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Here are the top ten articles for the Women's Issues Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Why We Can't Say No
Saying no sometimes feels hard because we fear conflict, failure or being labeled with the dreaded S word - selfish.
2. Afghanistan Reads
Afghanistan Reads! aims to build literacy rates among Afghan women and girls.
3. Creating New Spending Habits
If you spend money in a way that puts you at financial risk you can small changes that help you establish new money habits.
4. Reduce BMI to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There is a strong association between obesity and breast cancer. One way to reduce your risk of breast cancer is to maintain a BMI of 24.9 or lower.
5. Choosing a Not So Big Life
Susanka offers advice for living with purpose, rather than possessions, as your motivation.
6. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Appointed to Lead UN Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is the new Executive Director of UN Women. Appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, she replaces Michelle Bachelet.
7. Judy Clarke - Attorney and Advocate
Judy Clarke, anti-death penalty attorney, looks for the person behind the crime.
8. Nigeria’s Lady Mechanic Initiative
Sandra Aguebor-Ekpeuoh is a mother of six and a change agent for women in Nigeria. She is the founder of Nigeria's Lady Mechanic Initiative. To date more than 300 women have completed the program.
9. Female Hysteria
If one understands the orgin of words, one is better equipped to address attitudes and oppression through the ages. Men are not called "hysterical." Do you know why?
10. Naughty Bits Exposed in Florida Yearbook Photo
In an effort to avoid panty lines, a Florida highschool junior wore none to school on a day yearbook photos were taken. She now claims accidental exposure. Mom allows her truancy and demands yearbooks be recalled and the annual reprinted. What are we teaching teen girls about responsibility?
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