March 27, 2013 |
Despite making enormous strides professionally and financially, almost half of American women fear becoming bag ladies, even many of those earning six-figure salaries, according to a new survey. Six in 10 women describe themselves as the primary breadwinners in their households, and 54% manage the family finances, according to the poll by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. Even so, 49% fear becoming a bag lady -- a homeless woman who wanders the streets of a city lugging her meager belongings in a shopping bag. Most surprising, 27% of women earning more than $200,000 a year said they fear falling into such destitution.
May 8, 2012 |
For the Obama campaign, the creation of “The Life of Julia” was the latest campaign gimmick - drawing in female voters through social media to an infographic showing what a young woman's life might look like under the policies of a White House run by Mitt Romney, rather than by President Obama. But Romney does not seem amused. “This little cartoon that they have on the life of Julia really reveals the weakness of the president's policies,” the presumed Republican nominee told Fox News host Sean Hannity during a taped interview that aired Tuesday night.
September 6, 1998 |
"Is the very act of a woman spreading her legs and wanting sex degrading?" asks Lisa Palac in "The Edge of the Bed." She argues against the assumption of both anti-porn feminists and right-wing conservatives that images of female desire are inherently exploitative or oppressive, questioning why we can't see such images as "powerful and liberating" instead. As she points out, "if we're going to examine degrading images of women, why limit ourselves to pornography?
April 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama tried to burnish his credentials with a crucial group of voters Friday, saying his administration would do more forwomen's health and economic status than his Republican opponents. Speaking at a White House forum on women in the workforce, Obama defended his attempts to boost healthcare access, paychecks and employment opportunities for women. He declared much of the recent political back-and-forth over women's issues "oversimplified. " "Women are not some monolithic bloc.
April 12, 2012 |
Ann Romney weighed in publicly Thursday about the firestorm over a Democratic strategist's remark that she'd never “worked a day in her life” - arguing that her choice and the choice of other women to stay home and raise their children should be respected. With a smile, the wife of the presumed Republican nominee brushed off Hilary Rosen's comments on CNN on Wednesday night that she'd “never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing” and should not be advising her husband about the economic struggles women are facing in the recession.
March 18, 2005 |
"A Talking Picture" is an honest title for a film that is almost entirely conversation. Yet its rich contemplative tone proves deceptive, for its director, Portugal's preeminent filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, at 96, still knows how to pack a wallop. Oliveira establishes a sense of timelessness only to catch his audience up short with a film that ultimately could scarcely be a more timely comment on the world in which we live.