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Lawmakers to airlines: Take action on sexual harassment of flight attendants

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on the leaders of 30 airlines to take action on sexual harassment and assault in the airline industry, saying the problem has been tolerated for too long.<p>"Flight attendants are first responders to medical emergencies, in-flight fires, or …

Sexual Harassment

Bites and a broken bed: New details in case of Sudan teen who killed rapist husband

<b>Khartoum, Sudan (CNN) —</b> Slashes to her hands, bite marks embedded in her shoulder, and a broken bed.<p>As the defense team for Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein submitted an appeal to save her life, CNN has learned new details about the struggle that unfolded when she killed her husband, who she says …

Africa

The 8 Winners of This Year's Smithsonian Photo Contest Will Completely Blow You Away

After reviewing 48,000 submissions from photographers from around the globe, the photo editors at <b>Smithsonian</b> magazine narrowed its 60 photo contest finalists down to eight well-deserving winners. Contestants had the opportunity to submit their work in the following categories: Natural World, the …

Body cam video refutes Texas woman's sex assault claim against state trooper

<b>(CNN) —</b> Texas prosecutors say they are investigating a woman's false accusation against a trooper she said sexually assaulted her during a traffic stop, and her attorney has apologized for "amplifying these claims to the point of national concern."<p>Sherita Dixon-Cole's false claim against Texas …

DUI

Why Ireland Is More Likely than Ever Before to Vote to Change Abortion Laws

On Friday, Ireland goes to the polls in a historic referendum that could overturn one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. It’s a …

Feminism

Ronan Farrow responds to brother’s essay on Mia’s alleged abuse

Ronan Farrow, the 30-year-old journalist son of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, defended his mother and reiterated his belief in sister Dylan Farrow’s …

Fine Art

Girls Are Dying Because We Refuse To Teach Boys That They’re Not ‘Entitled’ To Love

Boys need to be taught how to accept a girl’s “no” the first time<p>As more details emerge in the aftermath of our nation’s latest school shooting that …

Santa Fe

8 Subtle Signs Of An Ovary Issue

When it comes to checking in on our health, many of us don't take much time to consider how their ovaries are doing, but our ovaries are a critical …

Women's Health

I'm Tired of Enduring the Abuse and Pain That Makes Me a 'Strong Black Woman'

A month ago at work, a white man physically threatened me. He wanted to know my name so he could report me, so he came close to me and followed me …

Women of Color

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Is Gayer, but Not Better

How four queer fans think writers could fix a show that loves to torture its gays without really understanding them.<p><i>This post is part of</i> <i>Outward</i><i>,</i> …

Feminism

Nigerian soldiers ‘rescued’ women, then starved and raped them, Amnesty International says

As the Nigerian military reclaimed territory from Boko Haram extremists, troops also opened fire on civilians, forcibly separated them from their families and burned down their homes, according to a report released by Amnesty International on Wednesday.<p>Soldiers and members of a militia working …

Africa

Sweden passes law defining sex without consent as rape

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sweden has become the latest European country to recognize sex without mutual consent as rape, passing a bill stipulating that people must consent to sex with clear verbal or physical language and that silence will no longer be interpreted as "yes" in sexual encounters.<p>The law, which passed …

Europe

For early participants of Girls Who Code, the program's impact is indelible

Fiona Liang, a student at Binghamton University in New York. (Courtesy of Fiona Liang)<p>For most of Fiona Liang’s high school career, computer science …

Computer Science

Ireland’s abortion debate has already succeeded in shifting my position

They came from Los Angeles, from Bangkok, from Sydney, from Buenos Aires; from all four corners of the globe. One woman said her plane ticket was a birthday present from her boyfriend, who knew how much it meant to her. Others are funded by student unions, family whip-rounds, expats who have been …

Ireland

The latest social-media-linked dating trend: 'orbiting'

Have you been a victim of orbiting?<p>It's not quite ghosting, when someone completely cuts off contact after a date, but it's a new term to describe …

