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    Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT as it’s usually known, can be a phenomenal, life-enhancing treatment. Whether in tablet form, patch, spray or gel, it can help combat some of the worst symptoms of the menopause – from hot flushes and insomnia, to low mood and muscle aches. But for women who’ve had breast cancer, unfortunately, it isn’t generally an option. HRT works by topping up falling oestrogen levels – the same hormone that drives many breast tumours – and this raises the risk of cancer recurrence. So these women are generally told to steer clear. Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT as it’s usually known, can be a phenomenal, life-enhancing treatment for women In last week’s Mail on Sunday my colleague Dr Liz O’Riordan, a former breast cancer surgeon who has had breast cancer twice herself, wrote in detail about this and received an outpouring of support from both the breast cancer community and women’s health experts. They had been hugely worried by recent claims by the influential GP and menopause specialist Dr Louise Newson that ‘most of the evidence’ suggested...
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) was called transphobic and accused of opening trans people up to violence during a testy exchange with a law professor witness at a Tuesday Senate hearing on the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Hawley questioned UC Berkeley Professor Khiara Bridges on using the term “people with a capacity for pregnancy.” “Would that be women?” Hawley asked the professor. Bridges responded by saying there are trans men capable of becoming pregnant, as well as non-binary people. “So this isn’t really a women’s rights issue —” Hawley began before Bridges jumped back in. “We can recognize that this impacts women while also recognizing that it also impacts other groups. Those things are not mutually exclusive, Senator Hawley,” she said. After Hawley asked what Bridges thought the “core” of the issue was, the professor unloaded by accusing him of conducting a “transphobic” line of questioning, one that could potentially lead to violence. “I want to recognize that your line of questioning is transphobic,” she said, “and it opens up trans people to...
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference held at the Hilton Anatole on July 11, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. South Dakota has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country. Yet when the state’s Gov. Kristi Noem had the opportunity to ease her constituents’ fears on Sunday about the future of their reproductive health since the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade abortion protections, she spouted lie after lie. She slithered out of answering journalists’ questions of whether exceptions should apply to victims of rape and incest and punted to nonprofits when asked how she would support the “mothers” she promised to back. Noem repeatedly promised women wouldn’t be prosecuted for seeking reproductive health services, then just as quickly left room for that exact prosecution to happen. “I don’t believe women should ever be prosecuted,” the Republican said. “I don’t believe there should be any punishment for women, ever, that are in a crisis situation or have an unplanned pregnancy.”  RELATED STORY: Suspect in 'death of something I didn’t know existed': Texas virtually criminalizes miscarriages too When asked...
    The sexual revolution has been a disaster for women – that was the provocative case set out by Louise Perry in yesterday’s Daily Mail.  Here, in a second extract from her powerful new book, she takes on feminists who deride marriage. Yes, it’s hard work, she says, and most don’t live up to a romantic ideal, but it still offers the best protection possible for a woman and her children. The institution of marriage is now more or less dead. In 1968, eight per cent of children were born to parents who were not married; in 2019, it was almost half. And now in this country there is a divorce for every two marriages. It was not meant to be like this. Proponents of the 1969 Divorce Reform Act – the key piece of liberalising legislation – believed the changes they argued for would be an act of kindness towards a smallish number of unhappy people stuck in wretched marriages, and lift the stigma from the then tiny minority unfortunate enough to have been through divorce. ‘This Bill does not...
    Kamala Harris furiously lashed out at Republicans for trying to 'deny women their freedoms' in remarks Tuesday evening after a Supreme Court leak showed a conservative draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. The vice president's first appearance after testing positive for COVID-19 last month was ironically to a gala for EMILY's List – a political action committee that aims to get Democratic female candidates election who are favor of advancing abortion rights. Her remarks came 24 hours after a leak from the Supreme Court showed conservative Justice Samual Alito's draft opinion to overturn the landmark abortion case that dates back 50 years and gave constitutional protections for women to terminate their pregnancies. 'Roe v. Wade in its power has protected a woman's right, her right, to make decisions about her own body for nearly half a century,' Harris said to the room of progressives Tuesday evening. 'If the court overturns Roe v. Wade, it will be a direct assault on freedom, on the fundamental right of self-determination to which we are all entitled as Americans.' In a Politico/Morning...
    RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) -- Rosie the Riveter's "We Can Do It!" spirit is alive and well, not only during Women's History Month but every day.The "Rosie the Riveter Trust" and "Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front" in Richmond uphold the iconic image and phrase, expanding its reach to inspire generations of young women across America.Currently, 500 members strong and counting, the trust honors the legacy of everyday Americans working in homefront factories and shipyards during World War II.Through the trust, women who worked during this era (known as "The Rosies") share stories of sacrifice while celebrating the profound social change that ripples through today's job opportunities."I came to California in 1944. Here I am 18 years old, and I'm sitting here welding pipes for a ship," explained "Rosie" Marian Wynn. "It was a miracle."During WWII, many women entered trade jobs to replace workers who had joined the military."The women held their own," explained Marian Sousa, a "Rosie" who worked in the engineering department of a shipyard during the war."We grew a stronger backbone," she added. "Things could be accomplished that...
