A nearly 20-year observational study involving more than 44,700 black women nationwide found that regular vigorous exercise offers significant protection against development of an aggressive subtype of breast cancer. The findings from the Black Women's Health Study were presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Good news in the fight against breast cancer: New research suggests an existing drug can also halve the risk faced by post-menopausal women. Read more...
"Although things have changed a great deal here in the U.S., we still have to fight for women's rights every day. And the fight is even more robust in developing nations where women are marginalized, abused and discriminated against on a daily basis." Rep. Show More Summary
A North Carolina-based ministry is taking a stance against nationwide sex trafficking by directly engaging with the women and underage girls involved who pose as escorts in online ads that are found on classifieds websites, including craigslist.com.
Rebecca Edwards, 22, w. cream on her sunburned face & Lorena Daly, both pilot trainees in the Women's Flying Training Detachment, sporting goggled leather helmets & G.I. coveralls as they lean against primary hangar fr. which they fly,...Show More Summary
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Supreme Court has ordered a review of the case against two women from punk band Pussy Riot, saying lower courts failed to provide full evidence of their guilt and overlooked mitigating factors in sentencing them to two ye...
A serious blow has been struck against pregnant women's bodily autonomy in the UK today. A judge has ruled that a pregnant woman with mental health issues can be ordered to have an emergency C-section against her will. More » Judge Rules Mentally Ill Pregnant Woman Can Have An Immediate C-Section Against Her Will is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.
Women's rights have come a long way in Afghanistan over the last decade, but a Human Rights Watch researcher sees disturbing signs that the bad old days are poised to return as the US military exits. Violence against women has spiked in the last year, conservative lawmakers want to bring...
A call to arms against the last acceptable dating prejudice.
The popular actress didn't like the way the magazine represented her derriere—and she's not staying quiet on the topic.
Last week brought the UN’s 16 days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to a close. As 2013 ends – a year rife with stories of violence against women,...
Well, here's some scary-as-shit news from the world of "being a woman is really crappy and hard and dangerous sometimes." Read more...
What does the war against the trafficking of women, men and children look like on the front lines? Imagine, gangs, money, sex and violence; it has the makings of a great Hollywood thriller -- edge of your seat suspense. A hard-boiled,...Show More Summary
Women suffer shockingly high rates of violence. A survivor of violence has the right to reparations and justice. You can stand with survivors and demand justice and accountability.
…we should never give up on eliminating violence against women: • Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student • Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student • Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering...Show More Summary
"You said, 'Hit me,' and he did. What do you want me to do?" A prosecutor asked Dolores, whose husband had beaten her, when she tried to file a criminal complaint against him. Dolores sat across from the prosecutor, with a bruised face, stunned at his question. Show More Summary
Late last week, Rush Limbaugh decided to revive his rants against Sandra Fluke. It turns out to have been a warm-up for a truly epic exercise in knuckledragging sexism that he delivered to his listeners Monday. Crooks & Liars‘ John Amato has some background: I’ve been trying to figure out where Limbaugh came up with […]
Five awards and three accolades were given tonight to commend the important work of several organisations in the fight to prevent violence against women at tonight’s Partners in Prevention Awards. “The ACT Partners in Prevention Awards...Show More Summary
Mon December 09, 2013 Little Progress in Afghan Law Banning Violence Against Women VITAMIN W Staff More Afghan women and girls are reporting incidents of violence, but the prosecution of these crimes is still low. A U.N. report released Dec. Show More Summary