A woman is an adult female human. Prior to adulthood, a female human is referred to as a girl (a female child or adolescent). The plural women is sometimes used in certain phrases such as "women's rights" to denote female humans regardless of age.

Typically, women have two X chromosomes and are capable of pregnancy and giving birth from puberty until menopause. Female anatomy is distinguished from male anatomy by the female reproductive system, which includes the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, vagina, and vulva. The adult female pelvis is wider, the hips broader, and the breasts larger than that of adult males. Women have significantly less facial and other body hair, have a higher body fat composition, and are on average shorter and less muscular than men.

Throughout human history, traditional gender roles have often defined and limited women's activities and opportunities; many religious doctrines stipulate certain rules for women. With restrictions loosening during the 20th century in many societies, women have gained access to careers beyond the traditional homemaker, and the ability to pursue higher education. Violence against women, whether within families or in communities, has a long history and is primarily committed by men. Some women are denied reproductive rights. The movements and ideologies of feminism have a shared goal of achieving gender equality.

Trans women have a male sex assignment at birth that does not align with their gender identity, while intersex women may have sex characteristics that do not fit typical notions of female biology.

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September 13, 2021

Elena Rose, Emilia, Las Villa & Mariah Angeliq Set for ‘Women on the Rise’ Panel at 2021 Latin Music Week

Our traditional “On the Rise” panel gets a revamp with this new crop of rising female talent representing different genres, styles, points of view, and strategies from all corners of the globe.

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September 13, 2021

Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Cyndi Lauper Raise Awareness About HIV, Women’s Rights at 2021 MTV VMAs

Musicians used their acceptance speeches and performances as an opportunity to address women’s rights and raise awareness about HIV at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.

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September 3, 2021

The Recording Academy, ASU & Berklee Launch Survey to Measure Women’s Industry Representation

The Recording Academy, Berklee College of Music and ASU moved into the next phase of their study on women’s representation in the music industry with a survey.

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September 1, 2021

21 Savage Suggests It’s OK for Men to Cheat, But Women Can’t

21 faces heat for his stance on cheating. Continue reading…

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August 19, 2021

Lizzo Addresses Bullying, Says Black Women In Music ‘Suffer From the Marginalization the Most’

The singer spoke about struggling with negative comments after the release of her new single and how she works to overcome them.

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August 9, 2021

Nick Cannon ‘Wouldn’t Be Mad’ If He Had ’10 to 12′ Kids, Defends Having Children With 4 Women

It doesn't sound like Nick Cannon is done having kids anytime soon. The star opened up about his philosophy on kids and marriage in a new interview. Watch.

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August 3, 2021

The Weeknd releasing new single ‘Take My Breath’ this Friday

A snippet soundtracks a promo clip for the Team USA Women’s Track & Field team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics The post The Weeknd releasing new single ‘Take My Breath’ this Friday appeared first on NME.

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July 29, 2021

Taylor Swift Narrates & Soundtracks Olympics Promo Hyping USA Women’s Gymnastics

Taylor Swift narrates a new NBC Olympics promo -- which is also soundtracked by the title track from 2020's Evermore album -- and hypes up her fans for the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition, airing at 8 p.m. ET Thursday night.

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July 26, 2021

P!nk Offers to Pay Fines For Norwegian Women’s Beach Handball Team Over ‘Sexist’ Uniform Rules

P!nk stepped up to pay the fines for the women's Norwegian beach handball team after they were fined for swapping bikinis for the kind of shorts like their male counterparts wear.

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July 12, 2021

Chvrches share euphoric new song ‘Good Girls’ and announce UK tour for 2022

"Women have to constantly justify their right to exist and negotiate for their own space" The post Chvrches share euphoric new song ‘Good Girls’ and announce UK tour for 2022 appeared first on NME.

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July 2, 2021

Jade Bird on using her music to discuss women’s struggles: “Women’s rights is something I’ve always chosen to be open about”

Bird's new track 'I'm Getting Lost' sees her discussing the threats faced by women who walk alone at night The post Jade Bird on using her music to discuss women’s struggles: “Women’s rights is something I’ve always chosen to be open about” appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2021

Goldie and the Gingerbreads Were One of Rock’s First All-Women Bands. Why Are They Still So Obscure?