    The atmosphere when a trans swimmer controversially triumphed at the United States college championships last week was uncomfortable at best and I am amazed the sporting authorities did not act sooner to prevent it.  It has been obvious for several years that the rules around transgender participation in sport were unfair to biological females and promised to create the kind of mess that we have seen in the Atlanta pool. When Lia Thomas competed as a man before her transition two years ago, she was an average swimmer at university level, outside the top 500 for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.  Lia Thomas has dominated women's swimming events since transitioning from a male In Atlanta on Thursday, she won the women’s 500-yard freestyle while appearing to hold back and was met with near silence on the podium, going from 554th as a man to first in the women’s category. Lia has been taking testosterone-suppression medication for the required last 12 months, as stipulated in the NCAA rules, but no amount of it can reverse the physical benefits of male puberty. ...
    A woman’s beauty rituals can become expensive. Getting their nails done, coloring their hair, and waxing their bodies means that they’re spending a lot of money on errands. 3A woman said she no longer needs to get her bikini professionally waxedCredit: Getty 3She taught her boyfriend how to wax herCredit: Getty A woman who goes by @illustrasuns online discovered at least one way to save on her beauty routine: she taught her boyfriend how to wax her bikini. Posting to Twitter, she said: “Taught my bf how to wax me during quarantine and now he can do a full Brazilian in 20 mins.” In another tweet, she included a link to the Sally Hansen waxing kit she uses and said to make sure you “wax in the right direction.” The woman was surprised by how popular the tweet became—it received over 200K likes, over 7,000 Retweets, over 3,000 Quoted Tweets. Tweeters loved the idea, with the majority of them saying they were going to teach their own significant others how to wax so that they can save a trip to...
    CHICAGO -- According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up just under 11% of construction workers. Chicagoan, Sashe Ivy, is hoping to diversify this field in Chicago."I was sitting in a meeting. Once again, it was all-male contractors. And I thought about how females can do this," Ivy said.Ivy owns the construction company, Pink Hard Hatz Construction. Pink Hard Hatz Construction is a full-service, licensed and bonded construction company. "I always have work coming because what I'm finding out is that people, especially women and seniors, want to see a woman. They're tired of being taken advantage of," Ivy said.Ivy has partnered with the nonprofit organization, Chicago Women in Trades, that aids in helping women learn different trades. The founder said her goal is for Pink Hard Hatz Construction to be in all 50 states.
    A PROUD catfish has shown off her incredible makeup transformations, hitting back at trolls in the process. Mum Sarah, a self-proclaimed makeup and wig enthusiast has over 60k followers on TikTok where she shows off her glow ups. Titkok/@sarahthesassystoner 3 Sarah often shares her glow-ups with the help of makeup and multiple styles of wigs Titkok/@sarahthesassystoner 3 Soon, Sarah will be helping other women recreate her looks by posting tutorials on her channel And the mum has caused a stir with her before and after videos, with one gaining over one million views in just three days. She posted the video to her account, sarahthesassystoner, where she responded to a comment. The comment read: “This is some catfish s**t! Come home with this and wake up next to someone’s grandmother. Like what happened to real women, no wonder you all can’t keep a man.” Using thick foundation, heavy eyebrow makeup, precise contour, red lipstick and a pink smoky eye to give her a whole new look. Sarah then adds a red wig to complete her transformation. Many...
    What can my wife do to tackle her 'tree trunk legs' condition?  My wife has always dieted but can't seem to lose weight – and now she's been diagnosed with something called lipoedema.   Her doctors say nothing really can be done, and now she feels very down.  I tell her she is beautiful, but she doesn't believe me. Can you suggest anything to help? Lipoedema is a condition that leads to a build-up of fat in certain areas of the body, usually the legs, which can end up looking very out of proportion with the rest of the body, and the arms.  It's quite common, affecting up to one in ten women, but poorly understood by the medical community.  Studies suggest patients go decades without a diagnosis and are often incorrectly advised to diet. DR ELLIE CANNON: Lipoedema is a condition that leads to a build-up of fat in certain areas of the body, usually the legs, which can end up looking very out of proportion with the rest of the body, and the arms. (file photo)  Is your sense...
