from :https://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2016/jun/16/diversity-black-women-screenwriters-film-misan-sagay-guerrilla Screenwriter Misan Sagay doesn’t identify with the “sassy black women” portrayed in films and on television. “I have never met a black woman who behaves like that. I wouldn’t know how to be sassy,” says the Anglo-Nigerian, a former A&E doctor. “The way black women are portrayed in film has never been in […]

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CAIRO — Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls have come out to denounce sexual harassment and share personal stories about it on social media, breaking a taboo and raising the ire of some in the country’s conservative majority.In posts on Facebook and Twitter from the weekend to Wednesday, rare, candid stories focused on women’s first […]

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Muslim women are flocking to a startup that promises them fashionable clothes that fit with their faith. Nafisa Bakkar and her sister, Selina, launched Amaliah from their mother’s kitchen table in 2015 as an Instagram page to curate Muslim-friendly clothes from top brands. Since then, that page has grown into an online community of more […]

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(CNN)Al-Juhara Sajer is a 25-year-old lifestyle and makeup vlogger from Saudi Arabia. With nearly half a million subscribers on YouTube, Sajer (pictured below) is part of a media revolution that has seen the Kingdom achieve the highest YouTube watch time per capita of any country in the world, according to analytics agency Tubular Labs. In […]

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(CNN)Despite what the American Cancer Society and other health organizations advise, many doctors still recommend routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer in younger and older women, a new paper suggests. Experts are divided on whether more screenings are beneficial. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends annual mammograms starting at 40 for all […]

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(CNN)Hundreds of runners participated in “TehRUN” — the Iranian capital’s first international marathon — on Friday, but many were left disappointed after authorities reportedly denied US citizens visas and prohibited women from taking part in the full race. The race was organized by Dutchman Sebastiaan Straten, who told CNN he saw the event as an […]

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