The Silence of the Wombs

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Forced Hysterectomies Avoid Hygiene Issues in Mentally Challenged Holy Hormones Journal: Let’s be clear. Girls as young as 10 are forced into hysterectomies in a country where the population is booming beyond India’s control.  Is this a silent way of sterilizing a segment of the population who is mentally challenged? Is this Eugenics?  Chances are Continue Reading …

Janie McQueen: Surviving the New Divorce Gamesmanship – Holy Hormones Honey! June 10

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Holy Hormones Honey!  In her latest, groundbreaking book, career journalist Janie McQueen unveils the truth behind the “new divorce gamesmanship”–vicious tactics that thrust victims into complex webs of legal tangles that destroy spirits and hobble divorce cases. Innocent women have been caught in this ‘gamesmanship’.  Notice the world ‘man’ in there?  Join Leslie Carol Botha Continue Reading …

Pro-Life Laws in Poland Fuels Illegal Abortion Underground

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When pregnant women in Poland decide to have an abortion, they take a common but highly secretive step.

Female Genital Mutilation Fears Return to New Egypt

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Sa’dawi was describing her own very real, very horrific experience of female genital mutilation (FGM) or circumcision. The ancient practice is forced on over 140 million women around the world, most notably in Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia, according to UNICEF. FGM aims to keep girls ‘pure’ and to take away their ability to enjoy their own body, all in the name of virtue.

Sexual Exploitation: Every time I Have Sex A Piece of Me is Lost

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ECPAT is a network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children around the world. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

Jezebel Calls Out CNN Reporter Calling DNC ‘ The Vagina Monologues’

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Leslie Carol Botha: Disgusting… Erickson’s comment on Democratic women cuts down all women  – Republican and Democrat. We should all unite on this issue. Off with his head (the lower one.) Dicks CNN’s Resident Conservative Jackass Calls the DNC ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Erin Gloria Ryan September 5, 2012 Last night, several women spoke at the Continue Reading …

Hormone Imbalance – The Silent Epidemic – Women Speak Out

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This is an insidious ‘War on Women’. On the one hand we have had to fight for our reproductive rights and the availability of birth control – on the other hand it is the same birth control that is slowly killing us.

Sexual Exploitation of Children: What I’ve Been Through Is Not Who I Am

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ECPAT is a network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children around the world. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

India Grassroots Women’s Groups Prevent Witch Hunts

Basanti, shown here with children in her family, survived a witch hunt in India's tea plantations. (Credit: Photo by Soma Chaudhuri)

Witch hunts are common and sometimes deadly in the tea plantations of Jalpaiguri, India. But a surprising source — small groups of women who meet through a
government loan program — has achieved some success in preventing the longstanding practice, a Michigan State University sociologist found.

Judge Leanne Clare Rules on Historic Legal Decision Redefining Conception

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Queensland District Court Judge Leanne Clare, SC, has made world legal history by ruling in a world first that conception is the act of becoming pregnant, not the act of fertilisation.