The great tampon debate rages on between politicians all over the world. Is a “tampon tax” fair to women? Canada got rid of the federal tax on pads and tampons last summer; Utah decided the tax should stay just months ago; Chicago city counsel just decided a couple weeks ago to remove their taxes on shark week related products. And now New York City is getting on board. A new bill would supply 25 schools with free tampons and pads … Keep Reading!!!
Plus size clothing store Lane Bryant has found their newest commercial banned from NBC and ABC. Both networks cite nudity as the reason for refusing to air it is hard to believe that, at least on NBC’s part, since they air the Victoria Secret runway show every year.
A big thank you to Lane Bryant for featuring a breastfeeding mom in the ad, as well.
When Megan Naramore Harris took her daughter, Lexi, shopping for formal dresses at a Wichita, Kansas mall she was expecting to have a great mother-daughter bonding day. What she wasn’t expecting was for a sales associate to body shame her daughter and to end up on Facebook turning it into a lesson on acceptance.
While shopping at Dillard’s in the Towne East Mall, Megan spotted a dress that wasn’t quite her daughter’s style but she wanted to see Lexi try … Keep Reading!!!
State Rep. Amanda Bouldin (D) took to Facebook to express her opposition to a proposed bill in New Hampshire that would make it a misdemeanor for a woman to expose her nipples. Bouldin strongly recommends the bill be completely scrapped, or at the very least an exemption for breastfeeding mothers be added.
The very least you could do is protect a mother’s right to FEED her child.
While Bouldin later corrected herself and admitted the bill does contain an exemption … Keep Reading!!!
Carey Burgess was sent home from school for dress code violation. Now, the photos and Carey’s response have gone viral. What Carey was punished for is an outfit that is modest even by a certain TLC family’s standards. Yet one teacher decided the shirt was indecent and so Carey’s learning was halted for the day.
Carey, who is student body president, a junior marshal and a recipient of a state wide scholarship was sent the message that what she looks … Keep Reading!!!
Sarah Teale, journalist for BBC Radio Nottingham, was doing a report about a new sexual harassment study when, as if on cue, a passerby makes obscene sexual comments at her. She handled it professionally and let the moment make the point for her.
Thanks, random stranger, for proving a point many just want to ignore.… Keep Reading!!!
Artist Sarah Levy painted a portrait of Donald Trump using nothing but her menstrual blood. And just to nail her point home she used a tampon as a paint brush. The reasoning behind it is not as far out there as it may sound at first glance.
You may remember that after the Republican Debate a few weeks back ‘The Donald’ made some weird comments about moderator, and Fox news host, Megyn Kelly.
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You could see there was blood coming
Today Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, yes two bad ass women, can introduce themselves as Army Rangers for the first time in US military history. Ranger school is one of the toughest programs in the military and very few men make it through without dropping out. These two women were determined to live out their dream, despite the inevitable haters.
In a media panel on Thursday they explained what their experiences were like and were joined by … Keep Reading!!!
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Marc and Janine Bushelle wanted to inspire their young daughter by teaching her about strong women in history. Marc, being a photographer, decided to take photos of Lily dressed up as famous and inspiring women from the past century.
Malala Yousafzai – Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
Shirley Chisholm – American politician, educator, and author. She was the first African-American woman elected to Congress.
Queen Latifah – One of … Keep Reading!!!
A revolutionary new menstrual product has entered the market. Sisters Radha and Miki Agrawal, and friend Antonia Dunbar, created a pair of self absorbing underwear that eliminates the need for pads or tampons, called THINX. Each pair can hold “up to 2 to 6 teaspoons of blood”, which is the equivalent of a tampon. The 3 styles offered range in price from $24 to $34.
CEO and cofounder, Miki Agrawal, told Forbes
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I want to change the culture around
Hatshepsut’s parents were Thutmose and Queen Ahmose. Thutmose also had a son by another queen, Thutmose II (Hatshepsut’s half brother and heir to the crown). Hatshepsut and Thutmose II married (it was common practice in ancient Egypt for royal lineages to be “fortified” by marrying close relatives, which is also probably why many of the children of the royal couples during this time did not live past infancy). Anyway, brother and sister got married and had a daughter, but … Keep Reading!!!