May 14, 2015 |
Blanchett: Hear me roar "We have to push forward," Cate Blanchett tells Variety regarding the responsibility of women in the film industry to achieve parity - in pay and in opportunity, for not only actors but also writers and directors. "What industry has parity pay for women? None. Why would we expect this industry to be any different?" Blanchett, 45, plays Rooney Mara 's lover in Carol , director Todd Haynes ' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith 's scandalous 1952 novel The Price of Salt . It's one of a growing number of films, she says, that tell women's stories.
April 24, 2015
DIRECTOR ALEX Garland is downplaying the sex appeal of the robot-woman star of "Ex Machina," but the design speaks for itself. You see "her" in the posters - half bikini model, half bionic machine, like something that Sir Jonathan Paul Ive might have designed for Apple had the company been founded by Bob Guccione instead of Steve Jobs. And the design is crucial to the story - that of a young software geek (Domnhall Gleeson) assigned to evaluate this robo-gal for the existence of a native, human intelligence.
March 2, 2015 |
Reuters editor Lauren Young and Farnoosh Torabi, author of three books, including When She Makes More, had a key message Saturday for young women in high school: Money makes the world go around - and their first big money decision will be college. Young, a financial journalist, and Torabi, a personal-finance expert, were back on their home turf at Harriton High School for the second annual Girls Leadership Conference, started last year by the Lower Merion School District's Innovation Center.
February 11, 2015
TO PARAPHRASE the line from the Watergate hearings (for you younger readers, Watergate was kind of like Deflategate, but in politics, not football), what did Kris Jenner know about her ex-husband's gender issues and when did she know it? The former Mrs. Bruce Jenner has insisted that she was "in the dark" about her ex's desire to live as a woman. Others say otherwise. Several gossip websites reported Monday that Kris was hip to Bruce's longings early on. RadarOnline reported that within months of trading "I dos" in the early 1990s, Kris discovered Bruce dressing in her threads.
December 8, 2014 |
In 2011, Heather Thomason was living in Brooklyn, N.Y., working in graphic design and spending her off-hours at farmers' markets and food co-ops to fuel her cooking habit. "People asked me did I wish that I worked in food, because I was always talking about food and always cooking," she says. Now - three years and one radical career change later - she's a butcher and manager at Kensington Quarters, the new restaurant, bar, and butcher shop in Fishtown that specializes in carving up whole animals sustainably raised on local farms.
November 28, 2014 |
It's a neat trick. Fulfill retrograde girlish fantasies (tall, handsome, rich prince whisks you away from your dreary chores and your lousy dresses), while also pandering to the demands of contemporary gender politics: offer empowerment, self-actualization, and any other politically correct goal on the current curriculum. And this touring production of the Broadway show Cinderella , at the Academy of Music for the Thanksgiving holiday week, adds to the PC effect with a veritable rainbow of actors in the ensemble.
November 9, 2014 |
Women, racial minorities, and people over 75 are underrepresented in the clinical trials that help determine the way all cardiac patients are treated, a study from Lankenau Medical Center researchers has found. This means that the recommendations that doctors use to treat heart problems may not be the best for all groups, said senior author Peter Kowey, head of Cardiology for Main Line Health. A team at Lankenau Heart Institute and Lankenau Institute for Medical Research laid out the disparities in a research letter published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
November 3, 2014 |
For the generation who grew up on Free to Be ... You and Me , the memories remain vivid. In Toronto, Chana Rothman alternated Free to Be with her parents' Simon & Garfunkel and Carole King. "It felt like it was the voice of a movement, and it felt like the movement could include me. " In Philadelphia, Robin Packel got the album just as she was entering adolescence. "That and my mom's Ms. Magazine - that message of 'Be who you are, and don't be concerned about gender roles' - that was all part of developing my thinking.
September 3, 2014 |
'Today is skate day, kiddos!" Wouldn't that be every day for the horizontally mobile? Not for "Shred the Patriarchy," an informal, feminist-slanted group that has been sending that message over Facebook much of the summer to meet at Paine's Park on Thursdays and Sundays. This loose collection of women of all stripes - its fliers call for any "female-identified folks" - are hardly typical or hugely welcome among the guys performing sprint-speed feats on boards and bikes. Shred the Patriarchy, organized on Facebook by 21-year-old philosophy student Sky Kalfus, is there to establish a presence for women in skateboard parks - as well as an opportunity for them to get better.
August 1, 2014 |
HARRISBURG - The head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that he planned to fight a federal lawsuit seeking to dial down the agency's hiring standards. The Department of Justice contended in a complaint filed Tuesday that the state police physical-testing standards lead to a gender-based disparity in hiring. Commissioner Frank Noonan said Wednesday he planned to challenge it "all the way. "We should not be bullied into lowering our standards for any applicants," Noonan said.