In the mid-Sixties, this New York quartet signed with Atlantic, opened for the Stones, and toured overseas. Now, more than 50 years after their breakup, we can finally hear all their pioneering work in one place

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June 25, 2021

Klymaxx Members Say Women Songwriters Hall of Fame Is Inducting the Wrong Band

When the all-female R&B pop band Klymaxx is inducted into the inaugural Women Songwriters Hall of Fame on Friday (June 25) in Washington, D.C., three of the band’s original members -- including its founder -- say the honor will be given to a touring band led by their former guitarist, who is claiming credit for songs…

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June 22, 2021

Loud Women Fest announces full line-up for 2021 edition

“The aim of the festival is to show how many incredible female-powered bands are out there" The post Loud Women Fest announces full line-up for 2021 edition appeared first on NME.

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June 2, 2021

Tanya Tucker Announces Rescheduled CMT Next Women of Country Tour Dates

Tucker will also play a pair of shows at Colorado's Red Rocks with Brandi Carlile

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June 2, 2021

Sinead O’Connor to boycott Women’s Hour after “offensive and misogynistic” interview

The singer took exception to a description of her as "the crazy lady in pop’s attic" The post Sinead O’Connor to boycott Women’s Hour after “offensive and misogynistic” interview appeared first on NME.

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May 18, 2021

Hear Feminist Punks Spitboy Question Gender Norms on ‘What Are Little Girls Made Of?’

Track will appear on upcoming compilation, Body of Work, the proceeds for which benefit the National Women's Law Center

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May 12, 2021

Roberta Flack, Klymaxx & More Among Women Songwriters Hall of Fame’s First Class

On June 25, the Women Songwriters Hall of Fame will induct 10 female songwriters in their first annual awards show.

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May 4, 2021

‘Wonder Women of Latin Music’ Panelists Stress the Importance of Mentorship at LAMC

The second edition of the LAMC's "Wonder Women of Latin Music" panel featured executives from major labels to YouTube's head of music in Latin America who talked about the importance of mentorship.

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March 30, 2021

Andra Day, Zendaya & More to Be Honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards

Andra Day, who is nominated for an Oscar for her performance in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, will be among the honorees at the 14th annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards.

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March 25, 2021

Latinas Behind The Hits: These Female Songwriters, Producers and Engineers are Blazing New Paths for Women in Latin Music

Latinas Behind The Hits: These Female Songwriters, Producers and Engineers are Blazing New Paths for Women in Latin Music

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March 15, 2021

Safe Gigs For Women speak out on #ReclaimTheStreets events: “Men, please use this time to listen”

Safe Gigs For Women has addressed the events of the last week following the murder of Sarah Everard.   The post Safe Gigs For Women speak out on #ReclaimTheStreets events: “Men, please use this time to listen” appeared first on NME.

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March 15, 2021

Watch HAIM Perform “The Steps” at Grammys 2021

From their Album of the Year-nominated Women in Music Pt. III

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March 7, 2021

Andra Day Honored by Black Women Film Network for ‘Billie Holiday’ Role

Andra Day accepted the On Her Shoulders Preservation Award during the Black Women Film Network 2021 Summit.

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March 2, 2021

Mija, Louisahh, LP Giobbi & More Lined Up for Dirtybird’s ‘Women in Music’ Livestream

On March 11-14, Dirtybird will commemorate International Women's Day with Women In Music, a four-day livestream event featuring sets from a gaggle of gals including Louisahhh, Mija, LP Giobbi, Gina Turner and 21 other female-identifying producers.

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February 19, 2021

HAIM Enlist Taylor Swift for New “Gasoline” Remix: Listen

The “no body, no crime” collaborators rejoin forces for a new version of the Women In Music Pt. III highlight

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January 23, 2021

Meet CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2021: Exclusive

CMT unveiled its 2021 Next Women of Country class on Saturday (Jan. 23).

