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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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?
May 27, 1994 |
Yesterday was "Shero Day" at Dunbar Elementary School in North Philadelphia, the companion to Hero Day the day before. For Shero Day, girls from Dunbar asked women they admired to spend the day and tell about their lives and achievements. The day featured a rite of passage ceremony based on African tradition.
March 31, 2016
ISSUE | PRE-K Worth the cost Universal prekindergarten in Philadelphia would be a boon for children and also for women. That's right - women. It would benefit not just the mothers and grandmothers of the children who could attend these early-learning programs, but also the women who could teach in them. About 95 percent of the early-childhood education workforce is female, with nearly half using public benefits because the pay is woefully inadequate. If the city's pre-K plan is implemented at the state's Pre-K Counts pay rate, teacher compensation would increase.
March 23, 2012
MAYBE IT started on "Jerry Springer" - that is, women cursing, clawing, and punching one another as bemused-looking men try to pull them apart. Snooki and the "Jersey Shore" crew have cemented images of crude behavior by women in the minds of young TV viewers. These televised fisticuffs seem to go unpunished; so many, especially young people, may mistakenly believe there are no consequences and that somehow after the fight is over that they are going to gain respect. A little closer to home it is reported that two women, one the president of the Chester Upland school board, and the other a Chester High School teacher, allegedly were involved in a physical confrontation in plain view of students at the school.