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Gargi Agrawal / Elle Magazine
While she is best remembered for her searing self-portraits, Kahlo was a bold woman who dared to fight against the gender-biased society and rise above her unfortunate life.
Emma Hinchliffe / Fortune Magazine
The legislation, championed by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, requires that nearly all U.S. airports include lactation rooms for nursing—and traveling—mothers. Duckworth was inspired to pursue the issue in part by her own experience as a new, working mother, traversing airports without access to an appropriate place in which to breastfeed or express breast milk.
Les Carpenter / The Washington Post
A lifestyle long dominated by young white men in a closed culture defined by the dual pursuits of freedom and living outside the mainstream, is something broader now. As women have broken into competitions such as the X-Games, they have opened the sport for everyone.
Among the cohort of athletes who have made the journey to Tokyo are some incredible female Olympians who are breaking boundaries, making history and expected to smash records at this year's Olympics. Here are the women we'll be watching take part in the most important competition of their life.
With just months to go before her 16-year leadership of Germany ends, Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her efforts to promote gender equality and curb climate change.
"I'm very proud of the Norwegian female beach handball team for protesting sexist rules about their uniform," tweeted the singer on Sunday.