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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Women's Issues Site! These are the top ten articles that your Women's Issues Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Be the Woman You Want to Be
As opportunties for women increase, many of us are still limited by an unwillingness to step outside of the cultural rules governing the "right" way to be a woman.
2. Sin by Silence Bill
California Governor Jerry Brown signs Sin by Silence bill into law on the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month.
3. Warning Signs of Domestic Violence
Kasandra Perkins was shot and killed by her boyfriend and 3 month-old daughter's father. Javon Belcher, a player for the Kansas City Chiefs also took his own life. Although this is a high profile case, the sad truth is that domestic violence impacts women next door and around the world.
4. Commission on the Status of Women
The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place in March 2013.
5. Using Alcohol to Self-Medicate
The CDC reports that binge drinking is a problem for as many as 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 8 women. Sometimes women binge drink as a coping mechanism. Unfortunately, this kind of self-medication can lead to longer term health problems.
6. Remembering Gerda Lerner
Gerda Lerner, historian, professor and author died at the age of 92. Lerner is credited with the creation of Women's Studies programs. She founded the first program as a professor at Sarah Lawrence College.
7. Half the Sky
The book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide has moved beyond the page to become not only a film but also a movement.
8. How to Start Saving Today
You don't need a lot of extra money to start saving. With as little as the change in your piggy bank, you can start planning for your financial future.
9. Facts About Women's History Month
A few things to know about the annual celebration of women's history and accomplishments.
10. Beijing Grants First Temporary Protective Order
Kim Lee, an American married to Li Yang, the popular Chinese founder of Crazy English, has been granted a temporary protective order by a Beijing Court. Lee's is the first such order to be granted in Beijing.
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