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April 8, 2014 |
Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what ? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity , a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group, "symbolizes how far into 2013 women must work to earn what men earned in 2012.” According to the Independent Women's Forum , a conservative nonprofit policy group that resists the...
October 28, 2012 |
ASHBURN, Va. - With the presidential contest in Virginia teetering on a knife's edge, Mitt Romney is counting on the economic concerns of suburban women to lock up a state that's almost a must-carry for him. Joanie Smerdzinski, 34, is one of them. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and still finds him more likable than his Republican rival. "I mean, would I want to hang out with Romney? No," said the political independent, who also disagrees with Romney's opposition to same-sex marriage.
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?
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.