Online Dating

Woman fights off grizzly bear, then walks to safety

<b>A 28-year-old woman walked away with a fractured skull after managing to fight off a grizzly bear in the US state of Montana.</b><p>Amber Kornak had just started her dream job researching the fearsome animals when she was mauled by one on a remote mountain range this month.<p>She managed to fend off the …

Wildlife

Putin ally: Seychelles meeting with Erik Prince more than chance encounter 'over a beer'

The Russian fund manager involved in a January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles Islands with Trump supporter Erik Prince has become the latest person …

Russia

18 Women Who Have Been Cheated On Reveal The Suspicious Red Flags They Overlooked

I'm lucky enough to say that I've never been cheated on but all of my friends who have been cheated on say that, in hindsight, there were signs they …

Relationships

San Francisco police not charged in black man's 2015 killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco prosecutors said Thursday that they will not charge officers in two shooting deaths, including the killing of a black man that led to citywide protests three years ago and federally recommended police reforms.<p>District Attorney George Gascon declined to prosecute …

San Francisco

She Comes First

• <b>Author:</b> Ian Kerner<p>“Every man’s must-read. Tell your guy to put down the remote and pick up <i>She Comes First</i>.”<br>—<i>Cosmopolitan</i><p>Ian Kerner offers a radical new philosophy for pleasuring women in <i>She Comes First—</i>anessential guidebook to oral sex from the author of <i>Be Honest—You’re Not That Into Him Either.</i> …

“Fridging,” one of storytelling’s most noxious tropes, explained

Deadpool 2’s Women in Refrigerators controversy shows superhero movies still have a long way to go.<p>The most controversial thing that happens in <i>Deadpool 2</i> takes place in the first few minutes, even before the opening credits roll.<p>Deadpool doesn’t finish a mission. One of the men from that incomplete …

Feminism

She Ran for Congress and Lost. Now, She's Teaching Girls How to Be Brave

“I worry about our bravery deficit,” Reshma Saujani, founder of the nonprofit Girls Who Code, told an audience in a 2016 TED Talk that has been …

Computer Science

Most Unpatriotic President Ever Says NFL Kneelers ‘Shouldn’t Be in the Country’

Yesterday, the National Football League capitulated to President Trump and announced a policy banning players from kneeling during the national …

Donald Trump

Breast Cancer Awareness Effort Targets African American Women

Susan G. Komen organization is introducing a breast cancer awareness campaign directed specifically at African American women. It was developed in …

Breast Cancer

These Women Are Taking Body Positivity Back from Brands

The hosts of the "She's All Fat" podcast talk about intersectionality, their "Fatmily," and why people who say, “You’re not fat, you’re beautiful” are missing the point.<p>In the past few years, the body positivity movement has finally begun to have an impact on American culture—but it too often fails …

Feminism

The War Over Women’s Bodies in Ireland Is Here

When I was in primary school, our sex education was comprised of a woman talking to us about how our souls become dirty with sin. To illustrate this …

Feminism

The “Asian Hair Streak” Trope In Hollywood Is Being Called Out Twitter

How do you show a character’s personality in a movie? Perhaps through things like the choices they make or their unique dialogue or the way they …

Equality

Seven Signs That Your Man’s Masculinity Is Nontoxic

1. He carries a tote bag that’s at once pro-environment, pro-feminism, and pro-reading.<p>2. When he goes into a sports bar to use the bathroom, he buys a glass of white wine to be polite.<p>3. He openly cries during Pixar movies—even the parts that aren’t sad, just beautiful.<p>4. He opens doors for women …

Handbags

New Report: The U.S. Student-Loan Debt Crisis Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Last year, in these pages, I reported that, on January 13, 2017 (just one week before the Obama administration exited DC), the Obama Department of Education released a memorandum confessing that it had “overstated student loan repayment rates at most colleges and trade schools.” The “updated …

College & University

Morgan Freeman apologizes to 'anyone who felt uncomfortable' after allegations of sexual harassment

Morgan Freeman has apologized to "anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected," after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and …

Morgan Freeman