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Trump is appointing 3 men for every woman. Here’s where he’s hiring them.

The huge gender gap in Trump’s political appointments, visualized.<p>President Donald Trump has appointed about three times more men than women to fill jobs in his administration that don’t require Senate confirmation.<p>According to a Bloomberg analysis of ProPublica data, about 73 percent of the more …

Murdered for being women: Spain tackles femicide rates

Women are protesting as rates of violence against them rise, forcing the government to act.<p><b>Madrid, Spain -</b> Hours before Ana Gomez was murdered by her husband, she had been sent home by the local women's shelter in Lugo, Galicia.<p>She was told by workers there to ask for a divorce, but when she …

I Was Assaulted on Campus 20 Years Ago, and I'm Still 'Carrying That Weight'

<i>By Natalia Mehlman Petrzela</i><p>As I surveyed the otherwise familiar Columbia quad on a fall afternoon in 2014, the mattresses caught my eye. At least ten students awkwardly lugged around standard-issue dormitory extra-long twins, some scrawled with denunciations of sexual violence and signatures of …

Drive to end violence against women needs more money and better data

Donor funding to combat gender-based violence must match the rhetoric, and needs to be accurately monitored to see what has been spent where<p>Despite the rhetoric on eradicating sexual violence in conflict, there are few signs of a commensurate increase in donor funding for programmes to protect …

Gender

Video Captures The Bravery Of Nigerian Girls Who Returned To School After Escaping Boko Haram

When Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last April -- and abducted more than 200 of their classmates -- one group of girls narrowly escaped.<p>Now, less than a year later, the girls are back in school, defying Boko Haram and taking a courageous stand for …

China's 'leftover women': What it's really like being unmarried at 30

As I turn 30, I am left wondering what it means to be a Chinese woman - and a well educated one at that - entering her fourth decade. One thing is for sure: if like me, you’re unmarried at 30, your life “is over”.<p>Just last weekend, taking a cab in Beijing with two single female friends, our driver …

Inside the Terrifying, Absurd World of a Women’s Rights Activist in China

We spoke to director Nanfu Wang about her harrowing documentary 'Hooligan Sparrow' about the Chinese government's relentless pursuit of activist Ye Haiyan.<p>In one of the funnier scenes in Nanfu Wang's documentary <i>Hooligan Sparrow</i>, Chinese women's rights activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a. Hooligan Sparrow) is …

Photos of Women in Nepal Exiled for Being on Their Period

In rural Nepal, old traditions die hard—and none more so than the practice of chaupadi, which sees menstruating women banished from their homes to live in animal sheds.<p>Most of us can relate to the pain and inconvenience of having a period. What's hard is imagining just how much worse it could be.<p>In …

Nepal drags feet over women's rights report for U.N. panel, activists say | Reuters

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Activists urged Nepal on Wednesday to submit a report to the United Nations on how it has fared in tackling gender discrimination, hoping it will shed light on a new citizenship policy they say penalizes many women.<p>A woman activist with a headband that …

Human Rights

A Terracotta Army of Girls Inspired by China's Bias Toward Boys

China excels at large-scale endeavors, and art is no different. New York artist Prune Nourry was uniquely able to produce her installation Terracotta …

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

Small change to criminal code has huge consequences in country where 'honour' killings and forced marriage are rife<p>A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country …

What It's Really Like to Live a Day in the Life of an American Woman

The immense popularity of the #YesAllWomen hashtag on Twitter has helped create a new space for the important and ongoing conversation regarding the …

Defeating the “shame” of menstruation

I have heard of a phrase “having a happy period” but I do not know how many teenage girls from our local schools are having such an experience. Maybe …

10 steps to stop violence against female refugees

1 | Establish trust<p>We found that women didn’t open up easily for many reasons: self-blame, fear of the consequences, and mostly fear of re-victimisation. Only when trust was established and we were able to create a safe space with the women we work, we started learning about these issues. <i>Lynn</i> …

Domestic Violence

Encouraging girls to go ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

When the modern Olympics were first held more than a century ago, 997 athletes competed, only 22 of them women.<p>Fast forward to this year’s Games in …

International Olympic Committee

Malaysia criminalizes child grooming, not child marriage

This week, Malaysia considered outlawing child marriage, a contentious issue in the Muslim-majority nation, without success. Instead, an MP said …

Lia Marie Johnson & Trevor Moran Haunted Ghost Scare! I THE STRANGE AND SUPERNATURAL

Real-Life Ghosthunting! - SourcefedNERD IRL

MY APARTMENT IS HAUNTED (Ghost on Camera) | Scary Paranormal Storytime

MY ROAD TRIP WITH A GHOST | Paranormal Storytime

Childhood Ghost Stories | Paranormal Storytime Collab with Jessii Vee

Ghost Hunters Find Something Terrifying

The Shady Science of Ghost Hunting

Ghosts are big business. For entities that may or may not exist, they seem to be everywhere, especially during Halloween.<p>They are in books and on …

Ghost Hunters - CSI

Belief that spirits of the dead exist and can appear to the living is both ancient and widespread, yet the actual study of ghostly phenomena has …

Do Ghosts Exist?

Ignorance and Want from A Christmas Carol, John Leech, 1843. Public domain image.<p>Since so many of my acquaintances know me as “that skeptic guy”, …

ghosts - The Skeptic's Dictionary

From Abracadabra to Zombies | View All<p>ghost<p>A ghost is an alleged disembodied spirit of a dead person.* Ghosts are often depicted as inhabiting …