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Negative Comments About Weight, from a Peer, Can Impact How a Young Woman Views Her Body
When it comes from a peer, a negative comment about a young woman's weight can make her feel unhappy with her body – even when the young woman is not overly concerned with her weight. This is the first study to demonstrate ...
Work-oriented Welfare Programs Exclude Single Mothers from the Benefits of Paid Work
Single mothers are excluded from the benefits of paid work in both the economic market and state welfare programs. This is because both the market and the state have merged into one single social space. As a result, they ...
Research on Women and Video Games Needs to Improve
Research on gender and video games often conflates gender with sex, which leads to stereotyping of girls and women. In general, research on gameplay treats women like a second sex and gender like an insignificant variable.
Single Mothers' Depression Is Affected by Employment Status and Stress Rather Than the Ways in Which They Cope
Coping is an important tool for single mothers who work or who rely on social assistance. However, it does not always help these women deal with their feelings of depression. The type of coping strategy used also influences ...
Changes to Housing and Income Policies Threaten Women's Health
Public policy changes with regards to housing and income can have serious effects on a person’s health. The most vulnerable to these effects include lone parent families. Lone parent families led by men are just as vulnerable ...
Experiences of New Hebrides Housegirls Sheds Light on the History of Colonialism
Studying the experiences of New Hebrides house girls is a powerful way to understand the way colonialism shaped working conditions around the world.
Domestic Violence Is Widespread in Guyana
Domestic violence is a widespread part of everyday life in Guyana. Although the vast majority of abusers are men, women also engage in violence, especially when they have power over vulnerable people such as children and ...
Race and Gender Impacts Women in Poverty
Lone mother families experience poverty as a result of specific factors such as race and gender. These factors disadvantage them in society and calls for further studies to find solutions.
Income-Assisted Single Mothers and Their Experiences with PTSD
The impact of trauma on the PTSD of income-assisted single mothers is not lessened depending on their area of residence. Instead, their experiences differ according to where they live.
African American Women Have a Disadvantage When It Comes to Cancer Care
Race has an impact on breast cancer treatment and survival. Non-Hispanic white women are more likely to survive breast cancer than African American women. Younger women are especially vulnerable. They tend to lack adequate ...