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Sounding the alarm on violence against women transport workers

In May, 75 women from the International Transport Workers Federation and urban transport unions met in Bali as part of a ’ground-breaking’ action forum on violence against women working in public transport. The forum explored the hardship transport w…

Qualcomm to Pay to Settle Claims of Bias Against Women

Chip maker Qualcomm Inc. will pay $19.5 million to settle claims that women at the company receive lower pay and fewer chances for promotion than men.

30 Women’s, Children’s, and Animal Organizations Call for Ban on Running of Bulls

In a united front against the drunken violence, growing numbers of rapes and sexual assaults, and cruelty to animals that allegedly occurred this month at the San Fermín Running... The post 30 Women’s, Children’s, and Animal Organizations Call for Ban on Running of Bulls appeared first on PETA.

The Morning News: Michelle Obama's Life-Giving Speech and a New Lawsuit Against Seattle Tunnel Partners

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Michelle Obama for president. Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com Michelle Obama Performed a Life-Giving Speech Last Night: She spoke about her role as a parent of "two, beautiful, intelligent, Black young women" in the White House, a structure built by slaves. Show More Summary

Food Safety Experts Say Raw Cookie Dough Might Not Kill Us After All

A new report from the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food states that pregnant women, the elderly, and very young should no longer be advised against eating raw or lightly cooked eggs.

Democratic Convention: DNC Makes Several Women’s Bathrooms “All Genders”

The Democratic National Convention is being held in a city where it is still against the law to use the opposite biological bathroom, though they’ve attempted to force schools to

U.S. women's basketball veteran Sue Bird is helping to pass on legacy of excellence

In a pre-Olympic exhibition game at the Galen Center on Monday night, USA Select team guard Jewell Loyd found herself up against a familiar face: Sue Bird, her teammate on the Seattle Storm and her elder by 13 years. The 35-year-old Bird is a captain of the national team, with two WNBA championships,...

New Reports of Sexual Harassment at Fox News Are Horrifying, Unsurprising

In her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson hinted at a company culture nearly as hostile to women as the alleged creep at the top. Her Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy “shushed” her on air, mocked her during commercial breaks, and treated her like a “blond female prop,” Carlson claimed. Show More Summary

70% of Canadians support law protecting unborn victims of crime: poll

'Ultimately a comprehensive strategy to end violence against women must include many targeted initiatives and legal reforms, including new penalties for those who target pregnant women.'

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Results: Winner, Reaction from UFC on Fox 20

Valentina Shevchenko ensured that the run of upsets in the UFC women's bantamweight division didn't stop at UFC on Fox 20 on Saturday. The 28-year-old defied the odds against former champion Holly Holm, prevailing via unanimous decision...Show More Summary

UFC on FOX 20 results: FOX 'Prelims' live recap, updates

Before former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight champion Holly Holm looks to rebound later tonight (Sat., July 23, 2016) against striking sensation Valentina Shevchenko, and former Strikeforce champion Gilbert...Show More Summary

Team USA Coach Geno Auriemma ‘proud’ of WNBA players’ activism

Team USA women’s basketball Coach Geno Auriemma is “proud” of the WNBA players who used their platform to protest a spate of recent shootings perpetrated by and against police officers. “I respect (New York Liberty star) Tina (Charles) and the players in the WNBA for their concern and their voices and the passion that they […]

The 'lock her up' movement against Hillary Clinton: a modern-day Salem witch trial?

To the editor: I remember visiting Salem, Mass., and taking the “Witch City” tour, a look into the infamous witch trails that took place in 1692-93. Twenty people, almost all of them women, were put to death by hanging for the most part, the result of mass hysteria over the alleged demonic possession...

Holly Holm vs Valentina Shevchenko full fight video preview for UFC on FOX 20 main event

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion, Holly Holm will return to the Octagon TONIGHT (Sat., July 23, 2016) for a 135-pound showdown against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on FOX 20, a network-televised...Show More Summary

USA vs. Costa Rica Women's Soccer: Score and Reaction for 2016 Friendly

The United States women's national soccer team had a full Olympic squad in tow for Friday's friendly against Costa Rica at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas, and their firepower was on full display in a dominant 4-0 victory. Crystal...Show More Summary

Ind. court tosses Purvi Patel's feticide conviction

4 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Women's advocacy groups say the case marked the first time a state feticide law was used against a woman because of an alleged self-induced abortion

Why Roger Ailes’ Resignation Doesn’t Feel As Good As We Thought It Would

In the weeks since Gretchen Carlson filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, his personal and professional reputations have taken a severe public beating. Carlson’s legal team says more than 20 women have...Show More Summary

Tampons in New York Are About to Get Cheaper

4 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

New York will no longer discriminate against women for having functioning ovaries. Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to exempt tampons, pads, and other menstrual products from the state's sales tax starting on September 1.The bill unanimously passed the State Senate in April. In March, five New York City women ... More »

New Art Exhibition Explores Muslim Women’s Experiences Living in Toronto

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Exhibition at the Gardiner Museum helps Muslim women find their voice against oppression. Terrorist, dirty, oppressed, ignorant: these are just some of the words that Muslim women say are often hurled at them in Toronto. These are also some of the words you will see written on works of art by those same women. Show More Summary

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