Women's News

Why Do So Many Moms Feel So Bad About Themselves?

This article originally appeared on Time. For more stories like this, visit time.com.<p>Giving birth to her first child at home without medication was a …

Pregnancy

Trump’s Boogeymen? Women!

Donald Trump has a particular taste for the degradation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities and women — and God forbid those identities should overlap — as a way of playing out his personal sense of racial, sexist, and patriarchal entitlement. And as he degrades, he plays to those very same …

Opinion

Dolly Parton's nine-to-five approach to music

<b>Even when she's talking about cold, hard cash, Dolly Parton manages to seem down to earth.</b><p>She's promoting her new children's album "I Believe in You" and is in top, self-deprecating form, talking to the BBC.<p>"It's hard for me to spend money on tonnes of stuff because I'm going to look the same, no …

Dolly Parton

Into the gym: first Saudi female head of sports should get women exercising

"It's going to be changing stereotypes"<p>By Heba Kanso<p>BEIRUT, Oct 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Saudi Arabia's appointment of its first female head …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

As #MeToo takes off, don’t let the right define misogyny

After Weinstein, calling out sexism has gone mainstream. But as the Clive Lewis affair shows, this throws up new ethical dilemmas for feminists on the left<p>The unmasking of Harvey Weinstein was like the breaching of a dam, against which decades of abuse, outrage, injustice, rumour, shameful …

Feminism

NeoGAF inaccessible following sexual harassment allegations against owner

NeoGAF, one the internet’s most popular gaming forums and the place to go for top rumors, news, and gossip is currently down. At the time of writing, …

Technology

What If Women Had The Power?

A stunning new speculative-fiction book by Naomi Alderman couldn’t be more timely.<p>One of the most succinct definitions of sexual harassment I’ve read over the past few weeks goes like this: For men, it’s anything they might say to a woman that would make them uncomfortable if it were said to them, …

Social Work

Women Say They Were Burned and Branded by Doctors During Initiations Into a Secret Sorority

(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Women say they were branded and traumatized by doctors in a secretive group, and state officials will review why authorities didn't …

News

CBC women: John Kelly must apologize to Rep. Wilson

White House chief of Staff John Kelly must apologize to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) for his "blatant lies," according to a statement released Sunday by 17 female members of the Congressional Black Caucus.<p>The statement from her fellow members continues the ongoing tit-for-tat between the Trump …

News

Whitney Port got very real about how giving birth vaginally “changes everything down there”

We can always count on Whitney Port to keep it 100%. This week, <i>The Hills</i> star brought some much-needed relief to new moms everywhere. How? She laid …

Pregnancy

Abortion is down — so the GOP’s coming for your birth control

Lower abortion rates suggest women are getting better at preventing pregnancy. So the right is trying to stop them<p>The abortion rate has fallen yet again, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health, dropping by 25 percent from 2008 to 2014. Thanks, Obama! Or really, …

Social Work

Nine days ago, she pleaded to join the Marine Corps Marathon. Sunday, she came in first.

Sarah Bishop was not registered for the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon when she visited its website nine days ago. After finding a phone number, listening to menu options and pressing five for customer service, she waited on hold. When business manager Jim Jackson answered the phone, Bishop pleaded her …

News

Learning To Care For My Newborn Was A Humbling Experience

<i>Wen is an emergency physician and the health commissioner of Baltimore City.</i><p>Two months ago, my husband and I welcomed our baby son, Eli, into the world. Hearing his first cry and getting to hold him were the happiest moments of our lives. When he was placed on my chest and I could see and touch …

News (U.S.)

25 John Besh Employees Allege Sexual Harassment in His Restaurants

The restaurant group fostered a culture that encouraged harassment and assault<p>John Besh, the New Orleans celebrity chef whose dining empire totals more than 12 restaurants throughout the South, and his business partner, Octavio Mantilla, have fostered a culture that encourages rampant sexual …

Gender

Indian village run by teenage girls offers hope for a life free from abuse

In Thennamadevi young daughters are forging a new destiny beyond their alcoholic fathers and human traffickers<p>Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back …

India

Shawn Johnson East Reveals She Suffered a Miscarriage in Emotional Video with Her Husband

Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew East announced in an emotional YouTube video posted on Saturday that Johnson East had a miscarriage just …

Celebrity News

'Victimhood narrative' taught in schools fuels anxiety in young women, academic claims

The “victimhood narrative” that is being taught at schools and universities is fuelling anxiety in young women, an academic has argued in her new book.<p>Doctrines of “everyday sexism” are “rape culture” are having a “debilitating” effect on girls’ confidence, according to Dr Joanna Williams, a …

Feminism

Over 30 Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

In a new bombshell expose, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reports that over 30 women, almost all of them young, aspiring actresses at the time of the incidents alleged, have shared stories of screenwriter and director James Toback sexually harassing them, using the promise of an audition to lure them into …

4 female senators share their own stories of being sexual harassed after the Harvey Weinstein scandal

• <b>Four Democratic senators are speaking out about their own experiences being sexually harassed.</b>• <b><br>They opened up as part of the #MeToo campaign that picked up steam in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.</b>• <b><br>They emphasized that for things to change, there needs to be a cultural shift from teaching</b> …

Award Shows

What It Took to Succeed as a Woman Producer in the Hollywood Boys’ Club

In the last week, as the Hollywood Hills began ringing with furious cries of “me, too,” my son Oly, a manager whose clients include many talented women, called me in dismay. Every day brought devastating stories of movie stars and models who said that they’d been molested by Harvey Weinstein—even …

Culture

“Riverdale” star Camila Mendes shared an important message to those struggling with eating disorders

Mental health importance is being brought to the forefront, and we are here for it. On Thursday, Camila Mendes opened up about struggling with eating …

Mental Disorders

The Chorus of ‘#MeToo’ From Women

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Do We Believe Women? Nation Takes Fresh Look at Sexual Harassment” (Retro Report, Oct. 18):<p>Your headline asks, “Do We Believe Women?” The answer lately seems to be yes.<p>Unlike the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, in which the central question was whether …

Feminism

Sexual harassment makes a Hollywood producer and an Iowa prosecutor unfit for the job

As the number of women who said they’d been sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein climbed above 40, women across the globe last week took to social …

Des Moines

Young feminists tackle obstacles to change at Chicago conference

As a young, black woman, Kat West said she often feels hesitant when venturing into feminist space — conversations that historically haven’t included …

Feminism

Jeremy Corbyn condemns Clive Lewis comments and denies accusations of misogyny in Labour party

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned a “completely unacceptable” comment made by MP Clive Lewis and denied accusations of misogyny within the Labour party.<p>It …

Feminism

Eric Holder: Harvey Weinstein Revelations Must Prompt Culture Shift On Sexual Harassment

Law enforcement alone won’t solve the problem, the former attorney general said.<p>In the wake of the explosive revelations about alleged sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men, former United States Attorney General Eric Holder called on …

News (U.S.)

Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Writer laid out the dishonesty of pro-choice zealots on Twitter<p>The topic of abortion is one of those issues that, like gun control, or where you …

Social Work

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

Medicine

Harvey Weinstein has exposed the fake feminists among us

Donna Karan is still kicking herself.<p>Almost two weeks ago, in a speech that could’ve been straight out of the Jihadist’s Guide to the Hijab, Karan …

Lifestyle

19 Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Working Right

A thyroid disorder epidemic?<p>The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, can have a dramatic impact on a huge variety of bodily functions, and …

Wellness