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The “Reasonable” Way to Respond to Being Sexually Harassed. In the cascade of sexual-harassment allegations now coming to light, a central question has emerged: Why did so few speak up before? Research from psychology provides an answer: Many women feel complicit in their own assault and are ashamed that they did not react more forcibly at the time. Consider the experience of the actress Rachel McAdams, who as a 21-year-old theater student was lured by the director James Toback to a hotel room and pressured to take off her clothes. McAdams, now 38, kept quiet about the episode for 17 years. “This has been such a source of shame for me—that I didn’t have the wherewithal to get up and leave,” she told Vanity Fair.

Like McAdams, many people feel embarrassed that they “let” themselves be sexually harassed, and they keep quiet as a result. A study conducted at Boston College in the 1990s sheds light on this issue. Most women thought they would be angry and confrontational if an interviewer used these lines on them. Record-setting polar explorer, 16, hits back at men who say she belongs in the kitchen – Women in the World. Man on conditional release who killed partner sentenced to life in jail | UK news. A garage worker who killed three of his partners over four decades has been jailed for life with a minimum of 26 years for the “brutal and merciless” murder of his most recent victim. Theodore Johnson, 64, bludgeoned Angela Best with a claw hammer and strangled her with a dressing gown cord a couple of months after the couple ended their 20-year relationship. Johnson had two previous convictions for manslaughter for killing two other former partners, in 1981 and 1993.

After the attack in 1993, he was detained in a secure hospital but conditionally discharged in 1997. Mental health authorities will now face questions over how he was able to hide a 20-year relationship from them despite regular visits to his home in north London. During the sentencing hearing at the Old Bailey, the court heard that one of the conditions of his release was to inform authorities if he entered a relationship. Johnson was born in Jamaica where he grew up as one of 11 children working on a banana plantation. Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without | Money. Women with degrees earn at least three times as much as a non-graduates within a decade of leaving university, according to the first large-scale report into the impact of higher education on wages and salaries in the UK.

A study conducted by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Cambridge and Harvard universities found that the graduate premium for women was greater than for men, even though male graduates on average earned more. Researchers found that median earnings of men 10 years after graduation were about twice those of a non-graduate while female graduates earned more than three times as much as their non-graduate counterparts. The study used tax records and student loan data for 260,000 people who were at university between 1998 and 2011 and whose earnings were looked at for the tax year 2011-12. It found that 10 years after graduation, 10% of male graduates were earning more than £55,000 a year, 5% were earning more than £73,000, and 1% were earning more than £148,000. Texts from student who killed herself shared across campuses | Society. Text messages sent by a university student who killed herself following an abusive relationship will be shared on campuses across Scotland as part of a campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence among young people.

Emily Drouet, 18, then studying law at Aberdeen University, texted friends in the weeks before her death in March 2016. She described her emotionally and physically violent relationship with fellow student Angus Milligan, insisting “It’s my fault”, “I made him so angry” and “I deserve it”. This litany of self-recrimination is being publicised with the permission of Emily’s mother, Fiona, who is spearheading a poster campaign to alert young women to the insidious nature of domestic violence, and calling for university staff to be trained to recognise signs of abuse. The texts make for distressing reading. In one exchange, Emily’s friend told her: “Sweetie please you don’t deserve...” “Don’t be alone please,” begged another friend. 'Listen to women': UK doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis | Society.

Doctors are being advised to listen to what women tell them about crippling pelvic and period pain and look out for the symptoms of endometriosis in a bid to speed up diagnosis of a disease that can wreck lives and careers. It takes an average of seven to eight years to be diagnosed with endometriosis, according to the first-ever guidance on managing a disease that affects one in 10 women from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) in England.

Experts say the long wait is the same all over the western world. Many women are told they are making a fuss about normal period pain. Some are unable to work and the disease causes others to become infertile. The NHS must listen to women, says Nice. “Delayed diagnosis is a significant problem for many women with endometriosis leading them to years of unnecessary distress and suffering,” said Professor Mark Baker, director of the centre for guidelines at Nice. Man on conditional release who killed partner sentenced to life in jail | UK news. What is an intersex athlete? Explaining the case of Caster Semenya | Sport. The term “intersex” is used to describe variations in sex characteristics in someone who does not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. In sport the issue centres on verifying the eligibility of an athlete to compete in an event that is limited to a single sex.

