Women's News

Joe Biden Just Defined Rape For College Guys

What will it take for the message to finally sink in with college (and high school) students: <i>rape is a crime and sexual violence will not be tolerated</i>?<p>Universities have enacted policies filled with legal jargon which bans athletes from playing sports; college campuses have launched programs to …

Joe Biden

Sheryl Sandberg: 'They Were Right. I Didn't Get It.'

There's a lot of wisdom in two sentences: 'They were right. I didn't get it.'<p>"Lean in." The phrase has become a part of the modern American workplace, largely because it was the title (and the main message) of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 mega-bestseller.<p>But it's also been criticized for …

Success

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Takes Abrupt Vacation After Ivanka Trump Comment

The host is taking a break after making a seemingly crude sexual joke while talking about respecting women.<p>Fox News host Jesse Watters is taking a break from primetime just a week after being promoted to a permanent spot on “The Five.”<p>Watters announced the brief family vacation on Wednesday’s …

Sexism

The race to build the world’s first sex robot

The $30bn sex tech industry is about to unveil its biggest blockbuster: a $15,000 robot companion that talks, learns, and never says no<p>In the brightly lit robotics workshop at Abyss Creations’ factory inSan Marcos, California, a life-size humanoid was dangling from a stand, hooked between her …

Robots

A Man and Woman Switched Names at Work for a Week. Here's How Clients Treated Them Differently

When Marty started signing his emails "Nicole," things got interesting.Marty Schneider and Nicole Pieri used to work together at a resume editing service, where they shared an inbox. One day, Marty got a rude awakening about what it's like to work as a woman. He took to Twitter to describe the …

Women Leaders

Fox News hit with racial discrimination and harassment lawsuit from 13 employees

The Fox News network is facing new harassment charges, but this time they’re racially based. Anchor Kelly Wright joined a lawsuit against the network by current and former employees alleging racial harassment and discrimination.<p>Wright, the only black male anchor on Fox News, held a news conference …

Sexism

Dishin & Swishin: The World of Women's Hoops: Dishin & Swishin 04/27/17 Podcast: GM & Coach Curt Miller looking for growth in the Connecticut Sun

Training camp for the Connecticut Sun opened this week with two of last year’s first round draft choices recovering from knee surgeries, a …

Women's Basketball

Heineken just put Pepsi to shame with an ad that actually makes people think

It’s not often you’ll walk into a bar ready to have your views challenged by a total stranger.<p>But in a new Heineken advertisement called “Worlds …

Feminism

Women face jail for 'religious hate crime' over giant plastic vagina protest that 'mocked' the Easter procession

Three Spanish women who carried a giant plastic vagina through the streets of Seville as part of a feminist protest reminiscent of Easter processions may face jail after lawyers claimed the action constitutes a “religious hate crime”.<p>On May 1, 2014, the women took to the streets of the Spanish city …

Extremism

Cheap, widely available drug could stop thousands of mothers bleeding to death

Tranexamic acid could save the lives of a third of women who die in childbirth from excessive bleeding, which kills 100,000 a year<p>A cheap and widely available drug could save the lives of thousands of women who die in childbirth from excessive bleeding, one of the main killers of women …

Obstetrics

Caitlyn Jenner: Donald Trump doesn't want to lose in golf to 67-year-old trans woman

Jenner does have a point about the president wanting to win<p>Caitlyn Jenner recently went on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to discuss a variety of topics, and of course President Donald Trump, who Jenner cast a vote for in the last election, was a topic of conversation. The two are apparently …

LGBTQ

Watch: WNBA No. 1 draft pick Kelsey Plum could help out some NFL teams with this rocket arm

Former UW all-star guard Kelsey Plum has a cannon for an arm. Here’s the definitive video evidence from Tuesday’s San Antonio Spurs playoff game, …

WNBA

Watch Joe Biden Go Off on Male College Students in Speech About Sexual Consent

As a vocal supporter of the White House’s “It’s on Us” campaign, which was launched under President Obama in 2014, former vice-president Joe Biden …

