Japanese Photographer Blows Whistle on Treatment of ‘Comfort Women’

While Tsukasa Yajima has won praise for exposing problems at South Korea’s best-known shelter for former sex slaves, he has also been the focus of intense backlash.

#content-type-personal-profile, #japan, #jogye-order, #sex-crimes, #south-korea, #whistle-blowers, #women-and-girls

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Hemorrhoids

It’s often left out of polite ‘cocktail conversation,’ however this painful inflammation affects many people. Here are some ways to prevent and treat it.

#bowels, #constipation, #diabetes, #women-and-girls

Why the Days of Full-Coverage Foundation Are Dead

Gone are the days of full-coverage foundation that conceals all of skin’s flaws. A new era is ushering in a wave of self-acceptance.

#content-type-service, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #skin, #women-and-girls

What Does ‘Vex Money’ Do to Love?

Black women and girls must protect ourselves. Still, I wish I could relax into the plush comfort of a relationship.

#black-people, #marriages, #west-indian-americans, #women-and-girls

The Rise of Knotless Braids

A new style has driven up demand at salons in Harlem and Brooklyn.

#black-people, #braids, #hair, #women-and-girls

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ‘Bad Sex’ but Were Afraid to Ask

In a quest to explore her own sexuality, Nona Willis Aronowitz hit the sheets — and the books.

#metoo-movement, #aronowitz-nona-willis, #bad-sex-truth-pleasure-and-an-unfinished-revolution-book, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #lorde-audre-1934-92, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships, #willis-ellen, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

On Nona Willis Aronowitz’s ‘Bad Sex’

On Nona Willis Aronowitz’s “Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure and an Unfinished Revolution.”

#aronowitz-nona-willis, #books-and-literature, #ellen-willis, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships, #sex, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Some Women Turn to Self-Managed Abortion as Access Recedes

Information and medications needed to end a pregnancy are increasingly available outside the health care system.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #telemedicine, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-science

In ‘A League of Their Own,’ Abbi Jacobson Makes the Team

Jacobson cocreated and stars in this new Amazon series, which expands the story told in Penny Marshall’s 1992 film.

#amazon-com-inc, #carden-darcy, #content-type-personal-profile, #jacobson-abbi, #league-of-their-own-a-tv-program, #television, #women-and-girls

Deshaun Watson’s Suspension Will Test the N.F.L.’s Support for Women

The N.F.L. must decide whether to uphold Watson’s six-game suspension or impose a more severe penalty. Its choice will speak volumes, writes our columnist.

#cleveland-browns, #decisions-and-verdicts, #football, #goodell-roger, #national-football-league, #sexual-harassment, #watson-deshaun-1995, #women-and-girls

She Traveled 200 Miles for an Abortion She Never Wanted

Madison Underwood was thrilled to learn she was pregnant. But when a rare defect in the developing fetus threatened her life, she was thrust into post-Roe chaos.

#abortion, #chattanooga-tenn, #georgia, #slatery-herbert-h-iii, #tennessee, #women-and-girls

J-Lo and Liz Cheney and Us

I no longer believe that a woman’s decision to change her name signifies anything except what feels right to her.

#cheney-liz, #lopez-jennifer, #marriages, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Leave My Disability Out of Your Anti-Abortion Propaganda

The dignity of disabled lives and a woman’s right to choose are two separate issues.

#abortion, #abuse-of-the-disabled, #disabilities, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls

Kansas Abortion Vote Tests Political Energy in Post-Roe America

On Tuesday, Kansans will decide whether to pass a constitutional amendment that could lead to far-reaching abortion restrictions or an outright ban on the procedure.

#abortion, #johnson-county-kan, #kansas, #kelly-laura-1950, #midterm-elections-2022, #suburbs, #women-and-girls

A Polish Priest’s War Against Abortion Focuses on Helping Single Mothers

The Rev. Tomasz Kancelarczyk sees little effect on women’s decisions whether to have a child from a 29-year abortion ban. What may matter more is support for women who choose to have a child.

#abortion, #babies-and-infants, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #child-care, #children-and-childhood, #domestic-violence, #europe, #families-and-family-life, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #parenting, #poland, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roman-catholic-church, #single-persons, #special-education, #tomasz-kancelarczyk, #women-and-girls

Investing in Real Estate as Self-Care

Many women seeking independence after a breakup or divorce have discovered emotional empowerment and even healing in real estate investment.

