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The untold stories of women in the 1967 Detroit rebellion and its aftermath Badass Women Featured 

The untold stories of women in the 1967 Detroit rebellion and its aftermath

Untied States (Conversation) – The movie “Detroit,” which tells the story of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, has received mixed reviews since its release. Some praised the film for tackling a complex, little-known story, while others criticized it for its representation of the the city, the historical events and actors involved. In many respects, the film is limited, with the voices and perspectives of women and girls lacking. I moved to Michigan in the fall of 2013 to begin teaching theater for social change and performance studies at Michigan State University. As a Chicago native, I knew little about the Read More

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Survivors use humour to challenge rape culture Badass Women 

Survivors use humour to challenge rape culture

Canada (Conversation) – After Heather Jordan Ross reported her sexual assault, she felt conflicted about mixing it into her standup comedy. She hated rape jokes, but she wanted to talk about her experience. Over beers, her friend Emma Cooper jokingly suggested they put together a comedy night that featured only survivors. The first show went up in Vancouver three weeks later. It sold out, and so did the next two. Rape is Real and Everywhere (RIR&E) was born. RIR&E has since played across Canada, made national and international news and even been the subject of a CBC radio documentary. Read More

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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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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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