The Other Half

Looking at noteworthy initiatives for fairer gender opportunities

This week’s roundup: feminist apps, female only start-ups, prenatal benefits and women without children

This week, we have seen:

TECHNOLOGY

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Photo credit: Bustle

More apps in the US help mothers return to work Après is a job marketplace for mothers in the US who want to return to their careers following time away from work outside the home. (Fast Company)

Feminist apps are booming and here are the top 6 you should use MS Magazine‘s recap on the best feminist apps: personal safety, street harassment, birth control, women’s history and female friendships.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Female-only start up competition requires young female founders Israel’s Vietnamese embassy is launching a new female-only startup competition called Startup Tel Aviv.  (E27) The competition requires teams to have female co-founders aged 25-35 as the minimum requirement.

POLITICS

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Photo credit: thejoybundle.com

Prenatal benefits in Canada mean healthier babies The Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit in Canada studies the impact of giving $81 a month to pregnant women as prenatal benefits with no strings attached.  (CBC) Apparently, that money goes a long way!

ACTIVISM

Why is it still controversial for women not to have children? Cosmopolitan puts together some powerful writing and why women sometimes choose not to have children and why it should stop being so controversial.

Why is it still controversial for women not to have children?

Cosmopolitan puts together some powerful writing and why women sometimes choose not to have children and why it should stop being so controversial.

Feminist apps are booming and here are the top 6 you should use

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Photo credit: Bustle

MS Magazine‘s recap on the best feminist apps: personal safety, street harassment, birth control, women’s history and female friendships.

Bustle has a similar and slightly larger list of the 12 best feminist technological inventions: some apps are more activist, looking to control better sexism online, while others are inventive games using tampons as a weapon.

Prenatal benefits in Canada mean healthier babies

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Photo credit: thejoybundle.com

The Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit in Canada studies the impact of giving $81 a month to pregnant women as prenatal benefits with no strings attached.  (CBC) Apparently, that money goes a long way!

Female-only start up competition requires young female founders

Israel’s Vietnamese embassy is launching a new female-only startup competition called Startup Tel Aviv.  (E27) The competition requires teams to have female co-founders aged 25-35 as the minimum requirement.

More apps in the US help mothers return to work

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Photo credit: Alamy; Telegraph.co.uk

Après is a job marketplace for mothers in the US who want to return to their careers following time away from work outside the home. (Fast Company)

This week’s roundup: #WhatIreallyreallywant; photo collective captures women’s beauty unedited; #LesPrincessesOntDesPoils; Celebrities deal with body shaming

This week, we have seen:

ACTIVISM

#WhatIReallyReallyWant takes Girl power to the next stage A multicultural group of performers re-create the Spice Girls hit ‘Wannabe’ with the aim of pushing the U.N.’s Global Goals (Time)

Photo collective reveals women’s beauty unedited The Huffington Post reports on this all-girl photo collective where women’s bodies go unedited.

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

#LesPrincessesOntDesPoils trending on twitter Hashtag brings down taboo over women’s hair (Buzfeed)

ENTERTAINMENT

Here are some inspiring ways to deal with body shaming Livestrong looks at 16 of the best celebrity responses to body shaming and some of them are pretty inspiring, especially for younger women.

 

Here are some inspiring ways to deal with body shaming

Livestrong looks at 16 of the best celebrity responses to body shaming and some of them are pretty inspiring, especially for younger women.

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Photo credit: screenshots from livestrong.com

#LesPrincessesOntDesPoils trending on twitter

Hashtag brings down taboo over women’s hair (Buzfeed)

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#WhatIReallyReallyWant takes Girl power to the next stage

A multicultural group of performers re-create the Spice Girls hit ‘Wannabe’ with the aim of pushing the U.N.’s Global Goals (Time)

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