User: newstrust Topic: women
Category: Education
Last updated: Nov 29 2015 18:05 IST RSS 2.0
1 to 20 of 15,937    
Worried About the Planet? These Condoms Are Your Ticket to Guilt-Free Sex 29.11.2015 Mother Jones
Twenty years ago, when the eco-home products company Seventh Generation was in its heyday, co-founder and then-CEO Jeffrey Hollender trademarked the name Rainforest Rubbers, assuming that, as with cleaning and parenting products, people would be into sustainably-produced condoms. Nothing came of that idea, until Hollender's millennial-aged and business-school-educated daughter, angered by how so few women her age wanted to buy condoms and frustrated by the dearth of sex products with natural ingredients, decided to get involved. So decades after its conception, the father-daughter duo finally brought Hollender's idea to fruition, dumping his name for something sleeker and creating a condom that's sustainably produced, lacks the carcinogenic chemicals found in the standard brand, and is marketed specifically for women. Their Sustain Natural condoms brand, which has been on the market for just a year and a half, is one of a handful of eco- and body-friendly condom brands that have cropped up in recent ...
Also found in: [+]
The number of Coloradans passing GED test plummets since 2014 rewrite 29.11.2015 Durango Herald
Three young women are going to take a test 90 miles away from home. Just south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Jackie Esparza pulls over her maroon Dodge SUV on Interstate 25 to pose for a selfie with the “Welcome to Wyoming” sign. The 19-year-old Thornton resident is excited for the photo – it’s only the second time...
Also found in: [+]
Government ‘still failing to protect women against violent men’ 29.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
End Violence Against Women coalition says male abuse of women and girls is still going unchecked as services struggle Women and girls are still not being protected from violent men because of “critical frontline failings”, according to an evaluation of the past 10 years of government action on the issue. A coalition of campaigning groups claims that, despite a focus on reducing domestic violence and increased awareness of child sexual abuse, male violence “still goes unchecked”. The report covers the period since a 2005 review into blunders surrounding the case of Ian Huntley, who went on to murder schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman. The End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition finds that services for abuse victims are struggling to remain open, and it also criticises the government’s refusal to make sex and relationship education compulsory in ...
Also found in: [+]
Why 9 out of 10 colleges reported no rapes last year 28.11.2015 Durango Herald
A new analysis of campus crime data has revealed that 91 percent of U.S. colleges had no reported cases of rape in 2014, according to the American Association of University Women.That should be good news, but we know sexual assault is far more common than that. A 2014 survey of more than 150,000 students across the country found that...
Also found in: [+]
Bridget Christie: suffragettes are off the syllabus – so the battle is won, right? 28.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
‘Now I don’t want to sound paranoid, but a pattern is starting to emerge’ In a surprise move by the normally pro-women Conservative government, feminism is to be dropped from A-level politics . Women were taking up far too much room on the syllabus, which meant that some men didn’t have the requisite amount of space required for the proper ventilation and comfort of their genitals. So the women had to go. In a revised version of the course, which is to be put to consultation, the section on feminism has been removed, along with any mention of gender equality and the patriarchy, and replaced with lots of drawings of ejaculating penises, from the pen of education secretary and minister for women and equalities Nicky Morgan . Gender equality is all very well in theory, but it’s just not practical when you try to implement it on the A-level syllabus – or on public ...
Searching for meaning this holiday season? Here are 11 gifts that will change the world 28.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The holidays are here, and we’ve got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids , pets , cooks as well as those who are into health & wellness , home décor and amazing experiences . And you’ll find even more holiday gift ideas here . The act of giving a gift can spread ...
Also found in: [+]
Midday open thread: Schools for American Indians terrible; reports on downed Russian jet challenged 28.11.2015 Daily Kos
Today’s comic  by Mark Fiore is  Learn to Draw Republican Turkeys ​: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Another barrier to Democratic downballot majorities: Are Democratic voters more 'bipartisan'? by Steve Singiser This is fascism, and we should say it clearly ... while we can, by Mark Sumner 'At long last, have you no decency, Mr. Trump?' Rubio, Cruz and Jeb aren't brave enough to ask that, by Ian Reifowitz A red, white and blue zone for Muslims in America, by Jon Perr The hidden social costs of violent videos, by Vann R Newkirk II The women of Daesh, by Susan Grigsby Some millionaires are fighting the good fight, by Egberto Willies We went to Howard - not Harvard, by Denise Oliver Velez Today is Native American Heritage Day . A prominent Ogala Lakota says it’s badly timed:  Black Friday. It's a de facto commercial holiday when millions of Americans stand in line for hours on end outside chain stores, often in bone-chilling temperatures, in the hopes of getting the latest and shiniest whatever at ...
A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption 27.11.2015 AP National
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was about to see her mother....
Also found in: [+]
Somalia's fragile security puts aid out of reach for many who desperately need it | Kate Holt 26.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

In Mogadishu and its environs, political instability means vital aid is not getting to families living in dire poverty after being displaced by drought or violence

The streets of Mogadishu are eerily quiet. Military roadblocks and checkpoints are everywhere. This is not unusual, but these days it is increasingly hard to know who is manning them – the army, a private militia or insurgents.

