Tag: Women and Girls

‘Sobering’ Study Shows Challenges of Egg Freezing

His wife, a bioethicist and Ms. Penzias’s stepmother, disagrees, and said she should finish her degree, then try to get pregnant without frozen eggs. Ms. Penzias decided to freeze her eggs, planning to do so in October. Before choosing to freeze their eggs, women also must be prepared for substantial costs. Each egg retrieval cycle […]

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Some Women Fear Giorgia Meloni’s Far-Right Agenda Will Set Italy Back

ROME — Being a woman, and mother, has been central to the political pitch of Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right politician who is likely to become Italy’s prime minister after elections on Sunday. She once ran for mayor seven months pregnant because she said powerful men had told her she couldn’t. Her most famous speech includes […]

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Elise Stefanik Says She’s Confident a Republican Wave Is Coming to the House

Today’s newsletter is a guest dispatch from Annie Karni, a congressional correspondent in Washington. Representative Elise Stefanik of New York, the No. 3 House Republican, predicted on Wednesday that her party would pick up as many as three dozen House seats in November, despite signs that the red wave many predicted months ago might not […]

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Can Antidepressants Treat Severe PMS?

Lifestyle changes. Prioritizing exercise, sticking with a consistent sleep schedule and reducing stress as much as possible during the weeks before your period can also help, Dr. Lanza di Scalea said. “I’ve found these lifestyle changes, which do take effort, can feel very empowering for women.” As with C.B.T., lifestyle changes can only go so […]

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Jennifer Bonjean, the Lawyer Who Defended R. Kelly and Bill Cosby

Jennifer Bonjean, a defense lawyer who has the words “not guilty” tattooed on her right arm, called one woman who accused R. Kelly of sexual abuse a “pathological liar.” She accused another of extortion. She tried to pick their accounts apart, and attacked prosecutors for stripping her client, the former R&B star, of “every single […]

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Our Assumptions About the Maternal Instinct

To the Editor: Re “The Pernicious Myth of Maternal Instinct,” by Chelsea Conaboy (Opinion guest essay, Aug. 28): My husband and I are two dads who raised a boy and a girl from birth to adulthood in small-town America. As gay dads, we got to pull back the curtain of the assumptions about maternal instinct. […]

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How Russian Trolls Helped Keep the Women’s March Out of Lock Step

Artyom Baranov, who worked at one of Project Lakhta’s affiliates from 2018 to 2020, concluded that his co-workers were, for the most part, people who needed the money, indifferent to the themes they were asked to write on. “If they were assigned to write text about refrigerators, they would write about refrigerators, or, say, nails, […]

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Giorgia Meloni May Lead Italy, and Europe Is Worried

CAGLIARI, Sardinia — Giorgia Meloni, the hard-right leader of a party descended from post-Fascist roots and the favorite to become Italy’s next prime minister after elections this month, is known for her rhetorical crescendos, thundering timbre and ferocious speeches slamming gay-rights lobbies, European bureaucrats and illegal migrants. But she was suddenly soft-spoken when asked on […]

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R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Abuse Case Involving Videos of a Teenage Girl

CHICAGO — R. Kelly, the fallen R&B star once revered as a product of this city’s South Side, was convicted Wednesday of child sex crimes as a jury found that he had produced three videos of himself sexually abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter. Mr. Kelly, 55, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence after a jury […]

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Britain 3, America 0

Perhaps you didn’t notice, but back in November, Kamala Harris made history by becoming the first woman to hold presidential power. OK, it was only for an hour and a half. But still. Joe Biden temporarily — very temporarily — transferred executive power to his vice president when he was preparing for a colonoscopy. That […]

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After Dobbs: Does ‘Big Tent’ Feminism Exist? Should It?

Produced by ‘The Argument’ For decades, the story of the American feminist movement seemed like a progression of hard-won gains: Title IX, Roe v. Wade, the Violence Against Women Act, #MeToo. But in a post-“lean in” and post-Roe America, the momentum seems to have reversed, leaving some feminists to wonder: What are we fighting for? […]

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What a High-Risk Pregnancy Looks Like After Dobbs

Photographs by Stephanie Sinclair Text by Jaime Lowe Pregnancy can be dangerous — occasionally fatal — for both women and the fetuses they hope to deliver. Fetal conditions, like a nonviable twin that threatens the health of its sibling, can also imperil the mother. So can disorders like cancer, heart disease, kidney dysfunction, diabetes and […]

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A Day of Firsts for Peltola in Congress Starts a Sprint to Another Election

In a primary for the general election that was held the same day, Ms. Peltola led the field with nearly 37 percent. To win in November, she would again need a majority of voters to rank her on their ballots, even if she was not their first choice. On Instagram in September, Ms. Palin, who […]

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Enter the Candidate Wives

Ready or not, here come the political wives. It’s that time in the campaign cycle when many nominees, especially those running for statewide office, shift from stirring up their base to making themselves more palatable to the general electorate. This year, the Republican Party is under particular pressure to slap a friendly face on its […]

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The Women of ‘Wakanda Forever,’ the ‘Black Panther’ Sequel

When Marvel released the trailer for the sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in July, it garnered 172 million views in its first 24 hours. That was nearly double the viewership of the original “Black Panther” teaser in 2017. In the intervening years, much had changed. The first one, directed by Ryan Coogler, smashed not only […]

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Queen Elizabeth, and the Power and Limitations of Inspiring Women

LONDON — There is a certain story about women’s progress that goes something like this: For too long, women have been held back by the personal prejudices of misguided individuals, and by society’s failure to imagine their potential for dazzling achievement. But if one extraordinary woman could cut her way through, proving the doubters wrong, […]

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A ‘Period Dignity Officer’ Seemed Like a Good Idea. Until a Man Was Named.

