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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. First Woman Tapped to Lead Air Force Academy
Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson has been named as the 19th person to lead the Air Force Academy.
4. The Nick and Prick of Female Minors
The American Academy of Pediatrics released its Policy Statement on the Ritual Genital Cutting of Female Minors. The backlash was overwhelming. What do you think about the practice of Female Genital Cutting and what exactly is "mutilation?"
5. Afghanistan Reads
Afghanistan Reads! aims to build literacy rates among Afghan women and girls.
6. Regarding Anthony Weiner and Co.
How do you feel about Americans' preoccupation with the sex other people are having and better yet: the politicians and the women who keep giving it to us?
7. Bad Things Happen to Good People
We know that bad things happen to good people. How do we move forward with this knowledge, without being bitter or giving up on the goodness and blessings a life lived with gratitude has to offer?
8. Five Tips to Simplify Your Life
So much to do, so little time? Simplify your life with easy strategies like keeping a calendar and planning ahead.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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