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Careers Are Shifting; More Women Are Becoming Farmers

Farming used to have a male-oriented stigma attached to it.  I grew up on a farm in rural Nebraska where my dad and grandpa raised corn, wheat, milo, cows, pigs, and chickens.  And there were many male farmers in that section of the world that did the same thing.  Sometimes women helped around the farm, but never did they run a farm of their own, in my experience.  Now that's changing.

Do you know any female farmers in East Texas?  

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Women Will Soon Be Allowed to Serve in Ground Combat

For the first time, women in the armed forces will be moved into combat roles. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will make the official announcement Thursday.

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Who’s Smarter — Men or Women? [POLL]

For the past century, women haven’t done as well as men on IQ tests, lagging behind by as much as five points. But it seems all that has changed — the fairer sex is now getting higher scores than guys are.

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Police Say Be On Your Guard After Hudson Attack

Ladies may be creeped out by the story out of Hudson this week. This is why we take those self-defense classes.

A woman was attacked while walking on the track at the Hudson ISD Monday, but managed to break free and call 911. The woman says the man fondled her before he ran off. Hopefully it’s an isolated incident, but it’s still causing some broader warnings.

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Outrageous Clothing Label Sparks Sexism Outcry

Emma Barnett was shocked when she read the care label on her boyfriend’s pants.

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Attention, Men — Women Want Creative Gifts on Valentine’s Day

For a guy, finding the right Valentine’s Day gift for his beloved can be a challenge. And if a new online survey is to be believed, it just got a little harder — women say the stand-by chocolates and flowers simply won’t do.

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Three Women’s Rights Activists [VIDEO]

On Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its annual $1.5 million Peace Prize to three champions of women’s rights in Africa and the Middle East — a woman who stood up to Yemen’s autocratic regime, Africa’s first democratically elected female president, and a Liberian campaigner against rape.

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