August 17, 1987 |
For a long time, I've secretly worried about women. Somewhere in the back of my brain there has long been a lingering fear for their safety. I suppose it's because women seem particularly vulnerable to the sadism in our community. My discomfort does not stem from feelings of paternalism. It comes from genuine concern for those in our society who so often become the victims of people who prey on the unsuspecting and the unprotected. When I read about serial murders, they seem often to involve women as victims.
February 1, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Women abandoned Newt Gingrich in droves Tuesday and helped fuel former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's win in Florida's Republican presidential primary, according to an exit poll of voters. Romney also drew strength from Florida's legion of older voters, Hispanics, and two staples among GOP voters this year - those looking for someone to defeat President Obama and people focused on the still-flagging economy. While Romney bested the former House speaker narrowly among men, he strongly outdistanced him among women, winning 52 percent to 28 percent.
May 3, 1986 |
During an interview for a job she never got, recalls Susan Kampf, now a school principal in Chester County, a male principal inquired about her preferred method of birth control. In a previous job, she says, another principal fobbed off much of his work on her, made sexual remarks and touched her in unwelcome ways until she confronted him and asked him to stop. Kampf, 38, is principal of Greenwood Elementary School in the Kennett Consolidated School District, and she says the district is a good place to work.
August 6, 2012 |
MORE OFFENSIVE fireworks were on display at the basketball venue - this time courtesy of the U.S. women. The Americans tied their Olympic scoring mark in a 114-66 rout of China on Sunday and set a couple of other U.S. records along the way. Just days after the U.S. men shattered the Olympic record for points in a game in a 156-73 win over Nigeria, the women put on their own show. "We've got a lot of good offensive players," said U.S. coach Geno Auriemma. "When everything is clicking and they're in sync and the ball's moving like it was today, we're a fun team to watch and hopefully everyone who was watching enjoyed it. " Diana Taurasi scored 22 as the women matched the 114 points they scored against Spain in 1992, and fell well short of the women's Olympic mark of 128 points set by Brazil in 2004.
July 14, 1994 |
I've finally discovered the answer to a number of questions I've always had about women. Women do so many of the same strange things, they all must have gone somewhere to learn them. My theory is that sometime between ages 15 and 18, women disappear for the month of July to attend the SSFW (Secret School for Women). Men, if you have any doubt about this, just ask your significant other where she was during the July when she was 16. She'll probably say she can't remember. Don't be misled.
June 19, 2013 |
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.
February 2, 2012
Three Temple players scored 20 or more points, led by Shey Peddy's 26, as the Owls defeated host Saint Jospeh's, 80-70, last night for their sixth straight win. Temple (13-8, 6-1 Atlantic 10) also got a career-high 21 points from Victoria Macaulay and 20 from Kristen McCarthy. Samira Van Grinsven and Ashley Prim scored 13 points apiece to lead the Hawks (14-7, 4-3). In another game * At Fordham, Michea Bryant's free throw with 2.7 seconds left lifted La Salle to a 56-55 win. Nadia Duncan led the Explorers (10-12, 4-3 A-10)
January 2, 2013
By Gina Barreca Forget about the usual resolutions, my friends. Face facts: You don't need to lose 15 pounds, because if you're over 45, the only people looking at you closely are other women over 45, and all they're thinking is, "Do I look like her from the back?" And unless guests need to wear haz-mat masks when they step into your foyer, your house is probably clean enough. Stop watching Hoarders and telling yourself you're out of control if you have more than three pairs of unmatched socks or haven't done the dishes since this morning.
April 18, 2012 |
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is obsessed with the women's vote. The day after Rick Santorum dropped out of the race, Romney's campaign issued five press releases in three hours claiming President Obama's economic record has failed women, four of them highlighting remarks by female Republican politicians. It might be a good strategy if the women's vote existed. Romney and the Republican National Committee argue that Obama's energy policy is making women pay higher gas prices; that his economic policy is disproportionately costing them jobs; that the Obama White House pays female aides less than male ones.
September 5, 2012 |
IS THE next president going to be a ladies' choice? During their presidential convention this week, Democrats will make a massive appeal for female voters, with a female-centric speaker schedule and a focus on issues that traditionally appeal to women, like abortion, health care, equal pay and education. Pennsylvania's lone female congresswoman, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, who represents parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, will play a prominent role in that effort, appearing on stage this week with other congresswomen on behalf of President Obama.