Democrats search for political identity amid dismal election results and legislative triumph
Setbacks Tuesday in suburbs, small towns and rural communities, coupled with intraparty battles on Capitol Hill and passage of an infrastructure bill, crystallize a vexing question for the party: What does it mean to be a Democrat?washingtonpost.com
Dez Bryant’s call out of Jemele Hill shows Black women cannot critique without contempt
Maya Angelou famously said, “when you know better, you do better.” There is nobody better at making sure you know […] The post Dez Bryant’s call out of Jemele Hill shows Black women cannot critique without contempt appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Gov. Pritzker, Illinois legislators call on Congress to protect women’s reproductive rights in wake of Texas abortion law
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois lawmakers came to Aurora Tuesday to urge Congress to pass new federal legislation to protect women’s access to reproductive health care in the wake of a new Texas law which prohibits abortions once medical professionals can detect cardiac activity, usually around six weeks.chicagotribune.com
7th Annual Fabulous Woman Pageant | River City Live
Fabulous Woman Pageant is more than a pageant. It’s indeed the ministry and purpose of Tonya Thomas, the founder of the pageant. She receives 15 - 20 women / contestants from various walks of life and gives them the opportunity to celebrate themselves beyond the challenges from the cards life has dealt them. In return they volunteer themselves to Tonya’s platform to serve the community and the people of the community.
R. Kelly trial: Witness says singer controlled girlfriends during CBS segment
A controlling R. Kelly barred his live-in girlfriends from watching a documentary series that portrayed him as a sexual predator and kept watch over them during an interview with Gayle King, one of the women testified at the R&B singer’s sex-trafficking trial.chicagotribune.com
California governor candidate says employers should be allowed to ask women if they plan to have children
Larry Elder’s 2002 book comments resurfaced weeks before Californians take to the polls on Sept. 14 to decide whether Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) should be ousted from his seat a year early.washingtonpost.com
Amnesty reports widespread rapes 'with impunity' in Tigray
A new Amnesty International report says dozens of women have described shocking sexual assaults by Ethiopian soldiers and allied forces in the country’s Tigray conflict, and its researcher calls it striking how the perpetrators appeared to act without fear of punishment from their commanderswashingtonpost.com
A Black CEO shares how she negotiated a $12,000 raise in her 20s: 'It was incredibly exhausting'
Aug. 3 marks Black Women's Equal Pay Day — the day that Black women working full-time finally catch up to what their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts earned in 2020. A Black CEO shares how she negotiated a $12,000 increase in salary at her first job, and why she felt she had to "work so much harder" to get there.cnbc.com
Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done?
Black women who use lye-based hair relaxers at least seven times a year for 15 or more years have a 30% increased risk of breast cancer ‘White-centric beauty standards have led many Black women to embrace hair and skin treatments that could pose serious risks to their health, often without their knowledge.’ Photograph: Hero Images Inc./Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo A new study reveals what some scientists and researchers have suspected for years – that frequent and long-term use of lye-basnews.yahoo.com
Bush criticizes Afghanistan withdrawal, fears for women
Former President George W. Bush criticized the Western withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview with a German broadcaster released Wednesday, saying he fears that Afghan women and girls will “suffer unspeakable harm.” Asked in an interview with German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle whether the withdrawal is a mistake, Bush replied: “You know, I think it is, yeah, because I think the consequences are going to be unbelievably bad.” The war in Afghanistan began under Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.news.yahoo.com
Bill seeks to ban transgender athletes from women’s sports in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Bills have been filed in 25 states across the country, including Florida, seeking to ban transgender women from competing in women’s school sports. The legislation, which would prevent transgender women from competing in women’s sports, follows multiple instances of transgender athletes winning titles in state and national competitions. The House version of the bill would ban transgender women from competing in women’s sports outright, whereas the Senate version would allow transgender athletes to compete provided they maintain a low testosterone level. AdEskamani said even though there are some restrictions in place for transgender athletes on the professional stage, she believes policies concerning children and student-athletes should be treated differently. In Connecticut, there is an ongoing federal lawsuit challenging whether allowing transgender athletes to compete in women’s sports violates Title IX, a federal civil rights law that aims to shield people from gender-based discrimination.
This is how International Women’s Day came into existence, and how it’s celebrated around the globe
Here are some facts about International Women’s Day, according to the BBC. In 1911, Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland celebrated what’s regarded as the first International Women’s Day. Why is International Women’s Day on March 8? What are the colors of International Women’s Day? What is the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day?
International Women’s Day: Choose To Challenge
#ChooseYourChallenge is a social media campaign for International Women's Day which is March 8, 2021JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Monday is International Women’s Day -- a day of activism to celebrate the women’s suffrage movement and bring awareness surrounding issues of discrimination, human rights and equality. Some local activists are sharing their voices through a powerful social media campaign called #ChooseToChallenge. There’s also a march planned to take place at James Weldon Johnson Park from Noon-2:30 p.m. in Jacksonville on Saturday. Bonnie Hendrix, president of the Women’s March Florida joined us on The Morning Show to explain how the movement is a call to action for women’s issues. Watch her interview below:
Women dressed as elderly caught trying to get COVID-19 shot
ORLANDO, Fla. – Two women who dressed up to make themselves appear as older adults to get coronavirus vaccinations were turned away and issued trespass warnings in Orlando, officials said. Dr. Raul Pino, state health officer in Orange County — where Orlando is located — said the women disguised themselves on Wednesday with bonnets, gloves and glasses. It appeared that the women had gotten the first shot, but it was unclear where. The women were 35 and 45 years old, officials said in a news release. Pino said the Health Department’s investigation will try to determine where they were vaccinated earlier and how they managed to get an appointment.
New guidelines address rise in opioid use during pregnancy
Opioid use in pregnancy has prompted new guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics, aimed at improving care for women and newborns affected by their mothers’ drug use. “While we have been talking about the opioid crisis for years, pregnant women and their newborns seldom make it to the top of the heap. The academy’s report says pregnant women should have access to opioid medication to treat opioid misuse. Two opioids, buprenorphine and methadone, are effective treatments but pregnant women often face stigma in using them and doctors who prescribe them are scarce. Some infants born to women who used opioids during pregnancy develop symptoms of opioid withdrawal, including tremors, fussiness and diarrhea.
Study: Pregnant women could face higher virus risks
While COVID-19 might be more severe in pregnant women, other factors could contribute to the increased hospitalization rates, including doctors being more likely to admit pregnant women and that some women were admitted solely to deliver babies. Moreover, the study said pregnant women “might also have a higher likelihood of being tested for COVID-19 upon admission than do nonpregnant women.”The analysis included reviews of hospitalized pregnant women with COVID-19 in 13 states but not Florida. More than 54% of the pregnant women were asymptomatic at admission. But the analysis showed that 16.2% of symptomatic pregnant women were admitted to intensive care units, and 8.5% required “invasive mechanical ventilation.” Two symptomatic pregnant women died. Conversely, no asymptomatic COVID-19 pregnant patients required intensive-care unit admission or ventilation, and none of them died.
What pregnant women should know about the flu vaccine
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Pregnant women can be at higher risk of complications if they contract the flu because of normal immune system changes that happen during pregnancy, health officials warn. That’s why it’s important for pregnant women to get vaccinated for the flu as soon as possible. It is safe to receive the flu vaccine during any trimester of pregnancy, health care professionals say. The flu mist or nasal spray is not recommended for pregnant women, but the flu shot, which contains inactive virus, is. Flu symptoms may include the following:Fever or feeling feverishChillsBody achesHeadacheFatigueCough or sore throatRunny or stuffy noseAntiviral medication is available by prescription.
A look at the gender gap when it comes to voting in presidential elections
Women wearing masks pose behind a voter registration table in Union Square as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 09, 2020 in New York City. Photo by Alexi RosenfeldAug. 18 marked the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment being ratified, which changed elections forever. The 19th Amendment prohibits the state and federal government from denying the right of citizens to vote based on sex -- meaning, women became eligible to vote after previous years of discrimination at the polls. Since 1980, more women have voted in each presidential election than men, according to Statista. So, how much of a gap has there been between women and men voters in each presidential election of the century?
How Black women cleared a path for Harris to be the VP pick
(Democratic National Convention via AP)DETROIT When Hazel Dukes stepped onto the Democratic National Convention stage in 1972 to second Shirley Chisholms presidential nomination, it amounted to more than history. She will be the first Black woman and first Asian American woman named to a major party presidential ticket. But historically, Black women have fought the racism and sexism that prevented them from having prominent roles within the movements for womens suffrage and civil rights. That reminder is especially clear as America marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote a right that most Black women weren't afforded until much later. And while inroads have been made, Black women remain significantly underrepresented in politics.
Data: Pregnant women at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness
More on how researchers are simulating trials for pregnant women that could save both mom and baby. New data from the CDC reports that pregnant women are at an increased risk of suffering severe COVID-19 illness. “We don’t have any existing standard of care for pregnant women with COVID-19. Twenty percent of pregnant women with COVID delivered prematurely compared to the national average of ten percent before the COVID pandemic started. Pregnant women are five times more likely to be hospitalized if they contract COVID-19.
How researchers are testing COVID-19 drugs for pregnant women
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that pregnant women are at an increased risk of suffering severe COVID-19 illness. Pregnant women are five times more likely to be hospitalized if they contract COVID-19. We dont have any existing standard of care for pregnant women with COVID-19. Twenty percent of pregnant women with COVID delivered prematurely compared to the national average of 10% before the COVID pandemic started. But by using electronic health records, these researchers are simulating trials for pregnant women to find the best course of treatment without having to deliver.
Women attack airline employees after flight delay
FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. Several Spirit Airlines employees were injured Tuesday night when they were attacked by three women who were apparently upset that their flight from Fort Lauderdale to Philadelphia had been delayed, sheriffs officials said. The women hit the employees with ``miscellaneous items, such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food,' according to Broward Sheriffs Office arrest reports. The incident happened outside the gate of a flight to Philadelphia in the airports Terminal 4. The airline said three employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport suffered minor injuries when the women ``became combative following a delayed flight.WPLG posted video of the attack, which shows the women throwing items at the employees and going behind the counter where they physically attacked at least one person. Tymaya Wright, 20, was charged with battery and petit theft for taking a Spirit employees phone and putting it in her backpack.
U.S. officials change virus risk groups, add pregnant women
The same advice holds for people who live with or care for people at higher risk, Redfield added. In the changes, CDC created categories of people who are at high risk and people who might be at high risk. The report showed that pregnant women had higher rates of hospitalization, of admission to a hospital intensive care unit and of winding up on a breathing machine vs. young women who werent pregnant. Pregnant women have been found to be at higher risk from other infectious respiratory diseases, likely because the lungs decrease in the volume as the uterus grows, Jamieson said. What is surprising, she said, is that CDC didn't place pregnant women in the highest risk category.
Friend of women killed in hit-and-run: ‘It could have been me too’
Friend of women killed in hit-and-run: ‘It could have been me too’Published: December 4, 2019, 5:42 pmVIDEO: Nearly six months have ticked by since Susanne Landino and Bonnie Parry were struck and killed while biking along Race Track Road in St. Johns County.
Women sleep better with dogs by their sides, study says
A 2018 study, published in the Journal of the International Society of Anthrozoology, shows women who snuggle in bed with their dog get a better night’s sleep. The study found that women get better sleep with a dog than a cat or another human by their side. "Compared with human bed partners, dogs who slept in the owner’s bed were perceived to disturb sleep less and were associated with stronger feelings of comfort and security," the study found. Researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 women in the United States to study the relationships between pet ownership and human sleep. The study also found that dog owners had earlier bedtimes and wake times than individuals who had cats but no dogs.