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Sex and Society, a European nonprofit group that provides sex education to high school students, has adjusted its curriculum as of late to include not just an emphasis on preventing pregnancy, but also being more positive about pregnancy. And as happy as we are that the shame circulating around unplanned pregnancies is slowly evaporating, we aren’t sure how we feel about all of this being a part of Europe’s less-than-subtle approach to encourage women ... Read More
Ruth Bader Ginsburg expressed her optimism earlier in February that the court will eventually rule in favor of gay marriage. However, the Supreme Court was still deeply divided on Tuesday when they started to hear oral arguments to the historic Obergefell v. Hodges—even though anti-gay activists are also expecting gay marriage to ultimately win out. Accepting possible defeat (and being on the wrong side of history) didn’t stop anti-gay activists from ... Read More
Angelina Jolie attracted widespread publicity when she announced that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. In an op-ed for The New York Times, the actress revealed that she had made this decision after learning she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene. Of writing the essay, Jolie said, “I choose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the ... Read More
Recent Vogue cover girl and all-around American sweetheart Karlie Kloss has added a new line to her expanding resume: coding advocate. The supermodel has partnered with the NYC-based Flatiron School to establish the Kode with Karlie scholarship, which provides an intensive two-week training course where young women can learn to code. After taking a summer course at the school herself, Kloss became passionate about promoting coding amongst women, stating to The ... Read More
At thirty years old, Elise Stefanik is the youngest woman to ever be elected to Congress. With her strong and assertive manner, the New York Republican has done her best to move beyond her past as a target of bullying. In a profile piece published in the New York Post, Stefanik reveals that in her youth she was the mark of “mean girls” who singled her our for being “too studious” and participating in classroom discussions. After a gym-class ... Read More
Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, is expected to announce her candidacy for President of the United States on May 4th. We've got the main points you need to know about her: She’s a staunch Republican. Although according to a national CNN poll released last week, only 2% of Republicans named her as their first choice in the presidential election, less than 12 other candidates and likely candidates. She has never held elected ... Read More
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the capitol of Nepal on Saturday and was the worst the country has seen for almost 80 years. The death toll has reached more than 3,600 and is continuing to rise; photographs and videos have taken over media outlets here in the U.S. and many are left wondering how they can help. When it comes to giving and donating to organizations it’s important to know exactly who and what you are giving to. Luckily, there are now ... Read More
Although the age of 49 does coincide with the generally accepted end of a woman’s child-bearing years, it does not signify the end of her life. So why do data collectors ignore older women? In a world in which decisions are made by conferring with polls, it is appalling that women above the age of 49 are completely left out of the equation. Most international data, which includes metrics on health, employment, assets and domestic violence, collects ... Read More
Malala Yousafzai has quickly become one of the most important women on the planet for so many reasons and it is only right that her influence should reach interstellar proportions. The youngest Noble Peace Prize recipient in history now has a 2-mile-wide asteroid named after her. The asteroid called, 316201 Malala, orbits the sun every five and a half years in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, according to TIME. Amy Mainzer, the woman who named the ... Read More
For the first time in the U.S. a woman has been found guilty of feticide and is facing 20 years in prison. A jury convicted Indiana resident Purvi Patel, 33, of felony child neglect in addition to the feticide charge for the death of her second trimester fetus. In July 2013, Patel entered the emergency room of St. Joseph Hospital in Mishawaka, Indiana, with heavy vaginal bleeding. Although she initially denied it, she later told the hospital staff that she had ... Read More
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