Harmony Grant said she was "utterly shocked" when she took a tampon out of its plastic applicator and discovered a metal hook stuck inside the cotton.
A woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days on average in Canada last year, according to an inaugural report on femicide that argues the issue must be better understood in order to reduce the number of slayings. The first annual report by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability — titled "#CallItFemicide" — was released Wednesday and answers a call from the United Nations for countries to better track gender-related killings of women, said lead author Myrna Dawson, the observatory's director and a professor at the University of Guelph. The goal of the report, at least in part, is to acknowledge that the circumstances and motivations surrounding women's violent deaths differs from those of men so that femicide can be better understood and prevented.
Organizers in Eureka, Calif., have canceled their Women's March event, citing the likelihood it would lack diversity.
"I almost remember it in slow motion because I had avoided a mirror for years, even throughout most of my pregnancy."
After a man proposed to his girlfriend while she was in the middle of running the New York City Marathon, many on social media were unhappy that he didn't let her finish the race before popping the question.