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This Woman Is Trying To Fix The European Parliament's Sexual Harassment Problem

This Woman Is Trying To Fix The European Parliament's Sexual Harassment Problem

Reports of rampant sexual harassment and sexism have dogged the European Parliament in the past several weeks, as women come forward to tell their stories in the wake of revelations about Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement.More than 80 women and men have anonymously reported that they have been victims of sexual abuse and sexism while working at the European Parliament, Politico and the Sunday Times have reported.Now one woman is hoping the increased attention will result in real change — starting with a new resolution on sexual assault."It is important that we now take action to create a climate of openness," Terry Reintke, a member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the German Green Party told BuzzFeed News by telephone. "I demand that the culture of silence and of sw
36 Shopping Problems That Will Make Every Woman Say "Fuck, That's So True"

36 Shopping Problems That Will Make Every Woman Say "Fuck, That's So True"

1. Seeing a million different things you want to buy but not being able to because you're too broke.2. And then when you do have money, seeing absolutely nothing you want.3. Needing to buy a very specific thing like mid-heel black open toe shoes, and finding exactly what you want, but they don't have your fucking size.4. Seeing a sale at your favourite store only to realise it's just two racks of the same ugly shirt no one wanted to buy.5. Trying on a dress or top, realising it feels a little too snug on the arms, but persevering with it anyway to the point of no return.6. Ending up with your head trapped in the material while your arms are stuck vertically and feeling like you're going to suffocate.7. Seeing your whole life flash before you eyes because you realise you might di...
This Woman Says She Was Denied A Legal Abortion In New Zealand

This Woman Says She Was Denied A Legal Abortion In New Zealand

Kate (not her real name) and her partner were on holiday in Bali last month when she discovered her unwanted pregnancy.She had been drinking heavily on the holiday and said she might have missed an oral contraceptive pill.A Balinese doctor told the 28-year-old the pregnancy was in its first trimester (under 12 weeks gestation). This later proved to be incorrect, as Kate was actually further along in the pregnancy."I found out that abortions were basically illegal in Indonesia, but you could get abortion pills in pharmacies, so I tried it myself and was turned down and didn't want to resort to buying God-knows-what from backstreet drug dealers," Kate told BuzzFeed News.She decided to wait and have an abortion "safely and legally" when she arrived home in New Zealand."Due to my dr...