#discrimination, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #self-care, #single-persons, #women-and-girls

Julianna Peña vs. Amanda Nunes: U.F.C. Battle of Toddler Moms

Years ago, the U.F.C. excluded women. The contestants in Saturday’s title bout, Julianna Peña and Amanda Nunes, are proud to be fighters and mothers.

#discrimination, #mixed-martial-arts, #nunes-amanda-1988, #parenting, #pena-julianna-1989, #ultimate-fighting-championship, #white-dana-1969, #women-and-girls

How to Spot ‘Medical Gaslighting’ and What to Do About It.

Experts share tips on advocating for yourself in a health care setting.

#discrimination, #doctors, #malpractice, #medicine-and-health, #women-and-girls

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is in Denial

It can’t defend the world it has made.

#abortion, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Women, the Game Is Rigged. It’s Time We Stop Playing by the Rules.

It’s hard to ignore the fact that empowerment feminism hasn’t really delivered on its promises.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #sulkowicz-emma, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Why Rape Survivors Asked Feds to Probe N.Y.P.D.

Letters from victims and activists drew the Justice Department’s attention after city and state officials failed to act on the same complaints.

#metoo-movement, #adams-eric-l, #de-blasio-bill, #domestic-violence, #justice-department, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #women-and-girls

States With Abortion Bans Are Among Least Supportive for Mothers and Children

They tend to have the weakest social services and the worst results in several categories of health and well-being.

#abortion, #discrimination, #federal-state-relations-us, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #law-and-legislation, #medicaid, #poverty, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #welfare-us, #women-and-girls

At Tour de France Femmes, It’s a Steep Climb to Equality

A women’s Tour de France is back after 33 years — a sign of progress, contestants say, for a sport sorely in need of it.

#amaury-sport-organization, #bertine-kathryn, #cycling-road, #france, #paris-france, #tour-de-france-bicycle-race, #women-and-girls, #zwift-inc

The New Abortion Battleground

The political fight over abortion will increasingly be a battle over the mailing of pills into Republican-run states.

#abortion, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #internal-storyline-no, #states-us, #women-and-girls

In Jan. 6 Hearings, Gender Divide Has Been Strong Undercurrent

An investigation that has revealed grave threats to democracy, plotted and carried out mostly by men, has a heavily female cast of narrators who have paid a public price for speaking out.

#cheney-liz, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #hutchinson-cassidy, #matthews-sarah-a, #republican-party, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

J-Lo Is Now Jennifer Affleck. Why That Matters.

I like the romance of Bennifer 2.0 as much as the next person, but her name change makes me wince.

#affleck-ben, #lopez-jennifer, #marriages, #names-personal, #pop-and-rock-music, #weddings-and-engagements, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Interstate Abortion Travel Is Already Straining Parts of the System

Even in some states where abortion remains legal, wait times for appointments are long because of increased demand.

#abortion, #new-mexico, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #women-and-girls

When a Woman’s Retirement Account Becomes the Family Emergency Fund

Women break into their savings to cover all kinds of expenses: home down payments, repairs, medical bills. That can hurt them years later.

#401k-403b-and-457-plans, #age-chronological, #content-type-service, #credit-and-debt, #financial-planners, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #women-and-girls

As a Mob Attacked the Capitol, Trump Stood By

Readers discuss the latest hearing by the Jan. 6 committee. Also: War poetry; child care funding; pregnant at 10; shrugging at the pandemic.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cheney-liz, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #justice-department, #poetry-and-poets, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #senate, #sex-crimes, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #women-and-girls

Amanda Shires Isn’t Letting Nashville, or Her Marriage, Off the Hook

The singer, songwriter and fiddler found comfort with an unexpected collaborator and plumbed new depths on her latest album, “Take It Like a Man.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #country-music, #highwomen-the-music-group, #isbell-jason, #nashville-tenn, #rothman-lawrence, #shires-amanda, #take-it-like-a-man-album, #women-and-girls

India’s Next President Will Make History When She’s Sworn In

Droupadi Murmu, who was elected to the largely ceremonial post this week, will be the first president from one of India’s Indigenous tribes.

#bharatiya-janata-party, #caste-systems, #india, #modi-narendra, #odisha-india, #women-and-girls

Michelle Goldberg: I Was Wrong About Al Franken

Due process is important.

#metoo-movement, #democratic-party, #franken-al, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Gender Gap Obscures More About Politics Than It Reveals

New research suggests that how you think about gender roles matters more for your political allegiance than your gender.

#democratic-party, #men-and-boys, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

When We Consent, We Shouldn’t Feel Terrible After, Right?

We deserve more than sex that is merely legal.

