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'It's not a little child': gynecologists join the fight against six-week abortion bans

Doctors argue that the bans, known as ‘fetal heartbeat’ bills, are medically inaccurate and use misleading language High-profile gynecologists are criticizing the framing of six-week abortion bans, known as “fetal heartbeat” bills, as medically inaccurate. The bans, now moving through nearly a dozen state legislatures, propose the strictest limitations on the right to abortion as established by the US supreme court case Roe v Wade in 1973. Continue reading...
Tags: Abortion, Health, Women, Roe v Wade, US news


‘No women anything': Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore’s list of misogynistic remarks

Economic commentator and former Trump campaign adviser has a long history of making offensive comments about womenDonald Trump’s attempts to fill the vacancies on the Federal Reserve board are not going very well. On Monday, Herman Cain, a pizza mogul, withdrew from consideration, after facing widespread opposition from senators worried about his political activism and history of sexual harassment accusations. Cain, for his part, said he had decided not to proceed because the $183,100 salary wou...
Tags: Trump administration, Federal Reserve, US news, US politics, US economy, Business, Sport, Women


Japanese city gets its first ever female politician

Misuzu Ikeda becomes first assemblywoman in Tarumizu city as record numbers of women elected nationwideMisuzu Ikeda has struck a rare blow for Japanese women in politics by becoming the first female candidate to be elected to the local assembly in the southern city of Tarumizu.Ikeda hugged supporters on Sunday night when she finished third out of 17 candidates for the 14-seat assembly in Tarumizu, which is officially recognised as a city despite its relatively small population of 15,000. Continu...
Tags: Japan, Women, Gender, Asia Pacific, World news, Women in politics, Politics


6 Ways to Help You Drive Startup Growth from Moj Mahdara

“I’ve made a lot of really bad mistakes and done things that I wouldn’t necessarily do again…but it’s all learning. You have to grow a tough skin, listen to the criticism, and be open to evolve.” Moj Mahdara, “Beautycon Media Co-Founder & CEO, Moj Mahdara, Shares 6 Ways To Help You Drive Startup Growth” At the recent fifth annual Beautycon Festival NYC, Forbes’ Pauleanna Reid sat down with Moj Mahdara, Beautycon CEO. Reid picked Mahdara’s brain on what lessons she has learned in her long ...
Tags: Business Development, Equality, Featured, How-to, Wegg® Blog, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global Blog, Women, Women Entrepreneurship, Women's Issues, Women's Rights, Womenoftheworld


Nancy Pelosi shows no restraint on disparaging young progressive women | Arwa Mahdawi

The House speaker refused to comment on Trump while traveling, but has been openly critical of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan OmarSign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Women, World news, US news, US politics, Feminism, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria, Trump, Arwa Mahdawi, Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan OmarSign


How I learned to love my afro hair: ‘I went from tolerating it to enjoying it’

Growing up mixed race in Ireland, I longed for sleek, straight locks, and spent years having treatments that burned my scalp. That horrifies me nowI remember being 13 and sleeping over at a friend’s house. I use the term “friend” loosely because, years later, I realised that most of these girls were never really my friends. Making her bed in the morning, my host reached down and plucked something from the pillow.“Ugh, ugh, ugh! Gross!” she shrieked. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Race, Women, Life and style, World news, Ireland, Beauty, Women's Hair


A topless photo ruined this teacher's career. Now she's speaking out

Lauren Miranda says what should have been an innocuous photo spun out of control – and would have a different outcome for a man in her positionLauren Miranda’s nightmare began as a school day like any other. She was teaching math during first period at Bellport middle school on Long Island, New York, when she received a text from a friend in another building. There was a nude photo going around, and kids were saying it was her.“I just thought it was impossible,” Miranda told the Guardian. “I was...
Tags: Gender, New York, Education, Privacy, Women, Life and style, US news, Miranda, US education, Long Island New York, Bellport, Lauren Miranda


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Tags: Images, Comics, Music, Women, Vintage, All Other Stuff, Comix


On the Street…Fondazione Prada, Milan


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Hypocrisy without borders: the pomposity of Ivanka Trump’s trip to Africa | Arwa Mahdawi

The first daughter is visiting Ethiopia and Ivory Coast to promote women’s rights – yet she stays silent while her father’s administration stifles female empowermentWe don’t deserve Saint Ivanka, we really don’t. Nobody asked Donald Trump’s favourite child to devote her life to empowering women, she just knew it had to be done. Nobody elected her to serve in the US government, but she took a senior role in her father’s administration anyway. And not content with simply empowering the women of th...
Tags: Health, Florida, Africa, Women, US, Life and style, World news, Global development, Ethiopia, Abortion, Ivory Coast, Donald Trump, Arwa Mahdawi, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump


