Women were among the first documented cases of AIDS (Corea, 1992; Shilts,
1987), and have continued to become infected, develop AIDS, and die, throughout
the course of this pandemic. Women have consistently constituted more than half
of those infected with HIV globally, while in the United States their representation
among those struck by AIDS has been increasing dramatically in recent years;
more new infections occur among women than men at the present time.
At the Sixth Southern Conference on Women’s History in Athens, Georgia,
in June 2003, the depth and breadth of the research presented was impressive.
1 As we assembled the very best of the expanded conference papers,
representing the cutting edge of scholarship on southern women’s history,
we were inspired by a story from the front lines rather than the archives, a
contemporary drama of African American labor union women creating and
confronting change in the Mississippi Delta.
More recently, Cox and Fisher (2009) analyzed the titles of contemporary romance
novels to determine if their popularity might be related to evolutionary themes that would
be expected to have widespread appeal when it comes to some of the unique and recurrent
reproductive issues that women confront. The five most common words featured in
romance novel titles were love, bride, baby, man, and marriage, in that order. Common
themes extracted from these titles included commitment, reproduction, masculine/high
ranking suitors, and resources.
NEUROLOGIC DISEASE IN WOMEN
insomnia, and anxiety. Less than half of these cases are correctly identified as alcohol-related. Women are also more likely to be admitted to non–alcohol-specific treatment, such as general psychiatric units rather than conventional alcohol treatment services (81) and are more likely to drop out of treatment (85). Because female alcoholics often have low self-esteem and feelings of shame and embarrassment, they may balk at confrontational techniques and require more supportive and skill-building approaches.
Young women work ñ in their homes, communities, schools, with other youth and in the
labour force. Just like generations before them, they are working to improve their lives -
and the lives of those around them - through everyday tasks such as helping a friend,
caring for children, or finishing a homework assignment.
But young women who live in poverty continue to find themselves unable to make our
economy or society work for them.
The literature indicates that the strongest concerns for women with early-stage breast
cancer are those relating directly to cancer as a health and life threat, the most salient
being the possibility of recurrence (Spencer et al., 1999). The experience of breast cancer
often forces women to confront fear and uncertainty, and most overwhelming, the idea of
their own mortality. These issues bring up many existential questions, for example “What
is important in my life?” and “What meaning does my life have?”...
n the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), tens of thousands of girls and women have suffered horrific acts of sexual violence. The government army is one of the main perpetrators. Commanders, even when confronted with abuses, have frequently failed to stop sexual violence and may themselves be guilty of war crimes or crimes against humanity as a consequence. In this report, Human Rights Watch looks at sexual violence committed by the army and more specifically the 14th brigade whose case illustrates the failure to enforce respect for humanitarian law.