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Marginalising women in Somali politics | Ethiopia

Somalia has recently selected its parliament on Somali soil for the first time since the civil war of the late 1980s. This is a significant achievement since regional power brokers such as Ethiopia and Kenya, with the financial and logistical backing of the European Union, the United States and the …

Fresh questions for PM over womens' role in government

A senior Whitehall figure's reported comments about how difficult it was for women in politics to get into powerful networks and "Old Etonian cliques" prompted fresh questions Thursday over David Cameron's attempts to make the government more "women friendly". Dame Helen Ghosh, who recently retired …

Women and Soft Power in Business

The leadership of women in politics, business, and society is becoming evident across the globe. Growing numbers of women are becoming political leaders, the most recent being Dilma Rouseff, who took over as Brazil’s first woman president. She follows in the footsteps of other female politicians …

Sir Menzies Campbell: political party selection panels are anti-women

Lady Thatcher has been accused of not doing much for the cause of feminism in her lifetime, but her death has prompted a fresh call for action to ensure more women follow her into politics.<p>Sir Menzies Campbell, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, accused activists in local associations – of …

Top 10 sexist moments in politics: Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton and more

<b>1 'Calm down, dear' David Cameron to Angela Eagle</b><p>The best that could be said for the way David Cameron tried to put down then shadow Treasury secretary Angela Eagle at prime minister's questions in April 2011 was that it was a terribly misjudged "joke", stolen from that most banal form of "comedy" …

Don't blame women if we ignore what passes for politics

Why are so many women so detached from politics? It is a mystery and one that only deepens with the publication of Gender Matters Globally, a study that compared the gender gap in political knowledge in 10 different nations and now, having concluded its research, uses the word "grim" to describe …

Political leaders often overlook the key to economic growth: women

Political leaders around the globe are intensely seeking solutions to boost domestic economic growth. Yet one solution that is proven and involves half the population is often overlooked. By unlocking the full economic potential of women, countries can strengthen productivity, stimulate demand and …

Ukip's Godfrey Bloom sparks row after 'joke' branding women 'sluts'

Controversial Ukip politician Godfrey Bloom is at the centre of another row after hitting a journalist round the head with a brochure and joking that a room debating women in politics was "full of sluts".<p>The senior Ukip MEP made the remarks after two of his colleagues admitted they do not clean …

Women in African politics: a vote of confidence

On a sunny day in early May, in Ndu, northwest Cameroon, a group of women, many of whom have taken the day off from work on their farms, are evaluating the performance of an aspiring politician. One suggests smiling more, another that the candidate project her voice more and not look at her feet …

French MP clucking at woman in parliament sparks anger over sexism

It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact.<p>From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age.<p>Now, thanks to the name-and-shame tactics of social …

The One Place You Shouldn't Try to Lose Weight

Seriously, enough already with this trend<p>Hot new fall clothes aren’t the only runway trends people want to steal for themselves these days: More women are becoming obsessed with creating a “thigh gap”—having space between their legs—as seen on some models during fashion week.<p>But what you may not …

Fitness

This Month, Think Pink... and Remember Red

Whether the topic is breast cancer, heart disease or any major illness, women need to be in tune with their bodies. Awareness and education are vital because they lead to prevention and early detection, two of the best tools in health improvement.<p>Throughout October, our nation is turning pink. It …

Breast Cancer

Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday repeated the misguided conservative talking point that the birth control coverage rule included in Obamacare forces employers to cover abortion-inducing pills.<p>Cruz told the crowd at the 2013 Values Voter Summit that the Obama administration is forcing …

Gabby Douglas Covers ESSENCE 'Women Of The Year' Issue In Glamorous Black And Gold Dress (PHOTO)

Remember when we shared the behind-the-scenes video of Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas getting glam for ESSENCE's December issue? Well, we finally have a look at the lovely cover.<p>America's new sweetheart shines in a Notte by Marchesa black-and-gold frock with a head full of flowing locks (no …

How a few good women made gender an issue in Ontario’s high schools

It's Friday night at the Gladstone Hotel, and the dance floor is packed with an unusual mix of revellers. Activist Judy Rebick is rocking out to the Motown cover band, singer Sarah Harmer is sipping a beer by the bar and journalist Michele Landsberg is making her way through the crowd. Young women …

Women In Politics: Coverage Focuses More On Personality Traits, Less On Issues, Study Finds

When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different?<p>Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mass Communication of Louisiana State University.<p>The study, published in the most recent issue of Political Research …

"Comfort Women" Statue Memorializes Local and Global Human Rights Issues

Despite the relative social equality that many Western women are able to enjoy today compared to even a few decades ago, many around the world still live under laws that lack appropriate accountability for violence against women. Not surprisingly, social taboos against reporting these crimes remain …

Marriage Problems: Real Women Share Their Relationship Issues

<i>Written by Ericka Souter on CafeMom's blog, The Stir</i><p>There is one thing every married person will tell you: marriage is hard. Anyone in the midst of that proverbial honeymoon period may have a hard time believing that, though. Those first few months after you tie the knot, you truly understand the …

Stop debating Mumbai’s reputation and get to the real issue: Cities don’t rape women, men do

“Is Mumbai going the Delhi way?” a poll by a newspaper asks. Insensitive? Flippant? Divisive? All that and more—with absolutely no thought to nuance, opening no new discourse, asking the wrong questions, and trivializing the issue.<p>The posturing, the silly games of one-upmanship played across …

Women MBA Students React To Jodi Kantor's Bombshell Article On Gender Issues

Interested to learn more about the experiences of students at other elite business schools, we talked to women at The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and New York University's Stern School of Business. While all acknowledged that …

How Long Does It Take to Get a PhD in Psychology?

Are you thinking of earning a PhD or other doctoral degree in psychology? Before you begin your academic journey, it is a good idea to take a look at …

9 Highest Paying Psychology Careers and Salaries

There is a tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearly earnings are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many …

How to Choose the Right Nursery Color Using Color Psychology

Choosing nursery colors for baby can be tricky. Hoping to escape the standard pink or blue motif, many parents leap into the world of color armed …

The Psychology Behind Consumer Behavior

Are you interested in why and how people buy some products and not others? Have you ever wondered how media messages influence a shopper's buying …

Psychology - Basic Principles, Concepts, and More

Psychology is a source of fascination for many people, and for good reason. By learning more about the basics of the human mind and behavior, people …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

A List of Psychological Disorders in the DSM-5

The term psychological disorder is sometimes used to refer to what are more frequently known as mental disorders or psychiatric disorders. Mental …

Depression