July 25, 2016
The Inquirer asked women around the region for thoughts on the expected nomination of the first woman for president of the United States by a major party. "There's not a lot of people you can look up to, especially in the political sense. Being able to see a woman in politics, someone as prominent as her - everyone knows her name. . . . Now I think it will be a lot more possible, that there will be a lot more women running. Deisha Brahma, 16, a Burlington Township High School student and member of the Alice Paul Institute's Girls Advisory Council "Personally, Hillary's not my candidate.
July 24, 2016 |
As Hillary Clinton formally becomes the first woman to win a major-party presidential nomination, I am flooded with gratitude for my mother and my grandmother, the sort of humble women whose shoulders Clinton and so many who have broken barriers stand on. They are women denied opportunities by the conditions of their times, but who nonetheless fought for a better future for their children. At the turn of the last century, my grandmother Margaret Lynch, a first-generation immigrant, attended Hunter School in Manhattan.
July 24, 2016
Answers: 1. B. Victoria Woodhull 2. A. Seneca Falls Convention, 1848 3. C. 19th Amendment, 1920 4. D. Alice Paul 5. C. Hilary Swank, Iron Jawed Angels 6. C. Lawyer 7. A. Wyoming 8. D. Swarthmore 9. A. Frederick Douglass 10. B. Woodrow Wilson 1. Who was the first woman to run for president? A. Belva Lockwood B. Victoria Woodhull C. Shirley Chisholm D. Susan B. Anthony 2. What was the first women's rights convention called and when was it held?
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.