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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. 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.
3. Afghanistan Reads
Afghanistan Reads! aims to build literacy rates among Afghan women and girls.
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. 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. 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.
7. Let Peace Begin with You
A life that contributes to peace instead of strife and war must be led peacefully
8. 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?
9. 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?
10. Ameneh Bahrami and the Sword of Nemesis
Is there a place for the ancient concept of retributive justice in modern times? Barbaric crimes against women occur with grave frequency and there is a reason Lady Justice carries a sword. Consider the case of Ameneh Bahrami and her invocation of retributive justice.
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