Not Doing Housework Is Making Ladies Fat, Sez Study

  • Women might be overweight because we’re doing less housework and living more sedentary lifestyles, according to a new study published this month by PLoS. Hmm, but how does that explain why dudes — not known for doing housework 50 years ago — have gotten overweight as well? [New York Times]
  • HBO’s Mike White on why women will watch shows or movies about both men and women, but men supposedly won’t watch anything that’s just about women. [Slate]
  • Teen girls who are at a high risk for pregnancy are more likely to use contraception if they’ve taken a teen pregnancy prevention program, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics. [US News & World Reports]
  • On Wall Street women and the glass ceiling. [Bill Moyers]
  • Meet four women working to change the negative portrayal of black women on reality TV. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Two former models claim they were mistreated by the kink porn web site, including denial of worker’s compensation. [San Francisco Weekly]
  • What’s the Christian Feminist Network? [Guardian UK]


  • Israel’s health ministry wil investigate why Ethiopian women were given the contraception Depo-Provera without their consent. [BBC]
  • The African country of Malawi passed a gender equality bill that prohibits sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. [Nyasa Times]
  • Thieves are targeting South Africans with dreadlocks, cutting their hair and making off with the locs. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Meet Indian actress Ranjini Haridas, who will portray a feminist in an upcoming film and also calls herself a feminist in real life. [Times Of India]

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