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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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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April 27, 2015 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Three women - Denise Uzzelle, Joanna Schwartz, and Ashton Sweitzer - competed to win a $10,000 bonus in the nationwide "Know Your Value" tour that was opened recently in Philadelphia by Mika Brzezinski, host of MSNBC's Morning Joe . Asking for raises empowers working gals, Brzezinski believes. Only one came away with the 10 grand. (Keep reading to find out who!) The winner also earned the unexpected: a serious panic attack; a strange but fruitful jog around the Liberty Bell; funding for her start-up; and an experience she'll never forget.
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April 24, 2015
I AM THE FATHER of four beautiful girls and a fifth who passed away suddenly at the age of 19 in December. I just read Helen Ubiñas' article in Tuesday's Daily News . I felt the need to email you to tell you how powerful it was! I have been preaching to my daughters since they were young that if they respect themselves, no man can ever disrespect them. As a young man raised by a single mother, I grew up sometimes without the direction that can only come from a father. I, too, had my misguided perceptions of relationships with women.
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April 13, 2015
ISSUE | THE SEXES Teach respect for women early When people ask me for proof that we are living in a rape culture, I will show them Clark DeLeon's recent Currents column ("Naked truth about boy-girl dealings," April 5). DeLeon's piece enforces the victim-blaming mentality that still runs rampant, especially when it comes to sexual harassment and assault. How dare DeLeon insinuate that young women should hold to a higher moral standard and not expect men to do the same? "Boy will be boys" is a too-tired excuse for sexual harassment, assault, and mistreatment of women.
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March 6, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
Alice Paul wouldn't have wanted her Mount Laurel birthplace to become a historical museum. She focused on the future - on a day when equality for women finally would be enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. So I imagine the pioneering suffragist and feminist (1885-1977) would feel right at home at today's Paulsdale, headquarters of an educational and advocacy organization that carries on her mission. "When we decided to do something to honor Alice Paul, we weren't interested in a plaque," says Barbara Irvine, 70, of Cinnaminson, who helped found the Alice Paul Institute in 1985.
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March 2, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Reuters editor Lauren Young and Farnoosh Torabi, author of three books, including When She Makes More, had a key message Saturday for young women in high school: Money makes the world go around - and their first big money decision will be college. Young, a financial journalist, and Torabi, a personal-finance expert, were back on their home turf at Harriton High School for the second annual Girls Leadership Conference, started last year by the Lower Merion School District's Innovation Center.
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December 15, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The chilly weather is officially here, so it's time to ponder this fashionable headwear conundrum: to brim, or not to brim? The trendlet This winter, we brim. Once-fashionable newsboy caps and 1920s-inspired cloches have been replaced by the sultry fedora. The wider the brim, the better. Where's it come from? Back in the 1930s, actresses Ingrid Bergman and Greta Garbo popularized fedoras - once solely the domain of men - for women. In 1977, Diane Keaton made the brimmed bowler her own in Annie Hall . Until the early 1980s, fedoras were trending in the chic working woman's wardrobe.
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December 12, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
If someone had a chance to ask Bill Gates one question in all the world, what would it be? Dafni Pratt, 16, a junior at Carver High School for Engineering and Science, got that chance during a video chat Wednesday at her school. With 30 other students looking on, Pratt asked the country's richest man, who led in putting computers into the hands of everyday folks, about the lack of women in computer science. "Studies show that the percentage of women majoring in computer science has been falling since 1986," the teen from Southwest Philadelphia said.
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November 26, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lincoln University's embattled president, under fire for statements that some critics interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault, resigned Monday. Robert R. Jennings' departure came as the Chester County school's board of trustees was reviewing his performance. The university then announced it was forming a task force on sexual misconduct and reaching out to faculty, students, and parents to improve relations. Board Chair Kimberly A. Lloyd, who announced Jennings' departure in an e-mail to the campus, declined through a spokesman to comment on the reasons or say whether Jennings received a financial payout.
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November 23, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Jose Canseco hornswoggles humanity Hoaxes are all over the place. Here's a really good one, though. Nutty Jose Canseco shot off his middle finger on Oct. 29. It was then reattached in surgery. And last week he tweeted the world: "Ok well I might as well tell you .I was playing in a poker tournament last night and my finger fell off .someone took a video of it. " It was his very own hoax! We all fell for it. After all, it's Jose! . . .   Eminem now a hip-hop senior citizen!
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November 12, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The president of Lincoln University on Tuesday issued an apology for remarks he made in September at an all-women's convocation that some interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. "My message was intended to emphasize personal responsibility and mutual respect," Lincoln president Robert R. Jennings wrote to the student body. "I apologize for my choice of words. I certainly did not intend to hurt or offend anyone. " His comments come two days after The Inquirer reported that Jennings had told an auditorium full of female students: "We have, we had, on this campus last semester three cases of young women who after having done whatever they did with young men and then it didn't turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did?
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