Accused of profiting from rape and selling victims on false hope, the company that offers at-home rape kits has received cease and desist notices and legal threats. Yet its founder remains convinced of the need for a more private alternative to the traditional forensic examination.
Black women are twice as likely as white women to suffer from infertility, but tend to seek medical help for infertility later than white ones. This is in some measure connected with distrust of the medical field and hesitancy in discussing fertility issues, but a major factor, too, is the belief that fertility issues don’t affect Black women due to the pernicious myth of Black hyper-fertility.
"The 19th amendment didn’t make female suffrage legal—it made all the previous instances when it had been denied a crime. And that’s why US president Donald Trump’s intention to posthumously pardon women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, who was incarcerated for voting while female, is misguided."
While it’s important to rekindle and galvanize the network working for women’s rights, some activists feel that there is little use in continuing the discussion of human rights violations that happen at the expense of women. The world is aware of the reality: people instead need to properly plan and fund actions to intervene.
The researchers found that average cycle length was 29.3 days. Only 13% of the cycles were 28 days—quite a departure from the old idea that most cycles are exactly four weeks long. This rather simple finding shows just how little we still know about women’s bodies. And it leads to a new understanding of the key phases of the cycle for women and doctors alike.
On the day of her swearing in, Bellanova was the target of a slew of sexist insults focusing on her appearance, as well as her clothes and body size. These comments weren’t just made by random social media users, but by renowned commentators and politicians.
“We have a questionnaire now that deals with asking them, for instance, what is their opinion about menstruation,” CEO Suhani Mohan explains, “and we take [their answers] seriously.”
How can a country that is routinely dismissive of its women, diminishing and threatening them in the private sphere, be so comfortable with this kind of female power? A clue may be in its mythology.
Social media platforms help women express themselves in a way they might not be able to at home, where traditional roles still often hold sway. As a result, many Indian women—who were once largely unengaged in politics—are now part of a collective “uprising of the female voter in India."
These booths don’t just have a female staff, but they also offer a variety of services that can range from a waiting room to drinking water to childcare arrangements. Women also get tokens to mark their place in line, so that they don’t have to wait, often under the sun, for their turn to vote.