August 16, 1989 |
In Paris, women clutch flirtatious little Chanel bags, so small they hold next to nothing. In New York, they take the opposite tack, lugging mega-tote bags that bend their backs into Quasimodo crouches, so they can keep their subway reading, gym clothes and other such sundries close at hand. But in Los Angeles, women breeze around town carrying nothing except a set of keys. That's because the quintessential California purse comes with four wheels and a trunk.
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March 29, 2008 |
A highly regarded female police officer has been accepted into the training program for the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first woman officer to join the elite, insular group since its formation more than 35 years ago. Jennifer Grasso, 36, is one of 13 LAPD officers selected for spots in the department's 12-week training school, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, according to an internal LAPD email obtained by The Times.
July 16, 2007 |
Perhaps the most dramatic image from the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles did not involve a gold medalist -- or a medalist of any type. It featured an athlete in distress, Gabriele Andersen-Scheiss, whose tortured push to the finish line in the inaugural Olympic women's marathon drew anguished gasps from a crowd of more than 70,000 in the Coliseum but transformed the Swiss runner into an international symbol of courage and determination. Anyone who has seen it probably has never forgotten it.
February 3, 2011
'What Women Want' Not rated Running time: 1 hour, 56 minutes Playing: In limited release
July 21, 2008 |
When in 1950 Dr. Ernst Grafenberg described finding a surprisingly sensitive spot inside the vagina near the urethra, he made the process seem so foolproof. A medical article detailed his effortless demonstrations of the existence of this "distinct erotogenic zone" -- and the not-unexpected consequences of stimulating such a zone -- in his own patients. Anyone with a vagina could surely do the same for herself. Well, perhaps it was that easy for him.
February 5, 2013
Re "War will be hell for women too," Opinion, Feb. 1 It's fine that Lee Siegel decries the "savagery of wars produced by male egos. " But he waxes sexist in concluding that biology dictates women's unsuitability for combat. Siegel ignores the fact that many women opt to avoid motherhood and instead pursue occupations once held exclusively by men. His argument that wars should be fought by men alone is as specious as his contention that women should by virtue of their being protest war. What Siegel apparently doesn't understand is that some women make superior soldiers, not to mention that some men can quite capably carry signs protesting war. Gene Martinez Orcutt ALSO: Letters: Immigration realities Letters: Making a world less disposable Letters: Cardinal Mahony's shaky defense