Jun 25, 2015

Bosnia grants first ever compensation to wartime rape victim

A Bosnian court Wednesday ordered two former soldiers to compensate a woman they raped during the 1990s conflict in an unprecedented ruling that could open the door to justice for thousands of victims. Bosiljko Markovic and Ostoja Markovic were each sentenced to 10 years ...

Tokyo lawyer leads U.N. women's rights group

Jun 23, 2015

Tokyo lawyer leads U.N. women's rights group

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Yoko Hayashi, the first Japanese head of a U.N. watchdog on women’s rights, is geared up to help improve the lives of females suffering discrimination. In February, the 59-year-old Tokyo-based lawyer assumed the chair of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against ...

Bernanke: Dump Jackson, not Hamilton, on dollar bills

Jun 23, 2015

Bernanke: Dump Jackson, not Hamilton, on dollar bills

Former Federal Reserve chief-turned blogger Ben Bernanke is calling for the U.S. Treasury to abandon plans to drop Andrew Hamilton from his featured spot on the $10 bill and to dump Andrew Jackson from the $20 instead. Bernanke wrote Monday that he is “appalled” ...

Now in: underarm hair for women

Jun 18, 2015

Now in: underarm hair for women

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On social media and red carpets, from New York to China, hairy underarms are having a mainstream moment. Women are proudly showing off their growth on Instagram and YouTube, and it is not just Miley Cyrus anymore. Jemima Kirke of “Girls” flashed her fair-colored ...

Jun 18, 2015

U.S. to put woman on new $10 bill

The U.S. will put the image of a woman on an American banknote for the first time in over a century, breaking the lock that white male political heroes have on the greenback. The U.S. Treasury announced Thursday that a yet-unchosen woman, likely “a ...