Our Soccer Women

Before Sunday’s championship game, the U.S. women’s soccer team won 5 games and 1 draw in the 2015 World’s Cup.  Our ladies may very well have been hoping for Japan as their opponent.    Thanks to an own-goal in stoppage time, England handed a victory and a much anticipated rematch to Japan. Japan was the […]

Most in U.S. are proud to be an American

As we move into the 4th of July holiday weekend, a new Gallup survey shows a slight majority (54%) of those in the U.S. are extremely proud to be an American.  That 54% figure is lower than the high of 70% in 2003, which was likely due to the surge of patriotism post 9/11.  Gallup has […]

Americans Pessimistic About Government and Institutions

According to Gallup, “Americans’ confidence in most major U.S. institutions remains below the historical average for each one. Only the military (72%) and small business (67%) — the highest-rated institutions in this year’s poll — are currently rated higher than their historical norms, based on the percentage expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” […]

Today in history: Nation’s first pre-nuptial? Newlyweds sign statement denouncing woman’s loss of legal existence after marriage…on this day in 1855

Lucy Stone is known to women’s history not only as one of the most important workers for suffrage and other women’s rights in the 19th century and as a prominent abolitionist, but also as the first woman to keep her own name after marriage. When Lucy Stone married Henry Blackwell on May 1, 1855, the […]

Countries that work the most and their satisfaction rates

“Men and women are increasingly pressed for time and, as a result, struggle to meet their work and family responsibilities.” So stated a June 2014 White House report entitled Nine Facts About American Families and Work. The report revealed that 46% of working Americans said their job demands interfered with their family life “sometimes or often,” […]

Countries where you’re more likely to have a female boss

  According to US research firm Expert Market, which looked at data from the International Labour Organisation Statistical Office (ILO) 2014, there are three countries that have a higher percentage of female CEOs than men.   Jamaica gets top ranking where almost 60% of women are in managerial positions.  Columbia and St. Lucia rank second and […]

Around the world, there’s still work to be done on women’s rights

While progress on women’s rights has been made globally, there is still work to be done.  The Independent’s Felicity Morse takes a look at some statistics concerning women around the world. Violence Globally, about one in three women will be beaten or raped during their lifetime. On average, 30% of women who have been in […]

Crazy Anti-Women Laws Around the World

Can a man abduct a woman, marry her, and immediately become impossible to prosecute?  Believe it or not, the answer is Yes.  The Daily Beast rounds up some of the craziest anti-women laws around the World. India —“Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the wife not being under fifteen […]

UN: Schoolgirls Facing More Threats

Attacks against girls attending school or seeking access to education appear to be increasing around the world despite legal protections of gender equality, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday and reported by the NYT. The report, posted on the website of the United Nations Human Rights Council, said attacks on schools have occurred in […]

Lung Passes Breast as Top Cancer Killer of Women

For the first time, lung cancer has passed breast cancer as the leading cause of cancer deaths for women in rich countries reports the UK’s Daily Mail. The reason is smoking, which peaked years later for women than it did for men. Lung cancer has been the top cancer killer for men for decades. ‘We’re […]