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.
October 18, 2011
Number of pairs of shoes the average woman owns: 17 Number of pairs that she wears regularly: 3 Number of pairs that the average woman buys annually: 3 Price that the average woman pays for shoes: $49 Percentage of women who have paid more $100 for a pair of shoes: 31 Percentage of women who consider themselves a shoe person: 39 Percentage of women who have gotten blisters from their shoes: 59 Percentage of women...
September 26, 2012 |
Is there really a need to host a professional conference specifically for women? After all, isn't this the 21st century? Haven't women proven that we have the capabilities and resourcefulness to be successful CEOs, world leaders, media moguls, and beyond? We have come a tremendous way, but there is still work to be done. Only 18 of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women and only 16 percent of congressional seats are held by women. Research has shown that when more women are involved in leadership decisions, companies are more successful.
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.
February 25, 2011 |
In May 2002, after Michael and Crystal Rocke were married on the beach in Hawaii, Michael carried his bride over the threshold of their Overbrook home. The gesture was unforgettable - and so, unfortunately, was the house. The roof leaked, nails protruded from the warped floors, the walls were dingy. Spiders were everywhere. "It was like the movie Arachnophobia ," says Crystal. "I literally cried for about eight months. For me, it was like the sitcom Green Acres , except we were living in the city of Philadelphia.
July 20, 2012 |
Why should female physicians be paid less than male doctors with the same credentials for doing the same job? They are. Women in the workforce get shortchanged every day for an honest day's work, but the pay inequity appears to be more egregious in the medical field. A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found disparities in comparing the pay of 237 female physician researchers with that of 553 men, all of whom had won prestigious grants from the National Institutes of Health.
February 5, 2012 |
CAIRO - Their kidnappers gave them tea and dried fruit and talked about religion and tribal rights. The California women were allowed to bring their Egyptian tour guide with them. One kidnapper even put out his cigarette in the car when a hostage said the smoke was bothering her. The two women abducted for several hours Friday by armed Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula hesitated to call the men captors, saying the kidnappers were kind, polite, and hospitable. "All of this is an unforgettable memory," said Norma Supe, a nurse from Union City.
August 21, 2012 |
Awhile back, a reader wanted me to investigate whether there was an evolutionary explanation for women sleeping around. He didn't come at the question directly, but asked me to look at female low self-esteem and evolution. I pressed on how such low self-esteem was manifested, and that's when the sex question came out. He said he was worried about his daughters. The exchange left me with an interlocking series of questions: Why do some women sleep around? Does sleeping around have anything to do with self-esteem?
July 8, 2014 |
Drug companies have been hotly pursuing a fix for female sexual dysfunction ever since Viagra was approved 16 years ago. They keep falling short. The letdowns have been seen as evidence that the fairer sex's sexual problems are tougher to define, diagnose, and safely treat than men's. But now there's a new theory about why women and drug developers can't get any satisfaction: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is sexist. "There are 26 drugs for [sexually dysfunctional]