It is unquestionably a sensitive and complicated issue and one that has arisen many times at the Olympics and other sporting competitions where it has been alleged that male athletes have attempted to compete as women or, in Semenya’s case, that a woman has an intersex condition, which provides an alleged unfair advantage. Over the years numerous sex or gender tests have been used to verify athletes’ eligibility, ranging from physical examinations to chromosome testing and more recently hormone testing. In the wake of Semenya’s case in 2009, testosterone testing was introduced to identify cases where testosterone levels were elevated above an arbitrary level, termed hyperandrogenism. How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously. Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence. I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, hugging herself in pain.

“Something’s wrong,” she gasped. This scared me. Rachel’s not the type to sound the alarm over every pinch or twinge. She cut her finger badly once, when we lived in Iowa City, and joked all the way to Mercy Hospital as the rag wrapped around the wound reddened with her blood. Once, hobbled by a training injury in the days before a marathon, she limped across the finish line anyway. So when I saw Rachel collapse on our bed, her hands grasping and ungrasping like an infant’s, I called the ambulance. I don’t know how long it took for the ambulance to reach us that Wednesday morning. I didn’t know our wait was just beginning. I buzzed the EMTs into our apartment. “Eleven,” Rachel croaked. As we loaded into the ambulance, here’s what we didn’t know: Rachel had an ovarian cyst, a fairly common thing. South African district offers student grants to girls who remain virgins. A South African region has launched a grant scheme for girls who remain virgins throughout their university studies, triggering outrage among human rights groups.

The bursary offered in Uthukela, in the south-east of the country near Durban, is the brainchild of the municipality’s female mayor, Dudu Mazibujo. News of the scheme sparked outrage from civil society groups, with one women’s association branding it unconstitutional. “The bursaries are for young girls who are still virgins,” said a municipality spokesman, Jabulani Mkhonza. “It’s a new category which the mayor has introduced this year,” he said, adding that the goal was to encourage “young girls to keep themselves pure and inactive from sexual activity and focus on their studies”. Beneficiaries of the grant would be subjected to regular virginity tests, he added.

“Those children who have been awarded bursaries will be checked whenever they come back for holidays. Bic advertising: look like a girl, market your company like a 1970s misogynist | Women in Leadership. “Look like a girl. Act like a lady. Think like a man. Work like a boss.” Market your company like a 1970s misogynist. First up, “look like a girl”. As any teenage girl will tell you, “looking like a girl” isn’t what they aspire to – they want to look like women. “Act like a lady”.

“Think like a man”. And finally, “work like a boss”. However, if what you’re saying is that we should all start aping the traditional, formatted approach to “boss” then I think you’re behind the times. Oleg Tinkov Thinks Women Shouldn't Be Bike Racing and Feminism is 'Abusing' - Total Women's Cycling. The owner of a men’s pro cycling team made a string of insulting comments about women’s cycling on Twitter last night. It all began with a tweet where Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov suggested Chris Froome was riding ‘like a girl’.

Why, surely by this he meant that Froome was putting his heart and soul into riding like a beast, despite earning a poor wage, receiving a fraction of the media attention as his colleagues, and having fewer opportunities to race? Ah – no – he meant Froome was riding badly. It later transpired this was down to a broken ankle as a result of a crash at the start of the Vuelta a España stage 11. Bigla Pro Cycling’s Lotta Lepistö picked up on the tweet and responded: Soon after, Cycling Tips Ella investigated her comment and wrote a fantastic response to Mr Tinkov. The editors at Cycling Tips Ella responded beautifully, stating: “Mr. One might hope that Tinkov might admit his mistake, as he did when apologising for ‘criticising’ Froome’s riding: Not so. Maternity leave discrimination means 54,000 women lose their jobs each year | Money. Women returning from maternity leave are more likely to face discrimination in the workplace than they were a decade ago, according to a report published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The study by the EHRC estimates that around 54,000 new mothers are losing their jobs across Britain every year – almost twice the number identified in similar research undertaken in 2005. It also found that 10% of women were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments by their employers, putting the health of mother and baby at risk. Caroline Waters, deputy chair of the EHRC, said the report, Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage, highlighted “worrying levels of discrimination and disadvantage at work that women still face”. The report also reveals that: Even when mothers were given the chance to work flexibly on their return to work, around half said it cut their work opportunities and they felt their opinion was less valued.