    Attractive women have revealed how they have been given cash, free concert tickets and even better healthcare thanks to 'pretty privilege'.  Women from around the world have taken to TikTok in recent months to swap stories of the perks they've enjoyed simply because they are conventionally good looking, from free drinks to kinder treatment from strangers.  'Pretty privilege is about how people who are thought to be more attractive, according to society's norms, tend to receive more affirmation, validation,' pyschotherapist Lucy Beresford explained to FEMAIL. 'Or they might receive actual tangible benefits such as fame, fortune or romance.' TikTok user Anjola Fagbemi, who lives in Chicago, shared a TikTok recounting everything she had a received in a single summer as a result of her 'pretty privilege'. She claims she received concert tickets, free taxi rides, meals out and rounds of cocktails, solely because of her looks.  However other TikTok users who admitted to benefitting from 'pretty privilege' argued there are downsides, with some posters claiming they are more likely to be victims of sexual assault or harassment, struggle to make...
    Actress Claire Foy is speaking out about what she considers to be a peril of performing in Hollywood. The 37-year-old star was interviewed about her role as British socialite Margaret Campbell in the limited series "A Very British Scandal." The series centers on the period around the Duchess of Argyll’s 1963 divorce that saw her publicly maimed as the "dirty duchess" after sexually suggestive photographs were published in the media. "It's a really hard line because basically you do feel exploited when you are a woman and you are having to perform fake sex on screen," Foy told BBC Radio 4. "You can't help but feel exploited. It's grim – it's the grimmest thing you can do. "You feel exposed," "The Crown" actress added. "Everyone can make you try to not feel that way, but it's, unfortunately, the reality. But my thing was that I felt very strongly that it had to be in it, but I wanted it to be female. I did not want it to be that sort of awful climactic sexual experience you often see on...
    Actress Claire Foy, who will star in a mini series as a British royal who became embroiled in a sex scandal in 1963, says filming sex scenes is “grim” and that women are often exploited by them. Claire Foy has a starring role in a limited series about the scandalous 1963 divorce case of Margaret Campbell, the Duchess of Argyll, who became the subject of shame when racy photos were leaked to the press during her court case. The media dubbed her the “dirty duchess” over the photos. The First Man and The Crown star recently spoke about how embarrassing it is to film sex scenes despite efforts of the crew to ease the tensions on set. “It’s a really hard line because basically you do feel exploited when you are a woman and you are having to perform fake sex on screen. You can’t help but feel exploited,” Foy said, according to Yahoo News. “It’s grim – it’s the grimmest thing you can do.” Foy, 37, added that women “feel exposed” filming such scenes. “You feel exposed. Everyone can make you try to...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more A recent study found that prolonged exposure to air pollution and traffic pollution could increase the risk of heart failure in women. The study showed that two common air pollutants, fine particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide,  and traffic noise pollution affected the heart’s ability to pump blood correctly. As a result, women that were exposed to these pollutants for 3 years had a 17% increased risk of developing heart failure. Lead author Youn-Hee Lim, an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, said, “We were surprised by how two environmental factors. Air pollution and road traffic noise interacted.” This is bad news for women who live in high pollution or high traffic areas, as they will be exposed to these air and noise pollutants more frequently. Lim said, “To minimize the impact of these exposures, broad public tactics such as emissions control measures should be implemented. Strategies like smoking cessation and blood pressure control must be encouraged to help reduce individual risk.” This is just one more reason...
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Sky are expecting one of their largest crowds ever for a sold-out game Friday as the team fights the Phoenix Mercury for the WNBA championship. A sold-out crowd of 10,387 people expected to attend Game 3 at Wintrust Arena, according to the team. That’ll make it one of the largest crowds in franchise history — just as the team is tied 1-1 with the Mercury in the best-of-five series. Candace Parker — a Naperville native who returned to Chicago to play for the Sky this year — has led the team on their playoff run. She’s become a hometown hero, leading the Bud Billiken Parade and having Sept. 16 named Candace Parker Day in the city. But the entire team has inspired girl hoopers around Chicago, engaging a fanbase that often feels left out of the sports world. Danielle Brooks, a 14-year-old basketball player who attends St. Malachy School on the Near West Side, won a 1-on-1 tournament this summer against girls her age and was named Queen of the Court. On Wednesday night, Brooks made...
    Chris Cuomo accuser and former ABC executive producer Shelley Ross said Monday women at CNN “can’t complain” and that it’s clear “Cuomo can do anything he wants with impunity.” During Ross’ interview with Megyn Kelly on the Sirius XM radio show “The Megyn Kelly Show,” Ross said Cuomo’s comment to the New York Times about her allegation that Cuomo groped her amounted to “gaslighting.” She slammed him for calling the incident an “interaction” and claiming that it “was not of a sexual nature.” “There was never ‘our interaction,'” the former ABC executive explained. “He’s already gaslighting everybody in that response. I was not a participant. He walked into a room and grabbed me. This is not our interaction.” (RELATED: ‘Don’t Jerk Off In The Middle Of A Work Call’: Megyn Kelly And NY Writer Go Head To Head Over Toobin Firing) WATCH: Ross also slammed the network for not covering her sexual harassment allegation against its anchor, noting CNN’s Brian Stelter hadn’t covered the story at all, despite the fact his beat is media. (RELATED: Clay Travis Calls Out CNN For ‘Masturbating’...
