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Why Men and Women Can't Be 'Just Friends'

Can men and women really be “just friends?”<p>Is the idea of a pure, platonic relationship between non-related, heterosexual men and women a myth? For …

Sexuality

New Research Proves The Hidden Inequality Within The Gender Wage Gap

In a new state-by-state analysis, the gender wage gap is a stark reminder of how inequality affects female heads of households.<p>The gender wage gap is complicated. Most people have heard that women make, on average, 77¢ for every dollar that a man in the same job earns. That number comes from U.S. …

'Promise Kept': The Senate Finally Votes to Repeal Obamacare

After five years of trying, Republicans will force the president to veto a bill scrapping his namesake law.<p>Republicans on Thursday night achieved something of a milestone in their five-year battle against the Affordable Care Act: They finally passed a bill repealing the law through the United …

Health Care

Islamic Movement leader: West causes religious wars

Khatib used the example of the expulsion of Muslims from Spain to argue that the West has consistently been acting against Islam.<p>><br>• ><p>Islamic Movement …

Islamism

Why Young Americans Become Mass Murderers

Photo: René Zografos<p>I have talked to many different people around the world about why young people become mass murderers in the USA. How suddenly, almost out of the blue, a young person can shoot many often random people dead in few seconds. The American president himself said, after the Charleston …

Former head of IDF intelligence: ISIS is much less dangerous than Iran

Former US official at Tel Aviv security conference: Iran will meet all obligations by late January.<p>><br>• ><p>Iran tests new precision-guided ballistic …

South Asia

France's state of emergency could lead to abuses, say human rights groups

Rights groups say vigilance is needed to stop a dragnet approach targeting innocent people and wrongly focusing on general Muslim community<p>Human rights groups have warned that the state of emergency decreed in France after the Paris terrorist attacks could lead to abuses and must be closely …

Human Rights

How girls are finding empowerment through being sad online

Self-proclaimed tragic queen and Instagram artist Audrey Wollen came to our attention last year, marking out her own digital space with Judith Butler/Sailor Moon mash-ups, a twitter account documenting her physical ailments and recreations of renaissance paintings – one of which was the victim of …

Why the idea of the ‘perfect feminist’ is impossible

American photographer Frances F Denny named her series “Pink Crush” after a nail polish. All the photos in the project, in fact, bear the name of nail polish shades – “Butterfly Dreams”, “Mermaid Moon” – and it’s a distinctive artist statement. Denny explores something rooted very deeply in female …