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The 11 most popular Women in the World posts of 2015

Here’s your chance to catch up!

Priyanka Chopra in "Quantico." (ABC/Phillipe Bosse)

Let the countdown begin! It’s been a great year for Women in the World. We launched this new website in association with the New York Times, grew our content and community, and brought exciting live events to London and New Delhi in addition to our annual summit in New York City.

To mark the end of 2015, we’re bringing you the 11 most popular posts on our site this year.

1. Photo of mom breastfeeding her friend’s son sparks unnecessary uproar

Photo via Mama Bean - Unconditional Attachment/Facebook

Photo via Mama Bean – Unconditional Attachment/Facebook

A photo showing a mom simultaneously breastfeeding her son and friend’s son drew sharp comments.


2. Instagram apologizes to woman for censoring her photo

Instagram removed Rupi Kaur’s photo not once, but twice, before reinstating it after an uproar.


3. Gloria Steinem eviscerates Carly Fiorina with scathing post on Facebook

(L) FREDERIC J BROWN/Getty Images (R) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

(L) FREDERIC J BROWN/Getty Images (R) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

“What she said about Planned Parenthood was a 100 percent lie,” Steinem said of Fiorina’s remarks during a Republican debate.


4. “Quantico” star Priyanka Chopra on her “awkward” sex scene and mastering an American accent

The icon isn’t abandoning Bollywood for Hollywood, she’s inspiring pride among her fans in the U.S.


5. Iranian actress who posted photos online not wearing a hijab forced to flee country


Some Iranians found Sadaf Taherian’s posts “immoral.”


6. Aung San Suu Kyi is a bust

Tomas Munita/The New York Times

Tomas Munita/The New York Times

In March, our op-ed contributor felt hope was dashed for her as a moral leader in Myanmar.


7. Meet the woman who disguised herself as a man for 43 years so she could provide for her daughter



Sisa Abauu Dauh El-Nemr was honored by the Egyptian government and called “the ideal mother.”


8. Poet, 12, from the slums of Nairobi enthralls crowd in New York City with tearful words
The 2015 Women In The World Summit, Lincoln Center, New York City; 4/24/2015Eunice Akoth journied from the urban slum where she grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, to New York for the Women in the World summit, accompanied by Kennedy Odede, a visionary who’s making an education reality for her and many others. She recited her powerful poem, “My Dream.”


9. Why are young women dyeing their hair grey?

Catching up on the “granny hair” trend.


10. “Would you believe that I’m a woman from Iran?”



The trailer for Nina Ansary’s new book Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran made viewers rethink their preconceptions.


11. Humanoid robot Bina48 discusses feeling “like a living puppet,” and doles out some advice for humanity

One of the world’s most advanced social robots visited our office for a candid conversation.

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