Today’s Solutions: February 04, 2023

Gender

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The Senate is on the verge of enacting new protections for pregnant workers

After 10 years of effort, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which would mandate reasonable workplace accommodations to allow pregnant workers to safely work, is likely to pass. The Senate voted 73-24 to add it as an amendment to the must-pass omnibus government spending measure, and the Read More...

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Norway to add gender-neutral pronoun to Norwegian language

The official Norwegian language is set to add a new gender-neutral pronoun within the year, confirms the Language Council of Norway. The gender-neutral third-person singular counterpart to the feminine “hun” and the masculine “han” will be “hen.” Linguistic equality According to Read More...

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5 resources for men who want to learn about therapy (without being judged)

Despite evidence indicating that men face mental health issues at equal or higher rates than women, men are less likely to seek counseling. "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], nearly twice as many women as men (24.7 percent and 13.4 percent, respectively) received Read More...

Stéphanie FRAPPART is the arbitrator of the Coupe de France final

Celebrating the World Cup’s first woman referee

Despite the controversy surrounding this year’s World Cup, it may still prove to be an avenue for positive change in terms of gender parity. A woman referee took charge of the Men's Football World Cup for the first time last week, in a historic first. FIFA is eager to highlight how French Read More...

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French record label brings forgotten women composers into the spotlight

A new record label is helping to bring classical music's unsung heroines into the spotlight. Héloïse Luzzati, a French cellist, established this revolutionary record label, La Boîte à Pépites (The Jewel Box). It expands on the “Elles - Women Composers” festival and YouTube channel Read More...

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Meet Dr. Wade: writer of thousands of Wikipedia pages for women scientists

Though the world has made some strides in gender equality, there is certainly still room for improvement, especially in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM for short).  Unfortunately, women continue to be underrepresented in most STEM fields. For example, Read More...

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Scientists improve cervical cancer prediction with new test

Great news! A more accurate test for cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer has just been developed by scientists. The groundbreaking test can also detect DNA markers for some other common cancers, implying that it could be used as a predictive test for breast, womb, cervical, and ovarian Read More...

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In India, all women have the right to safe and legal abortions

Women's rights advocates applauded the Supreme Court of India's judgment, which stated that a woman's lack of marital status could not restrict her ability to choose to terminate a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks. The historic Roe v. Wade ruling, which had legalized the operation in the Read More...

“Count Down” ー Protectin

“Count Down” ー Protecting our bodies and our fertility in the modern age

“Hormones get no respect. We think of them as the elusive chemicals that make us a bit moody, but these magical little molecules do so much more.” - Susannah Cahalan, Author, Brain on Fire Most of us know to wash our produce before eating it and not to microwave plastic, but what about Read More...

California Legislature

After Roe V. Wade, California legislature and citizens jump to help fellow Americans

We decided to revamp this important story with an important update.  With the overturning of Roe V. Wade, California is considering a host of reforms to ready itself for the influx of women from other states seeking legal and safe abortions. California’s legislature, care providers, and even Read More...