Uk.businessinsider. Elnathan John's Dark Corner: My Penis Makes Everything Ok. I am taking a walk around Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent onto Ahmadu Bello Way and back. So far I have counted two men peeing in public. Last week, I started counting the number of men I see everyday peeing by the road side in the city. Not as research for an article or anything, I quite like to do pointless things like that - count the number of Peugot cars, the number of women with chin hair, the number of men with moustaches.

And like a game of cards, the results don't matter at the end of the day. Public peeing survived one night and now, many days after, I still can't stop counting. If you know Abuja city, you will agree that it is one of the most difficult cities in which a man can pee publicly. There is concrete everywhere and to the public peeist (you are right, I made the word up) there is nothing as inhibitive as concrete. I walk past a woman in front of an ATM, off Ahmadu Bello Way. I am thinking of Rifkatu who is submitting a bid for a contract with a government agency.

Inside Amy Schumer - Football Town Nights. These amazing new contraceptives could be the future of birth control. There are a lot of options for contraception today, from the pill to vasectomies, but they're not perfect. They can be high-maintenance (like taking a pill every day) and aren't always reliable (condoms break 3 percent of the time). However, scientists are trying to come up with better options. Researchers are working on a number of new technologies, including a remote-controlled contraceptive for women, which could be turned on or off with a simple command, and options for the long-awaited "male pill.

" Here's what you need to know about the future of contraception: Men could get more options for reversible birth control The majority of couples don't use condoms, which have a typical use failure rate of 18%. (Shawn Latta / Flickr) In the late 1950s, scientists tested a drug called WIN 18,446 on male prisoners. Over 60 years later, scientists are still having problems getting male birth control just right. About one-third of all contraception use in the US today is by men. Meanwhile, Dr. Judge criticised after claiming 16-year-old pupil groomed teacher | UK news. A judge is facing criticism after she handed down a suspended sentence to a teacher found guilty of having sex with a pupil and said the 16-year-old girl had “groomed” him.

Stuart Kerner, 44, a former religious studies teacher, had sex with the girl at school and at her home when she was 16. Jurors heard he had sex with her at Bexleyheath Academy in south-east London, where he was vice-principal, the same week his wife miscarried their second child. He later drove the girl to her home where the pair had sex, kissed and cuddled, Inner London crown court heard. Judge Joanna Greenberg QC said the victim had become “obsessed” with Kerner. She told him: “Her friends described her, accurately in my view, as stalking you … There is no evidence you encouraged her in any way.

“She was intelligent and used that intelligence to manipulate people emotionally. The judge gave Kerner an 18-month suspended sentence. “We will be reporting this case to the attorney general due to the low sentence.” Real, Live Practice Babies | Wonderland. Once upon a time, infants were quietly removed from orphanages and delivered to the home economics programs at elite U.S. colleges, where young women were eager to learn the science of mothering. These infants became “practice babies,” living in “practice apartments,” where a gaggle of young “practice mothers” took turns caring for them. After a year or two of such rearing, the babies would be returned to orphanages, where they apparently were in great demand; adoptive parents were eager to take home an infant that had been cared for with the latest “scientific” childcare methods.

This scenario is the premise of The Irresistible Henry House by Lisa Grunwald. The lovely novel, which I had the delight to read over my holiday vacation, charts the life of Henry, a orphan who started his life as a practice baby at a women’s college. But the “practice baby” idea is more than just a fictional device–it is, bizarrely enough, a historical fact.

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