Women's News

What no one tells new moms about what childbirth can do to their bodies

Postnatal care in America is pitiful. The Senate health bill would make it worse.<p>This week, the Senate may vote on a health care bill that would make poor people pay more for worse insurance. It would also be a disaster for women who want to have kids.<p>The Better Care Reconciliation Act, …

Pregnancy

Sheryl Sandberg On Gender Equality's Power In Advertising And Business

In 2015, Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In, her nonprofit dedicated to empowering women, introduced a new award called the Glass Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity — the annual event in the south of France to laud the world’s best advertising. Facebook’s chief operating officer …

Sheryl Sandberg

In premodern Japan, it was common for aristocrats and samurai to pursue male lovers

I’m an anthropologist who grew up in Japan and has lived there, off and on, for 22 years. Yet every visit to Tokyo’s Harajuku district still surprises me. In the eye-catching styles modeled by fashion-conscious young adults, there’s a kind of street theater, with crowded alleyways serving as …

Gender

Women sent Silicon Valley a message. Will it listen?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Could it be that the tide is turning when it comes to men and women in the American workplace?<p>Hot on the heels of Uber chief Travis Kalanick's resignation in the wake of various sexual assault scandals at his company, Binary Capital has announced that co-founder Justin Caldbeck is on …

Feminism

The Republican Lawmaker Who Secretly Created Reddit’s Women-Hating ‘Red Pill’

A web of secret online identities connects the creator of the misogynistic Red Pill forum to a New Hampshire state representative.<p>Last November, voters in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region re-elected to the state house of representatives a man who appears to be one of the secret architects of the …

Feminism

Men still die before women. Is toxic masculinity to blame?

Many assume that shorter male lifespans are driven by biological factors. Yet the health consequences of traditional male identity cannot be underestimated<p>For much of recent history, men have tended to die earlier than women, though this was not always the case: for many centuries, the perils of …

Gender

Why every woman should be part of an Old Girls' network

Old Boys’ Clubs have been around for so long that they are officially part of our lexicon. What was once a phrase used solely to refer to school alumni is now synonymous with a network of men “regarded as prestigious or influential, whose members provide each other with assistance or preferential …

Networking

Blog Content Becomes The Store

We read blogs because they entertain us or give us information that we find valuable, and trust the content because it comes from people we can …

Mary Meeker

Why Is the Onus on Women to Curb Workplace Interruptions?

Some businesses are actively taking steps to solve a problem that is too often left to female employees.<p>The recent spectacle of Senator Kamala Harris’s male colleagues repeatedly cutting her off at Senate Intelligence Committee hearings is the latest reminder of what several studies dating back to …

Kamala Harris

WNBA's Liberty make history as first team to ever participate in New York Pride parade

Over 40,000 people marched in New York's Pride parade on Sunday, and among them were some pretty famous faces. Joining the likes of Mayor Bill de …

New York Liberty

Blockchain technology is moving into the financial mainstream with IBM and seven European banks

IBM is building blockchain technology that will be used by seven of Europe's largest bank including HSBC and Rabobank to facilitate international …

FinTech

Artist Elle Is Celebrating The Beautiful Experience Of Being A Black Woman

"My art is the fantasy of my best life"<p>Known only as Elle, the London-based artist who tags all her work #Ellestrations, first caught my eye with her illustrative dance between realism and dreamlike drawings. Though her work started off as personal doodles, it is now growing into a varied …

Feminism

'Trumpcare' would send her to Mexico for birth control

<b>(CNN) —</b> All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control.<p>As far as health care needs go, that's pretty simple.<p>But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they'll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it.<p>It's not that the Gonzalezes don't have …

Women's Health

Anita Sarkeesian Tries to Rewrite History, Claims YouTuber Wanted to ‘Intimidate’ Her at Vidcon

Following Anita Sarkeesian’s outburst against Carl “Sargon of Akkad” Benjamin at one of her Vidcon panels last week, the Feminist Frequency host has …

Feminism

Image Comics Month-to Month Sales Chart March 2017: Independent Women

by David Carter<p>Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures.<p>Please refer to the July 2015 column for a …

Women's History

Kristine Leahy of 'American Ninja Warrior' Dispels 10 Misconceptions About Women and Sports

