July 24, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton this week is expected to become the first woman to lead a major party's presidential ticket, but women have been angling for the honor for more than a century - even before the 19th Amendment secured their universal right to vote. Belva Lockwood, the first female lawyer to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, twice sought the presidency in the 1880s. And she wasn't the first; that honor belonged to Victoria Woodhull, an Ohio native who ran in 1872. Many other women - including famed abolitionist and women's rights advocate Lucretia Mott of the Philadelphia area, ardent suffragist Alice Paul of Mount Laurel, and M. Carey Thomas, the former president of Bryn Mawr College who for a time led the National College Women's Equal Suffrage League - figured prominently in helping women achieve equal rights.
July 23, 2016 |
Digit Murphy and Aronda Kirby knew there was a chance to do something different. They were convinced their idea - create a new blueprint for successful women's sports leagues - could work. They just needed to find the right sport. Murphy and Kirby had spent the last three years as the head coach and general manager, respectively, of the Boston Blades in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. To create a small amount of revenue, the Blades had to sell candy bars and raffle tickets at games.
July 21, 2016
CLEVELAND - With Donald Trump's VP pick, Mike Pence, to address the GOP convention Wednesday night, I'm thinking a lot about gender politics. Like Trump's saying all Hillary Clinton's got is the "woman card. " Or polls showing Trump viewed unfavorably by more than 70 percent of women. Now along comes Indiana Gov. Pence, who earlier this year signed one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws, and earlier than that spent time in Congress pushing to defund Planned Parenthood.
July 20, 2016 |
Philadelphia police believe that two women found dead in a Rhawnhurst motel room Sunday, with their heads covered with plastic bags and their hands tied behind their backs, committed suicide together, authorities said Monday. Capt. James Clark of the Homicide Unit said that while police found both women with bags over their heads, only one of the victims had both arms restrained. The other was found with one arm free, Clark said, suggesting she was able to help the first woman commit suicide before killing herself.
July 19, 2016 |
Two women were found dead in a Rhawnhurst motel room Sunday with plastic bags over their heads and their hands tied behind their backs, according to police. Officers responded to the Roosevelt Motor Inn, on the 7600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, at 12:27 p.m. and found the two unidentified women inside a room, police said. Medics pronounced them dead at 12:37 p.m., police said. A manager at the motel, who would identify himself only as Y. Patel, said the guests had checked in Saturday night and had been seen going in and out of the room around 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
July 18, 2016 |
Two people were struck by lightning in Ocean County as storms moved through Saturday afternoon. A 63-year-old woman was struck by lightning shortly before 3 p.m. while on the beach in Point Pleasant Beach, near the end of New Jersey Avenue, borough police ssaid. The second strike occurred just a few minutes later, on Ocean Avenue, when a 54-year-old woman in her car was hit. Both victims were conscious when taken to the hospital, police said.
July 18, 2016
Orlando R. Barone is a writer in Doylestown The woman's twin daughters were 8 months old when her pimp took them away. "Kidnapped them," she told me. Human trafficking is all about control, according to Sister Terry Shields, one of the cofounders of Dawn's Place, a Philadelphia-based safe haven where those prostituted can reclaim their lives and voices. The woman told me she came from a dysfunctional home where no one ever listened to her. "I was always screaming but never heard," she said.
July 16, 2016
By Sarah Chamberlain For women voters, there's really no getting around it: The candidacy of Donald Trump is an issue, but not in any traditional sense. Alternatively, the one name that didn't come up at the recent Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) roundtable at Villanova was Hillary Clinton's. Going into next week's Republican convention, Trump can go a long way to courting the votes he needs to win in November. As RMSP is fond of reminding people - women's issues are voters' issues.
July 16, 2016 |
The Wolf administration is distributing free kits for pregnant women to protect against the Zika virus. The kits contain small amounts of federally approved insect repellent for skin, permethrin spray repellent for treating clothing and shoes, standing water tablets for killing mosquito larva, condoms to prevent sexual transmission of Zika, and educational materials in English and Spanish, the state Department of Health said Thursday. They will be available in "limited quantities" to pregnant women from local health departments, community health centers, offices of the Women, Infants, and Children federal nutrition program, and nonprofit organizations that primarily serve low-income or homeless women, the state said in a news release.
July 10, 2016 |
Question: How do you know if you have good instincts when it comes to trusting people? I like to pride myself on that, and I'm sure I've been duped no more than the average person. But after a recent duping, I'm finding most romantic interests (or women in general, really) untrustworthy, and I back away. How do I know if I'm being paranoid or just ran into a bunch of shady romantic prospects? Answer: Whenever you have trouble with all [group name here], it isn't about [group name here]