Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

… the Cure, the countrys largest breast cancer charity. In 2012, Handel when it emerged that she was responsible for pulling Komens funding for Planned Parenthoods breast and cervical cancer screenings due to her personal opposition to abortion, which Planned Parenthood also provides for women. (Handel resigned in response to the uproar over the decision.) In of his ads, Ossoff featured denouncing Handels role at Komen. Handel, who raised far less than Ossoff individually, depended heavily on …

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Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

(CNN)Four Arkansas women are facing manslaughter charges in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said. The van’s driver 42-year-old Felicia Ann Phillips and three other employees, Pamela Lavette Robinson, 43, Kendra Washington, 40, and 43-year-old Wanda Taylor were fired on Wednesday and have been charged with manslaughter. Ascent Children’s Health Services CEO Dan Sullivan said the staff did not follow company …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

… March of Dimes’ Dolan emphasized that pregnant women should eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and take a daily prenatal vitamin containing 400 micrograms of folic acid, beginning before conception and continuing with a daily prenatal vitamin that has 600 micrograms of folic acid throughout pregnancy. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week is also recommended for most pregnant women. “But getting to a healthy weight is a big part of what women can do before they …

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Trump admin ending program for mothers, children seeking asylum

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration is shuttering a program designed to keep vulnerable asylum seekers — mainly mothers and young children, including pregnant and nursing women — out of detention. The move is the latest effort under President Donald Trump to prioritize immigration enforcement and deportations over policies he argues incentivized people trying to come to the US illegally. But critics say it will place an undue burden on traumatized families with legitimate …

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Roxane Gay Opens Up About Living In This World In A Fat Body On ‘Daily Show’

June 13, 2017

The story of my body is not a story of triumph, Roxane Gay writes in her new memoir, , which publishes June 13. This is not a weight-loss memoir. Instead, Gay the author of Difficult women, Bad Feminist and explores her relationship to her body before and after the sexual violence that would rattle her youth. Gay discussed her new book Monday on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. As a comedian, Ive made a lot of fat jokes, Noah said in his conversation with Gay. So he was intent on listening …

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16 Men And Women On The One Piece Of Advice They Wish They Could Give Their Younger Selves

June 12, 2017

The best part about getting older is that you inevitably get a lot wiser, too. We all learn as we go. Below, 16 men and women reveal what theyve learned so you can benefit from their real life experience just as much as they have. 1. You have to appreciate the differences in how people think. Theres so much joy to be found in how different people view the world. 2. Work hard. Theres really no downside to it! It feels so good to offer your best to the world around you. 3. Dance like nobodys …

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Amber Rose’s ‘fire ass feminist post’ about pubic hair too hot for Instagram

June 11, 2017

… rape culture.” If you’re confused about where pubic hair fits into all of this, consider the following statistic: a JAMA Dermatology study published last year found that half of the women it surveyed groomed their public hair because they believed it made their genitals look more attractive or because their partner preferred it. SEE ALSO: Peer pressure, false claims lead many women to remove pubic hair, study finds In the 2016 book Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 11, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The Tinder chatbot is the brainchild of an …

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Japan Passes Law Allowing Emperor Akihito To Abdicate

June 9, 2017

… to do the job this long. The law, which applies only to Akihito and not to future emperors, included a resolution to debate letting female royals stay in the imperial family after marriage but did not touch on the controversial topic of allowing women to inherit. Many conservatives oppose the idea of an empress, but some Japanese think the monarchy should also move with the times on this. After all, the emperor is a symbol, its not as if they really have power. Theyre a representative …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

… Roberts (Kansas). Since taking office, Trump has mounted a methodical assault on the people of the United States. He has systematically endeavored to destroy the social safety net, including the rights to healthcare, public education and a clean environment, as well as the rights of workers, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. Although the ICC cannot directly prosecute and try climate crimes, the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC said in a policy paper last year that it would construe …

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Doctor’s call to ‘equally protect’ boys with HPV vaccine – BBC News

June 8, 2017

… genital warts skin warts and verrucas vaginal cancer or vulval cancer anal cancer or cancer of the penis some cancers of the head and neck laryngeal papillomas (warts on the voice box or vocal cords) Source: NHS Related Topics Cancer Cervical cancer women's health More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products[PLR] Viral Social Posters OTO1 – 5 Packages LITE WP Contentio – Unlimited Reseller License Get the developer license to this HOT-selling content creation …