    (CNN)Sky Brown became Great Britain's youngest ever Olympic medalist this summer -- now, she wants to encourage young girls worldwide to find their own success.The 13-year-old skateboarder won bronze in the women's park final in Tokyo, but as she basks in those happy memories, Brown is also troubled by numerous stories regarding women in sport that have emerged from Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover.Both the senior and youth members of the women's football teams have been evacuated, with one Taliban official stating that Afghan women would not be permitted to take parts in sports where they would be "exposed.""This is just so sad to me," Brown told CNN Sport when asked about her work with the nonprofit organization Skateistan."I can't imagine why can't girls have fun too. We can do anything that boys can do but why can't we have fun? That's just really sad for me and I really want to help them."Read MoreTargeting children in areas where they have restricted access to sport and education, Skateistan fuses skateboarding with "creative arts-based education" to "give children the opportunity to...
    EXPECTING a baby can be one of the happiest times in a woman's life, but it can come with its struggles. One of the most common complaints is morning sickness. 1 Morning sickness is very common during early pregnancyCredit: Getty Images Here is everything you need to know about the problem that plagues mums-to-be.What is morning sickness and when does it start and stop? Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting that occurs during the early stages of pregnancy – usually in the first 12 weeks. While the experience is unpleasant, it doesn’t usually put your baby at risk and should clear up by weeks 16 to 20 of pregnancy. There is no one cause of the condition but experts believe it could be due to a sudden change in hormones in the body as well as reduced blood sugar. Morning sickness is not to be confused with a very severe form of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which can be very serious and needs specialist treatment. The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum...
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Transportation & Construction GIRL Day returned for the fourth time in five years after the pandemic put it on pause in 2020. The annual event, which is free to attend for girls, is put on by the HOYA Foundation. It’s geared toward educating young women about careers in the male-dominated construction and transportation industries. (credit: CBS) READ MORE: Former Idaho Springs Police Officer, Nicholas Hanning, Faces Civil Lawsuit For Separate Controversial ArrestThrough the trial and error of flying a drone for the first time, Lilly Gonzales opened her eyes to new possibilities at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Tuesday. “I almost got one stuck in a tree!” she exclaimed. Other firsts for the 9 year old included welding and making concrete. Never had her hopes of becoming an electrician or engineer seemed so attainable. “I just like taking things apart and rebuilding creative things, especially in Minecraft. It’s like my favorite game,” Gonzales said. “This kind of shows me that I can do anything.” Gonzales was one of hundreds of girls and young women who attended Transportation &...
    (CNN)Female employees in the Kabul city government have been told to stay home, and only women whose jobs cannot be done by men are allowed to come to work -- the latest restrictions imposed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.The order, announced by Kabul's acting Mayor Hamdullah Nohmani on Sunday, effectively means women are now barred from government work in the Afghan capital. One of the only jobs women can do for the Kabul government is clean female bathrooms, according to the announcement. The order leaves hundreds of women out of work. Nohmani said there are 2,930 people working for the municipality -- 27% of whom are women.Fear is mounting for women and girls in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control of the country last month. Despite repeated assurances to respect women's rights, the order on female government employees is the latest sign the freedoms of the last 20 years are coming to an end.Since the takeover, women have been ordered to leave their workplaces in some areas, restrictions on girls' and women's education have been introduced, and women have been...
    Sturti | Getty Images Women are more worried than men when it comes to saving enough for retirement. The coronavirus pandemic hasn't helped. Some 60% of women said they were concerned they wouldn't be able to achieve a financially secure retirement, according to a February 2021 survey from the National Institute on Retirement Security. That's compared with 51% of men (still a daunting number) who said the same. Women were also more likely to say that an employer-sponsored plan alone wasn't enough to save for retirement, according to the survey. Women also said that saving for retirement has only gotten harder, citing things such as the rising costs of long-term care, wage stagnation, lack of pensions, greater debt and little help when it comes to saving for retirement. "When you look at women's views towards retirement, they are a bit more pessimistic about their own situations and also the ability of others to save enough for retirement," said Dan Doonan, executive director of the National Institute on Retirement Security. "They also seem to have a better handle on the fact that retirement's...
