concerns about technology and bodily autonomy. What are ‘creepshots’? MetaReddit/Creepshots defines creepshots as: … the natural, raw sexiness of the subject without their vain attempts at putting on a show for the camera… Use stealth, cunning and deviousness to capture the beauty of your unsuspecting, chosen target. A creepshot is focused on women’s clothed bodies. Images are sexually suggestive rather Read More

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#SleevelessFriday: Lawmakers Bare Arms in the House of Representatives Featured Politics Women 

#SleevelessFriday: Lawmakers Bare Arms in the House of Representatives

United States (GREED) – Women Representatives exercised their right to bare arms in the House of Representatives Friday, showing support for a push to modernize the House dress code. Controversy arose, according to The Hill, after women journalists were denied entry to the Speaker’s lobby for wearing sleeveless tops and/or open-toed shoes. Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, defended the sergeant-in-arms decision, based upon historical use of the dress code: “The sergeant-at-arms was simply enforcing the same interpretation of the rules as under my predecessors. It’s nothing new and certainly not something that I devised. At the same time, Read More

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