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September 10, 1986 | By Edward Power, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is a drizzly, steel-gray morning in Woodbury and inside the Lighthouse Community, young women are descending the staircase with their babies, four, five, six of them, shaking off sleep, taking another tentative step toward the razor-edged world outside the windows. Their hair still wet from showers, their babies sucking contentedly on bottles, the women settle into chairs in a small sitting room. Covering the walls are religious inscriptions and pictures and a number of images of lighthouses.
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November 20, 1987 | By Mary Jane Fine, Inquirer Staff Writer
In 1904, a group of civic-minded Jewish women founded the Rebecca Gratz Club to cushion the way for young immigrant women, newly arrived in America. In the mid-1940s, with immigration interrupted by World War II, the group turned its attentions to young women who had flocked to Philadelphia, seeking jobs in the city's industries. By the 1950s, the focus shifted again, to mentally and emotionally troubled women who had nowhere else to turn. The late 1960s and early '70s saw yet another focus, on the problems of troubled, abused or neglected teenage girls.
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January 25, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Whether it's combing through Grandmother's attic, recycling worn-before gowns, shopping at off-the-beaten-path boutiques, or hitting up the online luxury dress rental site Rent the Runway, young women attending Saturday night's Academy Ball will be changing up staid red-carpet rules. "I'm renting my dress because I like the idea that I'm getting to wear a really nice designer gown without breaking the bank," said Andrea Lewis. Lewis, 26, is a Rutgers University Ph.D. student whose gold beaded Nicole Miller will be arriving Thursday at her Center City apartment from Rent the Runway, where you can borrow from the latest special-occasion designer collections for a fraction of the price.
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January 30, 1996 | by Theresa Conroy, Daily News Staff Writer
Look out for Girl Culture. The focus on young women is here, and it's getting bigger. It's showing up in novels, academic studies, guidebooks and TV commercials. Watch the young women in the Nike commercial urge parents to let their girls play sports. "If you let me play," the girls tell the camera, then the chances of the girls suffering from a number of social and health ills will shrink. The message: Playing sports increases a girl's self-esteem. Page through "The College Woman's Handbook" (Dobkin & Sipp)
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October 3, 2009 | By James Osborne INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Their friendship didn't get off to the easiest start. Phyllis Markoff was waiting in her oncologist's office for chemotherapy treatment when she noticed the scarf on the woman across from her, a woman also in her mid-30s named Emily Scattergood. Markoff asked where she bought it. "She just said, 'My sister got it for me.' I was wearing my wig and she didn't think I was a cancer patient so she was really put off," said Markoff, of Cherry Hill. "I was like, 'I'm going to the beach, and I don't want to go bald.
NEWS
July 9, 2001 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Janel Schillig has been stepped on, kicked, and whacked in the head. She has faced objects flying at her at high speeds. She has been bruised and battered - and wouldn't trade the experience for anything else. That is because Schillig is a soccer goalie, a position that carries with it a long list of occupational hazards. When a ball takes flight, a goalie is considered fair game. Sure, she can use her hands, but that doesn't mean opponents can't barrel into her at full force. Yet despite the dangers, Schillig relishes her role: "I just love playing the game, and it's such a great challenge.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2001 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
A feverish, coming-of-age melodrama about same-sex love consummated in a Canadian girls' school, Lost and Delirious aspires to be both the bookend to and update of that 1931 landmark, M?dchen in Uniform. Filmmaker L?a Pool's perfectly cast, if insufficiently dramatized, film presents three adolescent female archetypes on a collision course. There is the goddess, a sexually experimental bombshell named Victoria, played by va-va-voomy Jessica Par? of Stardom fame. There is the tomboy, an unapologetic lesbian named Paulie, played by plucky Piper Perabo of Coyote Ugly infamy.
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July 27, 2001 | MICHELLE MALKIN
TWENTY YEARS from now, when my baby daughter is on the brink of full adulthood, I will tell her about my experience as a 20-year-old intern in Washington, D.C. A decade ago, I headed to the District for a month-long stint in a Senate office. Like most dreamy-eyed and ambitious young women in the Beltway, I was high on the glamor and history of our august Capitol, in awe of all the important men who rustled and hustled in dark tailored suits, and impressed with the media entourages that trailed the politicians like starved ducklings.
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August 21, 1992 | by Diane Joy Moca, Los Angeles Daily News
Baby boomers are taking a backseat to the MTV generation on the small screen these days, as more and more network series feature characters in their 20s. Spelling Television is responsible for producing many of these shows, including "2000 Malibu Road," a new CBS drama that can be seen Sunday before moving to its regular Wednesday time slot. In keeping with the youth theme of other series from Aaron Spelling's production company, the show follows a group of young female roommates sharing a spectacular beachfront home in Southern California.
