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Young Women Are Convinced Motherhood Is Going To Suck — And They're Right

<b>When I was 7 months pregnant, my mother told me her biggest regret in life:</b> that she had been a working mom. “If I had to do it all over again, I …

Parenting

Make any headphones wireless with this $20 Bluetooth receiver

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Tech Trends

When Victims of Wartime Rape Are Scorned

Last month, Human Rights Watch published a report confirming that Myanmar’s army is engaged in the mass rape of Rohingya Muslim women and girls as a tool of ethnic cleansing. That report was followed, last week, by an article from The Associated Press that established the same set of facts: the use …

Nation-Building

Can Corporate Canada really be the last to know about sexual harassment?

<i>Martha Hall Findlay is president and CEO of the Canada West Foundation.</i><p>It's not just Harvey Weinstein, it's not just the entertainment business – it's in business everywhere. It's about power and sex and intimidation. And it needs to stop.<p>The first step is admitting there's a problem. …

Sexual Harassment

OPINION: #MeToo movement failing in Canada

<b>BY SABRINA MADDEAUX</b><p>Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Charlie Rose. Russell Simmons. Louis C.K. Brett Ratner. Roy Moore.<p>The list of alleged …

'A Christmas Story Live!' When, Where To Watch

The time is almost here, and "A Christmas Story" fans everywhere are preparing to tune in and watch "A Christmas Story Live!" On FOX tonight. …

The Weaponization of Awkwardness

Don't make a scene. Look the other way. Social discomfort has long been used to maintain the status quo.<p>“Young women say yes to sex they don’t actually want to have all of the time. Why? Because we condition young women to feel guilty if they change their mind.”<p>That was the writer Ella Dawson, in …

Harvey Weinstein

The Limits of ‘Believe All Women’

Ever since Eve gave Adam that forbidden fruit, demonizing and disbelieving women has been the planet-wide policy. You don’t need to reach back to the Pleistocene to see the truth of that.<p>“You’re just a child,” Roy Moore is accused of saying to Beverly Young Nelson, age 16 at the time, when he …

Feminism

America’s unique gun violence problem, explained in 17 maps and charts

In the developed world, these levels of gun violence are a uniquely American problem. Here’s why.<p>America is an exceptional country when it comes to guns. It’s one of the few countries in which the right to bear arms is constitutionally protected. But America’s relationship with guns is unique in …

Guns

Saudi Arabia to allow women to obtain driving licences

King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers’ licences be issued to women who wanted them<p>Women in Saudi Arabia: what do you think of the driving ban being lifted?<p>Women in Saudi Arabia have been granted the right to drive, overturning a …

Saudi Arabia

A new study shows why men are more likely to troll people online than women

According to a new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, men are more likely to be internet trolls than women because they show higher levels of narcissism.<p>In the study, researchers from Goldsmiths and Brunel universities analysed survey results of 570 participants. They were …

Psychology

Why Moms Whose Sons Have Been Accused of Campus Sexual Assault Are Banding Together

In July, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with a handful of groups that believe rape is often a lie to hear their opinions about collegiate …

Feminism

Honestly the Best Banana Bread

Have bananas turning dark and spotted on your kitchen counter? Good for you. Don't toss them, don't hesitate, just grab flour, sugar, and eggs and …

Sexual Harassment and the Sharing Economy: The Dark Side of Working for Strangers

When a male customer grabbed Melissa’s breast, she didn’t bother reporting it to DoorDash, the on-demand food delivery service that hired her as a …

Sexual Harassment

Hundreds of Moroccans stage mass sit-in protest after teenage boys sexually assault woman on bus

Hundreds of Moroccans have staged a mass sit-in in Casablanca on Wednesday evening in protest against the aggressive sexual assault of a woman on a …

Africa

Legalise prostitution? We are being asked to accept industrialised sexual exploitation

