November 4, 2007 |
A prominent feminist, allied with the presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards, accused Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday of "disingenuously playing the victim card" by infusing her campaign with messages about gender. "When unchallenged, in a comfortable, controlled situation, Sen.
November 3, 2007 |
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) mocked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Friday for having played the gender card, saying she cried "Don't pick on me" after being attacked by her foes on legitimate policy issues at this week's debate among Democratic presidential contenders.
November 2, 2007 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton, playing the gender card after a serious campaign stumble, suggested Thursday that she is being singled out as a woman in an otherwise male presidential field. "In so many ways, this all-women's college prepared me to compete in the all-boys club of presidential politics," Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) said during a speech at her alma mater Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
March 16, 2007 |
Spain signed equality between the sexes into law, enforcing better working opportunities for women and giving men better child-care rights. The law calls for women to make up at least 40% of company boards and electoral lists and says neither women nor men should make up more than 60% of either. The new legislation also gives men 15 days of paternity leave with the aim of increasing that to a month.
February 10, 2007 |
For women, apparently there's nothing like the smell of a man's sweat. Researchers at UC Berkeley said women who sniffed a chemical found in male sweat, called androstadienone, experienced elevated levels of an important hormone, along with higher sexual arousal, faster heart rate and other effects. The study -- published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience -- is the first direct evidence that people secrete a scent that influences the hormones of the opposite sex, the researchers said.
December 3, 2006 |
It's not just an old wives' tale. Women do feel cold more quickly than men and generally feel colder longer. Researchers attribute the difference to size. The smaller you are, the colder you will be, at least in theory, because you shed heat faster than a much larger person. Scientists also report that men typically have more muscle mass, which generates heat. And women tend to have colder hands than men, according to a study from the University of Utah Medical School.