'This tattoo reminds me to turn the page and that *I* get to write my story—no one else.'
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Barbie is celebrating International Women's Day (March 8) in the best way possible. The toy brand is honoring female role models by giving them their own "Shero" and "Inspirational Women" dolls. The "Shero" collection already has dolls modeled after ballerina
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'We believe in the ability of women and we want them to play a more active role in the league,' says PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa.
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At 18, Christine Allado left college and moved to HK to follow her dreams. Eight years later, she's performing in London's West End.
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Their thoughts on art, sexuality, employment, feminism, and body image issues.
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The attacker's not playing by the rules, so why should you?
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You've been told to quiet down for the boys.
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Be proactive about protecting yourself from a potential sexual assault.
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As we celebrate International Women's Day, think back on the person who shaped who you are today: your younger self.
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Let these strong songstresses support you through your heartache and help you deal with the different relationship woes that have plagued us all.
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Single...and loving it! Celebrate your independence and listen to these fierce songs by music's most fearless females.
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