Sexism

Heineken’s new ad about political unity tries to succeed where Pepsi failed

Reactions to the “Worlds Apart” ad campaign illustrate why political change takes more than sharing a drink.<p>The latest attempt by a major beverage company to wade into the turbulent sociopolitical climate through advertising is being met with significantly more praise than Pepsi’s recent botched …

Feminism

This Woman's Daughter Was Nearly Kidnapped. Now, She's Challenging Law Enforcement To Protect Black Women and Girls

During a Wednesday convening to address missing Black women and children — hosted by the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls (CCBWG) — …

Justice

Anita Sarkeesian ends web series that rocked the world of gaming

Before the bomb threats, GamerGate, or the violent emails and tweets, Anita Sarkeesian had a provocative idea.<p>The feminist cultural critic, who'd taken on the likes of LEGO and <i>Dollhouse</i>-era Joss Whedon in her low-key <i>Feminist Frequency</i> web series, decided to go after misogyny in video games. Her …

Feminism

Women's Ridesharing Apps Are Popping Up Everywhere

As soon as Nancy picked up the passenger for a ride to the airport, she realized something was off. He seemed drunk or high, she says, despite it …

Uber

Here's What Trump Has Done For Women In His First 100 Days

Hint: A lot of bad stuff.<p>In his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump and his team have spent a lot of time trying to convince Americans that they’re hard at work improving the lives of women. Just this week, White House advisor Ivanka Trump told a crowd in Germany that her dad is “a …

Rights & Freedoms

Ariel Winter Calls Instagram Slut-Shaming Double Standard

Why are guys allowed to be shirtless?<p>At this point, Ariel Winter has pretty much become a professional at shutting down body critics and slut shamers. She gets so much hate about pretty much everything on social media, and she refuses to put up with it. But beyond her epic clap backs, Ariel also …

Feminism

As it happened: Sharapova moves past Makarova in Stuttgart second round

Relive all the action from WTA Insider Live Blog as Maria Sharapova took out Russian Ekaterina Makarova and reach the quarterfinals at the Porsche …

Tennis

Who Is Bill Cosby's Daughter? Read Full Text Of Essay By Evin Cosby As Comedian Says He Is Blind

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby, who is facing a sexual assault trial, said Wednesday that he has gone completely blind. In an essay published the same …

Feminism

Veteran guard Briann January ready to step up as Indiana Fever's leader

It was the kind of play that Briann January made ... well, because that's how she always plays. That it happened at the end of a potential …

WNBA

These are the sad reasons many women don’t feel comfortable reporting their sexual assault

As we wrap up April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it’s important to keep the dialogue going and encourage everyone (ourselves included!) …

Feminism

Women Doctors Earn Less—and Not Because of the Jobs They Choose - Bloomberg

America's women doctors aren't earning less than men because of the fields they've chosen. Even women in some of the highest-paying medical …

Gender

Why Trans People Have a Constitutional Right to Change Their Birth Certificate

The Constitution protects trans people’s right to correct the gender on their birth certificates.habari1/Thinkstock In a pair of new lawsuits filed …

Equality

Crying golf star can barely get through answer on rule fiasco

IRVING, Texas — Lexi Thompson paused, tears welling up in her eyes, when asked about how difficult things have been since a viewer-cited penalty cost …

Golf

The reason men need women to orgasm — and why women often fake it — is to feel more masculine

Print<p>Men need women to orgasm to feel more masculine, suggests a new study that finds female orgasms function as a “masculinity achievement” for men …

Gender

This Is What An 18th Century Feminist Looks Like

In honor of Mary Wollstonecraft's 258th birthday on April 27, we're celebrating the achievements of women around the world who contributed to modern …

Feminism

How Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale succumbed to the feminist curse

Hulu's stunning adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i> into a series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Alexis Bledel has — …

Feminism

Some call it 'stealthing,' others call it sexual assault

<b>(CNN) —</b> Some people call it "stealthing" -- a practice where men secretly remove or damage condoms without their partners' knowledge. Others call it sexual assault.<p>But giving it an official name could be a major support for survivors of sexual assault, many of whom face an uphill battle in the …

Gender