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Why is “panties” a creepy word?

For some, this common American nickname for women's underwear is the cotton-lyrca-blend height of word aversion, bested only by the cringe-inducing sound of "moist"...

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30 Badass Women Born in November

Movers, shakers and women's history makers born in November.

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TIME Suggests Banning “Feminist” in 2015

What overused word or expression is making your ears bleed the most this year? Personally, "it's just a compliment!" has really worn its welcome. But TIME magazine thinks "feminist" is a little more ban-worthy...

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5 Reasons Ebola Kills More Women

Why are 55 to 75 percent of Ebola virus casualties in West Africa women?

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Screening Is Key to Fighting Cervical Cancer

A few years ago, I got a nerve-racking call from my nurse. She informed me that my pap smear results were abnormal. I had a touch of what’s called cervical dysplasia, or abnormal growth of cervical cells. I would need

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The First Lady Pants in Congress

In 1969, Rep. Charlotte T. Reid (R-Ill.) became the first woman to wear pants on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Washington Post reported that the history-making black wool pantsuit aroused the curiosities of male members of

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9 Women Arrested For Wearing Pants

In the 1850s, women's petticoats alone could weigh 14 pounds. With the addition of foundation garments, bustles, multilayered skirts and bodices, a fashionable woman's outfit could cross the 20-pound mark. In response, early feminists and social progressives began arguing for

Domestic Violence Is a Workplace Issue

When victims decide to leave abusive relationships, it leave their employment in jeopardy. Should domestic violence leave, or "safe days," become a universal employment right?

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7 Suffragists Who Helped Win the Vote

It’s Election Day in the United States, which means we’re in for hours of shouting and conjecture on the cable news channels. But it also means we get to exercise a right that was granted to us less than 100

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Do women wear too much makeup?

A psychologist out of a small university in Wales received global media attention in early 2014 thanks to a study finding that got a lot of people talking about women trying to look pretty for men. Published in the Quarterly

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