<i>Kristine Leahy is a sports journalist and host, appearing each week as cohost of NBC's</i> American Ninja Warrior, <i>and Fox Sports One's</i> The Herd. <i>The Chicago native, 30, could rattle off the NBA Bulls starting lineup as early as kindergarten. From that point on, Leahy was determined to translate her</i> …

Women's Sports

J.K. Rowling became a billionaire by masquerading as a man

What’s changed since Mary Anne Evans wrote under the pseudonym George Elliot more than a century ago? Not a lot.<p>J.K. Rowling is celebrating the publication of her first Harry Potter book 20 years ago on June 26, 1997 and thanked her fans on Twitter. But as she told this BBC Television interviewer, …

Gender

Bill Cosby’s PR team now says tour isn’t about sexual assault

Cosby's PR people are walking back earlier comments which suggested they were going to focus on sexual assault<p>Bill Cosby’s spokespeople are walking back statements last week which seemed to imply that the comedian plans on giving town hall meetings about avoiding sexual assault charges.<p>“The town …

Justice

3 Things You Can Do Tonight For A Better Workout Tomorrow

Bonus: You'll sleep better, too.<p>Tossed and turned all night? That groggy next-day feeling can lower your speed and reaction time and can even affect performance. Research has found sleep-deprived athletes may be negatively impacted in areas like strength and power. The easiest way to take your …

Women's Health

The World’s Most Powerful Women: June 26

U.S. Olympic runner Alysia Montaño ran in last week's Track and Field Nationals wearing a Wonder Woman half-shirt that exposed her protruding …

Susan Wojcicki

The EveryMan Project Is Redefining Male Beauty in the Most Inspiring Way

<i>Every Body celebrates inclusivity and the representation of human beings in every shape and form.</i><p>It can be easy to forget that the body positivity movement isn’t just for women; men suffer body-image issues too. That’s why one photographer is working to challenge the dominant image of men that gets …

Feminism

10 Best Countries to Live In

So, you've decided that maybe it's time for somewhere new, but where to? There's so much to consider in making the choice: there are the places where people live the longest and where they are healthiest; there are the cities where expats can live their best lives and those that are paradises for …

Geography

'She is really quite lucky': Mom-to-be survives heart condition for 10 days

In early June, Malisa joined a friend at the movies. At 38 weeks pregnant, Malisa often felt uncomfortable. Especially when the temperatures regularly reached 100 degrees. But when the 37-year-old felt a chest pain, like someone was sitting on it, she skipped the movie and went to the emergency …

Obstetrics

Easy Tips to Try Meditating

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. …

Meditation

Phil Mickelson reveals details for the first time following high-profile caddie split

Phil Mickelson’s recent split with his longtime caddie, Jim “Bones” McKay, made big news in the golf world. It caught everybody so off guard — they had been together 25 years, after all — but for the first time following the pair’s announcement, Mickelson went into greater detail about the …

Golf

Heather Watson tells online trolls: sport isn't about looking perfect

Tennis player sends defiant message to critics of her appearance, saying women need to feel comfortable in their own skin<p>The British tennis player Heather Watson has spoken out against online abuse she has received over her weight and appearance and urged other women to “feel comfortable in their …

Sport (UK)

Middle East turmoil is disrupting a vital resource for nuclear energy, space flight and birthday balloons

The diplomatic and trade embargo on the tiny Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is creating devastating ripple effects around the globe, including in one little-noticed market: helium.<p>No, helium is not just for filling balloons and making your voice sound like Mickey Mouse. The ultra-light gas is …

Women's Basketball

Google refuses to hand over salary data after Labor Dept accuses it of underpaying women

Google is refusing to hand over salary data to the government after the Labor Dept accused it of underpaying female employees …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the government sued Google back in January after an initial analysis suggested a problem.<p>The Labor Department sued Google in January after the company …

Women in Tech

Teen Girls Tried To Stop Austin Jones In 2015

“People didn’t take it seriously enough back then. So many people defended him, saying, ‘It’s just a dance! This isn’t a big deal.’”<p>Posted on June 26, 2017, 17:51 GMT<p>Singer and YouTube star Austin Jones was arrested and charged this June for procuring pornographic videos from two 14-year-olds. The …

Women are twice as likely than men to lose their jobs to robots

As automation threatens the existence of millions of jobs across the US, not every American is equally at risk of being replaced by a robot.<p>Twice as many women than men are likely to lose their jobs as automation replaces human labor, according to a recent report by the Institute for Spatial …

Robots