Shea Moisture apologizes after Twitter slammed its ad: ‘We really f-ed this one up’

April 26, 2017

The hair care company Shea Moisture apologized Monday after social media backlash over an ad it released last week. It shows white women, and just one woman of color, talking about hair hate and how Shea is their go-to productprompting cries of whitewashing. The product, founded in Harlem in 1991, has a strong African-American customer base. SEE ALSO: Pepsi finally unites America with its terrible Kendall Jenner ad Wow – we really f-ed this one up! Please know that our intent was not, …


Starbucks’ ‘Unicorn Frappuccino’ is the latest food or drink designed just for social media

April 25, 2017

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

… sense of humor and being able to poke fun at yourself is important.” Missed the show? Don’t worry! Re-watch the episode in the video above. WATCH: woman uses Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino to spread some magical news to her husband More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTwitworkz Agency Lifetime (with Content Module) Twitworkz Following Builder is an amazing tool for auto-building your Twitter following. Twitworkz Agency Lifetime allows unlimited Twitter accounts and …


Even Oprah gets intimidated

April 21, 2017

(CNN)Believe it or not, Oprah Winfrey gets nervous. “I didn’t want to take on this role,” Winfrey told CNN at New York premiere of her new HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” “I was intimidated by it. I was nervous. I just didn’t know if I could do it.” Based on a 2010 best-selling book, “Henrietta Lacks” tells the story of a woman being treated for cancer, whose cells were taken without consent in 1951 and used in …


‘Were close’ BBG Ventures President Susan Lyne on the future of women-led startups

April 21, 2017

Image: X Prutting/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Were halfway through the week, and its time for a boost of inspiration to keep us going. Our #WednesdayWisdom blog series taps into the minds of industry leaders and disruptive visionaries who are working to build the future of entrepreneurship. We sat down with Susan Lyne to discuss the evolution of the tech industry, a woman’s buying power, and the challenges women face when pitching male investors. Susan is the President of BBG Ventures, an early …


Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 20, 2017

… such as Hot Women Eating Cereal. But I also believe that beauty is important, and were not embarrassed to put things that are beautiful not necessarily sexual or debased, Carlson said to the woman, according to Raw Story.(To be fair, some HuffPost readers became accustomed to attentive side boob coverage on this site.) Despite Carlsons past pronouncements, Kelly vouched for him in an interview with The Washington Post. …


Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… conversation turned to gender equality,” Ms Gadhia told me. “And he said, I am all for gender equality, but what happens if I employ a woman and the next week she tells me: ‘I’m pregnant?’ “And there was a gasp around the table to think that people were still thinking like that. “I remember going back to the office and saying: ‘You know what, the dinosaurs are still out there.’ “It is undoubtedly the case. I see it from time to time. …


Leather & lather: The Cut-throat Racer – BBC News

April 17, 2017

It is four years since she set up shop in the quiet, picturesque Gwynedd village of Llanbedr – a place whose claims to fame are a campsite on the coast boasting it is the biggest in Europe, and an ex-Raf airfield that wants to become an international space port. But this spring, it is Sophie making the headlines in the village, in north Wales – and beyond. She has just been named the best cut-throat shaver in Wales – the first woman to take the title. It also means …


This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… city of Dar es-Salaam. The hospital shed light on a longstanding problem: every year, Tanzania sees an estimated 3,000 new cases of obstetric fistula, a condition that leaves a woman incontinent because of prolonged, obstructed labor. Many of these women have no access to C-sections, a midwife, or a clinic. “I remember meeting a lady, and I asked the interpreter how old she was,” Dunnett said. “She was in her 70s, and she lived with obstetric fistula for over 30 years. Which is …


Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… #instamoto #solo #dreambig #lovemylife #sportbikelife #sportbike #hondacbr600 #honda #bikelife #bikerchick #ladybiker #nikkimisurelli #AlaskaMotoGirl A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on Mar 12, 2017 at 4:30pm PDT She considers herself to be somewhat of an ambassador when it comes to inspiring women to take hold of their lives and see the world no matter what. She feels that traveling is something that a woman “needs for herself,” and if you want something bad …


Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

… amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization. SEE ALSO: Uber’s self-driving cars have trouble going a mile without human intervention, leaks show Whetstone echoed Kalanick’s upbeat tone in her statement sent by Uber: I am incredibly proud of the team that weve builtand that just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the productand that love is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first …


Nuclear War? Nah. Massive Fires Haunt the Dystopian Future

April 9, 2017

… Hand on James Tiptree, Jr. by Julie Phillips: “Its one of the few biographies Ive ever read—if not the only one—that made me cry. She just had such a sad life. I mean, not sad in the sense that she just sat alone in a room. She had a really fascinating life. She worked for the CIA and as a child she traveled to Africa on safaris, but she was just obviously somebody who—she did not identify as a straight woman, and whether or not she would have today been transgender, …


Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …


Oxford University is shaking up the portraits of white men on its walls

April 1, 2017

… portraits will be shown at an exhibition in Oxford later this year. Professor Patricia Daley, professor of the Human Geography of Africa, who was chosen to be one of the sitters, said the project is a bold attempt by the university to make a statement about inclusivity. “Having my portrait painted by Binny Mathews was a wonderful experience and gave me plenty to think about what its like to be an educator at Oxford, the importance of my contribution as a woman racialized as black, and the …


