Nov 23, 5:40 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 11/23/18 AT 5:10 AM An American mother, who was suffering from severe postpartum depression, threw her two-month-old infant out from a moving car before jumping out herself in Bali on Tuesday evening, Indonesian police said Wednesday.The driver and the guide said Nicole Stasio, 32, vaulted out of the vehicle without warning. They said they were initially not aware about what happened to the infant.Residents in South Denpasar found the baby with severe injuries, a few meters from where Stasio jumped out of the car. The infant was taken to the hospital where she died seven hours later. Her mother was still being treated at the same hospital, Daily Telegraph reported.South Denpasar police Chief Nyoman Wiarajaya told a news conference the woman, born in California, travelled to Bali with her parents in July this year. Her parents left after … [Read more...] about Woman Throws Her 2-Month-Old From Moving Car, Killing The Baby
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(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Richard Gunderman, Indiana University (THE CONVERSATION) Motherhood is getting considerable attention, even if much of the news is concerning. Fertility rates are falling in America as millennials decide not to have children. This should hardly come as a surprise. The cost of raising a child to adulthood has been increasing and real median household income has only just regained its 1999 level. At this time, when it could be argued that maternity is in decline, Mary Shelley’s classic work of literature, “Frankenstein,” celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, invites us to reflect on the deeper importance of mothers in our lives. Shelley, who published the work at the age of only 19, had many reasons to make motherhood a major theme. Her mother, the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, had died from complications arising from her birth. Shelley’s … [Read more...] about What Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein teaches us about the need for mothers
The Trump administration’s Department of Justice is using every method at its disposal to stop a teenager from having an abortion.That much is known. It has been in the news for the past couple weeks. A young woman referred to as Jane Doe is presently being detained by federal agents because she entered the country in violation of outmoded U.S. immigration laws. Jane Doe wants to have an abortion, but the government doesn’t want her to do that. So she sued–or rather, was added to an existing lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”).That lawsuit is existing because the Trump administration frequently interferes with the rights of young woman in their custody to access medical care. In a statement about Jane Doe’s case, the ACLU notes: Jane Doe is an unaccompanied immigrant minor who is currently residing in a government-funded shelter in Texas. Unaccompanied immigrant minors leave their home countries, often fleeing abuse, … [Read more...] about Trump’s DOJ Argument Against Immigrant’s Abortion Absolutely Makes No Sense
When Nebraska voters went to the polls around this time in 2014, they saw 15 names on the top of the ticket. Every one of those Senate and gubernatorial candidates was a man.This year, there are the same number of candidates for those same offices. Four are women.In fact, 25 percent of the candidates for federal, gubernatorial and legislative office in Nebraska are women, up from 10 percent four years ago. This mirrors a national trend of women signing up to run for office in record numbers this year. The 527 women running so far in U.S. House and Senate races is up 67 percent from 2016, Bloomberg News reported.Though they’re seeking office in a political era of the Women’s March and the #MeToo movement, local candidates say it wasn’t their opposition to Republican President Donald Trump that brought them on to the ballot. Instead, local first-time female candidates say they want to get things done on issues that matter to them and their families, particularly health … [Read more...] about ‘I have a voice that needs to be heard’: Women running for office in record numbers — locally and nationally
THIS weekend sees the arrival of Father's Day - that annual event when dads get the rare chance to be spoiled. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is on Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... What is the history of Father's Day? Father's Day is rumoured to have started when a young woman wanted to honour her war hero dad. In May 1909, Sonora Dodd sat in church listening to a moving Mother's Day sermon. She then decided she wanted to designate a special day just for her dad, William Jackson Smart. Dodd's mother had died in childbirth and her Civil War veteran dad had raised five kids on his own. The following year, she wanted to celebrate Father's Day on June 5th, her father's birthday. She even and petitioned for the holiday to be recognised in her hometown of Spokane, Washington, Needing more time to arrange the festivities, Spokane’s mayor pushed the date back by two weeks. The first Father's Day was … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 around the world, why do the dates differ and what are the celebration’s origins?