Raquel Neary

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Women's Equality Day: Mobilizing the Women of the World

What does investing in women and in their ability to advocate for themselves mean for the world? In Caribou, Maine, where I'm from, girls had two choices when they were growing up - who they would marry and how many children they would have. There were many "invisible women" who lacked access to …

9 Things Women Couldn't Do In 1913 -- And 3 Things They Can't In 2013

It's Women's Equality Day, which is a good moment to take stock of how far we've come -- and the areas of our lives where we are not feeling the equality so much.<p>Gail Collins conveyed the former nicely in the New York Times column this weekend when she recalled signing up for a store credit card in …

Tim Gunn on the State of Plus-Size Fashion: "It's Insulting What These Designers Do to These Women"

Tim Gunn is one of the most outspoken fashion personalities on television—he's currently starring in his <i>12th</i> season of <i>Project Runway</i>—and this time around, he's tackling the size-ist fashion industry. Speaking to the <i>Huffington Post last week</i> about the state of the plus-size fashion market, Gunn …

Confessions of a Former Lane Bryant Employee: What I Learned From Selling Clothes to Other Fat Women

In January of 1998, I worked as a receptionist at a tax-season H&R Block location that was two doors down from a Lane Bryant. I needed more "professional" clothes, so I'd usually shop, one 15-minute break at a time, browsing the clearance racks with the dedicated fervor of someone who makes $6 an …

It's Time for Women to Pay More Attention to This Health Concern

If you ask an American woman to list her concerns about disease, breast cancer will almost invariably rank high. Breast cancer awareness in this country is an institution, serving as a banner for the largest series of 5K runs in the world (Race for the Cure) and claiming the month of October for …

Argentine women file lawsuit against manufacturer of faulty breast implants

Almost 300 Argentine women fitted with faulty breast implants have filed a multi-million euro lawsuit against French company PIP.<p>The collective action launched in a Buenos Aires courthouse is looking for over €40 million in damages for the affected women.

Argentine women take French breast implant company to court

Almost 300 Argentine women fitted with faulty breast implants have filed a multi-million euro lawsuit against French company Poly Implant Protheses (PIP.)<p>The collective action launched in a Buenos Aires courthouse is looking for over 40 million euros in damages for the affected women.<p>The lawsuit is …