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!!!
We live in a world where rape culture exists. I said it! No pussy footing around it. And women are victims. Too often women are scoffed at when they bring this up. “Not all men” they say. “Don’t drink so much” they warn. “Stop dressing like a slut” they judge.
We need to look no further than this photo project to show that women constantly feel scared, and this will not change until the culture does. These women were given … Keep Reading!!!
International nonprofit WaterAid has come out with a series of photos focussing on what moms around the world pack in their bags when preparing to give birth. The goal is to raise awareness of the lack of clean water, hygiene and sanitation in many areas. In some areas it is so bad that hospitals don’t even have safe water access.
Katy Shaw is 31.
In her bag she packs toiletries, snacks, diapers, hat, socks, mittens, clothes and swaddles … 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
Leaving an abusive situation can be extremely scary and difficult. Meathead Movers, based in California, are doing their part to help victims of domestic-abuse get out safely and are issuing a challenge to other business to help out as well.
Aaron and Evan Steed founded the company in 1997, while in high school. Their fee back then was what you’d expect from 2 high school kids – $20 and a pizza. Since then they have gone a bit more … Keep Reading!!!
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!!!
A 20-year-old woman in Subalpur, West Bengal, has been hospitalized after surviving a vicious gang rape ordered by the local village council.
The council members allegedly ordered the attack because the woman had started a relationship with someone who was of a different religion and lived in a different village. She was ordered to pay a $400 fine, but when her family could not afford the fee, the council members ordered her to be raped by multiple men.
Thirteen … Keep Reading!!!
When I took up running, it was like meeting God himself. I have been running ever since. –Fauja Singh
Fauja Singh was born with a birth defect that prevented him from being able to walk until the age of five. At ten years of age, he said his legs were finally at full-strength.
However, it wasn’t until the age of 89 when Singh began running! After the loss of his wife and son he felt he was “more … Keep Reading!!!