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December 18, 2020

Toro y Moi Remixes HAIM’s “3AM”: Listen

An update to the Women in Music Pt. III song

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December 15, 2020

Dave Grohl, Greg Kurstin Mark Fifth Night of Hanukkah With Bob Dylan Cover

Pair deliver a rollicking rendition of Mr. Zimmerman's Blonde on Blonde classic, "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35"

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December 11, 2020

12 Can’t-Miss Moments From 2020 Billboard Women in Music

From Beyoncé presenting the Rising Star Award to Chloe x Halle to Dua Lipa's "Boys Will Be Boys" performance, here are 12 can't miss moments from the 2020 Billboard Women in Music event.

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December 11, 2020

Read Cardi B’s Full 2020 Billboard Woman of the Year Speech

At Thursday's (Dec. 10) Billboard Women in Music event, the final speech of the night was from our 2020 Woman of the Year, Cardi B. Here is the full text.

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December 11, 2020

Dolly Parton Rocks ‘9 to 5′ at 2020 Billboard Women in Music Ceremony

Dolly Parton performs '9 to 5' at the 2020 Billboard Women in Music ceremony.

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December 11, 2020

Dolly Parton Accepts Hitmaker Award From Miley Cyrus at 2020 Billboard Women in Music

Dolly Parton accepts the 2020 Billboard Women in Music Hitmaker award from Miley Cyrus,

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December 11, 2020

Chloe x Halle Deliver Ethereal Rendition of ‘Baby Girl’ at Billboard’s 2020 Women in Music Event

Chloe x Halle delivered a soothing performance of their self-love anthem "Baby Girl" at Thursday's (Dec. 10) 2020 Billboard Women in Music virtual event.

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December 11, 2020

Beyonce Presents Chloe x Halle With Billboard’s 2020 Rising Star Award: ‘You’ve Done This With Authenticity’

Beyonce presented Chloe x Halle with the Rising Star Award during Billboard's Women in Music 2020 event on Dec. 10.

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December 11, 2020

Brianna Agyemang & Jamila Thomas Honored as Billboard’s Executives of the Year: ‘We Are In This for the Long Haul’

“Something needed to change and the time for change is now,” said Jamila Thomas as she and Brianna Agyemang accepted their award as Billboard’s Women in Music Executives of the Year on Thursday evening (Dec. 10).

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December 11, 2020

Jennifer Lopez Accepts Icon Award From Maluma at 2020 Billboard Women in Music

Jennifer Lopez accepts Billboard Women In Music Icon Award

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December 11, 2020

Dua Lipa Accepts Powerhouse Award From Bernie Sanders at 2020 Billboard Women in Music

The pop star accepted the Powerhouse Award from the one and only Bernie Sanders during the Women in Music virtual event.

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December 10, 2020

Watch 2020 Billboard Women in Music Live

The 2020 Billboard Women in Music event is going down tonight (Dec. 10) at 8 p.m. ET, and you can watch it all right here.

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December 9, 2020

How to Watch Billboard’s 2020 Women in Music Livestream

We're just a little more 24 hours away from Billboard's 2020 Women in Music and we've got all the info you need about how to tune in on the big night!

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December 8, 2020

Miley Cyrus, Bernie Sanders & Breonna Taylor’s Mom Among 2020 Billboard Women in Music Presenters

At the 2020 Billboard Women in Music virtual ceremony on Thursday, Cardi B will receive her Woman of the Year honor from Tamika Palmer, whose daughter, Breonna Taylor, was fatally shot during a police raid in March and became the face and rallying cry behind this summer's reinvigorated Black Lives Matter movement.

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December 4, 2020

Why Women Are Finally Rising Through the A&R Ranks

Women are finally rising to the top of the ranks. It's still an uphill climb.

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December 3, 2020

How Chloe x Halle Left Their Mark on R&B By Showing Their ‘Imperfect Side’

Chloe x Halle, Billboard's 2020 Women in Music Rising Star, have always been motivated to level up, whether teaching themselves to play instruments, tapping into their production skills or adapting to the pandemic.

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