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Kim Jong Un
Would Like Women
to Have More
Dec 5, 2023 10:50 AM CST
Kim Jong Un Would Like Women to Have More Babies, Please
North Korean leader wants women to step up to stop nation's declining birth rate
- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said it's the duty of women to halt a fall in the country's births in order to strengthen national power, state media said Monday, as his government steps up the call for its people to have more children. While getting a...
Xi to China's Women: Time
for a 'New Trend of Family'
Oct 31, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
Xi to China's Women: Time for a 'New Trend of Family'
Leader's speech to state-run women's rights group urges women to focus on 'family harmony'
- It's not enough for women to work on their own development, according to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who said Monday that women must also strive toward "family harmony, social harmony, national development, and national progress," in large part by having children. He urged women to establish a...
This Is the Best City for
Women in America
Oct 1, 2023 12:35 PM CDT
This Is the Best City for Women in America
Columbia, Maryland, tops WalletHub's list; Jackson, Mississippi, comes in last
- Women make up just over half of the US population, and there are several factors they may want to take into consideration before finding a place to settle down, including safety, job opportunities, and access to resources geared toward women's health care. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of...
Lose Value if Men
See Their Faces
Aug 18, 2023 12:14 PM CDT
Taliban: Women Lose Value if Men See Their Faces
Molvi Mohammad Sadiq Akif says women who spurn hijabs risk 'falling into sin'
- Women lose value if men can see their uncovered faces in public, a spokesman for a key ministry of Afghanistan's Taliban government said Thursday, adding that religious scholars in the country agree that a woman must keep her face covered when outside the home. The Taliban, who took over...
Apr 26, 2023 10:15 AM CDT
Pope Approves 'Significant Crack in Stained-Glass Ceiling'
Women will have the right to vote at an upcoming meeting of bishops
- Pope Francis has decided to give women the right to vote at an upcoming meeting of bishops, and the AP reports that's a historic reform that reflects his hopes to give women greater decision-making responsibilities and laypeople more say in the life of the Catholic Church. Francis approved changes...
This Is the Best
US State for Women
Mar 7, 2023 5:53 PM CST
This Is the Best US State for Women
Vermont is No. 1, while Oklahoma comes in last in WalletHub's rankings
- It's Women's History Month , and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to offer some leads on tracking down the best places for women to live. WalletHub has done much of the legwork, looking at more than two dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC in...
Taliban Just Banned Women
Dec 20, 2022 12:05 PM CST
Taliban Just Banned Women From Universities
Afghanistan's education minister issues the decree
- Women in Afghanistan can no longer attend college, according to a new decree from the Taliban government. The nation's education minister issued the order in a letter to all public and private universities, reports the AFP . “You all are informed to implement the mentioned order of suspending education...
Taliban Bans Women
From Parks, Gyms
Nov 10, 2022 11:56 AM CST
Taliban Bans Women From Parks, Gyms
Group claims it has 'tried its best' to avoid imposing restrictions
- More than a year after returning to power in Afghanistan and promising to respect women's rights, the Taliban are busy crushing the few rights women in the country still have. Women are now banned from parks and gyms in the country, according to a Ministry of Vice and Virtue...
UN Forecasts a Population
Milestone in 2050
Sep 2, 2022 8:55 AM CDT
UN Forecasts a Population Milestone in 2050
It projects an approximately equal number of men and women by that year
- Viewed solely in terms of population numbers, it's long been a man's world. Last year, for example, men outnumbered women worldwide by 44 million, notes the Pew Research Center . However, a new UN projection sees the gap narrowing relatively quickly, and it forecasts a roughly equal number of...
Men, Don't Throw in the Towel
on Longevity Quite Yet
Aug 3, 2022 2:57 PM CDT
Men, Don't Throw in the Towel on Longevity Quite Yet
Despite lower life expectancy, guys still have 'substantial chance of outliving females,' per study
- It's long been suggested that women outlive the men in their lives, but new research suggests that may be an oversimplified conclusion. Danish scientists who looked at the bigger picture found that the guys, especially those with a ring on their finger or who hold a college degree, might...
