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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. 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.
3. Ban on Women in Combat Lifted After Suit
The military ban on women in combat has created a "brass ceiling" for service women. Colonel Ellen Haring and Command Sgt. Major Jane Baldwin sued the Department of Defense, challenging the constitutionality of the ban. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta has announced an end to the ban.
4. Afghanistan Reads
Afghanistan Reads! aims to build literacy rates among Afghan women and girls.
5. 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.
6. 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?
7. 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.
8. Let Peace Begin with You
A life that contributes to peace instead of strife and war must be led peacefully
9. 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.
10. 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.
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