    The U.S. women's Paralympic sitting volleyball team solidified its place atop the sport, beating China on Sunday to capture the gold medal. "Women can do anything they put their mind to, and USA Volleyball has the strongest women in the world," said team captain Kathryn Holloway. The Americans ended the first set after 18 minutes at 25-12, but China roared back in the second and third, according to NBC Sports. US MEN'S WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAM WINS FINAL TOKYO GAMES GOLD MEDAL, BEATING JAPAN The U.S. team took the second set 25-20 but lost the third 25-22. Going into the fourth set, Holloway sought to inspire her team. WHAT A ROCKET FROM MATTHEWS! [email protected] x #TokyoParalympics pic.twitter.com/TLN200Cerx— Team USA (@TeamUSA) September 5, 2021 "I looked at everybody, and I said, 'You give it everything you have right now,'" the four-time Paralympian said. After the game, Holloway said she was also trying to hype herself up. "I was getting energy chews on the bench and just taking deep breath after deep breath...
    Since the withdrawal of American and NATO forces from Afghanistan in July, the Taliban has quickly taken control of large parts of Afghanistan. The government has fallen and the president has fled. While this is horrific for all Afghan people, women face the worst of it. Devastating videos and photos of people trying to flee the country are circulating on social media and other platforms.  Under Taliban rule, women were subject to persistent human rights violations, including denied employment and education, being forced to wear the burqa, and forbidden from leaving their homes without a male “guardian.” While the Taliban claims they have changed their stance on women’s rights, their current actions reflect otherwise. According to the International Rescue Committee, there are more than 18 million people in Afghanistan who require humanitarian aid, a number that has doubled in the last year. Additionally, 50% of those in need are women and girls.  Reports have indicated that the Taliban is not only ordering women to leave certain job positions but for religious leaders to provide a list of girls over the age of 15 for...
    IT'S fair to say that most women find it more difficult to reach orgasm than most men. It takes the right mood, setting and often a fair bit of time to find that elusive climax. 2Plenty of women can find it difficult to reach orgasm and there are many possible reasons whyCredit: Alamy But, research suggests, 10-15% of women have found the search fruitless as they aren't able to orgasm at all. The term for this is "anorgasmic" although some women prefer pre-orgasmic. There could be any number of reasons why a woman is unable to peak during sex. These include: taking certain medications or antidepressants, hormonal birth control, ageing, trauma, guilt or stress. Expert Lux Alptraum, author of Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And The Truths They Reveal, explained that went through a period of anorgasmia after changing her medication. In an interview with Refinery29, she said: “Orgasm is something that’s most likely to happen when you’re relaxed, so if you’re dead set on ‘I’m going to make this f***ing happen,’ that’s not...
    A website that uses machine-learning to quickly turn innocuous photos of famous and everyday women into realistic deepfake nudes is racking up howls of outrage—and millions of page views.   The year-old site has garnered more than 38 million hits since the start of 2021, The Huffington Post reported, with five million in June alone, according to BBC News. HuffPo declined to name the website, but the BBC identified it as Deepsukebe, with both outlets referring to language on the site claiming its mission is to 'make all men's dreams come true.' On its now-suspended Twitter page, Deepsukebe referred to itself as an 'AI-leveraged nudifier.' It claims it doesn't save the fake photos it generates, but an 'incentive program' rewards posters who share links of their deepfakes.  Users who get enough people to click on them can 'nudify' more pictures faster. (Users can also pay a monthly fee in cryptocurrency to bypass the limit of one picture every two hours.) 'It's unknown who is behind the site, which is riddled with spelling and syntax errors, just as it's unclear where they are...
    In the months after eight people were killed, including six Asian women, in shootings at Atlanta-area spas, CBS News spoke with three women working in the city's massage district. The women, who spoke on the condition that we don't use their real names, detailed how their lives and businesses have changed since the massacre that shocked the community.  "Usually, this is a busy time," said Sophia, pointing to the empty leather massage chairs in the darkened main room. But it was 5 p.m. in Atlanta and Sophia, a 50-something spa owner, only had one customer. Before the coronavirus pandemic, there were 20 to 40 customers each day at her spa. There used to be six workers, but two remain. With most businesses in the city fully reopened, Sophia worries the massacre has scared customers from returning.  I met Sophia on a Tuesday in April, about a month after the deadly shootings. A Mandarin interpreter and I were driving around the Cheshire Bridge Road area of Atlanta, where four of the eight murders occurred at two spas, to find out how...
    “Women can’t do math or science.” The Cabinet Office has produced the first enlightenment book for school teachers in an effort to dispel such insensitive beliefs and prejudices. On the 21st, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology sent an administrative liaison to the Board of Administrative Education, and this handbook was specifically known for teacher training. (Nozomi Masui) Factors that reduce girls’ motivation to learn An example of looking for progress is when the teacher hands out experiments for boys and records for girls, which are part of the natural roles in science classes (see description). The manual points out that by admitting this situation, even if the teacher is unconscious, “as a result of boy-centered class management, it becomes difficult to motivate girls to learn for themselves.” Praising a student who got good marks in the exam, he said, “I’m a girl, but I can do math and science, which is amazing.” Instead of praising an individual student, evaluating them based on characteristics such as being a woman, “Studies...
