23 Women's Image News Articles
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12-5-14 Breastfeeding mother: I was called a tramp
Breastfeeding mother: I was called a tramp
Emily Slough, told the BBC: "It's perfectly normal and natural and people need to start embracing it for what it is." She founded the group after she was called "a tramp" online for breastfeeding her baby in public.
12-5-14 Hiding Afghan girls in plain sight
Hiding Afghan girls in plain sight
In Afghan families without sons, girls are dressed as boys to preserve the family's honor.
12-5-14 Dressing the Indian woman through history
Dressing the Indian woman through history
This week in India a man slapped actress Gauhar Khan on a TV set for wearing a "short dress" and news emerged of outrage in a Mumbai law college at a strict dress code imposed on students. Fashion historian Toolika Gupta looks at ideas of decorum in fashion across India through the ages.
11-14-14 Toplessness - the one Victorian taboo that won't go away
Toplessness - the one Victorian taboo that won't go away
Current taboos against female toplessness date from the 19th Century. Is it ever likely to change, asks the novelist Sara Sheridan. (Webmaster's comment: This is definitely a western civilization white person problem. Western civilization had no problem with showing the breasts of women in Africa. For centuries the women in Africa went topless and publicly breastfed their children - until the western Christian missionaries showed up.)
10-15-14 Feminist video-games talk cancelled after massacre threat
Feminist video-games talk cancelled after massacre threat
A feminist video-games critic has cancelled a speech after receiving the latest in a series of death threats. Anita Sarkeesian has published a series of videos criticising the depiction of women in games. The author of the email gave the Utah State University 24 hours to cancel the talk. "Requested pat downs or metal detectors after mass shooting threat - but because of Utah's open-carry laws, police wouldn't do firearm searches," she wrote.
10-14-14 Respect and Dignity for Women Lacking in Latin America
Respect and Dignity for Women Lacking in Latin America
Less than half in 17 Latin American countries say women are treated with respect.
10-13-14 The 1940s bandleader who braved virulent sexism
The 1940s bandleader who braved virulent sexism
Band leader Ivy Benson was as famous in the 1940s as Glenn Miller and Dame Vera Lynn, yet her name has not lived on in the public consciousness. Former Spice Girl, Melanie C, wants to make sure her legacy is remembered by a new generation.
9-24-14 Hackathon aims to invent breast pumps that don't suck
Hackathon aims to invent breast pumps that don't suck
JENNY BOURBEAU is frustrated. For the last 10 months, the Massachusetts mother has been expressing breast milk for her young son. Like many mothers, she needed to use a pump but found the experience impersonal and difficult. "I spent a lot of time with the pump and the process, thinking about how much it sucks and how it could be better and wondering why it isn't yet," she says. Last weekend, Bourbeau, her son, and more than 150 engineers, designers, healthcare specialists and parents gathered at the MIT Media Lab for a hackathon called Make the Breast Pump Not Suck. Their goal: to spend two days radically reimagining the device that innovation forgot.
8-19-14 Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk', according to study
Breastfeeding 'cuts depression risk', according to study
Breastfeeding can halve the risk of post-natal depression, according to a large study of 14,000 new mothers. However, there is a large increase in the risk of depression in women planning to breastfeed who are then unable to do so. The study, published in the journal Maternal and Child Health, called for more support for women unable to breastfeed.
7-15-14 Marvel Comics recasts superhero Thor - as a woman
Marvel Comics recasts superhero Thor - as a woman
Marvel Comics has unveiled big changes for its hammer-wielding Norse superhero Thor - the character will become a woman. The first adventures for the new female Thor are due to begin in October. (Webmaster's comment: Changing a male hero to a female heroine makes little sense, especially when the many Viking Valkyries goddesses, who are heroines in their own right, are available. But I suppose as long as she has big breasts, and gives herself to and worships a bulging muscles male, the immature and adolescent American males will flock to droll over her. And many older immature males too.)
