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An article in the Herald Sun claims that women are worse bosses. Based on a UK survey of 3000 people apparently both women and men agree that women are worse to work for. Women bosses were said to be more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Dr Marci Bowers is a transgendered doctor who helps others like herself but has recently been donating her time to help victims of female genital mutilation. Women of mostly African origin come to the clinic in Trinidad, Colorado on their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Ms Lube is a car garage in Toronto which hires only women mechanics. Started by Jessica Gilbank, the shop was opened in frustration after years spent battling gender politics in mixed gender garages. "I was always defending myself in male-run... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
A new morning after pill, called Ella, has been put on the American market preventing pregnancy up to five days after intercourse. Plan B, the emergency contraceptive currently on the market in the States, works up to three days after... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
For the first time in Venice a woman has been invited to join the all-boys-club of gondoliers after a year-long series of practical and written tests. The ancient guild has protectively guarded its traditions for years, but Giorgia Boscolo, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to Irishhealth.com women experience pain considered to be chronic (for six months or more) more intensely, for longer and more often than men. Dr Jennifer Kelly of the Atlanta Center for Behavioral Medicine in the US says hormones are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Some minimal progress has been made in Afghanistan in terms of women's rights since 2001 but women in the rural strongholds of the Taliban are still facing an abysmal situation. President Karzai is trying to negotiate with the Taliban under... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Well educated immigrant women in Toronto are saying that child care is their primary obstacle to a productive and fulfilling life in Canada. “We immigrant women made great sacrifices to come here, but we did not come here to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to the Montreal Gazette, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire scholars have concluded what many working women found out long ago: "Truly flexible work arrangements are a myth." The American study which followed ten female business owners all day, every... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
"On the Farm: Robert William Pickton and the Tragic Story of Vancouver's Missing Women" by Stevie Cameron will be released this month. The book chronicles the stories of the few women who narrowly escaped Pickton as well as new reports... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Research conducted over thirty years from Duke University proves that the more affection during infancy the better. Behavioural scientists found that infants who receive more snuggles have lower levels of anxiety, hostility, and distress, and overall stronger mental health. According... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Washington DC has a 3% HIV/AIDS infection rate, far higher than in other parts of the country. Community groups in the city have been promoting the new and improved female condom, FC2, in an attempt to target this frightening statistic.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The NHS reports a 25% increase in hymen replacement surgery since 2005. The procedure which allows women to appear virgins on their wedding nights is increasing in popularity due to cultural reasons. As reported in the Evening Standard, doctors say... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2010 at Women's Views on News
There may be a perception that men are better drivers than women, but an article published in the Globe and Mail shows that there is no hard evidence to prove this. The nagging stereotype that men are better behind the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Women's Views on News
According to the Los Angeles Times women in America spend 1.6 more hours on social networking sites than men. Additionally, 76% of all women online visit social networking sites compared with 70% of all men online. Although men make up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Women's Views on News
On Wednesday President Obama became the first American president in history ever to record an appearance on a daytime TV talk show. Why did he do it? Women. Recently Obama's approval rating has been sinking with the same voters who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Women's Views on News
In America, The Department of Veterans Affairs has pledged to divert more resources towards women veterans. Currently some service clinics do not even have separate toilets for women and men, due to the low number of women represented in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, has requested that women who wish to communicate with him but refuse to remove their face veil do so by letter or some other way. The MP is also trying to introduce a Private Member's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Women's Views on News
In the past eight weeks, eight women have been killed in similar circumstances in Italy. All eight were murdered by men unable to accept rejection. According to Fabio Piacenti, the president of Eures, a social research institute, "there is no... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Theresa May, British home secretary and minister for women and equalities, pledged more funding towards an existing programme which helps immigrants who are victims of domestic violence in a speech made to the Women's Aid annual conference. In May's first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The world's first female Lutheran bishop, Maria Jepsen, has resigned because of the way she handled abuse accusations of a pastor under her authority. The bishop presiding over the diocese of Hamburg, Germany, allegedly failed to act in the case... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Women's Views on News
While the US prepares to finalize the Dodd-Frank Bill which includes minimum gender requirements for firms, a UK study finds that women still make up only 12.6% of executive directors of public companies. This low figure has barely changed since... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The new unit at HMP Aberdeen has received a seal of approval from Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill. Mr MacAskill told the BBC that the Community Integration Unit which opened last month “recognises the complex rehabilitation needs of prisoners and is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
The following are some wonderful excerpts from Jowita Bydlowska's My year with a stroller, published in the Globe and Mail: "I became a mom in June, 2009. I also became the proud owner of a 19-pound, full-service stroller." "I called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Women's Views on News
Right wing Fox News recently published an article about Google's findings regarding the country with the highest online searches for pornographic material. The surprising result was Pakistan. In the article which comes across as strongly anti-Islamic, the journalist seems more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Women's Views on News