Another Lilith Fair
Aug 1, 2022 9:35 AM CDT
We Need Another Lilith Fair
Jezebel writer Audra Heinrichs makes the case for why 'America needs a femme show again'
- This year is the 25th anniversary of the debut of Lilith Fair, the all-women concert series spurred by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan that featured the likes of Sheryl Crow, Indigo Girls, Queen Latifah, and Tracy Chapman. It's now time to bring something like it back, writes Audra Heinrichs for...
May 7, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
Taliban Just Resurrected a Hard-Line Mandate
Women once more have to wear face-covering burkas in public
- Afghanistan's Taliban leadership ordered all Afghan women to wear the all-covering burka in public, the ministry of vice and virtue said Saturday. The move evoked similar restrictions on women during the Taliban's previous hard-line rule between 1996 and 2001. "We want our sisters to live with dignity...
'Work Hard' Advice
Mar 28, 2022 3:18 PM CDT
Kim Kardashian Apologizes for 'Work Hard' Advice
'Get your f---ing ass up and work' was taken out of context, she says
: Kim Kardashian says the controversial remarks she made earlier this month about working women were taken out of context. In a
Good Morning America
interview, Kardashian says the advice to "get your f---ing ass up and work" was not meant to be a a "blanket statement" and...
Booted From Flights
Mar 26, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
Officials: Afghan Women Without Male Companions Booted From Flights
Unaccompanied women reportedly turned away from airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday
- Afghanistan's Taliban rulers refused to allow dozens of women to board several flights, including some overseas, because they were traveling without a male "guardian," two Afghan airline officials said Saturday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said dozens of women who arrived at Kabul's...
From the Taliban,
an 'Unexpected Decision'
Mar 23, 2022 7:48 AM CDT
From the Taliban, an 'Unexpected Decision'
Afghanistan's de facto rulers break promise, won't open schools to girls above 6th grade
- Afghanistan's Taliban rulers decided against opening schools to girls above the sixth grade, reneging on a previous promise and opting to appease their hardline base at the expense of further alienating the international community. The unexpected decision, confirmed by a Taliban official Wednesday, came at the start of the...
Ladies, You Might
Want to Move Here
Feb 28, 2022 9:15 AM CST
Ladies, You Might Want to Move Here
WalletHub ranks the best, worst states for women, with Massachusetts coming out on top
- Whether it's the job market or political representation in DC, women often seem to come up with "the short end of the stick," notes WalletHub , which decided to figure out which parts of the country might offer the best opportunities for women. The personal finance site looked...
In Return to Jobs,
a Huge Gender Gap
Feb 8, 2022 8:47 AM CST
In Return to Jobs, a Huge Gender Gap
BLS stats show 1M-plus men went back to job market in Jan. amid pandemic; only 39K women did
- The pandemic struck a huge blow to the American workforce, but January's jobs report brought some hopeful news, with employers adding 467,000 jobs last month. But the news appears to be better for men than for women, per Axios , which cites a "jaw-dropping" gender disparity in labor...
Pope Ushers in New Year
With a Shoutout to Moms
Jan 1, 2022 5:30 AM CST
Pope Ushers in New Year With a Shoutout to Moms
Francis praises women for their role as peacemakers around the world
- Pope Francis ushered in the new year on Saturday by praising the skills women bring to promoting peace in the world, and he equated violence against women to an offense against God. The Roman Catholic Church marks Jan. 1 as a day dedicated to world peace, and a late-morning Mass...
After Newborn Is Found,
Women Pulled From Planes
Nov 16, 2021 11:38 AM CST
After Newborn Is Found, Women Pulled From Planes
Female travelers suing Qatar after being subjected to invasive exams
- A group of Australian women is planning to sue the government of Qatar after they say they were removed from their plane, detained, and forced to undergo invasive medical checks to determine if they had recently given birth after an abandoned baby was found in a terminal bathroom at the...
Why Heartbroken Men
Are Turning to Reddit
Nov 10, 2021 2:28 PM CST
Why Heartbroken Men Are Turning to Reddit
With stigma, they may feel unable to express relationship issues in more traditional contexts
- Research carried out in clinical and counselling settings has suggested men tend to avoid relationship problems and keep partners at a distance, reports Insider . But that may be the result of researchers looking for answers in the wrong places, according to a new study, which finds men are more likely...
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