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Sexual harassment claims from "non-stereotypical women" seen as less credible

Sexual harassment is behavior characterized by the making of unwelcome and inappropriate sexual remarks or physical advances.Results of a 2018 survey showed that 81% of women (and 43% of men) had experienced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime.According to a new study published by the American Psychological Association, women who do not fit female stereotypes for beauty are less likely to be seen as victims of sexual harassment, and if they claim they were harassed, they are less li...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Relationships, Women, Compassion, Mental Health, Ptsd, Innovation, Fear, Kaiser, Men, Violence, Emotions, University of Washington, American Psychological Association, Sexual Violence


Let’s Talk about New Years Resolutions! Digging into “Clean Eating” Thanks to Café Gratitude!

Resolutions are typical for January. How long any resolution lasts is an entirely different discussion! While it’s easy for me to suggest some for you, many have asked me about MY resolutions! 1) I want to “eat clean”–meaning I want to eat more plant-based meals and snacks. I will be eating less meat and ditching […] The post Let’s Talk about New Years Resolutions! Digging into “Clean Eating” Thanks to Café Gratitude! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Cooking, Featured, California, Women, Uncategorized, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Natural, Art and design


US supreme court reinstates restrictions on abortion pill

Justices lift order that had suspended rule requiring in-person visits during Covid crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US supreme court has reinstated a requirement that women visit a hospital or clinic to obtain a drug used for medication-induced abortions, lifting an order by a lower court allowing the drug to be posted or delivered during the coronavirus pandemic.The justices granted a request by the Trump administration to lift a federal judge’s July order ...
Tags: Health, Law, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, US news, US politics, Food And Drug Administration, Abortion, US healthcare, Fda, Women's Health, US supreme court, Trump


Bridgerton author Julia Quinn: 'I've been dinged by the accuracy police – but it's fantasy!'

Her ‘hot and crazy’ novels about feisty women bedding rakish aristocrats have become a Netflix sensation. The writer talks about literary snobs, colour-conscious casting and the curse of Jane Austen“People look down on romance novels,” says Julia Quinn. “We’re the ugly stepchild of the publishing industry – even though romance novels make so much money for publishers that they’re able to take chances on poetry, literary fiction and other things that don’t really make money.”This is why Quinn nev...
Tags: Books, Television, Drama, Fiction, Women, Life and style, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Jane Austen, Quinn, Seattle, Julia Quinn, Bridgerton, Romance Books, Period drama (TV


'I wonder how the large chested women survived': what The Great and Bridgerton reveal about cleavage

Corset sales are up, even in lockdown, as the nation binge-watches glossy costume dramas. But even in the 18th century, the cantilevered look could be fraught Can cleavage ever be a plot device? The 18th-century Russian court, as visualised in The Great, a bonkers new satire from Hulu and Channel 4, is a hotbed of moral iniquity, vodka and bears. But, like most costume dramas, it is also about breasts.Take Lady Svenska, a courtier hellbent on ousting Catherine the Great. We know from her decolle...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Shonda Rhimes, Women, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Hulu, Catherine, Women's Tops, Peter III, Bridgerton, Georgina Dymov


Busted! What The Great and Bridgerton reveal about cleavage

Corset sales are up, even in lockdown, as the nation binge-watches glossy costume dramas. But even in the 18th century, the cantilevered look could be fraught Can cleavage ever be a plot device? The 18th-century Russian court, as visualised in The Great, a bonkers new satire from Hulu and Channel 4, is a hotbed of moral iniquity, vodka and bears. But, like most costume dramas, it is also about breasts.Take Lady Svenska, a courtier hellbent on ousting Catherine the Great. We know from her decolle...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Shonda Rhimes, Women, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Hulu, Catherine, Women's Tops, Peter III, Bridgerton, Georgina Dymov


Making waves: the female surfer smashing records and stereotypes

In the intimidating and macho world of big-wave surfing, Brazilian Maya Gabeira is breaking male and female records – and challenging the sport’s testosterone-fuelled identityThe thing that struck Maya Gabeira was the sound. “I had never heard anything similar: it was the first affirmation that that was the biggest wave I had ever ridden,” she says. “It was just ‘phwoooaaaarrrrrrr.’” She mimics a bomb exploding in her hands. There was also a continuous “Brrrrrrrrrrrrr,” she says, like a deep eng...
Tags: Women, Sport, Life and style, Portugal, Surfing, Nazare, Maya Gabeira


Barbara Blake-Hannah: how Britain’s first black female TV reporter was forced off our screens

