Posts tagged "women news"

Matt Lauer Asks General Motors’ Mary Barra If She Can Be Both CEO And A Good Mom

“Today Show” host Matt Lauer interviewed General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra this morning and asked about her leadership of a struggling company as a woman and the fact that…

Jessica Wakeman | June 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Diane Sawyer Leaves ABC’s “World News” Anchor Desk

Diane Sawyer is leaving the anchor desk of ABC’s “World News” and will be replaced by David Muir. This means that all three major nightly news shows will be…

Jessica Wakeman | June 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

President Obama spoke out yesterday in support of paid maternity leave and paid family leave. “There is only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

The Soapbox: Pharrell Curates Women As Objects In Parisian Art Show

Yoko Ono’s breasts, a model’s ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if…

Lyneka Little | June 24, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Sudan Frees Woman Sentenced To Death For Refusing To Renounce Christianity

Sudan has freed Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, a Sudanese woman who was sentenced to 100 lashes and death by hanging for not renouncing her Christian faith. Ibrahim was born to a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Iranians Break Taboo To Watch World Cup Together In Public

Breaking a cultural taboo, men and women in Iran have been watching the World Cup together in public. The genders are not supposed to mingle in public (and women…

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Women In The Workplace Is “A Problem,” Says Morocco’s Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of Morocco recently spoke out against advancements for women, bemoaning how us ladies aren’t embracing the “sacred status that God gave to women” by finding “time…

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm

James Madison University Punished Students For Sexual Assault With Ban From Campus After Graduation

James Madison University in Virginia allowed three frat boys found guilty of sexually assaulting a woman and distributing video of it to stay on campus until graduation, even for years.

Jessica Wakeman | June 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Women Of Color Ask To Be Included In Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Program

Women and girls of color are asking to be included in President Obama’s new program “My Brother’s Keeper,” which is aimed at young men of color. Over a 1,000…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Major Newspaper Drops Columnist George Will Over Offensive Sexual Assault Column

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper has dropped conservative columnist George Will in part due to his recent column arguing that being a rape victim is a “coveted status” on a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Florida Governor Signs Anti-Abortion Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law criminalizing a second- or third-trimester abortion after a doctor has determined a fetus could survive outside the womb. The law also removes…

Jessica Wakeman | June 18, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Study: Judges With Daughters Are More In Favor Of Women’s Rights

A judge with one or more daughters is more likely to vote in favor of women’s rights, according to a new study. See, personal experiences do influence judges. [New

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 5:30 pm

U Of Washington Student Vowed To Be “The Next Elliot Rodger”

A University of Washington student was arrested on Saturday afternoon after writing comments online that he intended to be “the next Elliot Rodger” and he would “make sure I kill…

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm

8 Things I’ve Learned After Getting Lots Of Emails About Sexual Assault

Last week, The Frisky published an essay by an anonymous writer about her rape. She wrote about the absurdity of columnist George Will’s allegation that being a victim of sexual

Jessica Wakeman | June 17, 2014 - 1:00 pm

This Is How A Small Town In Arkansas Failed A Domestic Violence Victim

My friend Melissa Jeltsen has a piece on The Huffington Post about how the local criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Laura Aceves, a 21-year-old woman who was murdered…

Jessica Wakeman | June 16, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Coming To A Bar Bathroom Near You: Pregnancy Tests!

Alaska has the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the United States, so apparently, the obvious solution to lawmakers is to put free pregnancy tests in the restrooms of

Claire Hannum | June 16, 2014 - 4:30 pm

These Girls Are Using Art To Combat Street Harassment And I’m Loving It

The awesome ladies behind the non-profit Hollaback┬áhave turned to art as a method of fighting back against street harassment. Hollaback NYC held a “Girl Power” art workshop in a Brooklyn…

Claire Hannum | June 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

911 Dispatcher Tells Sexual Assault Victim To “Quit Crying”

A 911 dispatcher in Columbia, Ohio, is being criticized for telling a woman who had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint to “quit crying” during the upsetting call. The 20-year-old…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2014 - 6:00 pm

DoubleTree Hotel In Detroit No Longer Hosting “Men’s Rights Activists” Conference

A conference for “men’s rights activists” will no longer be held at the Hilton Doubletree hotel in Detroit, Michigan, June 26 – 28 due to a sudden and unexplained change…

Jessica Wakeman | June 13, 2014 - 4:30 pm

On Femininity Vs. Masculinity In The Workplace

Could it be that plain old mental habit is the reason for gender inequality at work? According to consultant and former businesswoman Caroline Turner, that’s pretty much what it comes…

Claire Hannum | June 11, 2014 - 6:30 pm
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