Modestly dressed female superheroes

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 20 May 2014

All right, 27-year-old artist Michael Lee Lunsford initiated a ‘fully-clothed’ makeover on female superheroes sometime last year. While it’s not supposed to make a statement about the clothes (or the lack thereof) of usually scantily-clad female superheroes, we must say it takes a bit getting used to seeing them all covered up. They don’t look […]

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The First Four Women to pass U.S. Marine Infantry Training

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 26 November 2013

Here’s an historical Instagram! These are the first enlisted females to complete the Marine Corps’ infantry combat training regimen. What does that include? Oh, you know, the ability to ‘hump’ 90 pounds of gear over rough terrain for days, an aptitude for killing people with grenades, radioed-in air and artillery strikes, and the ability to […]

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Wadjda: the first full-length film to be shot in Saudi Arabia

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By Rachel Oakley in New Film on Monday 21 October 2013

Saudi Arabia’s very first full-length film is at a cinema near you and it’s directed by Haifaa al-Mansour, one of Saudi Arabia’s best known (and most controversial) female filmmakers. The premise is deep: it ‘tells the story of a defiant 10-year-old pushing back against the social expectations that define her life as a young Saudi […]

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80 women go topless in New York: photos by Jordan Matter

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Friday 18 October 2013

Ladies, did you know that you won’t get arrested if you walk the streets of New York topless? Just putting it out there just in case you plan to join the 80 women who have gone bare-breasted in the Big Apple. Portrait photographer Jordan Matter, known for his series Dancers Among us, spent six years […]

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Inflatable maternity saddle is introduced to Afghanistan

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Thursday 3 October 2013

A genius design by Peter Muckle and British charity HealthProm now eases the burden on women about to give birth in remote areas of Afghanistan. It’s an inflatable donkey saddle that was crated with an inflatable camping cushion, an armrest from an airbed and part of an inflatable pool lounger. Dr. Azada Parsa, the project […]

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Fashion photography by Masha Mel

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By Eugenia Viti in New Photography on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Masha Mel is an amazing fashion photographer based in London. Mostly shooting women, Mel has a way of capturing the inner (and outer) beauty in each of her models. Her work spreads along a spectrum of Spring Breakers (the movie) looking girls to serious runway model attire.

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Colourful paintings by Australian artist Ken Gailer

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By Stuart McBratney in New Art on Tuesday 30 July 2013

The Pre-Raffaelites knew the allure of the scantily-clad babe, but did their maidens frolic amongst Coke cans and Chupa Chups? Nope. For a pop-culture twist on the feminine form, Australian painter Ken Gailer delivers the goodies. If art were food, his paintings would be a choc-top and popcorn combo deal. Life’s too short for nouveau […]

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Heavily tattooed ladies from bygone eras

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Self-taught artist Ramon Maiden — who describes himself as a “wanderlust king, ink maniac and dandy delinquent based in Barcelona” and sees the tattoo as a form of artistic expression — works with ink, watercolor and markers to stipple out fantastic works that has him inking vintage illustrations of women, whether these be of Vargas […]

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LuLu: an App for women to gossip about men

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 6 May 2013

LuLu encourages women to objectify men. This “girls only” app let’s women anonymously gossip about the men in their lives. Girls can sign up and then begin rating guys they know via Facebook. It’s a third space for women to comment on men and stalk their profiles hardcore. It’s a place to keep up with ex’s, stay up to […]

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THE HELLO TOMORROW SERIES: Women’s only club opens in London

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 March 2013

Men’s only clubs? Too many of them. The ultra-luxe women’s only private club Grace Belgravia has opened in a historic grade-two listed building on West Halkin Street in central London for female sophisticates. It has all the good stuff, including a gym, spa, and a restaurant-bar with bio-dynamic wine on its menu.

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James Jirat Patradoon teams up with Fierce for Life

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Trends on Thursday 4 October 2012

Australian illustrator James Jirat Patradoon is not one to shy away from the spotlight. Gaining the attention of stars such as Nacho Pop and Kanye West with his sci fi/gangster rap/wrestling superhero/black metal creations, Patradoon has clients ranging from Grill’d to Adidas. Now he has teamed up with the new health company, Fierce for Life.

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Laura Wesson

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By Laura in New Illustration on Wednesday 6 July 2011

Laura Wesson is a British illustrator. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Westminster, London, with a degree in Illustration and now lives and works in Australia where her love for all things fashion fuels and inspires her designs.

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Documentary series celebrating extraordinary women

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By Phoebe Hartley in New Film on Tuesday 22 March 2011

To commemorate the centenary of International Women’s Day, Australian filmmaker Phoebe Hartley has launched an online documentary series celebrating extraordinary women. EXTRAORDINARY consists of eight projected episodes, with the pilot live now on a dedicated website, and the remainder to be uploaded regularly in the coming months. The videos profile women from a broad range of backgrounds, each one a cinematic snapshot of the contemporary female experience.

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The Roller Derby revival

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By Jack Ripple in New Trends on Thursday 23 September 2010

Two words: Roller Derby! I got involved in the resurgence of modern Roller Derby about five years ago, as a fan and volunteer, and it has since taken over my life. I love it. Gone are the days of staged matches: it’s evolved into a real sport with explosive growth across America and is catching on in other parts of the world now. Proof positive? The new Yokasuka Sushi Rollers are just getting organized on a military base in Japan. Yes, the past is catching up with us. On roller skates.

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