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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. 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.
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. Afghanistan Reads
Afghanistan Reads! aims to build literacy rates among Afghan women and girls.
5. 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?
6. Sex and the City Syndrome
What lies behind the ridiculous "syndromes" and "disorders" with which women are deemed afflicted and which are perpetuated in the media? Enough is enough! Cheers!
7. Aja Johnson is Missing and Her Mother is Dead
Tanya Hobbs is dead and her daughter Aja is allegedly with the man authorities believe killed her. How do you view culpability in domestic violence?
8. 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?
9. Saiqa Akhter Murdered Her Sons
Saiqa Akhter murdered her autistic sons claiming she wanted children who were "normal." What should happen to her and how will societal ambivalence impact the outcome?
10. In Defense of Alex Knepper
Alex Knepper wrote an article on date rape and culpability. He is now facing the wrath of many women's groups and American University Washington DC's student newspaper has issued an apology and a retraction. What do you think?
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