Actors ≠ Supermodels — An Explainer By The Glorious Emma Thompson

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Ah, wonderful wonderful Emma Thompson. Is there no wrong you can do? Fierce activist against human trafficking, brilliant actor, and now a vocal protester against her industry’s double standards — especially in the last gif below. It’s just a great example of a bad-ass woman standing up for something she believes in. It’s worth noting […]

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Can A 2-Minute Video Do Justice To 1 Billion Girls? This One Does.

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Our planet has over 1 billion girls, who face a number of opportunities and tragedies. Here’s a video tribute to those 1 billion girls out there who’ve made this planet what it is. FACT CHECK TIME! We can’t really fact-check the 10,000 dance moves, 50 million first loves, and 46 million breakups (lol), but we […]

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So, A Guy Walks In, Takes Over Your Hairstylist, And Scares You Into Realizing Something. Not Funny.

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This video makes a creepy point about what happens when you give away control of the big things. If you don’t like the idea of your life being controlled by someone that other people voted for, go vote. And feel free to share this with your friends so that they do, too. Read more: http://upworthy.com/so-a-guy-walks-in-takes-over-your-hairstylist-and-scares-you-into-realizing-something-not-funny

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What The Bechdel Test Is And Why Every Movie In Hollywood Needs To Pass It

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Think of the last movie you watched and answer this: Did women talk to other women about anything other than men? Jobs, friendships, politics, life … seriously, anything else other than men? Let me be more specific: How can you tell whether a movie does a sucky job with its female characters? Well, pretty easily […]

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To The Men Who Mistreated These Women (And Their Mothers): You. Just. Got. Burned.

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The journey into womanhood is not always an easy one. Take it from Tonya Ingram and Venessa Marco, who prove that it’s possible to emerge from the flames stronger and more powerful than society ever would have expected. *Contains strong language (NSFW)* “Khaleesi” us women; merely second opinion but first appetite are taught early how […]

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His Powerful Speech From Last Night Is All Over The News — And That's Exactly What We Need

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This is the speech I’ve been waiting to hear. Here’s the version I found on YouTube: This is the original CBS version that doesn’t work on mobile, y’all: Read more: http://upworthy.com/his-powerful-speech-from-last-night-is-all-over-the-news-and-thats-exactly-what-we-need

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The Next Time You Talk About Abortion, Make Sure You Know These Numbers

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It seems abortion is one of the most heated topics you can possibly find out there. But after you hear these stats, should it be? One of my biggest “ohhh reaaally” moments from this is at the number of women obtaining abortions who are already mothers doing their best to provide for the children they […]

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