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 7, 2017

Their latest research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, hints at why this might be. They suspect marriage helps buffer against big heart disease risk factors, including cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study looked at deaths from all causes, including heart disease. Men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s with high cholesterol were 16% more likely to be alive at the end of the 14-year ACALM study if they were married rather than single. The same was true …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… the bakery where he worked as attackers targeted restaurants and bars in Borough Market. Florin Morariu, who works at the Bread Ahead bakery in the market, told The Associated Press: "We were looking out of the window because we saw that everyone was agitated, everyone was running, people, women… they were fainting, falling and we went outside to see what was happening." He said when he went outside and saw two people stabbing others, he at first "froze" and didn't …

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Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… infections, diarrhoea, nerve damage and hair loss. Once locked on to a cancer cell, the drug disrupts its chemistry by blocking the action of a key molecule, causing widespread DNA damage and cell death. The researchers, who hope to carry out bigger clinical trials as soon as possible, have also developed a test that can detect which women are most likely to benefit from the treatment. …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

May 29, 2017
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There is currently no emoji to represent periods. This campaign wants to change that.

… it makes sense to campaign for a way to visualise periods that can be used across cultures. “Even though at least 800 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 are menstruating right now, there isnt a single emoji to represent periods. Isnt it ridiculous that theres a long nose goblin emoji and a floppy disc emoji, but no period emoji?” says Legena. Legena says the organisation wants people to do something about it by voting for their favourite period emoji design so …

May 28, 2017
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Rare cigarette paintings up for auction – BBC News

Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The rare paintings, which formed the basis of the company’s advertising campaigns, have never been on public display, the auctioneer said. The Horizon building, which was built in 1972 at a cost of 14m, was one of the most modern factories of the time. Image copyright Imperial Tobacco The oil and watercolour paintings depicting children playing with cigarettes and women gleefully smoking, were painted before awareness of smoking’s health …

May 28, 2017
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Economics not sex was behind this cruel Chinese practice, according to new research

… was widely believed to have had an erotic appeal. SEE ALSO: China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day “women’s small feet came to be considered as the most intimate part of her body, the very symbol of femininity, and the most powerful centre of sex appeal,” writes Robert van Gulik, a scholar of East Asia, who authored a study on the sexual life of the ancient Chinese in 1961. But a new book, Bound Feet, Young Hands, by Laurel …

May 27, 2017
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17 Things To Do On MDW That Have Nothing To Do With Getting Drunk

Memorial Day is meant to be celebrated as a solemn remembrance of the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedom here in America. But we all know many (if not most) people will likely be spending the three-day weekend perpetually drunk off their asses, just because. Contrary to popular belief, though, there are so many other ways to spend the long weekend that dont involve alcohol whatsoever. Giphy Whether youre trying to give your body a break from all the vodka sodas you …

May 26, 2017
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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched this years International women of Courage Awards. …

May 24, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

… Against women Act grants to prevent sexual assault, maternal and child health programs and sexually transmitted disease and infertility prevention grants. No president has ever attempted to exclude a specific health provider from the entire federal budget. Trumps proposed budget also includes $610 billion in cuts to Medicaid, which women disproportionately rely on,as well as massive cuts to food stamps anda supplemental nutrition programfor low-income women and infants. Ivanka Trump reportedly …

May 23, 2017
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7 Things You Put A Lot Of Effort Into That Guys Don’t Even Notice

As an Officially Woke Bae (and also, as not a giant idiot), I am fully aware that most of the things women do in terms of how they present themselves is for other women, not men. I get it, you wanna be “girl cute,” because something something something about the jungle scene from . Ladies be catty, amirite? But also: you definitely want to meet guys, you probably want to go out with some of them, and you may even want to strip down and touch some of them under the sheets while …

May 21, 2017
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This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

… The series spotlights real women redefining beauty and Meredith is no doubt doing just that through her brainchild Fat Girls Dance. SEE ALSO: Plus-size women are using exercise as activism, and it’s glorious The video racked up over 1.5 million views in less than two days, exposing countless people across social media to Meredith’s story of self-acceptance. A shortened version of the video also appeared as an ad during the season finales of Rhime’s shows Scandal and …

May 21, 2017
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The Canary Girls: The workers the war turned yellow – BBC News

Those who were spared such a fate were no less safe, facing daily peril by handling explosive chemicals that carried the risk of them contracting potentially fatal diseases. And for some, the effects of their work were immediately visible; a lurid shade of yellow that stained their skin and hair and earned them a nickname – the Canary Girls. Image copyright Hulton Archive Image caption Life in munitions was “hot… sweaty… dirty – women did not want the …

May 20, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

May 20, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… not true: anything made by humans is going to be biased, so we need to have a bias for inclusion.” It might seem counterintuitive, but we can make financial services more human by servicing the underserved via a smartphone app versus a traditional bank. Many of our customers call us family; they think of us as a friend or a partner. Were able to include people who are excluded from traditional finance. women, for example, often encounter discrimination in a face-to-face interaction with a …

May 18, 2017
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