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NIOBE: She is Life

Teen feminist warrior Amandla Stenberg is creating her own comic book

Stenberg says the story is based partly on her own experiences as a mixed race woman.

The protagonist is a young black warrior named Niobe Ayutami who is half human and half elf

Police brutality

Rebel Wilson under fire for police brutality joke

Rebel Wilson's policeman skit didn't go down well.

Australian comedian Rebel Wilson has outraged many Americans, who say her comedy performance at the MTV VMAs made a mockery of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

Gay rights

Ian McKellen says LGBTI activists should fight for equality abroad

Ian McKellen: "As we celebrate, we think, 'The fight's not quite over'."

"As we celebrate, we think, 'The fight's not quite over'."

LGBTI acting

Ellen Page: Stop calling straight actors 'brave' for playing gay characters

Ellen Page: "I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person."

"I’m never going to be considered brave for playing a straight person, and nor should I be."

Phoebe Buffay

Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow sang ‘Smelly Cat’ on stage together and it was wonderful

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Phoebe Buffay finally got her wish, performing before a crowd of 20,000.

The Cosby Show

Zoe Kravitz says Lisa Bonet is 'disgusted' by Bill Cosby rape allegations

Actress Lisa Bonet and daughter actress Zoe Kravitz.

Bonet, who played Cosby's on-screen daughter in the '80s sitcom, has so far refused to comment on the scandal.

Self Evident Project

Lily-Rose Depp reveals she is sexually fluid for LGBTI project

Lily-Rose Depp and artist iO Tillett Wright.

The project photographs people who identify as "anything other than 100 per cent straight".

Intersectional feminism

Disney star Rowan Blanchard, 13, wrote a thought-provoking essay on intersectional feminism

Actress Rowan Blanchard is the star of Disney show Girl Meets World.

"Many of us seem to have not accepted the fact that police brutality and race issues are our issues too."

Weird Al to the rescue

The internet and Weird Al Yankovic joined forces to be wonderful to a young girl who was bullied for liking Star Wars

8-year-old Layla with Star Wars ally, Weird Al.

Rob Moran   Her classmates asked her if she was "turning into a boy".

J-Law best paid

Jennifer Lawrence ranked highest-paid actress but men still prevail

American Hustle: Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale.

"Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence has topped a Forbes list of the world's highest-paid actresses, earning $52 million in the past year. But she's still far behind the best paid actor.

Transphobia

Artist turns thousands of death threats into beautiful Caitlyn Jenner portrait

The portrait has been favourited more than 3,000 times on Twitter.

"To get through [the research] I ended up working through half a bottle of whiskey."

Singing Tinder

Kelly Clarkson sings weird Tinder profiles and makes them sound so fun

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She someone makes foot fetishes, hairless cats and "slipping it in" sound funky (in a good way).

Straight Outta Compton

Women abused by Dr. Dre speak out about their omission from Straight Outta Compton

Dr. Dre's former fiancee, R&B singer Michel'le, speaks out about abuse.

"I was just a quiet girlfriend who got beat up and told to sit down and shut up."

Miranda Tapsell

Miranda Tapsell tells how she stood up to racist school bullies

Miranda Tapsell at the 2015 Logies: The <i>Love Child</i> actress picked up two awards.

“I decided to speak up in front of my class about how I felt, and I asked the whole class why I had to define who I was and they didn’t.”

Lenny newsletter

Lena Dunham pre-launches feminist newsletter with tribute to Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland, 28, from suburban Chicago, was found dead in jail on July 13.

The newsletter featured a Q&A between Dunham and Bland's friend Chenai Okammor.

Fashion sexism

Cara Delevingne opens up about depression, psoriasis and fashion's sexual harassment problem

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 21:  Model Cara Delevingne makes a personal appearance for Sephora + Burberry at Sephora Meatpacking District on October 21, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Sephora)

"People would put on gloves and not want to touch me because they thought it was, like, leprosy or something."

Trump v O'Donnell

Rosie O'Donnell says Trump comments are part of 'a war on women'

Rosie O'Donnell: "Women fought for equality in this country, and right now, politically, it's being taken away from us."

"Women fought for equality in this country, and right now, politically, it's being taken away from us."

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus says playing Hannah Montana affected her body image

Miley Cyrus wanted to make a good point about industry double standards but all anyone heard was "catfight!"

"I was made to look like someone that I wasn't."

