Forced to Be Fat

Posted On: October 25, 2009

In Mauritania, where big is beautiful and stretch marks are sexy, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a day–more than four times that of a male bodybuilder–to prepare them for marriage. The article reported that each girl eats about 40 per day, along with 12 pints of goat’s milk […]

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Find out how your Mind Works

Posted On: October 24, 2009

Some researchers say that men can have ‘women’s brains’ and that women can think more like men. Find out more about ‘brain sex’ differences by taking the Sex ID test, a series of visual challenges and questions used by psychologists in the BBC One television series Secrets of the Sexes: * Get a brain sex […]

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Josie is a girl born in a boy’s body

Posted On: October 23, 2009

Josie Romero loves the colour pink, braiding her hair and having her fingernails painted. But life has not always been easy for this sweet and charming eight-year-old, who was born in the body of a boy. The transgender youngster, then called Joseph, knew at the age of four that she was the wrong sex and […]

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Coach Uses Hand Holding for Punishment

Posted On: October 22, 2009

A high school football coach allegedly made two players hold hands and run together as punishment during a recent practice, and is coming under fire for the action. The two students were taunted by their teammates, who called them derogatory names. The coach’s behavior can lead to a warning, suspension, or firing. For the story, […]

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Unsafe Abortions kill 70,000 Annually

Posted On: October 20, 2009

Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major global survey. More than half the deaths, about 38,000, are in sub-Saharan Africa, which was singled out as the region with by far the […]

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Want to feel you look better? Exercise!

Posted On: October 19, 2009

Researchers discovered we believe we look healthier after working out despite the fact it may not have been enough to make us any fitter. It also found that we don’t necessarily feel any better about ourselves when we do more exercise and do look fitter, say psychologists. I am surprised with this piece of research. […]

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Ralph Lauren makes news again

Posted On: October 18, 2009

Designer Ralph Lauren who apologized last week for retouching an ad using an already-skinny model, making her look entirely emaciated is making news again. This time because the model in question Filippa Hamilton revealed she was fired in April for being too fat. Fat? She is size 4! Wait there’s more. PhotoshopDisasters has published what […]

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Breast Tenderness may be a Warning Sign

Posted On: October 17, 2009

Women whose breasts became tender after taking hormone replacement therapy had nearly twice the risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts did not become tender on the drugs, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The team analyzed data on the more than 16,000 women who took estrogen-plus-progestin as part of the widely publicized Women’s […]

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Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

Posted On: October 17, 2009

A white Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have. Keith Bardwell, justice of the peace in Tangipahoa Parish, says it is his experience that most interracial marriages do not last long. Also he concludes that […]

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Battered Women’s Ills Go Beyond Bruises

Posted On: October 16, 2009

Women abused by their romantic partners are more likely to suffer from a long list of medical maladies than other women, a new study shows. Abused women were also nearly six times more likely to abuse substances and more than three times more likely to have been diagnosed with depression and sexually transmitted diseases. The […]

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Brigitte for ‘Real’ Women

Posted On: October 15, 2009

One of German’s most popular glossy women’s magazines, Brigitte, has banned models from its pages and will instead use only “real” women in its editorial pages, as a protest against society’s obsession with stick-thin women. Beginning in January 2010, the magazine plans to work with staff members and with readers who are invited to register […]

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