Emma Watson attends the HeForShe United Nations campaign launch party at the the Peninsula Hotel on Saturday. Photograph: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actor gives the UN General Assembly a belting 15-minute speech on gender equality

Jennifer Lopez’s new single, Booty, has debuted at number 18 in the US Billboard chart. Photograph: Kamal Sellehuddin/Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez video making things worse for every woman on planet, writes Anthea McTiernan

Muddy the water on social class.. wellies are welcome everywhere now.

‘Class exists in Ireland as it exists elsewhere.. we just deny it’

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” asks men (and women) to put on high heels and walk a mile at one of three venues in Dublin, Cork and Galway in aid of Women’s Aid and Concern.

Men and women are being asked to ‘literally walk a mile in women’s high-heeled shoes to raise money for victims of domestic and se(...)

Jenny Slate as aspiring comedian Donna Stern in Obvious Child

Analysis: New film Obvious Child addresses unplanned pregnancy, warts and all

Like our two glorious former presidents, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has all the trappings of power and choice and autonomy, yet she has none of them. No woman is immune from our State’s desire to tell her what to do with her body, even when she is the head of that State. There is no escape from our obsession with ovaries, no matter whose ovaries they are. 
Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Opinion: Rights bodies flabbergasted at horrors Irish State has imposed, writes Anthea McTeirnan

Bernadette McAliskey: gave delegates a highly personal account of her childhood and the road that took her to the moment in 1972 when, in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, she crossed the floor of the British House of Commons and slapped the British home secretary Reginald Maudling across the face. Photograph: Reuters

Delegates told that young people need feminism

Trinity College students Jennifer Gartland (left) and Angelina Cox who won a competition to name Dublin’s newest bridge after Rosie Hackett. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Labour Youth who campaigned for woman’s name say lack of female speakers was ‘ironic’

Beyoncé: The singer features in a new campaign that urges girls to take leadership without the fear of being labelled ‘bossy.’ Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

International Women’s Day 2014 was turning into a celebration of women’s freedom to wear heels, be rich, be able to afford a good (...)

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