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There's a reason magazines put Hillary Clinton on the cover. Yes, she may run for president, but the former Secretary of State and Senator and Wellesley graduate is probably thought to do well on the newsstand.
The Raiderettes barely make minimum wage, only earning $1,250 for an entire season. The lead plaintiff, Lacy T., alleges the NFL team fails to pay dancers until the end of the season, and doesn’t pay for practice or travel time.
San Francisco becomes the first municipality in the country to pass a law providing working parents and caregivers the “right to request” flexible or predictable work schedules. That goes for everybody--not just mothers. Sounds pretty equal.
Vanity Fair's article focuses heavily on lawsuits alleging harms from the device. What it doesn’t do is put the risk of harms from NuvaRing in the context of the patch, and other newer pills, or discuss the real magnitude of risk of any of these options.
Johnson & Johnson's popular "No More Tears" has an entirely new recipe for its signature shampoo, sold under the label "improved formula," that eliminates formaldehyde--the chemical commonly associated with preserving dead bodies.
Some religious employers are exempt from providing birth control in their employees health care plans. But how far can these institutions go in mandating their beliefs asks Rebecca Cohen in this cartoon.

#NotYourAsianSidekick is no "flash in the pan." In December, writer and organizer Suey Park was fed up. She started a conversation via Twitter, but it didn't stop there. With the help of 18 Million Rising, Park and other activists held a forum on how to go from conversation to action.

As the FDA keeps rejecting a drug known as flibanserin, some are questioning why it's so hard to find the perfect pill for a low libido. Yet, a filmmaker who originally set out to document breakthroughs in science and sexuality came to an epiphany--there's no such thing as female sexual dysfunction. One way to fix "the problem," she says, is to focus more on sex education. Yes, even for grownups.

Virginia state senator Richard Black thinks that spousal rape should not be a crime. And he's running for Congress. UltraViolet responds and asks public to take action. Yet, with all the bad press, you'd think some Republicans would keep their foots out of their mouths.

Human Rights Watch released a report stating that certain “extremist armed opposition groups are imposing strict and discriminatory rules on women and girls that have no basis in Syrian law,” but their are some brave women not afraid to question "law."

Missing a uterus and want to have a baby? There may be hope after nine women in Sweden successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives, yet there are ethical concerns because the procedure is risky for the donor.

Once again persons who don't have ovaries, menstrual cycles or the possibility of birthing babies, remain obsessed with a woman's right to choose what goes on in her reproductive nether regions. Rep. Paul Ryan is promising to fight for a rider that would allow employers to refuse to cover contraception in their health insurance plans for moral reasons.

After years in prison the Florida mother and domestic violence survivor was released on bail November 27. Right before her second trial begins on January 15, the courts are now trying to sentence her back to prison.

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