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Image Credit:Ana Gimeno Brugada for Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter ’17 via Man Repeller

Image Credit:Ana Gimeno Brugada for Andrea Pompilio Fall/Winter ’17 via Man Repeller

A new tune in women’s rights in the Arab world: “These advances are a welcome victory for the thousands of women’s rights activists who have spent decades trying to galvanize governments into action on these issues. All the same, campaigners sound a note of caution.” (The New York Times)

You’re not following enough stylish older women on Instagram: “In my experience, women with decades of life under their belts exude a kind of self-acceptance and assuredness I consistently fall short of embodying.” (Man Repeller)

Annie Dillard’s classic essay, ‘Total Eclipse’: “Seeing a partial eclipse bears the same relation to seeing a total eclipse as kissing a man does to marrying him.” (The Atlantic)

Meet trailblazing black servicewomen: “I know that as a woman of color, I have to lead from the front and be a model for other black junior officers,” she says. “It’s a responsibility that’s on my shoulders, but I’m grateful for it.” (Vogue)

On being a “late bloomer”: “We're complete even if we don't check all those stupid boxes. We're complete without a shiny job. We're complete without a shiny wedding. We're complete without a shiny baby.” (Lenny Letter)

What if we just gave them money: “But what if you just gave poor people cash with no strings attached? Let them decide how best to use it?” (Design Mom)

Bravo, Allure Magazine: “Effective immediately, the phrase "anti-aging" is banned from the Allure lexicon and style guide — moving forward, we will not be "anti" aging...we'll be making a concerted effort to stop shaming women for getting older, and to celebrate their beauty instead.” (Instagram

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