Women

How Dominant Were US Women in Rio?

So, exactly, how dominant were the U.S. women at the 2016 Olympics in Rio?  VERY.  Our women received medals in the following events: Athletics: Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Basketball: Women Triathlon: Women Athletics: Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Water Polo: Women Athletics: Women’s 400m Hurdles Wrestling: Women’s Freestyle 53 kg Athletics: Women’s 100m Hurdles […]

Women Ruled the Small Screen 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago, women dominated television shows made up half the top 10 TV shows. The top 10 TV shows in the U.S during 1975-76 were: All in the Family Rich Man, Poor Man Laverne and Shirley Maude The Bionic Woman Phyllis Sanford and Son Rhoda The Six Million Dollar Man ABC Monday Night Movie

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 […]

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 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 […]

Beijing looks to women-only subway cars to protect women from sexual harassment

Two high-ranking political advisors are calling on Beijing to start offering women-only subway cars during rush hour as a way to protect women from sexual harassment. China’s capital is one of several cities around the world to consider women-only public transportation writes Quartz, but they should know that it’s no cure: more than 100 years […]

Empowering Women: Coffee in Costa Rica, Fashion in Pakistan

After the men of the Costa Rican village of Biolley left in search of work, the women had to figure out a way to feed their families. They took matters into their own hands and formed an association to harvest and sell coffee, reports NBC. Their journey, documented in the film “A Small Section of the […]

Saudi Arabia Looks to Lift Driving Ban for Some Women

It’s the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive, but that could be about to change reports the UK’s Independent. The advisory council to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has recommended the country’s government lift the long-standing ban on women drivers despite decades of cracking down on protests. But, even […]