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Saudi girls can finally drive … in a video game backed by a Saudi prince

The revolution is coming … and by that we mean the video game, Saudi Girls Revolution. The mobile video game will feature Saudi Arabian women who speed around on motorcycles to fight the nefarious leaders of an Arabian Empire in a dismal, post-apocalyptic world. 160 more words

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Congress improves access to contraceptives for women in the military

About 15 percent of the U.S. military are women, and of those, 97 percent are of reproductive age. Yet women in the military have reported encountering trouble getting access to contraceptives; military clinics run out and shipments take too long to come in. 44 more words

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The Other Side of Gender Inequality

In a country where there is no lack of ironies and no dearth of contrasts, I have fortunately/unfortunately realized the other side of the coin of gender bias. 302 more words

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Why I Have Trouble Supporting PETA

*GASP* WHAT?!! HOW COULD I NOT SUPPORT PETA?!?!?  DO I SUPPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY? AM I ADVOCATING FOR DOG FIGHTING?

Of course, not. Relax.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) stands for a great cause. 790 more words

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Hiring female executives is Jack Ma’s key to Alibaba’s success

During Alibaba’s first Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship in Hangzhou, China, its founder Jack Ma said that women are the “secret sauce” of his company. 112 more words

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All-female football league for young girls launching

Group In Utah Starts Girls-Only Tackle Football League: Organizers in Utah are starting what they believe to b… http://t.co/tc4lPWuQVt

— Actors Red Carpet (@ActorsRedCarpet) May 22, 2015…

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"Pac-Man" had a "feminist" aspect to it, game's creator says

It might be hard to believe, but the classic video game Pac-Man debuted 35 years ago this month. And in a new interview with TIME, the game’s creator, Toru Iwatani, said he specifically designed Pac-Man as game that was “simple” and “would not be intimidating to female customers.” He described the game as “plausibly feminist” and went on to say that he hoped it would appeal to women who wanted “to be the pursuer rather than being the pursued.” Now, that’s a deep reading of the underlying motivations of a yellow, pellet-chomping avatar and a curious, at best, interpretation of feminism. 30 more words

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