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Free Speech Over Woman's Health
"Fake Clinics" Reign Superior in Supreme Court
When it comes to health, access to factual and reliable information is a must. Pregnancy clinics, when not monitored, may brand themselves as a pro-choice, fact-providing organization, but, in reality, may be a pro-life scheme in disguise. In addition to bullying language often encountered, clinics like these have been known to distort imagery and facts to persuade visitors to go against terminating a pregnancy. This week, the Supreme Court decided that it cannot regulate this activity due to free speech, meaning millions of women, especially those in rural or low-income areas, lack truthful information.
Image: Andrew Harnik / AP
Cafe Fosters Community of Young Professionals of Color
Two black women speak about the intentions behind their jointly owned cafe, Sip & Sonder. Empowering others and creating a safe space for connection is at the top of their list, while at the same time supporting and partnering with other businesses owned by people of color. They also aim to make the space a reflection of the community around them.
Image: Sip and Sonder
Women-Friendly Spaces for Rohingya refugees
About nineteen Women-Friendly Spaces (WFS), also called women’s safe spaces serve hundreds of thousands of Rohingya women and girls fleeing Myanmar. The UN agencies provide health care and counseling, as well as support for survivors of violence. These centers are under threat, however, from the coming monsoon season, and workers fear that the storms will prevent women from seeking their services.
Image: UNFPA Bangladesh/Allison Joyce
App Helps Women Avoid Alzheimer's
BrainHQ and journalist Maria Shiver have collaborated to build a version of BrainHQ to foster female brain health. Alzheimer's disease looms in many families and particularly targets women. Though there is no cure, researchers have found that "brain games" such as crossword puzzles and word searches mitigate the risk of the disease. The app contains fun games, easy lifestyle changes, and other brain exercises that benefit both a woman's cognition and mood.
Image: Maria Shriver And BrainHQ Launch App Version
Community Trains Future Female Firefighters
Even volunteer positions in small towns and communities can be male-dominated. With the aim of parity for Columbus’s firefighters, the department is hosting its first “Women’s Get Fire Ready Orientation” on Saturday, July 7, at the Columbus Fire Training Academy. Women firefighters will educate trainees about the physical and mental components of the job, encouraging them to join the community’s ranks.
Image: Jodi Miller
Overtime Hours Heighten Chance of Diabetes
Researchers at the Institute of Work and Health in Toronto found that woman were more at risk for Type II diabetes if they are often working overtime. Woman who worked 45 hours or more, compared to woman who worked 30-40 hours a week, showcased these results. The study lasted for 12 years and took into account BMI, physical activity, and smoking habits. Contrarily, men who worked less hours were at an increased risk of developing diabetes.
As radio is one of the most underrepresented industries for women, they are looking to make their voices heard. Based in the U.K., foundation.fm, an online female-led radio station, launched this past week.
What once seemed to be an anti-romantic musical comedy full of cliches—with the main character leaving behind her life in New York to follow her ex to West Covina, California—turned out to be a surprisingly feminist TV show. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s fourth and final season premiered last month.
A part of life that happens to half the population is often degraded and looked at with disgust. With menstruation art on social media, periods and period blood can become even more normalized in our world.
In her new book, In Therapy: How Conversations with Psychotherapists Really Work, Susie Orbach explains how the pressures are much worse than could ever be imagined in the 1970s. Currently, Orbach has been working on a year-long international campaign to force major companies to remove ads that target girls as young as six for cosmetic procedures.
As 75% of women will have at least one yeast infection in their life, Dr. Laura A. Carinci from NYU Langone warns against its signs and uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Carinci emphasizes that yeast infections can manifest in different ways, but certain symptoms are particularly likely to be tied to yeast infections.
After the recent state ballot measure vote, Nevada has become the tenth American state to exempt menstrual products from sales tax. The measure will make menstrual products more affordable and represents an important step towards menstrual equity in America.
Women who have experienced domestic abuse have recently been found to be more likely to develop a mental illness. As many as 33 percent of women who reported long-term domestic violence have been diagnosed with depression. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and anxiety are also high in survivors of abuse.
Author Sharee Miller’s new book Don’t Touch My Hair, a sequel to Princess Hair, follows a young black girl, Aria, through adventures across the world and even into space. The premise is her avoiding people trying to touch her hair when she doesn’t want them to.