Transgender inspiration

This Harry Potter fan's transgender coming-out video inspired Eddie Redmayne and it's not hard to see why

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Jenny Noyes   Redmayne stumbled on the video during research for his new role in 'The Danish Girl', playing artist and transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.

Patti Smith

Patti Smith is turning Just Kids into a TV show

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Kathleen Lee-Joe   And she'll be co-producing, co-writing and overseeing the entire project.

Rowdy AMA

Six total boss moments from Ronda Rousey's knockout Reddit AMA

Ronda Rousey on the red carpet.

Jenny Noyes   You might be somewhat aware of Ronda Rousey's total boss-ness, but this AMA takes it to a whole other level.

Street harassment

Alicia Keys says she became a tomboy to avoid catcalls from men

Alicia Keys: "For as long as I can remember, I’ve hidden myself."

"I started to notice a drastic difference in how men would relate to me if I had on jeans, or if I had on a skirt, or if my hair was done pretty."

Degrassi reunion

Drake met up with his Degrassi co-stars in greatest school reunion ever

Drake meets up with former Degrassi cast-mates at the premiere of 'We are disorderly'.

Jenny Noyes   Started from Degrassi now the whole team's f---in' here.

Sexist questions

Kristen Stewart schools Jesse Eisenberg on handling sexist questions

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Ironic they decided to both call out Hollywood double standards and sign onto a Woody Allen film today.

Media sexism

Barbara Walters opens up about the sexism she faced as a young journalist

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"I got the reputation of being a pushy cookie."

Appreciating curves

How Kate Winslet is imparting a positive body image to her daughter

Growing up Kate Winslet had never heard of positive reinforcement.

Livia Gamble   "We're so lucky we've got good bums."

Trainmen interview

Cara Delevingne responds to excruciatingly awkward interview

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"Some people just don't understand sarcasm or the British sense of humour."

Tyler The Creator

Tyler The Creator fans threaten Collective Shout activist with abusive tweets

Rapper Tyler the Creator.

Rob Moran   The rapper claimed Collective Shout's Coralie Alison got him banned from entering Australia for an upcoming tour.

Hollywood ageism

Helen Mirren calls out TV hosts for their obsession with her age, then swears

Dame Helen Mirren not impressed on Good Morning Britain.

"Yes I do, I look 70 with a lot of make-up. I don't understand your fascination with it."

Donald Trump's lawyer tells journalist 'you cannot rape your spouse'

Donald Trump: Leading the crowded conservative field with 19 per cent of the vote.

Jenny Noyes   Not the best reaction to a reporter asking questions about a potential rape allegation.

Lafayette shooting

Rebel Wilson speaks out about gun control after 'Trainwreck' shooting

Rebel Wilson: "America you really have to follow Australia's example re gun laws."

Jenny Noyes   "America you really have to follow Australia's example re gun laws."

#AveryStrong

Watch this brave little girl take a call from Kristen Bell as Frozen's Princess Anna

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Jenny Noyes   The excitement on her face says everything.

Celeb crushing

James Franco is so obsessed with Lana Del Ray he's writing a book about her

Flip-Side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey.

It's hard to take anything James Franco does seriously anymore, given his life seems to have become an elaborate performance art project.

Drag queens

Conchita Wurst is coming to Australia for LGBTI festival

Last year's winner Conchita Wurst of Austria performs during the first semifinal of the upcoming 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest In Vienna, May 19, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

The fabulous bearded drag queen from Austria is heading back to Australia.

Hollywood sexism

Emma Thompson thinks Hollywood sexism is getting worse

Actress Emma Thompson has spoken out about Hollywood Sexism.

Kerri-Ann Roper   "I think it's still completely s--t, actually."

Blossoming friendship

Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner finally met for private 'I Am Cait' screening

Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner finally meet in real life.

We can only hope this is the seed of our new favourite celeb friendship.

Gamer geek

Jamie Lee Curtis cosplayed as Street Fighter character at a gaming event

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis and family cosplaying at Evo 2015.

Jamie Lee Curtis is, it turns out, a genuine gamer geek.

'I am who I am'

Cara Delevingne: 'My sexuality is not a phase'

NEW YORK - MARCH 02, 2015: Cara Delevingne and rumoured girlfriend musician St. Vincent seen out in Soho on March 02, 2015 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)

"I am who I am," says the actress who is dating singer St Vincent.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner wins courage award at ESPYS, calls for transgender acceptance

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15:  Honoree Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award onstage during The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The stirring speech gets Jenner a standing ovation after winning the prestigious award from the US sports community.

