Russia's Womanhood Schools Teach Women To Be Housewives
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Welcome to a feminist's nightmare—womanhood school. These schools have gained popularity in Russia, and surprisingly aren't just old relics from a bygone era. Womanhood schools basically teach women to be housewives. Instructors at these schools generally believe that men are protectors and women are caretakers, and, according to a flyer for womanhood school Woman Inside, they want to help mold "the most incredible, successful, perfect young women who are what worthy men's dreams are made of."
Shine Theory Helps Women Overcome Competition With Friendship
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It's not difficult to hate someone who seems to have it all. This tendency is especially relatable for many women, who are in the unfortunate position of having to prove themselves in too many male-dominated fields. Looking at the impressive success, career, fame, power, or accomplishment of another woman often sparks jealousy and resentment. But why? There are only so many women in powerful positions in the world, which can make it feel as if there's less room for the women still trying to get there. Journalists Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow coined the concept of shine theory as a solution to this competition.
Does Life Cost More As A Woman?
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Life may actually be more expensive as a woman, and the reason is a phenomenon known as the "pink tax." The pink tax is the extra cost of gendered products for women versus the same product marketed for men. For instance, a men's razor may be less expensive than a women's razor, but the only difference is the demographic it is marketed to. It extends beyond drug store products: Research showed that women paid $1 billion more than men did for the same health insurance benefits in 2012.
Is Alcohol More Detrimental For Women Than Men?
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This news may disappoint some women: doctors recommend women drink less alcohol than men. Studies have shown that moderate amounts of alcohol every day may actually be good for your health. However the term "moderate" varies in men and women. The recommended amount of alcohol for men is no more than two drinks a day, and for women, no more than one drink a day. One reason for this, is that alcohol is known to increase the chance for developing cancer, especially breast cancer. A man may lower his risk of developing diabetes and heart disease by drinking two alcoholic beverages per day. But a woman's chance actually increase after just one drink.
from BI Science
Key Facts to Know
Studies show that moderate alcohol consumption may actually be good for you. 0:05
Most doctors suggest men drink no more than two drinks a day, and for women, no more than one drink. 0:14
A man may lower his risk of developing diabetes and heart disease by drinking two alcoholic beverages per day. 0:36
Facts About Your Tears
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Newborn babies cry, but without tearing up. Babies don't have fully formed tear ducts and do not produce tears for about 4-13 weeks.