Anyone enters the search term “woman” into a stock photography site has to wade through plenty of objectifying and exclusionary images to find what they need. Nearly everything you’ll find is white skin, bikini and underwear shots, and over-sexualized glamour (trust us, we see it … [Read more...] about Stock photos notoriously objectify for women. This campaign is changing that
Women in South Korea are publicly destroying their cosmetics to protest the high standards of female beauty that have become a norm in their country. Korean women are urged to pursue a “pore-less” look, which is achieved by carefully applying skin-care and make-up products daily. … [Read more...] about Why women in South Korea are destroying their make-up collections
Distributing solar-powered lights and phone chargers where they are needed the most, while giving low-income women the opportunity to earn supplementary income—such is the vision behind Solar Sister, a social enterprise with a presence in Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria. With 1,500 … [Read more...] about Solar Sister empowers women in Africa to sell clean, solar technologies
Ordinary heroes abound. They live with us every day, nurturing or restoring our faith in humanity—as the case may be—and teaching us something about ourselves in the process. One recent example is Sydney Engelberg, a Hebrew University professor in Jerusalem who did something both … [Read more...] about University professor gives lesson in humanity
Work-related stress is an epidemic linked to degrading public health in America. Not so much in the Netherlands, ranked the third happiest country on earth in this year’s World Happiness Report. Indeed, one of its secrets seems to be the widespread practice of the reduced-hour … [Read more...] about Could part-time work be the key to happiness?