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Businesswoman Ditches Career For Training Giant Gators

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A corporate high-flyer has traded in her high heels and glitzy networking events to spend her days training giant alligators and handling some of America’s deadliest snakes. For years, Shannon Saurage, 42, worked in the executive world as part of an HR company where she dealt with 700 employees daily. Now she spends her days with her own 11ft, 550-pound gator named Mr Cuddles – training, feeding, and even kissing the beast at Gator Country, a reptile park and rescue centre in Beaumont, Texas. Shannon works alongside her husband Gary Saurage, who opened the park in 2005.isness Submitted by: (via […]

Female fightback… 2018 in hashtags – BBC News

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Social media has given a voice to many women – not least through the power of the hashtag. It has emerged as one of the most powerful techniques for quickly raising awareness of a particular issue. Here’s a roundup of the most influential hashtags for women in 2018. Video produced by Suniti Singh Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Read more: youtube.com

Trailblazers: “I use my scars and pain to help others” – BBC News

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Sveta grew up in a small and remote town in Russia with an alcoholic mother and suffered from abuse and extreme neglect. Due to this neglect she got caught in a fire as a child while her mom was drinking. The 45% of her skin is a now a scar, and she has no breasts as they never developed because of the accident. Still, once she turned 18, she chose a nickname “Charcoal”, moved to Moscow and started an instagram https://www.instagram.com/o2her/. Now her pictures are viral and she gets a lot of messages from girls all over Russia thanking her […]

The village that’s eradicated FGM – BBC News

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It started when one family decided not to circumcise its women 30 years ago. That idea spread and now an entire village in Sudan has eradicated female genital mutilation (FGM); they don’t even talk about it anymore. Elsewhere in the country, the majority of girls and women are cut. Now, Sudan’s government, with help from international aid, is hoping to put an end to FGM nationwide, by 2030. It comes as the British Government announces £50m to tackle the issue across the continent. The BBC’s Senior Africa Correspondent Anne Soy went to meet some of the people turning their back […]

Is this photo shoot of naked Democrat women the trick to getting out the vote? You decide

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Seven Days, “Vermont’s Independent Voice,” reports that “a diverse group of 10 Vermont women gathered over the weekend to create an edgy get-out-the-vote campaign urging participation in the upcoming election.” It’s called #GrabThemByTheBallot, it’s real, and it’s … spectacular? BREAKING NEWS: Democrat-supporting women strip off for photo shoot called 'Grab Them By The Ballot' in an attempt to persuade people to vote against Republicans. They're hoping the images will encourage people to vote on November 6. pic.twitter.com/ydZw1KVdHe — Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) November 1, 2018 Seven Days reports: Unhappy with the direction of the country, the women of varied shapes, sizes, […]

#MeToo in Egypt: Abused women speak out – BBC News

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Many women in Egypt suffer sexual harassment and abuse on daily basis. Research by UN Women published in 2013 found that 99% of Egyptian women had been sexually harassed, either verbally or physically. As the #MeToo campaign has gained traction around the world, Egyptian woman have also begun to speak more openly about harassment and abuse – although in some cases this can result in them being disbelieved, blamed, or even suffering further abuse. Five women shared their stories with BBC Arabic. Producer: Sara Aboubakr. Visual Artist: Ismail Moneers. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog Read more: youtube.com

Women ‘illegally taking abortion pill’ – BBC News

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Women in England are illegally taking abortion pills they have bought over the internet because they cannot get to clinics to take it, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. In England, women must take the pill at a hospital or clinic, before travelling home for the abortion process to begin. But the effects can start within 30 minutes. One woman said she had started to pass her pregnancy in the taxi home. The Department of Health said it was monitoring the evidence on home use. Produced and reported by Jean Mackenzie Filmed and directed by Sebastien Rabas Edited […]

Houston’s Day for Night Festival cuts ties with founder over sexual assault allegations

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Two women have accused Omar Afra of sexual misconduct Light installation during Day for Night festival on December 17, 2017 in Houston, Texas The creditors of a Texas music and arts festival have cut ties with its founder following claims of sexual assault. Day for Night Festival founder Omar Afra, who is also the publisher of Free Press Houston, has been accused of forcing himself on two women. In a Facebook post shared on Sunday (August 12), Day for […] The post Houston’s Day for Night Festival cuts ties with founder over sexual assault allegations appeared first on NME. Read more: […]