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Liberal elite, it’s is high time to strike a deal with the working-class | Joan C Williams

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd September 2017

Coalition need compromise. But its coalitions that win, writes Joan C Williams, the author of White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America Abortion rights are central to my identity. As an ambitious adolescent, I wanted to have both a vital career and a vibrant intellectual life, and I felt that having a baby at […]

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8 health inventions transforming women’s lives around the world

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th September 2017

Image: Mashable Composite: Mariko Higaki Iwai; PATH; Maternity Foundation Among the many injustices women face globally, inadequate health care is one of the most serious. In the developing world, where childbirth complications cause the death of more than 800 females every day, a lack of resources attains it impossible for women to maintain their health […]

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Artificial wombs could soon be a reality. What will this mean for women?

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th September 2017

Technology is well on the way to realising ectogenesis, improving premature baby survival and increasing fertility alternatives. But it also has other, more frightening, implications We are approaching a biotechnological breakthrough. Ectogenesis, the invention of a complete external womb, could totally change the nature of human reproduction. In April this year, researchers at the Children’s […]

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The real reason women freeze their eggs | Eva Wiseman

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

Its often assumed females freeze their eggs to stop the ticking of their fertility clocks so they can fissure on with their careers. The truth is rather different, says Eva Wiseman Theres a narrative that weve been told about why women freeze their eggs, which begins with aspiration for a career and ends with them […]

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7 days Turkish President ‘mansplained’ womanhood

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th September 2017

( CNN) When it comes to “mansplaining, ” few world leaders dish out advice like Turkey’s President. Motherhood is easy, have at least three children, don’t use formula and keep forgetting family planning — these are just some of the words of wisdom imparted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the nation’s women.

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Maternal demises worldwide declined by half, yet shocking inequalities remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th September 2017

Study in Lancet presents a womans lifetime opportunity of succumbing from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women succumbing from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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Should over-the-counter medical abortion be available? | Daniel Grossman

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th September 2017

At the moment, the idea of over-the-counter access to medication abortion in the United States sounds crazy. But preliminary data suggests it is safe The coat hanger often with a red line through it is a powerful feminist symbol. Conjuring images of women suffering unspeakable consequences of unsafe abortion, the coat hanger sends a foreboding […]

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Uterus transplants:’ My sister gave me her womb’

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th September 2017

Lolita Wsterlund is one of the first women in the world to have a uterine transplanting. Now this pioneering surgery is coming to Britain. By Tim Lewis Moments after giving birth, her son not yet in her limbs, Lolita Wsterlund had an urgent dread. Does he have a really big nose? she near screamed. Her […]

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Some women regret their abortions. That doesn’t mean others shouldn’t have the choice | Jessica Valenti

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th September 2017

Stephanie Chatfield tells she wishes she hadnt aimed her pregnancy. Enlisting females to tell stories like this has become a major part of anti-choice strategy This week, the spouse of a Republican legislator did something you might find shocking: she wrote about having an abortion. Stephanie Chatfield, who is married to Michigans state representative Lee […]

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‘Go smoke free. Stay fairly’- the health campaigns that haven’t heard of feminism

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd September 2017

From superficial smoking campaigns to ads that attempt to construct breast cancer sexy, public health advice for women has got a long way to go… Hear that voice, all you women of a childbearing age? Its hour, running out. Soon your eggs will be past their prime and you will no longer be of any […]

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