Women's News

John Oliver: Trump Is the Real Bathroom Predator, Not Transgender Kids

The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host blasted the president’s decision this past week to roll back protections for transgender kids.<p>This week, President Trump “rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity,” reported <i>The New</i> …

Transgender

I’m fighting the ban on my film Lipstick Under My Burkha. Ordinary Indian women need a voice

My film dares to tell a story from a female point of view. But that’s a narrative that the Indian film board – and India – isn’t comfortable with<p>When I was making Lipstick Under My Burkha, I didn’t think I was making a film that would scare a democratic country like India. I certainly didn’t expect …

Feminism

How the New Feminist Resistance Leaves Out American Women

Within days of Donald J. Trump’s election, the American left, newly animated in opposition, settled on a rallying cry: “Love trumps hate.” Inherent in the slogan is the idea that Mr. Trump stands for division and discrimination, while his opponents stand for love and inclusion. Nowhere was this …

Feminism

Lena Dunham Doubles Down on ‘Bogus’ Rape Claim

Actress Lena Dunham is repeating her controversial claim that she was raped in college. In a new post, published on her feminist blog, Dunham talks …

Feminism

Why the Oscars (and Everyone, Really) Should Ignore Casey Affleck

Hint: It's about so much more than Casey Affleck.<p>It started with my spontaneous Instagram of Casey Affleck. He was on a magazine cover heralded for …

Sexism

9 Anti-Aging Products That Actually Work

With so many anti-aging products on the market, it’s hard to determine which formulas are really effective and worth your money. But here at <i>Health</i>, …

Skin Care

More young women are getting heart attacks—here's why

On the morning of December 15, 2016, 37-year-old Christine Wayne woke up feeling tired and more rundown than usual. Although she had a cold that week, she thought she should feel better.<p>The Stamford, Connecticut, woman stayed home from work and rested, but decided to keep her dinner plans with a …

Diabetes

Watch as this transgender teen wins the Texas state wrestling tournament despite controversy

Despite all the controversy he faced and despite the mixed feelings that pervaded the state tournament, Mack Beggs, a transgender teen transitioning …

Transgender

A tattoo parlor got completely swarmed with customers when it offered this feminist slogan as a tattoo

“Nevertheless, she persisted.” After Mitch McConnell uttered those words about Elizabeth Warren, women around the country took the phrase and made it …

Feminism

Baylor Coach Under Fire For Controversial Comments About Scandal

Baylor’s women’s basketball coach made some strong, controversial comments.<p>Kim Mulkey, the women’s basketball coach at Baylor, spoke out against the …

Women's Basketball

Chyna Gibson is fifth trans woman killed in 2017

Chyna Gibson, a transgender woman and a drag performer, was shot and killed outside a New Orleans shopping center on Saturday night. She is at least …

Transgender

Baylor's Mulkey apologizes for 'very poor choice of words'

Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey expressed regret Sunday for comments she made a day earlier in defending the university against critics …

Women's Basketball

What happens to women when they retire?

Five women talk about what retirement means to them, and reveal the ‘deep-rooted gender issues’ it has exposed<p>timeline<p>Two weeks ago, Moira Ferguson invited me to her home in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, to meet, as she put it, “a fine bunch of feisty women”.<p>“We’ve all been friends for over 30 years and …

Retirement

Barry men’s basketball to open the postseason on Wednesday

The Barry men’s basketball team, ranked 25th in the nation in NCAA Division II, on Wednesday won the Sunshine State Conference outright for the first …

Women's Basketball

150 women queued outside this tattoo parlour when they started offering feminist tattoos

With everything that’s happening over in the States, there’s never been a better or more appropriate time to wear your feminist heart on your …

Feminism

The Fall of Feminism: Jessa Crispin’s “Why I Am Not A Feminist”

THE ULTIMATE FAILURE of <i>Why I Am Not a Feminist</i>, Jessa Crispin’s fiery denunciation of modern American feminism, is all the more disappointing because …

Feminism

Living with children makes women more sleep deprived than men

Women with children in the house are more tired than men but also women without children.<p>Women who live with children are more likely to be sleep …

Gender

Departures of USWNT Players from American Pro League Continues with Carli Lloyd

First it was Alex Morgan, who signed with French women’s team Lyon in January. Now the departures of United States women’s national team players from …

Soccer

Lingerie boxing is not “empowering”. Even calling it “sport” is a stretch

Just when women’s sport is gaining traction in terms of commercial and cultural credibility, attracting supportive, large audiences and sponsors, …

Gender

Are women increasingly at risk of addiction?

Last year, American novelist Joyce Maynard faced a harsh realization: Her habit of reaching for a glass of wine whenever she felt stressed had crossed the line into an addiction.<p>“It kind of crept up on me,” said Maynard, 63, whose novel about a single mother with a wine dependence, “Under the …

Addiction

Enforcement of transgender people's rights in India 'stalled'

Nearly one year after the Supreme Court's landmark decision on transgender people in India, the country still faces problems enforcing the ruling. DW spoke with Jayshree Bajoria about the state of these rights reforms.<p>In April 2014, India's highest court decided on a case aimed at drawing attention …

Transgender

Dustin Johnson's exploding ball reveals 2nd child's gender

A post shared by Paulina Gretzky (@paulinagretzky) on Feb 26, 2017 at 12:24pm PST<p>Last week, Dustin Johnson's fiancee, Paulina Gretzky, announced …

Sports

'I Was in Tears': What It's Really Like to Experience Hollywood Sexism | Broadly

The film awards season is back, along with its annual headlines about gender inequality and lack of representation. Women have barely been recognized at this year's Oscars, with 80 percent of the nominations in non-acting categories going to men. But behind the statistics lie the personal stories …

Feminism

Somehow, this story keeps getting stranger.

Back in 2014, at the Church of God in Christ’s 107th Holy Convocation in Memphis, a young man announced to the entire congregation that he was free …

Gender

Stop Smoking Pregnancy Service

About this service<p><b>If you are a smoker and are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, our specialist midwife team will offer friendly, one- to- one support</b> …

Obstetrics

Gretchen Carlson talking with MSNBC: report

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is in talks with MSNBC, Business insider reported on Sunday.<p>While two MSNBC sources upheld an original source's …

Sexism

Over the Rainbow: The LGBT Challenge in Indonesia

2016 was a pivotal year for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues in Indonesia.<p>While in previous decades people of non-normative genders and sexualities were constantly under threat by religious vigilante groups, in 2016 a number of government representatives and politicians …

Gender

A Louisville Student Got Screwed Out Of $38,000 For A Dumb Reason

Via WAVE 3 News<p>One of the staples of halftime entertainment at basketball games is the contest where a fan has to hit a layup, a free throw, a three, and a half court shot in an allotted period of time. Said fan also has to rebound for themselves, so they need to do a lot in a short amount of time …

Women's Basketball

Kelsey Plum Etches Her Name Atop NCAA Women's All-Time Scoring List

Kelsey Plum is no stranger to big-time scoring nights, but her 57 points against Utah on Saturday night left an indelible mark on what has become a …

WNBA

'Moonlight' Writer Dedicates Film To All POC And Gender-Nonconforming

"This is for you."<p>The 89th Academy Awards on Sunday weren’t lacking in high-key socio-political statements, one of which came from “Moonlight” playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney.<p>After receiving the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, which “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins and McCraney …

Gender