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Companies design ad campaigns to reach their target consumer. So brands aiming for independent, empowered women might take a jab at President Donald Trump.

The Trump administration's record on women's rights is abysmal. The President's personal record with women is even worse.

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Georgia State Rep Dar'shun Kendrik wants to introduce a "Testicular Bill of Rights" bill, and we're here for it.

Georgia recently approved legislation to outlaw abortion after fetal heartbeat is detected, which generally occurs at about 6 weeks - sometimes before the woman even knows she's pregnant.

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The 116th Congress will include several firsts. One of those is the most women ever to be in Congress. The Senate will have at least 24 female Senators and the House of Representatives will have at least 102 women.

While those numbers are still far less than half, it is still a major demographic change from just a decade ago when Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to ever serve as Speaker of the House. In the 110th Congress of 2008, there were 16 women in the Senate and 73 in the House.

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The tattoo in question. (Credit: Estela Martin.)

Estela Martín was testing her swimming skills during an entrance exam for the Spanish army when a male examiner noticed a black lotus flower tattooed on the upper part of her right foot. She was told she could not complete the exam because the tattoo was visible, and that it would be particularly obvious were she to wear a skirt.

The Spanish army’s rules no longer required women to don skirts, however, and Ms. Martín was fully aware of this change in policy, which was re-solidified after her expulsion. The tattoo was not visible when Ms. Martín wore trousers — her typical choice of wardrobe during her service — and she argued she was within regulations, but the examiner refused to budge in his steadfastness against her tattoo, insisting she could one day receive orders to wear a skirt.

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Since 1851, The New York Times published thousands of obituaries. The vast majority featured white men. So, what is the issue with that?

For people thinking of their local obituary pages, this seems insignificant or irrelevant. For most Americans, the obits just list deaths and funeral arrangements. But for major national papers like The Times, an obituary resembles a feature article, covering only those lives of importance.

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20: A demonstrator poses for a portrait with a sign decorated with tampons that says 'Does this make you uncomfortable?' during the 2018 Women's March on New York City at Central Park West on January 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rebecca Smeyne/Getty Images)

When word got out that female inmates in Arizona were allowed only 12 sanitary napkins per month, sympathetic women outside of the prison system decided to let the authorities know that this practice constituted cruel and unusual punishment. A Twitter campaign called #letitflow quickly caught the attention of male lawmakers who wanted to spend as little time as possible contemplating the natural process of menstruation.

In an effort to bring dignity and basic hygiene to corrections facilities, #letitflow encouraged women from across the country to mail tampons, pads and napkins to the Arizona Department of Corrections and to Republican state representative Thomas "T.J." Shope, who refused to consider a bill to increase the monthly allotment of feminine hygiene supplies provided to women in corrections facilities.

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State Department officials, under the direction of the Trump administration, will tone down or eliminate information regarding women's rights and discrimination in their annual report on human rights around the world. That action drew criticism, including from the previous head of the department, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Secretary Clinton reminded her successor, Rex Tillerson, and his bosses, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, that "Women's rights are human rights."

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