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Prisons charge inmates too much for tampons

Women and girls housed in Nebraska's prisons and largest jails are paying as much as 50 percent more for tampons and other feminine hygiene products …

Illinois decided to make feminine hygiene products available in schools - for free

Starting next year, Illinois school districts and charter schools will be required to provide feminine hygiene products in bathrooms to female …

Investing in Teachers Instead of Prisons

In a speech at the National Press Club, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on state and local governments to invest in schools instead of …

Investing

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Motivation

Eight experiences that all teenagers should have

Teenagers of today! Your lives are boring. From sex to tattoos, you need to tick off this list of transgressions from your parents' generation<p>So, apparently, our teenage memories are the ones we recall best. Cue fond recollections of snogging behind the bike sheds, hitch-hiking to Wales and getting …

Students' Unions

9 Signs You Might Be A People Pleaser

What would happen if you said yes to everything? This is the premise of a Jim Carrey movie, but it's also a character type.<p>People pleasers thrive off making other people happy. Is it admirable? Yes. Healthy? Not necessarily. It's one thing to value bringing joy to others, but those with the …

Self-help

Why Kanye West would be the best president in US history (seriously)

The rapper’s lyrics reveal a wholly sound political platform from which the progressive Chicago native could run in 2020<p>If the lead actor in 1954 classic Cattle Queen of Montana can go on to become commander-in-chief, and The Terminator can be elected to run the eighth largest economy in the world, …

Mass Shootings

Skinny Women Are Better, Says Douchey Article No One Asked For

I was eating my morning Cheerios (Honey Nut, obviously) when I came across something that forced me to spit them out. A website called AskMen (which men? I have no idea) tweeted a story informing ladies everywhere: "Female Attractiveness Linked To Lower Body Fat," with the addition, "Trending News: …

Feminism

There's A Burning Man Musical And It's Pretty Sweet

<b>Yes, this is a thing. Take a look at the quirky and brilliant ‘Burning Man: The Musical’.</b><p>Burning Man is somewhat of a cultural sensation, marked in …

Adieu to the Love-Locks of Paris

<b>Unlocking love in the City of Love.</b><p>On June 1, 2015 the city of Paris began removing the 45 tons of love-locks from the bridges over the Seine river. But where did the locks come from and why are they locked onto the bridges?<p>Love in Paris, the city of romance: two sweethearts on a bridge over the …

France

These 'Plus-Size' Disney Princesses Are Refreshingly Realistic

Now this <i></i>is the kind of <i>body language</i> we like to see.<p>Tumblr user The Nameless Doll is responsible for creating some truly magical Disney princess artwork, reimagining beloved characters in a slew of different ways. Her most recent installment, an attempt to make the princesses look "plus-size," in …

Walt Disney Company

These countries tried women-only transport. Here's what happened

Jeremy Corbyn has suggested 'women-only' train carriages could reduce sex attacks in the UK. A number of countries have already had the same idea... so does it work?<p>Jeremy Corbyn has suggested a consultation on women-only train carriages at night to reduce sex attacks in the UK.<p>The Labour …