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  • "In sickness and in health" stirs memories, grief, thanks

    Editor's note: Reaction was swift — and overwhelmingly positive — to the Sun Sentinel's weekend story, In Sickness and in Health, which chronicled the final months of Bernard Richard Schiffer's life and the challenges he and his partner, Chris...
  • Femen topless activists detained outside Ukraine talks in Geneva

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Two women from the Femen activist group were detained on Thursday as they tried to conduct a bare-breasted protest outside the Geneva hotel which is hosting four-way talks on the Ukraine crisis. A Reuters cameraman saw Swiss police...
  • Lawsuit: Forced on maternity leave, forced to return before baby is due

    Lawsuit: Forced on maternity leave, forced to return before baby is due
    This post has been updated. See note below. Follow me down the rabbit hole for a moment while we discuss the case of Kimberly Erin Caselman, a Pier 1 sales associate in San Jose who loves her job and informed her boss in November that she was two months...
  • Intersections: Examining the self-defense class issue

    Intersections: Examining the self-defense class issue
    Two popular self-defense classes for women hosted by Glendale’s Status on the Commission of Women in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month have been postponed this month because of a letter from the National Coalition for Men that claimed the...
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: The Gang's All Here in Season 7-A Premiere, 'Time Zones'

    SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you haven't seen the season opener of "Mad Men." Here we are bracing for the heartache of knowing we'll be saying goodbye to "Mad Men" in a mere 14 episodes -- and season seven opens with a joyous treat, the...
  • Iraq's draft child marriage law seen as political stunt - and sign of times

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Proposals that would legalize the marriage of nine-year-old Iraqi girls are unlikely to become law, but indicate the growing role of religion in a country some fear is going down the path of neighboring theocracy Iran. Based on Shi'...
  • New Kent graduate raising money for young girls and women in Africa

    New Kent graduate raising money for young girls and women in Africa
    NEW KENT – Carrie Daniel, a 2011 graduate of New Kent High School, is asking for the community's help to better the lives of women in Africa. Daniel, a third year student at the University of Virginia (UVA), will be participating in a summer...
  • Coming together for peace

    Coming together for peace
    Forty-three years ago, John Lennon penned a lyric that has become a staple on the radio and countless bumper stickers and T-shirts: "Imagine all the people living life in peace." This Friday, Golden West College will host its 2014 Peace Conference,...
  • Sheryl Sandberg's wrongheaded campaign to ban the word 'bossy'

    Sheryl Sandberg was born bossy. As a child she commanded her younger brother and sister to follow her around, listen to her monologues, then scream “Right!” when she was finished. For the neighborhood children, she created shows that she...
  • Women edge into Gulf boardrooms as economies, societies shift

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Amina al-Rustamani, a member of a prominent UAE family, raised eyebrows among friends and relatives when she started her career in Dubai 13 years ago as an electrical engineer, becoming one of few females in the Middle East to enter...
  • Supreme Court to consider challenge to law barring campaign falsehoods

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court next week will consider for the first time whether states may enforce laws that make it a crime to knowingly publish false statements about political candidates. The justices will hear an antiabortion group's free-...
  • Law to protect women helps gays too

    Law to protect women helps gays too
    What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out. The latest version of the law, which among other things provides grants to agencies that deal with victims of...