Prosecutor: ‘Brutal’ genital mutilation won’t be tolerated in US

April 27, 2017

… 44, and Attar, 53, also face one count of conspiracy to transport a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity — a charge that carries a potential sentence of up to life in prison. “Female Genital Mutilation has serious implications for the health and well-being of girls and women,” said Daniel Lemisch, acting US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. “This brutal practice is conducted on girls for one reason, to control them as …

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 24, 2017

But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on women. women in this country already face a …

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Women in science share a message: Don’t give up

April 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)From across the fields of science they came, marching to show that women in science have a lot to say. Biologists and ecologists, medical researchers and EMTs, doctors and nurses, biomedical engineers and neuroscientists came with stories of why they fell in love with science. They ranged from little girls to seasoned science veterans, all carrying a message of what they’d like to tell other women. …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 21, 2017

… shoppers returning items they did not want during a statutory cooling-off period. Consumer analysts Savvy Marketing compiled figures for BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme and found that among 1,000 online shoppers questioned, women’s clothing had been returned by 63% of them. Retailers said free returns were an important part of their business, but the costs had to be recovered somewhere or they risked going under. Related Topics Personal finance More From this publisher : …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 21, 2017

Theres a new era at Fox News with the departure ofBill OReillyon Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward women. The cable news network ditched OReillyas allegations widened that the top-rated host had sexually harassed several former colleagues. Advertisers had fled from his show, The OReilly Factor, after The New York Times reported this month that he and the network had paid $13 million to settle complaints from five women. You should stick to the …

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Utah Physician Says She’ll Happily Do The Job Jason Chaffetz Won’t

April 20, 2017

… the success it has seen in the wake of Trumps election, namely the close contests this month in Kansas and Georgia special elections. Americans, she said, are sick of what they are seeing. Allen said her platform focuses on promoting science, advocating for public education, protecting the planet and providing every American with health care. And she stressed the important role women will play in changing the collective mindset in Congress. …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and there was a very senior City man there and the …

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This Little Detail Could Cause A Government Shutdown

April 19, 2017

… Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Anything less is an unacceptable and tragic failure of this body to keep its word to the men and women who powered our nation to prosperity at the risk of their own health and lives. unacceptable. Congressional Budget Office Matt Fuller contributed reporting. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBrain Health- Downsell Brand New, High Converting Biz in a Box You Can Sell As Your Own …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… The Magnolia Story chronicles their lives and how Chip and Jo became people who can slap their names on just about anything to make it more valuable. If you’re more of a magazine person, can they interest you in the quarterly Magnolia Journal? Kim’s detractors will certainly say that the difference between the two women is the same thing they always say about Kim she has no talent. But isn’t convincing the masses to see value in something that, at first blush, seems pretty …

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Swimwear options for beachgoers sick of the gender binary

April 16, 2017

… measurements. All that sizing stuff, it’s just constructed to make people feel bad.” Ali Scott for Rebirth Garments Image: Grace duval Their tailoring attempts to be specific to customer needs. For trans women and non-binary folks who want to tuck, Sky tailors unique underwear or designs an attachable skirt. They use Powernet, a compression material, for people who want to bind their chest or any other part of their bodies. Most important, Sky uses color. Imagine an early …

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That Time Michael Lewis Complained About Dating A Hot Woman

April 14, 2017

… Getty Images The women are beside the point. They are shiny objects. Back in 1994, Lewis wife, Bohner, already had an impressive resume: an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a few years as an investment banker at the prestigious Lazard firm. She also had a masters in journalism from Columbia. Kate Bohner (center) with Candice Bushnell and Kim Cattrall at a party years after the Lewis column. Lewis mentions nothing about Bohners degrees or jobs. His article …

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This woman wants to open the world’s first Vagina Museum

April 11, 2017

… “virtual museum” for vaginas which is, by any other name, just an educational website about female sexuality. There are also a handful of pieces of art and small exhibits installed in wider museums. But, as Schechter points out, “there is no physical space wholly dedicated to vaginas and the people who have them”. Schechter says that vaginas “are not talked about enough” and that’s contributing to an overall lack of understanding about women’s …

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From Syria to Black Lives Matter: 3 ways WWI still shapes America

April 10, 2017

… 100 years ago this month. Johnson’s story captures what’s distinctive about the film. He was a black soldier who faced something even more lethal than German bayonets when he returned home. He discovered an America that was also at war with itself. Some of the most ferocious battles during World War I took place not in Europe but on the streets of America — and some are still being fought today. What should the President do when a foreign dictator is accused of murdering women …

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‘SNL’ gets Trump and O’Reilly just right

April 10, 2017

(CNN)“Saturday Night Live” returned after a three-week hiatus and delivered a stinging and bold comedic takedown of both Bill O’Reilly and President Donald Trump’s alleged history of sexual misconduct with women. Although “SNL” was unfair in one way — it lumped Trump and O’Reilly’s history of sexism together — when in reality Trump’s is far worse. The show opened the show with Alec Baldwin as Trump at a town hall meeting in …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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‘My fertility app made me too stressed to conceive’ – BBC News