    IT may be a man's world when it comes to construction and lorry driving, but this young mother doesn’t let it stop her.  Single Christina Demetriou, 31, loves her job driving her tipper truck around London delivering to building sites. 3Single Christina Demetriou says people are often shocked by her job choiceCredit: BPM MEDIA She says people are often surprised to learn she works as a 32-tonne tipper truck driver, but she doesn’t take any “s**t from builders”.  Christina, who describes herself as “quite girly”, is now encouraging other women to enter the male-dominated industry, reports My London. She says: "No one can ever believe it. "I wear makeup and get my nails done. At a construction site or in the club men get confused. They are like: 'What is going on?' 3She wants to encourage other women to get into the industry "I’ve found that to do what I do you have to be a certain type of lady - resilient but with a little bit of grit about you. "Without that you won’t be able to survive." Construction...
    WHEN you think about how you'd react in an emergency, the first thing most of us would do is call the police - but what if making that all-important phone call actually puts you in more danger? Well, it turns out there's actually a little-known way you can TEXT the emergency services - and it takes just seconds to register. 3Georgia's video has racked up over 1.9m viewsCredit: @georgiapennyy/TikTok Earlier this year, TikTok user Georgia Penny highlighted the service in a viral video which has racked up over 1.9m views. In the clip, Georgia explains: "If you're a girl in the UK, I'm practically begging you to do this. "If you literally just text the word 'REGISTER' to 999, you get this automated message [...] and if you reply with 'YES', that's it. "It takes 20 seconds and you've registered your phone number with the UK police." 3She revealed how you can register your phone number with the UK policeCredit: @georgiapennyy/TikTok The service is primarily designed for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a...
    WHEN Cathy Read’s arm went numb and her heart started beating faster, she didn’t think much of it. It was only after several similar episodes that her husband Chris persuaded her to go to hospital. 11Cathy Reed was shocked to find out she'd had a heart attack at just 47 after her arm went numb and her heart started beating faster There, the couple — from Looe in Cornwall — were shocked when Cathy, 47, was told she’d had a HEART ATTACK. Not once did Cathy, a communications manager, suspect it. She now admits she thought heart disease was more of a “man’s disease”. “All the heart attack symptoms you see in the movies are had by men,” she says. “But I didn’t realise until I had a heart attack myself.” While we are all aware of a gender gap when it comes to pay in the workplace, there is another dangerous inequality in terms of healthcare. A new study, published last week, found men fare better than women when they turn up at hospital with signs of a heart...
    President Joe Biden said Wednesday that there isn’t a “single thing a man can do” that a woman cannot do better. The president spoke at an event to mark Equal Pay Day with First Lady Jill Biden and members of the U.S. Women’s National Team Wednesday afternoon where he suggested that there is nothing men can do better than women. (RELATED: #METOO ‘Never Acknowledged We Exist’: Clinton Accusers Condemn Harris, Clinton Co-Hosting Women’s Empowerment Event) “You know, I told my daughters, granddaughters from the time they were old enough to understand what I’m saying, and I mean it, there’s not a single thing that a man can do that a woman can’t do as well or better,” the president said. “Not a single thing.” “I was among the first senators to ever appoint a woman to the Naval Academy,” he continued, adding that he was “just able to, as president of the United States, appoint two women as four star generals. ” WATCH: BIDEN: “There’s not a single thing a man can do that a woman can’t do as well...
    One of the great moral stains on the United States is that the richest and most powerful country in history has accepted staggering levels of child poverty. With final legislative approval of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Wednesday, the United States has decided to scrub at that stain. Most historic in the package are provisions that should sharply reduce child poverty. If these measures are made permanent, a Columbia University study suggests, child poverty could fall by half. By half! Biden will have done for children something analogous to what Franklin Roosevelt did for older adults with Social Security. This represents a revolution in American policy and a belated recognition that all society has a stake in investing in poor kids. To understand the returns that are possible, let’s look to lessons from halfway around the world. Bangladesh was born 50 years ago this month amid genocide, squalor and starvation. Back in 1991, after covering a cyclone in Bangladesh that killed more than 100,000 people, I wrote a bleak article for the New York Times suggesting...
    THE disappearance of Sarah Everard and the arrest of a Metropolitan Police officer on suspicion of her murder has shocked and saddened the whole country. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Sarah, her family and friends at this unbearable time, and I am working closely with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to ensure the police have the resources they need to deliver justice. ???? Follow our live blog for the latest developments on the case of missing Sarah Everard 5My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Sarah Everard, her family and friends at this unbearable timeCredit: PA:Press Association While an awful incident like this is incredibly rare, I know it is worrying. Because it has reminded women everywhere of the steps we all take on a daily basis, without a second thought, to keep ourselves safe. Sadly, the accounts shared online by hundreds of people in the wake of Sarah’s terrible disappearance are so powerful because we can all relate to them. Too many of us have walked home from school or work alone, only to hear footsteps uncomfortably close...