In recent years, the national army, backed by peacekeepers from the African Union Mission in Somalia force, has largely pushed the Islamic militants of al-Shabaab out of many key towns, including Mogadishu, Kismayo and Barawe.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Child brides in Mozambique: ‘an affront to human rights on a massive scale’ | Simon Allison 26.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Almost half of young women in Mozambique are married by the age of 18, limiting their academic prospects and leaving them vulnerable to poverty and maternal mortality. But hopes are high that the African Girls’ Summit on ending child marriage, which begins this week, can put a stop to the practice

When she was 15, Cidalia met a man. By the age of 16, she was living with him. Now 17, she is back at home, having been beaten, abandoned and – in her own words – disgraced by the man who was going to marry her.

Although she is not legally married, the widespread practice of child marriage in Mozambique meant that Cidalia thought it was normal to go and live with this older man, especially after becoming pregnant. But the man ended the relationship, and Cidalia returned home to her village in Indude, southern Mozambique.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Despite California's budget surplus, unions eye tax hikes 26.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Here is one thing for California to be thankful for: The state treasury is overflowing with tax money.

Long gone are the dark years of multibillion-dollar deficits — $42 billion in 2008 — and sharp cuts in state services, especially healthcare for the poor and education.

Credit the recovering national...

Also found in: [+]
Students say Washington college unsafe for women of color 26.11.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The student body president of Western Washington University says she has received death threats and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus....
Also found in: [+]
Diversifying Technology Education 25.11.2015 TechCrunch
 We all know the tech industry has a diversity problem. The major tech companies have released their bleak workforce diversity numbers, and one year later most of them are unchanged. Obviously, this is not an easy problem to fix. A workforce of white males naturally develops unconscious bias, which then impacts everything else. It leads to a “brogrammer” culture, a  hiring bias… Read ...
Also found in: [+]
Climate change in Somaliland, Kenya battles weather, and FGM in Colombia 24.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Drought and cyclones hit Somaliland; Kenya mobilises money to tackle changing weather; and the secrecy around cutting girls among Colombia’s Emberá If you are viewing this on the web and would prefer to get it in your inbox every two weeks, register for the email edition When politicians meet in Paris next week to negotiate a global climate deal , their commitments will have far-reaching consequences. Pastoralist communities in Somaliland are among those who have a vital stake in the talks, as a changing climate continues to have a devastating impact. Clár Ní Chonghaile visited Somaliland and met people reeling from drought and cyclones in a region that “could be considered the canary in the mine of a world that is getting hotter, and where extreme weather is becoming more common”. Meanwhile in Kenya, climate funds have been mobilised to create programmes to help farmers become more resilient in the face of changing weather patterns. Read about the projects helping women regenerate trees, harvest ...
Also found in: [+]
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday 24.11.2015 Daily Kos


Today is starting out too ridiculously shitty to be all ha ha ho ho above the fold.

Great country we got here, ain’t it. Just spectacularly exceptional.

Cheers and Jeers is below the fold. We got weather and stuff.

Higher Education Is a Key to Decarceration: Let's Pass the REAL Act 24.11.2015 Truthout - All Articles
College education is a gateway to shrinking our prison population and empowering formerly incarcerated people and those behind bars. The Restoring Education and Learning Act would ensure state and federal prisoners are once again eligible for Pell grants, making college accessible for more Americans. Formerly incarcerated advocates Vivian Nixon and Glenn Martin and a higher education program at FCI McKean, Pennsylvania, speaking at the National Higher Education Conference in Pittsburgh, November 6. (Photo: Jean Trounstine.) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! The US Department of Education announced on July 31 that as part of President Obama's initiative to reduce mass incarceration, the country would reinvest in higher education in prison. It announced the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program to allow a select number of incarcerated Americans to pursue higher education with ...
Also found in: [+]
GOP campaigns strategize for 'Super Tuesday' delegate bonanza 24.11.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Ben Carson journeyed here last week to the buckle of the Bible Belt, where he proclaimed America a "Judeo-Christian nation" and delivered a stern warning to his devoted followers: Show up at the polls on March 1 or face consequences. On Saturday, Donald Trump again swooped into Alabama, where ...
Also found in: [+]
Emerge Colorado asks Hickenlooper to pick woman lieutenant governor 24.11.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper, shown in a 2013 press conference, currently is considering his options for a new lieutenant governor to replace Joe Garcia, who announced he is stepping down next ...
Also found in: [+]
Abbreviated pundit roundup: Muslims have been Americans since U.S. began; the 'Green Lantern' snare 23.11.2015 Daily Kos
Gayatri Devi at The Guardian notes that creationism from the mouths of right-wing politicians is not about belief in divine origian, but rather something more worldly:  Creationism isn't just an ideology – it's a weapon of political control :  The Republican presidential candidates’ public  obsession with creationism , though, isn’t really about education. It’s about cementing their Christian credentials with the  influential  evangelical voting bloc by announcing their opposition to all that is not heterosexual, Christian and not “ speaking American ” – whatever that means. It can be a winning strategy: a 2014 Gallup poll showed that  42% of Americans  believe that God created human beings in their present form 10,000 years ago. And  a 2014 Pew Research Center poll  of American voting behavior found that 78% of white evangelicals voted for Republican candidates, while only 20% voted for Democratic candidates. The Republican obsequiousness to creationist philosophy might not be so much anti-science as ...
Also found in: [+]
POCIT: 7 LGBTQ Black Founders 23.11.2015 TechCrunch
 Welcome back to People Of Color In Tech. Earlier this year, the White House hosted its second-ever LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit. Though, this year was the first time the White House made the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer event public and made it available to watch on a video livestream. With intersectionality in mind, as well as a desire to keep LGBTQ people at top of… Read ...
1 to 20 of 15,937