CollectionsWomen
IN THE NEWS

Women

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
February 20, 2013 | By Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press
CHICAGO - Hip replacements are slightly more likely to fail in women than in men, according to one of the largest studies of its kind in U.S. patients. The risk of the implants failing is low, but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery within the first three years. The message for women considering hip replacement surgery remains unclear. It's not known which models of hip implants perform best in women, even though women make up the majority of the more than 400,000 Americans who have full or partial hip replacements each year to ease the pain and loss of mobility caused by arthritis or injuries.
NEWS
October 19, 2012 | By Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio - Republican nominee Mitt Romney's awkward comment during the second presidential debate that he had received "binders full of women" as Massachusetts governor when he requested more female job candidates went fully viral Wednesday, drawing snickers from voters but also fueling a broader fight between the two campaigns over the key support of women. Romney's remark was just a sliver of the discussion Tuesday night about issues relevant to women, as the candidates tussled over subjects such as contraception and unequal pay. The battle escalated Wednesday, as President Obama worked to reclaim his advantage among women - and as the Romney campaign returned to its core argument that the Republican is better suited to manage women's top concern, the economy.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Allyn Gaestel, For The Inquirer
It seemed at times like a traditional court hearing. The judge peered down from the bench at the defendant as the parole officer gave her latest report. But then some comments made the assistant district attorney look up from her papers. "I want you to realize that you don't have to be in a relationship with a man to be valuable," Assistant D.A. Shea Rhodes told the defendant. This was no ordinary proceeding. This was Project Dawn Court, Philadelphia's treatment option for prostitution where sex workers opt to seek healing and an escape from the cycle of prostitution.
NEWS
June 19, 2013 | By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Declaring "the days of Rambo are over," a top general said Tuesday that cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than tough physical fitness requirements for women looking to join the military's special operations units. Maj. Gen. Bennet Sacolick, director of force management for U.S. Special Operations Command, said that having seen women working alongside commando teams in Afghanistan, he is less concerned about their physical strength than the social issues that could arise.
NEWS
March 9, 1998
Compare your educational, occupational and lifestyle opportunities to your mother's or grandmother's. How do you account for the differences? What hopes do you have for the next generation? (Men, please write about the women in your life.) Send essays, including a phone number for verification, by March 27 to Community Voices/Women at the addresses above. Questions? Call Cynthia Henry, assistant editorial page editor, at 215-854-2959.
SPORTS
January 20, 2012
TYLER HALE AND Kamile Nacickaite scored 14 points apiece to lead Drexel in a 66-39 rout of Northeastern in women's basketball action at the Daskalaskis Athletic Center last night. Hollie Mershon added 13 points as Drexel (9-7, 5-1 CAA) led by as much as 30 and had 15 points contributed off the bench. Deanna Kerkhof and Jamie Conroy each scored 12 to lead Northeastern (3-14, 1-5).  
TRAVEL
June 9, 2013
There's an adventuress in every woman just waiting to come out. Name: GlobalAdventuress.com What it does: Inspires women to travel with firsthand cultural experiences from other women. What's hot: The website speaks to many destinations and cultures, such as a five-day trip in Bhutan visiting the Dzong fortresses, or drinking fruity rakia in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The approach is simple and therefore approachable for a wide variety of women looking for travel inspiration and empowerment.
SPORTS
January 25, 2012
LAUREN BURFORD scored 16 points to lead Villanova to 62-53 win over Big East foe Cincinnati in a women's basketball game at the Pavilion last night. Burford shot 6-for-11 from the field and Laura Sweeney added 14 points for the Wildcats (13-7, 3-4 Big East). Bjonee Reaves led Cincinnati (9-11, 0-7) with a game-high 20 points. In another women's game: * At Xavier, Shey Peddy scored 19 points to lead Temple to a 64-38 rout of the Musketeers. Kristen McCarthy added 18 for Temple (11-8, 4-1 Atlantic 10)
SPORTS
February 28, 2012
Lindsay Kimmel shot 5-for-7 from the arc en route to 16 points to lead Villanova to a 68-60 women's victory over Syracuse yesterday in their regular season Big East finale. Laura Sweeney added 15 points for the Wildcats (16-13, 6-10), who will face Seton Hall in the first round of the conference tournament at 6 p.m. Friday in Hartford, Conn. Iasis Hemmingway had 19 points and 10 rebouds for Syrcause (17-13, (6-10). The Wildcats made 14 of their 26 three-point attempts.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 22, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for a man they say pounced on and sexually assaulted two women who had been walking through Cobbs Creek Golf Course. The first attack was on July 11, around 3:30 a.m., near the 7500 block of Lansdowne Avenue, police said Thursday. A 26-year-old woman was walking through the course on her way to work when a man grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. The walking paths through the course are popular shortcuts for many in the Cobbs Creek area, police said.
