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New Delhi rapist on victim: ‘She should just be silent and allow rape’

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 09:47 GMT // 0 Comments

Mukesh Singh, a bus driver, was one of five men convicted in the 2012 gang rape case and sentenced to death by hanging. He and three others are appealing the sentence. Singh showed no remorse, for what he dubbed “an accident” that occurred on December 2012 to a BBC Storyville documentary crew. “A decent girl […]

Witch Hunts In Tanzania Are On The Rise As Vigilantes Seek Justice For Murders Of Albinos

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 03:52 GMT // 0 Comments

literally. This East African country is grappling with an upswing in vigilante justice as villagers attack women they believe are witches responsible for the murders of albinos, whose white skin some believe possess magical powers.Children of Kenyan member of parliament, Isaac Mwaura, who almost lost their lives to ritual killers in Tanzania. The killers believe […]

Should Pregnant Women Eat More Tuna?

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 22:34 GMT // 0 Comments

Experts agree that seafood is a rich source of important nutrients, and that most of us don’t eat enough of it. Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, iodine, selenium and vitamin D. And numerous studies show that the nutrients in fish are particularly important for brain development in fetuses and nursing infants. […]

Moms Post #Brelfies In Response To Critic Who Called Breastfeeding Photos ‘Naked Exhibitionism’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:40 GMT // 0 Comments

Mothers all over the world shared breastfeeding selfies aka “brelfies” on social media last week after a British commentator called the practice “an attention-seeking spectacle” and criticized women who partake in such “naked exhibitionism.” In a February 25 brelfie-themed segment on the U.K. talk show “This Morning,” mom and freelance journalist Angela Epstein accused mothers […]

How Women Can Rise Above The ‘Bitch’ Stereotype At Work

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:03 GMT // 0 Comments

Helene Lerner joins HuffPost Live to explain how women can overcome being labeled the “bitch” at work. Watch the video here.Hispanic businesswoman with arms crossed | Jose Luis Pelaez Inc via Getty Images

A Thin Line of Defense Against Honor Killings

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:15 GMT // 0 Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan — Faheema stood trembling in the courtyard of the large house, steeling herself for the meeting with her family. She took a deep breath and ran inside, her black abaya swirling around her, and fell to the floor at her uncle’s feet, hugging his knees, her face pressed against him, her shoulders heaving. […]

Is 50 the new 40 for motherhood?

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:09 GMT // 0 Comments

“I went through waking up crying and saying, ‘Am I too old? Will I suddenly at 51 have my knees give out?’ ” Hawkins, who used a sperm donor and was implanted with her own frozen embryo, told People magazine. “Now I don’t have any of those fears because I feel healthy and strong. I’m […]

Marshawn Lynch And Other NFL Stars Travel To Turkey To Teach Women Football

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 16:52 GMT // 0 Comments

Dozens of young Turkish flag football players stretch on a field at Istanbul Technical University on March 1. ISTANBUL — At first glance, the scene of boisterous young athletes stretching on a university field this Sunday would have seemed ordinary in soccer-obsessed Turkey. But it wasn’t soccer balls they were holding. Instead, the hundred or […]

Here Are The Top 10 Billionaires Of 2015

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:09 GMT // 0 Comments

On Monday, Forbes released its annual list of the world’s billionaires for 2015. There were some surprises: Michael Jordan made the list! — but when it comes to the richest people on earth, some things don’t change much. Bill Gates, Carlos Slim Helu and Warren Buffett top Forbes’ list of billionaires for 2015. | TOBIAS […]

Georgia woman’s execution back on, as supporters cry for clemency

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:34 GMT // 0 Comments

A petition saying the mother of three has turned her life around, even earning a theology degree while in prison, had garnered more than 40,000 signatures as of Monday morning, just hours before her execution. Organizers plan to deliver it to Gov. Nathan Deal, though in Georgia, the governor has no authority to grant clemency. […]

Georgia woman’s execution back on, as supporters cry for clemency

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 14:34 GMT // 0 Comments

A petition saying the mother of three has turned her life around, even earning a theology degree while in prison, had garnered more than 40,000 signatures as of Monday morning, just hours before her execution. Organizers plan to deliver it to Gov. Nathan Deal, though in Georgia, the governor has no authority to grant clemency. […]

7 women who changed the world

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:24 GMT // 0 Comments

They wrote books that revolutionized people’s view of society; made scientific discoveries that transformed medicine as we know it; and brought about laws that shook up the establishment. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Leading Women takes a look at just seven of the many females throughout history who changed the world […]

This time, Hillary will run as a woman

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 21:30 GMT // 0 Comments

It seems that Hillary has found her outer woman, which is to say, she’s found the person that she wants to present on the campaign trail, and that person is resolutely female. This time she seems to have decided to fully embrace her womanhood as an asset in her quest for the White House and […]

Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 13:30 GMT // 0 Comments

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Parveena almost got away. She was on her way home from a visit to her parents in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan with her children by her side and a small group of women. Two men, their faces covered by kaffiyehs, pulled up on a motor scooter. Parveena, right, at a […]

Best Tweets: What Women Said On Twitter This Week

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:25 GMT // 0 Comments

The ladies of Twitter talked a lot about orgasms this week. Twitter user Boobston Girl posed an interesting question: “But can I get a Best Actress award for faking orgasms?” (Honestly, we’re not sure, but you definitely should be able to.) Twitter user Slightly Funny Jew added to the conversation, tweeting, “Dear Women, ‘If you […]

