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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. 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?

2. 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!

3. Afghanistan Reads
Afghanistan Reads! aims to build literacy rates among Afghan women and girls.

4. 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.

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. How to Help Girls Avoid Dating Abuse
Nearly one in four young people will experience dating abuse. Parents, counselors and others can help reduce this number by talking openly about relationships with children.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Saudi Arabian Women to Sit on the Shura Council
King Abdullah has for the first time granted women 30 seats on the Shura Council. With this important move Saudi Arabia makes a painfully slow step toward gender equality.



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