Muslim women are too scared to wear the hijab today

August 22, 2017

Image: : AP PHOTO/ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/TWITTER LONDON The world has woken up to the news that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States. SEE ALSO: Donald Trump calls for total ban on Muslims entering the U.S. While many are celebrating Trump’s victory right now, some Muslim women are expressing fear that they may be targeted by hate crime. In December 2015, Trump called for a total ban on…


Another Europe trip for Melania Trump means forging new relationships

July 6, 2017

(CNN)First lady Melania Trump is back in Europe. “This trip, for me, has been very special, and I will never forget the women and children I met,” the first lady said at the end of the visit, speaking to American troops and their families in Sicily. “As one of the kids at the hospital that I visit said in a picture he drew for me: We are all the same.”…


Manchester International Festival: Putting women in control of the world – BBC News

July 5, 2017

“I think there would be a different sense of care. Definitely.” Image copyright BBC/Getty Images Image caption Director Vicky Featherstone (left) and writer Abi Morgan have helped create the show “But your question to me was, do you think the world would be a better place if women did [rule it]? “At the moment, it isn’t equal. It is men ruling the world. And I think it would be a…


Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time

June 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)It marked a rare presidential moment on a most un-presidential day — Donald Trump stood at a podium flanked by flags as “Stars and Stripes Forever” rang out, after delivering a speech on energy. The controversy was yet another reminder, a few days ahead of America’s birthday, that Trump is a leader like no other in the nation’s 241-year history, who plans to stay true to himself and is…


Travel ban 2.0 set to begin Thursday

June 29, 2017

(CNN)After months of winding through the courts, the so-called “watered down,” revised version of President Donald Trump’s fiercely litigated travel ban will finally go in effect at 8 p.m. Thursday. If you can’t sufficiently establish such a close relationship, you are banned for 90 days if you are from Libya, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan, and 120 days if you are a refugee from any country. The new guidelines,…


Sen. Murkowski on health care bill: ‘I don’t have enough information’

June 28, 2017

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday that she doesn’t “have enough information” to vote for on the Senate GOP’s health care bill. Murkowski’s comments come just hours after the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the Senate bill’s impact, prompting multiple Republicans to express doubts about the legislation or reiterate that they would not vote for the bill in its current form.


Theresa May Fast Facts

June 12, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom. Father: Hubert Brasier, Anglican vicar Mother: Zaidee (Barnes) Brasier Marriage: Philip May (1980-present) Education: St. Hugh’s College, University of Oxford, Geography, 1974-1977 Religion: Anglican Other Facts: Has Type 1 diabetes. Was the first female chairman of the Conservative Party. Was introduced to her husband in 1976 at an Oxford Conservative Association dance by Benazir Bhutto,…


RNC chair reflects on whether women can ‘have it all’

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, grew emotional Wednesday night while reflecting on the challenges women face raising a family and taking on leadership roles. “I don’t know if you can have it all,” she said, sitting on a panel featuring other high-profile women in politics and moderated by CNN’s Dana Bash.


Ivanka Trump’s brand gets Memorial Day very, very wrong

May 30, 2017

Image: chip somodevilla/Getty Images Memorial day is supposed to be the day Americans come together to pay respect to the people who’ve died while serving the countryor, if you’re Ivanka Trump, make popsicles. On Sunday, the Ivanka Trump brand posted a painfully tone deaf tweet just in time for the holiday. SEE ALSO: 8th graders refuse to take a photo with Paul Ryan because they don’t “want to be associated…


Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Formerly a high-level marketing executive for Diageo, Julianne took a four-year career break when her children were born before retraining as a psychologist. Her initial goal for Women Returners was to counteract the negative stereotypes surrounding career breaks. “We were initially driven by the social goal of making sure a career break didn’t mean career suicide. I was aware that everything you read at the time was very negative –…


Inside The Pro-Life Centers That Say They Offer Women “Choice” During Pregnancies

May 26, 2017

Imagine for a moment that youre a woman seeking an abortion. Chances are, youre at least a little nervous of the stigma, the protesters heckling you outside of the medical office, and the fact that youre getting a medical procedure, even an extremely safe one. You get to the courtyard of the complex where the clinic is located. There are a handful of buildings around you. To your right is…


17 Things To Do On MDW That Have Nothing To Do With Getting Drunk

May 25, 2017

Memorial Day is meant to be celebrated as a solemn remembrance of the brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedom here in America. But we all know many (if not most) people will likely be spending the three-day weekend perpetually drunk off their asses, just because. Contrary to popular belief, though, there are so many other ways to spend the long weekend that dont involve alcohol…


High School Girls Invent Subtle Method To Detect Date Rape Drugs In Your Drink

May 25, 2017

A group of high school girls are attempting to fight against rape culturewith a brand-new and extremely subtle invention: a straw. Victoria Roca, Susana Cappello, and Carolina Baigorri, all of whom are students at Gulliver Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, developed the straw concept during anentrepreneurship class theyall took part in. Being young women, I feel like this is a problem that we hear about a lot, especially when we…


Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched…


Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 million. In a sunlit ballroom Sunday morning at the Tuwaiq Palace in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump’s proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund — a concept she first shared during her own inaugural international trip as first daughter last month to Berlin, Germany — was promised a combined $100…


This radical video by Shonda Rhimes and Dove is what unapologetic body positivity is all about

May 21, 2017

Fat girls dance. That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do. Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of the first video in an anticipated partnership between acclaimed producer Shonda Rhimes and Dove, called…


Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

May 20, 2017

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and…


Sheryl Sandberg Calls for U.S. Policy Changes to Aid Working Mothers

May 16, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg used a Mother's Day post on Facebook to advocate for a higher minimum wage, paid family leave and other policies she said would benefit American women. The Facebook Inc. chief operating officer said companies can't resolve social issues on their own and that the government needs to step in. In addition to higher wages and paid time off for parents, she said the U.S. must ensure child care is more affordable….


Why the radical history of Mother’s Day matters today

May 14, 2017

The Women's March is honoring the roots of Mother's Day with this new campaign.Image: Women’s March If you thought Mother’s Day started out as a ploy by greeting card companies to pocket your hard-earned money, you’re in for a big surprise. Though the annual American holiday became a commercial affair years after its founding, it actually began in 1905 as a way to honor the legacy of activist Ann Reeves…