Muslim Women in America: The Extremist Influence: social media is adding to the increas of women's participation in terrorist acts. Muslim Women & the Hijab: Is the choice to wear or not wear the hijab becoming a feminist movement? Sex Talk: Mona Elthawy's "Sex Talk for Muslim Women" brings to light the need to discuss the once taboo subject openly.Watch Video
Donald Trump says Clinton's only asset is "the woman card." Kristin Tate on government waste and what young voters want. Combating the abuse female journalists must face from online trolls.
Which voters will swing the election? The new rules when it comes to overtime. LGBT rights
"My Friends and I Beat Up My Rapist, And I Will Never Apologize", Emily Eveland writes
The University of Texas Austin was Abigail Fisher's dream school. Fisher, from Sugar Land, Texas, a wealthy Houston suburb, earned a 3.59 GPA in high school and scored an 1180 on the SATs. Not bad, but not enough for the highly selective UT Austin in fall 2008; Fisher's dreams were dashed when she was denied admission. In response, Fisher sued. Her argument? That applicants of color, whose racial backgrounds were included as a component of the university's holistic review process, were less qualified students and had displaced her.
LONDON — When Holly Brockwell first went to doctors four years ago — then aged 26 — asking for a sterilisation, she was refused for being "too young" and told she would one day change her mind. Now aged 30, Brockwell — who has never wanted children — has finally been sterilised after a four-year battle.
Let’s start by asking: Do abortions harm women? We know they harm some women; research has demonstrated as much. The study by Pricilla Coleman published in the British Journal of Psychiatry used data from 22 studies between 1995-2009 and found that “Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion.”
Women are more likely to be taken seriously at work if they stand in a typically male way, scientists have claimed. A strong stance with feet planted shoulder-width apart is best if women want to be considered leadership material, the study by University College London found. People’s perception of the woman will change even if what she wears and says stays the same, researchers added.
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss this presidential election’s female voting bloc, how new overtime rules benefit women, and Behind The Headlines: looking beyond the bathroom bill and into gender identity among millennials.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), The Center for American Progress’s Sarah McBride, The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow and ,GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins
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by Sallie Bingham
“Did you ever make mud pies?” a friend asked me. He was helping me root around blackberry bushes on Tesuque Pueblo’s organic farm.
“I would have loved to, but it never happened,” I told him. When I was little, I knew without being told that I should never get dirty (although I did manage to get quite dirty out of sight in the old barn taking care of my horse.)Read More »
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