Posts tagged "womens rights"

Why Make Saudi Women’s Waistlines Suffer?

Gotta love that Saudi Arabia. Not only do ladies have to fully cover up, now they have to let their bodies go, too. With religious clerics holding so much sway over the government, Saudi gyms are legally segregated by gender—male gyms get licenses from the government, but there is no authority to grant licenses to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2009

Ms. Magazine: President Obama Is For The Ladies

The editors of Ms. have concluded that President Barack Obama made “giant strides for women” during his first 100 days by reversing some of the Bush administration’s most flagrantly conservative policies and by making the advancement and empowerment of women a priority. “By any measure, the work President Obama has done for women and girl…

Annika Harris / April 28, 2009

Obama Loves The Ladies

Yesterday, President Obama celebrated National Women’s History Month by creating a special panel to focus on women’s issues. The council will seek new opportunities in the workforce, since women still earn only 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. This makes Obama mad, since he loves the ladies…

No, like, he really, really…

Deborah Stein / March 13, 2009

Vatican Newspaper: Washing Machine Biggest Liberator Of Women

What do we women have to thank for our liberation in the 20th century? You may be thinking the birth control pill or the right to work outside the home or abortion rights. But really, the Vatican newspaper says perhaps we have the washing machine to thank. Yes, the washing machine. The idea was presented…

Annika Harris / March 10, 2009

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson’s Flattering Outfit, Bank Of England Stomps On Women’s Rights

Jessica Simpson has learned that a simple T-shirt, jeans and a scarf is always best if you don’t have a professional stylist. [Popbytes]
Putting too much pressure on your guy for a marriage proposal could end up backfiring on you if he really isn’t ready. And no one wants to marry a nag. [Dear Sugar]…

Annika Harris / February 2, 2009

The Top 5 Women’s Rights Wins Of 2008

Women, like 41-year-old mother and five time Olympic swimmer, Dara Torres, made a lot of headlines this year. However, we also made some incredible strides out of the swimming pool. In honor of all those hardworking, won’t take no for an answer kind of bad asses who made those achievements possible, here are the To…

Simcha / December 30, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: The Duchess

My weekend ended on a depressing note last night because I went to see “The Duchess.” While the costumes and scenery were certainly amazing, the story put me in a very gloomy mood — and made me thank my lucky stars I didn’t live in the 18th century, when women were second-class citize…

Catherine Strawn / September 29, 2008

Women Top “Best Idea” Charts

The Campaign for Museums and the 24 Hour Museum recently held a survey to commemorate Museums and Galleries Month. They asked a variety of people about the greatest and worst innovations and ideas of all time. While the wheel took the top spot, with the internet close behind, equal rights for women and…

Simcha / May 22, 2008
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