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Someone hire these tiny journalists!
"Empathy and the ability to use your imagination should have no limits."
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Reading and watching the stories arising around International Women's Week, I was struck by the divisiveness around the meaning of feminism. Emma Watson, who is a passionate advocate for feminism, was criticized for her Vanity Fair poses. Articles regularly question whether Justin Trudeau is a feminist or a hypocrite depending on his actions on a particular day. Sophie Gregoire Trudeau is currently being criticized for suggesting that women thank the men in their lives and hold their hands on International Women's Day. Be bold - stand up and end this harmful debate around feminism.
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Women inspire me every day. I am surrounded by women at my work and I have amazing female friends and clients. This International Women's Day asks us to #BeBoldForChange, to create a more equal and inclusive world. To celebrate International Women's Day, here are some of my favourite quotes from some very bold, very inspiring women.
The "Beauty and the Beast" actress responds to THAT braless photo controversy.
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She is being called a "bad feminist."
"For some reason there’s some kind of barrier there where [men] are like, 'I don’t want to relate to a girl.'"
"Why does Emma Watson's doll look like Justin Bieber in a wig and a dress?"
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Who says Disney princesses can’t be empowering?
The original is a classic after all.
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Sorry, Ron and Harry, looks like you've been replaced.
Shimon Peres was the last towering figure from Israel's founding generation -- and he is now gone. But in a very real sense he lives on by providing us an example of how one can cast off positions in the face of changing circumstances. And to be courageous. And to dare to dream that we can one day have peace on earth.
One Young World Summit took place on Parliament Hill.
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The two met on Parliament Hill to discuss women’s issues.
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The time for change is now.
The 26-year-old isn't making headlines this week for her activism.
It all has to do with skin lightening.
"That means all day, everyday, equal pay, every way OK."
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Besides planning to spend time reading, she's also completing a yoga course.
"Don't make us hate him."
Malala told Emma Watson she helped inspire her to identify as a "feminist."
This week, I'm celebrating Women's Equality Day and continuing the conversation when we not only talk about the issue of women's equality but how we can reach equality for all. This is also a time when we highlight some amazing women who shine a light on this issue and believe that we can get there.
It's pretty damn powerful.
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The star always brings her A-game to the red carpet.
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The woman always looks amazing.
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Chivalry is dead, at least as far as equal rights are concerned. A new study out of Northeastern University in Boston says there are two types of sexists out there. Acts of so-called chivalry, like pa...
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We admit that we were pretty disappointed that Emma Watson didn't attend the 2015 Oscars on Sunday (because remember what she wore last year? Swoon!), but her sweet note to Steve Carell—who did attend...
Rumour has it our favourite feminist is dating our favourite prince. The Internet is buzzing with reports that Emma Watson has been cozying up to Prince Harry. And while we're not convinced it's true,...
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I am no stranger to the search for freedom. I've always been drawn to the open road and I feel inspired by leadership roles and risk in the unknown. And since I'm confessing, I have also been known to resist conformity -- a throwback to school uniforms in my early years, I'm sure. But recently I've been noticing a trend; the word freedom is appearing in unexpected and inspiring places. Is this the theme of a generation of women who will right the ship?
When we assume that a woman's psyche or image will be profoundly damaged if pictures of her naked body are leaked (and we do, when such "leaks" are likened to rape, as they have been customarily in the media of late) we ascribe to that woman a shame that may or may not be hers.
It's important to note that despite my appreciation for Watson's UN campaign, I believe much of the criticism she's faced has been warranted. Liberal white feminism tends to cling to these seemingly iconic moments in which feminism briefly becomes more palatable, more easily sold to the masses. Men shouldn't care about feminism because it may improve things for them. They should care about feminism because it will improve things for women.