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Environmental Justice Is Not Possible Without Women's Voices
Environmental justice cannot occur without engaging those who are the most affected. This includes women, who act as leaders in the community to support change.
The Transition from "Mother-Carer" to "Mother-Worker"
Ontario’s welfare-to-work policy was not shaped by neoliberal reform alone. It was influenced by ideas on “good” mothering, and imposed these values into policy.
York Researcher Shows How Women Lawyers Overcame Barriers
Although women lawyers faced many challenges at the turn of the twentieth century, many of them found ways to work in law.
Yoga May Ease Pain of Women with Fibromyalgia
An eight-week yoga program may decrease pain in women with fibromyalgia. It alters cortisol levels and, by making women more mindful, seems to encourage them to feel less helpless about their pain.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Responsiveness Is an Important Quality of Mothers
Mothers who consistently respond to their children’s emotions, through mirroring, have smarter, more socially competent children.