Where the Mexico City Policy matters the most

April 29, 2017

(CNN) She has five children and works as a farmer in Budadiri, Uganda, east Africa. “I want to look after my children,” Mudua says. “But I am a woman alone, and any time a man could force me into sex and I could get pregnant.” women like Mudua, thousands of miles away from Washington and the White House, are the ones starting to feel the reverberations of US President Donald Trump’s Mexico City Policy, reintroduced in …

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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 25, 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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Alila Fort Bishangarh: India’s most exciting new luxury hotel

April 24, 2017

… atmosphere. But they all have one thing in common: Windows — some of which are built in the jharokha style — framing exquisite views. In the turrets, these windows offer a comfortable place to relax and take in the scenery. “The jharokha windows are an integral part of Indian architecture,” Khandelwal says. “You can’t omit them.” In ancient times, women rarely left their place of residence. Instead, they lounged in these window alcoves and watched the …

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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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It’s the worst possible time for ‘Girlboss’ on Netflix

April 22, 2017

… into an ecommerce success story with $300 million in sales, filed for bankruptcy in November. Before that, the company had two rounds of layoffs and was hit with a lawsuit alleging the site fired women when they got pregnant. On the fashion side of things, the once edgy site faced a slew of more affordable, teen-friendly competitors like Tobi and Missguided. Weeks before the show debuted, the similarly buzzy (albeit style-wise, very different) ModCloth was bought by the less-than-feminist …

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

April 21, 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 ProductsChat Response Whitelabel Agency Program VidVio Developer OTO2- Make $500 to $1000 this …

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Here’s how iconic director John Waters ended up playing iconic director William Castle in ‘Feud’

April 17, 2017

… star Jessica Lange on the ways Hollywood is still failing women Shes Cinderella. She was scrubbing the toilets, and cleaning up, and feeding the other girls who were paying to be there, and she was beaten and slapped around, and she would slip out the back door, and find affection with boys when she was very young. She learned that this was something she could use to get what she wanted and what she wanted, I think, more than anything, was what everybody wants, which is affection and to be …

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This Uber-like taxi service is saving pregnant women’s lives in Tanzania

April 16, 2017

… Health workers connect pregnant women in emergencies to a local network of vetted taxi drivers, who are paid via the popular mobile money system M-Pesa to pick them up and get them to clinics, fast. “She lived with obstetric fistula for over 30 years. Which is just unbelievable. It just shouldn’t happen.” The Vodafone Foundation started to help, financially, in 2010, supporting a charity hospital called Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) in the …

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Join an ‘Option B’ group before Sheryl Sandberg’s new book arrives

April 14, 2017

… share the burden at home, died of a cardiac arrhythmia two years ago. Lean In prompted the launch of “Lean In circles,” which encouraged women to join small groups to discuss their careers and lives. SEE ALSO: Sheryl Sandberg’s new book on grief and resilience is available for preorder Option B is instead including a wider group than just professional women. The book, and its community, encourage readers to share their stories of overcoming adversity, to join discussion …

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Zach Galifianakis gives John Legend and St. Vincent’s song cover some harsh notes

April 13, 2017

Raising money has never included so much accordion playing and chair smashing. 7-Inches for Planned Parenthood, a charity producing 7-inch vinyl records to raise money for the women’s health organization, brought together John Legend and St. Vincent to cover Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You.” The duo were having fun jamming on the piano when Zach Galifianakis barged in to offer some particularly useless notes on their performance. More From this publisher : HERE …

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This smart bra can help calm you down when you’re stressed

April 12, 2017

… her favorite exercise off the mat. SEE ALSO: You can now pay for things with your sunglasses because what could go wrong Vitali is a smart wearable equipped with sensors that can measure vital signs like heart rate variability, (HRV) a key indicator of stress. It also has flexible, washable fabric sensors that can monitor your chest’s movements. The device is is particularly noteworthy for a number of reasons. For one, it’s designed specifically for women. It’s also ambitious …

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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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‘Kindness is everything.’ It’s also your secret weapon for fighting Trump.

April 11, 2017

… Rosen Heinz, a longtime liberal organizer and activist from Madison, Wisconsin. Heinz has played an important role in making kindness a central cause for those trying to defeat Trump’s agenda. Soon after the election, she spontaneously got involved in distributing a lawn sign that broadcasts a powerful message. “In this house,” it reads, “we believe: Black Lives Matter / women’s Rights are Human Rights / No Human is Illegal / Science is Real / Love is Love / …

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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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An app that wants to help you make friends, not friends with benefits

April 9, 2017

… term. Its a challenge that others have tried to address with apps. Most notably, dating app Bumble, which launched Bumble BFF for friend finding, and Tinder, which has Tinder Social. There are others too, like Hey! VINA, which is just for women, and old standbys like Meetup too. But Me3 is taking a unique approach, which is also designed to combat the inevitable slide into dating app territory that many social apps eventually undergo. It works by matching you with people of the same gender in …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has never been more timely

April 8, 2017

Offred, one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, as played by Elisabeth Moss.Image: take five/Hulu The Dystopia Project is Mashable‘s new biweekly book series looking at what dystopian fiction has to teach us in our new political climate. You can read past entries here. There has never before been, and will hopefully never come again, a more appropriate time than early April 2017 to pick up the classic 1984 Margaret Atwood dystopia The …

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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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Male contraception just took another big step forward. Thank goodness.

April 6, 2017

… vasectomy. While there have been many attempts to develop new methods, the current choices leave a lot to be desired. Surgical vasectomies are effective but difficult to undo, and condoms are good for protecting against STIs but annoying to use and not foolproof in preventing pregnancies. SEE ALSO: If you really don’t want to get pregnant, don’t use this fancy app. Get an IUD. In practical terms, this means the burden of contraception typically falls on women, who themselves have …

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