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Uncapped Ecclestone in England Women's squad for Pakistan T20s

7 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Sophie Ecclestone, the uncapped Lancashire left-arm spinner, has been named in England Women's 15-member squad for the three-match T20 series at home against Pakistan

India: Muslim women fight to overturn triple talaq

An online petition against triple talaq has been signed by 50,000 Muslim men and women across the country.

Why Original Ghostbusters Director Respects the Haters

17 hours agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman doesn't think the reboot haters are against women and respects their stance.

Pornosophy: In Praise of Objectification

Objectification is a much maligned intention. Everybody resists the idea of being objectified. Certainly feminism rails against the objectification of women, though few feminists express equal concern about the objectification of fetching looking studs. Show More Summary

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Calls Out Cowardly Feminists' Failure to Speak Out Against Islam's Oppression of Women

On New Years Eve, 1000 women were sexually assaulted in Cologne, Germany.One woman, whose identity has been protected, told German television how...

Church attendance linked with reduced suicide risk, especially for Catholics, study says

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Against a grim backdrop of rising suicide rates among American women, new research has revealed a blinding shaft of light: One group of women — practicing Catholics — appears to have bucked the national trend toward despair and self-harm. Compared with women who never participated in religious...

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL Teams Still Tone-Deaf to Domestic Abuse

The NFL has struggled when it comes to its players and violence against women. Well, here we go again... 1. The NFL Still Doesn't Get It The NFL said it learned. It said it over and over again when it came to accusations of violenceShow More Summary

Tampon makers could help reduce violence against women

Manufacturers of feminine hygiene products, including tampons and sanitary products, could dedicate a part of their revenues to support public health programmes that prevent violence against women, argues an expert in The BMJ this week. Physical...Show More Summary

Women’s Groups Say Monday’s Abortion Ruling Is “Just the Beginning”

Until this week, the future of abortion rights in America looked pretty bleak. All over the country, conservative legislators were passing restrictive laws faster than pro-choice organizations could file suit against them. It was an endless, exhausting game of whack-a-mole, and women and progressives were losing.

New Research Shows Vaccine Protection Against Zika Virus

The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been shown to lead to fetal microcephaly and other major birth defects. The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus epidemic a global public health emergency on February 1, 2016.

Brexit, More Bad News For Black Women

As an African American woman living in Texas, every morning I hold my breath reading the news, bracing myself for what terrible violence against black women and girls might confront me. Last Friday, I was relieved to scan news sources and find no pictures of black women or girls beside headlines about beatings, arrests, or shootings. Show More Summary

Victim ‘frustrated’ by probation for frat bro charged in two rapes: ‘For her, it’s a life sentence’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A former Indiana University student accused of raping two women received probation — but spent just one day in jail — and one of his victims spoke out against the sentence. John Enochs agreed to plead guilty last week to battery after prosecutors promised to drop two counts of rape...

Amnesty International Says Mexican Authorities Are Using Physical and Sexual Torture to Force Confessions from Women

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

A new report by Amnesty International outlines how torture and sexual abuse against women in Mexico is being carried out by local, state and federal police as well as the army and navy. The new report, published early Tuesday, details the experiences of 100 women incarcerated in Mexico who reported ... More »

Confronting Prejudice Against Muslim Women in the West

In a climate of soaring Islamophobia, Muslim women living in Western countries face perhaps the greatest challenges due to multiple layers of discrimination rooted in religion, appearance, gender equality and migration.

Mexican Authorities Use Sexual Violence Against Women For Forced Confessions: Amnesty

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Tailyn Wang was seven weeks pregnant when federal police broke into her house in Mexico City in 2014 without an arrest warrant. Wang, originally from Peru, was physically and sexually abused by federal authorities, miscarried insideShow More Summary

Laguna Beach cafe owners file countersuit against Muslim women who alleged discrimination

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The owners of a Laguna Beach cafe have filed a countersuit against a group of women who allege they were targeted for being “visibly Muslim” and discriminated against because they were ordered to leave. In the cross-complaint, filed last week in Orange County Superior Court, an attorney for the...

Whoopi Goldberg: It’s Okay If Women Abort Their Babies Because “We Talk to God”

Monday’s The View opened by discussing this morning’s Supreme Court decision to rule against Texas abortion clinic safety regulations. The panel praised the decision as a victory for women’s rights to “privacy” while co-host Joy Behar said that the pro-lifers were “just chipping away” at Roe V. Wade. Whoopi Goldberg said she was “thrilled” about […]

Elizabeth Warren Joins Hillary Clinton In Verbal Trump Assault [Video]

Elizabeth Warren has joined Hillary Clinton, and the two were holding hands in Ohio as they unified against the onslaught of attacks from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. The two women who most see as the next president and vice-president (rumored) of the United States have joined forces in their unified platform to defeat Donald... Show More Summary

Wendy Davis on Abortion-Rights Win and Why Women Should Fear Trump

Three years ago, almost to the day, Wendy Davis filibustered for 13 hours against a piece of Texas legislation designed to drastically reduce access to abortion in the state, especially for Texas' most vulnerable individuals. Despite Davis' efforts, and the national attention she brought to the issue, the bill ended up passing during a...

Supreme Court rules against Texas and for science in abortion case

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Modern science can't offer clarity on when life begins, but it does provide plenty of evidence that abortions are mostly safe and that most women feel more relief than regret after getting the procedure.

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