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From the deportation of family members to a backlog of family visas, immigrant women are being disproportionately impacted by the U.S. system. Now is the time to push Congress and President Obama for change that assists women and children.
When a mother posted a photo of herself nursing at her college graduation on a breastfeeding Facebook page, a flurry of disapproval quickly ignited all over social media. Questions are being raised about how public breastfeeding should be.
Eliott Rodger was a troubled young man and his murderous rampage may never be understood. But the conversation about the link between misogyny and the media's outpouring of sexual fantasies must continue.
Women are more likely to use smoking as a way to handle stress, says Sherry McKee, and quitting itself is stressful. While she researches gender differences in the physiology of quitting, she also urges women to just keep trying.
Pulitzer-prize winning columnist George Will has thrown virtual gas on the Internet blaze about campus rapes by writing an updated version "she asked for it" in his column in the Washington Post. Will also writes for Fox News and Newsweek.
Missing aboriginal women: More imprisonment is not the solution
The Globe and Mail
It discovered more than 250 aboriginal murdered women who were “officially” unknown because of the failure of police and Statistics Canada to record the origins of homicide victims. At a time when the federal department of justice is cutting funds for ...
Hundreds of Aboriginal Women Are Being Murdered in CanadaVICE
Opinion: We need a public inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal womenMontreal Gazette
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The uncomfortable question of gender equality in Narendra Modi's cabinet
Daily News & Analysis
How many women will join the Narendra Modi Council of Ministers, and what percentage will they constitute of the whole? Moreover, what will the number and percentage be for each rank in the Council – Cabinet, Minister of State and Deputy Minister?
Modi has 7 women in cabinet, but what about women's reservation bill?Firstpost
More power to women in Modi's cabinetMoneycontrol.com
Modi Ministry: Oldest and Youngest Ministers are Women; 25% of Cabinet ...International Business Times, India Edition
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The Men's Rights Movement Taught Elliot Rodger Everything He Needed to Know - Huffington Post Canada
The Men's Rights Movement Taught Elliot Rodger Everything He Needed to Know
Huffington Post Canada
This is what the Men's Rights Movement teaches its members. Especially vulnerable, lonely young men who have a hard time relating to women. It teaches them that women, and especially feminist women, are to blame for their unhappiness. It teaches them ...
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Why the hell has Europe voted in a feminist party?
Of course it's hard to quibble with the aims of Soraya Post, Sweden Feminist Initiative's first MEP. She wants to “change the agenda to be ... Aside from the newly-elected MEPs, Sweden Feminist Initiative clearly has its work cut out battling for women ...
Swedish feminist party wins EU seat with anti-racism driveThomson Reuters Foundation
SIDEBAR Swedish feminist party wins first European Parliament seatEurope Online Magazine
Exit polls: Sweden feminist party goes to BrusselsSalon
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Love Game: serving up equality
Yet, as the feminist author and activist Elizabeth Wilson argues in her new book, Love Game, published later this week, the "secret history" of the professional game has been one in which excluded groups – women, African-Americans, working-class ...
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Lesbians group slams women rights lobby
A NEWLY formed organisation fighting for the rights of lesbians in Zimbabwe has said it was struggling to be accepted by women's rights lobby with many in the movement regarding them as outcast. In an exclusive interview with NewZimbabwe.com at a ...
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#YesAllWomen a stark reminder of what all women already know
Each of the women present had not just one, but multiple stories of harassment — in parks, on public transit, on their walk home. I talked about a time when I was 14 and was walking home from my high school in a corner of Toronto's east-end sprawl. A ...
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Drop junk food before pregnancy, women told
Women trying to become pregnant should avoid a diet high in junk food because it is linked with an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, scientists are warning. Large amounts of fat, sugar and take-away foods have been shown, for the first time, ...
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Girls and women are finding more outlets for various styles of group cycling. Last year, Cyclofemme, a 2-year-old group, held 229 rides worldwide and its group in Africa is aiming to get a girl cyclist to the 2016 Olympics.
Ethiopia has a strong economy for sub-Saharan Africa but women disproportionately bear the burden of the country's hardships. Through a micro-lending support group, our organization, Concern Worldwide, has found a way to help.
Working as a librarian in a county jail in Nassau County, N.Y., Marybeth Zeman saw the boys' thirst for books, as well as problems with the juvenile justice system. In this excerpt from "Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian," she meets the mother of a jailed boy.
A series of bills that would protect women's rights in New York state are being reintroduced into the Senate. Also this week, the pregnant woman sentenced to death in Sudan is being shackled.
5 made-in-Canada ideas helping women and babies around the world
Charles created the Lucky Iron Fish — a 200 gram, three-inch long, cast iron ingot that the women keep in their pots while cooking rice, stew or other broths. Because of the shape and design, the fish leaches out about 75 per cent of the daily ...
Canada funds 65 innovative health projects to help save every woman, every childScience Codex
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With the European Parliament elections approaching this weekend, Spain's center-right party that introduced a controversial anti-abortion bill has yet to pass it. Anti-abortion activists are growing impatient, resorting to violence.
In the world of pen vs. gun, we would all benefit from putting the Arab proverb "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" to good use. If women's rights are a security threat to violent extremists, then women's rights must be the asset we protect.