    Hero Images | Getty Images Covid has been hard on women – they've lost more jobs than men, have been overrepresented in higher-risk industries and some have had to juggle work and childcare amid a pandemic. That's had a negative impact on how women perceive their bargaining power in the labor market. Since the pandemic started, women have become 12.1% less comfortable asking for a raise, where men have only become 8.6% less comfortable seeking more money, according to a study by Indeed Hiring Lab. "Women and men seem to be talking about the labor market differently," said AnnElizabeth Konkel, an economist at Indeed Hiring Lab and the author of the report, which surveyed 2,000 American adults in December 2020. More from Invest in You:Covid bill to waive taxes on $20,400 of unemployment pay for couplesHere's what you need to know about filing an amended tax returnA majority of U.S. women are burned out. Here's how to cope The study also found that men are more comfortable than women in asking for any benefits in the next 12 months —...
    A VIRAL TikTok challenge sees people trying to get on all four with their elbows on the ground and balance after pulling them away. Many men can't do it, however – and are face planting after they try to move their arms. 8The viral 'center of gravity' has people trying to balance after pulling their arms out from under their chinCredit: @khalidandsalama/TikTok 8Many men are face planting as they try the challengeCredit: @adanwater/TikTok The viral TikTok trend has become known as the "center of gravity" challenge. In videos, it shows men and women side-by-side as they attempt the move. People get on all fours, and tuck their elbows under their chins. They then pull away their arms, and put them behind their backs – trying to balance on their legs as their torso remains forward at a 90degree angle. Women seem to have success with the challenge, and are able to balance. 8The trend has been dubbed the 'center of gravity' challengeCredit: @weldonases/TikTok 8Although many women can successfully move their elbows from underneath their chins and put them behind their...
    Breastfeeding mothers with COVID-19 do NOT pass the disease to their babies, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed dozens of breast milk samples and found none to contain any bits of viral genetic material.  However, they found infants do receive 'milk-borne' antibodies that can neutralize the coronavirus. The team, from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, says the findings provide evidence for why COVID-19 positive women should not be separated from their newborns. Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York looked at 37 samples of breast milk submitted by 18 women who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 (file image) None of the samples contained genetic material of the virus or antigens, which are proteins found on the surface of the virus, but nearly two-thirds of the samples contained two antibodies specific to the coronavirus (above) While scientists have long believed that 'breast is best' when it comes to feeding newborns, there were many questions surrounding the benefits and potential risks are still unanswered. Limited research has been conducted on this topic up...
    New York : Girls, teenagers, and women of color are used to waiting. As children, we waited for 48 movies and a long list of princesses until finally, in 2009, Disney decided it was time to create a black princess, Tiana, (The princess and the frog) for the Millions of girls who for generations grew up believing that all princesses had the same skin color as Snow White and Cinderella. As adults we also wait. For decades, we have waited to vote. We wait to be able to study. We hope to dream and occupy leadership positions. We continue to hope that one day our work will be paid equitably and not based on gender. But we don’t just wait. For generations Millions of women fought to achieve many of the rights that we enjoy today and often take for granted. But as the old adage goes, “Good things come to those who know how to wait.” With the arrival of Kamala harris for vice presidency, today girls of color have a new role model to...
    New York : Girls, teenagers, and women of color are used to waiting. As children, we waited for 48 movies and a long list of princesses until finally, in 2009, Disney decided it was time to create a black princess, Tiana, (The princess and the frog) for the Millions of girls who for generations grew up believing that all princesses had the same skin color as Snow White and Cinderella. As adults we also wait. For decades, we have waited to vote. We wait to be able to study. We hope to dream and occupy leadership positions. We continue to hope that one day our work will be paid equitably and not based on gender. But we don’t just wait. For generations Millions of women fought to achieve many of the rights that we enjoy today and often take for granted. But as the old adage goes, “Good things come to those who know how to wait.” With the arrival of Kamala harris for vice presidency, today girls of color have a new role model to follow and...
    (Bloomberg Opinion) — Since the start of the year, Moscow’s subway has employed female drivers, one of several hundred job categories opened up to the fairer sex. It’s a welcome return for opportunities formally rescinded two decades ago — even if it came with a special-edition Barbie. Unfortunately, the moves only scratch the surface of changes Russia’s women really need to see in 2021. Research shows that while they have historically participated relatively equally in the workforce, Russian women still earn almost a third less than men — one of the widest gaps among high and middle-income nations. As elsewhere, they’ve been more harshly affected by the pandemic given their over-representation in hard-hit sectors like retail and the fact many hold more precarious jobs. They’ve suffered disproportionately, as a result, from frugal state support. Finally, they face the pressures that come with a traditionalist state concentrated on reversing a pattern of demographic decline. Job limitations do matter. Enshrined in law in 2000, they kept women from 456 occupations deemed too dangerous, arduous or unhealthy, including working as a lumberjack, fighting...