NEWS
August 21, 2015 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
THE CITY OF Philadelphia awarded $267 million in contracts to businesses owned by minorities and women in fiscal year 2014, a slight increase over the previous year, Mayor Nutter announced yesterday. That's 29 percent of the contracts for which these businesses were available to perform, and close to the 30 percent goal set by the city. "Every dollar spent by the city represents an economic opportunity for minority-, women- and disabled-owned businesses in Philadelphia," Nutter said in a statement.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first medication for women with low libido, but added so many safety precautions that its market may be limited. The controversial and twice-rejected drug, flibanserin, to be marketed as Addyi (pronounced add-ee), could be available by mid-October, said the maker, Sprout Pharmaceuticals. It is approved only for use by premenopausal women, and can be prescribed only by doctors trained about risks, including interactions with alcohol and common prescription drugs.
NEWS
August 17, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
There's nothing grosser than a bunch of girls," Greta Gerwig is saying. "Girls are gross," Lola Kirke concurs, adding that " 'girls are disgusting' is the moral of Mistress America . " It's not really. If there is a moral in the new film from director Noah Baumbach, cowritten by Baumbach and Gerwig, it's more complicated than that. But it is very much a story about women's relationships, their friendships, affinities, rivalries, betrayals. Maybe a little about hygiene, too. Gerwig stars in Mistress America - open in Los Angeles and New York now, opening in Philadelphia and other markets Aug. 28 - as Brooke Cardinas, a 30-ish New Yorker exploding with ideas but not all that adept at executing them.
NEWS
August 10, 2015 | By Sheena Faherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
The women drifted around the cloth-draped, candlelit tables, cradling glasses of wine and nibbling on cheese cubes. Some, in suits and heels, had arrived directly from work; others, in stylish workout gear, had already been to the gym. Their chatter muffled sounds of the trendy Rittenhouse Square restaurant downstairs. Then the PowerPoint image flashed up. "This is an egg," reproductive endocrinologist Maureen Kelly told the dozen women, now listening intently. The screen showed a human oocyte, the star of this unlikely happy hour on egg freezing for women who want children, but not right now. Sprouting up all over the country, such events have been praised for offering important information and criticized as marketing schemes targeting a vulnerable demographic, women all too aware of their ticking biological clocks.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Katie McGinty will have the support of EMILY's List, an influential women's political group, which plans to endorse the Pennsylvania Democrat on Thursday, two days after she launched her run for the U.S. Senate. The Washington-based organization, which backs Democratic women who favor abortion rights, encouraged McGinty to join the race and is offering political and financial support. McGinty is seeking her party's nomination against former Rep. Joe Sestak of Delaware County.
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Lansdowne Avenue, next to two benches and a bus stop, stands a new historical marker, blue with gold letters, 10 feet tall. "Looks nice," said Robyn Young, 61, the woman responsible, seeing it for the first time this week. "Taller than I thought it would be. " She pushed on the pole, kicked at the fresh dirt. "It's in there nice and firm. " Dedicated to archaeologist Tatiana Proskouriakoff, who "published a paper that revolutionized the world's understanding of Mayan hieroglyphs," the marker culminates years of effort by Young.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | BY REKHA BASU
RAHA MOHARRAK was 25 when her parents said it was time for her to marry, but she decided she wasn't a toaster - as in " Ping! It's ready" - the Saudi Arabian woman told a U.S. audience recently. "I wasn't ready. " Nor was she interested in giving up her job, car or independent life in Dubai, or up for the demeaning ritual in which "you get all dolled up, get onstage and dance at a wedding, and wait for some mom to see you and say, 'She's good for my son.' " Instead, Moharrak climbed Mount Everest.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2015 | Solomon Jones
THE QUESTIONABLE death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail cell - allegedly a suicide - has forced me to revisit the ugly realities I explained to my children in the aftermath of the Michael Brown case. They are realities rooted in the complex relationships between race and class, between right and wrong, between law and justice. Because the frightening truth is that laws are applied unevenly, and justice is too often in the eye of the beholder. Unfortunately, Sandra Bland's death has broadened the problem.
SPORTS
July 20, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
After Suzi Spotleson tapped in a par putt at the 18th, Katie Edelblut dropped her head and went to give Spotleson a congratulatory handshake. But no congratulations were in order. Not yet. "Oh my God, I thought I just lost on 18," Edelblut said as she walked off the green. "We're playing 36? Sounds good. I still have a chance, then. " Instead of winning the Women's Match Play Championship right then, Spotleson carried a one-hole lead into the second 18 of the Championship Flight.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|