A woman is a femalehuman. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. The term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "women's rights". "Woman" may also refer to a person's gender identity. Women with typical genetic development are usually capable of giving birth from puberty until menopause. In the context of gender identity, transgender people who are biologically determined to be male and identify as women cannot give birth. Some intersex people who identify as women cannot give birth due to either sterility or inheriting one or more Y chromosomes. In extremely rare cases, people who have Swyer syndrome can give birth with medical assistance. Throughout history women have assumed or been assigned various social roles.
The spelling of woman in English has progressed over the past millennium from wīfmann to wīmmann to wumman, and finally, the modern spelling woman. In Old English, wīfmann meant "female human", whereas wēr meant "male human". Mann or monn had a gender-neutral meaning of "human", corresponding to Modern English "person" or "someone"; however, subsequent to the Norman Conquest, man began to be used more in reference to "male human", and by the late 13th century had begun to eclipse usage of the older term wēr. The medial labial consonants f and m in wīfmann coalesced into the modern form "woman", while the initial element, which meant "female", underwent semantic narrowing to the sense of a married woman ("wife"). It is a popular misconception that the term "woman" is etymologically connected with "womb", which is from a separate Old English word, wambe meaning "stomach" (of male or female; modern German retains the colloquial term "Wampe" from Middle High German for "potbelly"). Nevertheless, such a false derivation of "woman" has appeared in print.
"Women" is a song released by English hard rock band Def Leppard in 1987 from the album Hysteria. It was the first single release off the album in the United States. The song was also released as a single in Canada, Australia, Japan, and was part of a double-A side single with "Animal" in Germany. In most other parts of the world, "Animal" was the first single released from the album.
The single's B-side, "Tear It Down", was written during a recording session following the completion of the Hysteria album, where the band laid down several tracks intended as B-sides for the Hysteria singles. Subsequently, the song itself received radio airplay and was later performed by the band live at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.
The band later re-recorded "Tear It Down" for the Adrenalize album.
The music video for "Women" focuses on a boy who reads a comic book outside an abandoned warehouse while the band performs inside. The comic book, titled "Def Leppard and the Women of Doom!," features a skateboarding protagonist named Def Leppard, who travels to a distant planet and battles evil aliens to liberate female robots.
Women is a 1978 novel written by Charles Bukowski, starring his semi-autobiographical character Henry Chinaski. In contrast to Factotum, Post Office and Ham on Rye, Women is centered on Chinaski's later life, as a celebrated poet and writer, not as a dead-end lowlife. It does, however, feature the same constant carousel of women with whom Chinaski only finds temporary fulfillment.
Women focuses on the many dissatisfactions Chinaski faced with each new woman he encountered. One of the women featured in the book is a character named Lydia Vance; she is based on Bukowski's one-time girlfriend, the sculptress and sometime poet Linda King. Another central female character in the book is named "Tanya" who is described as a 'tiny girl-child' and Chinaski's pen-pal. They have a weekend tryst. The real-life counterpart to this character wrote a self-published chapbook about the affair entitled "Blowing My Hero" under the pseudonym Amber O'Neil. The washed-up folksinger "Dinky Summers" is based on Bob Lind.
It said this included the use of live ammunition and metal pellets, heavy beatings and sexual violence against women, all "under the cover of deliberate ongoing internet and mobile disruptions" ... women to death and shooting demonstrators in the name of religion".
“Every day, the women wear a different colour and dress according to the goddess' avatar ... Additionally, women apply turmeric on their feet to symbolize purity."During the celebrations, women also apply turmeric to their faces. Bangles, bindis, and kumkum are distributed to women," said mental health expert Eswari Vadlamudi.
"When I started playing it was only boys ... But now things are changing and many women joined the game," she explained ... Now, 25-year-old Nighat combines her own professional career in the women’s league with her coaching work, training around 40 young girls and boys. "Nadia has given them a lot ... ".
30—One of the women raped by a former Spokane police officer has filed a $1 million claim ... The city allowed NathanNash "to use his uniform and authority to prey on women," the 25-year-old victim wrote in her claim for damages, an administrative precursor to a lawsuit.
Iran stepped up pressure on celebrities and journalists on Thursday over the wave of women-led protests sparked by outrage over the death of Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by the Islamic republic's morality police ... "We should pursue the best methods for the implementation of the law - every law," Raisi said.
GrazieChristie, M.D., a radiologist who works with pregnant women, noted that she has already been able to detect fetal heartbeat as early as five weeks after conception ... It is "sinful," according to Pelosi, that we protect young, vulnerable, and desperate women from the pain and remorse that follows abortion.
Vandana, a veteran of over 250 internationals matches, said by virtue of improved performances in tournaments of late, the world is now taking note of Indian women's hockey ... "I feel we are making the right strides ... "We have set short-term and long-term goals for the team and we are ticking the boxes, one-by-one," she said.
"It is a huge honour to have received the Dada Saheb Phalke award... "Our film industry is the best place to be in ... "I congratulate all the winners at the 68th National Film Awards ... Asha ji, you motivated so many women to step forward and participate in cinema and other various fields," the union minister said.
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An in-form India would look to carry forward the momentum of a historic ODI series sweep in England while trying to put behind the "Mankading" controversy as they open their women's Asia Cup campaign against Sri Lanka on Saturday ... "A lot of T20s are coming up ahead of the World Cup ... "She is doing really well in the nets.
He was filmed earlier this month saying he fondles "big-breasted women" for a living ... "I have rich cars, play golf and fondle big-breasted women, but I take weekends and major holidays off." ... His comments, he said, were a reference to the 1981 film "Arthur," which contains a similar phrase.
"Our security is our distinctive privilege ... Amini, a 22-year-old from the Iranian Kurdish town of Saqez, was arrested this month in Tehran for "unsuitable attire" by the morality police who enforce the Islamic Republic's strict dress code for women.