A national study says more than 90 percent of female restaurant workers had experienced sexual harassment, an indictment of an economic structure that turns customers into shadow employers, leaving servers vulnerable.
Nationally syndicated columnist George Will came to Miami University to talk about the challenges of America while outside more than a 150 protesters claimed he embodied an attitudinal obstacle trivializing campus sexual assaults.
The Maine Democratic Party recently sent campaign mailers that reignited a controversy caused by state Rep. Lawrence Lockman’s (R) statements comparing abortion and rape.
Music is widely acclaimed as a universal language. But it’s clear that in an industry mostly run by men, the message is primarily music that positions men as owners of women, objectifying them to the point of being seen as less than human.
It is time to return to what feminism has to tell us. It is time to make the case for what women have to say about the perils of our modern world. But the case cannot be made along the lines that have become most familiar. We cannot make it only by asserting women’s right to equality or by arguing that women are qualified to enter the courts of judgment and the corridors of power.
Clinics in Texas that were recently forced to stop providing abortions because of sweeping new regulations have filed an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court, arguing that the rules put an “undue burden” on women’s rights.
A big part of the reason patients don’t get the help they need goes back to my question on the doctor’s table: What is CFS? There is no single, widely accepted definition of the illness, and some are so broad that patients under the CFS umbrella can have almost nothing in common with one another. This disparity stumps doctors, leading them to consider the illness psychosomatic.
Starting next week, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) will commence the first online course on abortion care that’s ever been offered by a U.S. school. The doctor who’s leading the class, which will be offered through the online platform Coursera, estimates that more than 3,000 people have already signed up for it.
New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown avoided talking about his record on reproductive rights and equal pay in a Tuesday appearance on Fox News by suggesting that nobody cares about those issues.
According to a 2013 report released by the Pentagon, 3,553 service members reported sexual assault between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Studies are only now beginning to reveal the full toll of this epidemic, but research from psychologist Craig Bryan estimates that “military victims of violent assault or rape are six times more likely to attempt suicide than military non-victims.”
So, to really get at the problem of police excessive force, the Department of Justice must also, as it examines the impact of racial bias, look at how increasing the numbers of women in policing holds the key to substantially decreasing police violence while also improving police relations with the community.
Study on reproductive rights and domestic violence: Being denied an abortion “tethered women to violent men”
Incidents of intimate partner violence by the man involved in the pregnancy went down among women who were able to have an abortion, but remained consistent for women who carried their pregnancies to term. The reason, according to Foster, was that “being unable to have the abortion tethered women to violent men, while women who have the abortion were more able to escape abusive relationships.”