In the 60s, long before Trevor McDonald and Moira Stuart became household names, a 26-year-old from Jamaica was a regular on the news. Then the racist letters and calls startedIn 2008, Barbara Blake-Hannah sat down to write a letter of admonishment to the Guardian. “I must put history right,” she wrote, explaining that a poster issued by the paper was incorrect. It contained, she noted, the common misconception that Trevor McDonald was the first Black person to report the news on British TV afte...
Tags: Media, Race, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Bbc, BBC News, Culture, Britain, Television & radio, Television industry, Jamaica, Shirley Bassey, Itn, Express


Pomp and romps: how Bridgerton became the most talked about show on TV

The Regency drama has become one of Netflix’s biggest shows of all time. Four writers explain the secrets of its success – from colourblind casting to equal-opportunities undressing Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Drama, Race, Women, Life and style, World news, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Bridgerton, Period drama (TV


Study shatters the myth that BDSM is linked to early-life trauma

BDSM is a kind of sexual expression and/or practice that refers to three main subcategories: Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/submission, and Sadism/Masochism. It has been widely speculated that many BDSM practitioners or people who enjoy the BDSM lifestyle are drawn to it because of sexual trauma they experienced in the past. This 2020 study claims that BDSM practitioners deserve perception as normal sexual practice free from stigmatization rather than deviant behavior.BDSM is a kind of sexual exp...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Sex, Relationships, Women, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Ptsd, Innovation, Men, Emotions, Mind, Bdsm, Self, Fetzer Institute


Nancy Pelosi was just re-elected as House Speaker - here's how she went from San Francisco housewife to the most powerful woman in US politics

A 20-year-old Nancy Pelosi and John F. Kennedy. Pelosi Facebook Nancy Pelosi was re-elected to serve as House Speaker on January 3, 2021, the only woman to hold the position.Since first running for office at age 47, Pelosi has managed to become the most powerful woman in Washington. It's been a long road, but with impressive fundraising skills and a political sixth sense, Pelosi has managed to break gender barriers and break her way into the notorious old boys' club on Capitol Hill.Here's h...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, Israel, Women, US, Careers, America, San Francisco


‘I’m fascinated by power, force and bravery’: the woman who surfed the biggest recorded wave of 2020

Seven years ago, she was nearly killed in pursuit of the sport she loves, but she defied expert’s predictions and made a stunning comeback In the photographs of her record-breaking ride, the Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira is a tiny blade on the water, cutting a line of white spume down the deep ridge of the vast grey wave that climbs behind her. The wave in question measured 22.4 metres (73.5ft), the highest ever surfed by a woman, the first to be measured and verified by Scripps Institution of O...
Tags: Women, Americas, Sport, Life and style, Portugal, Brazil, Surfing, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Maya Gabeira, Gabeira


The menopause is ruining my sex life. How can I stop feeling so numb?

Losing your libido is a symptom, not a life sentenceThe dilemma I am a 52-year-old woman who has had a difficult perimenopause. I have read extensively on the subject and tried various supplements to ease this transition. My experience has included hot flushes, night sweats, depression, anxiety, insomnia and heavy periods. I was suffering the most debilitating anxiety to the point where I could barely function. I am on bio-identical HRT (Oestragel and Utrogestan), but these had little effect in ...
Tags: Relationships, Women, Life and style, Menopause, Utrogestan


Looking for a Gift or Stocking Stuffers? Here’s a Few Worth Checking Out!

  Last-Minute Gifts and/Or  Stocking Stuffer Ideas We’re all in a race to the holiday finish line and if you’re having trouble finding the perfect gift or a stocking stuffer, we have a few ideas that may suit your needs. Whether you’re looking for something a little sweet, to get your sweat on, or fun […] The post Looking for a Gift or Stocking Stuffers? Here’s a Few Worth Checking Out! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Featured, Celebrity, Women, Christmas, Lifestyle, Holiday, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Art and design, Viral, Innovation, Life Lessons


Sex at Christmas tends to be off menu until fireworks at new year – study

Stress and overconsumption of food and alcohol leave people feeling less amorous, find researchersIf Christmas leaves you feeling less than amorous, you’re not alone. Whether it’s the stress of last-minute present buying or overconsumption of food and alcohol, interest in sex drops off in the run-up to Christmas, research suggests. However, this is compensated for by a big spike in sexual activity over the new year.Researchers have long noticed differences in birthrates at various times of the y...
Tags: California, Sex, Women, Christmas, US, Research, Life and style, Society, UK News, Sexuality, Stanford University, Laura Symul, UK France Brazil, Symul


Kicking Off the 12 Drinks Of Christmas! Different Sips + Recipes Every Day! Welcome to DAY 1 + Tap 357 Whiskeys!

