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It's feminist to care about having healthy weight

It's feminist to care about having healthy weight

{WOMENSENEWS}--Mainstream culture is so fixated on dieting that many rights activists shun the topic. But when a woman is trying to lose weight, she needs protection from self-hatred and dangerous dieting. She needs feminism.
By Ariel Jensen-Vargas
'States rights' is code for keeping women down

'States rights' is code for keeping women down

{WOMENSENEWS}--The term has served as a legal code for racism. Today, historian Doris Weatherford writes that state lawmakers have also long imposed legal restrictions on U.S. women. Now it's the framework for the shrinkage of access to reproductive health care and medical privacy.
By Doris Weatherford
Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- On his quick trip to Israel and Jordan, President Obama repaired broken diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey in exchange for Iranian sanctions.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The Cypriot mess

PARIS, March 25 (UPI) -- Only a fool would deny the ability of the EU to concoct some last-minute rescue for Cyprus that keeps the great euro suspense drama limping wearily onward.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Women fight Keystone XL from north and south

Women fight Keystone XL from north and south

WASHINGTON {WOMENSENEWS}--Along the miles of transcontinental pipeline being built to transport oil from the tar sands of Canada, women are fighting the project. One put her body in front of a bulldozer. Another is challenging eminent domain seizure of her family's land.
By Melinda Tuhus
Lauren Wolfe crowdsources rape, sex assault data

Lauren Wolfe crowdsources rape, sex assault data

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--Women are often assaulted and raped in conflict-ridden countries and Women Under Siege is keeping track. As the project grows and spans more and more countries, its founding director stays busy breaking the silence.
By Maggie Freleng

Commentary: Global gridlock -- and lockjaw

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A former national security adviser says the United States faces its biggest threat since the fear of nuclear war with the Soviet Union: Cyberterrorism and cyberwarfare.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
[VIDEO] Sexy guys do pin-ups for women's safety

[VIDEO] Sexy guys do pin-ups for women's safety

NEW YORK {WOMENSENEWS}--Male models and others involved with the Hunks4Hope calendar project talk about the need to end domestic violence and help survivors. Footage was taken on March 10, in neighborhoods around New York.
By Hajer Naili

The best news yet

WASHINGTON, March 18 (UPI) -- It isn't often that one gets to report undiluted good news but we now know that the world has achieved the main target of the Millennium Development Goals.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Despite parent leave law, sky did not fall

Despite parent leave law, sky did not fall

{WOMENSENEWS}--The Family Medical Leave Act was passed 20 years ago and despite the hue and cry, the sky did not fall on employers or the economy. It's time to extend these vital protections to more workers and more obligations.
By Allison Stevens

Commentary: Rags to riches to rags

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- The dark side of the financial moon is the U.S. Treasury that says financial institutions file more than 15 million “suspicious activity reports” every year.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
Media portrayal of black woman the real 'Scandal'

Media portrayal of black woman the real 'Scandal'

{WOMENSENEWS}--Lawyer Angeli Rasbury pleads her case for why viewers should question the love choices of the TV show's lead character, Olivia Pope, and the negative messages they reinforce about relationships and sexuality when it comes to race.
By Angeli Rasbury
Activists connect choice to reproductive justice

Activists connect choice to reproductive justice

{WOMENSENEWS}--As the battle to preserve reproductive freedom heats up, abortion-rights advocates are increasingly embracing the quest for "reproductive justice." Younger activists predict 2013 will be the year "choice" fades out.
By Molly M. Ginty
Mayhem rules for Filipina mom in shanty baby boom

Mayhem rules for Filipina mom in shanty baby boom

QUEZON CITY, Philippines {WOMENSENEWS}--Catholic opposition has kept a Philippines birth-control law passed in 2012 from reaching the women in shanties, where the birth rate is booming. Our reporter visits a woman who wanted three children and wound up with eight, aged 2 to 21.
By Iris Gonzales

Euro crisis returns

BRUSSELS, March 11 (UPI) -- Maybe the British aren't quite as isolated when to comes to the European Union as the conventional wisdom in Brussels likes to think.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
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