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Thousands march in Dublin, abroad for Irish abortion rights | Reuters

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of protestors marched in Dublin, and Irish expatriates joined in demonstrations around the world on Saturday, to put pressure on the Irish government to hold a referendum to repeal restrictive abortion laws.<p>Demonstrators take part in a protest to urge the Irish …

How Michelle Obama Dismantled the Sexist Case Against Hillary Clinton, Point-by-Point

Reversing decades-old criticisms of women in public.<p>It was only the first night of the Democratic National Convention, but Michelle Obama already went ahead and put a bow on it. The speech she delivered on Monday gave women nationwide the best present we could have wished for: a master class in how …

For Brazil's Women, Laws Are Not Enough To Deter Rampant Violence

On the day she was killed, Alexsandra Moreira thought she was safe. She thought she had managed to break away and protect herself.<p>Her brother even escorted her to the bus station that morning to make sure she was OK on her way to work.<p>"When she got on the bus, my brother told her, 'If anything …

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How a brutal gang rape gave Brazil's 'silent' women the power to fight back

Last week, a 25-year-old businesswoman and a 13-year-old schoolgirl were both gang-raped in different corners of Brazil.<p>Both cases shocked the nation but, in a country where a woman reports a rape every three hours, there is a growing awareness that such attacks are not isolated incidents.<p>The …

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6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

We've all been in situations where it feels as if your life is on replay, as if you were in a time loop.<p>Things are happening, events are exchanging but somehow its all the same experiences day after day... Monotonous. Different situations yet the same outcome. When this occurs it often takes a lot …

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

The organizers of Independent Bookstore Day celebrate book havens and book lovers everywhere each spring, and what better way to mark the occasion than to seek out an indie book shop on your next trip?<p>"The idea of Bookstore Day, first and foremost, is to celebrate indie bookstores and the symbiotic …