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Sexual violence, torture and Chile’s struggle for historical memory

Sexual violence was an institutionalised aspect of torture under Pinochet and has been reported by nearly all female survivors. But perhaps as a result of society’s failure to fully reckon with this legacy, post-transition Chile has also been slow to prevent political sexual violence. In November 2016, the Chilean Parliament …

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Women struggle in finance industry

“I did what I had to do in order to be respected as a woman in the industry,” said Compton, now chief strategy officer for Alerus. Often the only woman, Compton said she struggled with being a working mother. “I sometimes felt rather alone because I was the only woman …

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Women struggle in finance industry

“I did what I had to do in order to be respected as a woman in the industry,” said Compton, now chief strategy officer for Alerus. Often the only woman, Compton said she struggled with being a working mother. “I sometimes felt rather alone because I was the only woman …

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‘This One’s for the Ladies’ Review: A Sexy and Socially Conscious NC-17 Response to the Whiteness of ‘Magic Mike’

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0. 8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Don’t be fooled by the NC-17 rating; Gene Graham’s “This One’s for the Ladies” may be an uncensored documentary about the male strippers of Newark — and the women who love them —;but giant penises have never seemed more gentle or less …

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The struggle to reduce the “motherhood penalty”

THE “MOTHERHOOD PENALTY”—the sharp decline in earnings that women suffer after giving birth—is one of the principal causes of the gender pay gap. It often locks women into lower incomes for the rest of their careers. Governments around the world have sought ways to reduce the opportunity cost of having …

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Women Living With Albinism Struggle to Find a Good Job

KAMPALA, UGANDA —  As the world marks International Women’s Day on Friday, a small group of people living with albinism, especially women, continue to struggle to find their place in the working world. Albinism, a noncontagious and genetically inherited condition, occurs worldwide, regardless of ethnicity or gender. It most commonly …

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Kassi Ashton DIY’d Her Sexy New ‘Violins’ Music Video

Kassi Ashton doesn’t present like a girl afraid of much, other than being bored or boring. That’s clear with “Violins,” a song and music video that she’s fine describing as provocative. The new song — a pop-country banger that dramatically shades an ex-lover trying to crawl back apologizing — is feisty and sassy, …

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Balochistan: The Struggle of Educated Women to Find Jobs

In Balochistan, educated women are having difficulties to find employment and provide for their families due to social and cultural barriers that remain hard to overcome. In addition to having to obtain approval to work from their families, or their husband’s family when it comes to widows, and although women …

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