More than 200 members of Congress urge US supreme court to reconsider Roe v Wade

Appeal in an amicus brief in a Louisiana case was signed by 205 Republicans and two Democrats More than two hundred members of Congress have urged the US supreme court to reconsider the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade ruling which legalized abortion nationwide. The appeal came in an abortion rights in the US are increasingly under threat, and the issue is likely to become a point of fierce debate in the lead up to the 2020 US election. Forty-six years after Roe was decided, it remains a radically unsettled precedent: two of the seven justices who originally joined the majority subsequently repudiated it in whole or in part, 82 and virtually every abortion decision since has been closely divided, the …

Women Are Sharing 30 Widespread Myths About Themselves That Are Not Only Incorrect, But Also Infuriating

And so much of it could be solved by asking people questions and listening to what they have to say in their own words, instead of going by rules that some “relatable” comedian said or that you read in a teen magazine in 2005. We recently posted a list of the myths about men that bother them the most. Now we’re back with women’s answers to the same question, as answered in this Reddit thread: what myths about your own gender are the most untrue? #2 #3 Annoyingly enough, there are undoubtedly still people out there who are convinced that women never say what they mean and don’t know what they want, who could listen to the women in their …

The female problem: how male bias in medical trials ruined women’s health

Centuries of female exclusion has meant womens diseases are often missed, misdiagnosed or remain a total mystery From the earliest days of medicine, women have been considered inferior versions of men. In On the Generation of Animals, the Greek philosopher Aristotle characterised a female as a mutilated male, and this belief has persisted in western medical culture. For much of documented history, women have been excluded from medical and science knowledge production, so essentially weve ended up with a healthcare system, among other things in society, that has been made by men for men, Dr Kate Young, a public health researcher at Monash University in Australia, tells me. Youngs research has uncovered how doctors fill knowledge gaps with hysteria narratives. …

Why do one in five home health aides live in poverty?

Employment in the healthcare industry is projected to grow, but women particularly women of color are being left behind One of the biggest challenges is explaining that you are not a maid. That your job is not to clean up after everyone, said Marisol Rivera, who has been caring for elderly and disabled clients in their New York homes for 20 years. Rivera is one of the millions of women now employed in the USs fastest-growing job sector: healthcare. Driven by an ageing population and propped up by government funds, in 2017 healthcare jobs surpassed manufacturing and retail once the two driving forces of employment in the US. And by all predictions it will keep on growing. Job growth in …