A Cornell University student gave an entire presentation in her underwear after a professor said her shorts were "too short."
Hundreds have signed a petition calling for a "prom royalty" title that isn't based on gender or sexual orientation.
Teens in Quebec are decorating their clothing with yellow squares to protest their “restrictive and sexist” school dress code — with female students demanding to ditch their bras.
There is still a long way to go for the beauty industry to be where it needs to be in terms of inclusion — and one subset of the population that's been entirely left out of the beauty conversation is black men.
A photo from a project highlighting the beauty of black skin is rubbing some people the wrong way on social media. The image in question from One, a series by Isaac West featuring stunning models in colorful underwear set behind brightly colored backdrops, places the most light-skinned woman front and center. In response, West, a student and fashion designer in Minnesota, says to Yahoo Beauty that “as black people, we have something very unique about us — our skin tone.
As if bringing a new life into the world isn’t enough, new or expecting mothers often face discrimination in the workplace and are sometimes made redundant in response to the news. In order to tackle this, the government is proposing a “zero tolerance” approach to such practices, and ministers will now have a consultation on the matter. After a call for action from the House of Commons women and equalities committee, business minister Margot James has promised a discussion on how better to protect women from losing their jobs after becoming parents.
Dressing for the office every day is tricky enough, without having an overly fussy boss who disses your do’s as inappropriate. When June Rivas was recently told by her boss that wearing her hair in a ponytail or donning a head scarf was ‘unprofessional’ she chose to respond in the best way possible. After carefully checking the company dress code, which merely stated that employees needed to be “clean and pressed” June decided to file a complaint of harassment against the overbearing boss.
People are talking about Misha Collection’s spring runway show — not for the clothes but because a cast of all-while models strutted to a "fiery black power anthem."
The British government will finally lobby the EU to do away with the 5% VAT currently levied on sanitary products, a penalty that is being called ‘Vagina Added Tax’. Women pay 5% VAT on tampons and sanitary items since the last Labour government cut the rate from 17.5% to 5%. The government says it can’t get rid of the tax altogether because the current EU rules do not allow it. Campaigners have been lobbying for the abolition of the Tampon Tax, which sees sanitary products taxed as ‘luxury items’ while essential items like private jets and crocodile meat are not. Over 250,000 people have signed a petition against the Tampon Tax. Paula Sherriff, the Labour MP who campaigned for the amendment, explained, “Frankly VAT on tampons is the Vagina Added Tax.