Women to join Taliban delegation for first time in Afghan peace talks

Move follows calls for female representation in discussions aimed at ending 17-year warWomen will be included for the first time in the Taliban delegation for talks this month with US officials and Afghan representatives in Qatar on the future of Afghanistan, the movement’s main spokesman has said.For a group known for its strictly conservative attitude to women’s rights, the move represents a step towards addressing demands that women be included in the talks, aimed at ending more than 17 years...
Tags: Women, US, Qatar, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia


‘It’s not just a wolf whistle’: how catcalls became anti-harassment street art

With teenage girls a particular target of street harassment, Farah Benis is on a mission to document incidents and raise awarenessCatcallsofLdn is an Instagram account that raises awareness about street harassment using chalk art. Inspired by and working with @catcallsofnyc, founder Farah Benis collects submissions from the public then chalks them onto the pavement in the place where they happened. The hope is that chalking, documenting and sharing images of the words will help to raise awarenes...
Tags: Children, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Cities, Sexual Harassment, Farah Benis


Undercover: female football fans in Iran

For nearly 40 years, Iranian women have been banned from watching stadium football matches. The photographer Forough Alaei, a World Press Photo winner in the sports category for her Crying for Freedom series, describes following the story of Zeinab, one of the first women to disguise herself as a man to watch matchesIt takes Zeinab about 15 hours to travel from Ahvaz to Tehran by train to watch Persepolis, her favourite football club. Since the Islamic revolution of 1979, women have been banned ...
Tags: Women, Football, Sport, Life and style, World news, Iran, Middle East and North Africa, Tehran, Zeinab, Ahvaz, Forough Alaei


The female boxers fighting back in the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been branded the rape capital of the world. Now photographer Alessandro Grassani is documenting the women there who have taken up boxing for self-defenceAn 18-year-old woman stands at the intersection of two featureless grey brick walls in Goma, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. We can’t see her face, which is concealed by her left hand, but her right arm and neck are exposed and the burns on her skin are clearly visible. One night several year...
Tags: Photography, Women, Sport, Culture, Art and design, Congo, Boxing, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Drc, Goma, Alessandro Grassani, Blandini, Kibomango


Period poverty: Wales schoolgirls to be given free sanitary products

Some girls are forced to miss school due to being unable to afford menstrual productsFree sanitary products are to be handed out to tens of thousands of schoolgirls in Wales in a bid to tackle “period poverty”.As many as 141,000 girls attending both primary and secondary schools in the country will benefit from the free menstrual products as part of the £2.3m scheme, the Welsh government has announced. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, Schools, Menstruation


There’s a dark side to women’s health apps: ‘Menstrual surveillance’

Employers and health insurers are using family-planning apps to gather intimate information about your fertility, menstrual cycle and pregnancySign up for the Week in Patriarchy, a newsletter​ on feminism and sexism sent every Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: Women, Feminism, Sexual Harassment, Rape and sexual assault


“Untypical Girls”: Early Photographs Of Women In Punk From Between The Late 1970s And Early 1990s

Punk girls with Belinda Carlisle from the Go-Go’s in the center. Los Angeles, 1978. Photo by Mike Murphy. These rarely seen, personal photographs, taken from Sam Knee’s forthcoming book, Untypical Girls: Styles and Sounds of the Transatlantic Indie Revolution, chart the rise of women in alternative music. From the advent of punk in late-70s Britain to grunge via no wave, indie... Source
Tags: Photography, Music, Design, Women, Rock, Punk, Retro


Manal al-Sharif wants Americans to know of Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses

The Saudi activist will drive across the US to bring awareness to Americans of the strict guardianship laws in her country – ‘I’m turning 40 today, and my son is still my guardian’Manal al-Sharif made history in Saudi Arabia eight years ago when she broke the law, simply by getting behind the wheel of a car and driving.Video footage of her stunt went viral, gaining over 700,000 views on YouTube in a day, and propelling Sharif to the frontlines of a battle against the kingdom’s ultraconservative ...
Tags: Youtube, Saudi Arabia, Women, US, World news, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Sharif, Manal al Sharif


Company Creates Satirical T-Shirts That Intentionally Portray Man The Way Society Portrays Women

Imagine that the world as we know it was turned on its head, gender roles and stereotypes were flipped and men got to see life through the eyes of a woman’s experience. In this world, women are historically the dominant sex, taking lead roles in science, art, and exploration, while men are largely tasked with domestic duties, looking after the house and raising children. More: Man Who Has It All h/ Source
Tags: Design, Women, Society, Feminism, Humor, Men, Inspirations, Tshirts, Satirical


Upskirting law comes into force in England and Wales as cases rise

Police say 94 incidents reported last year for offence now punishable with jail termUpskirting has become a specific criminal offence in England and Wales, punishable by up to two years’ imprisonment.The scale of the problem has been laid bare by an investigation that reveals allegations reported by police have increased over the last four years, with a 70-year-old woman and schoolchildren as young as seven among the victims in 2018. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Crime, Law, Wales, Women, Society, UK News, World news, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Rape and sexual assault


What can tech companies do to create more women-friendly workplaces?

