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Fathers should act like fathers, not Mr. Moms

Fathers should act like fathers, not Mr. Moms

(WOMENSENEWS)--"Father knows best" is long gone. But in an era of shifting gender roles, the maternalization of child care doesn't make sense either. For Father's Day, let's celebrate the complementary role that both parents play, with separate but equally fine styles.
By Elaine Heffner

Commentary: Global Peace Index

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- In the 2013 Global Peace Index of 162 nations, Iceland ranks first, Afghanistan last.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Child model advocates press for New York law

Child model advocates press for New York law

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--New York City lawmakers have agreed to propose legislation to protect child models. They hope the new law will take effect before fashion week in September. Media advocates have pressed this issue over the past year.
By Victoria Fitzgerald
Turkish protests rattle Erdogan's female loyalists

Turkish protests rattle Erdogan's female loyalists

ISTANBUL, Turkey (WOMENSENEWS)--Turkey's anti-government protests are troubling for some of Erdogan's female supporters, who dominate his voting base. For other women, the protests are an outlet for anger at current policies and a break from the political repression that followed the 1970s mass unrest.
By Sisi Tang
For disabled teens, flirting can be easier online

For disabled teens, flirting can be easier online

{WOMENSENEWS}--Social networking sites offer flirting and friendship opportunities to disabled teens who have difficulty leaving the house. "I wish they'd been around for me," says Danielle Sheypuk, a clinical psychologist who is also Ms. Wheelchair New York 2012.
By Maggie Freleng
Senate's immigration bill flags women's rights

Senate's immigration bill flags women's rights

(WOMENSENEWS)--As the Senate prepares to take up the immigration reform bill on June 10, new research turns the headlight on gender bias in existing laws, including the Violence Against Women Act.
By Victoria Fitzgerald

Europe's blame game

LONDON, June 10 (UPI) -- Casting blame for the Great Recession used to be easy when everyone agreed it was all the fault of the bankers. But now the regulators and officials are blaming each other and the real issues are coming to the surface.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
UN Women's Lakshmi Puri: 'Priority is to power on'

UN Women's Lakshmi Puri: 'Priority is to power on'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (WOMENSENEWS)--At the sidelines of last week's major global forum on women's health, the interim leader of the 2-year-old U.N. superagency expressed pride in its startup phase of rapid institution-building and is focused on everything from field work to raising a target annual budget of $300 million.
By Juhie Bhatia
Ethiopian-Israelis make waves in new homeland

Ethiopian-Israelis make waves in new homeland

TEL AVIV, Israel (WOMENSENEWS)--After decades of Ethiopian immigration to Israel, several black women now hold significant government posts and Israel recently crowned an Ethiopian as its national beauty queen. But hardship persists for women in these communities.
By Leigh Cuen
Femen activists detained as Tunis trial ajourns

Femen activists detained as Tunis trial ajourns

NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Three European activists face up to six months of prison for staging a topless protest in Tunis to demonstrate support for a Tunisian ally, Amina Sboui, who is facing legal problems of her own.
By Hajer Naili
Commentary: Kalb's 'The Road to War'

Commentary: Kalb's 'The Road to War'

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- “The Road to War -- Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed” is must reading to understand how the U.S. blew $2 trillion on two wars in the 21st century.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Stop knee-jerk blaming of Afghan men, culture

Stop knee-jerk blaming of Afghan men, culture

{WOMENSENEWS}--Corrupt, tribal, medieval, misogynist. These are the refrain of reporters, media marketers and officials on Afghanistan. When reporters and officials pander to stereotypes, we lose the chance to understand what's really going on.
By Fariba Nawa
Angelina Jolie raises big question of coverage

Angelina Jolie raises big question of coverage

{WOMENSENEWS}--What if you decide to follow the Hollywood star's example and get genetic testing for your chances of developing breast cancer? Then you face the questions of whether you're covered and meet reimbursement criteria. First of two stories.
By Sharon Johnson
Brits who hate the White House

Brits who hate the White House

LONDON, June 3 (UPI) -- The image is deliberately provocative and arresting. It depicts the White House with the gaps between its pillars draped in swastika flags while a battalion of German troops in coal-shuttle helmets marches past.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Nuns claim no role in Irish laundry scandal

Nuns claim no role in Irish laundry scandal

DUBLIN (WOMENSENEWS)--When I interviewed two Irish nuns in February it was the first time any member of religious orders that ran the abusive Magdalene Laundries spoke publically. Yet, months later, reconciliation with victims appears to be far off.
By Claire McCormack
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