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President Trump sexist toward women: A timeline

For decades President Donald Trump has harassed, demeaned and belittled women, so much so that it's hard to deny that the question: Is Trump sexist? Fat pigs. Dogs. Slobs. Disgusting animals. You might recognize those words as ones used by Trump to demean and harass women. Metro has compiled a...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 11:39am

Female journalists barred from Congress for wearing sleeveless dresses

As temperatures rise on Capitol Hill, a number of female journalists have been barred access to the Speaker of the House’s lobby because Congress says sleeveless dresses aren’t appropriate for the dress code. Can confirm I was warned the next time I would be removed https://t.co/...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 4:58pm

Oh, we're not over fidget spinners yet. Behold Fidgetiddies!

Fidget spinners invaded and have basically gone through every stage of life before their ultimate demise and then resurrection 20 years from now (looking at you, 90s hip hop and “Fuller House”). The fidget spinner fad landed and was touted as a stress-reliever for persons with anxiety...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:41pm

Watch Trump interrupt a call with the Irish prime minister to hit on a reporter

During a phone call with Ireland’s new Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Tuesday, Trump interrupted the conversation to bat his eyelashes at a female Irish reporter. After congratulating Varadkar, Ireland’s first openly gay prime minister, on his “great victory,” it seems...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 12:48pm

With 'Secret Garden,' female artists use erotica to break barriers, reclaimsexuality

Since the election, female-identifying artists have joined forces at the Untitled Space gallery in Tribeca to use their medium of choice to rise up and resist, focus on positivity and now, address the double standards and restrictions they face when it comes to their own sexuality. It’s...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 11:39am

Czech Republic nuclear power plant hosts bikini contest to pick high schoolinterns

When it came time for a Czech nuclear power station to choose its summer interns, they decided to host a bikini contest. Czech power conglomerate CEZ couldn’t quite narrow down the pool of candidates, so they asked 10 female applicants to don swimwear and pose inside a cooling tower...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 6:56pm

Study about how endometriosis affects men's sex lives has women pissed off

In the latest news about how women’s health really only matters when it affects men, an Australian university is studying how men’s sex lives are affected when their partners suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the uterine lining (called endometrial tissue...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:47pm

Prison lieutenants in charge of educating staff on deterring rape charged with sexual abuse of inmates

Three federal prison officers were arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting inmates in a New York City facility. Carlos Richard Martinez, Eugenio Perez and Armando Moronta are accused of sexually assaulting several female inmates. The three work at the Metropolitan Detention Center...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 4:44pm

Catcalling is sexual harassment: Here’s what to do when it happens

While there is no off-season for catcalling, especially in big cities, the offensive act toward women usually ramps up this time of year as temperatures rise and, yes, summer clothes come out. As “harmless” as many may think catcalling is — after all, “What woman doesn...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:47am

After Iowa woman calls out GOP congressman who doesn't want to pay for maternity care, Internet names her a 'hero'

Iowa Congressman Rod Blum probably thought he’d get voters riled up when he questioned why Obamacare mandates men pay for maternity care — and it did, just not in the way he intended. During a town hall meeting with constituents in Dubuque last Monday, Blum called out what he said were...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:09pm

National Women's Political Caucus to convene in Boston this summer

In two months, Boston will host the National Women's Political Caucus Biennial Convention, which will focus training women to run for public office. "It's a huge honor for us," Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Executive Director Sarah McCarthy Welsh wrote in an email to...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:25am

Pregnant workers' rights bill set to pass in Massachusetts

Legislation mandating accommodations for pregnant women on the job appears likely to become law this session, barring unforeseen complications, after the Massachusetts House unanimously passed a bill that already has the support of a majority of the Senate and the governor. The so-called Pregnant...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:48am

Women's March stages nationwide protests Monday in today's 'Sign of Resistance'

The International Women’s March made history on Jan. 21 when over 4 million women across the globe stood up for women’s rights. On Monday, organizers of that march challenged supporters to participate in protests and sit-ins to bring further attention to injustices against women....

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 4:45pm

Separation of church and state gets smaller with Trump's executive order targeting birth control

In the name of religious liberty, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday making it easier for employers to deny women birth control and for churches to have a louder voice in politics. "We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced anymore,...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 2:19pm

Ivanka Trump defends father, vows to empower women at German summit

Ivanka Trump said on Tuesday she was still in the process of defining her role as an informal White House adviser to her father Donald and wanted to use her influence to help empower women. During a podium discussion in Berlin at a women's summit organized by the Group of 20 major economies,...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:22pm

Lawyer tells rape trial jury women are good at lying because they’re the weaker sex

In the latest case of victim blaming, a lawyer who was defending a millionaire Memphis, Tennessee, businessman in a high-profile rape trial sparked outrage when he told the jury “women can be especially good at” lying because “they’re the weaker sex.” What’s...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

Airline employee awarded settlement after denied place to pump breast milk

An airline settled with a flight attendant who said she had nowhere to pump breast milk, awarding her $30,000 for emotional distress and attorney fees. The flight attendant for Endeavor Air, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines, pumped breast milk in 2015 to feed her underweight newborn. When the woman...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:41am

Trump signs order to allow defunding of Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump quietly signed an order Thursday that allows states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The bill, signed without the usual pomp and circumstance of media cameras, reverses an Obama-era rule barring states from pulling money from...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

Women would be safer getting an abortion in a zoo: Senator

A Republican politician in the Missouri Senate said getting an abortion at the St. Louis Zoo would be “safer” than going to a clinic. Sen. Bob Onder, who is also an allergy doctor, opposed a tax hike benefitting the St. Louis Zoo earlier this week, partially because the city proposed a...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 6:56pm

Woman recreates the hilarious reality of when husbands go grocery shopping

From turning into helpless babies when they’re sick to being challenged by a task as easy as sorting laundry, men taking on duties traditionally known as “women’s work” has been exasperating their partners probably since the beginning of time. One beleaguered wife, Deva...

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:01pm