The days of deliberately excluding women from most workplaces is over, but that doesn’t mean they’re all welcoming. There are ways to recognize and combat unconscious biases to make offices more inclusive. The post What can tech companies do to create more women-friendly workplaces? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, Workplace, Women, Trends, Tech


In their own words: how dark-skinned women broke through the entertainment industry

It happens in modeling, advertising, the big screen and the small stage. The industry is making progress, but challenges still exist Continue reading...
Tags: Race, Women, US news


The Bedouin women breaking new ground – in pictures

Four Bedouin women are leading tours in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, breaking new ground in a deeply conservative community where women almost never work outside the home or interact with outsiders. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, Women, Life and style, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Sinai Peninsula


South Korean court rules abortion ban must be lifted

Historic decision sparks celebrations in Seoul following decades of campaigning A court in South Korea has ruled that the country’s decades-old ban on abortion must be lifted, in an historic decision that sparked celebrations in Seoul.Thursday’s decision by the constitutional court marks a major victory for pro-choice campaigners, 66 years after the country banned abortions in all but a few cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Women, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Abortion, Seoul


‘Inspiring’ protester becomes symbol of resistance for Sudanese women

The woman at a Khartoum demonstration ‘was trying to give hope,’ says eyewitnessThe image is striking: a young woman, alone, standing above the crowd, urging them on with songs of revolution.Taken on Monday night in the centre of Khartoum, as tens of thousands thronged the roads in front of the heavily-guarded complex housing the headquarters of the military and the feared intelligence services, the picture of the woman in white with gold circular earrings has become an icon of a protest. Contin...
Tags: Gender, Human Rights, Protest, Africa, Women, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al-Bashir, Sudan, Sharia law, Inequality, Khartoum


Penny Mordaunt says UK will defend abortion rights amid global pushback

Development secretary vows government will ‘hold a strong line’, after attempts by Trump administration to weaken commitmentsBritain’s international development secretary has promised to stand firm in her support for abortion rights in the face of growing opposition.Speaking at an event hosted by the Canadian embassy on Monday, Penny Mordaunt said: “Leadership means not shying away from issues like safe abortion when the evidence shows us these services will save women’s lives.” Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Gender, UK, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Abortion, Trump, Penny Mordaunt, Department for International Development (DfID, Global gag rule, Women's rights and gender equality


4 Takeaways from 3 Renowned Personal Finance Experts

We share four takeaways from our podcast interview series with three renowned personal finance experts. This show is made possible by FinancialFreedomTool.com. This is our wrap up show for Money Smart Week, a national public awareness campaign coordinated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, to help individuals and families better manage their personal finances. […] The post 4 Takeaways from 3 Renowned Personal Finance Experts appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to re...
Tags: Personal Finance, Podcast, Women, Careers, Latte, Personal Development, Millennial, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Jean Chatzky, David Bach, Broke Millennial


VC Trends in 2019: More Money, Fewer Deals But Women Still Get Less

If you’ve been following venture capital trends, what you expected to happen in the first quarter of 2019 did: More money is being invested in fewer deals, and women founders still are getting less of it than men.Venture firms sent $32.6 billion into startups nationally during the first three months of 2019, the second largest amount for any quarter since at least 2006, according to data released overnight by PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. But that large sum came from o...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Softbank, Funding, Women, Trends, Tech, Vc, Software, Physics, Pwc, Venture Capital


102 Tiny Tattoo Ideas For Your First Ink

If you're a little nervous about a permanent stamp, the best way to start is with something small. We can tell you firsthand that tattoo removal is no easy feat. Luckily, we have endless inspiration of real-girl tattoos that will leave you feeling less anxious about expressing something on your skin. Whether you're looking for a mark with meaning or just a fun design, keep reading to check out all of these teeny-tiny tattoo ideas. - Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Marina Liao R...
Tags: Women, Beauty, Tattoos, Body Care, Beauty Trends, Real Girl, Tiny Tattoos, Pinnable, Lauren Harano, Marina Liao, Disney Princess Tattoos


On the Street…Naviglio Grande, Milan


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