LONDON — Scotland gained worldwide praise when it passed a pioneering period act, making tampons and pads free by law and instructing schools to make them available in every building. One region even instituted a “period dignity officer.” Then the role was given to a man. The appointment of Jason Grant, a former personal trainer, […]

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Battling Violence and Censors, Women in China Become ‘Invisible and Absent’

HONG KONG — When a prominent woman in China’s #MeToo movement took on a powerful man in court, it was the accused, not the accuser, who was held up as the victim. When several women were savagely beaten by men after resisting unwanted advances in a restaurant, the focus of the story pivoted from gender […]

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Review: “The Godmother,” by Barbie Latza Nadeau.

For instance, if a vat of acid is nearby, find somewhere else to be — fast. Acid baths are a favored technique to make sure that bodies are not found. Luring to bed the wife of a mafioso who’s in the slammer can be extremely bad for one’s health. Homosexuality, while hardly unknown in gangland […]

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Marilyn Loden, Who Championed a Feminist Metaphor, Dies at 76

At New York Telephone, Ms. Loden and a colleague, Wendy Fleder (now Wendy Tyler), initiated what was known at the time as sensitivity training, essentially consciousness-raising workshops, which were so successful that they spread throughout the Bell companies, Ms. Tyler said in a phone interview. “Marilyn was smart, assertive and very passionate about what was […]

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As Serena Williams Plays Her Final Matches, a Generation Looks On

Williams’ frustration on the court, her hair styles and eye-catching outfits, her dancing and fist-pumping were all once unheard-of in tennis, Ms. Corbett said, and Williams’ decision to never turn down the volume has been widely admired. It is in large part why Scheherazade Tillet, a photographer and co-founder of the art-focused nonprofit A Long […]

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Overlooked No More: Vera Menchik, First Women’s Chess Champion

This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. In 1929, the British seaside town of Ramsgate hosted the 22nd Kent County Chess Association tournament. Fourteen of the world’s top players were there — 13 men and one woman. The woman, […]

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What’s Behind the Pileup of Sex Abuse Scandals?

Abuse scandals tend to follow a pattern, said Nicole Bedera, a sociologist who studies the ways that groups and institutions enable sexual violence. “We get caught up in the details of individual cases as if each one of them is different, and each organizational response is different, but that’s not true,” she said. “The finer […]

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How an Afghan Soccer Player Escaped the Taliban and Began a New Life

One day in August, Fati was working inside the women’s soccer department of the Afghanistan Football Federation when an employee from the president’s office burst in, shouting that the Taliban were closing in on Kabul. Gather every document they could find, he said, and put the paperwork in a pile. They needed to destroy anything […]

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Lisa LaFlamme Ouster Sets Off Outcry in Canada

From a makeshift studio and with a news anchor’s measured tones, one of Canada’s most familiar faces shocked viewers, created a PR disaster at a national broadcaster and set off intense conversations about how employers treat women as they age. She did it with a polite, unexpected farewell. “I guess this is my sign-off from […]

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Summers End, but Our Desires Last a Lifetime

The film involves some onscreen sexagenarian nakedness, which Ms. Thompson approached with “a healthy terror,” she told The Times. I found that statement astonishing; if even Emma Thompson doesn’t feel beautiful and desirable, then there is hardly a soul among our cohort who does. Surrounded by images of unattainable youth, held hostage by the diet […]

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Billie Jean King: How Serena Williams Elevated Tennis

I’ve seen many generations come and go in tennis, and every time you see a great player retire, it’s really difficult. But the news that Serena Williams is moving on from tennis is particularly hard because of what she represents. Her presence and politics raised the game. The technique, power and rhythm of her serve […]

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War Brings Ukraine’s Women New Roles and New Dangers

CHERNIHIV, Ukraine — The road to the training site was lined with crumbling homes and damaged buildings, a reminder of how war had consumed the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv just months ago. At the head of the class was a woman named Hanna, along with a board showing images of unexploded munitions and landmines. […]

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Sanna Marin’s Party Scandal Highlights Finland’s Generational Divides

HELSINKI, Finland — Last fall, Prime Minister Sanna Marin of Finland, a 36-year-old leather-jacket-wearing regular at rock festivals, vowed that she wanted to “live like a person my age” and “shake up” the highest office in the government. A year later, she has done just that. Ms. Marin guided her country through the pandemic with […]

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