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  • Feminist discourse

    Feminist discourse

    Gloria Jean Watkins (better known as bell hooks) was a persuasive and powerful voice of black feminism. She used her maternal great grandmother‘s name, a woman she greatly admired because of her ‘bold and snappy tongue‘. She insisted on using the lower-case letter in her name as she wanted the focus to be on her ideas and not on herself. She argued that feminism was not about making women equal to men as all men were not equal in a capitalist, racist and homophobic society

    January 18, 2022
  • High blood pressure among older pregnant US women up by 75%

    High blood pressure among older pregnant US women up by 75%

    According to the researchers, advanced maternal age was associated with the increase, with the rate of chronic hypertension increasing on an average by six per cent per year, 13 times what it was in 1970.

    September 10, 2019