7-12-14 Why Women's World Cup champion Brandi Chastain bared her bra
Why Women's World Cup champion Brandi Chastain bared her bra
In 1999, US footballer Brandi Chastain shot to fame. After scoring the winning penalty in the Women's World Cup final she ripped off her shirt in a memorable and controversial goal celebration. (Webmaster's comment: It's beyond me why this was controversial in any way. She showed herself wearing some kind of sports support bra which women athletes must wear to protect themselves from injury. Big Deal and So What!)
7-11-14 Esquire: 42-year-old women are still sexy
Esquire: 42-year-old women are still sexy
Attention all "women of a certain age" - Esquire magazine has decided that you're still sexy, as long as that "certain age" falls below 42.
4-23-14 Ex-Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Low Pay, 'Jiggle Test'
Ex-Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Low Pay, 'Jiggle Test'
Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments.
4-10-14 'Selfie' body image warning issued
'Selfie' body image warning issued
Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make women insecure about their body image, research suggests.
2-20-14 THE GQ COVER STORY: KATY PERRY
THE GQ COVER STORY: KATY PERRY
She didn't quit, she says, because she believes in "a cosmic energy that is bigger than me," although she has abandoned many of the teachings of her parents. ("I do not believe God is an old guy sitting on a throne with a long beard.... I don't believe in heaven and hell as a destination.") Today, hers is a faith born of possibility and optimism, she says, adding that she takes being a role model seriously. "I've never had any plastic surgery," she says proudly. "Not a nose, not a chin, not a cheek, not a tit. So my messages of self-empowerment are truly coming from an au naturel product."
2-13-14 Is a Barbie doll swimsuit spread in Sports Illustrated too sexy for a toy?
Is a Barbie doll swimsuit spread in Sports Illustrated too sexy for a toy?
This year's edition of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue will feature a four-page pictorial of a Barbie doll when it hits newsstands next week.
10-17-12 Remnants of Childbirth
Carrying a baby boy in her womb can change a woman's brain permanently - and may protect her against Alzheimer's disease later in life. Researchers analyzed the brains of 59 women who died between the ages of 32 and 101 and found that two thirds of them had bits of male DNA, which scientists believe migrated from male fetuses the women carried. Fetal cells from daughters might be there, too, but would be harder to detect. Though the sample was small, the study found that women with the largest amount of male DNA were also the least likely to have developed Alzheimer's, suggesting "that the presence of fetal cells in the female brain prevents disease," cardiologist Hina Chaudhry of Mount Sinai School of Medicine tells ScienceNow.org. Previous research has shown that fetal cells migrate through the placenta into a woman's blood and organs - causing a condition called "microchimerism" - but until now researchers weren't sure the cells could enter the brain. Scientists believe that microchimerism from male fetuses may help protect against certain diseases, such as breast cancer. But there's also evidence that it may increase the risk of colon cancer and some autoimmune disorders.
6-24-12 When puberty begins before age 8
When puberty begins before age 8
When puberty happens too early, it could be Central Precocious Puberty (CPP). Learn about the signs and symptoms of CPP and treatment options.
8-9-12 Stressed men drawn to heavy women
Stressed men drawn to heavy women
When placed under stressful situations, men rate larger women as more attractive, new research has shown.
5-6-12 Boulder author Florence Williams on her new book: "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Boulder author Florence Williams on her new book: "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
For something composed largely of fat, the female breast is many things: miracle of evolution, nourisher of infants, cultural obsession, inspirer of odes, and, yes, endless source of wisecracks. "Any time you talk about breasts, you have to acknowledge their humor," says Boulder author Florence Williams. "Breasts are funny."
1-26-10 US babies mysteriously shrinking
US babies mysteriously shrinking
Birthweights in the US are falling but no one knows why, according to a study of 36.8 million infants born between 1990 and 2005.
1-16-10 The Enigma of Beauty
The Enigma of Beauty
Sheli Jeffry is searching for beauty. As a scout for Ford, one of the world's top model agencies, Jeffry scans up to 200 young women every Thursday afternoon. Inside agency headquarters in New York, exquisite faces stare down from the covers of Vogue, Glamour, and Harper's Bazaar. Outside, young hopefuls wait for their big chance.
11-5-07 A Mission of Her Own
A Mission of Her Own
Gynecologist Hilda Hutcherson is fighting to help women combat the constant pressure to be perfect.
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