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STUDY: Domestic Violence During Pregnancy Doubles The Risk Of Preterm Birth

Women who experience any form of domestic violence during pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to a premature baby or a baby with low birth weight, according to a new meta-analysis that adds to the evidence linking intimate partner violence to a range of adverse health consequences. Researchers from the University of Iowa … Continue reading

STUDY: Increasing Breastfeeding Could Save More Than 800,000 Lives Annually

A new analysis estimates that approximately 800,000 childhood deaths and 20,000 breast cancer deaths could be averted if nearly all women worldwide breast-fed their infants and young children. That decrease in children’s deaths is equivalent to 13 percent of all deaths in children younger than 2 years of age, the study authors reported in a … Continue reading

Bill Cosby: Race, Gender, And Collective Rape Denial

In October of last year, stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress performed a routine about the various sexual assault allegations that had piled up over the years against famed comedian and actor Bill Cosby. Video of the routine went viral, and, since then, dozens of women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct. To date, … Continue reading

Too Little, Too Late? SXSW Admits Canceling Online Harassment Panels ‘Was A Mistake’, Plans Daylong Summit Instead

Facing boycott threats from numerous major media outlets, the director of the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, acknowledged Friday that he made a mistake by caving to pressure from Internet trolls and canceling two scheduled panels about online harassment within the gaming community. In place of the canceled panels, he said, SXSW … Continue reading

The Gun Violence Threat That No One Is Talking About — And Why Women Should Be Concerned

Women’s health issues are in the news a lot lately, and for good reason: across the nation, conservative lawmakers are targeting women’s reproductive rights and access to basic health care services like contraceptive counseling and family planning. Attacks on women’s health and rights have been particularly aggressive in recent months, with Congressional Republicans nearly shutting … Continue reading

GOP Attacks On Planned Parenthood Threaten Women’s Economic Security

On Friday, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of women’s health care and family planning services. Planned Parenthood is under attack and it’s up to all of us to fight back. Any society that respects women must respect their right to … Continue reading

Jeb Bush Doesn’t Take Women’s Health Seriously. That’s Why We Shouldn’t Take Him Seriously As A Candidate

Jeb Bush said earlier this week that not only does he want to shut down Planned Parenthood, but that he is “not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health issues” at all. Ah, yes. “Women’s issues.” What a trivial distraction from the real issues facing America. When women and men started pointing … Continue reading

Bill Cosby: Race, Gender, And Collective Rape Denial

In October of last year, stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress performed a routine about the various sexual assault allegations that had piled up over the years against famed comedian and actor Bill Cosby. Video of the routine went viral, and, since then, dozens of women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual misconduct. To date, … Continue reading

GOP Pushes Bill That Would Allow Employers To Fire Single Women Who Get Pregnant

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, conservatives have been busy trying to come up with new ways to continue discriminating against those who don’t share their religious beliefs. Just as some states passed so-called ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Acts‘ in anticipation of the historic ruling, there’s now a push by … Continue reading

The New $10 Bill Will Feature A Woman

A woman will be featured on the new version of the $10 bill, the Treasury Department announced Thursday, marking the first time women have been represented on the nation’s currency in well over a hundred years. “America’s currency is a way for our nation to make a statement about who we are and what we … Continue reading

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