Jenn Lepore

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Family Driven From Maryville, MO Home After Daughter's Rape by Student Athlete

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>Update 10/5/2013</b>: The Coleman family spoke to CNN on Monday night. Here's the latest on the</b> …

Breastfeeding won't seem normal until we see more pictures of it

You would have had to have been living in a cave not to have noticed the increased interest in celebrity mums in the media over the last decade. From judgmental and vicious attacks on Nadya Doud-Suleman (more commonly referred to as the "Octomom"), to hyperbolic revelry at the Duchess of Cambridge …

Why Invest in Girls?

<i>Malala Yousafzai greets an excited crowd at the 2013 Social Good Summit in New York City. Photo credit: INSIDER IMAGES/Craig Warga for United Nations Foundation.</i><p>"My dream is to see every girl educated, in every country," said Malala Yousafzai, two weeks ago as I listened to her in an audience of …

I'm Demanding Better Representation For Black Girl Nerds In Geek Culture

Quick -– off the top of your head, no Googling allowed -- how many black female characters in comics, sci-fi or video games are you able to think of?<p>For most people, the list starts off with the predictable: X-Men’s mistress of the elements Storm and the five-fingered feline Catwoman as told by …

Miley Cyrus: what women her age think about her

Fleur Simon, 18, London<p>Her fame is really scary – people know who Miley Cyrus is and don't know who the Rolling Stones are. I saw her in a music video the other day and she was wearing white pants and I thought: "she's really pulled herself in there, she's not wearing hold-ups or anything like …

Jessica Krigsman Sues NYPD After Arrest For Being Topless In Brooklyn Park

A Brooklyn woman is suing the NYPD after she was arrested in a Gravesend park for sitting on a bench topless.<p>The New York Post reports 24-year-old Jessica Krigsman was sunbathing in Calvert Vaux Park in July of last year, when she was approached by two officers, one female, and ordered to put her …

A tech Cinderella story: How Silicon Valley helped a homeless teen go to college

Nine months ago, Ashana Davenport dropped out of high school and didn’t have a home. If you told her that she would have a career in tech, she wouldn’t have believed you.<p>Now Davenport is majoring in computer science at the University of San Francisco, and is raising an Indiegogo campaign to help …

Breasts Are Not a Requirement: Life After a Double Mastectomy

The first time I tried on a pair of falsies, I was 35 and built like a string bean. I asked for a pair of B cups because I'd spent 20 years not …

Obama Might Nominate Another Woman Amid Fed Sexism Controversy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama might try to solve his Janet Yellen problem by nominating another woman to the …

Greg Abbott Touts Record With Women: Nobody 'Has Done More'

Less than a week after learning he has a female challenger, Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott (R) is pushing his record of helping women.<p>The El Paso Times reports that Abbott held an informal house gathering on Tuesday, speaking to around 50 supporters about his history …

In India, Rapist's Wife Faces Harsh Judge: Tradition

In Conservative Hinterland, Women Without Husbands Face Destitution<p>KARMALAHANG, India—When the call came from New Delhi, Punita Devi braced herself for the worst. Her husband, she learned, had been sentenced to death by hanging.<p>Akshay Kumar Singh and three other men were convicted this month of a …

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Talkin' 'Bout A (Vegan) Revolution

Unlike most good ideas, I decided to go vegan overnight. Over lunch, actually, 1:00 p.m. fast approaching my office desk, realizing I was on the …

My Journey to Becoming Instagram's First Female Engineer

This week, more than 4,500 women from around the globe will descend on Minneapolis, Minn. for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the world's largest gathering of women technologists. That's right - thousands of elusive female coders in one place -- combining forces to learn from …

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A Post Gender Normative Woman Tries to Pick Up a Man at a Bar

Hey, how’s it going? No, don’t get up; I’ll stand.<p>I saw you over here sitting alone and I thought, “How sad. A man shouldn’t be left to drink all by …

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Breast Cancer FAQs

Everything you've Googled about breast cancer, in one convenient location<p>Breast cancer is a massive and scary topic, and it's normal to have a ton of questions. Here's a list of some of the most frequently asked questions we get about breast cancer. Don't see your question on the list? Let us know …

All the Older Single Ladies in Poverty

Extreme poverty among elderly women shot up between 2011 and 2012. What's going on?<p>America's community colleges may need to start teaching courses for women on "How to Be Old," because America's ladies are not doing a great job of figuring it out on our own.<p>Extreme poverty among women over age 65 …

Women recruited for red state races

MARTINSBURG, W. Va. — This time last year, the handicappers expected Heidi Heitkamp to lose her Senate bid in North Dakota. Instead, voters sent the folksy former prosecutor with a centrist profile to a surprising 1-percentage-point win.<p>Democrats hope that success story — of a moderate female …

What Happens When An Old Woman Says 'NO' To How Fashion Orders Her To Be?

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Saudi Cleric Says Driving Hurts Women's Ovaries

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Women are fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia right now, but one conservative cleric …

The Psychology of Stress, Orgasm, and Creativity

<i>“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’”</i> philosopher Alain de Botton argued in his meditation on sex, <i>“the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of</i> …

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Mumbai's sex slaves: 'I have had bad dreams about the life these girls lead'

Photographer Hazel Thompson, 35, has spent a large part of the last 11 years in Mumbai learning about, and living with, the sex slaves who are held captive, often in cages, in the maze of backstreets known collectively as "the lanes" in Kamathipura, the city's oldest and biggest red-light …

Is Hillary Clinton Our Only Chance for a Woman President?

“Women are denied, they are neglected, even in the developed countries, where they are not given the opportunity to move forward and be what they want,” Malala Yousafzai, the brave sixteen-year-old whom the Taliban tried to assassinate, and almost did, said at the Clinton Global Initiative summit …

Weekend Challenge: Medicine-Ball Slam

Sculpt strong abs with one powerful—and effective—move<p><i>Join the</i> Women's Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join</i> …

Stand Up for Girls

There is a photo I carry with me everywhere I go.<p>It is a photo of a little girl. She is nine years old. She is wearing a post-it on her lapel, held in place with a pen. While I was conducting a teacher training in her school in Liberia, she was carefully watching everything I did. When I came …

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Planned Parenthood sues Texas over new law, hopes to prevent a 'terrible situation'

The nation’s largest provider of abortions sued the state of Texas on Friday over a controversial new law that puts restrictions on abortions.<p>Planned Parenthood, which has nearly 750 affiliate health centers, faces a loss of a large number of their centers in the state due to provisions within the …