    A polyamorous man has revealed he's trying to get both his wives pregnant at the same time so they can share the journey together.  Jimmy Silva, 36, and ChaCha Sahagun, 32, from California, have been together for a decade and started dating Summer Pelletier, 26, after they both fell for her during a first meeting at a business event in 2012. The trio started dating but kept their relationship open and spent years experimenting - and they all tied the knot after Jimmy proposed last April to both women using two diamond rings that were made from a single stone cut in two.   The triad spoke about starting a family, while Jimmy told how he wanted to get both pregnant at the same time so they could enjoy the journey together,' according to The Daily Star.  'I wanna get both of them pregnant at the same time,' he said. 'So it's a lot of work for me but I'll do it.' Jimmy Silva, 36, from California, has revealed he's trying to get both his wives pregnant at the same time so...
    There's a lot that Joe Biden can do right away to counteract Trump's damaging policies. Over the last four years, the Trump administration has decimated reproductive health care, from blocking all federal funding to Planned Parenthood, to expanding the global gag rule, which prohibits foreign non-governmental organizations that receive federal funding from even mentioning abortion.  President-elect Joe Biden has said it's a priority of his to roll back these harmful restrictions, though he'll face opposition from conservative lawmakers. On Day One of his presidency, there's a lot Biden can do to improve the reproductive health landscape. Just as Trump used executive orders to undermine reproductive freedom, Biden can do the same to restore it
    Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)As the nation eyes Georgia with its pair of upcoming US Senate runoffs, a victory for Democrats could hinge on the same Black women who helped flip the state blue in the presidential election. Leadership from Stacey Abrams, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, LaTosha Brown, Nse Ufot and a reliable force of Black female voters who overwhelming voted for President-elect Joe Biden will remain critical to Democrats' chances of gaining control of the US Senate on January 5. The runoff includes a race between Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and a matchup with GOP Sen. David Perdue and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff.Black female leaders and organizers say years of voter registration drives at churches and community events, and knocking on doors in Black and Latino neighborhoods paid off when Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris won Georgia. And they believe they can do it again. Read MoreIn the next six weeks, Black women said they will use those same strategies in addition to reaching voters who sat out of the general election to...
    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is breaking barriers and inspiring women, especially of the younger generation, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Monday. Harris will become the first woman, first Black and first South Asian Vice President. “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last,” Harris said in a speech after President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win the White House. “She’s done this and that means that we can do this, too,” said Sophia Anikewich, a 6th grader at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle. MORE: Women In New York Celebrate As Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Makes History Sophia is one of many students – aspiring lawyers, writers and doctors – who said they now see endless possibilities. “I think that this pushed me more towards any goal that I had in life, because I know that everything is now achievable,” said Anaya Balkcom, a junior at the school. “Sets a new precedence in leadership positions for young girls to aspire to,” said Genevieve Galluccio, a senior. This generation...
    ANYONE who colours their hair will know that maintaining a look is not cheap – especially when you go for bolder shades. Once you’ve paid your hairdresser for your dye job it can often seem far too painful to fork out for expensive hair products salons offer on top. 4 Each glass contains a different shampoo with the cheaper option on rightCredit: Facebook But this video might just make you think twice about scrimping when it comes to shampoo. Beauty salon owner Rachel Trach uploaded a video to Facebook in the hope of showing what using a cheaper shampoo can do to coloured hair. Rachel filmed herself carrying out an experiment with a salon shampoo and a drugstore version and the clip has now been viewed over five million times. For her experiment Rachel tested Unite 7 Seconds Shampoo, £19.95, and what looks to be Tresemmé's 24 Hour Body Shampoo, which is £5.24 for 900ml at Boots. 4 Rachel then dunks coloured strands of hair into each of the glassesCredit: Facebook After pouring each shampoo into separate glasses of water...
    KABUL – Eighteen-year old Fatima Sultani gazes at the peak of a mountain near Afghanistan’s capital Kabul after completing a morning climbing session, considering her next challenge. She and her team of nine young Afghan mountaineers, including three women, are hoping to climb Afghanistan’s Mir Samir mountain and after that travel to Nepal to summit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. “My main goal is to show the world that Afghan women are strong and can do the most challenging work that men do,” she told Reuters. “When I became aware that women from foreign countries come here to conquer high peaks I thought … why can’t we Afghan women conquer these peaks?” Sultani has continued climbing throughout the coronavirus pandemic, in August making it to the summit of the 7,492 metre (24,580 feet) Noshakh Peak in the Hindu Kush mountain range in northern Afghanistan, becoming the youngest woman in the world to do so. But as the Islamist Taliban hold peace talks with the Afghan government in Doha, many women in Afghanistan worry the militant group may exert its...
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