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Women's History Month Streaming List

Having women behind the camera makes all the difference

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There’s a scene in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women that goes down in history as one of my favorites in all of cinema.

In it, Saoirse Ronan, who plays the spirited and independent Jo March, gives a monologue about how women are expected to be one dimensional — either opinionated or loved, smart or pretty, dedicated to her career or to her husband.

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Emily Ratajkowski's "My Body" and Society's Expectations of Women

To combat the idea that external appearance is paramount, many women are instead focusing on how their bodies feel.

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Emily Ratajkowski's fame has always been surrounded by questions, concerns, and comments about feminism, sexuality, and women's agency.

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I could go on all day about how menopause has changed my life, physically, mentally, and emotionally. So much was happening that it took me ages to even realize and learn it was all because of my hormones changing.

One major issue for me was weight gain, especially around my tummy. I became so self-conscious in outfits I used to love wearing and on top of everything else I felt like I was losing control over my whole body.

My sister told me about Metabolic Renewal, a new program that has helped her lose her hormonal weight gain with a diet and exercise plan specifically designed for her hormone type. It sounded like a quick fix that was too good to be true. My hormones are such a mess right now I don't know how anyone could know what my body needs.

She was so adamant that I look into it so I did, and here's what I found surprising about Metabolic Renewal:

The Metabolic Renewal program is based on cutting-edge, female-specific scientific research that taps into your natural female metabolic advantage. It works with your body, not against it, to get real results.

Your Hormone type is the secret to understanding what food and exercise plan you need. Metabolic Renewal's quiz helps you figure out your hormone type, and with your personal goals, gives you the exact guide to get you there.

It's the first doctor-designed lifestyle program, with Dr. Jade Teta's experience training women and scientific research you can turn your natural hormonal rhythms into a fat-burning, body-sculpting, health-rejuvenating advantage.

They give you everything you need; Metabolic Renewal Roadmap, your 12-week metabolic meal plan, a transformation tracker, and the 5-minute body shaping bonus exercises all designed for your hormone type.

The exercises can all be done at home and only take 15 minutes, 3 times a week. They are designed to give the most results in the least amount of time, and research has shown you may burn double the fat in 90% less time.

To my surprise, I signed up, mostly because it was the first thing I found that was giving me any solution during this crazy and challenging time of my life.

The quiz was super detailed but didn't take that long to do, right after I submitted it Metabolic Renewal took it from there. They gave me so much information and assistance guiding me through the whole process.

After completing the 12-week program, I'm delighted I found Metabolic Renewal. I finally feel in tune with my body and what it needs as I go through my menopause journey. I'm confident and ready to take on whatever comes next, armed with all the knowledge about my hormones, how they work, and what my body needs to keep them balanced to keep the weight off.

The best thing I have done for myself in years!!

Take This Quiz To Find The Best Plan For Your Hormone Type!

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10 Best Female Characters in the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has not always done justice to women, but recent years have given us some iconic female characters

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has not always been kind to women.

The franchise initially focused pretty exclusively on white men and garnered so much success doing so that their argument for not featuring marginalized groups in more prominent ways was their fear of compromising their fanbase.

However, over the past few years, fans and actors have successfully advocated for films that focus on heroes from marginalized communities and feature them in more prominent, complex roles.

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Why Women In Sports Need #WomenInSports

This is what it is to be one of the #WomenInSports: It is a duality of being pushed down and lifted up solely because of our gender.


On December 2nd, the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers played against one another in a rugged divisional matchup. Millions of Americans tuned in as announcer Cris Collinsworth intended to pay a compliment to an impressive group of Steelers fans he met. They just so happened to be women.

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We get our clothes online and our food delivered to our door, so why shouldn't our healthcare be just as convenient?

While you can't receive every type of healthcare online (how great would that be though) you can save yourself time and a whole lot of hassle by getting your birth control prescribed without ever having to leave your couch!

Nurx is changing the women's healthcare game by remotely providing contraceptives, HPV screenings, at-home STD tests, and more. The whole process is done online- it's safe, quick, and super convenient.

We know the struggle is real, ladies! Nurx's birth control service is a game-changer. You're probably used to the traditional method of going to get your prescription in person, so we're here to answer all your questions about Nurx.

How does the process work?

It couldn't be easier! First, you fill out your medical history. You can let them know what type of birth control you want, and if you're not sure, you'll get advice from one of Nurx's medical professionals.

Then, you let them know a little about your insurance info (but insurance is not required). After that, a provider in your state will review your request and write you a prescription that fits your needs. Typically, you will get a response in 24-48 hours.

Who prescribes the medication?

The Nurx team consists of experienced medical professionals including doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. This team is dedicated to providing healthcare safely to the masses, and believe that everyone deserves access to personalized, non-judgmental healthcare. Communication is at the forefront of Nurx business, and their team is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Do they accept insurance?

You bet! They accept most forms of private health insurance for medications.

How much does it cost?

There's a flat consult fee of $15. How much your prescription costs will depend on your insurance coverage, but it can be as low as $0.

Even if you don't have insurance- don't worry! It's still super affordable. Nurx is committed to providing the most affordable healthcare to as many people as possible, and the average cost for someone without insurance can be as low as $15.

What kind of birth control do they offer?

The pill, the patch, the shot, and the ring. Nurx gets that medication like birth control can be extremely personal. Whether you're on it for contraception, to alleviate cramps, or to help clear up your skin, the Nurx team will find the perfect option for you. They offer more than 100 generic and name brand options, so if you've already been on a brand you like, you can request to have that prescribed to you.

How long is my prescription for?

Once your prescription has been approved, it will ship free, in discreet packaging, every 3 months.

Why would I change from the traditional way I get birth control?

You're not side-stepping a doctor, just the process of having to physically go to the doctor. Nurx is the perfect solution for anyone who wants to save themselves the time and effort of going to an in-person appointment. The level of care and expertise Nurx offers their patients is on par with that of a traditional method, with the added bonus of convenience.

You have a right to accessible healthcare, and Nurx is making it easier and more affordable than ever before. No more hours spent at the doctor's office or waiting in long lines at the pharmacy. Take control of your health today with Nurx.

Update: Pay just $15 for your online medical consultation and get unlimited access to providers for a year for follow-up questions and advice. Follow this link to get started with a quick questionnaire.