This is cocktail series that I inaugurated back in 2004. Called the 12 Drinks of Christmas, you will see a different sip (or sips) each day. Sometimes it’s just one brand of wine or spirits, or a collection of cocktails from one bar or restaurant or mixologist. Not only sharing established brands but also new […] The post Kicking Off the 12 Drinks Of Christmas! Different Sips + Recipes Every Day! Welcome to DAY 1 + Tap 357 Whiskeys! first appeared on LA-Story.com.
Tags: Photos, Twitter, Family, Featured, Shopping, Women, Lifestyle, Holiday, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Beverages, Art and design


Gemma Arterton: ‘I feel more in control now’

By playing complex, even unlikable characters, and setting up her own female-led production company, Gemma Arterton is changing the role of women on screenGemma Arterton was desperate as a teenager to leave her small home town in Kent to go and live in London. She remembers, in detail, the day she finally moved, driving up with her dad and her boxes, to stake her claim at independence and adulthood.“It was a tiny flat in west London,” she says, her voice stripped of any hint of Gravesend. “My ro...
Tags: London, Film, Women, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Kent, Gemma Arterton, Gravesend, Arterton, Lamda


San Pedro Fish Market Unveils 12 Days of Shrimp Dec 9 – 20! Win a World Famous Holiday Shrimp Tray Celebration Meal!

San Pedro Fish Market Unveils 12 Days of Shrimp Dec 9 – 20 Compete to Win a Holiday World Famous Shrimp Tray Celebration Meal       San Pedro Fish Market invites seafood lovers to make new memories with food and family this holiday season during 12 Days of Shrimp. From December 9 – 20, fans can enter the #SPFMContestEntry Instagram contest […] The post San Pedro Fish Market Unveils 12 Days of Shrimp Dec 9 – 20! Win a World Famous Holiday Shrimp Tray Celebration Meal! first appeared on LA-Story....
Tags: Cooking, Featured, Adventure, Women, Lifestyle, Holiday, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Viral, Innovation, Expert, Shrimp


Gal power: is Wonder Woman 1984 the first #MeToo superhero movie?

Gal Gadot does battle with supervillains and everyday sexism in DC’s cliche-clobbering sequel. Is it a sign of the genre’s future?There’s a scene in Wonder Woman 1984 where the luminous Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) glides into a crowded party. Everyone is staring at her – but this is no Cinderella moment, with admiring glances and a collective gasp. It’s an exposé of sexual harassment. The camera switches to Diana’s POV, and we experience a series of persistent, entitled men cracking on to a woman w...
Tags: Gender, Film, Women, Marvel, Life and style, World news, Culture, Diana, Wonder Woman, Superhero movies, Gal Gadot, Diana Prince Gal Gadot, MeToo Movement


The 25 best large companies for women in 2020, according to female employees

Facebook is one of the best large companies for women, according to Comparably's new ranking. Courtesy of Comparably Career site Comparably just published its annual ranking of the best companies for women. The ranking is based on ratings from female employee over a 12-month period. HubSpot, which makes a marketing and sales platform for businesses, ranked at the top of the large company list.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. HubSpot is the best large company for wo...
Tags: Google, Career, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, Women, Careers, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Bellevue, Ibm, San Jose


The 25 best small and midsize companies for women in 2020, according to female employees

Pendo is the best small or midsize company for women, according to Comparably's new ranking. Courtesy of Comparably Career site Comparably shared its fourth annual ranking of the best companies for women. The ranking is based on ratings from female employees over a 12-month period. Pendo, a software-as-a-service company, was named the best small or midsize place for women to work for.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One career site found out which companies are hig...
Tags: Career, Women, Careers, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Portland, Hollister, Arlington, Redwood City, PTO, Irvine


Skipper Pip Hare on the toughest test in sailing: 'It's about coping with adversity – on your own'

During the Vendee Globe, boats have broken apart and sleep is caught in snatches. The yachtswoman – currently in 18th place and still going – explains the dangerous thrill of racing soloPip Hare has just a few things to sort out, and she needs to have a check outside. She will text me again when she is free to chat, which she does. Hi, Pip, where are you? “Heading south-east across the South Atlantic,” she replies, cheerfully, casually, as if she was saying she was heading home across the park.I...
Tags: Women, Sport, Life and style, Sailing, PIP, South Atlantic, Southern Ocean, Vendee Globe, Pip Hare


'There are plenty of schlongs in art' – Maggi Hambling defends her nude sculpture of Mary Wollstonecraft

Her tribute to the feminist icon caused outrage at last month’s unveiling, but the artist has no regrets. She hits back at her critics – and explains why this women’s rights pioneer had to be nakedMaggi Hambling is listing her favourite sculpted penises. “The Elgin marbles,” she says. “Michelangelo’s David. And Shelley’s, though it is rather small.” She means the Shelley memorial, Edward Onslow Ford’s attempt to depict the sea-shrunken corpse of the drowned poet. She takes a drag on her cigarett...
Tags: Art, Books, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Feminism, Art and design, Heritage, Sculpture, Men, Mayfair, Mary Wollstonecraft, SHELLEY, Maggi Hambling, Marlborough Gallery