Author of Pimp State, Kat Banyard explains how researching her book revealed why we need to end the sex trade - and how to do it<p>Right now, a global push is under way for governments to not only tolerate but actively enable the sex trade. The call is clear: decriminalise brothel keepers, pimps and …

Human Rights

The Stages of Decline after a Society Becomes Infected by Feminism

Individuals within the body politic are what cells are to organisms. Just as people can catch diseases, nations can suffer from ideological maladies. …

Feminism

Taylor Swift's 10 Most Powerful Statements From Her Sexual Assault Trial Cross-Examination

<b>UPDATE (Monday August 14, 2017):</b> The verdict from Taylor Swift's sexual assault trial is in, and the jury has unanimously voted in favor of Swift. Read more about the ruling, along with the singer's moving statement following her legal victory, here.<p>Thursday (August 10) marks day four of Taylor …

I’m a feminist. Giving women a day off for their period is a stupid idea.

In India, even today, when you purchase sanitary pads from the neighborhood store, you can expect the (usually male) shopkeeper to evade your eye. He will wordlessly get a packet from the rear of the store and slip it into a jet-black plastic bag so that no one can see what you bought. It is like a …

Feminism

Democrats are more likely to worry about harassment online — with a key exception

Most people think that harassment online is a major problem, according to data released last week by Pew Research. About 4-in-10 Americans said they’d been harassed online; 62 percent of respondents called it a major problem, with another 33 percent calling it a minor problem.<p>In an update published …

Safe-Space

Why Rashida Jones wants America to have smarter conversations about pornography

A conversation with the producer of Hot Girls Wanted.<p>There are more pornography users than users of Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined.<p>Actress Rashida Jones has produced an excellent Netflix documentary and follow-up series to examine the ramifications of such widespread pornography use. <i>Hot</i> …

Rashida Jones

AK47s, heart emoji and feminism: How jihadi brides are luring European girls to join Isil

A 16-year-old German schoolgirlwho ran away from home to join the Islamic State has been captured alongside members of the terror group's all-female police force - some of whom were wearing suicide vests.<p>It is a shocking scenario, particularly given the fact that Linda Wenzel, who grew up near …

Don't Say Ivanka Is Bad for Women if You're Gonna Be All Sexist About It

Attacks on the first daughter's appearance don't do the resistance any favors.<p>I could spend hours rattling off reasons Ivanka Trump is no friend to women. For starters, she's working to further the agenda of her father, a renowned sexist who's bragged about grabbing women "by the pussy" and …

Feminism

Rihanna's new boyfriend is from Saudi Arabia, but that doesn't make him sexist

Earlier this week, R’n’B megastar Rihanna was photographed in a passionate cinch with an as-of-then unidentified man.<p>Predictably, huge interest …

Feminism

Horror is the only film genre where women appear and speak as often as men

At the end of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, actress Jessica Chastain—who was serving as a jury member—said that she found the portrayals of women in the festival’s films “quite disturbing.”<p>To many, this isn’t exactly news. The lack of women in film—in front of and behind the camera—has been at …

Horror

Breaking the ‘precious gift’ myth of virginity auctions

Like a solar eclipse or a Kardashian breakup, every six months or so, a virginity auction hits the headlines. Details change slightly, but overall, …

'Feminist' Canada has workplace gender gap worth $150bn, says report

Despite Justin Trudeau’s efforts to stress his country’s female-friendly credentials, a new report has identified a ‘substantial gender gap’ in its workplaces. Is Canada’s feminist image too good to be true?<p>Canada’s prime minister is a self-proclaimed feminist. Two years ago, Justin Trudeau’s …

Canada

Canada Could Get $150 Billion GDP Lift By Closing Its Gender Gap

Bringing more women into the workforce and paying them on par with men could add $150 billion to Canada’s economy by 2026, roughly equivalent to the …

Canada

Science Can Explain Why Some Men Harass Women On The Street, But It's Still Awful

If you're a woman reading this right now, chances are, you have experienced some level of catcalling in your life.<p>According to a 2014 study conducted …

North Africa