John Fairchild, Editor of Women’s Wear Daily, Dies at 87

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 07:57 GMT // 0 Comments

John Fairchild, the witty and irascible publisher and editor who transformed his family’s fusty trade publication, Women’s Wear Daily, into the lively bible of the fashion industry, died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 87. John Fairchild, shown with covers of W magazine in 1976. (Fairchild Archive) Women’s Wear Daily announced his […]

Photographer Documents Days In The Life Of Elderly Women Living Alone In NYC

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 23:44 GMT // 0 Comments

“Even with all the rush and fast pace of New York City, many elderly women manage to keep up with their lives in their own rhythm and grace,” photographer Patricia Monteiro begins in a statement on her website. “‘Life Ever After’ documents a community of women that live alone after losing companions, relatives or friends. […]

Hillary Clinton stacks March schedule with women’s events, a paid speech

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:15 GMT // 0 Comments

Most of Clinton’s events are focused on one thing: women. Clinton starts her month by headlining the 30th anniversary gala for Emily’s List — a pro-Clinton organization that focused on helping Democratic women win elected office. At the D.C. speech on March 3, Clinton is expected to give a nod to the group’s importance to […]

5 Elderly Ladies Devote Their Lives To 1,300 Stray Dogs

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:27 GMT // 0 Comments

In a mind-boggling gesture of kindness and love for a multitude of animals who need it the most, five elderly women have taken it upon themselves to care for more than 1,300 stray dogs at a canine sanctuary in China.Facebook/CCTV Read the whole story at The Dodo

Three Years After Trayvon Martin Killing, Two Women’s Lives Intersect

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 16:06 GMT // 0 Comments

When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In special circumstances, they may find their destiny, and seek to heal the world and make all of us stronger.ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 24: Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, speaks […]

Over-The-Counter Birth Control May Be A Game-Changer

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:01 GMT // 0 Comments

About half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended. But if birth control pills were available over the counter and covered by insurance, the rate of unintended pregnancies could drop by as much as 25 percent, according to a study published Friday in the journal Contraception.Birth-control pills. | Stephan Zabel via Getty Images […]

Justin Welby, The Archbishop Of Canterbury, Wants YOU At Lambeth Palace

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 12:00 GMT // 0 Comments

Ever wanted to kick it with the Archbishop of Canterbury? Here’s your chance. Justin Welby, the senior bishop of the worldwide Anglican Communion and a self-described “spiritual magpie,” is looking for a few good young men and women (aged 20 – 35) to live with him in London’s Lambeth Palace. Britain’s then-bishop of Durham Justin […]

Activist Pens ‘A Letter To Young Muslim Girls’ Considering Joining ISIS

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 11:00 GMT // 0 Comments

The Islamic State has run a slick media campaign to lure young recruits to its ranks — and the strategy has attracted women as well as men. On Feb. 17, three teenager girls boarded a plane to Turkey from London and were subsequently smuggled into Syria with hopes of joining the militant group, according to […]

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Giving Lawyers To Some Fetuses

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 02:27 GMT // 0 Comments

A Texas state lawmaker proposes giving fetuses legal representation when the mother is brain-dead. State Rep. Matt Krause (R) introduced a measure requiring the state to appoint a lawyer to “represent the unborn child’s interests” in the event of the mother’s brain death, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday. – According to the Texas ACLU, […]

GOP isn’t sold on a woman in the White House

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 01:24 GMT // 0 Comments

“They don’t have emotional stability,” said Barbara Adams, 64, of New Orleans. “Look at Hurricane Katrina. We had a female governor and she f’d it up big time. So no.” Marlena, an executive assistant from Miami who declined to share her last name, said she wants the “best candidate — male or female.” “I’m not […]

Veterans Express Their True Selves Beyond The Uniform In Stunning Photo Series

by The Huffington Post // February 26, 2015 // Updated 22:29 GMT // 0 Comments

A new photo series is casting clichés aside by portraying veterans as nothing but their truest selves. “The Veteran Vision Project,” created by photographer and college student Devin Mitchell, aims to both empower veterans and enlighten the public about the serious issues they face upon returning home. As CBS News reported, sometimes a military uniform […]

10 International Women’s Day events you’d be crazy to miss

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 15:32 GMT // 0 Comments

The list is jam-packed with inspiring women from all walks of lifeamong them scientists, comics, musicians, coders, activists and actors. Whatever you’re into, there’s probably something for you here. SheTalksYVR Conference Surrey, British Columbia, Canada 7 March 2015 Inaugural event features 15 women speakers all from the west coast of Canada with a diverse array […]

Three years after Trayvon Martin killing, two women’s lives intersect

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 13:31 GMT // 0 Comments

When people are faced with overwhelming trauma in their lives, some become consumed by their difficulties, while others emerge stronger for it. In special circumstances, they may find their destiny, and seek to heal the world and make all of us stronger. Myrlie Evers-Williams and Sybrina Fulton are two great women whose achievements demand our […]

Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury accused of sex assault, rape

by CNN // February 26, 2015 // Updated 02:39 GMT // 0 Comments

“The one common thread to all their complaints is the betrayal of trust,” said attorney Mary Shea, who represents the women. “It’s human nature. People are always looking for spiritual leaders. When you have traditional churches failing and people are looking for spiritual guidance, it is not surprising that people go to other arenas,” Shea […]

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