Polish women travel abroad for abortions ahead of new law

Support services in Poland and abroad say numbers increasing even before legislation is in placePolish women are increasingly being forced to travel abroad to seek abortions even though a court ruling to tighten the country’s already strict laws has not yet coming into force, activists have said. The constitutional court ruled in October that abortion is illegal even in cases where there are severe foetal abnormalities. Around 1,000 abortions a year, almost all of the country’s legal abortion pr...
Tags: Health, Europe, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Poland, Abortion


A”MUST Watch” Short Film:”Thursday Appointment”. 2.2 Minutes for this Award-Winner!

  While you might not be able to understand the cast’s exact words;   the gestures and subtitles in this dubbed-over version work to convey the beautiful (and rich with meaning) message of this short award-winning film made by 20-year-old Iranian filmmaker, Syed Mohammad Reza Kheradmand. The film, called Thursday Appointment, recently won an award at the Luxor African […] The post A"MUST Watch" Short Film:"Thursday Appointment". 2.2 Minutes for this Award-Winner! first appeared on LA-Story.com. ...
Tags: Videos, Family, Featured, Entertainment, Women, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Movie, Art and design, Innovation, Insight, Men


Tina Turner: 'When I was in the zone, it was like I was flying'

She was a rock’n’roll powerhouse who electrified audiences worldwide. As Tina Turner releases a guide to happiness, she talks to playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler) about how she found the strength to overcome illness, abuse and tragedyThe first time I experienced Tina Turner in the flesh, I was a 16-year-old hippy chick doused in patchouli oil. I didn’t just see and hear Ms Turner sing Proud Mary at the Fillmore East in New York City – I felt her in every cell of my teenage body. I was transfixe...
Tags: Health, Books, Music, Celebrity, New York City, Religion, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Pop and rock, Autobiography and memoir, Buddhism, Eve Ensler, Tina Turner, Fillmore East


Covid-19 Has Closed Many Restaurants in So. CA. Here’s a Way to Help Those Out of Work!

  For the holiday season, non-profit Long Beach Food & Beverage is partnering with Accountability PAC to solicit donations to purchase gifts for laid of or furloughed restaurant employees and their families for the holidays. Accountability PAC   was recently involved in a  march in Belmont Shore about the closure of restaurants’ outdoor dining.   Please […] The post Covid-19 Has Closed Many Restaurants in So. CA. Here's a Way to Help Those Out of Work! first appeared on LA-Story.com. ...
Tags: Photos, Family, Featured, California, Restaurants, Women, Charity, Lifestyle, Events, Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Social Media, Seo, Going Green, Marketing Strategy, Art and design


Human sexual desire: Is monogamy natural?

Depending on who you ask, monogamy is either essential to a successful marriage or it is unrealistic and sets couples up for failure. In this video, biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, psychologist Chris Ryan, former Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman, and psychotherapist Esther Perel discuss the science and culture of monogamy, the role it plays in making or breaking relationships, and whether or not humans evolved to have one partner at a time. "The bottom line is, for millions of yea...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Love, Women, Society, Innovation, Reproduction, Men, Evolution, Ashley Madison, Evolutionary Psychology, Noel Biderman, Fisher


The 50 best films of 2020, No 10: Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Eliza Hittman’s devastatingly spare portrait of abortion access in the US is one of the most quietly powerful films of the year Follow our countdown of the 50 best films of 2020Never Rarely Sometimes Always, writer-director Eliza Hittman’s reticent, watchful film on two 17-year-old girls’ journey across state lines for an abortion, is about as opposite in tone to the incendiary, patronising anti-abortion movement in the US as one can get: understated, devastatingly spare, resonantly attuned to t...
Tags: Health, Film, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, Abortion, US healthcare, Young People, Eliza Hittman, Drama films, HBO Max


‘Women feel they have no option but to give birth alone’: the rise of freebirthing

As Covid infections rose, hospital felt like an increasingly dangerous place to have a baby. But is labouring without midwives or doctors the answer?On the morning of 3 May, Victoria Johnson prepared to give birth at her home in the Highlands. One by one, her three children came downstairs to where she was labouring in a birthing pool surrounded by fairy lights, the curtains tightly shut against the outside world.Suddenly, she felt an urge to get out of the pool. “I stood up and it felt as if th...
Tags: Family, Women, Pregnancy, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Childbirth, Women's Health, Victoria Johnson, Coronavirus



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