Actress Harriet Walter has curated an exhibit at London’s National Theater called "Infinite Variety," which celebrates something we seldom see in magazines or advertising: "the beauty of the aging female face.
"As Janice Turner asks in The Times Of London, "Are we so used to airbrushed celebrity glamor that we can no longer see the beauty of an older woman?" Well, yes. Turner notes:
Madonna has forged a career out of smashing taboos about female power and sexuality, but is not willing to take on the final challenge. To stand up, with her trademark insouciance and say: "Yeah, women age, so what. Here I am!"
Today it is acceptable to admit you are 50, but not to look it.
Samhita @ feministing writes for the new form of morning after pill “ellaOne effective in preventing pregnancy according to FDA.”
Last week Vanessa wrote about a new form of morning after pill, ellaOne (that can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy) is up for review by the FDA. The FDA released a statement today that ella is in fact effective against pregnancy up to 5 days after unprotected sex.
Women’s health advocates have welcomed the potential for another emergency contraceptive option, but some critics contend the drug is more akin to the abortion pill, sold by Danco Laboratories as Mifeprex and also known as RU-486 or mifepristone.
HRA Pharma has said its drug, whose scientific name is ulipristal, works by preventing ovulation of a woman’s egg
Africa women can make a change in their communities. Victoria Ibanga writes: “U.S. Summit Sets Agenda for Women”
Washington, DC — African women rose from engaging discussions Tuesday with a call for women to rise up against non-performing women leaders in political positions who do not support their cause.
While calling for the removal of women leaders, who lack focus to create opportunities for those who would advance women’s interest, they said African women could make a change in their communities, if the few in decision-making bodies have the interest of women at heart.
Speaking on the theme, "African Women’s Leadership: Our Role in Advancing Family Planning," at the on-going Women Deliver Conference in Washington, DC, the speakers said although a lot of things were against women, they could make impact with the creation of conducive environment and political will by governments.
Soccer is the world’s game and can connect us with a world community. Given the dominance of the sport in so many American communities, it’s likely you are or have been, a soccer mom. For one month every four years it culminates in the World Cup, this June 11-July 11 – when we’re all soccer parents. Here are some ways to tap into this exciting occasion and foster a sense of global citizenship. For more details on each item below, see www.growingupglobal.net and the Blog on that site.
Do the WAKA WAKA and tap in to the global game through FIFA (pronounced “FEE-fa”). World Cup sponsor www.fifa.com gives game highlights and schedules, but it’s also a portal to the excitement of the game in each country. Hit the Teams tab, click on country flags and explore! Dance to Shakira’s World Cup song, WAKA WAKA, found here – in 3D!
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