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BBC Undercover Journalists Uncover 'Sex for Grades' Practices at West African Universities

Although 35% of women globally experience physical and sexual violence, sexual harassment statistics are much higher and harder to track. BBC Africa Eye recently published shocking videos of undercover women journalists posing as students to decipher the levers used by academics at West African Universities to harass women into ‘sex for grades.’

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#MeToo Going Full Steam in Myanmar, African-American Women To Hold The Fort During Elections, and More

The #MeToo movement has reached Myanmar. A recent documentary produced by Myanmar Journalism Institute for Mizzima TV is getting attention in the West as of late. Filmed along the China-Myanmar border, it shows among other crimes of sexual violence, Myanmar women telling their stories of getting sold to Chinese businessmen. Watch here.

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Women’s Rights At The Heart of Women’s World Cup, and Imposter Syndrome and Women in Politics

“In a country where football was traditionally seen as a man’s sport, I was a passionate football fan. For Iranians, it was considered not just strange but taboo that a young Iranian girl be into football […]” Last week FIFA apologized for removing two fans in political shirts campaigning for the right of women to enter soccer stadiums in Iran.

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Rula Ghani: Afghanistan’s First Lady Fighting For Women’s Rights

The Taliban and the United States are having peace talks, and women are included in the final negotiations. Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be woman (the Taliban ban girls from pursuing an education or work), but it has advanced in the past few decades in human rights. The fear is that things might return to abysmal for women in negotiating with the Taliban.

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Halsey on Homelessness: “I Was Debating on Whether or Not I Should Let a Stranger Inside Me so I Could Pay For My Next Meal”

Halsey, who came out as a bisexual years ago, was kicked out of her house when she dropped out of community college and struggled to pay for food and rent. Although she eventually became a best-selling artist/singer, she spoke about her most financially insecure times recently at a benefit for ending youth homelessness.

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"Becoming" A Memoir by Michelle Obama Already Sold 10+ Million Copies, Pants vs. Skirts in Charter Schools, and More Feminist News

In less than five months, Michelle Obama has sold more than 10 million units of her biography, “Becoming.” It is a publishing industry phenomenon, and on track to become the bestselling memoir of all time. A Judge in North Carolina ruled that three girls in a charter school cannot be compelled to wear skirts, and more feminist news.

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Feud with Trump, Rolling Stone's Women Shaping the Future Cover, Pay and Representation Gap in Tech & Media

It was a strange week made stranger by the fact that the leader of the free world engaged in a social media feud with the husband of one of his employees, advisor Kellyanne Conway. This March Rolling Stone’s cover celebrates Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and three members of the congressional freshman class—Jahana Hayes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and more news on women in media and tech.

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Feminist Movie Captain Marvel Flawless Success Despite Sabotage Attempts, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Monica Lewinsky in The News

Out of the twenty-one Marvel superhero films, Captain Marvel is the first one solely about a woman, and already the 13th most successful in the franchise with $760 MM at the box office. Movie review aggregators like Rotten Tomatoes, YouTube, and IMDb were besieged by trolls trying to sabotage its success. The film actually spurred several review platforms to alter their algorithms.

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