Donut fall for that Krispy Kreme story

March 31, 2017

"Krispy Cream" store sign.Image: krispy kreme You might have noticed on your calendars that April Fools’ Day a.k.a. the worst day of the year is fast approaching. So when Krispy Kreme announced today it would be changing its name to “Krispy Cream” a mere matter of days before April 1 something didn’t seem quite right. SEE ALSO: woman finds unpleasant latex surprise in her Krispy Kreme doughnut A statement released by the company today said the company would …


Why brands still think now is a good time to market the hell out of women’s empowerment

March 29, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable  Just six months ago, millions of Americans thought they were on the brink of electing the country’s first female president. Marketing so-called empowerment to women had already become fashionable; a historic victory by Hillary Clinton would’ve made the strategy a no-brainer. Then President Donald Trump happened. SEE ALSO: 7 influential feminists share the most powerful thing about being a woman With his surprising majority of white female …


How to fight back against the excessive Photoshop that’s bad for body image

March 28, 2017

… follow a code of ethics for altering images? She put together a board, a website, social media accounts and strategy sessions to suss out a pledge and all the while, in the background, new complaints about excessive photoshopping kept exploding on social media. SEE ALSO: Hey, trolls: woman will wear a bikini if she wants, thank you It seemed as if the time was ripe for change. But a big hurdle remained. “We heard a lot of folks in retouching and styling saying this is never gonna work. …


Woman Confronts Teenagers Torturing A Baby Seal, Gets Punched In The Face

March 19, 2017

Even after being hit, the woman managed to call the RSPCA. “[They] got there in record time and gave him some food. He’s fine but very scared and exhausted.” She added: “I have a nose piercing and the punch meant that my piercing punctured my septum. The rest of them started to laugh when I was hit.” A woman named Sarah Tough just stopped a group of vicious teenagers from torturing a baby seal to death Most importantly, Tough saved the seal! Now …


Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

… good enough. Do you stick to that advice even now? No, because my memory’s terrible! Media captionWatch an excerpt for Frances’ video for Grow One of the first songs you released was Grow… and that’s now being used in a very powerful video for Refuge. It’s amazing. It’s about a woman called Melanie Clark, who had a terrible time, a really abusive partner, and she managed to get out of it by seeking help from Refuge. They’ve animated her story. It’s …


Commuters call out this ‘sexist’ ad, brand responds with sarcastic tweets

March 11, 2017

… chose to respond to the criticism with a series of extremely sassy replies. @edvigeb yes, yes how very dare one partner in a relationship buy the other a gift to say sorry?! Get us to the protest right now! U S P A A H (@USPAAH) March 9, 2017 The criticism kept on coming and so too did the sassy replies. One person who said the poster suggested the woman referenced in the ad was “stupid” and could be “bought off” with a gift. @Poppy_Corbett How interesting that …


I Bump Into My Neighbor Every Time I Get The Mail, Then I Realized That Im Falling For Him

March 10, 2017

… sex again, but I wish I didn’t freak out about the blood. My abuser made me ashamed of bleeding as a child when he was abusing me. I don’t know what to do. My boyfriend and I are good, we probably just have to start over. He and I see the same therapist, and I did talk to him about it. He only told me that I must tense up my muscles during sex. My therapist suggested going back to woman’s physical therapy. I’m a complete mess; I feel so guilty. It’s not that my …


Facebook’s hosting a 24-hour livestream with women bosses around the world

March 9, 2017

… Villainesse, Lizzie Marvelly, answered questions about her work. In Sydney, Australia, the creator of the Mamamia media network Mia Freedman took over. Talking female representation on social media, among other things, Freedman said she finds rest and balance by expecting “more from my husband and less of myself than the average woman.” Other participants will include Facebook executives as well as Canadian politician Bardish Chagger and in the U.S., director of the National …


People want this ‘sexist’ and ‘degrading’ advert to be removed

March 8, 2017

Image: Scott Garfitt/REX/Shutterstock Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) has been accused of “degrading” women and sexism in its latest advertising campaign in France. SEE ALSO: People call out this advert featuring a woman’s bottom as sexist The image of a model in a leotard and roller skates bent over a stool has caused an outcry on social media, with many calling for the ad to be removed. A second campaign image shows a reclining woman wearing fishnet tights with her legs open. …


Panmela Castro: Brazil’s graffiti queen, delivering justice through the nozzle of a paint can

March 6, 2017

… suggested in her figures’ intertwined hair, while mythical characters like the goddess Liberty look out across Rio. The biblical Eve, “that unreliable and treacherous woman,” as Castro drolly refers to her, is a mainstay. Through Castro’s work, women are occupying public spaces in Brazil, reclaiming the streets. Look close enough and in the corner of one Castro mural you can find an allusion to “vagina dentata” — a folk tale in which a woman’s …


The Invisible Way Guns Keep Women In Abusive Relationships

March 4, 2017

… decide to stay there and stay alive. Women are far less likely to fight back when a gun is present, she said, and are more likely to do what the abuser says to stay safe. Sorensons findings show the real need to remove guns from abusers. Domestic violence victims are five times more likely to be killed if their abuser has access to a gun, . And they frequently are. Every 16 hours, a woman in the U.S. is killed by an intimate partner wielding a gun. Under federal law its illegal for …


CNN 10 – March 2, 2017

March 2, 2017

… We are 10 minutes of world news explained and I am your host, Carl Azuz. It’s been a destructive week for parts of the U.S. Midwest and Southeast. For days, severe thunderstorms have roared through the region, spinning off tornadoes and causing damage in Iowa, Virginia, and the states in between. At least three people have been killed in these storms, thousand have lost power. In Tennessee, a woman at a convenience store captured this video of heavy wind and rain blasting the earth …