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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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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Oksana Oliinyk Activism Badass Women 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Oksana Oliinyk

Ukraine (Global Voices) – “I don’t really like Europe. In Europe, 99 percent of things are finished; here, there is work to be done,” says Oksana Oliinyk, standing in the small Soviet-era shop she and her husband Orest have just opened in the village of Khrystanivka in east-central Ukraine. Behind her are five rows of shelves she’s populating with books—the building blocks of the village’s first library. “A man came to the shop today and saw them, and I told him they are free to take away,” she says. “He told me he doesn’t have time to read because he works. Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Women Standing Up Against Child Marriage in Mozambique Activism Badass Women Culture 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Women Standing Up Against Child Marriage in Mozambique

World (New Internationalist) – For many, the gentle rushing sound of the ocean lapping at the shore symbolizes freedom. It conjures images of exotic horizons, paradise islands and beach-hut bars. For Flavia Fioretta, the ocean waves also mean freedom. They remind her of the trip she took with her mother to Tofo beach in Inhambane, Mozambique, when she was 14 years old, just before she was forced by her father to marry. She says it is the last time she remembers being truly free. Flavia’s story is typical of many girls in Mozambique. She fell pregnant when she was 14. She felt too Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Tuna Dunn Art Badass Women Entertainment Featured 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Tuna Dunn

World (GREED) – Editor’s Note: Another installment of our Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About features Thai comic illustrator and graphic artist Tuna Dunn. The 24 year old from Bangkok has been building an international following for her artwork. Dunn writes her comics in English despite her audience being mostly Thai, she recently told VICE, because English better captures the dark humor and sarcasm her comics convey. Her comics about life and love are poignant and dark, yet somehow still adorable. Check out some of our favorites below, and make sure to follow her on Facebook or Tumblr for more on the Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Women in Kurdistan Activism Badass Women 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Women in Kurdistan

Kurdistan (The Kurdish Project) – Editor’s Note: The second installment in our series called Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About features the badass women of Kurdistan. In a region known for being oppressive to women, the Kurds are setting an example for women everywhere with their courage and mettle. Kurdish people caught in a battle for autonomy and self-governance, while also defending and reclaiming their territory from Daesh. The women soldiers of Kurdistan have been called a secret weapon against radical terrorism in the Middle East. The following is a report from our friends at the The Kurdish Project. The story of Kurdish women is symbolic of Read More

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Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Karlie Kloss Badass Women Featured Good News Technology 

Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About: Karlie Kloss

World (FEE) – Editor’s Note: Here at Greed Media, we cover a lot of issues related to women. Unfortunately, we often find that there is, indeed, a little greed behind each story. This makes us a little sad. As a contrast and to promote positivity and empowerment for all women, we want to highlight and celebrate badass women from all over the world. These women are courageous leaders, remarkable visionaries, selfless activists, and are each changing the world in their own way. The following is part of a series of stories we call Badass Women Not Enough People Are Talking About.  Karlie Kloss, the supermodel, Instagram Read More

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Female YPG Commander Discusses Operation to Free Raqqa Badass Women Featured 

Female YPG Commander Discusses Operation to Free Raqqa

Turkey (Sputnik) – Sputnik Turkey spoke with Cihan Shex Ehmed, commander of the female battalion of the Kurdish YPG and press secretary for the Raqqa operation, about the ongoing campaign to free Daesh’s de facto capital.   The command of the operation for the liberation of Raqqa, known as Euphrates Rage, which is being carried out by units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the beginning of the operation’s fourth stage.It is reported that the task of this stage is the liberation of all the northern territories of Raqqa and the valley of Celab from the Daesh jihadist group. This stage was launched with the support of forces operating in the ranks of the Syrian Read More

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