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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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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: ‘Princesa’ is Single-Handedly Mapping Femicide In Mexico Activism Badass Women 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: ‘Princesa’ is Single-Handedly Mapping Femicide In Mexico

Mexico (Global Voices) – The interactive Femicides in Mexico Map, the most comprehensive and up-to-date of its kind in the country, is – according to its fundraising page – a “citizen-led, civic, independent initiative based on open data which, using geographical coordinates, has been mapping cases of femicide since 2016″. So far, it has recorded 2,355 cases. The map’s creator uses the practical definition of the United Nations model protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women, which defines “femicide” as: “the murder of women because they are women, whether it is committed within the family, a domestic partnership, Read More

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Until You Change: End Conversion Therapy in Ecuador Activism Badass Women Featured 

Until You Change: End Conversion Therapy in Ecuador

Illinois (GREED) – Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago we ran a story from our friends at Global Voices featuring Paola Paredes, as one of our series Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About. This month, she is running a fundraising campaign to  support her efforts to end conversion therapy in Ecuador, and we here at Greed Media like to support women who are making the world a better place. Carolanne Monteleone reports the details below. Paola Paredes is a documentary photographer, an activist, a champion of LGBTQ+ rights, and the organizer of a campaign to end conversion therapy in Read More

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Badass Women: The Side of Emmy Rossum No One is Talking About Badass Women Featured Music 

Badass Women: The Side of Emmy Rossum No One is Talking About

Chicago (GREED) – As the popular Showtime series Shameless resumes filming, Greed Media takes a deeper look at actress and songstress, Emmy Rossum. After a lengthy salary dispute, Season 8 started filming last week, and it’s got a lot of people excited and wondering what crazy trouble the Gallagher family will get into this time around. We’ve watched Rossum, who plays main character Fiona, really grow into her part as seasons passed. Women revere her resilience and determination. I mean hey, if she can get through everything life throws at her within a single episode, surely we can get through our Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Female Lyricists in the Underground Hip Hop Scene Badass Women Featured Music 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Female Lyricists in the Underground Hip Hop Scene

Illinois (GREED) – A female, looking fierce while using her intellect in the form of words to express her thoughts through rhythmic poetry, is not typically the first thing that comes to mind, considering the plethora of women using their sexual appeal as a way to sell music. Noteworthy female rap artists are there, however, ready to spit content better than pretty much any commercialized rapper you would find when flipping through your local radio station. Let’s face it, regardless of the element, the hip hop scene is male-dominated. To stand out from the rest for something other than simply being a Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Catherine Shovlin Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Catherine Shovlin

Jordan (New Internationalist) – At the end of a 100-kilometre drive from Amman, through barren, ochre desert, a sea of pointed white roofs glints on the horizon. Gain some ground, and 10,000 metal huts emerge from the haze. This is Azraq, an isolated refugee camp in Jordan, 90 kilometres from the Syrian border, where 35,449 refugees currently live – most having fled from war-torn Aleppo. Venture into the heart of the camp, where homogeneous ‘villages’ have been built around water taps, and you will find something unexpected: some of the huts’ blank exteriors have been painted in a shock of primary colours. Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Paola Paredes Activism Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Paola Paredes

Ecuador (Global Voices) – Ecuadorian artist Paola Paredes has created a photo series, titled “Until You Change“, to protest against the existence of underground centers intended to “cure” homosexuality in Ecuador. Most of these illegal centers are disguised as religious “clinics” to rehabilitate those with drug or alcohol addictions. According to the photographer, homosexual and transgender men and women sent by their families are locked up and subjected to brutal abuse and humiliation. On her website, the artist writes: “It was four years ago that I first learned about the private ‘clinics’ that claim to cure homosexuality in Ecuador. My first thought was that Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Isha Ishika Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Isha Ishika

India (Global Voices) – Isha Ishika, a university student in the southern Indian state of Kerala, was threatened a few days ago by a members of a Facebook group called Kerala Cyber Warriors. The Malayalam-speaking group of predominantly male members says that it aims to protect Indians online, especially Malayalee women, by hacking into pages where explicit images and content related to sexuality are shared. They describe their activities on their group page, saying that they seek to ‘expose’ people and preserve the ‘honor’ of Malayalee women. They claim to have hacked Pakistan websites and to protect Indian soldiers. They also claim to have to brought down revenge Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Nobel Women’s Initative Activism Badass Women Women 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Nobel Women’s Initative

World (openDemocracy) – The rising backlash against women’s rights, as well as that against activists of all stripes, was infused with new and terrifyingly overt vigor with the campaigning tactics of Donald Trump leading up to the dumbfounding results of the US presidential elections last November. But perhaps for many, equally as surprising has been the massive, and mostly nonviolent opposition in the US to Mr. Trump’s dystopian agenda that favors the rich and Wall Street at the expense of the poor and middle classes, its sexist assault on women’s rights, and the fact that it doesn’t give one whit Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Defenders of the Environment & Human Rights Activism Badass Women Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Defenders of the Environment & Human Rights

World (openDemocracy) – “What is the state? We are the state! The state is the state thanks to us” said Havva Ana (Mother Eve), a 63-year old woman who, in July 2015, joined a demonstration to block the demolition of ancient forests in Rize, Turkey. What Havva Ana meant was that the state depends on the people for its legitimacy – and that it must not prioritise short-term profit over their rights and wellbeing. The forests of Çamlıhemşin have, for hundreds of years, provided livelihoods and ancestral connection in the Black Sea region. In the face of the destruction, Read More

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