#colleges-and-universities, #dating-and-relationships, #discrimination, #men-and-boys, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #youth

Why Is the Right Making Women Who Miscarry Suffer?

Some Republicans reject even lifesaving abortions.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #emergency-medical-treatment, #law-and-legislation, #miscarriages, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #women-and-girls

Why is Endometriosis Often Ignored? Symptoms and Treatment, Explained

Nearly one in 10 women experience the chronic pain of endometriosis, but for many, the symptoms are dismissed. Why is this still happening?

#endometriosis, #menstruation, #women-and-girls

There’s No Place Like Kansas

The state stands as the first big post-Roe political test for abortion. It’s an intense, complicated fight with the odds stacked against reproductive-rights supporters.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #constitutional-amendments, #democratic-party, #johnson-county-kan, #kansas, #kansas-city-kan, #law-and-legislation, #primaries-and-caucuses, #referendums, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #volunteers-and-community-service, #women-and-girls, #wyandotte-county-kan

After New Abortion Laws, Some Patients Have Trouble Obtaining Miscarriage Treatment

Surgical procedures and medication for miscarriages are identical to those for abortion, and some patients report delayed or denied miscarriage care because doctors and pharmacists fear running afoul of abortion bans.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #gynecology-and-gynecologists, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #miscarriages, #missouri, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #states-us, #stillbirth, #supreme-court-us, #texas, #wisconsin, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling

A nation once in the grip of religious extremism sadly watches America’s lurch to the right on abortion.

#abortion, #constitutional-amendments, #ireland, #referendums, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Ex-Goddess Works to Reform 700-Year Tradition. Her M.B.A. Helps.

As a child, Chanira Bajracharya was worshiped in Nepal, but still made time to study. She is now encouraging the girl goddesses who’ve followed her to do the same.

#bajracharya-chanira, #buddhism, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #education-k-12, #hinduism, #kathmandu-nepal, #nepal, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

After Abortion, Republicans Are Targeting the Right to Travel

And now they have the right to travel in their sights.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #law-and-legislation, #segregation-and-desegregation, #slavery-historical, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

A 10-Year-Old Endures the Predictable Result of an Abortion Ban

Why is the right in denial about what their laws do?

#abortion, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #fuentes-gerson-1995, #law-and-legislation, #ohio, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

U.S. Tells Pharmacists Not to Withhold Pills That Can Cause Abortion

New Biden administration guidance warned that failing to dispense such drugs “may be discriminating” on the basis of sex or disability, citing other conditions that they can treat.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #discrimination, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #health-and-human-services-department, #methotrexate-drug, #mifeprex-ru-486, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

What It Means to Raise an American Girl Now

When straightforward progress no longer feels inevitable.

#abortion, #american-girl-inc, #dolls, #instagram-inc, #internal-sub-only-nl, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

Experts Warn Against ‘Herbal Abortion’ Remedies on TikTok

Amid the fear and confusion around abortion options across the country, some on social media have suggested taking herbs. But experts urge caution.

#abortion, #alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #herbs, #parsley, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #women-and-girls

A Ruling From Outside the Court: ‘Shame’ on the Justices

It’s the readers’ turn to judge … the Supreme Court’s recently ended term. Also: Anti-abortion activists; banning AR-15s; Australian slang.

#abortion, #australia, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #gun-control, #language-and-languages, #slang, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Are ‘Women’ Being Erased?

Readers discuss a column by Pamela Paul that objected to a war on women from both the far right and far left.

#abortion, #menstruation, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

What the Biden Administration Could Do Now to Protect Abortion Rights

The most urgent step the federal government can take is to ensure access to medication abortion.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #centers-for-medicare-and-medicaid-services, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #law-and-legislation, #medicine-and-health, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

With Roe Overturned, Austin’s Loss Could Be Brooklyn’s Gain

Cities around the South have challenged the supremacy of coastal supercities, drawing a steady flow of creative young people. Will new abortion bans put an end to that?

#abortion, #austin-tex, #boston-mass, #dallas-tex, #frisco-tex, #houston-tex, #lawton-okla, #new-york-city, #relocation-of-business, #san-antonio-tex, #women-and-girls

What Happens When a Rock Star Proposes Onstage?

Olivia Jean married the celebrated musician Jack White mid-performance, but she has a plan all her own.

#audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #content-type-personal-profile, #dating-and-relationships, #dead-weather, #detroit-mich, #marriages, #music, #nashville-tenn, #pop-and-rock-music, #records-and-achievements, #third-man-records, #weddings-and-engagements, #white-jack, #women-and-girls