April 7, 2017

… end-all.” But for some women, they are. Image copyright Natural Cycles Image caption Natural Cycles founders Elina Berglund and Raoul Schweitzl Technology targeted at women – or femtech as it’s been coined – covers everything from birth control and period tracker apps to sex toys and breast pumps. And the market has been booming in recent years. “We’re seeing really significant growth in funding to femtech start-ups,” says Zoe Leavitt, tech …

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Male Lawmakers Suggest Women Go To The ‘Zoo’ For Abortions

April 7, 2017

State Sen. Bob Onder (R)spoke in opposition to a tax hike benefitting the St. Louis Zoo because he opposes the citys proposed ban on employers and landlords from discriminating against women for their reproductive choices. Onder, whose bill targeting abortion clinics had been filibustered the night before, lamented falsely that zoos are more heavily regulated than abortion clinics in Missouri. Maybe we should send the people that want an abortion to the St. Louis Zoo, because we know itll be …

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Planned Parenthood’s Richards wishes more women made health decisions in Congress

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Amid ongoing calls to defund Planned Parenthood by many conservative Republicans in Congress, the group’s leader declared Wednesday that they’d face less fire if there were more legislators “that could get pregnant.” “They’ve come at us and come at women in a way that is much harsher than I even imagined,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said during a panel at the women in the World conference Wednesday in New York. “Frankly, if …

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Foul-mouthed chatbot wants to help women close the pay gap

April 5, 2017

… Cindy Gallop, the British advertising consultant and entrepreneur who swears like a sailor and is a pro at dishing out career advice, especially for women. Behold the chatbot’s introduction: “Let me start by saying that talking about your salary may feel awkward. Jam those feelings down the nearest garbage disposal. You ready to get the money you deserve?” A preview of the equal pay chatbot that mimics advertising consultant Cindy Gallop. Image: ask cindy gallop It’s …

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US cuts women’s health funding to UN

April 5, 2017

Washington (CNN)The US cut funding for a UN program for women and girls, a move that critics said was based on faulty information, could lead to greater instability in the Middle East and hurt women around the world. The United States, as promised, has drastically cut funding to the United Nations’ most significant population agency, which helps women in 155 countries around the world. The Trump administration announced the move late Monday, sending notice that it would pull $32.5 …

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Sheryl Sandberg launches #20PercentCounts campaign for equal pay

April 5, 2017

Image: getty images Maybe it comes as a shocker, or not, but on average, in America? women are paid 20 percent less than men are. That’s the message Facebook COO Sheryl Sandbergwhose other claims to fame include writing Lean In: women, Work and the Will to Leadhas for you to know, to understand, and to act on. SEE ALSO: No assholes allowed at Facebook’s big conference Timed with Equal Pay Day on April 4, Sandberg’s launching a new campaign titled #20PercentCounts, People …

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One woman is knitting woolly boobs for breast cancer survivors

April 4, 2017

Many people’s knitting efforts focus on jumpers, scarves, children’s clothes and blankets. But, one breast cancer survivor is knitting hundreds of woolly breasts for women who’ve had mastectomies due to breast cancer. A video about Sharon’s knitting efforts have gone viral. In the video above, which has over 18 million views, she explains why knitting breasts is so important to her. Sharon had breast cancer five years ago and didn’t want reconstructive surgery …

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This hard-hitting poetry act exposes the ills of a misogynistic society

April 4, 2017

Brown Girls Guide to Gender, a hard-hitting spoken-word performance by Mumbai girl, Aranya Johar, will strike a chord with every Indian woman. Or perhaps with all women in conservative societies. SEE ALSO: This video about a transgender mother tugs at your heartstrings The 18-year-old’s uninhibited act (with some NSFW language) exposes the hypocrisy of patriarchal societies where women are slut-shamed and cat-called, where marital rape isn’t illegal, and a bleeding woman is …

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More than 20 million Britons ‘physically inactive’ – BBC News

April 3, 2017

… lifestyle. “Looking back on it now I would say I was very inactive. I thought I was active but actually I think I was just busy,” she says. women are 36% more likely than men to be classified as physically inactive – 11.8 million women compared with 8.3 million men. Image copyright BBC/BHF Harriet had no symptoms or warning signs before her heart attack. “I was climbing the stairs to go and brush my teeth and get ready for bed when I suddenly had the onset of …

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Kentucky’s last abortion clinic sues to stay open

March 31, 2017

(CNN)The only abortion provider in Kentucky could be required to close its doors Monday. EMW women’s Surgical Center, based in Louisville, received a letter “out of the blue” on March 13 from the state’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services that said the center would lose its license in 10 days, according to court records. The Cabinet granted an extension until April 3. EMW, later joined by the ACLU, filed a lawsuit in Western District of Kentucky to stop the …

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Bite off Trump’s head and raise money for Planned Parenthood with these lollipops

March 30, 2017

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