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September 1, 2007 | By Alfred Lubrano, Inquirer Staff Writer
College fraternities, long known as bastions of grace and decorum, are these days featuring yet one more accoutrement of scholastic refinement - the stripper pole. The most important campus development since the keg, the stripper pole shines like a luminous totem festooning the halls of the American academy. It's erected for a single, glorious purpose: To get drunken chicks to do slutty stuff. As students convene on college campuses, many will be partying on and around sturdy items such as the portable Lil' Mynx dance poles, manufactured with love in Fresno, Calif.
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September 18, 2016 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Staff Writer
When they founded a group for women over 50, Linda Resnick, Bobbie Gohn, and Terri Gelberg shared an interest in travel and empowerment. The question: how to combine those passions? So in 2007, the three formed WIL of Greater Philadelphia for like-minded women who wanted to travel, and not to just see the sights. WIL, which stands for "Women International Leaders," makes loans in developing regions, then its members travel to these far-flung places (Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic, among others)
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September 2, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On the myth of the evil mother-in-law: A few years ago, I wrote you a letter, which you published, thank you, in defense of mothers-in-law. It irked me that so many young wives and mothers seemed to be perpetuating the evil mother-in-law myth, and I believed young women needed to be kinder and gentler and more understanding of their poor mothers-in-laws. Well, now I am embarrassed and ashamed of my fellow middle-age women. I just cannot believe how meddlesome, presumptuous, and whiny some can be, who come to visit and stay too long, who try to drive a wedge between young couples, who think they can dictate how important events should be played out (demanding that a vegetarian bride serve two meat options?
NEWS
August 17, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Monday denied Bill Cosby's request to reseal excerpts from a 2005 deposition in which he discussed his extramarital affairs and the use of drugs to seduce young women. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit declared moot the question over the documents' release, which reignited controversy about the 79-year-old entertainer's alleged sexual misconduct and led in part to the criminal charges filed against him last year in Montgomery County.
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August 10, 2016 | By Lauren Feiner, Staff Writer
While some teens are soaking up their last weeks of summer at camp or on vacation, 14-year-old Samantha DeMartino spent Monday visiting corporate America. DeMartino, of Robbinsville, N.J., was among 50 high school and college-age young women participating in "Discovery Days," the latest project for University of Pennsylvania alumna Katlyn Grasso to connect girls with successful female role models. The idea, Grasso said, is to "bring the online world offline. " "Girls needed role models and they also needed experiential learning opportunities.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Writer
On a recent Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia dressmaker Michael Thomas was pinning navy rosettes on a midnight silk-and-tulle prom gown for Baldwin School senior Alex Brittingham. Thomas had been working on Brittingham's dress for a few months, yet the silhouette - with its fitted lace bodice that flares into a full, princess skirt - mirrors the silver Marchesa gown that model Karolina Kurkova wore to the Met Gala on Monday night. "That gown was amazing," Thomas said. In keeping with the gala's theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology, Kurkova's rosettes were studded with twinkling LED lights.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Two years ago, I reviewed Roundabout Theatre Company's stylish production of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal on Broadway. I wondered then, given the play's dated gender politics and dated expressionist theatricality, why bother to revive it after 86 years. EgoPo Theatre Company has provided the answer: Its stunning production, just opened under Brenna Geffers' superb direction, makes the play both relevant and riveting. Machinal premiered in 1928, the same year that Ruth Snyder was electrocuted at Sing Sing prison for murdering her husband.
NEWS
April 24, 2016 | By Laura McCrystal and Claudia Vargas, STAFF WRITERS
Calling unequal pay for women "a great injustice," and vowing to fight for issues such as paid family leave and gun regulations, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton met with a small group of supporters at a Jenkintown café Friday. The conversation at Curds & Whey, in a room filled mostly with young mothers, was personal. Clinton gave advice to young women on standing up to criticism, sexism, and online bullying. "Don't take it personally, because it can knock you to your knees," Clinton said.
NEWS
March 5, 2016
ISSUE | S. JERSEY WOMEN Norcross listens New Jersey, especially South Jersey, has some of the most capable, educated, qualified, and committed women in the region. It is our job and responsibility to ensure that they, especially young women who are entering the workforce, are provided with equal access, equal pay, and a seat at the table. U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D., N.J.) has asked for the involvement of women, young and not so young, making sure that our points of view are expressed.
NEWS
March 4, 2016
By Linda Blair, Susan Glazer, and Susan Perloff We believe the American people must elect a woman to the presidency. Not any woman, this woman: Hillary Rodham Clinton. We believe a Clinton victory will smash the proverbial glass ceiling, and the heights to which women can rise will have no limit. We rally 'round her not solely because she is a woman. She is the best-qualified candidate, and she happens to be female. We are a few years older than the front-running Democrat, all former classmates at Elkins Park Junior High and Cheltenham High School.
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February 18, 2016
By Lanethea Mathews-Schultz and Nicole Baltzer Following remarks by two well-known political figures in defense of Hillary Clinton's struggling campaign, the nation has been thrust into a debate about the role of gender in American politics. At a campaign event with Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright admonished young women for their lackluster support of the Democratic candidate by suggesting that there is "a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.
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