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.
April 11, 2012 |
As Mitt Romney continued his efforts to make inroads with women by bashing President Obama's record, his campaign's hesitation about whether Romney supports a law making it easier for women to file lawsuits alleging pay inequity sparked a social media skirmish between the two campaigns. Attempting to halt a slide in his support from moderate and independent women, Romney has centered his events this week in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Connecticut on job losses among women since Obama took office.
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.
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.