Caitlyn Jenner

Siri corrects people calling Caitlyn Jenner 'Bruce'

Siri correcting people who misgender Caitlyn Jenner.

Siri has come along way since bullying gays in Russia.

Hollywood romance

These are the actors playing Barack and Michelle Obama in film about their first date

First look at Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers).

It was a first date of fantasies– a romantic stroll around Chicago's South Side, a stop at an art gallery and a screening of Do the Right Thing. That is the origin story of the Obama's courtship.

Celebrity newsletters

Lena Dunham is launching a feminist newsletter for women

Showrunner Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham filming Girls.

She wants you to know it's not Goop but it's not anti-Goop either.

Identity politics

Zoe Kravitz says she internalised racism when she was younger

The cover of the August issue of Nylon magazne.

She also reveals why she was refused an audition for a Batman movie.

Celeb BFF love

J-Law calls Taylor Swift a 'badass bitch' after Apple battle

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09:  Jennifer Lawrence and Taylor Swift backstage during 2013 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

J-Law + T-Swift = the ultimate power duo.

Hollywood sexism

Best moments from the 'Woman who kick ass' panel at Comic Con

Actresses Kathy Bates, Gal Gadot, Gwendoline Christie, and Hayley Atwell.

The spoke about kicking butt (and groin), 'shipping' and Hollywood sexism.

Silicon Valley sexism

Fighter of sexism Ellen Pao resigns as chief at Reddit

Ellen Pao has resigned from her role at Reddit after massive protests.

Mike Isaac   "The good has been off-the-wall inspiring, and the ugly made me doubt humanity."

Twitter take-down

J.K. Rowling defends Serena Williams against sexist troll

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Serena Williams may have just won Wimbledon, but author J.K. Rowling scored the best point of the day defending the tennis star against a troll on twitter.

Wise words

Judd Apatow says 'we shouldn't need Bill Cosby to admit it'

Judd Apatow: 'We shouldn't need Bill Cosby to admit it to believe [it].'

Andrea Mandell   "This is only new to people who didn't believe an enormous amount of women who stated clearly that he drugged them."

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby admits he drugged women for sex, court documents show

Bill Cosby has repeatedly denied drugging women so he could have sex with them.

Damning new evidence against Bill Cosby has emerged.

'Women aren't funny'

Former Disney chief says funny, beautiful women are 'impossible to find'

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"I know women who have been told they're beautiful, they win Miss Arkansas."

Malia on Girls

Malia Obama is interning with Lena Dunham on the set of Girls

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Rob Moran   This is amazing news.

America Ferrera

America Ferrera wrote Donald Trump a letter thanking him for his racist speech

America Ferrera: "While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don't want to spend my time chastising you."

Jenny Noyes   "While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don't want to spend my time chastising you."

Queen B

Beyonce celebrates marriage equality with a rainbow remake of 7/11 video

So much rainbow!

Queen B came a tad late to the rainbow pride party. But she arrived, as always, in style.

Hollywood Sexism

Rose McGowan dropped by agency after tweeting about sexist casting call

Rose McGowan says she was fired by her acting agent for speaking out.

Philippa Hawker   Actress Rose McGowan tweeted about a movie casting call she thought was sexist, and gave a none-too-subtle hint about the identity of the star of the film.

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell is 'not speaking yet' after suffering an aneurysm

Joni Mitchell singing in New York in 2000.

Lenny Ann Low   Three months after she was rushed to hospital, Joni Mitchell is still "not speaking yet," reveals her former partner.

Amazing Grace

Barack Obama sings Amazing Grace during Clementa Pinckney eulogy

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Nick O'Malley    In an address unlike any other given by this president – or by any before him – Barack Obama on Friday farewelled his friend, the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was gunned down while leading bible study in the Mother Emanuel church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Inside Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer is a depressed Disney princess

'Princess Amy', pictured here with Tim Gunn, isn't impressed that she has to marry her cousin.

Ebony Bowden   "I'm not really comfortable sleeping with a close relative and also, I just turned 14."

Courtney Love live tweets as her car attacked in Paris Uber strike

Courtney Love, with daughter Frances Bean, earlier this year.

Kelly Lawler   "They're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad."