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Booming demand for shea butter in the West reduces poverty for women in Western Africa

The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits. But now growing demand among Western consumers for the fruit, known as "women's gold" by those who harvest it, is helping improve……

U.S. to expand healthy food assistance to women, infants and children

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government’s so-called WIC program will have greater access to fruits, vegetables and whole grains under an overhaul of the program unveiled on Friday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture hailed the revamping…

Comedian Jamie Kilstein on how to be a feminist: ‘Don’t be a d*ck to women’

If you’re a man who’s not sure what it means to be a feminist, comedian Jamie Kilstein has some simple advice. “Don’t be a d*ck,” said Kilstein in a video posted on his YouTube channel. “Listen to women. Don’t be a d*ck to women. Easy, right?” The author and radio…

Backlash against feminism aims to preserve the ‘manosphere’

Misogyny, rather like the poor, will always be with us. Don’t worry, I am not going to rehearse the “How OK is it to threaten to rape a women online” number. Is it quite OK? A little bit OK? Not OK? Show me your workings. Essentially Twitter has to decide whether it is a platform or a publisher…

Erick Erickson Continues His Impotent, Childish Flailing for Your Entertainment

I won’t be able to pop in until around 10:30, but hey, let’s Panda Party! Erick Erickson, in his continually futile quest to make himself feel like a big, tough manly man by shitting on women, has decided to respond to the howls of laughter at his impotent quaking in fear at the possibility…

Standing Up To Sexism Works

The battles over the very existence of women in geek culture have gotten so ugly that one could be forgiven for thinking that every geek dude who has done something sexist is primed and ready to fight to the death to defend every single act of objectification, insinuating that women…

Bachmann: Women ‘can make their own choices for… their own bodies’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who wants to outlaw abortion and restrict coverage of female contraception, on Sunday insisted that Republican members of Congress “want women to have their own choices.” During a Sunday interview on NBC, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) spoke out against a Republican effort to allow employers to…

Biden: The ‘war on women’ is real

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night said the Republican-led “war on women” was real, claiming their view on birth control would take the United States back to the 1950s. “I think the war on women is real,” he told MSNBC host Ed Schultz. “And look, I’ll tell you when…

Reince Priebus Doubles Down on the ‘War on Caterpillars’ Rhetoric

Ladies?  The GOP thinks we’re stupid: On Wednesday, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts gave Priebus a chance to revise his remarks. “I’m not going to walk back,” the RNC chairman insisted. “I’ll double down on it. This war on women is a fiction that the Democrats have created. And the real…

Nikki Haley: ‘There is no war on women. Women are doing well.’

Oh, Nikki.  Just… no.  Not again. From Think Progress: HALEY: This is a president that is trying to create distractions. There is no war on women. Women are doing well. What are you doing, Nikki?  We talked about this already.  For the love of cheese — stop talking out loud. I…

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